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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Recent Submissions

  • Sexual selection and assortative mating : an experimental test 

    Debelle, A.; Ritchie, Michael Gordon; Snook, R. R. (2016-07-11) - Journal article
    Mate choice and mate competition can both influence the evolution of sexual isolation between populations. Assortative mating may arise if traits and preferences diverge in step, and, alternatively, mate competition may ...
  • Pathway analysis in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder : an ensemble approach 

    Mooney, Michael A; McWeeney, Shannon K; Faraone, Stephen V; Hinney, Anke; Hebebrand, Johannes; Nigg, Joel T; Wilmot, Beth; Kent, Lindsey (2016-09) - Journal article
    Despite a wealth of evidence for the role of genetics in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific and definitive genetic mechanisms have not been identified. Pathway analyses, a subset of gene-set analyses, ...
  • In vitro assay development and HTS of small molecule human ABAD/17β-HSD10 inhibitors as therapeutics in Alzheimer’s Disease 

    Aitken, Laura; Baillie, Gemma; Pannifer, Andrew; Morrison, Angus; Jones, Philip S.; Smith, Terry K.; McElroy, Stuart P.; Gunn-Moore, Frank J. (2017-03-17) - Journal article
    A major hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the formation of neurotoxic aggregates composed of the amyloid-β peptide (Aβ). Aβ has been recognized to interact with numerous proteins, resulting in pathological changes ...
  • Extended spider cognition 

    Japyassú, Hilton F.; Laland, Kevin Neville (2017-02-07) - Journal item
    There is a tension between the conception of cognition as a central nervous system (CNS) process, and a view of cognition as extending towards the body or the contiguous environment. The centralised conception requires ...
  • The important challenge of quantifying tropical diversity 

    Magurran, Anne E. (2017-03-07) - Journal item
    The tropics are the repository of much of the world’s biodiversity, yet are undersampled relative to temperate regions. To help fill this knowledge gap, a paper in BMC Biology explores diversity patterns in tropical African ...

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