Next Week in EvoS: Nicole Cameron on a Mother’s Touch
On Monday April 16, 2012, Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, will present Mother’s Touch: A Source of Individual Variation in Daughter’s Reproduction. The talk is at 5:00 pm in AA-G008. Here is the abstract:
Maternal behavior has an important influence on the development of the young. From insects to mammals it has been shown to influence sexual behavior of offspring. In humans, the quality of the mother-daughter relationship is a predictor of the onset of puberty and sexual behavior. We will discuss the importance of individual differences in reproductive strategy in rats and we will examine the mechanisms that may control the maternal influence on daughter’s sexuality.
Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2012 in News by EvoS.