BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 13: Nature and Nurture

Easy Readings

Whiten A. and Boesch C. (2001) The cultures of chimpanzees. Scient. Amer. Jan. 2001: 60-67

Intermediate Readings

Donaldson Z.R. and Young L.J. (2008) Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and the neurogenetics of sociality. Science 322: 900-904
Mayford M. and Kandel E.R. (1999) Genetic approaches to memory storage. Trends Genet. 11: 463-70.
McGrew W.C. (1992) Chimpanzee Material Culture: Implications for Human Evolution. Cambridge University Press.
Robinson G.E. (2004) Beyond nature and nurture. Science 304: 397-399
Robinson G.E., Fernald R.D. and ClaytonD.F. (2008) Genes and social behavior. Science 322: 896-900
Sapolsky R.M. (2004) Mothering style and methylation. Nature Neurosci.   7: 791-792.

Advanced Readings

Cohen-Cory S. (2002) The developing synapse: Construction and modulation of synaptic structures and circuits. Science 298: 770-776
Hammock E.A.D. and Young L.J. (2005) Microsatellite instability generates diversity in brain and sociobehavioral traits. Science 308: 1630-1634
Lim M.M. et al. (2004) Enhanced partner preference in a promiscuous species by manipulating the expression of a single gene.   Nature 429: 754-757. See also commentaries by Konner M. (2004) The ties that bind. Nature 429: 705, and Balaban E. (2004) Why voles stick together. Nature 429: 711.
Walum H. et al. (2008) Genetic variation in the vasopressin receptor 1a gene (AVPR1A) associates with pair-bonding behavior in humans. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105: 14153-14156
Weaver IC, Cervoni N, Champagne FA, D'Alessio AC, Sharma S, Seckl JR, Dymov S, Szyf M, Meaney MJ. (2004) Epigenetic programming by maternal behavior.   Nature Neurosci.   7: 847-854.
Whiten A, Goodall J, McGrew WC, Nishida T, Reynolds V, Sugiyama Y, Tutin CE, Wrangham RW, Boesch C. (1999) Cultures in chimpanzees. Nature 399: 682-685

Web Sites

A web site on Chimpanzee cultures illustrates and details the Whiten et al. (1999) Nature article.

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