Behavioral epigenetics: A new frontier in the study of hormones and behavior

  title={Behavioral epigenetics: A new frontier in the study of hormones and behavior},
  author={Frances A. Champagne and Emilie F Rissman},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
Cultural Epigenetics
This work discusses some of the implications of recent epigenetic research for the study of social systems, and suggests new techniques that allow the deciphering of methylation patterns in ancient DNA could be used to study the epigenetics of human cultures in long-gone historical periods.
Epigenetic Programming of Phenotypic Differences in Behavior and the Evolution of Sociality in Rodents
The epigenetic effects on rodent behavior promoting the formation of a family-group social organization and, consequently, the evolution of sociality in rodents are considered.
Hormonal modulation of developmental plasticity in an epigenetic robot
A potential biologically plausible mechanism which may be used in robotic controllers in order to allow them to adapt to different environments, which consists of a hormone driven epigenetic mechanism which regulates a robot’s internal environment in relation to its current environmental conditions.
Neuroactive Steroids and the Nervous System: Further Observations on an Incomplete Tricky Puzzle
In this special issue, we have collected reviews based on the invited lectures of the VIIth International Meeting on Steroids and Nervous System (Torino, Italy, February 2013). They cover the
Paternal care in rodents: Ultimate causation and proximate mechanisms
  • V. Gromov
  • Biology
    Russian Journal of Theriology
  • 2020
Current research shows that male parental care in rodents is, to a great extent, an epigenetic phenomenon, and future studies will focus on the epigenetic modifications that can affect the paternal behavior in rodents.
Selection as a domain-general evolutionary process
Heritable epigenetic responses to environmental challenges : Effects on behaviour, gene expression and DNA-methylation in the chicken
Phenotypic variation within populations is a crucial factor in evolution and is mainly thought to be driven by heritable changes in the base sequence of DNA. Among our domesticated species we find ...
Ayurveda: Science of life, genetics, and epigenetics
For Ayurveda to be appreciated by Western medical researchers, this traditional system of medicine needs to be understood in terms of modern science, and the current theories of physiology that supportAyurvedic approaches need to be explored.