Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology

Division 6: Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology members are devoted to studying the biology of behavior. Their focus is on behavior and its relation to perception, learning, memory, cognition, motivation, and emotion. Behavioral neuroscientists study the brain in relation to behavior, its evolution, functions, abnormalities, and repair, as well as its interactions with the immune system, cardiovascular system, and energy regulation systems. Comparative psychologists study the behavior of humans and other animals, with a special eye on similarities and differences that may shed light on evolutionary and developmental processes.



Lisa M. Savage, PhD, SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, N.Y. 
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Rachel N. Matthews, PhD, Purcell, Okla.


Journals related to the division

The Behavioral Neuroscientist and Comparative Psychologist (three issues per year)
Editor: Alan M. Daniel, PhD, Glenville, W.Va.

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The biology of behavior

Division Meetings

Contact Information

Juan Dominguez, PhD
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Psychology
108 E Dean Keeton
Austin, Texas 78712-1043