Brain Tutor HD 4+

Rainer Goebel

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 6 Ratings
    • $2.99



Explore the brain from the palm of your hand! Learn about the structure and function of the human brain by interacting with high-resolution rotatable 3D models in real-time like you've never seen it before!
Brain Tutor HD uses rendered head and brain models as well as fiber tracts that were created from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of a study volunteer. The MRI data allows to look "inside" the brain using real-time slicing at millimeter resolution. For students, cognitive neuroscientists, medical professionals and everyone interested in the brain, the program provides information about the anatomy and function of the human brain with various atlases describing and visualizing lobes, gyri, sulci, Brodmann areas, subcortical structures, selected specialized functional areas and major fiber tracts.

With Brain Tutor HD you can:
* Explore high-resolution 3D models of the head and brain in real-time.
* Visualize major white matter fiber tracts.
* Slice the brain along three axes (sagittal, axial and coronal).
* View MRI brain slices at millimeter resolution.
* Learn from text information about the functions of selected lobes, gyri, sulci, subcortical structures, Brodmann areas, functional areas and fiber tracts.
* Learn where brain structures are located both within 3D brain models as well as in MRI slices.

To get started:
* Tap on a 3D brain model to reveal a brain area at that location.
* Switch to another atlas and a specific brain area or fiber tract using the navigation tables.
* Select a 3D model (brain hemisphere, head) with the tab bar buttons at the bottom.
* Pan with one finger to rotate a brain model.
* Pan with two fingers to move a brain model.
* Use pinch gesture to zoom a brain model.
* Select the head model to switch to head slicing mode.
* Switch between navigation and slicing mode with two icons on right side in the top bar.
* In head slicing mode, pan with one finger to move the slicing plane.
* Tap on a slicing direction icon in the top bar to switch between three orthogonal slice planes.
* Tap on text icon (iPhone/iPod Touch) or info icons in brain areas/tracts table to view text information about selected brain structure.

This app has been designed and programmed by Prof. Rainer Goebel, a leading expert in anatomical and functional brain imaging and award-winning developer of scientific software. For more information about his work, see

What’s New

Version 3.0

* New fiber tracts atlas with stunning renderings of major fiber bundles
* Easier navigation of 3D models: use two finger pan gesture to move viewpoint
* Redesigned and optimized user interface for iOS 7

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Kirchuil ,

Good start

Pretty good app. Awesome for a 3D representation. Blood vessels would be a nice addition. I would like to see more of the tracts go farther into the spinal cord if possible ( corticospinal, spinothalamic, dorsal column). More help identifying red nucleus, substantia nigra, medial longitudinal fasiciculus, etc. in brain stem would be nice too. Good for learning gyri and sulci! Thanks!

Tom, silicon valley ,

Best brain App learning

The say say a picture worth a thousand words. This app has nailed it. A very easy exploration of brain imaging from any direction and for any types of imaging, including the fiber connectome. You need multiple perspective to see and understand the brain, and this app has it all!,,

radixdiaboli ,

Best brain map I've seen so far for ipad

Has more information than other maps, interface is intuitive. One thing I would like to see is the alternate names for things, or the subdivisions of things (e.g. The inferior front gyrus), where they exist.

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