Six complementary and collaborative projects are proposed, with a common scientific and administrative core, to elucidate the nature and emergence of cognitive competence as it is manifest across human and nonhuman primate species, across developmental periods, and across different groups (e.g., individuals with ADHD). The present application benefits from substantial collegiality between investigators and convergence between the projects, so that the scientific promise of the entire program greatly exceeds the sum of the anticipated scientific gains of each strong individual project. The psychological processes being investigated (learning, memory, attention, executive function, categorization, language, and self regulation) are themselves closely inter-related, such that understanding of any one process dictates studying its relation to the other constructs using behavioral, cognitive, comparative, developmental, and neuroscientific paradigms. The application reflects a wide range of converging measures, including task performance, brain imaging, genetic analyses, and psychophysiology. The goal of these projects is to build on the current state of knowledge, including the recent findings from our own research, and to inform and be informed by theories regarding behavior and its interaction with experience and biology.
The findings of these projects will advance our understanding of cognition and its disorders, generating educational interventions and clinical applications with relevance to a wide range of mental health issues.
|Parrish, Audrey E; Evans, Theodore A; Beran, Michael J (2015) Defining value through quantity and quality-Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) undervalue food quantities when items are broken. Behav Processes 111:118-26|
|Parrish, Audrey E; Beran, Michael J (2014) Chimpanzees sometimes see fuller as better: judgments of food quantities based on container size and fullness. Behav Processes 103:184-91|
|Vonk, Jennifer; Torgerson-White, Lauri; McGuire, Molly et al. (2014) Quantity estimation and comparison in western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Anim Cogn 17:755-65|
|Beran, Michael J; Evans, Theodore A; Paglieri, Fabio et al. (2014) Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) can wait, when they choose to: a study with the hybrid delay task. Anim Cogn 17:197-205|
|Agrillo, Christian; Parrish, Audrey E; Beran, Michael J (2014) Do rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) perceive the Zöllner illusion? Psychon Bull Rev 21:986-94|
|Roberts, Anna Ilona; Vick, Sarah-Jane; Roberts, Sam George Bradley et al. (2014) Chimpanzees modify intentional gestures to coordinate a search for hidden food. Nat Commun 5:3088|
|Sayers, Ken; Lovejoy, C Owen (2014) Blood, bulbs, and bunodonts: on evolutionary ecology and the diets of Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, and early Homo. Q Rev Biol 89:319-57|
|Chevalier, Nicolas; James, Tiffany D; Wiebe, Sandra A et al. (2014) Contribution of reactive and proactive control to children's working memory performance: Insight from item recall durations in response sequence planning. Dev Psychol 50:1999-2008|
|Smith, J David; Boomer, Joseph; Zakrzewski, Alexandria C et al. (2014) Deferred feedback sharply dissociates implicit and explicit category learning. Psychol Sci 25:447-57|
|Perdue, Bonnie M; Evans, Theodore A; Williamson, Rebecca A et al. (2014) Prospective memory in children and chimpanzees. Anim Cogn 17:287-95|
Showing the most recent 10 out of 63 publications