Embryology, ethology and ecology of ontogenetic critical periods in fish.

@article{Browman1989EmbryologyEA,
  title={Embryology, ethology and ecology of ontogenetic critical periods in fish.},
  author={Howard I Browman},
  journal={Brain, behavior and evolution},
  year={1989},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={5-12}
}
Overviews of critical period concepts, as they appear at several biological levels, are presented. In embryology, critical periods generally refer to restricted periods in development during which undifferentiated groups of cells can be induced to differentiate. In neurobiology, critical periods are those during which neural circuits are particularly plastic and subject to molding by cellular processes and by experience. The ethological critical period concept advances the idea that an… CONTINUE READING