Some morphometric methods for the central nervous system.

  title={Some morphometric methods for the central nervous system.},
  author={Wynne Aherne},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={24 2},
  • Wynne Aherne
  • Published 1975 in Journal of the neurological sciences
It is the quantitative study of the central nervous system to enumerate neurone populations. Since neurones are generally arranged in non-random patterns the conventional method of counting with a square lattice graticule in the ocular of the microscope is severely restricted. Appropriately tailored methods of (a) counting, or (b) estimating the density of a neurone population must therefore be used. Four types of neuronal distribution pattern are discussed and morphometric methods adapted to… CONTINUE READING