The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates: Compact

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The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact Sixth Edition is a smaller sized (8.5 x11inch), abridged version of the most referenced work in neuroscience (over 35,000 citations for this atlas). The compact edition provides the coronal plates and diagrams of the current sixth edition in a smaller more convenient spiral format and at a student friendly price. This book includes an introduction for students to some of the major current concepts in neuroanatomy: neuromeres and brain development. Students and seasoned researchers will find herein the first major unified nomenclature ontology tree based on development. The atlas features 161 coronal photographic plates and 161 juxtaposed diagrams. The diagrams are in color, but the photographs are in black and white. The full-sized sixth edition is in full color and also features the sagittal and horizontal planes.

* 161 coronal photographic diagrams and accompanying 161 photographic plates spaced at 120 micron intervals
* Diagrams are identical to those of the full Sixth Edition
* Delineations of over 900 brain structures
* The most accurate stereotaxic coordinate system
* CD includes drawings in pdf, eps and ai formats and color images

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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.

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.

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