Thesis Projects

2010

Jessica Dennis Jessica Dennis. Metacognition in rats
Brian Hilbert Brian Hilbert. Rats' choices in situations of diminishing returns: Effects of motivation and switching costs.
Ruby Larisch Ruby Larisch. Free Bird: Testing a foraging analogue in the operant laboratory.
Evin Luehrs Evin Luehrs. Testosterone and estradiol in male cynomolgus monkeys self-administering ethanol.

2011

Brad Blickenstaff Brad Blickenstaff. Multimodal numerical cognition in pigeons.
Henry Cooney Henry Cooney. The role of the TRPV1 receptor in endocannabinoid enhancement of emotional memory. (P. Currie, Co-Chair)
Sarah Jacoby Sarah Jacoby. Ghrelin-induced improved memory performance is dopamine-dependent. (P. Currie, Co-Chair)
Jason Leonard Jason Leonard. Discovering the key to unlocking tool-use in a non-tool-using species.
Nicholas Jon Kappeyne van de Coppello Nicholas Jon Kappeyne van de Coppello. Metacognition in rats: Self-awareness during self-report and escape.

2012

Daniel Fennelly Daniel Fennelly: Functional heterogeneity in the dorsal striatum.
Claudia Realegeno Claudia Realegeno: Better living through chemistry: Modafinil as a pharmacotherapy for neuropsychological recovery from methamphetamine dependence.
Dawiris Eversz Dawiris Eversz: Sunk cost in pigeons: Investigation of preference for options with higher time investment.
Eric Talbot Eric Talbot: Group and individual behavior in a social foraging paradigm: Sensitivity to changes in resource ratios.

2013

Frank Sosa Frank Sosa: A method for examining the generality of risky choice and loss aversion throughout the animal kingdom.

2014

Lisa Hiura Lisa Hiura. The free or not to free: The relative reinforcing value of food reward versus social contact in rats.
James Shelstead James Shelstead. Interspecies behavioral biases and the conceptual components of cross-linguistic syntactic patterns. (E. Canseco-Gonzalez, Co-Chair)
Antonia Scarcello Antonia Scarcello. Social and emphatic nudges: An evaluation of two intervention strategies to influence handwashing behavior.