WorldCat Identities

Braak, Heiko 1937-

Works: 7 works in 43 publications in 3 languages and 1,569 library holdings
Genres: Atlases 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QM575, 611.81
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Heiko Braak
Architectonics of the human telencephalic cortex by Heiko Braak( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and German and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atlas of Alzheimer's disease( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neuroanatomy and pathology of sporadic Parkinson's disease by Heiko Braak( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proteinopathy sporadic Parkinson's disease (sPD) is the second most frequent degenerative disorder of the human nervous system after Alzheimer's disease. The a-synuclein inclusion body pathology (Lewy pathology) associated with sPD is distributed throughout the central, peripheral, and enteric nervous systems. The resulting nonrandom neuronal dysfunction and, in some regions, neuronal loss is reflected by a distinctive topographic distribution pattern of the Lewy pathology that, in the brain, has been staged. Except for olfactory structures and spinal cord constituents of the pain system, sensory components of the nervous system remain uninvolved or virtually intact. The most disease-related damage revolves around motor areas -- particularly around superordinate centers of the limbic and visceromotor systems as well as portions of the somatomotor system. Vulnerable regions are interconnected anatomically and susceptible nerve cell types are not neurotransmitter-dependent. Not all clinical symptoms emerging in the course of sPD can be explained by a lack of dopamine in the nigrostriatal system. These include autonomic dysfunction, pain, hyp- or anosmia, excessive daytime sleepiness, REM sleep behavioral disorder, depression, anxiety, cognitive decline, and dementia. Against the background of the normal morphology and anatomy, the authors analyze the pathoanatomy of sPD in the nervous system at various neuropathological stages and summarize the potential functional consequences of the lesions
Neuroanatomy and pathology of sporadic Alzheimer's disease by Heiko Braak( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As indicated by its title, this monograph deals chiefly with morphologically recognizable deviations from the normal anatomical condition of the human CNS. The AD-associated pathology is illustrated from its beginnings (sometimes even in childhood) to its final form, which is reached late in life. The AD process commences much earlier than the clinically recognizable phase of the disorder, and its timeline includes an extended preclinical phase. The further the pendulum swings away from the symptomatic final stages towards the early pathology, the more obvious the lesions become, although from a standpoint of severity they are more unremarkable and thus frequently overlooked during routine neuropathological assessment. For this reason, the authors deal with the hallmark lesions in the early phases of the AD process in considerable detail
Dystrophic (senescent) rather than activated microglial cells are associated with tau pathology and likely precede neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease by Wolfgang J Streit( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Atlas de la enfermedad de alzheimer( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Untersuchungen am Zentralnervensystem von Chimaera monstrosa und Spinax niger by Heiko Braak( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.33 for Neuroanato ... to 0.97 for Dystrophic ...)

An atlas of Alzheimer's diseaseAtlas de la enfermedad de alzheimer
Alternative Names
Braak, H. 1937-

Heiko Braak deutscher Anatom und Pathologe

Heiko Braak Duits neurowetenschapper

Heiko Braak German scientist



Neuroanatomy and pathology of sporadic Parkinson's diseaseAtlas de la enfermedad de alzheimer