How do we become individuals? This free course, The making of individual differences, looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
recognise definitions and applications of each of the terms printed in the text
critically evaluate statements about the influence of the genome on behaviour
explain the ways in which genetic and environmental factors influence the development of the nervous system
provide examples of the influence of genetic and environmental factors on the development of the nervous system and behaviour
recognise the importance and discuss some aspects of the control of axon growth.