Behavior and the Nervous System

Research in neuroscience and animal behavior is integrated into the BFB curriculum from early coursework in the major, to collaborative research experiences in small teams of students, to long-term student/faculty collaboration on federally-funded research project. Neuroscience and Animal Behavior students at F&M often serve as coauthors on publications and/or present their research at national meetings of professional societies in neuroscience, biology, psychology, and animal behavior (e.g., The Society for Neuroscience, The American Psychological Association; see below for additional details).

Established in 1996, the Biological Foundations of Behavior Program is staffed jointly by members of the Departments of Biology and Psychology.

It also has close ties to  Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind, an interdisciplinary program sponsored by the Philosophy and Psychology Departments.

The Pulse

Story 8/10/2016

Biology's Blue Egg Mystery Explained

A Franklin & Marshall College biologist and a colleague at the City University of New York have answered the age-old question, why are robin eggs blue?

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Story 4/21/2016

Lab Students Present Their Research at Biology Elective...

On April 19 in the Frey Atrium of the Life Sciences & Philosophy Building, 40 juniors and seniors presented during the annual Biology Elective Poster Session.

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Story 3/8/2016

Off-Campus Study: Cassie Festa '17

BFB: Animal Behavior major studies on  the SFS Wildlife Management Studies program in Tanzania.

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