Animal Cognition & Neuroscience Laboratory


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  Stephen B. Fountain
  Professor of Psychology

307 Kent Hall

Graduate Student
Research Interests
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Laura Frear, Eran Karanouh-Schuler, Leah Keyes, Carly Logan, Megan Miller, Nicole Brannon Orenstein, Grace Porter, Betsy Stirbens, Aaron Valentine, Alyssa Taylor, Alyssa Williams
Undergraduate Research Opportunities:  Interested in working in the Fountain lab? 1) Complete an application for a position in our lab. 2) E-mail the application to Samantha Renaud. If you qualify and opportunities are available, we will interview you.  You can earn college credit for research activities.

Journal Club/Lab Meeting: Fridays @ 11a.m. 

Most Recent Publications  more
  • Kundey, S. M. A., & Fountain, S. B. (In press). Rats abstract rules from a response series lacking a consistent motor pattern. Learning and Motivation.
  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., & Wollan, M. O. (2013). Central cholinergic involvement in sequential behavior: Impairments of performance by atropine in a serial multiple choice task for rats. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 106, 118-126.  (IF = 3.327)

Upcoming Scientific Conferences and Deadlines

  • 2014, March 26-29: Comparative Cognition Conference, Melbourne, FL.

  • 2014, April 25-26: Tri-State+ Conference on Animal Learning & Behavior, University of Windsor.

  • 2014, June 28-July 2: Neurobehavioral Teratology Society, Bellevue, WA.

  • 2014, Nov. 15-19: Soc. for Neuroscience, Washington.

  • Presentations at Recent Scientific Meetings

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 Psychology Kent State University Kent, OH 44242

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