The Mammalian Spinal Cord - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128141465

The Mammalian Spinal Cord

1st Edition

Authors: Charles Watson Gulgun Sengul George Paxinos
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128141465
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st September 2019
Page Count: 695
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The Mammalian Spinal Cord features histological images and labeled drawings of every segment from rat, mouse, marmoset monkey, rhesus monkey and human spinal cords. Nissl-stained section images and matching drawings for each segment are supplemented by up to four histochemical or immunohistochemical images on a facing page. The neuron groups supplying major limb muscles are identified in each species. Constructed by the established leaders in neuroanatomical atlas development, this new atlas will be the indispensable resource for scientists who work on rodent or primate spinal cord.

Key Features

  • Includes full-color photographic images of Nissl-stained sections from every spinal cord segment in each of two rodent and three primate species, over 160 Nissl plates
  • Contains comprehensively labeled diagrams to accompany each Nissl-stained section, over 160 diagrams
  • Provides more than 500 photographic images of sections stained for AChE, ChAT, parvalbumin, NADPH- diaphorase, calretinin, or other markers to supplement the Nissl-stained images


Researchers and graduate students in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and neurophysiology; clinical neurologists, neuroradiologists

Table of Contents

1. The organization of the spinal cord
Charles Watson and Gulgun Sengul
2. Development of the spinal cord
Ken WS Ashwell
3. Vertebral column and spinal meninges
Gulgun Sengul
4. The spinal nerves (includes DRG)
Gulgun Sengul
5. The spinal cord blood vessels
Oscar U Scremin
6. Primary afferent projections to the spinal cord
Gulgun Sengul
7. Cytoarchitecture of the spinal cord
Gulgun Sengul
8. Localization of motor neurons in the spinal cord
Charles Watson and Amer Mitchelle
9. Spinal autonomic preganglionic neurons: the visceral efferent system of the spinal cord
Colin R Anderson, Janet R Keast, Elspeth M McLachlan
10. Projections from the spinal cord to the brain
Gulgun Sengul
11. Projections from the brain to the spinal cord
Charles Watson, Andy Liang
12. Pattern generation in the spinal cord
Matthew Kirkcaldie and Charles Watson
13. Spinal cord transmitter substances (Chemoarchitecture of the spinal cord)
Gulgun Sengul
14. Gene expression in the adult mouse spinal cord
Gulgun Sengul, Ralph Puchalski
15. Spinal cord injury
Marc Ruitenberg
16. Spinal cord imaging – CLARITY - MR and CT
Andy Liang, Gulgun Sengul, Charles Watson
17. Spinal cord ontology
Charles Watson
18. Hox genes and the evolution of vertebrate locomotion
Jeremy Dasen
19. Scaling in spinal cord evolution
Suzana Herculano-Houzel
20. Atlas of the rat spinal cord
Charles Watson, Gulgun Sengul, George Paxinos
21. Atlas of the mouse spinal cord
Charles Watson, Gulgun Sengul, George Paxinos
22. Atlas of the spinal cord of the newborn mouse
Gulgun Sengul, Charles Watson, Ralph Puchalski
23. Atlas of the marmoset spinal cord
Charles Watson, Gulgun Sengul, Ikuko Tanaka
24. Atlas of the rhesus spinal cord
Charles Watson, Gulgun Sengul, Ikuko Tanaka
25. Atlas of the human spinal cord
Gulgun Sengul, Charles Watson, George Paxinos
26. MRI atlas of the mouse vertebral column and spinal cord
Charles Watson, Megan Harrison, Marc Ruitenberg, Gulgun Sengul, George Paxinos
27. MRI atlas of the human spinal cord
Charles Watson, Gulgun Sengul, Marc Ruitenberg, Gary Cowin


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About the Author

Charles Watson

Charles Watson is a specialist in the area of brain and spinal cord mapping. He graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1967 and was awarded a research doctorate (MD) by the University of New South Wales in 1974. He lectured in anatomy at the UNSW from 1970 to 1982, when he took up a career in public health in the Health Department of Western Australia, being appointed Chief Health Officer for WA in 1993.

He returned to university life in 1994, holding the position of Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Wollongong and Curtin University until 2006. Since then he has held research positions at Curtin and at Neuroscience Research Australia. Since 2006 he has published 11 books and over 40 journal articles.

Watson was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2004. He earned a DSc (by thesis) from the University of Sydney in 2012.

In his spare time he swims in the ocean, and he is an enthusiastic but mediocre player of the baritone saxophone. His musical favourites are Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, and Beethoven.

Affiliations and Expertise

John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Health Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia and Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW Sydney, Australia

Gulgun Sengul

Gulgun Sengul

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anatomy, Ege University School of Medicine, Turkey

George Paxinos

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

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