Organizing Principles of Neural Development

  • S. C. Sharma

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. José A. Campos-Ortega, Ruth Lehmann, Fernando Jiminez, Ursula Dietrich
    Pages 129-143
  3. Gunther S. Stent
    Pages 145-160
  4. Gunther S. Stent
    Pages 161-175
  5. S. C. Sharma, R. Petrucci
    Pages 177-186
  6. Viggo M. Fosse, Ivar Kvale, Ragnar Lund-Karlsen, Frode Fonnum
    Pages 187-203
  7. Christine Gall, Nicholas Brecha, John G. Parnavelas
    Pages 205-249
  8. Verne S. Caviness Jr., Alan L. Pearlman
    Pages 277-305
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 415-421

About this book


This volume contains summaries of most of the invited presentations at the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Organizing Principles of Neural Development", held in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, from June 1-12, 1982. The meeting was intended to bring together a select group of investigators to present their views on problems in the field and to foster extensive discussions in smaller groups. It was hoped that such communications would pique curiousity and creativity among the students and thus help in formulating additional hypotheses regarding the type of interactions which might underlie neural development. Despite the wide range of material covered at this institute, a common theme seemed to emerge: at all stages of their develop­ mental history, the cells of the nervous system interact with previously generated cells (both neurons and non-neurons) as well as with other constituents of the developmental milieu. The pre­ sentations at this meeting helped in comprehending how a relatively "simple" series of sequential events might provide the necessary information needed to generate the diversity, characteristic of the adult nervous system, without hypothesizing on the existence of specific genes acting to control each step.


Drosophila Neuron Regeneration biology cells cortex development embryo genes growth information nervous system neurobiology semantics system

Editors and affiliations

  • S. C. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.New York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

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