Brain Partonomy (general mammalian)

Please visit the NeuroLex page at to see the overall brain partonomy. This partonomy intends to describe a generalized mammalian brain

plan. Other species with drastically different brain plans can be described using the same techniques as this one.

To view the Brain Partonomy in Protege:

  1. Open a new owl file and import both NIF-BACKEND and NIF-GrossAnatomy
  2. Click the "Explore Existential Relationships" button
  3. Select the property ro:has_proper_part
  4. As you navigate the classes, it is useful to have the synchronize button selected: