Aspects of Neural Ontogeny

Aspects of Neural Ontogeny

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: A. F. W. Hughes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261379

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Aspects of Neural Ontogeny focuses on the interaction between the nervous system and peripheral organs during development, including history and development of neurons and the functions of nerves and muscles. The book first offers information on the development of neurons, including formation and growth of nerve fibers; growth cone and the extension of nerve fibers; history of the neuron theory; and path of nerve fibers. The manuscript then elaborates on the innervation of the tetrapod limb and the center and periphery. Discussions focus on the relationships between the ventral horn and muscles of the limb; experimental studies on limb plexus and limb nerves; and relationships between spinal nerves and limb muscles. The publication takes a look at the ontogeny of behavior, as well as pattern of motility, spontaneous movements, tetrapod limb, and experimental studies. The book is a dependable reference for readers interested in neural ontogeny.

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  • Contents



    I. Development of the Neuron

    (1) The Formation and Growth of the Nerve Fiber

    (2) The Growth Cone and the Extension of the Nerve Fiber

    (3) The Sheath of Schwann

    (4) The Later History of the Neuron Theory

    (5) The Path of the Nerve Fiber

    (6) Differentiation within the Cell Body


    II. The Innervation of the Tetrapod Limb

    (1) Early Stages

    (2) The Sources of Supply

    (3) The Spinal Roots and Dorsal Root Ganglia in Development

    (4) Relationships Between Spinal Nerves and Limb Muscles

    (5) Relationships Between The Ventral Horn and the Muscles of the Limb

    (6) Experimental Studies on the Limb Plexus and on the Limb Nerves

    (7) The Junction of Nerve and Muscle


    III. Centre and Periphery

    (1) Influence of the Periphery on the Development of the Centre

    (2) Influences of the Centre on the Periphery

    (A) Sense Organs

    (B) Regeneration of Appendages

    (C) Nerves and Muscles


    IV. The Ontogeny of Behaviour

    (1) Patterns of Motility

    (2) The Tetrapod Limb

    (3) Spontaneous Movements

    (4) Experimental Studies

    (A) The Effect of Drugs

    (B) Observations On Operated Larvae and Adults

    (C) Myotypic Specification

    (D) Selective Synaptic Contact

    (E) The Innervation of the Limb

    (F) The Pattern of Central Co-Ordination

    (G) Sensory Relationships


    V. Outlook


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261379

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