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The Evolutionary Roots of Instinct

By | July 17, 2017

Did behaviors that seem ingrained become fixed through epigenetic mechanisms and ancestral learning?

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Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain

By | July 13, 2017

Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly. 

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Researchers find differences in predatory behavior between a long-observed chimp tribe and a recently habituated one. 

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The human brain’s insular cortex is adept at registering distaste for everything from rotten fruit to unfamiliar cultures.

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Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew

By and | May 30, 2017

The domination of model organisms and charismatic megafauna in the literature is a disservice to the life sciences.

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Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest

By | May 1, 2017

The green peach aphid can colonize new host plants with ease through rapid changes in gene expression.

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Behavior Brief

By | April 27, 2017

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.

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Mice Experience Contagious Itching, Too

By | March 13, 2017

Scientists uncover the neural circuity underlying a contagious behavior in mice.

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Tune Into the Animal Kingdom

By | March 1, 2017

A survey of sounds from birds to whales to fruit flies to fish

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