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2-2-10 - Brain Development Plasticity Repair...

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2-2-10 Brain Development, Plasticity & Repair [email protected] Development of the Brain A. Neural plate thickens B. Neural tube forms - “neurulation” I. Anterior end becomes brain II. Posterior end becomes spinal cord III. Fluid inside becomes ventricles & central canal – failure of the neural tube to close properly results in a neural tube defect. a. Anencephaly – rostral neural tube doesn't close (the brain does not develop) b. Spina bifida – caudal neural tube doesn't close C. Growth & Development of Neurons I. Proliferation II. Migration III. Differentiation
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