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The extension of biology through culture
(2017-07-25) - Journal article,
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 ...
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 ...
Does social environment influence learning ability in a family-living lizard?
(2017-05) - Journal article,
Early developmental environment can have profound effects on individual physiology, behaviour, and learning. In birds and mammals social isolation during development is known to negatively affect learning ability; yet in ...
Rpgrip1 is required for rod outer segment development and ciliary protein trafficking in zebrafish
(2017-12-04) - Journal article,
Mutations in the RPGR-interacting protein 1 (RPGRIP1) gene cause recessive Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), juvenile retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and cone-rod dystrophy. RPGRIP1 interacts with other retinal disease-causing ...
To swim or not to swim : a population-level model of Xenopus tadpole decision making and locomotor behaviour
(2017-11) - Journal article,
We present a detailed computational model of interacting neuronal populations that mimic the hatchling Xenopus tadpole nervous system. The model includes four sensory pathways, integrators of sensory information, and a ...
Impact of snare injuries on parasite prevalence in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
(2017-02) - Journal article,
Many primate populations are severely threatened by human activity. Illegal hunting with snares frequently causes fatal injuries and permanent mutilations in wild primates. Traumatic injuries and stressful experiences can ...
An ‘unkindness’ of ravens? Measuring prosocial preferences in Corvus corax
(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 ...
Long-term effects of adolescent stress on neophobic behaviors in zebra finches are modulated by social context when in adulthood
(2017-04) - Journal article,
Experiencing stress during adolescence can increase neophobic behaviors in adulthood, but most tests have been conducted in the absence of conspecifics. Conspecifics can modulate responses to stressors, for example by ...
Lateral entorhinal cortex lesions impair local spatial frameworks
(2017-05-17) - Journal article,
A prominent theory in the neurobiology of memory processing is that episodic memory is supported by contextually gated spatial representations in the hippocampus formed by combining spatial information from medial entorhinal ...