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 5/25/2022

From Florida to F&M: Kat Gunther’s Path to Neurology

Kat Gunther wanted three things in a college: challenging academics, to be near family but out of her home state, and to play softball. F&M checked all the boxes—and offered financial aid.

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Story 3/31/2022

Global Climate Event Offers Students Chance to Learn While...

“I’ve enjoyed the process of organizing something outside the classroom.” Senior Patrick Culcasi and classmate Emily Mansfield share their experience coordinating several events on campus for The...

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Dan Ardia: Evolution, Conservation & Ecology
Story 2/8/2022

Dan Ardia: Evolution, Conservation, and Ecology

Professor of Biology Dan Ardia shares his passion for studying environmental change, his collaboration with Lancaster Conservancy, and the joy of seeing students’ “Eureka!” faces upon seeing the...

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