Atlas of the Developing Mouse Brain

Atlas of the Developing Mouse Brain

2nd Edition - March 21, 2020

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  • Authors: George Paxinos, Glenda Halliday, Charles Watson, Mustafa Kassem
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226469
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128185438

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Atlas of the Developing Mouse Brain, Second Edition builds on the features of successful first edition, providing a comprehensive and convenient reference for all areas of the mouse brain at Fetal-Day 17.5 (E17.5), Day-of-Birth (P0), and Day-Six postnatal (P6). The book also delineates the parts of the eye, features of the skull, ganglia, nerves, arteries, veins, bones and foramina. This atlas is an essential tool for researchers and students who study the development of the mouse brain, or for those who interpret findings from genetic manipulation.

Key Features

  • Contains 176 high-resolution color scans of Nissl-stained coronal sections of the brain and skull of the fetal (E17.5), day-of-birth (P0), and day-six postnatal mouse (P6)
  • Includes diagrams that delineate all structures of the brain, as well as peripheral nerves, ganglia, muscles, bones, veins and arteries of the head
  • Presents approximately 5000 corrections and updates from the first edition
  • Includes color codes of the veins, arteries, nerves and ganglions of the skull in diagrams


Standard neuroanatomy lab atlas for all labs doing neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, behavioral neuroscience, or molecular expression/cloning/neurogenetics in the mouse brain

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the second edition
    Reproduction of altas figures in other publications
    Preparation of photographs and drawings
    The construction of abbreviations in the Paxinos/Watson nomenclature
    Identification of structures
    List of structures
    Index of abbreviations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 21, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226469
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128185438

About the Authors

George Paxinos

George Paxinos
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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Neuroscience Research Australia and The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Glenda Halliday

Glenda Halliday works at the University of Sydney in NSW, Sydney, Australia..

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Sydney, NSW, Sydney, Australia

Charles Watson

Charles Watson is a neuroscientist and public health physician. His qualifications included a medical degree (MBBS) and two research doctorates (MD and DSc). He is Professor Emeritus at Curtin University, and holds adjunct professorial research positions at the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland, and the University of Western Australia. He has published over 100 refereed journal articles and 40 book chapters, and has co-authored over 25 books on brain and spinal cord anatomy. The Paxinos Watson rat brain atlas has been cited over 80,000 times. His current research is focused on the comparative anatomy of the hippocampus and the claustrum. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Sydney in 2012 and received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Australasian Society for Neuroscience in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Health Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia and Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW Sydney, Australia

Mustafa Kassem

Mustafa S. Kaseem works at Neuroscience Research Australia in NSW, Sydney, Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW, Sydney, Australia

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