Friday, August 9, 2013

REVIEW: Pocket Brain (v 1.2) Neuroanatomy App

Previously I reviewed the free 3D Brain App produced by the group at Cold Spring Harbor (CSH) Laboratories.  For anyone who is looking for a more advanced neuroanatomical resource for their iPhone or iPad and is willing to spend $10, Pocket Brain is a serious contender.

This resource is much more suited to the advanced neuroscience or medical student who is interested in learning the nitty-gritty neuroanatomical details necessary to accurately diagnose significant neurological impairments resulting from neurotrauma or disease of the brain and spinal cord. 

The application is one of three that comprise Pocket Anatomy - the other two are Pocket Body and Pocket Heart.  Presently, these appear to be available only for use on Apple products using iOS (iPhone & iPad).  

BOTTOM LINE: This is a serious neuroanatomy app for the serious student.  Well worth the investment for advanced graduate neuroscience and medical students, but most high school and college students may not utilize it fully. Not available for the Android Market.

LINK: Available from the Apple App Store