Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Timing (“time perception”): Analysis of error patterns in the discrimination, production, and reproduction of time intervals.
- Memory: Evaluation of the role of intervening events on recall of past stimuli and behavior, using variations of the delayed-matching-to-sample paradigm.
- Associative learning: Assessment of dynamic aspects of Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning.
- Self-control, inhibition, and waiting: Includes the study of temporal discounting (how rewards lose effectiveness as a function of delay) and behavioral inhibition using the smaller-sooner vs. larger-later paradigm, differential reinforcement of low rates (a waiting task), and animal versions of the Stop and Stroop tasks.
Basic Behavioral Processes Lab