Alison Fleming

Professor
Communication, Culture, and Technology Building, Room 4071, 1800 Middle Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
905-828-3961

Campus

Fields of Study

Biography

I am primarily interested in understanding why mothers want to mother. For 30 years I have studied this question in rats, in humans, and now in monkeys. We are interested in the factors that induce the ‘motivation’ to mother in terms of hormonal factors, sensory factors, the role of different brain mechanisms, the influences of early experiences, and so on. Details of our research questions and methodologies may be found on our website https://utm.utoronto.ca/fleming-mum-lab/

Education

PhD, Rutgers University