Former Graduate Students

Jessica L. Sharp, M.A. 2017, Ph.D. 2019

Master's Thesis:  Serial Pattern Retention in Male and Female Rats: Forgetting Curves for an Element that Violates Pattern Structure

Co-advised by David C. Riccio

 

Dissertation:  Learning and Forgetting of Complex Serial Behaviors in Rats: Interference and Spacing Effects in the Serial Multiple Choice Task

Co-advised by David C. Riccio

Megan E. Miller-Cahill, M.A. 2017

Master’s Thesis: Serial Pattern Rule Extrapolation is Spared during a Muscarinic Cholinergic Challenge in Rats

Karen E. Doyle, Ph.D. 2013

karenedoyle@gmail.com

Dissertation:  The Nature of Cognitive Chunking Processes in Rat Serial Pattern Learning

Samantha M. Renaud, M.A. 2013

Master's Thesis:  Epigenetic Effects of Adolescent Nicotine Exposure on Rat Serial Pattern Learning

Denise P. A. Smith, M.A. 2004, Ph.D. 2012

Master's Thesis:  The Effects of MK-801 and Hippocampal Lesions on Serial Pattern Learning

Dissertation:  The Basal Ganglia and Sequential Learning

Laura R. G. Pickens, M.A. 2009, Ph.D. 2012

Asst. Professor and Department Chair of Psychology, Thiel College, Greenville, PA, lpickens@thiel.edu

Master's Thesis:  The Effects of Adolescent Nicotine Exposure on Adult Rat Serial Pattern Learning

Dissertation:  The Effects of Chronic Adolescent Nicotine Exposure on Adult Cognition in the Male and Female Rat

Amber M. Chenoweth, M.A. 2007, Ph.D. 2010

Assoc. Professor and Department Chair of Psychology, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, chenowetham@hiram.edu

Master's Thesis:  The Effects of Muscarinic Cholinergic Blockade on Rat Serial Pattern Learning and Retention

Dissertation:  The Effects of Scopolamine on Rat Serial Pattern Learning and Reversal Learning

Shannon M. A. Kundey, Ph.D. 2008

Assoc. Professor of Psychology, Hood College, Frederick, MD, kundey@hood.edu

Dissertation:  Irrelevant Relations in Rat Serial Pattern Learning

Melissa D. Muller, M.A. 2000, Ph.D. 2006

Assoc. Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH, mullermd@muc.edu

Master's Thesis:  Stimulus Control of Responding to Within Chunk, Chunk Boundary, and Violation Elements in a Rat Serial Learning Task

Dissertation:  Serial Pattern Learning in Rats: Identifying the Processes Underlying Three Patterns

Clifford F. Lewis, Ph.D. 2003

Cliff's Edge, LLC

Dissertation:  A Neural Network Model of Virtual Pitch

Douglas G. Wallace, M.A. 1997, Ph.D. 2000

Assoc. Professor of Psychology, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, Wallace Lab, dwallace@niu.edu

Master's Thesis:  Do Rats Learn Rules? A Computational Model of Food Quantity Pattern Learning 

Dissertation:  Stimulus Control of Serial Behavior in Three-Level Hierarchical Sequences

Don M. Benson, Jr., M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1999, M.D. 1999

James Cancer Center, Ohio State University, DonMBenson@aol.com

Master's Thesis:  Characteristics of Chunking Nonadjacent Items in Rat Serial-Pattern Learning

Dissertation:  Determining the Cognitive Mechanisms Involved in Rat Interleaved Serial Pattern Learning

Scott M. Krauchunas, M.A. 1994, Ph.D. 1998, O.D.

InFocus EyeCare, Belmont, NH

Master's Thesis:  Extracellular Ca2+ Modulation of Triethyllead and Triethyltin Neurotoxicity in Area CA1 of the Rat Hippocampal Slice

Dissertation:  Differential Effects of MK-801 and Atropine on Serial-Pattern Tracking in the CF1 Mouse

Heidi M. Carman, Ph.D. 1997

Dissertation:  Pattern Induction in Rats: Violations of Formal Structure in Serial-Pattern Learning

Nannette K. Stempowski, M.A. 1997

Master's Thesis:  Temporal Phrasing and Rat Serial-Pattern Learning

Michael O. Wollan, Ph.D. 1995

Dissertation:  Atropine Effects on Rats' Retention of Phrased and Unphrased Serial Patterns

James D. Rowan III, M.A. 1990, Ph.D. 1993

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA, jrowan@WesleyanCollege.edu

Master's Thesis:  Carbon Monoxide Decreases the Rewarding Quality of Brain Stimulation Reward in Rats

Dissertation:  The Effects of MK-801, an NMDA Antagonist, on Serial-Pattern Learning and Retention in the Rat

Yen-Ling Teresa Ting, Ph.D. 1989

Universita Calabria, ITALY, golemme@ccuscl.unical.it

Dissertation:  Triethyltin Neuotoxicity: Effects on CNS Synaptic Transmission

Timothy J. Teyler advisor, Fountain co-advisor

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