This week in apps features NeuroApps: MRI Atlas of Human White Matter, a comprehensive, interactive look at the brain. Also this week is Giada's Daily Bite, a cookbook app featuring the famous chef. My A-Z, an app for building reading and writing skills, comes with the added ability to create your own alphabet cards, complete with audio. And finally, Planes - Byron Barton, which shows children all the different ways we interact with planes.

Title: NeuroApps: MRI Atlas of Human White Matter

Publisher: Elsevier

Release date: March 9, 2012

Price: $99.99

Background: Find and visualize major fiber tracts from three orientatiosn and in both MRI and DTI, and learn to identify the major pathways through the brain and their proximity to key neuroanatomical structures.

Features: Scroll through the brain in sequence to follow a tract from beginning to end. View one, two, or all three orientations at the same time between coronal, axial, and sagittal sections.

Title: Giada's Daily Bite

Publisher: Night & Day Studios

Release date: March 12, 2012

Price: Free

Background: Shares easy recipes and top weeknight cooking tips from Giada De laurentiis. Each day leading up to the launch of her newest cookbook, Weeknights with Giada, a new daily bite will be released. Also includes videos of Giada outlining her ways of cooking.

Features: Sound bites of food pronunciations, nine easy weeknight recipes.

Title: My A-Z

Publisher: Night & Day Studios

Release date: March 2, 2012

Price: $1.99

Background: The player begins building their ability to read and write by learning the letters in their name and their surrounding environment (S is for Salt, M is for Mommy, B is for butterfly). Players can create their own, individual alphabet cards. Photos can be taken and sounds recorded: for example, you can take a picture of the dog and record his bark for the letter D.

Features: Includes a basic set of words and pictures, cards can be emailed and their colors schemes changed.

Title: Planes - Byron Barton

Publisher: Oceanhouse Media

Release date: March 14, 2012

Price: $0.99

Background: Children interact with the different ways we use airplanes in this app: from crop dusters to seaplanes, passengers to clouds, many objects can be moved around with the touch feature.

Features: Realistic sound effects, individual words may be highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when touched. Professional narration.