Chapter 20. Songs My Mother Taught Me: Gene-Environment Interactions, Brain Development and the Auditory System: Thoughts on Non-Kin Rejection

  1. Kathryn E. Hood2,
  2. Carolyn Tucker Halpern3,
  3. Gary Greenberg4 and
  4. Richard M. Lerner5
  1. Elaine L. Bearer

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327632.ch20

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

Handbook of Developmental Science, Behavior, and Genetics

How to Cite

Bearer, E. L. (2010) Songs My Mother Taught Me: Gene-Environment Interactions, Brain Development and the Auditory System: Thoughts on Non-Kin Rejection, 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.ch20

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 Mexico, USA

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:

  • Songs My Mother Taught Me - gene-environment interactions, brain development and auditory system and thoughts on non-kin rejection;
  • Gilbert Gottlieb's seminal works - auditory system, and environmental influences before birth;
  • genetic expression flexibility - controversy surrounding pre-determinism and free will;
  • bidirectional influences, of genetic activity, neural activity, behavior and environment;
  • probabilistic epigenesis and imprinting - related phenomena, part of continuum of neural system instruction;
  • yeast mating types - regulated by epigenetic mechanisms;
  • roles for non-coding DNA - Thalassemia, exemplifying importance of non-coding DNA regions controlling expression;
  • auditory system specification;
  • sensation of mother's voice, heard in utero - pre-conditioning neonates to recognize their mother, and its immediate family;
  • auditory stimuli, behavior - links in prenatal period, between auditory system and pleasure circuits

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Example 1: Yeast Mating Types are Regulated by Epigenetic Mechanisms

  • Example 2: Hemoglobin Switching: Non-Coding DNA Sequences Specify Sites for Epigenetic Regulation

  • Example 3: Specification of the Auditory System

  • Example 4: Gamma Band Activation by Auditory Input

  • Example 5: Consonant Learning Involves Visual as well as Auditory Input

  • Conclusions

  • References