María J. Cabrera Álvarez

McGill University
Ph.D. candidate

Supervisor: Simon Reader
Start: 2012-09-03
End: 2018-08-13


A Neurobehavioural Analysis of Teleost Social Behaviour
My aim is to explore the neuroendocrine mechanisms of social behaviour. I studied brain activation and nonapeptide influences on grouping behaviour, as well as the neuromechanisms underpining social information transmission.


Grouping behaviour, Nonapeptides, Neural mechanisms, Poecilia reticulata, Social transmission


1- Forebrain activation during social exposure in wild-type guppies
Cabrera-Álvarez, María J., William T. Swaney, Simon M. Reader
2017 Physiology & Behavior

2- Behavioural responses of feral and domestic guppies (Poecilia reticulata) to predators and their cues
Swaney, William T., María J. Cabrera-Álvarez, Simon M. Reader
2015 Behavioural Processes