Genes Brain Function and Behavior

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior offers a concise description of the nervous system that processes sensory input and initiates motor movements. It reviews how behaviors are defined and measured, and how experts decide when a behavior is perturbed and in need of treatment. Behavioral disorders that are clearly related to a defect in a specific gene are reviewed, and the challenges of understanding complex traits such as intelligence, autism and schizophrenia that involve numerous genes and environmental factors are explored. New methods of altering genes offer hope for treating or even preventing difficulties that arise in our genes. This book explains what genes are, what they do in the nervous system, and how this impacts both brain function and behavior. Presents essential background, facts, and terminology about genes, brain function, and behavior Builds clear explanations on this solid foundation while minimizing technical jargon Explores in depth several single-gene and chromosomal neurological disorders Derives lessons from these clear examples and highlights key lessons in boxes Examines the intricacies of complex traits that involve multiple genetic and environmental factors by applying lessons from simpler disorders Explains diagnosis and definition Includes a companion website with Powerpoint slides and images for each chapter for instructors and links to resources

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  • Author : Douglas Wahlsten
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 299 pages
  • ISBN : 012812833X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior
  • Author : Douglas Wahlsten
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 14 March 2019
GET THIS BOOKGenes, Brain Function, and Behavior

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior offers a concise description of the nervous system that processes sensory input and initiates motor movements. It reviews how behaviors are defined and measured, and how experts decide when a behavior is perturbed and in need of treatment. Behavioral disorders that are clearly related to a defect in a specific gene are reviewed, and the challenges of understanding complex traits such as intelligence, autism and schizophrenia that involve numerous genes and environmental factors are explored.

Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research

Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research
  • Author : Robert T. Gerlai
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 24 April 2018
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Molecular-Genetic and Statistical Techniques for Behavioral and Neural Research presents the most exciting molecular and recombinant DNA techniques used in the analysis of brain function and behavior, a critical piece of the puzzle for clinicians, scientists, course instructors and advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Chapters examine neuroinformatics, genetic and neurobehavioral databases and data mining, also providing an analysis of natural genetic variation and principles and applications of forward (mutagenesis) and reverse genetics (gene targeting). In addition, the book discusses gene

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior
  • Author : Douglas Wahlsten
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 01 March 2019
GET THIS BOOKGenes, Brain Function, and Behavior

Genes, Brain Function, and Behavior offers a concise description of the nervous system that processes sensory input and initiates motor movements. It reviews how behaviors are defined and measured, and how experts decide when a behavior is perturbed and in need of treatment. Behavioral disorders that are clearly related to a defect in a specific gene are reviewed, and the challenges of understanding complex traits such as intelligence, autism and schizophrenia that involve numerous genes and environmental factors are explored.

Regulation of Gene Expression and Brain Function

Regulation of Gene Expression and Brain Function
  • Author : Paul J. Harrison
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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Gene expression converts the information coded by our genes into proteins. These determine the structure and function of an organ such as the brain. Itis therefore an essential process, linking molecular genetics with neurochemistry and behavioral neuroscience. This volume presents a didactic approach to the understanding of the basic processes of gene expression and their involvement in certain brain diseases, such asAlzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Generously illustrated, the contributions provide a valuable outline of this key aspect of molecular neurobiology

Human Language

Human Language
  • Author : Peter Hagoort
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 29 October 2019
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A unique overview of the human language faculty at all levels of organization. Language is not only one of the most complex cognitive functions that we command, it is also the aspect of the mind that makes us uniquely human. Research suggests that the human brain exhibits a language readiness not found in the brains of other species. This volume brings together contributions from a range of fields to examine humans' language capacity from multiple perspectives, analyzing it at genetic,

Genes, Brains, and Emotions

Genes, Brains, and Emotions
  • Author : Andrei C. Miu,Judith R. Homberg,Klaus-Peter Lesch
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 04 April 2019
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The study of emotions has rapidly expanded in recent decades, incorporating interdisciplinary research on the genetic underpinnings and neural mechanisms of emotion. This has involved a wide range of methods from as varied fields as behavioral genetics, molecular biology, and cognitive neuroscience, and has allowed researchers to start addressing complex multi-level questions such as: what is the role of genes in individual differences in emotions and emotional vulnerability to psychopathology, and what are the neural mechanisms through which genes and

Genes, Brains, and Human Potential

Genes, Brains, and Human Potential
  • Author : Ken Richardson
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 21 March 2017
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For countless generations people have been told that their potential as humans is limited and fundamentally unequal. The social order, they have been assured, is arranged by powers beyond their control. More recently the appeal has been to biology, specifically the genes, brain sciences, the concept of intelligence, and powerful new technologies. Reinforced through the authority of science and a growing belief in bio-determinism, the ordering of the many for the benefit of a few has become more entrenched. Yet

Hormones, Brain and Behavior

Hormones, Brain and Behavior
  • Author : Marian Joels
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 December 2016
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Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Third Edition offers a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors, including an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans. Entries have been carefully designed to provide a valuable source of information for students and researchers in neuroendocrinology and those working in related areas, such as biology, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology. This third edition has been substantially restructured to include both foundational information and recent developments in the field. Continuing

Mapping the Brain and Its Functions

Mapping the Brain and Its Functions
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Division of Biobehavioral Sciences and Mental Disorders,Division of Health Sciences Policy,Committee on a National Neural Circuitry Database
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1991
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Significant advances in brain research have been made, but investigators who face the resulting explosion of data need new methods to integrate the pieces of the "brain puzzle." Based on the expertise of more than 100 neuroscientists and computer specialists, this new volume examines how computer technology can meet that need. Featuring outstanding color photography, the book presents an overview of the complexity of brain research, which covers the spectrum from human behavior to genetic mechanisms. Advances in vision, substance abuse,

Behavioral Neurogenomics

Behavioral Neurogenomics
  • Author : Elisabeth B. Binder,Torsten Klengel
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 12 December 2019
GET THIS BOOKBehavioral Neurogenomics

This book provides a unique overview on the most recent developments in initially diverse areas of behavioral genomic research that now start to intertwine to provide more detailed insights into the complex nature of behavior in health and disease. It focuses on our current understanding of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of brain function and how they contribute to the complex formation of behavioral traits and psychiatric disorders. Readers experience diverse perspectives of the contributing authors starting from the genetic viewpoint

Handbook of Molecular-Genetic Techniques for Brain and Behavior Research

Handbook of Molecular-Genetic Techniques for Brain and Behavior Research
  • Author : Wim E. Crusio,R.T. Gerlai
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 October 1999
GET THIS BOOKHandbook of Molecular-Genetic Techniques for Brain and Behavior Research

The book gives a broad overview of recombinant DNA techniques for the behavioral neuroscientist, with illustrative examples of applications. Species covered include rodents (mainly mice), Drosophila melanogaster, Caenorhabditis elegans and Danio rerio. Experimental techniques required to characterize the behavioral phenotypes of mutant animals is provided. Several aspects of novel molecular-genetic techniques are overviewed and possible research strategies are explained. The sections of the book start with general descriptions of techniques followed by illustrative examples. It is divided into six sections.

The Genetics and Epigenetics of Sex Differences in the Brain

The Genetics and Epigenetics of Sex Differences in the Brain
  • Author : Negar Montakhab Ghahramani
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 17 October 2021
GET THIS BOOKThe Genetics and Epigenetics of Sex Differences in the Brain

The major drivers underlying sexually dimorphic brain development are gonadal hormones, namely testosterone (T). During the perinatal sensitive period, a time when the embryonic brain is maximally sensitive to changes in the levels of gonadal hormones, exposure to T has permanent organizing effects on the brain, the molecular basis of which is not known. One potential mechanism for the long term permanence may be DNA methylation. To examine the contribution of epigenetic mechanisms to both the establishment and maintenance of