MRI Atlas of the Human Cerebellum

MRI Atlas of the Human Cerebellum

1st Edition - June 28, 2000

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  • Authors: Jeremy Schmahmann, Julien Doyon, Michael Petrides, Alan Evans, Arthur Toga
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080574073

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The MRI Atlas of the Human Cerebellum constitutes the most complete, detailed work on the human cerebellum to date. This definitive work provides images in the three cardinal planes (sagittal, transverse, and coronal) at closely spaced intervals of 2 millimeters. The images are derived from MRI scans of one individual and from postmortem sections of another. It is the only such atlas set within the universally accepted framework of the Talairach stereotaxic system, derived from standard landmarks in the brain. The book includes a new nomenclature system (labeling system) which is easier to use, aids in understanding the organization of the cerebellum, and is consistent with earlier work on the anatomy of the cerebellum in animals and the development of the human cerebellum in infants.Recent studies have shown that the cerebellum is involved in much more than motor coordination alone: also in higher functions including memory, language, emotion, and attention, as well as sensory discrimination. This atlas facilitates this new era of study of the cerebellum, allowing investigators to identify cerebellar structures with precision. Everyone concerned with the anatomy, function, or dysfunction of the cerebellum should have a copy.

Key Features

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@bul:* Provides the most comprehensive, detailed, and authoritative atlas of the human cerebellum
* Contains 110 MRI images and 110 corresponding cryosection images
* Includes a CD with all of the images and text from the book, supported by both PC and Macintosh computer platforms
* Developed within the universally accepted framework of the Talairach stereotaxic system
* Contains detailed myelin- and Nissl-stained histology of major nuclei
* Presents a new, easy-to-use nomenclature system
* Allows investigators to identify structures with precision and to address detailed structure-function correlations


Neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiologists, neuroscientists, experimental psychologists, neurology or neurosurgery residents and fellows, medical libraries, functional imaging laboratories, and graduate students in neuroscience.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    Introductory Text


    Sagittal Series

    Coronal Series

    Horizontal Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 167
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2000
  • Published: June 28, 2000
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080574073

About the Authors

Jeremy Schmahmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, U.S.A.

Julien Doyon

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre Francois-Charon, Quebec City, Canada

Michael Petrides

Dr. Petrides is a Professor at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on the neural bases of cognitive processes and involves the analysis of the functions of the frontal, temporal, and parietal neocortex and related subcortical neural structures. His research is also focussed on examination of the sulcal and gyral morphology of the human cerebral cortex and comparative architectonic studies. He has authored numerous journal articles (h-index = 88; i10-index 189) and is the author of The Human Cerebral Cortex (2011), Neuroanatomy of Language Regions of the Brain (2013) as well as co-author of 3 other atlases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Alan Evans

Affiliations and Expertise

Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada

Arthur Toga

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

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