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 2/28/2019

Zoos Focus on Animal Quality of Life Around the World

At first glance, “Scientific Foundations of Zoos and Aquariums: Their Role in Conservation and Research” sounds like a title drafted to appeal just to scientists, but a Franklin & Marshall College...

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Story 6/29/2018

Animal Welfare: Developing the Right Comfort Level with...

Yellow, spotted and about 12 inches long, the gecko scampered around until F&M senior Camden McMillian set the eyelet of a skewer before him. After a few hopeful moments, the little lizard approached...

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Story 3/14/2018

Lonsdorf’s Stanford Fellowship to Focus on Wild Chimp...

Franklin & Marshall College’s Associate Professor of Psychology Elizabeth Lonsdorf, who studies chimpanzee behavior at the world-famous Gombe Stream Research Centre in Tanzania, received a...

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