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The effects of musical training on movement pre-programming and re-programming abilities : an event-related potential investigation
(2015-03) - Journal article,
Two response precuing experiments were conducted to investigate effects of musical skill level on the ability to pre- and re-programme simple movements. Participants successfully used advance information to prepare forthcoming ...
Transgenerational transmission of a stress-coping phenotype programmed by early-life stress in the Japanese quail
(2017-04-07) - Journal article,
An interesting aspect of developmental programming is the existence of transgenerational effects that influence offspring characteristics and performance later in life. These transgenerational effects have been hypothesized ...
Group housing during adolescence has long-term effects on the adult stress response in female, but not male, zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata)
(2018-01-15) - Journal article,
Adolescent social interactions can have long-term effects on physiological responses to stressors in later-life. A larger adolescent group size can result in higher stressor-induced secretion of glucocorticoids in adulthood. ...
Facial redness increases men’s perceived healthiness and attractiveness
(2017-06-01) - Journal article,
Past research has shown that peripheral and facial redness influences perceptions of attractiveness for men viewing women. The current research investigated whether a parallel effect is present when women rate men with ...
Do masculine men smell better? An association between skin color masculinity and female preferences for body odor
(2017-03-01) - Journal article,
A recent study claimed face skin color as a sexually dimorphic variable that influences attractiveness preferences in mate choice. Thereby, skin color may assume the role of a mate quality signal influencing attractiveness ...
The extension of biology through culture
(2017-07-25) - Journal article,
Variations in judgments of intentional action and moral evaluation across eight cultures
(2017-07) - Journal article,
Individuals tend to judge bad side effects as more intentional than good side effects (the Knobe or side-effect effect). Here, we assessed how widespread these findings are by testing eleven adult cohorts of eight highly ...
Chimpanzee culture extends beyond matrilineal family units
(2017-06-19) - Journal article,
The “grooming handclasp” (GHC) is one of the most well-established cultural traditions in chimpanzees. A recent study by Wrangham et al.  reduced the cultural scope of GHC behavior by showing that GHC-style convergence ...
Kin-based cultural transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees
(2017-04-26) - Journal article,
Current research on animal culture has focused strongly on cataloging the diversity of socially transmitted behaviors and on the social learning mechanisms that sustain their spread. Comparably less is known about the ...
The modulation of two motor behaviors by persistent sodium currents in Xenopus laevis tadpoles
(2017-07-01) - Journal article,
Persistent sodium currents (INaP) are common in neuronal circuitries and have been implicated in several diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and epilepsy. However, the role of INaP in the regulation of ...