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Vertebrates Share Ancient Neural Circuitry for Complex Social Behaviors, Biologists Find

Vertebrates Share Ancient Neural Circuitry for Complex Social Behaviors, Biologists Find

Humans, fish and frogs share neural circuits responsible for a diversity of social behavior, from flashy mating displays to aggression and monogamy, that have existed for more than 450 million years.

Testosterone: It's There for Dads When They Need It

Testosterone: It's There for Dads When They Need It

Some infant cues, such as baby cries, actually increase testosterone.

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Waggoner Center Wins Grant to Develop Drug to Treat Addiction

Researchers have received a $3.3 million to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems.

Today's Environment Influences Behavior Generations Later

Descendants of exposed rats are more anxious, more sensitive to stress, and have greater activity in stress-related regions of the brain than descendants of unexposed rats.

The Science of Soul Stealing

The Science of Soul Stealing

There's a scientific truth lurking behind vampire stories. We can be taken over, mind and body, by viruses.

Is My Brain Working Normally?

Is My Brain Working Normally?

A tumor could have caused the famous university shootings of August 1, 1966.

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The Science Of Relationships Explained

UT associate professor Tim Loving unveils the science of love.
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Biologist Lawrence Gilbert Named 2012 Distinguished Texas Scientist by Texas Academy of Science

Biologist Lawrence Gilbert Named 2012 Distinguished Texas Scientist by Texas Academy of Science

Gilbert recognized for his lifetime of research on the co-evolution of insects and plants, population dynamics, chemical and behavioral ecology, and evolution of novel wing patterns in butterflies.

How College Students Drink

How College Students Drink

When considering college students and their drinking patterns through college, not everyone is the same, says Dr. Kim Fromme, Professor of Clinical Psychology and member of the Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research.

The Science of Sherlock Holmes

The Science of Sherlock Holmes

In this video biologist Jim Bryant and psychologist Sam Gosling explore the science, and pseudo-science, of Sherlock Holmes.