Reviews in Developmental Neuroscience: Prenatal Brain Development and Its Transcendence for Adult Life

A special issue of Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Developmental Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 388

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Laboratory of Systems Biology, Department of Cellular Biology and Physiology, Biomedical Research Institute, National, Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City 4510, Mexico
Interests: animal ecophysiology; chronobiology; developmental biology; psiconeuroimmune-endocrinology; reproductive biology; oncology; psychology; neuroscience; physiology; relativistic physics

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School of Medicine, National University of Colombia, Bogotá 3840, Colombia
Interests: maternal separation; neuroscience; breastfeeding; stress; rat behavior; glia

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The core of the epistemic structure of the theory of the brain rests, not indisputably, on three pillars, namely, the locationism, the connectionism, and the neuronal theory. Accordingly, most of the research programs forwarded by developmental neurobiologists to understand brain assembly have been devised to lend support to the conceptual core underlying brain theory. However, aspirations to understand the relationship of prenatal brain development with the individuation of adult behavior and the emergence of adult personality have lagged behind. In this volume, which is inspired by the theory that proclaims the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) first articulated by David Barker, we invite colleagues worldwide to resume the analysis of one of the original objectives of the research program of developmental neurobiology by sharing novel data and/or insightful, provocative thoughts on the integrative processes that may tie embryonic/fetal neurodevelopmental mechanisms with adult behavioral and personality outcomes. Original research and review articles critically contrasting opposing views (e.g., geneticists versus non-geneticists) will be particularly welcomed. Reflexive and well-supported hypothetical stances that could the field move forward will also be considered. As editors, we hope this volume will be a landmark that provides guidelines for the coming years in the field.

Dr. Gabriel Gutiérrez-Ospina
Dr. Zulma Dueñas
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  • developmental origins of health and disease
  • neurodevelopment
  • behavioral neuroscience
  • neurobiology of personality
  • embodiment
  • neurobiology of emotions
  • developmental neurobiology
  • psychobiology

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