If you get a dopamine rush when geeking out to the science of behavior, this episode is for you. I literally could not wait to release this show because it is packed with so many mind blowing insights!
Dr. Simon Gadbois is someone I’ve been wanting to interview to get his take on aggression, and he does not disappoint. I pick Simon’s brain about topics such as behavioral endocrinology and how hormones relate to aggression; continue to explore predatory behavior as I have in previous episodes; and we chat about the behavior sciences that might be best suited for learning about and addressing aggression. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for this episode!
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Simon Gadbois Ph.D.
Simon Gadbois integrates ethology, animal experimental psychology, and behavioural neuroscience to study wild and domestic canids. He completed his Ph.D. in behavioural endocrinology at the Canadian Centre for Wolf Research (CCWR) examining the hormonal correlates of social behaviour in wolves, as well as action sequences in wolves, coyotes and red foxes. When the CCWR closed in 2007, he started the Canid Behaviour Research Lab at Dalhousie University and focussed his research on coyote-human conflicts and canine scent detection and search. He is interested in the fundamental science of olfaction and olfactory learning, as well as some applications: His lab has focussed on environmental/conservation, biomedical, and forensic applications of scent processing in dogs.