Genes interact with the environment, experience, and biology of the brain to shape an animal’s behavior. This latest volume in Advances in Genetics, organized according to the most widely used model organisms, describes the latest genetic discoveries in relation to neural circuit development and activity.

Key Features

  • Explores the latest topics in neural circuits and behavior research in zebrafish, drosophila, C.elegans, and mouse models
  • Includes methods for testing with ethical, legal, and social implications
  • Critically analyzes future prospects


Geneticists, molecular biologists, neurobiologists

Table of Contents

Introduction - Aggression

Robert Huber and Patricia A Brennan

Part I

  1. Functional and Phylogenetic Aspects of Aggression: The Consequences of Sexual Selection
  2. Patrik Lindenfors and Birgitta Tullberg

  3. Signaling Aggression - aggressive intent and fighting ability
  4. Moira van Staaden, William A. Searcy and Roger T. Hanlon

  5. The Self-Structuring Properties of Dominance Hierarchies: A New Perspective
  6. Ivan D. Chase and Kristine Seitz

    Part II

  7. Aggression in Songbirds: Hormones, Neural Circuits, and Genes
  8. Donna L. Maney and James L. Goodson

  9. Sex, Drugs, and Violence: Neurobiology of Aggression in Monogamous Prairie Voles
  10. Kyle L. Gobrogge and Zuoxin W. Wang

  11. The Neurochemistry of Human Aggression
  12. Emil F. Coccaro and Rachel Yanowitch

    Part III

  13. Human Aggression across the Lifespan: Genetic Propensities and Environmental Moderators
  14. Laura Baker and Catherine Tuvblad

  15. Preinatal Risk Factors in the Development of Aggression and Violence
  16. Patricia Brennan, Jamie LaPrairie, Julia C. Schechter and Brittany A. Robinson

  17. Neurocriminology

Benjamin R. Nordstrom, Yu Gao, Melissa Peskin, Anna S. Rudo-Hutt, Robert A. Schug, Yaling Yang and Adrian Raine


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