A Short (adshort at festival.ed.ac.uk) wrote:
: Can anyone point me to software for teaching neuroanatomy
: for the parts of CNS, nuclei, tracts i.e the macroscopic level?.
: We prefer a PC platform, and our preferred species are human and rat.
I post the following messages that I recieved. I have obtained the
software and have it running on my (now ancient) 386. It is
user-friendly, once you have it running. I did have some difficulty
initially. My particular Windows environment was not compatible, but,
after a few tries, we had it up and running. It is quite nice for
introductory material, but it was not intended to be used independent of
lectures/labs. Give it a try -- it's free.
My apologies to Tim Cannon for not first obtaining his permission to post
these. I hope that he is not offended by this publicity.
The long-awaited (long-delayed, anyway) Computerized Sheep Brain
Dissection Guide is now available.
To Get the Guide:
1. FTP to ftpsrv.uofs.edu
(if that doesn't work, try milgram.psych.uofs.edu)
2. You MUST login using anonymous as your user name. You may
use your e-mail address as your password (the latter, isn't
3. "Get" two files: README.TXT and SHEEP.EXE
README.TXT is an ascii file, SHEEP.EXE must be transferred
as a binary file
SHEEP.EXE is over 6 meg and may take a fair amount of time
to transfer (20 min-2+hrs). Check to make sure that your
FTP link won't disconnect you during the transfer, this does
happen with some Windows setups (one person fixed his transfer
problem by changing the relevant setting from 60 to 500). Also,
be certain that you have enough space to accommodate the file
wherever you are receiving it.
4. Don't be like me, before executing the SHEEP.EXE file, read
the instructions in README.TXT file!!
SHEEP.EXE is a "zipped" (compressed) file that will self
extract into over 100 files that will occupy somewhat over
10 meg of memory. Therefore, you will temporarily need
about 17 meg to house the zipped and unzipped files.
SHEEP.EXE can be discarded as soon as its job is finished.
If you have any problems, or successes, let me know at:
CANNON at UOFS.EDU
Thanks for your patience. I hope that the guide proves to be of
some use to you and yours.
Finally, I think we have a definitive fix for the ftp
server problem--I gave up.
Gave up on assuming it will ever run reliably from this location,
that is. I contacted a friend at Brown, and he was kind
enough to allow me to load the software on his server that doesn't
hang or crash and can actually service more than one user at a
time! (Must be nice.)
His server is:
Once you have logged in as anonymous, you should "cd" to the "pub"
directory and then "cd" to the "sheep" directory (that is, you want to
be in the pub/sheep directory). From there, you can get the files you
If you already have the files and have asked me to get you off this list,
I apologize for the junk mail; tell me to drop you again.