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Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology Faculty

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Jennifer Basil
Comparative cognition and sensory ecology
Christopher Braun
Comparative sensory systems and behavior
Sheila Chase
Comparative Cognition; Animal Behavior and Conservation, Memory and Decision Processing
Andrew Delamater
Neurobehavioral mechanisms of associative learning
Paul G. Feinstein
Research in Neurobiology of Olsaction
Stefano Ghirlanda
Behavior theory, associative learning, neural network models of behavior, stimulus generalization, architecture of behavior systems, mathematical modeling, cultural evolution
Frank W. Grasso
Neural Systems for control and coordination of behavior: BioMimetic Robotics, Quantitative Animal Behavior, Biological and Artificial Neural networks architectures.
Cheryl Faye Harding
Effects of immune function on brain and behavior.
Nancy Hemmes
Learning Processes; Behavior Analysis
Jon C. Horvitz
Neurochemistry of Motivation
David C. Lahti
Animal behavior, Cultural evolution, communication systems
Jonathan Levitt
Neuroanatomy/ Neurophysiology of Vision, Brain Development; Visual Perception
Victoria Luine
Neurochemistry of Memory
Daniel McCloskey
Biopsychology; Evolutionary Psychology
Peter Moller
Electric fish, maze learning, endocrine disruptors
Bertram Ploog
Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Models, Autism, Attention, Comparative Cognition
Joshua Plotnik
Comparative cognition in elephants and other mammals; applications of animal behavior and cognition research to wildlife conservation; conservation education
Thomas Preuss
Comparative Neuroscience of Decision Making
Carolyn Pytte
Adult Neurogenesis
Robert Ranaldi
Neurobiological Substrates of Drugs of Abuse and Learning-Motivation
Diana Reiss
Animal Cognition and Communication; Evolution of Intelligence
Robert Rockwell
Population dynamics ; Genetics of the lesser snow goose
Peter Serrano
Behavioral and molecular neuroscience of stress effects on learning and memory
Ofer Tchernichowski
Neural Mechanisms of Vocal Learning
Virginia Valian
Language; Gender
Jennifer Wagner
Cognitive Development, Infancy, Social and Emotional Development, Numerical Cognition, Eye-tracking, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience