|About the Book|
Neurobehavioral Genetics: Methods and Applications covers classic and contemporary approaches to the study of the brain and behavior, including basic and clinical research. This book is designed as a reference for investigators wishing to incorporate genetic methods into neurobehavioral research. A broad spectrum of methods are integrated, unlike any other publication currently in print.Neurobehavioral Genetics: Methods and Applications presents different models, from invertebrates to genetically defined mammals.Introductory chapters demonstrate the scope and power of genetic methods that can be applied to neurobehavioral research from statistical methods and linkage analysis to contemporary molecular genetic approaches to search for candidate genes.The second half of the book covers the applications of quantitative and molecular genetics in basic and clinical research. Topics covered include animal behavior and neurobiology and human clinical problems including neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders.