3D Brain

Imagine being able to rotate the brain and view interior structures without dissection! This tool allows anatomy masters to do just that. They also learn about the associated functions, disorders, and symptoms of damage to each structure. 

7th - Higher Ed Science 77 Views 42 Downloads
App Overview

  • More than 20 brain structures included
  • Structures listed alphabetically
  • Select a structure to view where it is located in the brain
  • An informational overview and case provided for each structure
  • Functions, disorders, and damage associated with different structures
  • Links to current medical research articles and other resources for each structure
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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task

    Encyclopedic content

  • Worth the money

    Outstanding value in a free app

  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning
  • User safety
  • Control and feedback
  • How techie do I need to be?
    Intermediate
Instructional Ideas

Assign a larger region or subsystem in the brain, such as the prefrontal cortex or the limbic system, for pairs of pupils to become experts on. Have them design a classroom presentation based on the information gathered in the app and through the provided Internet links. 

3D Brain is a valuable tool for helping anatomy learners, up though college level, to review the structure and physiology of the brain. 

Because the informative text describes cognitive disorders, this would also be useful in a psychology class to help members relate the disorder to the related region of the brain.

Classroom Considerations

The only thing lacking in this amazing tool is the ability to click on the brain itself in order to identify a structure. It seems counter-intuitive to not be able to select a structure on the brain to lead you to the name and related information. There is a Label feature, but as soon as you touch the brain, the labels disappear.

Also note that the images are all computer-generated, rather than actual photos of brain structures.

You could upgrade to the HD version for $0.99.

Pros

  • Comprehensive content
  • Simple graphics
Cons

  • Inability to identify or examine a structure from the main brain screen