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Publications

Academic Article

Year Title
2019 Central thalamic inactivation impairs the expression of action- and outcome-related responses of medial prefrontal cortex neurons in the rat.European Journal of Neuroscience.  50:1779-1798. 2019
2017 Mediodorsal Thalamic Neurons Mirror the Activity of Medial Prefrontal Neurons Responding to Movement and Reinforcement during a Dynamic DNMTP Task.eNeuro.  4:ENEURO.0196-17.2017. 2017
2016 A pathway for spatial memory encoding.Learning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  44:97-98. 2016
2016 Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) are sensitive to distance, but not lighting when caching in the presence of a conspecific.Behavioural Processes European Journal of Pharmacology European Journal of Pharmacology - Molecular Pharmacology Section.  123:125-133. 2016
2016 Prefrontal Neurons Encode Actions and Outcomes in Conjunction with Spatial Location in Rats Performing a Dynamic Delayed Non-Match to Position Task.PLoS ONE.  11:e0149019. 2016
2015 Spatial context learning in pigeons (Columba livia).Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.  41:336-342. 2015
2015 The neurobiology of thalamic amnesia: Contributions of medial thalamus and prefrontal cortex to delayed conditional discriminationNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  54:161-174. 2015
2015 An investigation of quantity discrimination in Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana).Journal of Comparative Psychology Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology.  129:17-25. 2015
2014 Rats average entire vectors when navigating toward a hidden goal: a test of the vector sum model in rodents.Behavioural Processes European Journal of Pharmacology European Journal of Pharmacology - Molecular Pharmacology Section.  102:18-24. 2014
2013 The head-direction signal is critical for navigation requiring a cognitive map but not for learning a spatial habit.Current Biology.  23:1536-1540. 2013
2013 Tests of inferential reasoning by exclusion in Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana).Animal Cognition.  16:583-597. 2013
2012 Let the pigeon drive the bus: pigeons can plan future routes in a room.Animal Cognition.  15:379-391. 2012
2011 Qualitative similarities in the visual short-term memory of pigeons and people.Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.  18:979-984. 2011
2011 Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) use gestures to identify the location of hidden food.Animal Cognition.  14:117-125. 2011
2009 The use of geometric properties of 2D arrays across developmentLearning and Motivation.  40:95-108. 2009
2009 The synthetic approach to the study of spatial memory: have we properly addressed Tinbergen's "four questions"?Behavioural Processes European Journal of Pharmacology European Journal of Pharmacology - Molecular Pharmacology Section.  80:278-287. 2009
2007 Pigeons and people select efficient routes when solving a one-way "traveling salesperson" task.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.  33:244-261. 2007
2007 Rats (Rattus norvegicus) encode the shape of an array of discrete objects.Journal of Comparative Psychology Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology.  121:130-144. 2007
2007 Nonaccidental properties underlie shape recognition in Mammalian and nonmammalian vision.Current Biology.  17:336-340. 2007
2007 Use of landmark features and geometry by children and adults during a two-dimensional search taskLearning and Motivation.  38:89-102. 2007
2006 Not all same-different discriminations are created equal: Evidence contrary to a unidimensional account of same-different learningLearning and Motivation.  37:189-208. 2006
2005 Looking for inhibition of return in pigeons.Learning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  33:296-308. 2005
2005 Applying bubbles to localize features that control pigeons' visual discrimination behavior.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.  31:376-382. 2005
2005 Place versus response learning revisited: tests of blocking on the radial maze.Behavioral Neuroscience.  119:567-586. 2005
2005 The fine-grained spatial abilities of three seed-caching corvids.Learning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  33:59-66. 2005
2004 Recent advances in operant conditioning technology: a versatile and affordable computerized touchscreen system.Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers Behavior Research Methods Behavior Research Methods.  36:355-362. 2004
2004 Time-course of control by specific stimulus features and relational cues during same-different discrimination training.Learning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  32:183-189. 2004
2003 Competition among spatial cues in a naturalistic food-carrying task.Learning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  31:143-159. 2003
2003 Pigeons learn stimulus identity and stimulus relations when both serve as redundant, relevant cues during same-different discrimination training.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes.  29:84-91. 2003
2001 Cognitive maps not used by humans (Homo sapiens) during a dynamic navigational task.Journal of Comparative Psychology Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology.  115:397-402. 2001
2001 Tests for cognitive mapping in Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana).Journal of Comparative Psychology Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology.  115:403-417. 2001
2001 Finding a goal on dry land and in the water: differential effects of disorientation on spatial learning.Behavioural Brain Research.  123:103-111. 2001
2001 Search for a hidden goal by Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) is more accurate inside than outside a landmark arrayLearning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  29:234-249. 2001
1998 Time course of VMN lesion effects on lordosis and ultrasound production in hamsters.Behavioral Neuroscience.  112:1236-1246. 1998
1992 AVOIDANCE AND HYPOALGESIA INDUCED BY NOVEL ODORS IN MICEPsychological Record.  42:555-563. 1992
1991 Effects of yohimbine on isolation-induced aggression, social attraction, and conspecific odor preference in mice.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  40:781-785. 1991
1991 Effects of eltoprazine hydrochloride on exploratory behavior and social attraction in mice.Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior.  38:759-762. 1991
1990 EFFECTS OF YOHIMBINE ON NOVEL OPEN-FIELD EXPLORATION OF MICEBulletin of the Psychonomic Society.  28:424-425. 1990
1989 EFFECTS OF FLUPRAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE ON 3 AVERSIVELY MOTIVATED TASKSPsychological Record.  39:573-581. 1989
1989 EFFECTS OF FLUPRAZINE HYDROCHLORIDE ON REACTIVITY TO A NONCONSPECIFIC INTRUDERPsychological Record.  39:203-209. 1989

Chapter

Year Title
2014 Being direct: Can pigeons plan ahead? 2014
2006 Establishing a frame of reference for finding hidden goals: the use of multiple spatial cues by non-human animals and people. 2006
Preparing future faculty at the University of New Hampshire.

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
The influence of mediodorsal thalamus on the development of prefrontal neuronal responses in rats learning the DNMTP task.Neuroscience Meeting Planner.

Teaching Activities

  • Advanced Research Taught course 2016
  • Honors Senior Thesis Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2016
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Advanced Research Taught course 2015
  • Animal Cognition Taught course 2015
  • Honors Senior Thesis Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Topics Neuroscience & Behavior Taught course 2015
  • Animal Cognition Taught course 2015
  • Research Methods in Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2015
  • Animal Cognition Taught course 2014
  • Animal Cognition Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/BiomedSci:Med&VetSci Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2014
  • Animal Cognition Taught course 2014
  • Honors Senior Thesis Taught course 2014
  • Research Methods in Psychology Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2014
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A., University of Minnesota
  • M.S. Animal Behavior and Ethology, Bucknell University
  • Ph.D. Psychology, University of Nebraska
  • Full Name

  • Brett Gibson