Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780123910578

Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates

4th Edition

Authors: George Paxinos Keith Franklin
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123910578
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th October 2012
Page Count: 360
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In the years since its first publication, Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates has received virtually universal acceptance in neuroscience as the authoritative source for stereotaxic coordinates and delineations. This atlas is constructed in the style of The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, the most cited publication in neuroscience. The completely revised and updated 4e of Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates features high-quality color plates scanned by the renowned microscopy unit of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Constructed by the leaders in neuroanatomical atlas development, the new edition will maintain the position of the atlas as an indispensable resource for scientists working on the mouse brain.

Key Features

  • 100 coronal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates spaced at 120-m intervals; diagrams completely revised
  • 32 sagittal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revised
  • 30 horizontal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates; diagrams completely revised
  • The most accurate and widely used stereotaxic coordinate system
  • Nomenclature and abbreviations harmonized with the atlases of the brains of the rat, chick, marmoset, rhesus and human
  • Electronic diagrams available to purchasers of this book via


Neuroscientists and researchers in related fields such as cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and psychology who are working with the mouse as an experimental model.

Table of Contents


Reproduction of Figures by Users of the Atlas


Key Features of the Fourth Edition




Preparation of Images and Drawings

Coronal, Sagittal, Horizontal Planes, and an Example

Nomenclature and Abbreviations

The Basis of Delineation of Structures


Index of Structures

Index of Abbreviations



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About the Author

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

Keith Franklin

Affiliations and Expertise

McGill University