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Title Building brains : an introduction to neural development / David Price [and others]
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xv, 331 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Models and methods for studying neural development -- The anatomy of developing nervous systems -- Neural induction : an early example of how intercellular signalling determines cell fates -- Patterning the neuroectoderm -- Neurogenesis : generating neural cells -- Neuronal migration -- How neurons develop their shapes -- Axon pathfinding : the long and winding road -- Map formation -- Maturation of functional properties -- Life and death in the developing nervous system -- Experience-dependent development
Summary The development of a brain from its simple beginnings in the embryo to the extraordinarily complex fully-functional adult structure is a truly remarkable process. Understanding how it occurs remains a formidable challenge despite enormous advances over the last century and current intense world-wide scientific research. A greater knowledge of how nervous systems construct themselves will bring huge benefits for human health and future technologies. Unravelling the mechanisms that lead to the development of healthy brains should help scientists tackle currently incurable diseases of the nervous
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Developmental neurobiology.
Nervous system -- Growth.
Neurons -- physiology
Nervous System -- anatomy & histology
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Developmental neurobiology.
Nervous system -- Growth.
Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Health & Biological Sciences.
Form Electronic book
Author Price, David J., 1957 December 20-
LC no. 2010053724
ISBN 9780470979631