Alison_Fleming

Alison Fleming

Professor Emeritus Psychology
Email:
alison.fleming@utoronto.ca
Phone:
905-828-3961
Website:
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/fleming-mum-lab/
Office Location:
CC 4071
Address:
3359 Mississauga Road N.
Mississauga , Ontario
L5G 4K2

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)