Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Fifth Edition, the latest release in this legacy resource on the topic that is the most cited publication in neuroscience, features high-quality color plates scanned by the renowned microscopy unit of the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Improving on previous editions, novel features of this fifth edition include connectional data, alternate nomenclatures, and different approaches to structural delineation. In addition to revising all diagrams and photographic plates in the atlas, this new, thoroughly updated edition will undoubtedly maintain its position as the mouse brain atlas of choice for scientists working in the field.
- Contains 100 coronal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates spaced at 120-m intervals
- Provides 32 sagittal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates
- Includes 30 horizontal diagrams and accompanying photographic plates
- Presents the most accurate and widely used stereotaxic coordinate system on the mouse brain
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.
Franklin, Keith B.J.
Dr. Franklin is Professor Emeritus at McGill University in the Department of Psychology. He is interested in neural mechanisms of motivation, particularly the role of specific neurotransmitter systems. His research uses pharmacological and molecular biological methods to study the role of monoamines, opiate peptides and neurosteroids in pain, memory and drug dependence.