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The Human Brain During the Early First Trimester

1st Edition

By Shirley A. Bayer, Joseph Altman

CRC Press

536 pages | 40 Color Illus. | 410 B/W Illus.

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This is the fifth and last Volume in the Atlas of Human Central Nervous System Development Series. It deals with human brain development during the early first trimester from the third through the seventh gestational weeks. Serial sections from 14 specimens are illustrated and annotated in detail, together with 3?D reconstructions of the brains of eight specimens.

The Human Brain During the Early First Trimester focuses on these major themes:

  • Growth of the stockbuilding neural progenitor cells along the expanding shorelines of the superventricles

  • Identification of the mosaic compartments of the neuroepithelium that generate neurons and neuroglia for different brain structures

  • Onset of neurogenesis and expansion of a newly identified meningeal tissue, the superarachnoid reticulum, which provides space for the growing brain parenchyma

  • Migratory paths of neurons in the early-maturing regions of the brain and the formation of the earliest fiber tracts

    Finally, a concluding essay with illustrations and graphs summarizes the major events of human CNS development. It also provides a theoretical account of the morphogenetic processes involved in human CNS development and relates them to current genetic and molecular research in animal models.

    This atlas is also available as part of a five volume set.

  • Reviews

    "This is the definitive histological resource for the study of human brain development. It represents a more comprehensive pictorial depiction of the morphology and cellular reorganization during early neural development than competing books . . . I highly recommend this atlas . . ."

    – Jennifer Brueckner, Ph.D, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Doddy’s Core Titles, 2009

    Table of Contents

    Sagittal Plane Specimens. Frontal Plane Specimens.

    About the Series

    Atlas of Human Central Nervous System Development

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MED070000
    MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology
    SCI072000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
    SCI086000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
    SCI089000
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience