The Mouse Nervous System

Edited by

  • Charles Watson, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
  • George Paxinos, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Luis Puelles, Instituto de Neurociencias, UMH-CSIC, San Juan, Alicante, Spain

The Mouse Nervous System provides a comprehensive account of the central nervous system of the mouse. The book is aimed at molecular biologists who need a book that introduces them to the anatomy of the mouse brain and spinal cord, but also takes them into the relevant details of development and organization of the area they have chosen to study. The Mouse Nervous System offers a wealth of new information for experienced anatomists who work on mice. The book serves as a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students in neuroscience.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-369497-3


Table of Contents

Section A - Development
Genetic regionalisation morphogenesis
Gene targeting
Genetic neuoanatomy

Section B - Structure
Neocortex
Hippocampus
Piriform cortex
Subpallial structures
Hypothalamus
Diencephalon
Midbrain
Cerebellum
Hindbrain
Spinal cord
Vascular supply
Imaging techniques

Section C - Motor and Sensory Systems
Motor nuclei of the cranial nerves
Visceral motoneurons
Neurosecretory nuclei of the hypothalamus and preoptic area
Cortical structures in motor control
Hypothalamic goal directed behavior
Subpallial structures
Somatosensory
Gustatory
Pain
Auditory
Visual
Olefactory
Vestibular

Section D - Behavioral States
Basal nucleus of Meynert

Section E - Emotional States
Introduction to emotional states
Orbitofrontal coretex

Section F - Mouse Models of Mental Illness and Neurological Disease
Overview of mouse models
Huntington's
Drug addictions