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.
Cornell, including A&S, will recruit and train a cohort of up to 100 postdoctoral fellows in the fields of natural sciences and engineering.Read More
Cornell's president highlighted recent achievements of Arts and Sciences faculty.Read More
Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz, Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, Assistant Professor for Neurobiology and Behavior was recognized during the State of the University annual address for winning the 2022 Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research from the Brain & Behavior Re...Read More
Embracing Darwinian beekeeping may help honeybee colonies survive. According to Tom Seeley, Horace White Professor in Biology, “If you let an animal live naturally, it is able to use its full toolbox and set of skills to survive and reproduce, but when you take any kind of animal and you force it ...Read More
Webs from Orb-weaving spiders pick up sounds from there webs. Ron Hoy, Dr. David and Dorothy Joslovitz Merksamer Professor of Biological Science says "We’re talking about quite a spectacular web. It’s this wheel-shaped web that is around upstate New York…if you walk through any field, you’ve either ...Read More
“My focus is on how an animal’s mother can impact a wide range of outcomes: in childhood, adulthood, and even between generations."Read More
Woody Harrelson writes a poem about his doppleganger, who happens to be a baby. Dr. Michael Sheehan, Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, Assistant Professor from Cornell University in 2015 speaking to Live Sciences is quoted as saying, "There is only so much genetic div...Read More
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.