FountainLab History

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FountainLab Genealogy

FountainLab Genealogy

If you work in the FountainLab, you can trace your academic lineage back to Wilhelm Wundt, the founder of the field of experimental psychology. For more connections, check out the NeuroTree link below.

Straight Runway

Straight Runway

Early research with straight runways examined complex cognition in food-quantity serial pattern learning in rats. Click the link for Dr. Fountain's first publication.

Hippocampal Slice Electrophysiology

Hippocampal Slice Electrophysiology

Early research in the FountainLab examined the neurotoxic effects of chemicals on neural electrophysiology in the hippocampal slice preparation. This research was funded by the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.

The Hippocampal Slice Chamber

The Hippocampal Slice Chamber

The FountainLab hippocampal slice electrophysiology set-up.

8-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

8-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

8-choice Serial Multiple Choice (SMC) task in an octagonal chamber with retractable levers and brain-stimulation reward (BSR).

8-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

8-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

Two octagonal chambers with retractable levers and brain-stimulation reward (BSR).

FountainLab Version 1.0

FountainLab Version 1.0

FountainlLab Ver. 1, 1988-2010. After a fantastic renovation, the space is now unrecognizable as the modern Jasnow laboratory.

FountainLab Version 1.0

FountainLab Version 1.0

FountainLab Version 1.0

FountainLab Version 1.0

KSU APC Forum 1996

KSU APC Forum 1996

Applied Psychology Center Forum 1996, "Animal Cognition and Sequential Behavior: Behavioral, Biological, and Computational Perspectives" - Steve Fountain, organizer. L. to R.: Warren H. Meck · J. Gregor Fetterman · Karyl B. Swartz · Stewart H. Hulse · Herbert L. Roitblat · Stephen B. Fountain (organizer) · Michael D. Bunsey · Brendan McGonigle (kneeling) · Raymond P. Kesner · William A. Roberts · E. John Capaldi · Sarah T. Boysen · Herbert S. Terrace · Anthony A. Wright · F. Robert Treichler

SPAM model of Serial Pattern Learning

SPAM model of Serial Pattern Learning

The Sequential Pairwise Associative Model (SPAM) of serial pattern learning proposed by Wallace & Fountain (2002). SPAM is a computational (mathematical) model created in the C language. Douglas Wallace (Ph.D. 2000 with Dr. Fountain), was awarded the 2003 American Psychological Association award for the most outstanding empirical paper authored by a young investigator in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.

Serial Reaction Time (SRT) Task

Serial Reaction Time (SRT) Task

4-choice Serial Reaction Time (SRT) procedure with brain stimulation reward (BSR) for studying implicit learning in rats.

A Perfectly-Performed Pattern

A Perfectly-Performed Pattern

A somewhat younger Dr. Fountain puts his head to demonstrating a violation pattern without error!

6-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

6-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

6-choice Serial Multiple Choice (SMC) task with nosepoke and brain-stimulation reward (BSR).

8-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

8-Choice SMC Operant Chamber

8-choice Serial Multiple Choice (SMC) task in an octagonal chamber with nosepoke receptacles and water reward.

8-Choice SMC Touchscreen Chamber

8-Choice SMC Touchscreen Chamber

The 8-choice Serial Multiple Choice (SMC) task in a touchscreen operant chamber with brain-stimulation reward (BSR) or water reinforcement.

Classic FountainLab Website

Classic FountainLab Website

Steve Fountain began teaching website building/design, C programming, and lab computer interfacing in the graduate elective course, Computer Applications in Psychology, starting in 1994. He also maintained the Department of Psychology website for many years in the early days of the "World Wide Web," now called the internet. The FountainLab website was created by Steve using MS FrontPage software beginning in 1998-1999. This screenshot is from the last version of that site retired in 2016.

Touchscreen to MPC Interface

Touchscreen to MPC Interface

Plans for a touchscreen to Med-PC interface.

FountainLab: Animal Cognition & Neuroscience

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Serial Reaction Time (SRT) Task

4-choice Serial Reaction Time (SRT) procedure with brain stimulation reward (BSR) for studying implicit learning in rats.