Theoretical Models of Neural Development

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Constructing a functioning nervous system requires the precise orchestration of a vast array of mechanical, molecular, and neural-activity-dependent cues. Theoretical models can play a vital role in helping to frame quantitative issues, reveal mathematical commonalities between apparently diverse systems, identify what is and what is not possible in principle, and test the abilities of specific mechanisms to explain the data. This review focuses on the progress that has been made over the last decade in our theoretical understanding of neural development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-199
Number of pages17
StatePublished - Oct 26 2018


  • Biological Sciences
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • In Silico Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Theoretical Neuroscience

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