Chapter 1. Fetal Development

  1. J. Gavin Bremner2 and
  2. Theodore D. Wachs3
  1. Raye-Ann deRegnier and
  2. Shivani Desai

Published Online: 21 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327588.ch1

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, The, Volume 2, Second Edition

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, The, Volume 2, Second Edition

How to Cite

deRegnier, R.-A. and Desai, S. (2010) Fetal Development, in Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Infant Development, The, Volume 2, Second Edition (eds J. G. Bremner and T. D. Wachs), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327588.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Lancaster University, UK

  2. 3

    Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332742

Online ISBN: 9781444327588

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Keywords:

  • as the weeks of gestation were a “black box”;
  • adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH);
  • corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH);
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • Formation and differentiation of the neural tube;
  • olfactory bulbs (for smell) and major parts of the brain;
  • Effect of drugs, medications, and toxins on brain development;
  • specific brain functions come “on line” at different points of development;
  • electroencephalogram (EEG);
  • event-related potentials (EPs and ERPs)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anatomic Development

  • Influences on Brain Development

  • Fetal Neurobehavioral Development

  • Auditory Development of the Fetus

  • Experience and Fetal Brain Development

  • Prenatal Learning and Memory

  • Conclusions

  • References