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I am trying to find 3D model of brains. I am particularly interested in adult-male -brains in Blender-model. I could find such 3D models of brains for sale here but because I am researching I would like to use some open-sourced candidate so anyone could preview things. So does there exist 3D models of brains in Blender?

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I am interested in this as well – Gabriel Fair Nov 25 '12 at 22:57
...this movie under cc3 and some brain model: – hhh Nov 26 '12 at 14:19
A side note, for those interested in mouse brain anatomy: you may want to have a look at the Allen Brain Atlas website, particularly to Brain Explorer – nico Nov 30 '12 at 23:31
<childishness>Am I the only one who initially (mis)read "adult male brain in a blender"? :)</childishness> – Daniel Standage Dec 1 '12 at 1:13

There is a model of an adult, male, real human brain here:

It can be imported into Blender or any other 3D application that can read Wavefront OBJ or Stanford PLY formats.

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That one is only 30 which really isn't bad for a model. You will have trouble finding an anatomically correct model for free.

I am curious, is the male brain that much different from the female brain? And do you want just the brain or a whole head with the skeleton and other anatomical features? And if you would like to elaborate, I am curious about what end product you are looking for.

Side note: Autodesk has 'student' license version of software --in case you want to try learning Maya or 3Ds max, the latter has Retopology tools. You can download from here:

ITKsnap is a program you could use to get 3d data from ct or mri scans MRI and CT data can be found here:

I know you just wanted a free model, but the above are the steps to get to one at least.

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Academia is mostly against the photo electricity of brains with mammals -- just curious: placebo or some other effect with led-tosslink-in-ear? – hhh Dec 2 '12 at 0:26
Err photosensitivity -- still requiring placebo test, easy trials: get cheap toslinks and different intensity light. Can you detect it? Does skin-senses become different after some use or just placebo? I cannot understand if not placebo, how does it work? If LEDs were UV, then D vitamin? Otherwise what is the physiological reaction? I do not know but pretty curious so investigating brains and ears etc – hhh Dec 2 '12 at 1:12

I think all models are too generic out there. Radiological models you can find in's e-Anatomy where the Premium access gives you some RTG, CT and MRI videos which you can combine to form some 3D models. I am working with the visualization of CNS lymphatic vessels here where I would like to create thin membranes to visualize how deep the lymphatic circulation goes.

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