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

  • The neuropsychology of first impressions: evidence from Huntington’s disease 

    Sprengelmeyer, Reiner H.; Young, Andrew W.; Baldas, Eva-Maria; Ratheiser, Iris; Sutherland, Clare A. M.; Müller, Hans-Peter; Grön, Georg; Süssmuth, Sigurd D.; Landwehrmeyer, G. Bernhard; Orth, Michael (2016-10-21) - Journal article
    Impairments of emotion recognition have been widely documented in Huntington's disease (HD), but little is known concerning how these relate to other aspects of social cognition, including first impressions of traits such ...
  • Evidence suggests vocal production learning in a cross-fostered Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) 

    Favaro, Livio; Neves, Silvana; Furlati, Stefano; Pessani, Daniela; Martin, Vidal; Janik, Vincent M. (2016-07) - Journal article
    Vocal learning is a rare skill in mammals, and we have limited information about the contexts in which they use it. Previous studies suggested that cetaceans in general are skilled at imitating sounds, but only few species ...
  • Come dine with me : food-associated social signalling in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) 

    King, Stephanie Laura; Janik, Vincent M. (2015-07) - Journal article
    Food-related signalling is widespread in the animal kingdom with some food-associated vocalizations considered functionally referential. Food calls can, however, vary greatly in the type of information they convey. Thus, ...
  • Fish pool their experience to solve problems collectively 

    Webster, Michael Munro; Whalen, Andrew Carl Zanton; Laland, Kevin Neville (2017-04-18) - Journal article
    Access to information is a key advantage of grouping. While experienced animals can lead others to solve problems, less is known about whether partially informed individuals can pool experiences to overcome challenges ...
  • Function and flexibility of object exploration in kea and new caledonian crows 

    Lambert, Megan L.; Schiestl, Martina; Schwing, Raoul; Taylor, Alex H.; Gajdon, Gyula K.; Slocombe, Katie E.; Seed, Amanda M. (2017-09-27) - Journal article
    A range of non-human animals frequently manipulate and explore objects in their environment, which may enable them to learn about physical properties and potentially form more abstract concepts of properties such as weight ...

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