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.

Dr Clare Andrews
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +441912223466

Dr Anna Basu
NIHR Career Development Fellow and Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurologist

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1375

Professor Melissa Bateson
Professor of Ethology

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

Dr Timothy Boswell
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8502

Professor Elisabetta Cherchi
Professor of Transport

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3501

Dr Lindsay Henderson
Marie Slowdowska-Curie IF Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3466

Professor Anya Hurlbert
Professor of Visual Neuroscience

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7638

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6250

Billie Moffat-Knox
Demonstrator

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 8829

Dr Ross Muers
Research Associate

Professor Daniel Nettle
Professor of Behavioural Science

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8993

Dr Vivek Nityananda
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6246

Gillian Pepper
Research Associate

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Professor Christopher Petkov
Professor in Comparative Neuropsychology

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

Dr Bess Price
Lecturer

Email:
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

Barbara-Anne Robertson
Teaching Fellow and Admissions Tutor

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7365

Barbara-Anne Robertson
Teaching Fellow and Admissions Tutor

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7365

Dr Ronny Rosner
Research Associate

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Professor Candy Rowe
Prof of Animal Behav & Cogn & Dir EDI

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

Dr Ben Wilson
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44 191 208 6948