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Author Dowling, John E
Title The Great Brain debate [electronic resource] : nature or nurture? / John E. Dowling
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2007
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Descript 1 online resource (199 p.)
Note Cover; THE GREAT BRAIN DEBATE; Title; Copyright; For the next generation--Madison, Quincy, Grace, and Olivia; CONTENTS; Introduction; Part I--The Developing Brain; 1 Building a Brain; 2 Maturing a Brain; 3 Developing Behaviors; Part II--The Adult Brain; 4 Teaching Older Dogs New Tricks; 5 Controversies: New Neurons and Genes and Behavior; Part III--The Aging Brain; 6 Is Aging of the Brain a Disease?; Conclusions (and Speculations); Further Reading; Figure Credits; Index
Whether our personality, intelligence, and behavior are more likely to be shaped by our environment or our genetic coding is not simply an idle question for today's researchers. There are tremendous consequences to understanding the crucial role that environment and genes each play. How we raise and educate our children, how we treat various mental diseases or conditions, how we care for our elderly--these are just some of the issues that can be informed by a better understanding of brain development. In The Great Brain Debate, the eminent neuroscience researcher John Dowling looks at these an
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Subject Brain -- Popular works
Neurobiology -- Popular works
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