PhD opportunity for project on foetal testosterone

Opportunity to apply for a fully-funded PhD scholarship (UK/EU) via BBSRC EASTBIO scheme on ‘Foetal testosterone and autism: testing the mechanisms in laboratory rodents’. Supervised by Dr G Brown and Prof V Brown, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews, UK. Deadline: 5th Dec 2016

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=78016&LID=1451

Our study on ultrasonic vocalisations by female Norway rats has been published

Our manuscript entitled ‘Ultrasonic vocalisations by female Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in response to social partners‘ has been published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology. The first author, Annegret Börner, was a masters student, and the second author, Rebecca Hjemdahl, was an undergraduate student. Congratulations to Annegret and Rebecca on their first publication.

Perspectives on Nativism workshop, Edinburgh

Gillian Brown presented a talk on ‘Evolutionary perspectives on sex differences in human behaviour’ at the Perspectives on Nativism workshop, organised by Suilin Lavelle and Kenny Smith. The workshop was supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities (International and Interdisciplinary Research Group on Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences) and Edinburgh Centre of Epistemology, Mind and Normativity, University of Edinburgh.

Seminar in Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Gillian Brown gave a seminar in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, as part of an ERC-funded project on ‘A science of human nature? Philosophical disputes at the interface of natural and social science’. http://www.humannature.hps.cam.ac.uk/

The title was ‘Evolutionary perspectives on sex differences in human behaviour’.