NEUROSCIENCE

An app with nerve

New iPhone and iPad app teaches neuroanatomic pathways

issue 19 | Fall 2013

What can a gingerbread man teach physicians about nerve pathways and their connection to specific symptoms? A lot, it turns out.

The human-shaped cookie stands in for a real patient in a new app for iPhone and iPad developed by U-M neurologists to teach neuroanatomic pathways.

Enter the symptoms, such as weakness and numbness, and the neuroanatomic pathways are drawn out for you. As you add more signs, Neuro Localizer will show you where the pathways overlap in the central or peripheral nervous system.