© 2015

Brain Crosstalk in Puberty and Adolescence

  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
  • Jean-Claude Carel
  • Yves Christen

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions book series (RPEI, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anne L. Wheeler, Paul W. Frankland
    Pages 1-14
  3. Jay N. Giedd, Alexander H. Denker
    Pages 85-96
  4. Alejandro Lomniczi, Juan Manuel Castellano, Hollis Wright, Basak Selcuk, Kemal Sonmez, Sergio R. Ojeda
    Pages 97-119
  5. Vincent Prevot, Jerome Clasadonte
    Pages 137-154
  6. Lukas Huijbregts, Brooke Tata, Nicolas de Roux
    Pages 155-162
  7. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Françoise Domine, Fabienne Glowacz, Marie-Christine Lebrethon, Anne-Simone Parent
    Pages 163-172
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-175

About this book


Puberty and adolescence are key developmental processes occurring in the transition period between childhood and adulthood. They involve respectively profound physical and behavioral changes that share dependency on maturational events in the central nervous system (CNS). The neurobiology and endocrinology of puberty and adolescence has made important progress during the past decade through finely tuned studies on behavior, CNS imaging and molecular neurobiology.  

The aim of this volume is to provide the readers with a pathophysiological perspective on the role of CNS in puberty and adolescence, starting from genetic/molecular aspects, going through structural/imaging changes and leading to physical/behavioral characteristics. Therefore, renowned investigators involved in both animal and human research shared recent data as well as overall appraisal of relevant questions around CNS control of puberty and adolescence. No doubt that this volume will inspire those involved in either scientific research or clinical practice or both in the fascinating field of puberty and adolescence.


Behavioral neuroendocrinology gender identity neuroendocrine control pubertal hormones pubertal timing social brain

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Carel
    • 2
  • Yves Christen
    • 3
  1. 1.Developmental Neuroendocrinology Unit, G GIGA NeurosciencesUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Serv. d'endocrinologie diabetol. pédiatrHopital Robert DebreParisFrance
  3. 3.Fondation IpsenBoulogne-BillancourtFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Brain Crosstalk in Puberty and Adolescence
  • Editors Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
    Jean-Claude Carel
    Yves Christen
  • Series Title Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions
  • Series Abbreviated Title Research,Perspectives in Endocrine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-09167-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36392-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-09168-6
  • Series ISSN 1861-2253
  • Series E-ISSN 1863-0685
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 175
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
    Human Genetics
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“This book examines key developmental changes that occur between childhood and adulthood, specifically focusing on the maturational events and neurobiology associated with behavior, CNS imaging, and molecular components. … The audience includes those in the field of mental health (practitioners, researchers, therapists) specifically dealing with young adolescent patients. I would recommend this book for readers with both clinical and therapeutic experience. … I learned a great deal from this book and will be using it with trainees, students, and colleagues.” (Sundeep S. Randhawa, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2015)