Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience

Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience : Epigenetics, Evolution, and Behavior

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The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience is a seminal reference work in the burgeoning field of developmental behavioral neuroscience, which has emerged in recent years as an important sister discipline to developmental psychobiology. This handbook, part of the Oxford Library of Neuroscience, provides an introduction to recent advances in research at the intersection of developmental science and behavioral neuroscience, while emphasizing the central research perspectives of developmental psychobiology. Contributors to the Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience are drawn from a variety of fields, including developmental psychobiology, neuroscience, comparative psychology, and evolutionary biology, demonstrating the opportunities to advance our understanding of behavioral and neural development through enhanced interactions among parallel disciplines. In a field ripe for collaboration and integration, the Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience provides an unprecedented overview of conceptual and methodological issues pertaining to comparative and developmental neuroscience that can serve as a roadmap for researchers and a textbook for educators. Its broad reach will spur new insights and compel new collaborations in this rapidly growing field.show more

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  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 185.42 x 256.54 x 45.72mm | 2,063.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 210 halftones, 210 line illus.
  • 0195314735
  • 9780195314731

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"The epigenetics of behavioral development (aka developmental psychobiology) has a deep and rich history that recently has been overshadowed by discoveries in molecular epigenetics. Although both enterprises seek to understand development, behavioral neuroscientists are concerned principally with the organization of organisms throughout the different stages of their life history. As such, it reveals more about how the individual is formed and functions than do studies that focus only at the level of the control and consequences of gene action. This volume brings together the latest efforts of the most important researchers who synthesize and integrate findings from different levels of biological organization in both animals and humans." - David Crews, Ashbel Smith Professor of Zoology and Psychology, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin "This is an extremely valuable handbook that draws on a stellar group of authors who are integrating behavioral and neurobiological analyses to characterize the ontogeny of psychological capacities. It is clear from the wealth of information and range of topics covered in this book that the field of developmental behavioral neuroscience has matured to a highly productive research area. Coincidentally, because it has also become clear that many neurological and psychiatric disorders have their origins in the course of brain development, the value of this basic research field is immense. Therefore, this volume is a must read, both for the basic neuroscientists who are curious about the emergence of their favorite psychological faculty, and for translational neuroscientists who are looking for clues about where and how brain and behavioral development can go right or go awry." -Howard C. Eichenbaum, Prof. of Psychology and Director, Program of Neuroscience, Boston University "This comprehensive treatment of development draws on the traditions of neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, developmental psychology, and evolutionary biology to produce a volume that ranges from molecules to behavior. The editors have invited specialists to contribute 35 chapters that begin with the assembly of the nervous system and conclude with the development of language and communication. Covering both theoretical issues as well as an enormous range of empirical findings, this ambitious and unique volume will be valuable to the large and diverse community of researchers who concern themselves with the development of behavior and the development of the nervous system." - Larry R. Squire, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology, University of California-San Diego School of Medicine and Research Career Scientist, VA Medical Center, San Diego "The contributors to this volume have succeeded in bringing the recent challenges created by multi-level and multi-disciplinary approaches to bear on the field of Developmental Psychobiology. The result is a return to appreciating the role of the whole organism, which cannot be reduced to a simple unfolding of a genetic blueprint. In addition to its natural specialist audience in its own field, this book is important for all who wish to understand how the systems approach to biology is revolutionising both our concepts and our techniques." - Denis Noble, Professor, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Balliol College, Oxford University "How brains and behavior become built in development is a fundamental issue in behavioral neuroscience. Here Blumberg, Freeman, and Robinson have brought together an outstanding set of leading scientists in the field to write on the most interesting and important aspects of this issue. This book will be the authoritative reference on neurobehavioral development for many years to come. The authors treat a wide range of levels of analysis from genes to neural systems to complex psychological functions, and consider a diversity of creatures from invertebrates to birds, rodents, monkeys and humans. The fundamental questions for how brains arise and become able to generate complex behavioral patterns and psychological functions are addressed in this fine volume better than ever before." - Kent C. Berridge, Professor, Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program, University of Michigan "This is a truly extraordinary new volume on developmental behavioral neuroscience. To my knowledge it is a first. There are many books on developmental neuroscience but not with a strong emphasis on behavioral neuroscience. Indeed the field of behavioral neuroscience has now progressed to the point where such a treatment is necessary. This is a must read for all neuroscientists." - Richard Frederick Thompson, University Professor and William M. Keck Chair in Biological Sciences, University of Southern California "This is a comprehensive and detailed look at developmental behavioral neuroscience from a variety of perspectives and research methodologies. It will be an exceedingly constructive companion for researchers and students alike."--Doody'sshow more

About Mark S. Blumberg

Mark S. Blumberg is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa. He is the author of three books and more than eighty journal articles and book chapters on a wide variety of subjects. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Behavioral Neuroscience. John H. Freeman is Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa. He is the author of more than sixty journal articles and currently serves as Associate Editor of the journal Behavioral Neuroscience. Scott R. Robinson is Associate Professor of Psychology and head of the Laboratory for Comparative Ethogenesis at the University of Iowa. He has authored more than 100 journal articles and chapters on various subjects in ethology and developmental psychobiology. He has also edited one book on fetal behavioral development.show more

Table of contents

1. The Value of Truly Comparative and Holistic Approaches in the Neurosciences ; Patrick Bateson ; 2. Developmental Systems Theory ; Timothy D. Johnston ; 3. Rethinking Epigenesis and Evolution in Light of Developmental Science ; Robert Lickliter and Hunter Honeycutt ; 4. Brain Development: Genes, Epigenetic Events, and Maternal Environments ; Pierre L. Roubertoux, Marc Jamon, and Michele Carlier ; 5. Programmed Cell Death during Nervous System Development: Mechanisms, Regulation, Functions, and Implications for Neurobehavioral Ontogeny ; Ronald W. Oppenheim, Carol Milligan, and Woong Sun ; 6. Development of GABAergic Signaling: From Molecules to Emerging Networks ; Kai Kaila, Peter Blaesse, and Sampsa T. Sipila ; 7. Neural Activity and Visual System Development ; Tony del Rio and Marla B. Feller ; 8. Early Patterns of Electrical Activity in the Developing Cortex ; Rustem Khazipov and Gyorgy Buzsaki ; 9. Experience in the Perinatal Development of Action Systems ; Michele R. Brumley and Scott R. Robinson ; 10. Development of Spinal Cord Locomotor Networks Controlling Limb Movements ; Laurent Vinay, Edouard Pearlstein, and Francois Clarac ; 11. Development of Spinal Motor Networks Controlling Axial Movements ; Keith Sillar ; 12. Role of Spontaneous Movements in Imprinting an Action-Based Body Representation in the Spinal Cord ; Jens Schouenborg ; 13. Developmental and Comparative Neuroscience: Epigenetics, Evolution, and Behavior Development of Sound Localization Mechanisms ; Daniel J. Tollin ; 14. Early Sensory Experience, Behavior, and Gene Expression in Caenorhabditis elegans ; Evan Ardiel, Susan Rai, and Catharine H. Rankin ; 15. Development of Central Visceral Circuits ; Linda Rinaman and Thomas J. Koehnle ; 16. Maternal Care as a Modulating Influence on Infant Development ; Frances A. Champagne and James P. Curley ; 17. Mechanisms of Plasticity in the Development of Cortical Somatosensory Maps ; Reha S. Erzurumlu ; 18. Cross-Modal Plasticity in the Mammalian Neocortex ; Sarah J. Karlen, Deborah L. Hunt, and Leah Krubitzer ; 19. Factors Influencing Neocortical Development in the Normal and Injured Brain ; Bryan Kolb, Celeste Halliwell, and Robbin Gibb ; 20. The Form and Function of Infant Sleep: From Muscle to Neocortex ; Mark S. Blumberg and Adele M. H. Seelke ; 21. Perinatal Gonadal Hormone Influences on Neurobehavioral Development ; Joseph S. Lonstein ; 22. Development of Ingestive Behavior: The Influence of Context and Experience on Sensory Signals Modulating Intake ; Susan E. Swithers ; 23. Multilevel Development: The Ontogeny of Individual and Group Behavior ; Jeffrey R. Alberts and Jeffrey C. Schank ; 24. Ontogeny of Multiple Memory Systems: Eyeblink Conditioning in Rodents and Humans ; Mark E. Stanton, Dragana Ivkovich Claflin, and Jane Herbert ; 25. The Ontogeny of Fear Conditioning ; Rick Richardson and Pamela S. Hunt ; 26. Developmental Neurobiology of Cerebellar Learning ; John H. Freeman ; 27. Developmental Neurobiology of Olfactory Preference and Avoidance Learning ; Regina M. Sullivan, Stephanie Moriceau, Tania Roth, and Kiseko Shionova ; 28. Development of the Hippocampal Memory System: Creating Networks and Modifiable Synapses ; Teodore C. Dumas and Jerry W. Rudy ; 29. Development of Medial Temporal Lobe Memory Processes in Non-Human Primates ; Alyson Zeamer, Maria C. Alvarado, and Jocelyne Bachevalier ; 30. Episodic Memory: Comparative and Developmental Issues ; Michael Colombo and Harlene Hayne ; 31. Hormones and the Development of Communication-Related Social Behavior in Birds ; Elizabeth Adkins-Regan ; 32. The Development of Anti-Predator Behavior ; Jill M. Mateo ; 33. Comparative Perspectives on the Missing Link: Communicative Pragmatics ; Julie Gros-Louis, Meredith J. West, and Andrew P. King ; 34. From Birds to Words: Perception of Structure in Social Interactions Guides Vocal Development and Language Learning ; Michael H. Goldstein and Jennifer A. Schwade ; 35. Relaxed Selection and the Role of Epigenesis in the Evolution of Language ; Terrence W. Deaconshow more