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Hormone regulation and the evolution of frog metamorphic diversity

Daniel R. Buchholz, Christine L. Moskalik, Saurabh S. Kulkarni, Amy R. Hollar, and Allison Ng

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A vast body of work exists on the hormonal regulation of frog metamorphosis, and a non-intersecting set of literature describes the large diversity and evolution of frog reproductive modes. Uniting ... More


How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

David F. Bjorklund

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Infants and children are the often-ignored heroes when it comes to understanding human evolution. Evolutionary pressures acted upon the young of our ancestors more powerfully than on adults. Changes ... More


Neoteny and Social Cognition: A Neuroscientific Perspective on Embodiment

Vittorio Gallese

in Embodiment, Enaction, and Culture: Investigating the Constitution of the Shared World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035552
eISBN:
9780262337120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035552.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The chapter will address the notion of embodiment from a neuroscientific perspective, by emphasizing the crucial role played by bodily relations and sociality on the evolution and development of ... More


“Beyond the Time of White Children”: African American Emancipation, Age, and Ascribed Neoteny in Early National Pennsylvania

Sharon Braslaw Sundue

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Sharon Braslaw Sundue’s essay explores the fate of young African Americans in Pennsylvania after the passage of that state’s gradual emancipation law in 1780, which freed slaves born after its ... More


Anachrony, Neoteny and the ‘Education of an Amphibian’ in Eyeless in Gaza

Daniel Aureliano Newman

in Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and The Experimental Bildungsroman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474439619
eISBN:
9781474459716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439619.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the only Bildungsroman written by Aldous Huxley, one of foremost modernist advocates of Bildung, and one of its most intimately linked with contemporary biology. Reviewers and ... More


Cognitive Precursors to Language

Brian MacWhinney

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the origins of language by appealing to a “quartet of characteristics” deemed crucial to the hominin line’s special linguistic evolution: Bipedalism, manual dexterity, neoteny, ... More


Pandas in the Anthropocene: Japan’s “Panda Boom” and the Limits of Ecological Modernity

Ian Jared Miller

in The Nature of the Beasts: Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520271869
eISBN:
9780520952102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271869.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the conflicted status of wild animals in postwar Japan, at once objects of intense cultural and scientific attention and subject to relentless ecological marginalization. This ... More


The developmental evidence

T.S. Kemp

in The Origin of Higher Taxa: Palaeobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199691883
eISBN:
9780191807565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691883.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Comparative embryology can generate hypotheses about ancestral states and sequences of changes of characters such as those resulting from recapitulation, heterochrony, heterotopy, and ... More


Children, Childhood, and Development in Evolutionary Perspective

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter highlights the principles of evolutionary psychology and evolutionary developmental psychology, emphasizing that adaptations occurred at all life stages, not just in adults, and may have ... More


Embryos and Ancestors

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary developmental biology, or Evo Devo, examines how developmental mechanisms affect evolutionary change. Heterochrony refers to genetic-based differences in developmental timing. One ... More


The Adaptive Value of Immaturity (or The Benefits of Being Young at Heart)

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

There are many aspects of young children’s thinking that are immature on the surface but have adaptive value for the young learner, a form of cognitive neoteny. These include young children’s ... More


Epilogue: How Children Invented Humanity

David F. Bjorklund

in How Children Invented Humanity: The Role of Development in Human Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190066864
eISBN:
9780190066895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190066864.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The final chapter summarizes the major themes of this book, loosely following the content of Chapters 1 through 7. The first section highlights the principles and assumptions of evolutionary ... More


Homology

Mary Jane West-Eberhard

in Developmental Plasticity and Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195122343
eISBN:
9780197561300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195122343.003.0033
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

Homology—similarity due to common descent—is the cornerstone of comparative evolutionary research. Wake (1994) calls it “the central concept for all of ... More


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