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The Mechanisms of Behaviour Lab

Who are we?

"We are a group of researchers interested in understanding how brain, physiology and behaviour all link up. We study several bird species to understand how all these factors interact to affect an individual's ability to respond to challenges, such as climate change, stress and anthropogenic disturbance."

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Get in touch through our booking form or by emailing Dr Karen Spencer, head of the Mechanisms of Behaviour Lab Group (MOB)

University of St Andrews

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
St Andrews KY16 Scotland

Karen Spencer - PI - Mechanisms of Behaviour

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What our members say,

— Dr Niki Khan

 Research Fellow

“I love seeing all the different types of research being done here (cell bio vs ecology vs behaviour vs neuro), and the fantastic camaraderie!”

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