Advances in genomics provide tools to test whether similar behaviors in distinct species have statistically similar brain transcriptomic signatures. Here, we (a genomicist and a cognitive neuroscientist) suggest that these techniques can help cognitive scientists tackle some of the most pressing questions about the roots of human behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-232
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2023


  • Tinbergen's questions
  • comparative behavioral genomics
  • evolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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