Morgan Gustison

Dr. Morgan Gustison

Cognitive, Developmental and Brain Sciences

Office: SSC 9232
Tel: 519-661-2111 ext. 82721
Curriculum Vitae

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Biographical Information

B.Sc. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
M.Res. Roehampton University, 2010
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2017

Selected Publications

Morgan Gustison – Google Scholar


Our research team studies social behaviour and cognition from evolutionary, mechanistic, and developmental perspectives. Specifically, we seek to understand how and why individuals form long-lasting relationships, or social bonds. How do social bonds emerge, and what behaviours sustain these bonds? Why do individuals and species vary in their degree of social bonding? How do neural systems in the brain shape behaviours that support bonding? We use comparative approaches to address these questions, and most of our work is on mammalian systems. Current recent directions focus on vocal communication and pair-bonding in prairie voles, a rodent known for its monogamous mating system.

Please visit the lab website for more information: Laboratory of Social NeuroEthology