Behavior of the Fetus

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CRC Press, Aug 10, 1990 - Medical - 231 pages
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This decade has seen a resurgence of interest in the prenatal development of behavior in animals, in part due to new technology which permits noninvasive, indirect monitoring of fetal activity and in part due to improved surgical procedures and other techniques that permit direct monitoring. All of these new techniques and methods are replacing the speculation of the past with empirical data about prenatal behavior. This volume provides a summary of the current state of thought. Historically, researchers have approached the subject from many different fields: child development, pediatric medicine, obstetrics, behavioral embryology, neurobiology, and psychobiology. This present volume attempts to unite these diverse interests by providing a concise introduction to the major conceptual issues, theoretical questions and empirically derived speculation as framed by leading scholars in the field of prenatal behavioral research. Researchers in fetal physiology and behavior, neonatal physiology and behavior, obstetrics, pediatrics, child development, and behavioral development will find this book useful in their own specific areas of concentration.
 

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Contents

Dimensions of fetal W P Smotherman S R Robinson
19
On the uniqueness of embryos R R Provine
35
Pattern Construction in J C Fentress P J McLeod
63
Mechanism and function of S S Robertson
77
Chance and chunks in the S R Robinson W P Smotherman
95
Maternal transduction of S M Reppert D R Weaver
119
Environmental stimulation and E K Emory K A Toomey
141
Morphological consequences A C Moessinger
163
Embryonic motor output and A Bekoff
191
On the nature of developing E Thelen
207
a N A Krasnegor
227
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