Neural Circuit Development and Function in the Healthy and Diseased Brain, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123973465
  • ISBN-13: 9780123973467
  • DDC: 612.82
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 848 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms of neural development are essential for understanding evolution and disorders of neural systems. Recent advances in genetic, molecular, and cell biological methods have generated a massive increase in new information, but there is a paucity of comprehensive and up-to-date syntheses, references, and historical perspectives on this important subject. The Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience series is designed to fill this gap, offering the most thorough coverage of this field on the market today and addressing all aspects of how the nervous system and its components develop. Particular attention is paid to the effects of abnormal development and on new psychiatric/neurological treatments being developed based on our increased understanding of developmental mechanisms. Each volume in the series consists of review style articles that average 15-20pp and feature numerous illustrations and full references. Volume 3 offers 40 high level articles devoted mainly to anatomical and functional development of neural circuits and neural systems, as well as those that address neurodevelopmental disorders in humans and experimental organisms.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
Section Editors.
1: Introduction to Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience.
2: Circuit Development.
3: The Form and Functions of Neural Circuits in the Olfactory Bulb.
4: Functional Circuit Development in the Auditory System.
5: Development of the Superior Colliculus/Optic Tectum.
6: Multisensory Circuits.
7: Cerebellar Circuits.
8: Dendritic Spines.
9: Cortical Columns.
10: Neonatal Cortical Rhythms.
11: Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity.
12: Cognitive Development.
13: Introduction to Cognitive Development from a Neuroscience Perspective.
14: Theories in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
15: Structural Brain Development: Birth Through Adolescence.
16: Statistical Learning Mechanisms in Infancy.
17: Development of the Visual System.
18: The Development of Visuospatial Processing.
19: Memory Development.
20: Early Development of Speech and Language: Cognitive, Behavioral, and Neural Systems.
21: The Neural Architecture and Developmental Course of Face Processing.
22: Developmental Neuroscience of Social Perception.
23: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience of Theory of Mind.
24: A Neuroscience Perspective on Empathy and Its Development.
25: Developing Attention and Self-Regulation in Infancy and Childhood.
26: The Neural Correlates of Cognitive Control and the Development of Social Behavior.
27: Executive Function: Development, Individual Differences, and Clinical Insights.
28: The Effects of Stress on Early Brain and Behavioral Development.
29: Sex Differences in Brain and Behavioral Development.
30: Diseases.
31: Neural-Tube Defects.
32: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Targeted Effects of Ethanol on Cell Proliferation and Survival.
33: Azetidine-2-Carboxylic Acid and Other Nonprotein Amino Acids in the Pathogenesis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
34: Down Syndrome.
35: Lissencephalies and Axon Guidance Disorders.
36: Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Schizophrenia at a Single Locus: Complex Gene Regulation and Genomic Instability of 15q11–q13 Cause a Range of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
37: Fragile X Clinical Features and Neurobiology.
38: Autisms.
39: Neurodevelopmental Genomics of Autism, Schizophrenia, and Related Disorders.
40: Excitation–Inhibition Epilepsies.
41: Sensory Organ Disorders (Retina, Auditory, Olfactory, Gustatory).
42: The Developmental Neurobiology of Repetitive Behavior.
43: Disorders of Cognitive Control.
44: Language Impairment.