Development of the Brain

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Early stages in development of human brain. 1, 2, 3, are from an embryo about seven weeks old; 4, about three months old. m, middle cerebral vesicle (mesencephalon); c, cerebellum; m o, medulla oblongata; i, thalamencephalon; h, hemispheres; i’, infundibulum; Fig. 3 shows the several curves which occur in the course of development; Fig. 4 is a lateral view, showing the great enlargement of the cerebral hemispheres which have covered in the thalami, leaving the optic lobes, m, uncovered.




Baker, W. Morrant & Harris, Vincent Dormer Kirkes' Hand-book of Physiology, 13th ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1892) 833


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