Atlas of the Human Brain - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128028001, 9780128028018

Atlas of the Human Brain

4th Edition

eBook ISBN: 9780128028018
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128028001
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th November 2015
Page Count: 456
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The fourth edition of Atlas of the Human Brain presents the anatomy of the brain at macroscopic and microscopic levels, featuring different aspects of brain morphology and topography. This greatly enlarged new edition provides the most detailed and accurate delineations of brain structure available. It includes features which assist in the new fields of neuroscience – functional imaging, resting state imaging and tractography. Atlas of the Human Brain is an essential guide to those working with human brain imaging or attempting to relate their observations on experimental animals to humans. Totally new in this edition is the inclusion of Nissl plates with delineation of cortical areas (Brodmann’s areas), the first time that these areas have been presented in serial histological sections.

Key Features

  • The contents of the Atlas of the brain in MNI stereotaxic space has been extensively expanded from 143 pages, showing 69 levels through the hemisphere, to 314 pages representing 99 levels.
  • In addition to the fiber-stained (myelin) plates, we now provide fifty new (Nissl) plates covering cytoarchitecture. These are interdigitated within the existing myelin plates of the stereotaxic atlas.
  • All photographic plates now represent the complete hemisphere.
  • All photographs of the cell- and fiber-stained sections have been transformed to fit the MNI-space.
  • Major fiber tracts are identified in the fiber-stained sections.
  • In the Nissl plates cortical delineations (Brodmann’s areas) are provided for the first time.
  • The number of diagrams increased to 99. They were now generated from the 3D reconstruction of the hemisphere registered to the MNI- stereotaxic space. They can be used for immediate comparison between our atlas and experimental and clinical imaging results.
  • Parts of cortical areas are displayed at high magnification on the facing page of full page Nissl sections. Images selected highlight those areas which are thought to correspond with those published by von Economo and Koskinas (1925).
  • A novel way of depicting cortical areal pattern is used: The cortical cytoarchitectonic ribbon is unfolded and presented linearly. This linear representation of the cortex enables the comparison of different interpretations of cortecal areas and allows mapping of activation sites.
  • Low magnification diagrams in the horizontal (axial) and sagittal planes are included, calculated from the 3D model of the atlas brain.


Advanced students and basic researchers in neuroscience, neurology, radiology, neurosurgery, anatomy, psychology and psychiatry.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Part 1: Three Atlases of the Brain in the Head
    • Part 2: Atlas of the Human Brain in Stereotaxic (MNI) Space (AHB)
    • Reproduction of Figures by Users of the Atlas
    • Acknowledgements
  • Dedication
  • Part 1: Three Atlases of the Brain in the Head
    • Part 1: Three Atlases of the Brain in the Head
    • 1.1: Materials and Methods
      • 1.1.1 Anatomical Preparations
      • 1.1.2 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
      • 1.1.3 Preparation and Photography of the Anatomical Slices
      • 1.1.4 Preparation of 100 μm Thick Frozen Histological Brain Sections
      • 1.1.5 Presentation of the Images for the Three Atlases of the Brain in the Head
    • 1.2: Horizontal Atlas of the Brain in the Head
    • 1.3: Coronal Atlas of the Brain in the Head
    • 1.4: Sagittal Atlas of the Brain in the Head
  • Part 2: Myelo- and Cytoarchitectonic Atlas of the Human Brain in Stereotaxic (MNI) Space
    • 2.1: Material and Methods
      • 2.1.1 The Brain
      • 2.1.2 Methods
      • 2.1.3 Earlier Histological, Morphometric and Immunohistochemical Studies
      • 2.1.4 Nomenclature
      • 2.1.5 Photographic Plates and Corresponding Diagrams
      • 2.1.6 Three-Dimensional Reconstructions
      • 2.1.7 Standardization
      • 2.1.8 Mapping of the Atlas Space to the Talairach-Space
      • 2.1.9 Mapping of the Atlas Space to the MNI/ICBM2009b Template
      • 2.1.10 AHB Reconstruction with MNI/ICBM2009b Shape Constrain
      • 2.1.11 Registration of the Histological Sections to the Reconstructed Volume
      • 2.1.12 Use of the Atlas for the Interpretation of Individual in vivo Brains
      • 2.1.13 Mapping of the Cortex Areas
      • 2.1.14 Generation of the Linear Representation of Cortex “Stripes”
      • 2.1.15 The Layout of the Myelo- and Cytoarchitectonic Stereotaxic Atlas in MNI Space
    • 2.2: Surface Views
    • 2.3: Plates, Figures and Diagrams
    • 2.4: Horizontal and Sagittal Diagrams with Reduced Detail
    • 2.5: Maps of Subcortical Areas
      • 2.5.1 Thalamus by F. Forutan
      • 2.5.2 Hypothalamus by Y. Koutcherov
    • 2.6: Published Studies: Referring to the Brain Represented in the Atlas of the Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates
      • 2.6.1 Histological, Morphometric and Histochemical Studies
  • List of Structures
  • List of Abbreviations


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Winner of the British Medical Association’s award for Best Illustrated Text for 2016.

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