Lessons from the Animal Kingdom

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Humans aren’t the only species to suffer from mental health problems, heart disease, infertility or cancer. B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD, takes us on a journey into the animal world in search of clues to help us understand our own health and behaviour.

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Talks structure30 minute lecture20 minute Q&A
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3 talks in this Garden Series

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Human Biology & Medicine
Science & Nature
What can animals teach us about eating disorders?

How we eat and the impact it has on our bodies, from weight loss and weight gain to eating disorders, is complex and a key facet of human health. But most of these behaviours and conditions aren't unique to our species. What can the animal world teach us? Read more

B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD

Harvard University

B. Natterson-Horowitz's fascinating work at Harvard University and UCLA uses insight from the natural world to find new ways of approaching human health and development.

Studying a diverse range of animals in natural settings, B has uncovered adaptations with relevance to heart failure, sudden cardiac death, seizures, dementia, movement disorders, infertility and psychiatric conditions including anxiety, compulsive and eating disorders.

B's most recent research focuses on species-wide patterns in development across critical transitional periods of life including the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

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Human Biology & Medicine
Science & Nature
What can animals teach us about sex?

The world of dating, sex and childbirth is a hazardous one, full of complex behaviours and even threats to our health. Well, mating in the animal kingdom is just as complex. What can we learn by looking at our animal cousins? Read more

B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD

Harvard University

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Psychology & Behaviour
Science & Nature
What can animals teach us about identity?

Some of mankind's most enduring questions are about who we are as individuals, how we can live successfully alongside others, & the tension between the two. What can we learn about identity from our furry, feathered and scaly friends? Read more

B. Natterson-Horowitz, MD

Harvard University

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