Animal  Cognition  &  Neuroscience  Laboratory


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Stephen B. Fountain
  Psychological Sciences  
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Graduate Students

  Megan E. Miller
  Jessica Sharp
  Samantha M. Renaud
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Research Interests


Animal Cognition & Neuroscience Research Intro

Multiple Cognitive Systems

Brain Systems & Cognition

Adult Cognitive Deficits from Adolescent Drugs



Undergraduate Research Opportunities 

Interested becoming a Research Assistant (RA) in the Fountain lab? 1) Complete an application for a position in our lab. 2) E-mail the application to If you qualify and opportunities are available, we will interview you.  You can earn college credit for research activities.

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Undergraduate RAs - Fall 2015

Erica DiSanto, Maria Rood, Sam Sestak, Paul Suchy, Rajaa Thalluri


Former FountainLab RAs


Lab Meeting:  Fridays @ 1:00 p.m. 

Recent Publications

Renaud, S. M., Pickens, L. R. G., & Fountain, S. B. (2015). Paradoxical effects of injection stress and nicotine exposure experienced during adolescence on learning in a serial multiple choice (SMC) task in adult female rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 48, 40-48.

Chenoweth, A. M., & Fountain, S. B. (2015). Central muscarinic cholinergic involvement in serial pattern learning: atropine impairs acquisition and retention in a serial multiple choice (SMC) task in rats. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 123, 18-27.

Rowan, J. D., McCarty, M. K., Kundey, S. M. A., Osburn, C. D., Renaud, S. M., Kelley, B. M., Matoushek, A. W., & Fountain, S. B. (2015). Adolescent exposure to methylphenidate impairs serial pattern learning in the serial multiple choice (SMC) task in adult rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 51, 21-26.

Muller, M. D., & Fountain, S. B. (In press).  Concurrent cognitive processes in rat serial pattern learning: II. Discrimination learning, rule learning, chunk length, and multiple-item memories. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

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Presentations at Conferences

Touchscreen and nosepoke octagonal chambers are used to study complex cognitive learning in rats.  See our research for more information.

FountainLab: Animal Cognition & Neuroscience

Department of Psychological Sciences Kent State University Kent, OH 44242

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