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Brain banks collect post mortem human brain tissue to facilitate research into the normal function as well as disease of the human central nervous system, and human brains are indispensable for uncovering pathological hallmarks of many neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In accordance with massive initiatives such as BRAIN and EU Human Brain Project, abnormalities and potential therapeutic targets of neurological and psychiatric disorders need to be validated in human brain tissue, and this requires substantial numbers of well characterized human brains of high tissue quality with neurological and psychiatric diseases as well as unaffected control brains. It is now the task of professional brain banks that are well organized, financially sustainable and readily accessible to the research community to provide such high quality samples. This volume serves as the only volume on the market to offer comprehensive coverage of the functional realities of brain banking. Focus includes: brain donor recruitment strategies, brain bank networks, ethical issues, brain dissection/tissue processing/tissue dissemination, neuropathological diagnosis, brain donor data, and techniques in brain tissue analysis.