Cortical Development

From Specification to Differentiation

  • Christine¬†Hohmann

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 39)

About this book


The cerebral neocortex, a structure unique to the mammalian brain and prerequisite for higher cognitive functions, has since decades attracted the curiosity of neurobiologists and developmental biologists alike. This volume gives a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of early cortical development. It provides concise information on the birth, specification, migration and terminal differentiation of neocortical cells. Both the cellular and molecular events leading to the establishment of a functional neocortex are presented in considerable detail, and possible implications for neurodegenerative diseases are discussed.


Gehirn Glia Neurogenese Neuron Termination brain cell biology cortex gene expression genes influence migration neurogenesis regulation transcription

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine¬†Hohmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyMorgan State UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-53665-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46006-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-0412
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