Techniques in Neuroanatomical Research

  • Christine Heym
  • Wolf-Georg Forssmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. General Research Methods in Neuroanatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. Akert, C. Sandri, H. Moor
      Pages 41-54
    3. G. Jonsson
      Pages 71-99
    4. K. H. Andres, Monika von Düring
      Pages 100-108
  3. Light Microscopical Research Methods in Neuroanatomy

  4. Electron Microscopical Research Methods in Neuroanatomy

  5. Investigation of Living Nervous Tissue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Heinz Wässle, Klaus Hausen
      Pages 317-338
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 383-395

About this book


"Anatomy is the mother of physiology" - this statement was used to characterize the evolution of physiology from anato­ my as an independent science in the late nineteenth century. It had particular truth for neurophysiology, which started as functional neuroanatomy based on the observation of changes in behaviour after lesions of the nervous system both in ex­ perimental animals and in human patients. Today, anatomy may again be considered the mother of physiology; however, the meaning of this statement is rather different from that 100 years ago: The modem mother provides a dwelling for an increasing number of children endowed with new functional capabilities. This book provides a good illustration of such se­ mantic metamorphosis in the case of neuroanatomy. After a long period of little progress in either macroscopic neuroanatomy or neurohistology, during which the heritage of Cajal, Golgi, and others was developed and refined to yield a functional concept of the nervous system, the past two de­ cades have seen tremendous progress in methods applicable to the analysis of the nervous system. The new era was heralded by the introduction of the electron microscope to investigate the nervous system. This book is an impressive witness to the more recent developments.


Histochemie Mikroskopische Anatomie Nervensystem Nervous System anatomy neurophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Heym
    • 1
  • Wolf-Georg Forssmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Anatomisches Institut der UniversitätHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68031-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68029-8
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