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Club Announces The Thomas Karger Award

The J. B. Johnston Club for Evolutionary Neuroscience is proud to announce the establishment of The Thomas Karger Award, in honor of Dr. Thomas Karger, who has been a generous supporter of the Club for 28 years.  The award is for a young investigator who is a candidate for the Ph.D. or who is within a year of having received the Ph.D. and whose research is in the area of evolutionary neuroscience.  Details can be found under "Student Funding."
The JBJC annual meeting will be held in San Diego, Nov. 10-11, 2016. The Karger Workshop will be Organized by Anat Barnea and Tom Smulders on The Hippocampus: Questions of Homology.


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Job Ads. Chair of Biology and Assistant Professor in Biology of Disease

Chair, Department of BiologyThe University of Mississippi             The University of Mississippi invites applications for the full-time, 12-month administrative faculty position as Chair of the…Continue

Started by Lainy Day Oct 24, 2015.

Lettvin, Maturana, stochastical resonance 7 Replies

Hi, allOne simple question.We know about Lettvin- Maturana article. However, I have heard that both in the behavioral and ( I am not absolutely sure) even in electrophysiological experiments the real…Continue

Started by Bibikov Nikolay Grigorievitch. Last reply by William M. Saidel Mar 4, 2013.

Messages Can Only Be Sent to Friends?

I am trying to reply to Fabiana about a site question but I am unable to send either a new or a reply message. The cause seems to be that now messages can only be sent between friends. Is this…Continue

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Congratulations Zen Faulkes!

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European Network for Brain Evolution Research

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Research Blogging Nominations

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Graduate positions available in behavioral neurogenomics/neuroethology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

The Wong lab is seeking applications for graduate student positions (Master’s or Ph.D.). The lab is broadly interested in the proximate mechanisms of variation in complex behaviors. We employ an integrative approach to understand the molecular and neural mechanisms of stress coping and related behaviors. More specifically, we examine the network of brain regions that modulate variation in stress coping and explore the neural and neurotranscriptomic mechanisms underlying observed interaction…


Posted by Ryan Ying Wong on November 12, 2014 at 2:04pm

Job Opportunity

Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology


The Department of Biology at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in ecological and evolutionary physiology from individuals whose research focuses on the evolution of physiological or morphological mechanisms and their relationships to the biotic or physiochemical environment.  Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, life history, behavior,…


Posted by Lainy Day on October 28, 2013 at 3:32pm

The Research Works Act

There has been a lot of discussion online about the Research Works Act, an American bill (discussed here) that would make it illegal for a US government agency to have policies requiring research they fund be available as open access. As far as I know, only NIH does this now.

I would like to know:

  • Does Karger have a position on this?
  • Does…

Posted by Zen Faulkes on January 20, 2012 at 6:20am

Demonstrating syngeny

There’s much excitement about a new paper in Science that shows how ants have hidden potential. In short, there are a few species of ants that can produce “supersoldiers”. Other ant species, however, can also make supersoliders when they are experimentally give the right dose of hormone.

Crudely, it looks like the ants’ ancestors had the ability by changing the hormone levels, but the pathway that was sensitive to the hormone remained. When species started to evolve differences in…


Posted by Zen Faulkes on January 10, 2012 at 3:00am






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