The Human Nervous System

Edited by

  • Juergen Mai, Department of Anatomy, University of Düsseldorf, Germany
  • George Paxinos, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374236-0


Table of Contents

I: Evolution and Development
Brain evolution
Nervous system
Fetal Development of the central nervous system
Development of the peripheral nervous systemII: PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SPINAL CORD
Peripheral motor system
Peripheral autonomic pathways
Spinal cord: cyto and chemo architecture
Spinal cord: connectionIII: 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 nucleiIV: DIENCEPHALON, BASAL GANGLIA, BASAL FOREBRAIN AND AMYGDALA
Hypothalamus
Hypophysis
Circumventricular organs
Thalamus
The basal ganglia
Basal forebrain
AmygdalaV: 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 FunctionVI: SYSTEMS
Somatosensory system
Trigeminal sensory system
Pain system
Gustatory system
Olfaction
Vestibular system
Auditory system
Visual system
Emotional system
Cerebral vascular system