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Neurogenetics and Behavior Related to Higher Brain Functions

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Higher Functions of the Brain

  1. Verne S. Caviness Jr.

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010504

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Caviness, V. S. 2011. Neurogenetics and Behavior Related to Higher Brain Functions. Comprehensive Physiology. 109–135.

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurology and Neuropathology, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Neurology and Division of Child Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Higher Brain Functions and Genotype: Correlated Variations
    • 1.1
      Intelligence
    • 1.2
      Personality and Temperament
    • 1.3
      General Comment
  • 2
    Genetic Basis of Variation in Nervous System
    • 2.1
      Structure and Organization of DNA: Starting Point
    • 2.2
      Modes of Variation in DNA Structure
    • 2.3
      Genome Within Nervous System
  • 3
    Genome and Determination of Behavior
    • 3.1
      Conservation and Change in Evolution
    • 3.2
      Inbred Strains and Selected Breeding
    • 3.3
      Sexual Hormones and Dimorphic Brain Organization
    • 3.4
      Variations in Single or Small Numbers of Genes
    • 3.5
      Neurological Mutants in Experimental Animals
    • 3.6
      Heritable Disorders in Humans
  • 4
    Summary