Neuroecology & Anatomy Lab
Large-scale comparative anatomy
Studying the relationship between brain structure and function
What makes the human brain unique
We aim to understand how brains are organised and why.
To achieve this, we take two complementary approaches. First, a comparative approach. We use magnetic resonance imaging to map the organisation of the brains of different type of animals. This include some of the standard "model" species used in neuroscience to create comparative maps, but also a much wider ranger of primates to understand how differences in brain structure relate to their the species' behavioural repertoires.
Our second approach is more traditional functional neuroimaging of the human brain. We try to understand the networks supporting high-level human behaviour, including decision-making, foraging, and social behaviour.