Aaron Blaisdell

Aaron Blaisdell is a Professor in Learning & Behavior and Behavioral Neuroscience in the UCLA Psychology Department. He presides over the Comparative Cognition Lab, studying cognitive processes in rats, pigeons, hermit crabs, and humans. He is also interested in how human ancestry and evolution can inform us about health and well being in the modern world, and is currently studying the interaction between diet and cognition. He is a founding member and Past President of the Ancestral Health Society, Past President of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Evolution and Health, and a member of the Brain Research Institute, the Integrative Center for Learning & Memory, and the Evolutionary Medicine program all at UCLA.

Recent Posts

March 29, 2016 in Health

On Junk Diets and Junk Science: What’s the evidence for and against the paleo diet?

Adopting an evolutionary framework, based on sound scientific empirical work, is our best way forward to understand human health in the modern world.
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March 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

How’s Your Ancestral Health?

Are humans driven to behave in ways that are detrimental to our wellbeing by adaptations to past environments?
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