The Human Central Nervous System

  • Rudolf Nieuwenhuys
  • Jan Voogd
  • Christiaan van Huijzen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Orientation, Development, Gross Anatomy, Blood Supply and Meninges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 3-6
    3. Pages 7-66
    4. Pages 67-93
    5. Pages 137-173
  3. Structure of Spinal Cord and Brain Parts

  4. Fuctional Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 681-681
    2. Pages 715-732
    3. Pages 733-750
    4. Pages 751-806
    5. Pages 807-839
    6. Pages 841-887
    7. Pages 917-946
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 947-967

About this book


The present edition of The Human Central Nervous System differs considerably from its predecessors. In previous editions, the text was essentially confined to a section dealing with the various functional systems of the brain. This section, which has been rewritten and updated, is now preceded by 15 newly written chapters, which introduce the pictorial material of the gross anatomy, the blood vessels and meninges and the microstructure of its various parts and deal with the development, topography and functional anatomy of the spinal cord, the brain stem and the cerebellum, the diencephalon and the telencephalon. Great pains have been taken to cover the most recent concepts and data. As suggested by the front cover, there is a focus on the evolutionary development of the human brain. Throughout the text numerous correlations with neuropathology and clinical n- rology have been made. After much thought, we decided to replace the full Latin terminology, cherished in all previous editions, with English and Anglicized Latin terms. It has been an emotional farewell from beautiful terms such as decussatio hipposideriformis W- nekinkii and pontes grisei caudatolenticulares. Not only the text, but also the p- torial material has been extended and brought into harmony with the present state of knowledge. More than 230 new illustrations have been added and many others have been revised. The number of macroscopical sections through the brain has been extended considerably. Together, these illustrations now comprise a complete and convenient atlas for interpreting neuroimaging studies.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Nieuwenhuys
    • 1
  • Jan Voogd
    • 2
  • Christiaan van Huijzen
    • 3
  1. 1.The Netherlands Institute for NeuroscienceAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of NeuroscienceErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.NijmegenThe Netherlands

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