The Developing Brain

Paperback | March 15, 2001

byMichael Brown, Roger Keynes, Andrew Lumsden

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An up to date and comprehensive overview of the developing nervous system, with particular emphasis on the vertebrate brain. The past two decades have witnessed dramatic advances in our understanding of neural development in both invertebrates and vertebrates. Recent advances in the moleculargenetic basis of developmental mechanisms are integrated with a synthesis of the classical literature to provide coverage of the key events, from the first appearance of the nervous system in the early embryo through postnatal and later stages. The book is intended for final year undergraduates,graduate students and postdocs doing courses in developmental neurobiology. The extensive reference list will also make it a useful source book for teachers and researchers in the field.

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An up to date and comprehensive overview of the developing nervous system, with particular emphasis on the vertebrate brain. The past two decades have witnessed dramatic advances in our understanding of neural development in both invertebrates and vertebrates. Recent advances in the moleculargenetic basis of developmental mechanisms ar...

Michael Brown is in the Department of Physiology, University of Oxford. Roger Keynes is in the Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge. Andrew Lumsden is in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Guy's Hospital, London.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198547935

ISBN - 13:9780198547938

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Table of Contents

1. Model systems and review of early morphogenesis2. Origins of the nervous system: neural induction3. Patterning the central nervous system4. The emergence of neural fate5. The neural crest6. Glia and myelination7. Development of cerebral cortex and cerebellar cortex8. Development of sense organs9. Growth and guidance of axons and dendrites10. The formation of topographic maps11. Synapse formation12. Neurotrophic factors and their receptors13. Nerve cell death14. Rearrangement and stabilisation of synaptic connections15. The synaptic basis of learning16. Trophic interactions between neurons in the adult nervous system17. Repair and plasticity in the adult vertebrate nervous system

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`This is an inexpensive yet important book on neural development. It should be in neurology, neurosurgery, and bioscience libraries.'Doody's Electronic Journal, March 2003.