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New and Forthcoming Publications
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2013.07.009  (Impact Factor = 3.327)
  • Pickens, L. R. G., Rowan, J. D., Bevins, R. A., & Fountain, S. B. (2013). Sex differences in adult cognitive deficits after adolescent nicotine exposure in rats. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 38, 72-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ntt.2013.05.001  (Impact Factor = 3.181)
  • Kundey, S. M. A., & Fountain, S. B.  (In press).  Rats abstract rules from a response series lacking a consistent motor pattern. Learning and Motivation.

Representative Publications: Animal Cognition, Neuroscience, & Neurotoxicology

  • Fountain, S. B. & Doyle, K. E. (2012). Learning by chunking. In N. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning.  New York/Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., Muller, M. D., Kundey, S. M. A., Pickens, L. R. G., & Doyle, K. E. (2012). The organization of sequential behavior: Conditioning, memory, and abstraction. In E.A.Wasserman & T. R. Zentall (Eds.), Handbook of Comparative Cognition (pp. 594-614). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Fountain, S. B., & Doyle, K. E.  (2011).  Association and abstraction in sequential learning: "What is learned?" revisited.  International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 24, 437-459.
  • Kundey, S. M. A., & Fountain, S. B. (2011). Irrelevant relations and the active search for pattern structure in rat serial pattern learning.  Animal Cognition, 14, 359-368.
  • Muller, M. D., & Fountain, S. B.  (2010).  Concurrent cognitive processes in rat serial pattern learning: Item memory, serial position, and pattern structure.  Learning and Motivation, 41, 252-272.
  • Fountain, S. B.  (2010).  Stewart H. Hulse.  Learning and Motivation, 41, 153-155.
  • Kundey, S. M. A., & Fountain, S. B. (2010).  Blocking in rat serial pattern learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 307-312.
  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., Kelley, B. M., Willey, A. R., & Nolley, E. P.  (2008).  Adolescent nicotine impairs adult serial pattern learning in rats.  Experimental Brain Research, 187, 651-656.
  • Wallace, D. G., Rowan, J. D., & Fountain, S. B.  (2008).  Determinants of phrasing effects in rat serial pattern learning.  Animal Cognition, 11, 199-214.  DOI 10.1007/s10071-007-0110-7.
  • Fountain, S. B. (2008).  Pattern structure and rule induction in sequential learning. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 3, 66-85.
  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., & Carman, H. M. (2007). Encoding structural ambiguity in rat serial pattern learning: The role of phrasing. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 20, 25-34.
  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., Muller, M. D., Smith, D. P. A., Chenoweth, A. M., & Wallace, D. G. (2006). Sequence production paradigms for exploring the organization of sequential behavior. In M. J. Anderson (Ed.), Tasks and techniques: A sampling of methodologies for the investigation of animal learning, behavior, and cognition (pp. 245-260). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Fountain, S. B., & Benson, D. M.  (2006).  Chunking, rule learning, and multiple item memory in rat interleaved serial pattern learning.  Learning and Motivation, 37, 95-112.
  • Fountain, S. B.  (2006).  The structure of sequential behavior.  In E. A. Wasserman and T. R. Zentall (Eds.), Comparative cognition:  Experimental explorations of animal intelligence (pp. 439-458).  Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Wallace, D. G., & Fountain, S. B.  (2003).  An associative model of rat serial pattern learning in 3-element sequences.  Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section B: Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 56, 301-320.
  • Wallace, D. G., & Fountain, S. B.  (2002).   What is learned in sequential learning?  An associative model of reward magnitude serial-pattern learningJournal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 28, 43-63.
  • Fountain, S. B., Bunsey, M., Danks J. H., & McBeath M. K. (Eds.).  (2002).  Animal cognition and sequential behavior: Behavioral, biological, and computational perspectives.  Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Fountain, S. B., Wallace, D. G., & Rowan, J. D.  (2002).  The organization of sequential behavior.  In S. B. Fountain, M. D. Bunsey, J. H. Danks, and M. K. McBeath (Eds.), Animal cognition and sequential behavior: Behavioral, biological, and computational perspectives (pp. 115-150).  Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Fountain, S. B., & Bunsey, M.  (2002).  Animal cognition today and tomorrow: Diverse themes.  In S. B. Fountain, M. D. Bunsey, J. H. Danks, and M. K. McBeath (Eds.), Animal cognition and sequential behavior: Behavioral, biological, and computational perspectives (pp. 317-332).  Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 
  • Fountain, S. B., & Teyler, T. J.  (2001).  Suppression of hippocampal slice excitability by 2-, 3-, and 4-methylpyridine.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 48, 310-305.
  • Fountain, S. B., Benson, A. M., & Wallace, D. G.  (2000).  Number, but not rhythmicity, of temporal cues determines phrasing effects in rat serial-pattern learning.  Learning and Motivation, 31, 301-322. 
  • Fountain, S. B., & Rowan, J. D.  (2000).   Differential impairments of rat serial pattern learning and retention induced by MK-801, an NMDA receptor antagonist.  Psychobiology, 28, 32-44.
  • Fountain, S. B., & Rowan, J. D.   (2000).  Effects of sequential exposure to multiple concentrations of methylmercury in the rat hippocampal slice.  Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 47, 130-136.
  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., & Benson, D. M. (1999).  Rule learning in rats: Serial tracking in interleaved patternsAnimal Cognition, 2, 41-54. 
  • Stempowski, N. K., Carman, H. M., & Fountain, S. B. (1999). Temporal phrasing and overshadowing in rat serial-pattern learning. Learning and Motivation, 30, 74-100.
  • Fountain, S. B. & Rowan, J. D. (1995). Coding of hierarchical versus linear pattern structure in rats and humans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 21, 187-202.
  • Fountain, S.B., & Rowan, J. D. (1995). Sensitivity to violations of "run" and "trill" structure in rats. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 21, 78-81.
  • Fountain, S. B., & Teyler, T. J. (1995). Brain slice techniques in neurotoxicology. In L. W. Chang and W. Slikker (Eds.), Neurotoxicology: Approaches and methods (pp. 517-535). New York: Academic Press.
  • Fountain, S. B., & Rowan, J. D. (1993). Development of an in vitro hippocampal brain slice screen for neurotoxicity. In A. M. Goldberg (Ed.), In vitro Toxicology: 10th anniversary symposium of the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (pp. 27-40). New York: Mary Ann Liebert.
  • Fountain, S. B., Ting, Y.-L. T., & Teyler, T. J. (1992). The in vitro hippocampal slice preparation as a screen for neurotoxicity. Toxicology In Vitro, 6, 77-87.
  • Fountain, S. B., Rowan, J. D., & Ting, Y.-L. T. (1990). Threshold procedures for assessing the impact of agents on brain reward systems. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 12, 469-475.
  • Bruinink, A., Fountain, S., Kasuya, M., MacPhail, R., Smith, R., Walum, E., & Zbinden, G. (1990). Report of planning meeting: In vitro techniques for the assessment of neurotoxic chemicals. Geneva: International Programme on Chemical Safety, World Health Organization. (Technical Report.)
  • Fountain, S. B. (1990). Rule abstraction, item memory, and chunking in rat serial-pattern tracking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 16, 96-105.
  • Fountain, S. B. (1986). Serial-pattern learning: A unitary process? Physiological Psychology, 14, 67-70.
  • Fountain, S. B., Henne, D. R., & Hulse, S. H. (1984). Phrasing cues and hierarchical organization in serial pattern learning by rats. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 10, 30-45.

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