The Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences is an interdisciplinary community of researchers who study the behaviour of human beings and other animals from cellular, neural, cognitive and evolutionary perspectives. The Institute brings together faculty members, research staff and students from the Schools of Biology, Psychology, Medicine and Chemistry, with the aim of fostering progress at interfaces of the behavioural and neural sciences.

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  • Gait switches in deep-diving beaked whales : biomechanical strategies for long-duration dives 

    Martin Lopez, Lucia Martina; Miller, Patrick J. O.; de Soto, Natacha Aguilar; Johnson, Mark (2015-05) - Journal article
    Diving animals modulate their swimming gaits to promote locomotor efficiency and so enable longer, more productive dives. Beaked whales perform extremely long and deep foraging dives that probably exceed aerobic capacities ...
  • Morphology-specific inhibition of β-amyloid aggregates by 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 10 

    Aitken, Laura; Quinn, Steven David; Perez-Gonzalez, D. Cibran; Samuel, Ifor David William; Penedo-Esteiro, J. Carlos; Gunn-Moore, Francis James (2016-04-25) - Journal article
    A major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the formation of toxic aggregates composed of the β-amyloid peptide (Aβ). Given that Aβ peptides are known to co-localize within mitochondria and interact with 17β-HSD10, a ...
  • Response to Qian and Colvin : zinc-mediated regulation of the cardiac ryanodine receptor occurs via multiple binding sites 

    Woodier, Jason; Rainbow, Richard D; Stewart, Alan J; Pitt, Samantha J (2016-02-19) - Journal item
  • The evolution of self-control 

    MacLean, Evan L; Hare, Brian; Nunn, Charles L; Addessi, Elsa; Amici, Federica; Anderson, Rindy C; Aureli, Filippo; Baker, Joseph M; Bania, Amanda E; Barnard, Allison M; Boogert, Neeltje J; Brannon, Elizabeth M; Bray, Emily E; Bray, Joel; Brent, Lauren J N; Burkart, Judith M; Call, Josep; Cantlon, Jessica F; Cheke, Lucy G; Clayton, Nicola S; Delgado, Mikel M; DiVincenti, Louis J; Fujita, Kazuo; Herrmann, Esther; Hiramatsu, Chihiro; Jacobs, Lucia F; Jordan, Kerry E; Laude, Jennifer R; Leimgruber, Kristin L; Messer, Emily J E; Moura, Antonio C de A; Ostojić, Ljerka; Picard, Alejandra; Platt, Michael L; Plotnik, Joshua M; Range, Friederike; Reader, Simon M; Reddy, Rachna B; Sandel, Aaron A; Santos, Laurie R; Schumann, Katrin; Seed, Amanda M; Sewall, Kendra B; Shaw, Rachael C; Slocombe, Katie E; Su, Yanjie; Takimoto, Ayaka; Tan, Jingzhi; Tao, Ruoting; van Schaik, Carel P; Virányi, Zsófia; Visalberghi, Elisabetta; Wade, Jordan C; Watanabe, Arii; Widness, Jane; Young, Julie K; Zentall, Thomas R; Zhao, Yini (2014-05-20) - Journal article
    Cognition presents evolutionary research with one of its greatest challenges. Cognitive evolution has been explained at the proximate level by shifts in absolute and relative brain volume and at the ultimate level by ...
  • Gorillas with white sclera : a naturally occurring variation in a morphological trait linked to social cognitive functions 

    Mayhew, Jessica; Gomez, Juan-Carlos (2015-08) - Journal article
    Human eye morphology is considered unique among the primates in that humans possess larger width/height ratios (WHR), expose a greater amount of visible sclera (SSI; width of exposed eyeball/width of visible iris), and ...

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