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The long term objective of my research is to develop a theory of purposive behavior that combines an ecological emphasis on the basis of naturally occurring behavior with a focus on the role of learning and regulatory processes in controlling behavior. I am interested in ties to philosophy and computer science on one hand and to evolution and neuroscience on the other.
Empirically we are concerned with:
Theoretically we have been concerned with:
We have a large number of computer-controlled experimental stations for recording and precisely constraining the 24-hr behavior of rats. We also acquire video data using cameras linked to computers, and, in some cases, are able to program spatial-temporal contingencies based on video input. Finally we have a variety of spatial mazes suitable for studying search in rodents.
Bold student names indicate a cognitive science standalone student.
|Baray, C.||Evolution of Coordination in Reactive Multi-Agent Systems (December 1999)||Mills, J. (Chair), Gasser, M., Rawlins, G., Timberlake, W.|
|Wagner, K.||Simulation Models of Evolution: Communication And Cooperation (August 2000)||Gasser, M. (Chair), Leake, D., Port, R., Timberlake, W.|
|Tamara, Carolina||Route Learning And Its Interaction With Visual Landmarks (May 2013)||Timberlake, W. (chair), Crystal, J., Goldstone, R., Todd, P.|