Physiology and Behavior
From the lab to your living room
This is a virtual talk I recently gave to PhD students at Linköping University on how to better adjust to working from home
The video and the slides from this talk can be found here.
Audio paper: How podcasts can benefit scientific communities
This is the audio version of a paper I recently co-authored in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, titled "How podcasts can benefit scientific communities".I'm reading the preprint version of the article, which is very similar to the published version.
Social media for academics: why and how
This was a talk I recently did on social media for academics. I cover both why and how academics can use social media to boost their academic careers. The slides are available here.Enjoy!
Audio paper: An Allostatic Theory of Oxytocin
This episode is the audio version of our paper, titled "An Allostatic Theory of Oxytocin", that was recently published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.Here is the abstract:Oxytocin has garnered considerable interest for its role in social behavior, as well as for the potential of intranasal administration to treat social difficulties. How- ever, current theoretical models for the role of oxytocin in social behavior pay little consideration to its evolutionary and developmental history. This article aims to broaden our understanding of the role of oxytocin in social behavior by adopting an ethological approach through the lens of Nikolaas Tinbergen’s 'four questions' – how does oxytocin work; how does the role of oxytocin change during development; how does oxytocin enhance survival; and how did the oxytocin system evolve? We argue that oxytocin is most accurately described as an allostatic hormone that modulates both social and non-social behavior by maintaining stability through changing environments.