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Nadia Scott

Nadia Scott

I am a PhD student in the IMPRS program at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in the Department of Human Evolution.

I am broadly interested in evolutionary and developmental changes in primate morphology. In particular, I am interested in exploring the developmental processes that have emerged in the evolution of the nervous system. Specifically, my PhD research aims to compare the ontogenies of brain development across extant hominoid species by applying 3D geometric morphometric techniques to endocranial measurements.

My Master's research in neurobiology focused on whether enhanced neurogenesis following learning is accompanied by activation of new neurons. I also used optogenetic techniques to determine the role of excitatory neurons in linking neuronal activity to changes in blood flow.

Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 382
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399