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The Brain free pdf The leading team of cartographers of the brain and legendary authors of the "Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates" have now for the first time pooled 30 years of knowledge and experience in publishing neuroanatomical atlases to provide an introductory text covering neuroanatomical and brain atlasing techniques. The text introduces neuroanatomy by comparing features of the rat brain to the human. This is a unique and invaluable approach - model systems are increasingly used for research in Neuroscience and adjacent disciplines, but relating findings to the human is a notorious problem. This groundbreaking text will introduce students to key techniques and teach them how to study and analyse the neuroanatomy of model systems and successfully relate their findings back to the human brain. Via the rat brain example, the text first introduces students to major anatomical features of the mammalian brain, and then prepares them for examination of the main functional components - motor and sensory systems, centres associated with memory, cognition, goal oriented behaviours, and emotional expression. This basic knowledge of neuroanatomy is then consolidated with a tour of a mini-atlas of the brain. This section introduces students to the use of a brain atlas and provides a convenient link to the Paxinos and Watson atlas, thus providing a significant advantage to students who go on to undertake their own research projects in neuroscience. The final section presents the distinctive features of the human brain from an anatomical and functional point of view, followed by discussion of the effects of common types of injury and illness on the human brain. There is a special section on mental illness and the brain that will give students an appreciation of modern findings on the basis of mental illness. This title includes appendices on the development of the brain and techniques for studying the structure and function of the brain. Each section is supplemented with exercises to consolidate the material studied. It contains numerous figures clearly illustrating the points made in the text. It features colour pictures of brain sections. It has mini-atlas of the mammalian brain outlining the main areas. It is based on the new unified mammalian nomenclature as devised by Paxinos, Watson, and Puelles, thus compatible with all atlases from the Paxinos team, and BrainNavigator.

About 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. 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.

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Author : Charles Watson
Publisher : Academic Press Inc
Data Published : 01 November 2010
ISBN : 012373889X
EAN : 9780123738899
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 350 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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