For neuroscientists, particularly those studying neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and molecular biology, a detailed atlas of the rat brain is essential for any laboratory. This updated edition of Brain Maps: Structure of the Rat Brain provides atlas maps aligned in 3-dimensional space and created using color photomicrographs of histological sections based on a single rat brain. Where other atlases use multiple brains as models, the use of a single brain allows for true 3-D reconstruction. The atlas employs color coding of the major parts of the brain and extends this coding system to the atlas levels, flatmaps, and nomenclature tables for easier reference. With systematic nomenclature tables, references to the primary research literature for all of the structures, coverage of the neuroanatomical methods and mapping, and an accompanying CD-ROM of all of the atlas maps, this is a reference every laboratory should have on-hand.

Key Features

* Provides systematic treatment of the anatomy of the rat brain, based on a single brain model * Updated to reflect new data about brain regionalization * Includes CD-ROM with all of the brain maps


Researchers in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurobiology working with the rat brain as an experimental model.

Table of Contents

Summary of Adult Rat Brain Structure; Preparation and Use of the Atlas; Mapping Experimental Results; Flatmap Overviews; Problems with Nomenclature; Atlas of 73 Transverse Levels; Annotated Nomenclature Tables


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