Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences Research
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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Morphology-specific inhibition of β-amyloid aggregates by 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 10 (2016-04-25) - Journal articleA 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 ...
(2014-05-20) - Journal articleCognition 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 (2015-08) - Journal articleHuman 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 ...
First observation of Dorylus ant feeding in Budongo chimpanzees supports absence of stick-tool culture (2016-04-02) - Journal articleThe use of stick- or probe-tools is a chimpanzee universal, recorded in all long-term study populations across Africa, except one: Budongo, Uganda. Here, after 25-years of observation, stick-tool use remains absent under ...