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Genetics of decision-making

Joshua C Gray, Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Abraham A Palmer, Harriet de Wit and James MacKillop.

in Genes, brain, and emotions

April 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System; Disorders of the Nervous System. 7609 words.

Persistent maladaptive decision-making is central to several psychiatric conditions, particularly addiction. Decision-making measures may serve as promising intermediate phenotypes (i.e....

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The Mauthner Cell Microcircuits: Sensory Integration, Decision Making, and Motor Functions

Donald S. Faber and Henri Korn.

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 3262 words.

The Mauthner (M-) cell is the central decision-making neuron that triggers the startle reaction of fish and amphibians, evoked by sudden or threatening stimuli. This chapter describes how...

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Prefrontal Cortex

Xiao-Jing Wang.

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 3818 words.

The prefrontal cortex is a vital cortical substrate for higher brain functions and flexible control of behavior. The functional versatility of the prefrontal cortex owns in part to its...

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Mediators of Glucocorticoid-Regulated Adaptive Plasticity

Bruce S. McEwen and Conor Liston.

in The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Neural Plasticity

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 14592 words.

The hippocampus has provided a gateway for understanding of how stress, as well as sex hormones, affect cognitive process and has revealed adaptive plasticity in neuronal structure and...

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Hastened death: Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in ALS

James A. Russell and Zachary Simmons.

in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Development of the Nervous System. 9296 words.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more than any other disease, promotes patient interest in hastened death. From an ethical perspective, end-of-life decision making should pivot on...

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Genes, brain, and emotions

Edited by Andrei C. Miu, Judith R. Homberg and Klaus-Peter Lesch.

April 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System; Disorders of the Nervous System. 464 pages.

With the advent of methods from behavioral genetics, molecular biology, and cognitive neuroscience, affective science has recently started to approach genetic influences on emotion, and the...

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