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Steroid Hormone Receptors and Sex Differences in Behavior

Toni R. Pak and Robert J. Handa

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter discusses how gonadal steroid hormones contribute to broad sex differences in the behavior of adult animals and the underlying molecular mechanisms that mediate hormone action. During ... More


Using ancestral gene resurrection to unravel the evolution of protein function

Joseph W. Thornton and Jamie T. Bridgham

in Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199299188
eISBN:
9780191714979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299188.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the use of ancestral gene resurrection to understand how the members of a biologically crucial gene family, the steroid hormone receptors, evolved their diverse and highly ... More


Bird Brains, Social Contact, and Song

Jay Schulkin

in Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157443
eISBN:
9781400849031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157443.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the evolution of bird brain, social contact, and birdsong. Communicative capabilities are widespread, whether in song or through other forms of intimate social contact. One ... More


Marian Cleeves Diamond

Larry R. Squire

in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195380101
eISBN:
9780199864362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter presents an autobiography of Marian Cleeves Diamond. Diamond's laboratory has three major scientific contributions: One, the structural components of the cerebral cortex can be altered ... More


Hormonally-regulated trade-offs: Evolutionary variability and phenotypic plasticity in testosterone signaling pathways

Michaela Hau and John C. Wingfield

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/9780199568765.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Hormones have been proposed as internal signals that mediate life history trade-offs in both invertebrates and vertebrates. This chapter reviews the evidence for such a role. It outlines possible ... More


Hormonal effects on cognition in adults

Agneta Herlitz and Julie E. Yonker

in New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525691
eISBN:
9780191689369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In the search for biological influences on cognition, steroid hormones have proven to be engaging variables in psychological research for over two decades. Hormones have been claimed to influence a ... More


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