The seventh of 15 short atlases reimagining the classic 5-volume Atlas of Human Central Nervous System Development. This volume presents serial sections from specimens between 57 mm and 60 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 atlas

• 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 practitioners

• A valuable reference work on brain development that will be relevant for decades

PART I. INTRODUCTION --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1

Organization of the Atlas ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1

Plate Preparation ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1

Development in Specimens (CR 57 to 60 mm) ----------------------------------------------------------2

References ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11

PART II. 57 mm Crown Rump Length, C1500 --------------------------------------------------------------------12

Low-Magnification Plates 121 AB -------------------------------------------------------------------14–55

PART III. 60 mm Crown Rump Length, Y1-59 --------------------------------------------------------------------56

Low-Magnification Plates 2242 AB -----------------------------------------------------------------5899

High-Magnification Plates 43-56 A–B---------------------------------------------------------------100-127