The Human Brain

Prenatal Development and Structure

  • Miguel Marín-Padilla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 143-145

About this book


This book is unique among the current literature in that it systematically documents the prenatal structural development of the human brain. It is based on lifelong study using essentially a single staining procedure, the classic rapid Golgi procedure, which ensures an unusual and desirable uniformity in the observations. The book is amply illustrated with 81 large, high-quality color photomicrographs never previously reproduced. These photomicrographs, obtained at 6, 7, 11, 15, 18, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 weeks of gestation, offer a fascinating insight into the sequential prenatal development of neurons, blood vessels, and glia in the human brain.


Human Cerebral Cortex Human Cerebral Cortex Neurons, blood vessels and glia developments Neurons, blood vessels and glia developments Prenatal Development Prenatal Development Structure Structure The rapid Golgi method The rapid Golgi method

Authors and affiliations

  • Miguel Marín-Padilla
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  1. 1.WoodburyUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14723-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14724-1
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