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A structure in the early stage of brain development from which the brain and spinal cord develop
Neural Stem Cell
Is a self-renewing, multipotential cell that gives rise to any of the different types of neuron and glia in the nervous system
Is the precursor cell derived from a stem cell and it migraes and produces a neuron or a glial cell
Is a chemical compound that acts to support growth and differentiation in the dev eloping neurons and may act to keep certain neurons alive in adulthood
Radial Glial Cell
Is a path-making cell that a migating neuron follows to its appropriate destination
A process at the end of a developing axon that reaches out to search for a potential target or to sample th intercellular environment
Cell-Adhesion Molecule (CAM)
Ia a chemical to which specific cells can aadhere, thus aiding in migation
A hypothesis at the processes of cell death and synptic pruning are, like natural selection in species, the out come of competition among neurons for connections and metabolic resourses in a natural environment
A proposal that neurons or teir axons and dendrites are drown toward a signaling chemical that indicates the correct pathway
Is a condition in which vision in one eye is reduced as a result of the two eyes to point in the same direction
A developmental window during which some event has a long-lasting influence on the brain and is often refered to as a sensitve period
A process that predisposes an animal to form an attachment to objects or animals at a critical period in development
A process by which exposure to androgens ( male hormones) alters the brain, rendering it male-like
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