The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates - The New Coronal Set

The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates - The New Coronal Set

5th Edition - November 10, 2004

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  • Authors: George Paxinos, Charles Watson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474120

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Description

The preceding editions made The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates the second most cited book in science. This Fifth Edition is the result of years of research providing the user with the drawings of the completely new set of coronal sections, now from one rat, and with significantly improved resolution by adding a third additional section level as compared to earlier editions. Numerous new nuclei and structures also have been identified. The drawings are presented in two color, providing a much better contrast for use. The Fifth Edition continues the legacy of this major neuroscience publication and is a guide for all students and scientists who study the rat brain.

Key Features

  • 161 coronal diagrams based on a single brain.
  • Delineations drawn entirely new from a new set of sections.
  • Diagrams spaced at constant 120 µm intervals resulting in the high resolution and convenience of use.
  • Drawings use blue color lines and black labels to facilitate extraction of information.
  • The stereotaxic grid was derived using the same techniques that produced the widely praised stereotaxic grid of the previous editions.
  • Over 1000 structures identified, a number for the first time in this edition.

Readership

Researchers and graduate students in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neurology, and pathology.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Features of the Fifth Edition

    Introduction

    Methods

    Stereotaxic Reference System

    Nomenclature and the construction of abbreviations

    The basis of delineation of structures

    References

    List of Structures

    Index of Abbreviations

    Chapter 1: Figures

Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2004
  • Published: November 10, 2004
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080474120

About the Authors

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

Charles Watson

Charles Watson is a neuroscientist and public health physician. His qualifications included a medical degree (MBBS) and two research doctorates (MD and DSc). He is Professor Emeritus at Curtin University, and holds adjunct professorial research positions at the University of New South Wales, the University of Queensland, and the University of Western Australia. He has published over 100 refereed journal articles and 40 book chapters, and has co-authored over 25 books on brain and spinal cord anatomy. The Paxinos Watson rat brain atlas has been cited over 80,000 times. His current research is focused on the comparative anatomy of the hippocampus and the claustrum. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Sydney in 2012 and received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Australasian Society for Neuroscience in 2018.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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