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The Human Nervous System

The previous two editions of the Human Nervous System have 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 the Atlas 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.

Audience

Neuroscientists, neurologists, and neuropsychologists working on brain anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, behavior, or neurological disease

Hardbound, 1428 Pages

Published: November 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374236-0

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

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