Handbooks of Behavioral Neurobiology

Developmental Psychobiology

Editors: Blass, Elliott M. (Ed.)

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ELLIOTT M. BLASS Fifteen years have passed since the first volume on developmental psychobiology (Blass, 1986) appeared in this series and 13 since the publication of the second volume (Blass, 1988). These volumes documented the status of the broad domain of scientific inquiry called developmental psychobiology and were also written with an eye to the future. The future has been revolutionary in at least three ways. First, there was the demise of a descriptive ethology as we had known it, to be replaced first by sociobiology and later by its more sophisticated versions based on quantitative predictions of social interactions that reflected relatedness and inclu­ sive fitness. Second, there was the emergence of cognitive science, including cogni­ tive development, as an enormously strong and interactive multidisciplinary effort. Making the "functional" brain more accessible made this revolution all the more relevant to our discipline. In the laboratory, immunocytochemical detection of immediate / early genes, such as los, now allows us to trace neuronal circuits activated during complex behaviors. The "functional" brain of primates, especially humans, was also made very accessible through neuroimaging with which we can look at and into brains as they solve and attempt to solve particular tasks. Those of us who were trained in neurology as graduate students two or three decades ago recognize only the people in white coats and patients in beds or on gurneys when we visit neurologi­ cal units today. The rest is essentially new.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Blass, Elliott M.

    Pages 1-14

  • Early Development of Behavior and the Nervous System, An Embryological Perspective

    Oppenheim, R. W.

    Pages 15-52

  • Spatial Coding in the Olfactory System

    Johnson, Brett A. (et al.)

    Pages 53-80

  • Tunable Seers

    Hirsch, Helmut V. B. (et al.)

    Pages 81-142

  • Development of Sex Differences in the Nervous System

    Forger, Nancy G.

    Pages 143-198

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developmental Psychobiology
Editors
  • Elliott M. Blass
Series Title
Handbooks of Behavioral Neurobiology
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-1209-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-1209-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46489-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5442-0
Series ISSN
0194-0880
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 619
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