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Developmental Neurobiology

Lynne Bianchi
Publication Date:
October 25, 2017
Content Details:
346 pages | 275 illustrations

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    Developmental Neurobiology tells the extraordinary process of neural development by showing how the scientific discoveries were made and how the hypotheses evolved over time. Each chapter explores the specific mechanisms of development while highlighting the key experiments and methods used to make those discoveries—including descriptions of, and experiments utilizing, both invertebrate and vertebrate animal models. This distinctive approach provides the essential facts while strengthening the reader’s appreciation of the scientific method. Discussions of neurodevelopmental disorders and therapeutic approaches to them will captivate those interested in the more clinical aspects of the field. With its clear illustrations and easy-to-follow writing style, Developmental Neurobiology presents an accessible approach to neural development for undergraduate students.


      • Written by a single author in a clear and consistent writing style, presents a logical and easy to follow discussion about each phase of neural development
      • Presents an accessible approach to developmental neurobiology for students who do not have an extensive background in neuroscience or cell and molecular biology.
      • Clear, informative, and easy-to-follow illustrations support the concepts presented in the text.
      • Highlights neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders where relevant and therapeutic approaches to neurological diseases
  • Contents

    1. An Introduction to Developmental Neurobiology

    2. Neural Induction

    3. Segmentation of the Anterior–Posterior Axis

    4. Patterning Along the Dorsal–Ventral Axis

    5. Proliferation and Migration of Neurons

    6. Cell Determination and Early Differentiation

    7. Neurite Outgrowth, Axonal Pathfinding, and Initial Target Selection

    8. Neuronal Survival and Programmed Cell Death

    9. Synaptic Formation and Reorganization: The Neuromuscular Junction

    10. Synaptic Formation and Reorganization: The Central Nervous System