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Biomedical Sciences - Neuroscience | Development and Flexibility

Development and Flexibility

Whatson, Terry, Stirling, Vicky (Eds.)

Jointly published with the Open University, UK

1998, VI, 194 pp. 80 figs.


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  • About this textbook

This is an introductory text to the development of the nervous system with particular emphasis on the relationship between development and behaviour. The first chapters focus on the development of the nervous system, the second part of the book considers the output of the developing nervous system -behaviour-, examining the role of factors present during development which influence the growth of the nervous system and subsequent behaviour. The subject matter is extensively illustrated in clear, two-colour diagrams, and each chapter ends with a list of learning objectives and questions.

Content Level » Lower undergraduate

Keywords » behaviour - developmental neurobiology - learning memory - nervous system

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Neuroscience

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Birth and Growth of Neurons.- Neuron-target Interactions in Developing and Adult Animals.- Development of Behaviour.- The Cellular Basis of Learning and Memory.- Epilogue.- General Further Reading.- Answers to Questions.- Glossary

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