The Human Nervous System

Other | December 13, 2011

byJuergen K. Mai, Juergen K. Mai, George Paxinos

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The previous two editions of theHuman Nervous Systemhave been the standard reference for the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system of the human. The work has attracted nearly 2,000 citations, demonstrating that it has a major influence in the field of neuroscience. The 3e is a complete and updated revision, with new chapters covering genes and anatomy, gene expression studies, and glia cells. The book continues to be an excellent companion to theAtlas of the Human Brain, and a common nomenclature throughout the book is enforced. Physiological data, functional concepts, and correlates to the neuroanatomy of the major model systems (rat and mouse) as well as brain function round out the new edition.



  • Adopts standard nomenclature following the new scheme by Paxinos, Watson, and Puelles and aligned with the Mai et al.Atlas of the Human Brain(new edition in 2007)
  • Full color throughout with many new and significantly enhanced illustrations
  • Provides essential reference information for users in conjunction with brain atlases for the identification of brain structures, the connectivity between different areas, and to evaluate data collected in anatomical, physiological, pharmacological, behavioral, and imaging studies

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The previous two editions of theHuman Nervous Systemhave been the standard reference for the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system of the human. The work has attracted nearly 2,000 citations, demonstrating that it has a major influence in the field of neuroscience. The 3e is a complete and updated revision, with new chap...

Professor George Paxinos, AO (BA, MA, PhD, DSc) completed his BA at The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a postdoctoral year at Yale University. He is the author of almost 50 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals, including The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordi...

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Format:OtherDimensions:1428 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 13, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080921302

ISBN - 13:9780080921303

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Table of Contents

I: Evolution and Development

Brain evolution, Nervous system, Fetal Development of the central nervous system, Development of the peripheral nervous system

II: PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SPINAL CORD

Peripheral motor system, Peripheral autonomic pathways, Spinal cord: cyto and chemo architecture, Spinal cord: connection

III: BRAINSTEM AND CEREBELLUM

Organization of human brain stem nuclei, Reticular formation: eye movements gaze and blinks, Periaqueductal gray, Raphe nuclei, Locus coeruleus, Substantia nigra, ventral tegmental area and retrobrul field, The brainstem cholinergic system, Cerebellum and precerebellar nuclei

IV: DIENCEPHALON, BASAL GANGLIA, BASAL FOREBRAIN AND AMYGDALA

Hypothalamus, Hypophysis, Circumventricular organs, Thalamus, The basal ganglia

Basal forebrain, Amygdala

V: CORTEX

Architecture of the human cerebral cortex, Hippocampal formation, Cingulate gyrus,

The frontal cortex/ lobes, Motor cortex, Posterior parietal cortex, Temporal cortex, Lower Brain Stem Regulation of Visceral, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function

VI: SYSTEMS

Somatosensory system, Trigeminal sensory system, Pain system, Gustatory system, Olfaction, Vestibular system, Auditory system, Visual system, Emotional system, Cerebral vascular system