The Rhesus Monkey Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates

The Rhesus Monkey Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates

by George Paxinos, Arthur W. Toga
     
 

As a road directory for a traveler, this atlas of the monkey brain will assist all those interested in this organ's functions. Users of the atlas will be able to compare their material against this atlas' standard and will be able to target brain structures according to the coordinate system. The monkey brain is similar to the human brain; therefore, the maps the…  See more details below

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As a road directory for a traveler, this atlas of the monkey brain will assist all those interested in this organ's functions. Users of the atlas will be able to compare their material against this atlas' standard and will be able to target brain structures according to the coordinate system. The monkey brain is similar to the human brain; therefore, the maps the authors constructed will be of assistance to those working on the human brain.

The Rhesus Monkey Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates is the most comprehensive atlas published on this species. It includes accurate, in depth delineations of the cortex and the subcortex. It contains two chapters. The first chapter by Paxinos, Huang and Toga is in the successful style of The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, with photographs of coronal sections of the monkey brain juxtaposed with diagrams. The second chapter by Petrides, Paxinos, Huang, Morris and Pandya is a photographic atlas of a brain reacted for the neurofilament protein SM132 and contains detailed delineations, especially of the cortical regions. Jointly, the two chapters constitute the most serious morphological work ever undertaken on the monkey.

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Reviewer: Ben Zion Roitberg, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an atlas of the Rhesus monkey brain, with high anatomical resolution and stereotactic coordinates.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a reliable and detailed atlas of primate neuroanatomy. A high quality atlas is very useful and needed and the authors of this book fulfill this need commendably.
Audience: The atlas is aimed at neuroscientists working in primate models, and any scientist or physician who may wish to compare human anatomy with the better studied monkey brain. The atlas is one in a series of brain atlases in different species, by the same team, all of which have proven to be reliable and useful references for projects such as stereotactic procedures or neuroanatomical analysis of experimental lesions and treatment effects on primate models of various brain diseases.
Features: This atlas contains very detailed anatomy of the rhesus brain. The photographs are paired with diagrams, where the anatomical structures are outlined and named. Stereotactic coordinates are an added bonus. Although not essential for stereotactic planning, the coordinates help provide a reproducible way of reporting exact location of a lesion or target. The print quality is excellent, as is the quality of the photographs and the drawings. The book is very large. While it is helpful to have large illustrations, a very large book becomes difficult to use, and may eventually be left to collect dust.
Assessment: In keeping with their tradition, the authors provide an excellent atlas and an extremely helpful reference. It is a worthwhile contribution to this field. Primate models are important for research of human brain diseases and new therapeutic approaches. However, this atlas can also find a wide audience among clinicians, neurologists, and neurosurgeons who wish to improve their understanding of the human brain by studying comparative neuroanatomy. There is nothing quite like this atlas available at this time, and it is sure to become a classic.
Reviewer: Ben Zion Roitberg, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an atlas of the Rhesus monkey brain, with high anatomical resolution and stereotactic coordinates.
Purpose: The purpose is to present a reliable and detailed atlas of primate neuroanatomy. A high quality atlas is very useful and needed and the authors of this book fulfill this need commendably.
Audience: The atlas is aimed at neuroscientists working in primate models, and any scientist or physician who may wish to compare human anatomy with the better studied monkey brain. The atlas is one in a series of brain atlases in different species, by the same team, all of which have proven to be reliable and useful references for projects such as stereotactic procedures or neuroanatomical analysis of experimental lesions and treatment effects on primate models of various brain diseases.
Features: This atlas contains very detailed anatomy of the rhesus brain. The photographs are paired with diagrams, where the anatomical structures are outlined and named. Stereotactic coordinates are an added bonus. Although not essential for stereotactic planning, the coordinates help provide a reproducible way of reporting exact location of a lesion or target. The print quality is excellent, as is the quality of the photographs and the drawings. The book is very large. While it is helpful to have large illustrations, a very large book becomes difficult to use, and may eventually be left to collect dust.
Assessment: In keeping with their tradition, the authors provide an excellent atlas and an extremely helpful reference. It is a worthwhile contribution to this field. Primate models are important for research of human brain diseases and new therapeutic approaches. However, this atlas can also find a wide audience among clinicians, neurologists, and neurosurgeons who wish to improve their understanding of the human brain by studying comparative neuroanatomy. There is nothing quite like this atlas available at this time, and it is sure to become a classic.
Ben Zion Roitberg
This is an atlas of the Rhesus monkey brain, with high anatomical resolution and stereotactic coordinates. The purpose is to present a reliable and detailed atlas of primate neuroanatomy. A high quality atlas is very useful and needed and the authors of this book fulfill this need commendably. The atlas is aimed at neuroscientists working in primate models, and any scientist or physician who may wish to compare human anatomy with the better studied monkey brain. The atlas is one in a series of brain atlases in different species, by the same team, all of which have proven to be reliable and useful references for projects such as stereotactic procedures or neuroanatomical analysis of experimental lesions and treatment effects on primate models of various brain diseases. This atlas contains very detailed anatomy of the rhesus brain. The photographs are paired with diagrams, where the anatomical structures are outlined and named. Stereotactic coordinates are an added bonus. Although not essential for stereotactic planning, the coordinates help provide a reproducible way of reporting exact location of a lesion or target. The print quality is excellent, as is the quality of the photographs and the drawings. The book is very large. While it is helpful to have large illustrations, a very large book becomes difficult to use, and may eventually be left to collect dust. In keeping with their tradition, the authors provide an excellent atlas and an extremely helpful reference. It is a worthwhile contribution to this field. Primate models are important for research of human brain diseases and new therapeutic approaches. However, this atlas can also find a wide audience among clinicians,neurologists, and neurosurgeons who wish to improve their understanding of the human brain by studying comparative neuroanatomy. There is nothing quite like this atlas available at this time, and it is sure to become a classic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123582553
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
11/20/1998
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
13.71(w) x 14.08(h) x 0.98(d)

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.

Dr. Petrides is a Professor of Psychology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University and the Director of the Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience Unit at Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital. His research focuses on cognition / language / perception and involves the analysis of the functions of the frontal, temporal, and parietal neocortex and related subcortical neural structures. He is an Associate Editor for the ELS journal Neuropsychologia, has authored 172 journal articles (h-index = 48), and is the author of The Human Cerebral Cortex (2011), Neuroanatomy of Language Regions of the Brain (2013) as well as co-author of 3 other atlases.

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