In article <35sfnv$l39 at hermes.unt.edu> it45 at sol.acs.unt.edu (Baggett Tracey Michael) writes:
>From: it45 at sol.acs.unt.edu (Baggett Tracey Michael)
>Subject: Computer Brain Software
>Date: 22 Sep 1994 17:43:27 GMT
>I am looking for any software available via ftp (shareware, demos -
>whatever) that have graphics of the brain and would be useful to someone
>taking a neuroscience course. I don't want to shell out cash for
>something until I have seen what is out there. I have heard of something
>called Brainiac, but have not been able to find info on it. Any help
>would be appreciated. Thanks.
Reply (from John Kiernan, Anatomy Dept., Univ. of Western Ontario) -
Brainiac is a Windows program. I've not tried it, but
the adverts make it seem attractive. You might like to
try NEUROTUT (= NRO + NQI) (by me), which works under
ordinary DOS. The archive file fits on one 360 KB floppy
disk. The graphics in NRO are strictly diagrams, though
some of them move a bit.
Of the few fancy graphics programs I've seen for learning
Neuroanatomy, none approaches even the the simplest printed
atlas for amount of information or ease of cross-reference.
NEUROTUT.EXE (357528 bytes)
is a self-extracting LHA archive that
installs the program files.
NRO Human Neuroscience Tutorial, Version
1.05 (May 1994). When installed on a hard
disk (needs 582 KB) it provides eight
Neuroanatomy tutorials and (as a ninth
"tutorial") over 300 revision questions
that cover the whole of Human Neuroscience.
The questions can also be run separately
with NQI.EXE, from the DOS prompt.
A color monitor is very desirable but not
essential. By John A. Kiernan, Department of
Anatomy, The University of Western Ontario,
NEUROTUT is available from at least two medical shareware FTP sites:
1. University of Texas, Houston Medical shareware
If you can't find it, write to: sfath at thesisa.med.uth.tmc.edu
2. Medical Education Shareware, Univ. of California, Irvine
If necessary, write to: sclancy at uci.edu
These are both accessible with Gopher.
The program is also available from: Knowledge Transfer BBS,
P.O. Box 11282,
Spring, Texas 77391-1282
Sysop : Bob Wight
24hrs 14,400 N81
FAX/Voice (713) 251-7517
Should you have difficulty, let me know. I can append the file
to an email message.
If you try NEUROTUT please let me know what you think of it.
John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy
Univ. of Western Ontario
LONDON, Canada N6A 5C1
Phone: (519) 679-2111 e.6822
e-mail: jkiernan at julian.uwo.ca