Spit and Twitches: The Animal Cognition Podcast

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A discussion with scientists who study comparative cognition.

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A discussion with scientists who study comparative cognition.
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2016-06-28 14:47
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Episode 19 - Kristy Biolsi

Kristy's subjects seem to like her a lotKristy Biolsi is an Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Francis College in Brooklyn NY, where she also serves as the Director of the BA/MA Program in Applied Psychology. She is a co-editor for the journalAqu...
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Episode 18 - Emma Tecwyn

Emma Tecwyn is a Postdoctoral Fellow inDaphna Buchsbaum’s Computational Cognitive Development Lab in the department of psychology at theUniversity of Toronto (which is the school I went to, thus making Emma the coolest guest so far on the show). She do...
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Episode 17 - Reggie Gazes

Reggie Gazes is an assistant professor of psychology and animal behaviour at Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania.Reggie and a pal, wondering why Hampton won't do the podcastReggie has a BS from Bucknell in Animal Behaviour and a PhD from Emor...
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Episode 16 - Eric Legge

Hey look, it's Eric's Facebook pic!Eric Legge is a part time instructor at the University of Alberta and at McEwan University, both in Edmonton Alberta.Look, I've known Eric since he was 17. I taught him intro psych at the Memorial University of Newfou...
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Episode 15 - Tom Zentall

Thomas Zentall is a professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky.Tom, the pigeon whispererTom's research interests focus on cognitive behaviours in animals including memory strategies, concept learning, and social learning. The approach Tom an...
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Episode 14 - Ed Wasserman

Edward A. Wasserman is a professor of psychology at the University of Iowa.Work in Ed's lab focusses on animal cognition and perception and the similarities and differences between humans and non humans in categorization, perception and memory.He's pic...
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Episode 13 - Suzanne MacDonald

She once drew on the back of my neck for no reasonSuzanne E.MacDonald is a professor in the Department of Psychology at York University, appointed to the graduate programs in both Psychology and Biology. She received her PhD in animal learning and beha...
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Episode 12 - Brett Gibson

Brett Gibson is an associate professor of psychology at the University of New Hampshire.Brett imagining a better year for Thomas VanekWhile he may live in Bruin territory he is a Minnesota Wild fan, and he received his BA in psychology from the Univers...
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Episode 11 - Michael Brown

Mike, the pole box, and a ratMichael Brown is a professor of psychology at Villanova University in Villanova, PA, which is just outside of the home of the evil Philadelphia Flyers.....Mike got his BA in psychology and philosophy at the University of Mi...
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Episode 10 - Jennifer Vonk

Jennifer gets 2 pics because BATSJennifer Vonk is a comparative/cognitive psychologist with primary research interests in two overlapping areas: (1) animal cognition, and (2) cognitive development. Dr. Vonk only likes animals that rhymeShe completed he...
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Episode 9 - Jon Crystal

Jon thinking about thinkingJonathon Crystal is a professor of psychology and director of the program in neuroscience at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.Jon received his BSc in psychology at the University of Toronto in 1992 where he worked in Sara ...
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Episode 8 - Leslie Phillmore

Leslie, thinking about gene expressionLeslie Phillmore (follow her ontwitter) is an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Leslie received her BA (Hons) from Huron College at UWO working with ...
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Episode 7 - Valerie Kuhlmeier

Valerie Kuhlmeieris an Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, Canada.  She is the director of The Infant Cognition Group, a laboratory studying cognitive development in the first few years of life.Val is happy about her bookValerie ...
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Episode 6 - Laurie Bloomfield

Laurie Bloomfield is an associate professor of psychology atAlgoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada.Laurie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, and did her BA at Algoma University College (1996-2000). Based on some fascinating research she had learne...
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Episode 5 - Aaron Blaisdell

Aaron Blaisdell is a Professor in Learning& Behavior and Behavioral Neuroscience in the UCLA Psychology Department. He presides over theComparative Cognition Lab, studying cognitive processes in rats, pigeons, hermit crabs, and humans.Aaron knows t...
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Episode 4 - Noam Miller

Noam Miller is an assistant professor of psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada where he runs thecollective cognition lab.He's probably modelling something right nowNoam has a B.Sc. in Biology from Tel-Aviv University and...
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Episode 3 - Matthew Murphy

Happy MattMatthew Murphy is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Salem State University in Massachusetts, and will be a Visiting Assistant Professor at UMass Lowell this upcoming fall, teaching statistics and research methods.He earned his B.S. in Interdi...
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Episode 2 - Neil McMillan

Neil, telling us things at CO3Neil McMillan is a postdoctoral researcher in the psychology department at the University of Alberta. Neil completed his undergraduate degree (a BSc(Hons)) in 2007 with Angelo Santi at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterlo...
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Episode 1 - Chris Sturdy

Chris Sturdy is a professor of psychology and member of the neuroscience and mental health institute at the University of Alberta.Chris (far right) and the members of the Songbird Neuroethology LabChris has a BA in psychology from the University of Win...
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