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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  • Why study cognition in the wild (and how to test it)? 

    Pritchard, David James; Hurly, T. Andrew; Tello-Ramos, Maria Cristina; Healy, Susan Denise (2016-01-18) - Journal article
    An animal's behavior is affected by its cognitive abilities, which are, in turn, a consequence of the environment in which an animal has evolved and developed. Although behavioral ecologists have been studying animals in ...
  • Pyow-hack revisited : two analyses of putty-nosed monkey alarm calls 

    Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Arnold, Kate; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2016-02) - Journal article
    Male putty-nosed monkeys have two main alarm calls, pyows and hacks. While pyows have a broad distribution suggestive of a general call, hacks are often indicative of eagles. In a series of articles, Arnold and Zuberbühler ...
  • Visualization of podocyte substructure with structured illumination microscopy (SIM) : a new approach to nephrotic disease 

    Pullman, James; Nylk, Jonathan; Campbell, Elaine Catherine; Gunn-Moore, Frank J; Prystowsky, Michael B; Dholakia, Kishan (2016-02-01) - Journal article
    A detailed microscopic analysis of renal podocyte substructure is essential to understand and diagnose nephrotic kidney disease. Currently only time consuming electron microscopy (EM) can resolve this substructure. We used ...
  • Why mutual helping in most natural systems is neither conflict-free nor based on maximal conflict 

    Bshary, Redouan; Zuberbuhler, Klaus; van Schaik, Carel (2016-02) - Journal article
    Mutual helping for direct benefits can be explained by various game theoretical models, which differ mainly in terms of the underlying conflict of interest between two partners. Conflict is minimal if helping is self-serving ...
  • An ‘unkindness’ of ravens? Measuring prosocial preferences in Corvus corax 

    Lambert, Megan L.; Massen, Jorg J. M.; Seed, Amanda M.; Bugnyar, Thomas; Slocombe, Katie E. (2017-01) - Journal article
    In recent years, there has been considerable research effort to determine whether other species exhibit prosocial motivations parallel to those of humans; however, these studies have focused primarily on primates, and with ...

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