About the Sylvius Project
Recent advancements in such diverse areas as genome science, molecular biology and medical imaging technology are enabling researchers to acquire information regarding the structure and function of the human brain at a phenomenal pace. As the human brain knowledge base rapidly expands, parallel development of innovative educational resources allowing students, professionals and consumers to access and learn this vast and complex information is critical.
To this end, the Sylvius project, an eponym for two Renaissance anatomists, was initiated by S. Mark Williams, Ph.D. (Duke University Medical Center and Pyramis Studios, Inc.) with the mission of transforming neuroscience education through the development of innovative learning technology and methodologies. A central goal of the project has been to create high-quality visual glossaries and atlases to facilitate the learning of human central nervous system anatomy. Several applications have emerged from this effort and represent an on-going commitment to bring technology to biomedical education in novel and pedagogically efficacious ways.
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