The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System [NOOK Book]

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The definitive guide to the human brain and its neuroanatomy—thoroughly updated and revised

Praise for the Second Edition . . .

"The Brain Atlas presents neuroanatomy in an intuitive yet comprehensive manner, which makes it an excellent reference book and an outstanding learning text for anyone trying to master the intricate layout of the brain and its related structures." —Trends in Neuroscience

"Overall, this atlas is an excellent tool for understanding the central nervous ...

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The Brain Atlas: A Visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System

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Overview

The definitive guide to the human brain and its neuroanatomy—thoroughly updated and revised

Praise for the Second Edition . . .

"The Brain Atlas presents neuroanatomy in an intuitive yet comprehensive manner, which makes it an excellent reference book and an outstanding learning text for anyone trying to master the intricate layout of the brain and its related structures." —Trends in Neuroscience

"Overall, this atlas is an excellent tool for understanding the central nervous system. It is a good companion at every level of training and for health care professionals." Archives of Neurology

"Invaluable for students . . . every practicing neurosurgeon can review this material regularly with advantage . . . a valuable addition to the libraries of neuroscientists everywhere." Neurosurgery Quarterly

"An essential requirement for the library of any individual who works in the field . . . if you buy only one atlas, this is the one to buy." Journal of Neurosurgery

Using the latest imaging modalities, the Third Edition of The Brain Atlas features new and revised images that offer readers a remarkably clear and detailed presentation of neuroanatomy. Moreover, the text has been thoroughly updated and revised to help readers better understand the application of modern neuroscience and neuroanatomy to today's clinical practice.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Celso Agner, MD, MS, MSc (Michigan Neurology Partners)
Description: Visualization is essential in any anatomical science. It is even more important for neuroanatomy, where three-dimensional incorporation of information is of utmost relevance. Now in its third edition, this brain atlas incorporates new concepts and images into its armamentarium.
Purpose: The purpose is to address current imaging technologies for the study of central nervous system anatomy.
Audience: Neurologists, neuroscientists, and neurosurgeons are the main audience. The authors are credible authorities who each have over 30 years of experience.
Features: Similar to the previous editions, this atlas incorporates known neuroanatomical concepts and integrates current neuroradiological images to better explain concepts that would otherwise be hard to understand. However, the external carotid artery branches were omitted. Since many of its branches are crucial in processes of neovascularization of the central nervous system, and arteries such as the superficial temporal is involved in major neurosurgical procedures, it would be important in future editions to have this neurovascular structure better represented. Otherwise, I see no drawbacks.
Assessment: This is a traditional atlas and excellent contribution to the neurosciences. It should be included in any neurosurgical, neurological, or neurosciences departmental libraries.
From the Publisher
"The Brain Atlas serves as an authoritative reference work and learning tool for the brain and central nervous system. The work is essential fo rthe personal libraries of students, practioners, and researchers in neuroscience biology, psychiatry, and psychology, among other disciplines, as well as for libraries supporting both undergraduate and graduate course in school of medicine or health care facilities. The Brain Atlas is a worthwhile addition to any such collection, either as a replacement of or supplement to previous editions of the title." (E-Streams, December 2008)

"This reference book will serve as an outstanding resource for all students of neuroscience … .This Atlas will become a much sought after companion." (Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, August 2008)

"…excellent contribution to the neurosciences. It should be included in any neurosurgical, neurological, or neurosciences departmental libraries." (Doody's Book Reviews)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118694794
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,200,257
  • File size: 26 MB
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Meet the Author

Thomas A. Woolsey, MD, is a world-renowned neurobiologist best known for his discovery of the cortical barrels in rodents. During his nearly forty years at Washington University School of Medicine, he has won numerous awards for teaching medical students, residents, graduate students, and undergraduates in psychology and life sciences.

Joseph Hanaway, MD, has practiced neurology for over thirty years and has taught basic and clinical neuroanatomy at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, Washington University, and the University of Missouri Medical School.

Mokhtar H. Gado, MD, is an internationally known neuroradiologist with more than thirty-five years of clinical, research, and teaching experience at Washington University School of Medicine and the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Introduction.

Overview.

The Nervous System.

Using This Book.

Materials and Methods.

References.

Part II: The CNS and Its Blood Vessels.

Brain.

Brain Stem.

Cerebellum.

Spinal Cord.

Fiber Bundles.

Part III: Brain Slices.

Coronal Sections.

Sagittal Sections.

Axial Sections.

Part IV: Histological Sections.

Cerebellum.

Brain Stem.

Spinal Cord.

Basal Ganglia and Thalamus.

Hypothalamus.

Basal Forebrain.

Hippocampus.

Part V: Pathways.

Brain Stem.

Thalamus.

Hypothalamus.

Sensory Systems.

Sensory/Motor Systems.

Motor Systems.

Cerebellum.

Basal Ganglia.

Arousal and Sleep.

Hippocampus.

Amygdala.

Hypothalamus.

Autonomic Systems.

Modulatory Systems.

Index.

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