Ep 196: How neurons find their home



How neurons find their home

Even before birth, billions of brain cells have to figure out what sort of cell to be, where to be, and which other neurons to connect to. Today we talk about the complicated processes that help neurons find their home.

Here’s a video about the beginning of the brain at the beginning of your life.

How baby brains develop

Here are two videos, parts one and two, about how brain cells differentiate via transcription factors.

Human Brain Development – Thomas Jessell, PhD, Edited Pt 1 (of 2)

Human Brain Development – Thomas Jessell, PhD, Edited Pt 2 (of 2)

Here’s an article with plenty of detail on how neurons travel, find their home, and start to link up.

The Basics of Brain Development


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