A zoomable DBMS for brain structure, function and behavior

  • J. Carlis
  • J. Riedl
  • A. Georgopoulos
  • G. Wilcox
  • R. Elde
  • J. Pardo
  • K. Ugurbil
  • E. Retzel
  • J. Maguire
  • B. Miller
  • M. Claypool
  • T. Brelje
  • C. Honda
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-58183-9_56

Volume 819 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Carlis J. et al. (1994) A zoomable DBMS for brain structure, function and behavior. In: Litwin W., Risch T. (eds) Applications of Databases. ADB 1994. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 819. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

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.

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Carlis
    • 1
  • J. Riedl
    • 1
  • A. Georgopoulos
    • 1
  • G. Wilcox
    • 1
  • R. Elde
    • 1
  • J. Pardo
    • 1
  • K. Ugurbil
    • 1
  • E. Retzel
    • 1
  • J. Maguire
    • 1
  • B. Miller
    • 1
  • M. Claypool
    • 1
  • T. Brelje
    • 1
  • C. Honda
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Department and Medical SchoolUniversity of Minnesota ComputerUSA