Atlas of Human Brain Connections (Hardback)
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Atlas of Human Brain Connections (Hardback)

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Hardback 544 Pages / Published: 14/06/2012
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One of the major challenges of modern neuroscience is to define the complex pattern of neural connections that underlie cognition and behaviour. Brain connections have been investigated extensively in many animal species, including monkeys. Until recently, however, we have been unable to verify their existence in humans or identify possible tracts that are unique to the human brain. The Atlas of Human Brain Connections capitalises on novel diffusion MRI tractography methods to provide a comprehensive overview of connections derived from virtual in vivo tractography dissections of the human brain. The book introduces the reader to the fundaments of human brain organization as derived from the study of the surface, sectional and connectional anatomy. It starts with an historical overview of the giant steps taken in neuroanatomy, from its birth more than 2000 years ago, to contemporary neuroimaging insights. Next, detailed descriptions of the major white matter connections, their function, and associated clinical syndromes are dealt with in detail. The composite maps of the atlas are an excellent anatomical resource for teaching, clinical, and research purposes. By reviewing both the basic principles of neuroanatomy, its historical roots, and its modern achievements in the field of DTI tractography, the book aims to fill the gap between the detailed connectional anatomy of the monkey brain and the 19th century descriptions of white matter tracts from post-mortem human dissections. Covering a wide range of topics in the field of clinical neuroanatomy, this book constitutes both an excellent introduction to the brain, as well as a valuable reference work for experienced clinicians and researchers working in the field of neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199541164
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 1782 g
Dimensions: 305 x 218 x 28 mm


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'The Atlas of Human Brain Connections is intended to help neuroscientists and clinicians in the process of correlating structure with function, and lesions with symptoms." With those spare words, the authors introduce beginners and experts alike to their wondrous, 500-page treasure-trove of fiber tracts, beautifully illustrated in all three planes of serial sections (axial, coronal, and sagittal) as well as in two-dimensional reconstructions. Faced with the reality of its myriad highways of communication, we are led to think anew about how the human brain performs its miracles. To that end, this uncommon view of brain structure will soon become indispensable.' * Dr Mortimer Mishkin, Chief of the Section on Cognitive Neuroscience in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH *
Cognitive neuroscience is at a crossroads. On one hand, it sits on a rich data set of cortical connectivity in the monkey, an animal that lacks the complicated behaviors of interest. On the other hand, it is amassing an even richer set of facts on the functional map of the human brain, but with relatively little information on underlying structural connectivity. This lavishly illustrated volume by Catani and Thiebaut de Schotten represents a major step in closing this gap. The authors have combined the science of diffusion tensor imaging with the art of tractography in a comprehensive work slated to become a standard reference for exploring the structural foundations of human brain function. * Marsel Mesulam, MD, Director, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center *

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