Students

Each of the projects we’ve pursued in the lab has involved the work of many students. Below is a list of students that I have worked in my time at Wabash, and a brief description of what they have worked on.

2013-14

    Senior Capstone (Psy 495/496)

  • Spencer Peters ’13
    • Tested the effects of alcohol expectancy (placebo alcohol) on impulsivity and risk-taking (assessed using the balloon analogue risk task and a spatial delay-discounting task)
  • Joel Beier ’13
    • Examined learning and memory during the alcohol hangover state using a virtual radial arm maze task and paired-associate learning.
  • Josh Stowers ’13
    • Tested the ability of BDNF infusions into the medial prefrontal cortex of the rat to restore goal-directed behavior after facilitating habitual behaviors through post-training cocaine injections
  • Derrick McQuiston ’13
    • Examined how mental anchoring influences one’s recollection for pain levels after an orthopedic surgery.
    Psy 287/288

  • Lu Hong ’15
  • Josh Stowers ’13

2012-13

    Summer Research

  • Josh Stowers ’13, Jacob Owens ’13, Romeo Amoa ’12
    • Tested the efficacy of cocaine infusions into the infralimbic cortex and dorsolateral striatum to facilitate habit-learning. Supported by NIDA grant NIH 1 R15 DA029546-01

2011-12

    Summer Research

  • Drew Casey ’12, Josh Stowers ’13, Connor O’Rear ’13, Steven Aposotlidis ’12
    • Tested the ability of lesions to the infralimbic cortex and dorsolateral striatum to block the facilitation of habit learning by cocaine. Supported by NIDA grant NIH 1 R15 DA029546-01

2010-11

    Ben Burkett ’11

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 495/496. Senior capstone looking at the effect of sleep on strategies used by humans in virtual navigation.
    Robert John Karry Jr. ’11

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 495/496. Senior capstone testing if people who have extensive experience with meditation adopt different strategies during virtual navigation.
    Steven Aposotlidis ’12, Romeo Amoa’13, and Xumin Sun ’13

  • Summer. Research internship testing if damage to the infralimbic cortex or dorsolateral striatum can block the facilitation of habit learning by cocaine in rats.

2009-10

    Robert Ritz ’10,┬áJordon Blackwell ’10

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 495/496. Senior capstone testing if damage to the infralimbic cortex or dorsolateral striatum can block the facilitation of habit learning by cocaine in rats.
    Kyle Hitt ’10

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 495/496. Senior capstone testing the effect of working memory load on the use of place- and response-strategies in virtual navigation.
    Steven Aposotlidis ’12

  • Summer. Research internship testing if damage to the infralimbic cortex can block the facilitation of habit learning by cocaine in rats.

2008-09

    Michael Kaster ’09, Michael Nowak ’09, Nathan Powell

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 495/496. Senior capstone testing the ability of cocaine to facilitate habit learning in rats.
    Andrew Rode ’09

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 495/496. Senior capstone looking at the effect of pre-training glucose administration on strategies used by humans in virtual navigation.
    JT Moore ’09

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 495/496. Senior capstone looking at the effect of sleep on strategies used by humans in virtual navigation.

2007-08

    David Braitman ’09

  • Fall/Spring. Psy 287/288. Independent study testing the importance of the dorsolateral striatum in place- and response-learning.
    Michael Heighway ’08, Chris Brown ’08, Jacob Peerman ’09

  • Fall. Psy 287/288. Independent study testing humans in a virtual navigation experiment.
    Krishna Meibalane ’08

  • Summer. Parks Intern in Psychology. Tested the effects of lesions to the dorsolateral striatum in rat on place- and response-learning in navigation.

2006-07

    Barron Hewetson ’07

  • Fall. Psy 287/288. Independent study testing humans in a virtual navigation experiment. Our results from this project was presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in the fall of 2007 in San Diego.
    Paul Heinemann ’07

  • Fall. Psy 287/288. Independent study training rats in a complex maze.