The Human Nervous System


  • George Paxinos, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Juergen Mai, Institute of Anatomy I, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

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.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-547626-3

Table of Contents

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