Fleming , Alison

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Nerobiology and GeneticsPsychology

Contact Information

Phone: 
905-828-3961
Room: 
CC 4071
Mailing Address: 
3359 Mississauga Road N.
City: 
Mississauga
Province: 
Ontario
Postal Code: 
L5G 4K2
Alison_Fleming

Area of Research

Hormones and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience

Profile

I am primarily interested in understanding why mothers want to mother. For 30 years I have studied this question in rats, in humans, and now in monkeys. We are interested in the factors that induce the ‘motivation’ to mother in terms of hormonal factors, sensory factors, the role of different brain mechanisms, the influences of early experiences, and so on. Details of our research questions and methodologies may be found on our website https://utm.utoronto.ca/fleming-mum-lab/

 

Other

Education: 
B.Sc. (School of General Studies, Columbia University)
Ph. D. (Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers University)