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Cortical Development

Neural Diversity and Neocortical Organization

Editors: Kageyama, Ryoichiro, Yamamori, Tetsuo (Eds.)

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  • Comprises state-of-the-art reviews on neural stem cell regulation and proneural gene functions
  • Provides details of the mechanisms of neuronal diversity and connectivity formation
  • Identifies new genes controlling synapse formation and higher brain functions
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This book reviews recent progress in cortical development research, focusing on the mechanisms of neural stem cell regulation, neuronal diversity and connectivity formation, and neocortical organization. Development of the cerebral cortex, the center for higher brain functions such as cognition, memory, and decision making, is one of the major targets of current research. The cerebral cortex is divided into many areas, including motor, sensory, and visual cortices, each of which consists of six layers containing a variety of neurons with different activities and connections. As this book explains, such diversity in neuronal types and connections is generated at various levels. First, neural stem cells change their competency over time, giving sequential rise to distinct types of neurons and glial cells: initially deep layer neurons, then superficial layer neurons, and lastly astrocytes. The activities and connections of neurons are further modulated via interactions with other brain regions, such as the thalamocortical circuit, and via input from the environment. This book on cortical development is essential reading for students, postdocs, and neurobiologists.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Dynamic Notch Signaling in Neural Progenitor Cells

    Pages 1-17

    Shimojo, Hiromi (et al.)

  • Proneural Proteins and the Development of the Cerebral Cortex

    Pages 19-41

    Heng, Julian (et al.)

  • The Role of the Transcription Factor Pax6 in Brain Development and Evolution: Evidence and Hypothesis

    Pages 43-61

    Osumi, Noriko (et al.)

  • Regulatory Mechanisms Underlying the Neurogenesis-to-Gliogenesis Switch by Neural Stem Cells

    Pages 63-87

    Shimazaki, Takuya

  • Specification of GABAergic Neocortical Interneurons

    Pages 89-126

    Miyoshi, Goichi (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54496-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54495-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-56117-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cortical Development
Book Subtitle
Neural Diversity and Neocortical Organization
Editors
  • Ryoichiro Kageyama
  • Tetsuo Yamamori
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54496-8
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54496-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54495-1
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56117-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 282
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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