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The 3D Stereotaxic Brain Atlas of the Degu

With MRI and Histology Digital Model with a Freely Rotatable Viewer

  • Noriko Kumazawa-Manita
  • Tsutomu Hashikawa
  • Atsushi Iriki

Part of the Brain Science book series (BRASC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Noriko Kumazawa-Manita, Tsutomu Hashikawa, Atsushi Iriki
    Pages 1-7
  3. Noriko Kumazawa-Manita, Tsutomu Hashikawa, Atsushi Iriki
    Pages 9-19
  4. Noriko Kumazawa-Manita, Tsutomu Hashikawa, Atsushi Iriki
    Pages 21-107
  5. Noriko Kumazawa-Manita, Tsutomu Hashikawa, Atsushi Iriki
    Pages 109-128
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 129-144

About this book

Introduction

This is the first digital atlas of the degu brain with microscopic features simultaneously in Nissl sections and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). As an experimental animal model, the degu contributes to a variety of medical research fields in diabetes, hyperglycemia, pancreatic function, and adaptation to high altitude, among others. Recently the degu has gained increasing importance in the field of neuroscience, particularly in studies evaluating the relationship between sociality and cognitive brain functions, and in studies pertaining to the evolutional aspects of the acquisition of tool-use abilities. Furthermore, aging-related brain dysfunction in humans can be studied using this animal model in addition to mammals with much longer lifespans. This brain atlas is constructed to provide histological and volume-rendered information simultaneously, fitting with any spatial coordination in brain positioning. It can be a useful guide to degus as well as to other rodents for studies of brain structures conducted using MRI or other contemporary examination methods with volume-rendering functions.

Keywords

Atlas Degu Brain MRI Histology

Authors and affiliations

  • Noriko Kumazawa-Manita
    • 1
  • Tsutomu Hashikawa
    • 2
  • Atsushi Iriki
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive DevelopmentRIKEN Brain Science InstituteWako-shiJapan
  2. 2.RIKEN Brain Science InstituteWako-shiJapan
  3. 3.Laboratory for Symbolic Cognitive DevelopmentRIKEN Brain Science Institute & RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics ResearchWako‐shiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-56615-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-56613-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-56615-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2570-0197
  • Series Online ISSN 2570-0200
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