About the Center for Animal Behavior


Behavior is the window through which we can view all of biology.  

- Dr. John Vandenburgh


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Miami University's Center for Animal Behavior (CAB) provides opportunities to study animal behavior at many levels. Whether you investigate individuals within a population or study behavior at the neuronal level, your work at the CAB may help us better understand how animal and human behavior is generated and how it has been maintained over time.


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CAB faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates collaboratively examine physiological mechanisms of invertebrates and vertebrates to answer such questions as why and how specific behaviors have evolved. Their study interests span all areas of behavioral biology: they may work in laboratories to measure the activity of single nerve cells or they may conduct fieldwork to directly observe how animals behave in their natural environments.