Ratings and Reviews
Could be better
Limited functionality and interactivity cripple this app. They've managed to cram a wealth of facts and structures into it, but the controls are limited and really makes it a really pretty piece of crap. Any amateur neuroanatomist knows that it's essential to be able to recognize structures from all directions, but Brain Pro fails to deliver. For example, when you click on a pinned structure, you are granted only one view. I clicked on the head of the caudate which gave me a anterior view of a coronal section (fair) but when I attempted to navigate and view the structure from the superior end the pin disappeared. Seems like a fairly easy fix.
The pin mode should also update in real time; when I am rotating the brain it's somewhat irritating to have to toggle pin mode on again after rotating a few degrees.
Quiz mode is pretty good, but it would be nice if you didn't have to turn off all the pins you didn't want to get quizzed on.
Also, it would help to distinguish areas by color, as a pin pointing to a structure that could be as large as a gyrus or as small as a nucleus is hardly a definitive way of recognizing something in its entirety.
The opposite of what I wanted
I’m a med student who was looking for a good 3D resource for our neuroscience course. Essential Anatomy doesn’t give you much more than the basics for the brain, so I was hoping BrainPro would be good. Big mistake. It’s horribly difficult to navigate, doesn’t have a moving cross-section feature (that I can find, at least), and it’s all in a window that’s the size of an iphone. Essential Anatomy is fantastic, and I was hoping that this would be EA for the brain, but I’d be better off Google Imaging “Brain”
EDIT: About a month after I wrote my first review, I tried the app again. Maybe it would be more helpful this time? Absolutely not. I can’t emphasize enough how user unfriendly it is. You can’t see any views except the standard ones (superior, inferior, and the side views), and THEY DON’T HAVE ANY ADVANCED STRUCTURES. Want to see the parietal lobe? Great. Want to see where the globose nucleus is? Too bad.
Good data, navigation could be greatly improved
The data and the accuracy, resolution and rendering of the layers are great. One of the best I could find.
It could be nice if i could really navigate inside the 3D model at any angle, instead of jumping between fixed views.
Also, I would like to see the pins anchored to the anatomy as I rotate the image, instead of disappearing.
It would be great to see the necessary improvements (right now seems just a basic porting from the iPad to the Mac).
Keep up with the good work.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.