Exploring, teaching and understanding animal behavior
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NB&B) was one of the very first departments to combine the study of animal behavior with its neural basis, based on the belief that the interface between them was one of great research potential. The interests of our faculty and students span all levels of organization, from single neurons to complex circuits to whole organisms and societies thereof.
CAPE helps retired faculty transition and still help students. Charles Walcott, professor emeritus of neurobiology and behavior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is quoted as saying “because faculty feel as they retire they’re going to lose the interaction with colleagues and s...
The fourth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program’s launch in 2019, includes scholars investigating quantum phases of two-dimensional materials, mechanisms of social mobility, housing politics of metro areas, and gaps between neuro cognition and artificial intelligence, among oth...
Antonio Fernandez-Ruis, Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, Assistant Professor from Neurobiology & Behavior has been recognized by Scialog: Molecular Basis of Cognition Funding.
Research Spotlight: Orb-weaver spider uses web to capture sounds
Professor Emeritus Ron Hoy's study of orb weaver spiders finds their massive webs also act as auditory arrays that capture sounds, possibly giving spiders advanced warning of incoming prey or predators.
The findings have implications for designing bio-inspired extremely sensitive microphones for use in hearing aids and cell phones.