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Book Review

Developmental Psychobiology

Theodore A. Petti, MD, MPH

Published: September 15, 2005

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Advances in neuroscience concerning the role of developmentin psychopathology are amazing. This book providesa window into work from animal models, early typical andatypical development of behavioral and neural systems, neuroimagingmethods, and applied genetics to understand normaland abnormal development.A highly informative introduction considers plasticity (sensitiveperiods in which brain processes can be modified) in contrastto stability (critical periods in which learning and brainprocesses become relatively irreversible) as characteristics ofdevelopmental learning.’ ‹

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Volume: 66

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