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:
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.
"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