Chapter 13. Interactive Contributions of Genes and Early Experience to Behavioral Development

Sensitive Periods and Lateralized Brain and Behavior

  1. Kathryn E. Hood2,
  2. Carolyn Tucker Halpern3,
  3. Gary Greenberg4 and
  4. Richard M. Lerner5
  1. Lesley J. Rogers

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch13

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

How to Cite

Rogers, L. J. (2010) Interactive Contributions of Genes and Early Experience to Behavioral Development, in Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics (eds K. E. Hood, C. T. Halpern, G. Greenberg and R. M. Lerner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 3

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  3. 4

    Wichita State University, USA

  4. 5

    Tufts University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of New England, Armidale, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 13 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187824

Online ISBN: 9781444327632

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Keywords:

  • interactive contributions of genes - and early experience to behavioral development, sensitive periods and lateralized brain and behavior;
  • examining interaction between genetic and epigenetic factors - during development of behavior;
  • sensitive periods of development - in precocial birds;
  • pre-hatching sensitivity - to light exposure;
  • sensitive period for imprinting;
  • social experience with siblings - in early life, for precocial species;
  • imprinting memory, encoded in different locations - in each hemisphere;
  • early life in most species - temporary disappearance of attachment figure;
  • sensitive periods of development - linked by common features of hemispheric lateralization;
  • importance of specific experiences - during sensitive periods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sensitive Periods of Development in Precocial Birds

  • Hemispheric Specializations

  • Sequential Changes in Hemispheric Dominance

  • Relevance to Other Species

  • Do These Epigenetic Influences Occur During Development in the Natural Environment?

  • Some Final Remarks

  • References