Neurogenetics and Evolutionary Behavior

Neurogenetics has helped in understanding the mechanisms that cause brain disorders. Neurogenetics has also paved way for accurate molecular diagnoses and knowledge of the genes and pathways that are involved in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Newer methods and analytical approaches like genome array studies and next-generation sequencing technologies helps to understand the complexities of the genetic architecture that determines our risks for these disorders. Various neural and genetic components contribute to the behaviour of humans and it has become more important to have deeper insights about their neural bases. An important aspect of Behavioural neuroscience is the Evolutionary psychology. Behavioural neuroscience studies the relation between biological and psychological function. Evolutionary psychology focusses on how evolution has affected human mind and behaviour. It emphasizes the need of Adaptation, Reproduction and Survival of the fittest. Neurodevelopmental disorders are the brain function disorders which affect the emotions, memory, learning and behaviour of individuals. These disorders may be caused by genetic factors like chromosomal abnormalities.


  • Track 1-1 Neural Basis of Food Related Behavior
  • Track 2-2 Genetics of Human Aggressive Behavior
  • Track 3-3 Evolutionary Psychology
  • Track 4-4 Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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