The Neurobiology Of Brain And Behavioral Development by Robbin GibbThe Neurobiology Of Brain And Behavioral Development by Robbin Gibb

The Neurobiology Of Brain And Behavioral Development

byRobbin GibbEditorBryan Kolb

Hardcover | October 23, 2017

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The Neurobiology of Brain and Behavioral Developmentprovides an overview of the process of brain development, including recent discoveries on how the brain develops. This book collates and integrates these findings, weaving the latest information with core information on the neurobiology of brain development. It focuses on cortical development, but also features discussions on how the other parts of the brain wire into the developing cerebral cortex. A systems approach is used to describe the anatomical underpinnings of behavioral development, connecting anatomical and molecular features of brain development with behavioral development.

The disruptors of typical brain development are discussed in appropriate sections, as is the science of epigenetics that presents a novel and instructive approach on how experiences, both individual and intergenerational, can alter features of brain development. What distinguishes this book from others in the field is its focus on both molecular mechanisms and behavioral outcomes. This body of knowledge contributes to our understanding of the fundamentals of brain plasticity and metaplasticity, both of which are also showcased in this book.

  • Provides an up-to-date overview of the process of brain development that is suitable for use as a university textbook at an early graduate or senior undergraduate level
  • Breadth from molecular level (Chapters 5-7) to the behavioral/cognitive level (Chapters 8-12), beginning with Chapters 1-4 providing a historical context of the ideas
  • Integrates the neurobiology of brain development and behavior, promoting the idea that animal models inform human development
  • Presents an emphasis on the role of epigenetics and brain plasticity in brain development and behavior
Dr. Gibb is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. She received her Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD degrees from the University of Lethbridge. Gibb's animal research is focused on how early experiences influence brain development and recovery from early brain injury. She has ex...
Title:The Neurobiology Of Brain And Behavioral DevelopmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 23, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:012804036X

ISBN - 13:9780128040362

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Table of Contents

General Perspectives in Brain Development 1. Overview of Brain Development 2. Perspectives on behavioral development 3. Overview of factors affecting brain development 4. The role of animal models in developmental brain research

Molecular Perspectives in Brain Development 5. Stem Cells to Function 6. Critical periods and cortical development 7. Epigenetics and genetics of brain development

Behavior 8. Visual System 9. Motor Systems 10. Language and cognition 11. Toward an Understanding of the Neural Basis of Executive Function Development 12. Rough-and-tumble play and the development of the social brain: What do we know, how do we know it, and what do we need to know?

Factors Influencing Development 13. Brain Plasticity and Experience 14. Hormones and Development 15. Injury 16. Socio-economic status