The International Society for Neuroethology (ISN) is an academic organization composed of scientists from around the world whose research is uncovering the neural mechanisms underlying natural behaviors.  Read more...



The ISN organizes the International Congress of Neuroethology, which meets every other year in different locations around the world.  In 2012, the conference was held in College Park Maryland. Read more...



ISN members are eligible for for a variety of Travel Awards and other honors

The ISN sponsors courses and lectureships.



 

Welcome to ISN!
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Honeybee approaching
Honeybee approaching
A honeybee (Apis mellifera) approaching a flower. See: Giurfa et al. 1999. How do bees detect coloured targets using different regions of their compound eyes. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 185:591-600. Photo by Martin Giurfa.
Wasp emerging from cockroach
Wasp emerging from cockroach
A young parasitoid wasp emerging from a cockroach host. See: Libersat, F. 2003. Wasp uses venom cocktail to manipulate the behavior of its cockroach prey. The Journal of Comparative Physiology A 189: 497-508. Picture by Fred Libersat.
Spiny sand crab
Spiny sand crab
A spiny sand crab (Blepharipoda occidentalis) digging into sand. See: Faulkes Z, Paul DH. 1997. Coordination between the legs and tail during digging and swimming in sand crabs. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 180: 161-169. Picture by Zen Faulkes.
Electric fish
Electric fish
A school of weakly electric fish (Eigenmannia) that uses an electrosensory system to locate objects and orient in their environment. Electric fish perform a jamming avoidance response when being exposed to a conspecific with a similar electric signal. Eigenmannia forms schools, so thereis a good chance of encountering conspecifics. Photo by Jörg Oestreich.
Hawkmoth neurons
Hawkmoth neurons
Flight motoneurons (MN5) of tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta) at three developmental stages: larval stage in gold, pupal stage 1 in green and adult stage in purple. Their respective dendritic tree are aligned to the axo-dendritic junction, showing the dramatic changes in the architecture of MN5 during metamorphosis. Scale = 50 µm. Photo by Fred Libersat.
Fluorescent scorpion
Fluorescent scorpion
Scorpion (Hadrurus hirsutus) showing blue fluorescence under ultraviolet illumination. Body length ca. 14cm. Photo by Harald Wolf.
Locust in flight
Locust in flight
Migratory locust (Locusta migratoria) in flight posture. Photo by Harald Wolf.
Locust motoneurons
Locust motoneurons
Two motoneurons supplying front wing muscles (tergosternal and second basalar muscles), stained with Lucifer yellow in the mesothoracic ganglion of the locust (Locusta migratoria). Photo by Harald Wolf.
Locust in flight
Locust in flight
Side view of a tethered flying locust (Locusta migratoria), under stroboscopic illumination of 400 Hz. White line drawn across the front wing shows different attitudes of the wing in the course of the wing stroke. Photo by Harald Wolf.
 
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