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 5/9/2023

Senior Spotlight: Jacob Nelson

Jacob Nelson shares his favorite memories as a member of men's swimming and the orchestra.

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Story 5/4/2023

Senior Spotlight: Vyas Agarwal

Vyas Agarwal discusses how he loved trying out new things and getting out of his comfort zone at F&M.

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Story 11/4/2022

A Student’s Surprising Path to the Director's Seat

Of the many things Shoshana Frank set out to do at F&M, directing an original play wasn’t one of them. So how, exactly, did the junior find herself debuting her own work at the Green Room Theatre?...

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