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- noun The study of the
formationand developmentof the brainand nervous systemin the embryo
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With respect to Freud's status as a scientist, Crews neglects to inform his readers that before his psychoanalytic work began, Freud had written and published well over 100 papers and monographs on neuroanatomy, neuroembryology, and clinical neurology.
Studies in this last decade have not only provided new strong evidence of the most important contributions of NGF in the field of neuroembryology, but brought to the fore its significance in the more general field of neuroscience and also prospect its role in that of the immune system.
The side branch of experimental neuroembryology, which had stemmed out from the common tree and was entirely devoted to the study of the trophic interrelations between neuronal cell populations and between these and the innervated organs and tissues, was then in its initial vigorous growth phase.
A brief account of the state-of-the-art of experimental neuroembryology in the forties, when interest in this approach to the study of the developing nervous system was waning, is a prerequisite for understanding the sudden unforeseeable turn of events which resulted in the discovery of the
The institute has four more directors, working on cell biology, with frog (Peter Hausen) and neuroembryology, with chick embryos (Alfred Gierer, Friedrich