Description

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

Readership

Geneticists, molecular biologists, neurobiologists

Table of Contents

Contributors

Aggression

Evolutionary Aspects of Aggression

I. Introduction

II. Sexual Selection

III. Mating Systems

IV. When to Fight and When to Flee

V. Case Studies: Sexual Dimorphism

VI. Humans and the Mammalian Pattern

Acknowledgment

Signaling Aggression

I. Introduction

II. Bird Song Signals Aggressive Intentions: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

III. Visual Displays Signal Aggressive Intent in Cephalopods: The Sweet Smell of Success

Acknowledgments

Self-Structuring Properties of Dominance Hierarchies

I. Introduction

II. Definitions

III. Animal Models

IV. Factors Affecting Dominance Relationships in Pairs of Animals

V. Formation of Dominance Relationships and Dominance Hierarchies in Groups

VI. A New Approach to Explaining the Formation of Linear Hierarchies: Behavioral Processes

VII. Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Neurogenomic Mechanisms of Aggression in Songbirds

I. Aggression in Context

II. Hormonal Mechanisms of Aggression

III. Transcriptional Activity and Neural Mechanisms of Aggression in Birds

IV. A Natural Model Uniting Social Behavior, Hormones, and Genetics

V. Future Directions

Acknowledgments

Genetics of Aggression in Voles

I. Introduction

II. The Prairie Vole Model

III. Neural Correlates

IV. Neural Circuitry

V. Neurochemical Regulation of Selective Aggression

VI. Molecular Genetics of Selective Aggression

VII. Drug-Induced Aggression

VIII. Conclusions and Future Directions

Acknowledgments

The Neurochemistry of Human Aggression

I. Introduction

II. Serotonin

III. Dopamine

IV. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline)

V. GABA

V

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780123808592
Print ISBN:
9780123808585

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