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Events Calendar

First Annual RCN meeting
February 9, 2014
Galveston, TX

XVth European Society for Evolutionary Biology
August 10th-14th 2015
Lausanne, Switzerland
The meeting will include a symposium on "Emerging Models in Evolutionary and Ecological Neurobiology"

Second Annual RCN Meeting
February 6-8, 2015
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Neuroscience
October 16, 2015, Chicago Illinois
Hyatt Regency Chicago (Downtown)

Third Annual RCN Meeting
May 6, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Held in conjunction with the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience Symposium

In recent years, neuroscience has begun to limit itself to a few species given accessible research tools for genetics and other techniques are limited to only a few model species. Comparative studies of strategically chosen non-model species can complement model species research and yield more rigorous studies. Broadening the diversity of species used will also help ensure that biological diversity is well presented in neuroscience research. As genetic sequences and tools become available for many more species, we are poised to emerge from the bottleneck and once again exploit the rich biological diversity offered by comparative studies.
Eliot A. Brenowitz, Harold H. Zakon; Trends in Neurosciences, 215; 38:273–278 [doi:10.1016/j.tins.2015.02.008]