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Developmental Neuropsychobiology is a compendium of papers that deals with developmental neuroscience and developmental psychology, as well as the broad range of approaches toward brain-behavior development. One paper reviews the embryonic mechanisms including the pattern formation that develops in a single fertilized egg, particularly focusing on limb innervation as a special case of pattern formation. Another paper discusses the regulation of nerve fiber elongation during embryogenesis. One author analyzes the pathways and changing connections in the nervous system of the insect: he shows that manipulating neural organization by grafting results in the ability of the transplanted sensory cells to find the proper central connections. Another paper reviews the sex differences in developmental plasticity of behavior and the brain. These differences point to the vulnerability of males during development to incidences of autism, dyslexia, or cerebral palsy compared to females. One paper also examines alternative perceptions of parent- offspring relationships. This collection can prove helpful for researchers, students, and academicians involved in the disciplines of biological or psychological sciences.
1 Embryonic Mechanisms
I. Pattern Formation
II. The Limb as a Model System
III. Peripheral Innervation
2 Regulation of Nerve Fiber Elongation during Embryogenesis
II. Neurite Formation In Vitro
III. Regulation of the Route of Neurite Growth In Vitro
IV. Regulation of the Route of Nerve Fiber Elongation In Vivo
V. Is Regulation of Nerve Fiber Growth Related to Synaptogenesis?
3 Pathways and Changing Connections in the Developing Insect Nervous System
II. Embryogenesis: Foundations for Neurogenesis
III. Postembryonic Development: Remodeling en Route
IV. Ectopic Sensilla: An Experimental Approach to Pathfinding in the Nervous System
4 The Normal and Abnormal Development of the Mammalian Visual System
II. Patterns of Organization
III. Normal Development
IV. Variants of Normal Development
5 Do Neurotransmitters, Neurohumors, and Hormones Specify Critical Periods?
I. An Hierarchical Model for the Specification of Critical Periods
II. Neurotransmitters and Neurohumors as Develomental Signals
III. Hormones as Temporal Regulators of Postnatal Neurogenesis
IV. Hormonal-Humoral Interactions
V. Drugs, Stress, and Other Environmental Influences on the Humoral and Hormonal Milieu of the Developing Nervous System: Implications for Their Teratogenic Effects
VI. Summary and Conclusions
6 Sexual Differentiation of the Brain
II. Possible Mechanisms of Steroid Action
III. Sexual Dimorphism of Brain Structure
IV. The Possible Role of a-Fetoprotein
V. The Possible Importance of Estrogen Per Se
VI. An Experimental Approach to the Problem
VII. How Might Hormones Change Growth Patterns and Neuronal Circuits?
VIII. Hormonal Effects: Direct or Indirect?
IX. In Vitro Veritas
7 Behavioral Neuroembryology: Motor Perspectives
III. Embryology of Behavior and Its Neural Correlates
IV. Development of Specific Motor Patterns
V. Tissue Culture Approaches to Neurobehavioral Problems
VI. Conclusions and Future Priorities
8 Ontogeny of the Encephalization Process
I. Behavioral Development
II. Encephalization of the Spinal Motor System
III. The Encephalization Process
IV. Interference with Encephalization
9 Neuronal Activity as a Shaping Factor in Postnatal Development of Visual Cortex
II. Experience Effects on Binocularity
III. Evidence for a Central Control of Experience-Dependent Modifications
IV. A Voltage-Dependent Threshold for Hebbian Modifications?
V. The Chemical Nature of Permissive Gating Signals
VI. Implications for Normal Development
VII. Concluding Remarks
10 Experience and Development in the Visual System: Anatomical Studies
II. Normal Development
III. Effects of Visual Deprivation on Development
IV. Binocularly Competitive and Noncompetitive Mechanisms
V. Summary and Conclusions
11 Experience and Visual Development: Behavioral Evidence
I. Introduction: General Perspectives and Methodology
II. Specific Visual Capacities and Sensory Experience
III. Concluding Observations
12 Neural Correlates of Development and Plasticity in the Auditory, Somatosensory, and Olfactory Systems
II. The Auditory System
III. The Somatosensory System
IV. The Olfactory System
V. Dimensions of Plasticity
VI. Implications for Behavior
13 What's Special about Development? Thoughts on the Bases of Experience-Sensitive Synaptic Plasticity
II. Overproduction of Synapses and Expected Information
III. Synaptogenesis and Unexpected Information
IV. Mechanisms of Synapse Pattern Change in Later Development and Adulthood
14 Sex Differences in Developmental Plasticity of Behavior and the Brain
I. Introduction: Human Development
II. Sex Differences in Animals in Response to the Environment
III. Implications for Human Sex Differences
15 The Development of Olfactory Control over Behavior
III. Contact Behavior (Huddling)
V. Olfactory Conditioning outside the Nest
VI. Neural Development of the Olfactory System
VII. A Model for Olfactory Modification of Behavior during Ontogeny
VIII. Conclusions and Future Directions
16 New Views of Parent-Offspring Relationships
II. Some Seminal Concepts: Antecedents to New Views
III. Concepts of Infancy and Development
IV. Models of Parent-Offspring Relationships
V. Form and Functions of Parent-Offspring Relationships
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- © Academic Press 1986
- 21st May 1986
- Academic Press
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