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Variation in Sociality in Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta): biological and behavioral correlates
June 25, 2018 11:00
Speaker: Dr. Jesus E. Madrid (Stanford University)
Talk at the Department of Primatology

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Seminar room U 2.50 (Primatology/Human Evolution)

Members within a species, exhibit individual variation in their levels of association with conspecifics (i.e., variation in sociality). Dr. Madrid will highlight results from two independent projects studying the development of such variation in sociality in the social-living rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). On one hand, he will demonstrate that infants experience a gene-by-environment interaction between their 5-HTTLPR genotype and the quality of maternal care received during their first 3 months of life, which influences their eventual juvenile sociality. On the other hand, he will demonstrate that by 3-4 months of age, male infant rhesus macaques show stable trajectories in sociality and that these eventual differences in juvenile sociality are related to differences in oxytocin functioning and social perception.

Jessica Fiegert
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 230
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

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Website: https://www.eva.mpg.de/primat/index.html

The neuronal and molecular basis of learning and memory in Drosophila larvae
September 27, 2018 13:00
Speaker: Andreas Thum (Department of Genetics, Institute of Biology, Leipzig University)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Seminar Area Genetics

Anett Pechstein, +49 341 3550-504

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Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de