Definition of psychobiology in English:
The branch of science that deals with the biological basis of behavior and mental phenomena.
- Rea's research examines the psychobiology and neuropsychology of post-traumatic stress disorder and the effects of stressful early-life experiences on brain development and function.
- At the present time we can only speculate about the implications of such ‘experience-dependent shaping of neuronal circuits’ for facilitating the deep psychobiology of therapeutic hypnosis.
- At Santa Clara, Slaton is majoring in psychobiology, the study of mental functioning and behavior in relation to other biological processes.
- Example sentences
- Recent research into adolescence has been divided into psychobiological and psychosocial areas.
- Trauma is thought to be a psychobiological event that produces not only adverse psychological effects, but also potentially long-term neurobiological changes in the brain.
- Robert Emde's research on the evolution of infant minds suggests the presence of an innate psychobiological potential for ‘we-ness’ and group-related behavior.
- Example sentences
- Achenbach gives a nod to the work of psychobiologist Lori Marino, noting that dolphin brains have ‘undergone a dramatic increase’ in the last 35 million years, which may ‘have a parallel’ in the increase in brain size in hominids.
- According to Gerstein, a psychobiologist, manatees are not dumb - they are intelligent enough to remember hazards and avoid them - but they are deaf to low-frequency sound like the noise of a boat's engine.
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