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The previous two editions of the Human Nervous System have been the standard reference for the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system of the human. The work has attracted nearly 2000 citations, demonstrating that it has a major influence in the field of neuroscience. The third edition is a complete and updated revision, with new chapters covering genes and anatomy, gene expression studies, and glia cells. The book continues to be an excellent companion to the Atlas of the Human Brain, and a common nomenclature throughout the book is enforced. Physiological data, functional concepts, and correlates to the neuroanatomy of the major model systems (rat and mouse) as well as brain function round out the new edition. Edited by Juergen K. Mai, Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf, Germany and George Paxinos, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Table of Contents: I: Evolution and Development Brain evolution Nervous system Fetal Development of the central nervous system Development of the peripheral nervous system II: PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SPINAL CORD Peripheral motor system Peripheral autonomic pathways Spinal cord: cyto and chemo architecture Spinal cord: connection III: BRAINSTEM AND CEREBELLUM Organization of human brain stem nuclei Reticular formation: eye movements gaze and blinks Periaqueductal gray Raphe nuclei Locus coeruleus Substantia nigra, ventral tegmental area and retrobrul field The brainstem cholinergic system Cerebellum and precerebellar nuclei IV: DIENCEPHALON, BASAL GANGLIA, BASAL FOREBRAIN AND AMYGDALA Hypothalamus Hypophysis Circumventricular organs Thalamus The basal ganglia Basal forebrain Amygdala V: CORTEX Architecture of the human cerebral cortex Hippocampal formation Cingulate gyrus The frontal cortex/ lobes Motor cortex Posterior parietal cortex Temporal cortex Lower Brain Stem Regulation of Visceral, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Function VI: SYSTEMS Somatosensory system Trigeminal sensory system Pain system Gustatory system Olfaction Vestibular system Auditory system Visual system Emotional system Cerebral vascular system