Developmental Psychobiology

  • Elliott M. Blass

Part of the Handbook of Behavioral Neurobiology book series (HBNE, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Elliott M. Blass
    Pages 1-14
  3. Brett A. Johnson, Michael Leon
    Pages 53-80
  4. Helmut V. B. Hirsch, Suzannah Bliss. Tieman, Martin Barth, Helen Ghiradella
    Pages 81-142
  5. Mark S. Blumberg
    Pages 199-228
  6. Jerry A. Hogan
    Pages 229-279
  7. Warren G. Holmes
    Pages 281-316
  8. Gordon M. Burghardt
    Pages 317-356
  9. Timothy J. DeVoogd, Christine Lauay
    Pages 357-392
  10. John C. Fentress, Simon Gadbois
    Pages 393-431
  11. Susan A. Brunelli, Myron A. Hofer
    Pages 433-482
  12. Aron Weller
    Pages 483-516
  13. David L. Hill
    Pages 517-549
  14. Priscilla Kehoe, William Shoemaker
    Pages 551-585
  15. Meredith J. West, Andrew P. King
    Pages 587-614
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 615-619

About this book


ELLIOTT M. BLASS Fifteen years have passed since the first volume on developmental psychobiology (Blass, 1986) appeared in this series and 13 since the publication of the second volume (Blass, 1988). These volumes documented the status of the broad domain of scientific inquiry called developmental psychobiology and were also written with an eye to the future. The future has been revolutionary in at least three ways. First, there was the demise of a descriptive ethology as we had known it, to be replaced first by sociobiology and later by its more sophisticated versions based on quantitative predictions of social interactions that reflected relatedness and inclu­ sive fitness. Second, there was the emergence of cognitive science, including cogni­ tive development, as an enormously strong and interactive multidisciplinary effort. Making the "functional" brain more accessible made this revolution all the more relevant to our discipline. In the laboratory, immunocytochemical detection of immediate / early genes, such as los, now allows us to trace neuronal circuits activated during complex behaviors. The "functional" brain of primates, especially humans, was also made very accessible through neuroimaging with which we can look at and into brains as they solve and attempt to solve particular tasks. Those of us who were trained in neurology as graduate students two or three decades ago recognize only the people in white coats and patients in beds or on gurneys when we visit neurologi­ cal units today. The rest is essentially new.


Nervous System behavior behavioral ecology neurobiology phenotype

Editors and affiliations

  • Elliott M. Blass
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.Boston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5442-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1209-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0194-0880
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