For those who don't know, Brain Explorer (BE) is a software used to visualize neuroanatomical locations in the brain. It's better than a regular book atlas in that you can move the brain around to get a 3D view.
Now, Brain Explorer 1 is pretty cool. I've used it before to demonstrate where the hippocampal formation is in a previous blog post (Ingredients of a Hippocampus, bottom two figures). It nicely shows what structures you want it to show in relation to other structures, and, in the program, you can move the brain around on an X-Y-Z axis to get a real 3D view of it -- enough with the Styrofoam models! This is really helpful to visualize and spatially pin-point unfamiliar neuroanatomical areas.
What's the upgrade to Brain Explorer 2? A big download of greatness! Read on for that & some pictures...