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Epigenetics and Behavior : Exploring Biological Determinants of Behavior (Hardcover) (F. Scott Hall &

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Epigenetics and Behavior: Exploring Biological Determinants of Behavior discusses the evolutionary basis of neurodevelopmental regulation of gene expression by experience (epigenetics). While many areas of scientific inquiry have sought to understand what determines the variation in human attributes (phenotypes) that have consistent trait-like features, including anxiety or fearlessness, aggressive or non-aggressive behavior, social or antisocial behavior, charitable or miserly traits, and so forth, this book takes a comprehensive approach.

Over the lifespan of a particular individual, these traits, although flexible, are often highly consistent. The “nature-nurture? or “genes versus environment? discussion is one of the longstanding arguments in all philosophical inquiry.

And now, as we stand on the threshold of a complete understanding of the most fundamental question about human nature, all a result of combined empirical and theoretical advances in epigenetics which influence developmental psychobiology and evolutionary biology, the science is rapidly progressing.

With the advent of epigenetics we now have a mechanism (or mechanisms, really) to explain how this process works at a molecular level - that is, evolutionary selected mechanisms of gene-environment interactions are literally “written? into our genetic code. This book draws together the knowledge and ideas from the different fields that collectively have answered the “nature-nurture? discussion.

  • Integrates the findings of developmental psychobiology with epigenetics in an evolutionary context
  • Written to convey a new perspective on epigenetic effects on behavior, while maintaining fluid writing prose for the uninformed reader
  • Assembles knowledge from a number of fields, including developmental psychobiology, genomics, epigenetics and evolutionary biology to paint a precise picture of epigenetic influences on personality
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Medical
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Academic Pr
Author: F. Scott Hall & Maria T. G. Perona
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2017
TCIN: 52026079
UPC: 9780128013847
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-8707
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