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New Edition of The Rat Nervous System

By: , Posted on: November 11, 2014

The Rat Nervous SystemThe highly-anticipated revision of the gold-standard reference on neuroanatomy, The Rat Nervous System, edited by George Paxinos, recently published.

The previous editions of The Rat Nervous System were indispensable guides for those working on the rat and mouse as experimental models. The fourth edition enhances this tradition, providing the latest information in the very active field of research on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The structure, connections, and function are explained in exquisite detail, making this an essential book for any graduate student or scientist working on the rat or mouse nervous system.

The Rat Nervous System, 4th Edition, is completely revised and updated content throughout, with entirely new chapters added to this edition. It is beautifully illustrated so that even difficult concepts are rendered comprehensible.  It provides a fundamental analysis of the anatomy of all areas of the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as an introduction to their functions.

About the Editor

George Paxinos & FansProfessor 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.

Society for Neuroscience 2014

Be sure to stop by Elsevier’s booth at SfN to meet George Paxinos on Sunday, November 16, from 2:00-4:00 pm. He’ll be available for Q&A and will be signing copies of this new edition, as well as copies of his other neuroanatomy books and atlases. Be sure to register for our Book-a-Day Raffle. You just might win a free copy!

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