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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.

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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.

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