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Textbook Reference: The Nervous System Extends throughout the Body, pg. 41

This video is an animation that shows the development of major brain structures in the human embryo from approximately 27 days after fertilization to birth.

(Developed by Dr. Patricia E. Phelps and Dr. Ata Alijani in collaboration with Dr. Sanjiv Gambhir and James Strommer of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging at UCLA. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation (IBN-9734550), the UCLA Office of Instructional Development, the Jennifer Jones Simon Foundation, and the Dana Foundation.)