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The Resource Prenatal testosterone in mind : amniotic fluid studies, Simon Baron-Cohen, Svetlana Lutchmaya, Rebecca Knickmeyer

Prenatal testosterone in mind : amniotic fluid studies, Simon Baron-Cohen, Svetlana Lutchmaya, Rebecca Knickmeyer

Label
Prenatal testosterone in mind : amniotic fluid studies
Title
Prenatal testosterone in mind
Title remainder
amniotic fluid studies
Statement of responsibility
Simon Baron-Cohen, Svetlana Lutchmaya, Rebecca Knickmeyer
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This pioneering study looks at the effects of prenatal testosterone on postnatal development and behavior. Hormonal effects on behavior have long been studied in animals; the unique contribution of this book is to suggest a connection between human fetal hormones and later behavior. It details for the first time testosterone's effect on social and language development, opening a new avenue of research for cognitive neuroscience. The authors look at samples of amniotic fluid taken during amniocentesis at 16 weeks' gestation, and relate the fetal level of testosterone (which is present in fetuses of both sexes, although in different quantities) to behavior at ages 1, 2, and 4 years. They argue that the amniotic fluid provides a window into the child's past -- a chemical record of that child's time in the womb -- that allows informed prediction about the child's future brain, mind, and behavior. This is not the retrospective speculation of psychoanalysis, they point out, but an opportunity to study development prospectively and trace developmental precursors and causes of later cognition. The study suggests that prenatal levels of testosterone affect a range of later behaviors in children, from the inclination to make eye contact with others to the size of the vocabulary. It also suggests that prenatal testosterone level may be related to the development of typically "masculine" and "feminine" behaviors. The study's ongoing research explores whether fetal testosterone has any link with the risk of developing autism. Connecting endocrinology and psychology, the authors propose that there is a biological component to behaviors often thought to be produced by the social environment
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Baron-Cohen, Simon
Dewey number
155.4
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RG627
LC item number
.B37 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 G-013
  • WJ 875
NLM item number
B265p 2004
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lutchmaya, Svetlana
  • Knickmeyer, Rebecca
Series statement
Bradford Bks
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  • Amniotic liquid
  • Fetus
  • Testosterone
  • Testosterone
  • Child Development
  • Embryo and Fetal Development
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Amniotic liquid
  • Fetus
  • Testosterone
  • Gynecology & Obstetrics
  • Medicine
  • Health & Biological Sciences
Label
Prenatal testosterone in mind : amniotic fluid studies, Simon Baron-Cohen, Svetlana Lutchmaya, Rebecca Knickmeyer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-127) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Research strategies for studying hormone effects
  • 6.
  • "Amniocentesized children" : from fetus to 12 months
  • 7.
  • "Amniocentesized children" : from fetus to 24 months
  • 8.
  • "Amniocentesized children" : from fetus to 48 months
  • 9.
  • Limitations of the reported studies and future directions for research
  • 1.
  • Fetal testosterone
  • 2.
  • Why study fetal testosterone?
  • 3.
  • Cerebral lateralization and animal studies
  • 4.
  • Disorders of sexual development
Control code
57141652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 131 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262025638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5522
  • 9780262267748
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57141652
Label
Prenatal testosterone in mind : amniotic fluid studies, Simon Baron-Cohen, Svetlana Lutchmaya, Rebecca Knickmeyer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-127) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Research strategies for studying hormone effects
  • 6.
  • "Amniocentesized children" : from fetus to 12 months
  • 7.
  • "Amniocentesized children" : from fetus to 24 months
  • 8.
  • "Amniocentesized children" : from fetus to 48 months
  • 9.
  • Limitations of the reported studies and future directions for research
  • 1.
  • Fetal testosterone
  • 2.
  • Why study fetal testosterone?
  • 3.
  • Cerebral lateralization and animal studies
  • 4.
  • Disorders of sexual development
Control code
57141652
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 131 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262025638
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5522
  • 9780262267748
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57141652

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