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Visualisation and exploration of brain atlases and other anatomical data

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Python Version PyPI tests codecov License: GPL v3 Code style: black

brainrender is a python package for the visualization of three dimensional neuro-anatomical data. It can be used to render data from publicly available data set (e.g. Allen Brain atlas) as well as user generated experimental data. The goal of brainrender is to facilitate the exploration and dissemination of neuro-anatomical data by providing a user-friendly platform to create high-quality 3D renderings.


:books: brainrender docs

📖 brainrender paper


You can install brainrender with:

pip install brainrender


Contributions to brainrender are more than welcome. Please see the developers guide. Note that some tests are only run locally, by specifying --runslow --runlocal in pytest.

Citing brainrender

If you use brainrender in your work, please cite:

Claudi, F., Tyson, A. L., Petrucco, L., Margrie, T.W., Portugues, R.,  Branco, T. (2021) "Visualizing anatomically registered data with Brainrender&quot; <i>eLife</i> 2021;10:e65751 [](


The following images were created for the publication of the brainrender paper. References to the original data being visualised can also be found in the paper.

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