"Macroscopic anatomy is traditionally defined as body structures that are visible to the naked eye. Brodmann and Golgi were both major contributors to our understanding of the gross anatomical complexity and making sense for us of the multitude of anatomical regions. Since then several atlases of gross anatomy have been published each with differing emphasis. At least six different cytoarchitectonic brain atlases reflect the challenge of the gross and microanatomical aspects alone. The influx of physiological data from functional imaging such as functional MRI and PET scanners have started to yield ancillary approaches as well as receptor imaging maps. This multi-dimensional aspect of cerebral neuro-anatomy in terms of not only gross anatomical gyral, subcortical components for example, but also the fiber tracts, histological aspects and activation patterns give credence to the supposition of multidimensional components of neuro-anatomy. (Michael Hoffmann- Beyond the Three Dimensional Aspects of Neuro-anatomy: The Multidimensional Brain)."
Last date updated on June, 2014