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graciosus will raise several thoughts: (1) In spite of their relatively low brain weight-to-body weight ratio, these animals exhibit considerable behavioral plasticity, as do other lower vertebrates and many invertebrates, (2) we know little about these processes not because they are insignificant in the lives of the animals, but because they have not been studied by developmental psychobiologists, and (3) an exciting consequence of this "small book" may be to focus new interest on the ontogenies of the most speciose groups of organisms, perhaps giving rise to insights into heretofore unsuspected extracerebral mechanisms of neophenogenesis.
Thirty years ago, students of the brain might have identified themselves as anatomists, physiologists, or psychobiologists, but today they would consider themselves neuroscientists.
(29) Drawing on the work of psychobiologists and neuropsychologists, DeLancey defends an affect program theory of the emotions, according to which they involve coordinated suites of physiological, phenomenological, and behavioral routines that are triggered by conditions of particular kinds.