Atlas of Human Brain Connections by Marco CataniAtlas of Human Brain Connections by Marco Catani

Atlas of Human Brain Connections

byMarco Catani, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten

Paperback | March 19, 2015

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One of the major challenges of modern neuroscience is to define the complex pattern of neural connections that underlie cognition and behaviour. Brain connections have been investigated extensively in many animal species, including monkeys. Until recently, however, we have been unable toverify their existence in humans or identify possible tracts that are unique to the human brain. The Atlas of Human Brain Connections capitalises on novel diffusion MRI tractography methods to provide a comprehensive overview of connections derived from virtual in vivo tractography dissections of the human brain. The book introduces the reader to the fundaments of human brain organization asderived from the study of the surface, sectional and connectional anatomy. It starts with an historical overview of the giant steps taken in neuroanatomy, from its birth more than 2000 years ago, to contemporary neuroimaging insights. Next, detailed descriptions of the major white matter connections, their function, and associated clinical syndromes are dealt with indetail. The composite maps of the Atlas are an excellent anatomical resource for teaching, clinical, and research purposes. By reviewing the basic principles of neuroanatomy, its historical roots, and its modern achievements in the field of DTI tractography, the book fills the gap between thedetailed connectional anatomy of the monkey brain and the 19th century descriptions of white matter tracts from post-mortem human dissections. Covering a wide range of topics in the field of clinical neuroanatomy, this book constitutes both an excellent introduction to the brain, and a valuable reference work for experienced clinicians and researchers working in the field of neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology.
Marco Catani is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Science at the Institute of Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital. He is the Head of the Natbrainlab at King's College London, UK. Over the last ten years he has pioneered the use of novel imaging methods ...
Title:Atlas of Human Brain ConnectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 11.69 × 8.27 × 0.94 inPublished:March 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198729375

ISBN - 13:9780198729372


Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Descriptive Neuroanatomy2. Surface Neuroanatomy3. Sectional Neuroanatomy4. Connectional Neuroanatomy5. Clinico-anatomical Correlation Method6. Atlas of Human Brain Connections (all tracts)7. Perisylvian association Pathways8. Occipital Visual Pathways9. Commissural Pathways10. Projection Systems11. Limbic SystemAppendix IAppendix IIIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Cognitive neuroscience is at a crossroads. On one hand, it sits on a rich data set of cortical connectivity in the monkey, an animal that lacks the complicated behaviors of interest. On the other hand, it is amassing an even richer set of facts on the functional map of the human brain, butwith relatively little information on underlying structural connectivity. This lavishly illustrated volume by Catani and Thiebaut de Schotten represents a major step in closing this gap. The authors have combined the science of diffusion tensor imaging with the art of tractography in a comprehensivework slated to become a standard reference for exploring the structural foundations of human brain function." --Marsel Mesulam, MD, Director, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center