Hello Allen Brain Map Community,
I am working on a project that requires me to extract a list of all mouse brain regions, ordered from anterior to posterior. I have been exploring the Allen Brain Atlas API to achieve this, but I am encountering challenges in determining the correct order based on the data provided.
From my understanding, the API does not directly provide a field that denotes the anterior-posterior positioning of brain structures. Fields like
atlas_id are available, but their relation to spatial orientation is not entirely clear to me.
Here are my questions for the community:
- Is there a specific field or method within the API that can be used to sort the brain regions from anterior to posterior?
- If such a field exists, could you provide guidance on interpreting it to ensure accurate spatial ordering?
- Has anyone successfully retrieved and ordered this data and would be willing to share their approach or script?
Any advice or examples of APIs request would be very appreciated.