A zoomable DBMS for brain structure, function and behavior

John V Carlis, J. Riedl, Apostolos P Georgopoulos, George L Wilcox, R. Elde, J. Pardo, Kamil Ugurbil, E. Retzel, J. Maguire, B. Miller, M. Claypool, T. Brelje, Christopher N Honda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We have begun a long-term project to build a new kind of database and its enhanced, supporting database management system (DBMS) for international neuroscience research. Because brain research occurs world-wide, our database will be distributed, encouraging rapid, open dissemination of results -to a broad audience of neuroscientists. It will conjoin information and experimental results from many disciplines. We envision a zoomable database of the brain tissue itself, in large part embedded in three dimensions (3D), through which one can “fly.” Within this coarse structure, the database will also organize fine-structural, functional and behavioral data. As often as possible, the database will express experimental data in its purest, least analyzed form, so that expensive raw data can be analyzed and reanalyzed by researchers worldwide. We believe that our project will profoundly effect the way in which neuroscience is done, while providing key areas for database research and distributed computing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplications of Databases - 1st International Conference, ADB-1994, Proceedings
EditorsWitold Litwin, Tore Risch
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783540581833
StatePublished - 1994
Event1st International Conference on Applications of Databases, ADB-1994 - Vadstena, Sweden
Duration: Jun 21 1994Jun 23 1994

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume819 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Conference on Applications of Databases, ADB-1994

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