Centre for Behaviour and Evolution

Brain, Cognition & Behaviour

Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Overview

We investigate the proximate mechanisms underlying behaviour, usually from an evolutionary and/or comparative perspective.

Our joint approach is to understand the evolution of cognition, as well as the endocrinological and neural mechanisms that underlie behaviour.

For this work, we have dedicated behavioural laboratories and electrophysiological, molecular biological and anatomical facilities at our disposal.

Areas of interest

Our interest areas include:

  • 3D vision
  • olfaction
  • taste
  • learning and memory
  • decision-making
  • social learning

Species studies

We study an exceptionally wide range of systems, from locusts, mantids and honey bees, to birds, monkeys, apes and humans.

We have a number of comparative projects that span several species.

Staff

The following members of staff work within the Brain, Cognition and Behaviour research theme.

Professor Melissa Bateson
Professor of Ethology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5056

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8502

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6250

Professor Daniel Nettle
Professor of Behavioural Science


Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8993

Professor Christopher Petkov
Professor in Comparative Neuropsychology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3467

Dr Bess Price
Lecturer

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6253

Professor Jenny Read
Professor of Vision Science

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7559

Dr Claire Rind
Reader in Invertebrate Neurobiology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6681

Professor Candy Rowe
Prof of Animal Behaviour & Cognition

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8671

Dr Peter Simmons
Reader in Neurobiology & Behaviour

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6457

Dr Tom Smulders
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5790

Dr Colin Tosh
Lecturer - Ecology, Evolution, Computational Biology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7899

Professor Geraldine Wright
Professor of Insect Neuroethology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6667