This fifth of 15 short atlases reimagines the classic 5-volume Atlas of Human Central Nervous System Development. This volume presents serial sections from specimens between 31 mm and 33 mm with detailed annotations, together with 3D reconstructions. An introduction summarizes human CNS development by using high-resolution photos of methacrylate-embedded rat embryos at a similar stage of development as the human specimens in this volume. The accompanying Glossary gives definitions for all the terms used in this volume and all the others in the Atlas.


  • Classic anatomical atlases
  • Detailed labeling of structures in the developing brain offers updated terminology and the identification of unique developmental features, such as, germinal matrices of specific neuronal populations and migratory streams of young neurons
  • Appeals to neuroanatomists, developmental biologists, and clinical practioners
  • A valuable reference work on brain development that will be relevant for decades

PART I. INTRODUCTION; Organization of the Atlas; Plate Preparation; Development in Specimens (CR 31 to 33 mm); References; PART II. 32 mm Crown Rump Length, C609; Plates 1-10 A/B; High-Magnification Plates 11-16 A/B; PART III. 31 mm Crown Rump Length, C9226; Plates 17-36 A/B; High-Magnification Plates 37-38 A/B; PART IV. 33 mm Crown Rump Length, C145; Plates 39-48 A/D;High-Magnification Plates 49-63 A/B