This is an historical archive of the activities of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit (MRC ANU) that operated at the University of Oxford from 1985 until March 2015. The MRC ANU established a reputation for world-leading research on the brain, for training new generations of scientists, and for engaging the general public in neuroscience. The successes of the MRC ANU are now built upon at theĀ MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.


A 3D Neurolucida reconstruction of a large intercalated (L-ITC) neuron (TJX-31A) recorded in the amygdala of an adult rat in vivo. Soma and dendrites (blue lines) are in the intermediate capsule; the axon innervates predominantly the amygdala (LA, orange lines; BLA, red lines), but also projects rostrally to the endopiriform nucleus and caudally to the perirhinal cortex (orange lines).