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Genes, brain, and emotions: Interdisciplinary and Translational Perspectives

Andrei C. Miu, Judith R. Homberg, and Klaus-Peter Lesch


With the advent of methods from behavioral genetics, molecular biology, and cognitive neuroscience, affective science has recently started to approach genetic influences on emotion, and the underlying intermediate neural mechanisms through which genes and experience shape emotion. The aim of this volume is to offer a comprehensive account of current research in the genetics of emotion, written by leading researchers, with extensive sections focused on methods, intermediate phenotypes, and clinical and translational work. Major methodological approaches are reviewed in the first section, includ ... More

Keywords: emotion, genetics, neuroscience, brain, genotype, phenotype

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793014
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198793014.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrei C. Miu, editor
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania

Judith R. Homberg, editor
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Klaus-Peter Lesch, editor
Center of Mental Health, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

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Front Matter

Chapter 1 Genes, brain and emotions: Introduction

Andrei C Miu, Judith R Homberg, and Klaus-Peter Lesch

Part 1 Methods and approaches

Chapter 2 Twin studies of emotion

Megan Flom and Kimberly J Saudino

Chapter 3 Gene–environment interactions in humans across multiple units of analyses

Suzanne Vrshek-Schallhorn, Bradley M Avery, and Vaibhav Sapuram

Chapter 4 Epigenetics and twin studies

Jenny van Dongen and Dorret I Boomsma

Chapter 5 Genome-wide association studies

Thomas W Mühleisen and Sven Cichon

Chapter 6 Gene–environment interactions in animal models of depression and anxiety

Daniela Felice, Anand Gururajan, Olivia F O’Leary, and John F Cryan

Chapter 7 Methods and theoretical approaches

Celine L St Pierre, Kayvon Sharif, Emily Funsten, Abraham A Palmer, and Clarissa C Parker

Part 2 Cognitive mechanisms

Chapter 10 Emotional action control

Inge Volman, Hanneke Den Ouden, and Karin Roelofs

Chapter 11 Genetics of emotion regulation

Andrei C Miu and Mirela I Bîlc

Chapter 12 Emotional memory

Mana R Ehlers and Rebecca M Todd

Chapter 13 Genetics of decision-making

Joshua C Gray, Sandra Sanchez-Roige, Abraham A Palmer, Harriet de Wit, and James MacKillop

Part 3 Biological mechanisms

Chapter 16 Imaging genetics in depression

Ulrich Rabl and Lukas Pezawas

Chapter 17 Psychosocial stress and telomere regulation

Idan Shalev and Waylon J Hastings

Chapter 18 Genetic effects on peripheral psychophysiological measures of emotion processing

Annette Conzelmann, Paul Pauli, Alexander Prehn-Kristensen, and Tobias Renner

Part 4 Disorders and therapy

Chapter 19 The genetics of personality/psychopathology

Thomas J Bouchard, Jr, Wendy Johnson, and Irving I Gottesman1

Chapter 20 Resilience

Rebecca Alexander and Justine Megan Gatt

Chapter 21 Understanding risk and resilience in maltreated children

Joan Kaufman, Janitza L Montalvo-Ortiz, and Richard S Lee

Chapter 25 Genetics of obsessive–compulsive disorder and Tourette’s syndrome

Nuno R Zilhão, Dorret I Boomsma, Dirk JA Smit, and Danielle C Cath

Chapter 26 Therapygenetics

Jonathan RI Coleman, Kathryn J Lester, and Thalia C Eley

Chapter 27 The role of pharmacogenetics in the treatment of depression

Airiss R Chan, Ilona Gorbovskaya, and Daniel J Müller

End Matter