Fundamental Neuroanatomy
Walle J. H. Nauta, Michael Feirtag, 1986

Part I. Preliminaries

Chapter 1. Early Phylogeny: The Great Intermediate Net

Interneuronal Communication

The One-Neuron Nervous System

Chapter 2. The Neuron: Some Numbers

Axon and Dendrites

Signal Transmission

Neurotransmitters: Neuropeptides

Glial Cells

How Many Neurons?

Chapter 3. Anatomical Divisions

Caudal Divisions

Cerebral Hemisphere

Chapter 4. Axon Tracing

Retrograde Tracing

Anterograde Tracing

New "Stains"

Part II. Connectivities

Chapter 5. Ascending Paths

Somatic Sensory Endings; Reflex Connections

Cerebellar Channel; Lemniscal Channel

Hearing; Vision; Olfaction

Chapter 6. Neocortical Function

Visual Syndromes

Linguistic Syndromes

Frontal-Lobe Syndrome

Chapter 7. Descending Paths: The Motor System

Local Motor Apparatuses

Encephalospinal Tracts

Pyramidal System

Extrapyramidal System


Cranial Motor Apparatuses

Chapter 8. Innervation of the Viscera

The Sympathetic Periphery

The Parasympathetic Periphery


Paths to the Pituitary

Chapter 9. Affect and Motivation: The Limbic System

Allies of the Hypothalamus

Limbic Functions

Limbic Circuitry

Limbic Inputs

Part III. Anatomy

Chapter 10. Ontogeny: Spinal Cord


Patterns of Organization

Spinal Anatomy

The First Central Connections

Chapter 11. Hindbrain

Surface Structure

Motor and Sensory Columns

Internal Structure: The Spinomedullary Transition

Internal Structure: Myelencephalon

Internal Structure: Metencephalon

Chapter 12. Midbrain

Isthmus and Caudal Midbrain

Rostral Midbrain

Chapter 13. Forebrain

Inside the Hemisphere

Lateral Ventricle

Arterial Portals

Olfactory Structures

Association Cortex

Chapter 14. Frontal Sections

Nucleus Accumbens

Diagonal Band; Substantia Innominata

Rostral Corpus Striatum


Thalamus; Amygdala; Fields of Forel

Centrum Medianum


Caudal Thalamus

Chapter 15. Cerebellar Cortex

Main and Auxiliary Paths

A Curious Mismatch

Chapter 16. Neocortex

Neocortical Layers; Neocortical Axons

Columnar Organization

Association Fields

Chapter 17. Prospects

Forms of Cunning

Complexity at Each Level

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