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The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.  

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Social Dominance Comes At a Cost

By Richard Kemeny | March 5, 2018

Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.

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Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.

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image: Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender

Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender

By Shawna Williams | March 1, 2018

Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.

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Surrounded by a projection screen, a fly’s flight path is influenced by a collection of moving dots.

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Video: Swimming with Virtual Swarms

By Ashley Yeager | August 21, 2017

Researchers track a fish in a virtual-reality system as it responds to projections of other fish of the same species.

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Virtual Reality for Freely Moving Animals

By Ashley Yeager | August 21, 2017

Experiments that place untethered fish, flies, and mice in simulated environments give clues about the animals’ social behavior.

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Book Excerpt from Testosterone Rex

By Cordelia Fine | January 1, 2017

In Chapter 6, “The Hormonal Essence of the T-Rex?” author Cordelia Fine considers the biological dogma that testes, and the powerful hormones they exude, are the root of all sexual inequality.

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Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2016

Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.

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Puppy Love

By Jef Akst | April 17, 2015

Dog owners bond with their four-legged friends via the same hormonal pathways through which human mothers bond with their babies.

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