The Central Nervous System of Vertebrates

Volume 1 / Volume 2 / Volume 3

  • R. Nieuwenhuys
  • H. J. ten Donkelaar
  • C. Nicholson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. General Introductory Part

    1. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 25-112
    2. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 113-157
    3. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 159-228
    4. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 229-271
    5. H. J. ten Donkelaar, C. Nicholson
      Pages 327-355
  3. Specialised Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 357-363
    3. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 365-396
    4. R. Nieuwenhuys, C. Nicholson
      Pages 397-495
    5. H. Wicht, R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 497-549
    6. W. J. A. J. Smeets
      Pages 551-654
    7. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 655-699
    8. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 701-757
  4. Specialised Part

    1. J. Meek, R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 759-937
    2. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 939-1006
    3. R. Nieuwenhuys
      Pages 1007-1043
    4. H. J. ten Donkelaar
      Pages 1045-1150
    5. H. J. ten Donkelaar
      Pages 1151-1314
    6. H. J. ten Donkelaar
      Pages 1315-1524
  5. Specialised Part

    1. J. L. Dubbeldam
      Pages 1525-1636
    2. J. Voogd, R. Nieuwenhuys, P. A. M. van Dongen, H. J. ten Donkelaar
      Pages 1637-2097
  6. General Concluding Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. P. A. M. van Dongen
      Pages 2099-2134
    3. R. Nieuwenhuys, H. J. ten Donkelaar, C. Nicholson
      Pages 2135-2195
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 2197-2221

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive account of the structural organisation of all vertebrate groups, ranging from amphioxus and lamprey through fishes, amphibians and birds to mammals. It covers and synthesises one and a half century's research, placing it in the context of the wealth of findings obtained with modern techniques, such as track tracing with different markers, immunohistochemistry and gene mapping. Although the work focusses on structure, functional correlations are provided throughout. The large specialised section of the work, devoted to the central nervous system of the various vertebrate groups, is preceded by introductory chapters dealing with neurons, cell masses, fibre tracts, morphogenesis, histogenesis and techniques. The concepts and methodology of modern comparative neuroscience are systematically treated. A concluding chapter surveys the major fields and "levels" of current comparative neurobiology. An outstanding feature of the work is the presence of numerous especially commissioned detailed and standardized illustrations at both the macroscopic and microscopic level. This work, including five colour posters, and the Human Central Nervous System (R. Nieuwenhuys et al. 1988, 3rd edn., 4th edn. forthcoming), constitute together a unique reference work for the central nervous system of all vertebrates.


Gehirn Nervous System Vergleichende Anatomie Wirbeltiere Zentralnervensystem anatomy brain central nervous system comparative anatomy evolution neurons neuroscience vertebrates

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Nieuwenhuys
    • 1
  • H. J. ten Donkelaar
    • 2
  • C. Nicholson
    • 3
  1. 1.AbcoudeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy & EmbryologyUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Physiology & BiophysicsNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62127-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18262-4
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