Associated Faculty in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Co-Director, Program in Neuroscience.
- The McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience
- The Scully Center for the Neuroscience of Mind and Behavior
Our research is at the interface of neuroscience, developmental biology, morphology and evolution. We study how social communication emerges through the dynamic interactions between neural systems, the body, pre- and post-natal experience and socioecological context.
Our comparative approach includes studying macaque monkeys (Macaca fascicularis & M. mulatta), marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), and humans. We use a variety of techniques to address our questions, including multi-electrode neurophysiology, electromyography, eye tracking, synthetic agents (avatars), morphometry, ultrasonography, field work and psychophysics.