Development in the CNS

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison


Neuronal development proceeds in an orderly fashion during development of the embryo and fetus. There are certain stages of development that are consistent across individuals during gestation. Following birth, changes in the brain are related to genetics, biology, and environmental stimulation. This chapter will provide an overview of development pre- and postnatally, and discuss challenges that develop due to environmental aspects (stress, substance abuse, toxins, etc.).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Semrud-Clikeman
    • 1
  • Phyllis Anne Teeter Ellison
    • 2
  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityLansingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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