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How We Develop — Developmental Systems and the Emergence of Complex Behaviors

How does a tiny clump of cells become a mature individual with a particular physique, intellect, and personality? For decades, the "nature vs. nurture" paradigm has held sway, but more recent evidence about gene expression, neural plasticity, and fetal development has forced a more biologically plausible view.

This collection embraces the "developmental systems" perspective, a framework for understanding development as a dynamic and interactive process. We have endeavored to make these articles accessible to all readers – including scientists, students, parents, teachers, and policy makers – who wish to better understand and improve child development.

Welcome, and thanks for exploring.

Mark S. Blumberg, John P. Spencer, and David Shenk
WIREs Guest Editors

Introduction

Introduction to the collection ‘How We Develop—Developmental Systems and the Emergence of Complex Behaviors’
Editorial Commentary
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Sep 13 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1413
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Genetics, epigenetics, and behavior
Editor: Robert Lickliter

Development evolving: the origins and meanings of instinct
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1371
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Developmental evolution
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1422
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Robustness and plasticity in development
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1386
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Behavioral epigenetics
Primer
WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wsbm.1333
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Genes, behavior, and behavior genetics
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1405
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The heritability fallacy
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1400
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Brain development
Editor: Joan Stiles

Principles of brain development
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1402
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Neuroembryology
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WIREs Developmental Biology
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wdev.215
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Construction of the human forebrain
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1409
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Neural plasticity across the lifespan
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WIREs Developmental Biology
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wdev.216
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Early experience and brain development
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1387
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Individual differences in human brain development
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1389
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Functional development of the brain's face‐processing system
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1423
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Neurodevelopmental disorders
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1398
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Behavioral and cognitive development
Editors: John P. Spencer, David Shenk

What do we learn about development from baby robots?
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1395
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Can newborn infants imitate?
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1410
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The development of motor behavior
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1430
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Statistical learning: a powerful mechanism that operates by mere exposure
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1373
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The development of autism spectrum disorders: variability and causal complexity
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1426
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What does it take to learn a word?
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1421
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Using our hands to change our minds
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1368
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Educating executive function
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1403
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World‐class expertise: a developmental model
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Sep 10 2015
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1365
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Expertise and individual differences: the search for the structure and acquisition of experts’ superior performance
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WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1382
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What is the Flynn Effect, and how does it change our understanding of IQ ?
Primer
WIREs Cognitive Science
Published Online: Dec 01 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wcs.1366
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