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The Fundamentals of Brain Development

Integrating Nature and Nurture

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$74.50 • £59.95 • €67.00

ISBN 9780674026742

Publication Date: 02/28/2008


440 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

50 line illustrations, 10 halftones, 7 tables


  • 1. The Central Questions about Psychological and Biological Development
  • 2. The Gene: Evolution of a Concept
  • 3. Initial Patterning of the Embryonic Brain: Formation of the Neural Plate
  • 4. Initial Patterning of the Embryonic Brain: Formation of the Neural Tube
  • 5. Molecular Patterning of the Primary Spatial Dimensions of the Embryo
  • 6. The Production of Brain Cells: Neurons and Glia
  • 7. Neuronal Migration and Neuronal Differentiation
  • 8. Shaping the Emerging Cortical Network: The Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors
  • 9. Late Prenatal and Postnatal Changes in Human Brain Structure
  • 10. Plasticity and the Role of Experience in Neocortical Development
  • 11. The Importance of Brain Development for Psychology
  • Index

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