A 3D User Interface for Visualizing Neuron Location in Invertebrate Ganglia

  • Jason A. Pamplin
  • Ying Zhu
  • Paul S. Katz
  • Rajshekhar Sunderraman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3515)


Invertebrate nervous systems serve as important models for neuroscience research because they are comprised of relatively small numbers of individually identified neurons. There is no universal means of documenting locations of individual neurons that allows variability between specimens and can be generalized to different species. We present a new technique for visualizing and documenting neuron location. First, we describe a 3D user interface that allows neuroscientists to directly mark neuron locations on a 3D deformable model. A new mapping scheme is proposed that specifies the location of a neuron in a common coordinate system that accommodates the individual variability in size and shape of ganglia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason A. Pamplin
    • 1
  • Ying Zhu
    • 1
  • Paul S. Katz
    • 2
  • Rajshekhar Sunderraman
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Computer ScienceGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Departments of BiologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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