Building Brains: An Introduction to Neural Development

Published Jun 2011

Building Brains

Professor Peter Kind, Co-Director of the PWC, has published a book entitled Building Brains, An Introduction to Neural Development.
The book, by PWC Principal Investigators D Price, A Jarman, J Mason and P Kind, provides a highly visual and readily accessible introduction to the main events that occur during neural development and the mechanisms by which they occur. Aimed at undergraduate students and postgraduates new to the field, who may not have a background in neuroscience and/or molecular genetics, it explains how cells in the early embryo first become neural, how their proliferation is controlled, what regulates the types of neural cells they become, how neurons connect to each other, how these connections are later refined under the influence of neural activity including that arising from experience, and why some neurons normally die.
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