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The SecondLook™ Neuroanatomy Series

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The Neuroanatomy SecondLookTM application is a study aid that provides a series of neuroanatomical images for users to self-test their level of knowledge and ability to recognize structures within the human central nervous system. The images in the Neuroanatomy SecondLookTM application were captured using the University of Michigan anatomy and histology collections. This application was developed with the learner in mind, especially medical, dental, nursing, and other health sciences students, and lab professionals. The SecondLookTM Neuroanatomy complete slide sets, covering Gross Neuroanatomy, Spinal Cord, Ascending and Descending Pathways, Cranial Nerves, Diencephalon, Forebrain, Brain Stem, Limbic System, Auditory/Vestibular System, Visual System, and Neurohistology, can be downloaded as a mobile application. By taking a "Second Look" at these images, users are able to quickly self-evaluate and test their knowledge of the human central nervous system in order to identify gaps and to be better prepared for tests. This mobile application will also serve as an excellent review tool to prepare for licensing examinations. This application is available for iPhones and iPads from at the iTunes Store.

About the Authors:

Dr. Kelli A. Sullivan is lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Division of Anatomical Sciences, at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Chelsea M. Kaplan (née Cummiford) is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan. Kayla Marcotte is a fourth year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School.

App content and Download Options from the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store:

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Download Neuroanatomy Full Application from the iTunes Store:


The full twelve set SecondLookTM Neuroanatomy  application  is available for free. 

Content Updates:

From time to time these apps may be updated with revised content. The Neuroanatomy app will display a prompt if new updates are available for download. Tapping "Update" will cause the slide decks to be updated.


The Michigan Neuroanatomy SecondLookTM series consists of twelve slide sets, which cover the major parts of the human central nervous system. Users have the option of reviewing the slides in either random or sequential order.

This image shows the home page of the Neuroanatomy SecondLookTM app with the titles of seven of the twelve sets.

The slides in the Neuroanatomy SecondLookTM applications include high quality images from the University of Michigan Anatomy and Histology collections.

Some slides also include detailed medical illustrations that test important neuroanatomy concepts.


Medical, dental, nursing, and other health sciences students, and lab professionals. This application was designed with learners in mind, who want to self-evaluate and review their knowledge of human neuroanatomy in preparation for quizzes or exams.


Here's what what iTunes and Google Play Store customers say about the SecondLookTM Neuroanatomy apps:

"Loved second look neuroanatomy. Great, efficient yet comprehensive review of the material. Best quality images of any resource I have used."

"Technology engaging science! Great"

"I’ve used the full neuroanatomy and it offers very helpful practice memorizing the brain’s structures and exchange of fluids. I use the app when working through particular pathways by which behaviors arise. One of my neuropsychology professors now uses the app after I recommended it to her for class!"

"This app presents unique value to a medical student. This app not only provides clear histological/anatomical images, but then provides real time feedback of substructures and relevant clinical tie ins that help make this vast material make some sort of sense. Also helps remarkably with retention for exams too! E.g. I’ve never had someone clearly delineate the borders of the hypothalamus and dorsal thalamus before as this app did."

"I found this app really helpful for studying basic neuroanatomy. It uses real human specimens to point out key structures and landmarks in the brain. It’s also interactive and allows you to quiz yourself, which I found to be much more effective than just passively reading or studying a textbook. The full version is worth the price, I recommend it!"

"Wish this had been available when I was teaching neuroanatomy"


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