Developmental Psychobiology

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Advances in neuroscience concerning the role of development in psychopathology are amazing. This book provides a window into work from animal models, early typical and atypical development of behavioral and neural systems, neuroimaging methods, and applied genetics to understand normal and abnormal development. A highly informative introduction considers plasticity (sensitive periods in which brain processes can be modified) in contrast to stability (critical periods in which learning and brain processes become relatively irreversible) as characteristics of developmental learning.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(10):1196-1196 [book review]