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Human Quantitative Genetics of Aggression

Daniel M. Blonigen and Robert F. Krueger

in Biology of Aggression

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168761
eISBN:
9780199865444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

This chapter presents an overview of human quantitative genetic studies of aggression and violence, including twin, adoption, and molecular genetic designs from both the child and adult literature. ... More


Orienting of Attention

Michael I. Posner

in Attention in a Social World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791217
eISBN:
9780199932207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter lays out the anatomical basis for a brain system involved in orienting to sensory stimulation. Orienting involves aligning attention with a source of sensory signals. This may be overt, ... More


Serpentine: The Evolution and Ecology of a Model System

Susan Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268357
eISBN:
9780520948457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268357.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Serpentine soils have long fascinated biologists for the specialized floras they support and the challenges they pose to plant survival and growth. This book focuses on what scientists have learned ... More


The brain of the first hominids

Phillip V. Tobias

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter attempts to trace the stages of the brain evolution of the first hominids. Molecular biological studies set the emergence of the family of Hominidae as a late Miocene phenomenon, about ... More


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