Topic: Behavior

Vertebrates Share Ancient Neural Circuitry for Complex Social Behaviors, Biologists Find

May 31, 2012

Humans, fish and frogs share neural circuits responsible for a diversity of social behavior, from flashy mating displays to aggression and monogamy, that have existed for more than 450 million years, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin found.

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Romantic Sexual Relationships Deter Teenage Delinquency, New Study Shows

Aug. 17, 2011

Sexually active teens in committed, romantic relationships are less likely to engage in delinquent behavior than teens who have casual sex, according to new research from psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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To spank or not to spank

March 22, 2011
To spank or not to spank

Human Ecology Professor Elizabeth Gershoff delves into the impact of spanking on children and why it's an unacceptable means of discipline.

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The making of a bat-man

July 8, 2010
Neurobiologist George Pollak said it was during his time as an undergraduate at American University when he realized studying

I recently sat down with neurobiologist George Pollak, professor in the Section of Neurobiology in the College of Natural Sciences, and asked him how he became interested in studying the brain, and why he uses bats to study it.

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When She's Turned On, Some of Her Genes Turn Off

Dec. 11, 2007

When a female is attracted to a male, entire suites of genes in her brain turn on and off, show biologists from The University of Texas at Austin studying swordtail fish.

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