Talk:Development of the nervous system

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Brain development

new section on migration[edit]

...has been added but needs work PRH969 14:02, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

This needs A LOT of work. 04:19, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

do realize this. Feel free to make your contribution PRH969 13:29, 22 September 2007 (UTC)


I've just started a new section, patterning. It needs input about the rostrocaudal axis and HOX genes. I will get round to this soon hopefully, as well as updating neural migration. Feel free to edit away too Snellios (talk) 23:56, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


There is also a page Neural development in humans, very similar, but there was no link from here to there and vice versa. Added to "see also". Specialist attention needed. --CopperKettle 18:30, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

This article seems to be largely human-oriented, though it is not stated explicitly. Gypsydoctor (talk) 22:52, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Neural Induction, Neurotrophic Hypothesis, Synapse Formation[edit]

Added content to these sections. --Anirvan0419 (talk) 13:20, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Very nice to see all this information being added. While I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, I wonder if there is anything you can do to make the added material more accessible to a wider group of readers? Ideally an ordinary undergraduate, or even advanced high school student, should be able to get the gist of a Wikipedia article on a broad topic like this. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 16:50, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

It's a very good point. Having a separate page called "Brain Development" would have been helpful to provide a general introduction, but a "Brain Development" search directs the reader to this page, which is really quite technical. I will try to add some material to make the page more accessible for the general reader. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Anirvan0419 (talkcontribs) 12:12, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Synapse Elimination[edit]

Needs references. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:28, 11 April 2010 (UTC)


Can anyone help with a timeline for completion of synaptic development in humans?

LookingGlass (talk) 09:39, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

"Evolution of Brain Development" Section.[edit]

This section has a lot of issues, but I don't know enough about the subject to fix them:

  • No citations in the entire section
  • Shows bias: "These basic emotions were not developed enough for these species to love and care for their offspring properly."
  • Unsubstantiated: "These underdeveloped emotions might have led the parents to kill their own offspring if a predator that they couldn’t protect themselves from did not already kill them"
  • Shows bias: "the first mammals were created"
  • Shows bias: "emotional ability allowed for mammals to not only care for their offspring but also to live with their partner and/or herd"
  • Shows bias and unsubstantiated: "last big phase of brain development."

Is this section really appropriate here at all? Perhaps instead a link to, which happens to state that the model of evolution discussed here is discredited. -- (talk) 22:52, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Gah. I've removed that section. It isn't really about neural development at all, it's a poorly written summary of MacLean's triune brain theory. Looie496 (talk) 04:32, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Requested move 19 September 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: no consensus. Proposed title created as a redirect. Jenks24 (talk) 08:07, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Neural developmentDevelopment of the nervous system – A move to a title that describes the scope of this article, using language readers can understand. Removes the ambiguity of "Neural" (neurons? nervous system?). Is consistent with other "Development of..." articles. Tom (LT) (talk) 07:19, 19 September 2015 (UTC) Relisted. Jenks24 (talk) 15:50, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Disagree. There is no need to dumb down things like that Dan6233 (talk) 04:55, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

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