The Mammalian Spinal Cord: Text with Atlases of Primates and Rodents features histological images and labeled drawings of every segment from rat, mouse, marmoset monkey, rhesus monkey and human spinal cords. Nissl-stained section images and matching drawings for each segment are supplemented by up to four histochemical or immunohistochemical images on a facing page. The neuron groups supplying major limb muscles are identified in each species. Constructed by the established leaders in neuroanatomical atlas development, this new atlas will be the indispensable resource for scientists who work on rodent or primate spinal cord.
- Includes full-color photographic images of Nissl-stained sections from every spinal cord segment in each of two rodent and three primate species, over 160 Nissl plates
- Contains comprehensively labeled diagrams to accompany each Nissl-stained section, over 160 diagrams
- Provides more than 500 photographic images of sections stained for AChE, ChAT, parvalbumin, NADPH- diaphorase, calretinin, or other markers to supplement the Nissl-stained images
1. The organization of the spinal cord 2. Development of the spinal cord 3. Vertebral column and spinal meninges 4. The spinal nerves (includes DRG) 5. The spinal cord blood vessels 6. Primary afferent projections to the spinal cord 7. Cytoarchitecture of the spinal cord 8. Localization of motor neurons in the spinal cord 9. Spinal autonomic preganglionic neurons: the visceral efferent system of the spinal cord 10. Projections from the spinal cord to the brain 11. Projections from the brain to the spinal cord 12. Pattern generation in the spinal cord 13. Spinal cord transmitter substances (Chemoarchitecture of the spinal cord) 14. Gene expression in the adult mouse spinal cord 15. Spinal cord injury 16. Spinal cord imaging
MR and CT 17. Spinal cord ontology 18. Hox genes and the evolution of vertebrate locomotion 19. Scaling in spinal cord evolution 20. Atlas of the rat spinal cord 21. Atlas of the mouse spinal cord 22. Atlas of the spinal cord of the newborn mouse 23. Atlas of the marmoset spinal cord 24. Atlas of the rhesus spinal cord 25. Atlas of the human spinal cord 26. MRI atlas of the mouse vertebral column and spinal cord 27. MRI atlas of the human spinal cord
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.