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
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.
Our meta-analytic article ‘Exaggerated sexual swellings in female non-human primates are reliable signals of female fertility and body condition‘ has been published in Animal Behaviour. Many thanks to all of the researchers who allowed us access to original datasets for this project.
Gillian Brown and Kate Cross are attending the FPR-UCLA Sex & Gender Conference 2015, A Critical Moment: Sex/Gender Research at the Intersections of Culture, Brain, and Behavior.
Our latest manuscript, entitled ‘Peri-pubertal exposure to testicular hormones organizes response to novel environments and social behavior in adult male rats’ has been published online in Hormones & Behavior. The authors include Kyle Kulbarsh, an MPhil student, and Camille Duval, a postdoctoral researcher.
Charlotte Brand attended the CogCom2015 student workshop at the University of Vienna, along with other students from St Andrews.
Charlotte Brand presented a poster at the Culture Conference 2015: The Origins and Transmission of Culture: an Interdisciplinary Approach, which was held at the University of Birmigham.
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.
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’.