Developmental Neuroscience: A Concise Introduction

S. E. Fahrbach, by S. Barbato June 2013

S. E. Fahrbach, by S. Barbato June 2013

Welcome! I am excited to offer a website to accompany my textbook. My goal is to share ideas on how students can learn to think like a developmental neuroscientist. I hope that students and instructors will find this website useful. I also hope that both students and instructors will interact with this website to extend and enhance their course experience. And, frankly, I also hope that my desire to keep this website fresh will motivate me to keep up with current literature no matter how busy the semester gets.
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Plastic bee brains

by June 6, 2013 » Add the first comment.
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My current research uses the honey bee as a model for the study of experience-induced structural plasticity in the adult brain. When they complete metamorphosis, honey bees spend a week or two performing tasks inside the hive before switching to foraging outside the hive for nectar and pollen. A region of Read more »

What’s happening on the cover?

by June 5, 2013 » Add the first comment.
Developmental Neuroscience

I gave the cover design more thought than it probably required. Here are some of my considerations. In the end Princeton University Press took my ideas and very professionally turned them into a front cover that I find attractive. The back cover, of course, comes entirely from the marketing side Read more »