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A number of online neuroscience
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics,...

 databases are available which provide information regarding gene expression
Gene expression
Gene expression is the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product. These products are often proteins, but in non-protein coding genes such as ribosomal RNA , transfer RNA or small nuclear RNA genes, the product is a functional RNA...

, neurons, macroscopic
The macroscopic scale is the length scale on which objects or processes are of a size which is measurable and observable by the naked eye.When applied to phenomena and abstract objects, the macroscopic scale describes existence in the world as we perceive it, often in contrast to experiences or...

 brain structure, and neurological or psychiatric disorders. While some databases contain descriptive and numerical data, others include postmortem brain sections or 3D MRI and fMRI images.

A list that is regularly updated can be found at the Neuroscience Information Framework database list, which contains over 2200 databases relevant to neuroscience.

Name and External Link Description Organism Level (gene, neuron, macroscopic) Data (MRI, fMRI, images, descriptive, numerical) Disorder Register to view data? Ref
Allen Brain Atlas
Allen Brain Atlas
The Allen Mouse Brain Atlas is a project within the Allen Institute for Brain Science which seeks to combine genomics with neuroanatomy by creating gene expression maps for the mouse brain. It was initiated in September 2003 with a $100 million donation from Paul G. Allen.The atlas went public in...

Atlas, stained sections from brains showing development and gene expression Mouse, Human Macroscopic, Gene Images Healthy No
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative is a collaborative effort by multiple research groups to find the biological markers that show the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the human brain...

 (ADNI) http://adni.loni.ucla.edu/
Structural MRI images Human Macroscopic MRI datasets Healthy and Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death...

Bipolar Disorder Neuroimaging Database http://sites.google.com/site/bipolardatabase/ Meta-analysis and database of MRI studies Human Macroscopic Descriptive, numerical Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder, historically known as manic–depressive disorder, is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels, cognition, and mood with or without one or...

Brain-Development.org http://www.brain-development.org/ Structural MRI images Human Macroscopic MRI datasets Healthy and prematurely born neonates No
Braininfo http://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Default.aspx Atlas, schematic atlas of Macaca fascicularis Macaque
The macaques constitute a genus of Old World monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae. - Description :Aside from humans , the macaques are the most widespread primate genus, ranging from Japan to Afghanistan and, in the case of the barbary macaque, to North Africa...

Macroscopic Schematic images Healthy Yes
Brain Machine Interface Platform http://bmi.neuroinf.jp/ Different types of data related to brain machine interface Human, Monkey Macroscopic, Neuron Images, Numerical Healthy No
BrainMap.org http://brainmap.org/ fMRI coordinate database Human Macroscopic Descriptive Healthy Yes
BrainMaps is an NIH-funded interactive zoomable high-resolution digital brain atlas and virtual microscope that is based on more than 20 million megapixels of scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains and that is integrated with a high-speed database for querying...

Atlas, high resolution stained sections from brains Human, primate
A primate is a mammal of the order Primates , which contains prosimians and simians. Primates arose from ancestors that lived in the trees of tropical forests; many primate characteristics represent adaptations to life in this challenging three-dimensional environment...

 and non-primate (14 species in all)
Neuron and Macroscopic Images Healthy No
Brede Database http://neuro.imm.dtu.dk/services/brededatabase/ fMRI and PET coordinate database Human Macroscopic Descriptive Healthy No
Brainmuseum.org / MSU Brain Biodiversity Bank http://www.brainmuseum.org/sections/index.html https://www.msu.edu/~brains// Atlas, stained sections from brains and MRI images Human and 62 other species Macroscopic Images Healthy No
Cerebellar Development Transcriptome Database http://www.cdtdb.brain.riken.jp/CDT/Top.jsp Atlas, stained sections from mouse brains showing cerebellar development and gene expression Mouse Macroscopic, Gene Images Healthy No
The fMRI Data Center http://www.fmridc.org fMRI datasets from published studies Human Macroscopic fMRI datasets Healthy Yes
Invertebrate Brain Platform http://invbrain.neuroinf.jp/modules/tinyd0/ Photos of dissections of invertebrates nervous systems Invertebrates (47 species in all) Macroscopic Photos Healthy No
Major Depressive Disorder Neuroimaging Database http://sites.google.com/site/depressiondatabase/ Meta-analysis and database of MRI studies Human Macroscopic Descriptive, numerical Major Depressive Disorder No
Mouse Brain Library http://www.mbl.org/ Atlas, stained sections from mouse brains Mouse Macroscopic Images Healthy No
Neuromorpho.org http://neuromorpho.org/neuroMorpho/index.jsp 3D models of real neurons Human, Rat
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus...

, Mouse
A mouse is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse . It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles...

, Monkey
A monkey is a primate, either an Old World monkey or a New World monkey. There are about 260 known living species of monkey. Many are arboreal, although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent. Unlike apes, monkeys...

, others
Neuron Images and 3D data Healthy No
NeuronDB http://senselab.med.yale.edu/NeuronDB/default.asp Database of Neuron properties and classification Human Neuron Descriptive Healthy No
Open Access Series of Imaging Studies (OASIS) http://www.oasis-brains.org/ Structural MRI images Human Macroscopic MRI datasets Healthy and Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease
Alzheimer's disease also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death...

Whole Brain Atlas http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html Atlas, Structural MRI images and PET images Human Macroscopic Images Healthy and various diseases No

Other databases

External links

  • Neuroscience Information Framework
    Neuroscience Information Framework
    The Neuroscience Information Framework is a repository of global neuroscience web resources, including experimental, clinical, and translational neuroscience databases, knowledge bases, atlases, and genetic/genomic resources.-Description:...

    project (NIF; http://www.neuinfo.org ) - an NIH Neuroscience Blueprint funded discovery portal for Neuroscience data and resources
  • Neuroscience Database Gateway