Overview

This long-awaited update of the classic, The Human Nervous System, stands as an impressive survey of our knowledge of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The book has been completely redone and brought up-to-date. An impressive and respected cast of international authors have contributed 37 chapters on topics ranging from Brain Evolution, all phases of Brain Development, to all areas of the adult brain and peripheral pathways, along with careful descriptions of the spinal cord and peripheral ...
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The Human Nervous System

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Overview

This long-awaited update of the classic, The Human Nervous System, stands as an impressive survey of our knowledge of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The book has been completely redone and brought up-to-date. An impressive and respected cast of international authors have contributed 37 chapters on topics ranging from Brain Evolution, all phases of Brain Development, to all areas of the adult brain and peripheral pathways, along with careful descriptions of the spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, brainstem and cerebellum. The Human Nervous System, Second Edition will again serve as the gold standard, providing a one-stop source of up-to-date information about our knowledge of the human nervous system.

This second edition of the standard reference on the human nervous system is extensively and completely revised and updated from the 1990 first edition. Written by the leading researchers, many chapters have been completely rewritten, new chapters have been added. A new section on Evolution and Development provides a broader perspective, and all chapters include references and perspectives to neurological disease.

Audience: Neuroscientists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists.

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An impressive survey of our knowledge of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. Experts such as Amaral, de Olmos, Kaas, Martin, Price, Saper, Voogd, and Paxinos examine the cyto- and chemoarchitecture, connectivity, and major functions of neural structures. They provide direct evidence in humans for many of the organizational principles previously elaborated in other species. A solid link between experimental and clinical neuroscience. Structured like Paxinos' (psychology, U. of New South Wales, Australia) The rat nervous system (1985). This monumental work promises to stand for years as the standard text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080495316
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/19/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1366
  • Sales rank: 1,323,617
  • File size: 76 MB
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Meet the Author

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 Coordinates, now in its 7th Edition, which is ranked by Thomson ISI as one of the 50 most cited items in the Web of Science. Dr. Paxinos paved the way for future neuroscience research by being the first to produce a three-dimensional (stereotaxic) framework for placement of electrodes and injections in the brain of experimental animals, which is now used as an international standard. He was a member of the first International Consortium for Brain Mapping, a UCLA based consortium that received the top ranking and was funded by the NIMH led Human Brain Project. Dr. Paxinos has been honored with more than nine distinguished awards throughout his years of research, including: The Warner Brown Memorial Prize (University of California at Berkeley, 1968), The Walter Burfitt Prize (1992), The Award for Excellence in Publishing in Medical Science (Assoc Amer Publishers, 1999), The Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research (2001), The Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Prize (Germany 2004), and more.

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Presents detailed illustration of structural and architectonic studies of the human brain along with a comprehensive survey of information on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system.
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Table of Contents

Section I: Evolution and Development
Section II: Peripheral Nervous System and Spinal Cord
Section III: Brainstem and Cerebellum
Section IV: Diencephalon, Basal Ganglia and Amygdala
Section V: Cortex; Section IV: Systems
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