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Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience

Faculty in the BEN area seek to understand behavior and cognition through investigations of the integrated roles of evolution, development, and mechanisms. The emphasis is on naturalistic behaviors of animals and ecologically relevant behaviors of humans. Comparative perspectives are well represented, the full range of development, including aging, is investigated, and both social and non-social behaviors are explained. Core questions are, what are the mechanisms (brain, sensory, endocrine, and behavioral) that enable animals (including humans) to behave appropriately? How do these mechanisms work? How do they develop? How did they evolve?

 

BEN faculty

Name Title Email Room Phone Info
Elizabeth Adkins-Regan Professor er12@cornell.edu 218 Profile
Thomas A. Cleland Associate Professor tac29@cornell.edu 278E 607-255-8099 Profile
Timothy J. DeVoogd Professor tjd5@cornell.edu 278B 607-255-6430 Profile
Michael H. Goldstein Associate Professor mhg26@cornell.edu 270  607-255-6392 Profile
Alexander G. Ophir Assistant Professor ago25@cornell.edu 224  607-255-3714 Profile
David M. Smith Associate Professor dms248@cornell.edu 236  607-227-0045 Profile