Publications

Cleland, L. M., Ruprecht, C. M., Lee, R. V., & Leising, K. J. (in press). The Influence of Landmark Stability on Control by Occasion Setters. Behavioural Processes.

Stahlman, W. D. & Leising, K. J. (2016). Midsession shifts in reward probability and the control of behavioral variability. Learning & Behavior, 44(3), 270-282.

Wong, J., Leising, K. J. & Blaisdell, A. P. (2016). Spatial overshadowing in pigeons: Evidence for an acquisition deficit. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 29.

Leising, K. J., Wong, J., *Ruprecht, C. M., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2015). Blocking between landmarks during 2-D (touchscreen) and 3-D (ARENA) search tasks with pigeons. Learning & Behavior, 42(4), 357-364.

Leising, K. J., **Hall, J. S., *Wolf, J. E., & *Ruprecht, C. M. (2015). Occasion setting during a spatial-search task with pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 41(2), 163-78.

Leising, K. J., Hall, J. S., Wolf, J. E., & Ruprecht, C. M. (in press). Occasion setting during a spatial-search task with pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition

Leising, K. J., Wong, J., Ruprecht, C. M., & Blaisdell, A. P. (in press). Blocking between landmarks during 2-D (touchscreen) and 3-D (ARENA) search tasks with pigeons. Learning & Behavior.

Ruprecht, C. M., Wolf, J. E., Quintana, N., & Leising, K. J. (2014). Feature-positive discriminations during a spatial-search task with humans. Learning & Behavior, 42, 215-230.

Ruprecht, C. R., Izurieta, H., Wolf, J. M., & Leising, K. J. (2014). Overexpectation in the context of reward timing. Learning and Motivation, 47, 1-11.

Leising, K. J., Ruprecht, C. R., Stahlman, W. D. (2014). Modulation of variation by response-reward spatial proximity.  International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 27(2), 326-337.

Wolf, J. E., Catherine, M. U., Ruprecht, C. M., & Leising, K. J. (2014). Need to train your rat? There is an App for that: A touchscreen behavioral evaluation system. Behavior Research Methods, 46(1), 206-214.

Ruprecht, C. M., Taylor, C. D., Wolf, J. E., & Leising, K. J. (2013). Task complexity modifies the search strategy of rats.  Behavioural Brain Research, 258, 208-217.

Stahlman, W. D., Leising, K. J., Garlick, D., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2013). There is room for conditioning in the creative process: Associative learning and the control of behavioral variability. In A. Bristol, J. Kaufman, & O. Vartanian (Eds.), Neuroscience of Creativity. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.

Passaro A. D., Elmore, L. C., Ellmore, T., Leising, K. J., Papanicolaou, A., & Wright, A. A. (2013). Explorations of Object and Location Memory using fMRI. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7 (105), 1-15. 

Leising, K. J., Elmore, L. C., Rivera, J. C., Magnotti, J. F., Katz, J. S., & Wright, A. A. (2013). Testing Visual Short-term Memory of Pigeons (Columba livia) and a Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) with a Location Change Detection Task. Animal Cognition, 16, 839-844.

Leising, K. J., Wolf, J. E., & Ruprecht, C. M. (2013). Visual discrimination learning with an iPad-equipped apparatus.Behavioural Processes, 93, 140-147.

Leising, K. J., Sawa, K., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2012). Factors that influence negative summation in a spatial-search task with pigeons. Behavioural   Processes, 90, 357-363.

Leising, K. J., Garlick, D., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2011). Overshadowing by proximity with pigeons in an automated open-field and touch screen. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior, 37(4), 488-494.

Elmore, L. C., Ma, W. J., Magnotti, J. F., Leising, K. J., Passaro, A. D., Katz, J. S., & Wright, A. A. (2011). Visual short-term memory compared in Rhesus monkeys and humans. Current Biology, 21, 1-5.

Leising, K. J., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2009). Associative basis of landmark learning and integration in vertebrates. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 4, 80-102.

Leising, K. J., Garlick, D., Parenteau, M., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2009). Behavioral research in pigeons with ARENA: An automated remote environmental navigation apparatus. Behavioural Processes, 81, 105-113.

Blaisdell, A. P., Leising, K. J., Stahlman, W. D., & Waldmann, M. R. (2009). Rats distinguish between absence and lack of information. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 22, 1-18.

Leising, K. J., Wong, J., Waldmann, M. R., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2008). The special status of actions in causal reasoning in rats.Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 37(3), 514-527.

Leising, K. J., Sawa, K., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2007). Temporal integration in Pavlovian appetitive conditioning in rats. Learning & Behavior, 31 (1),11-18.

Blaisdell, A. P., Sawa, K., Leising, K. J., & Waldmann, M. R. (2006). Causal reasoning in rats. Science, 311, 1020-1022.

Kohman, R., Leising, K. J., Shaffer, M., & Higa, J. J. (2006). Effects of breaks in the interval cycle on temporal tracking in pigeons. Behavioural Processes71, 126-134.

Sawa, K., Leising, K. J., & Blaisdell, A. P. (2005). Sensory-preconditioning in spatial learning using a touchscreen task in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior, 31 (3), 368-375.

Leising, K. J., H. Wright**, & L. M. Cleland (2016). A temporal gap and visual mask do not disrupt spatial occasion setting. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Boston, MA.

Leising, K. J., L. Cleland*, T. Shanahan**, E. Repeta**, J.E. Wolf* (2016). The mechanisms of conditional discrimination: when is a stimulus more than a stimulus? Paper presented at the 57th Annual International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Leising, K.J., L.M. Cleland*, Malone, N.**, Lee, R.**, Taylor, J.*, Wolf, J.* (2016). The effect of increasing number of items in a location change-detection task with pigeons and humans. Poster presented at the 57th Annual International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.

Wright, H.**, L.M. Cleland*, & K.J. Leising (2016). Is it “time” to abandon a configural account of spatial occasion setting? Poster presented at the Michael and Sally McCracken Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

Herrera, E**, L.M. Cleland*, & K.J. Leising (2016). Facilitation of conditional spatial discrimination by naturalistic stimuli. Poster presented at the Michael and Sally McCracken Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

Lee, R.V.**, N. Malone**, J. Magnotti, J.E. Wolf.*, Taylor, J.**, & Leising, K.J. (2016). The role of iconic and working memory processes with an increasing number of items in a location change-detection task. Poster presented at the 23nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Leising, K.J., C.M. Ruprecht, J.E. Wolf*, & L.M. Cleland* (2016). Investigations into the Properties of Spatial Cues and Occasion Setters using a Spatial-Search Task. Paper presented at the 23nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Wolf, J.E.*, L.M. Cleland*, & K.J. Leising (2016). The effects of stimulus-response compatibility on spatial occasion setting. Paper presented at the 23nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Cleland, L.M.*, C.M. Ruprecht, H. Wright**, & K.J. Leising (2016). Spatial occasion setting following reassignment training in a landmark-based touchscreen task with humans. Paper presented at the 23nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Johnson E.**, T. Quinn**, K. Thoma**, J.E. Wolf*, & K.J. Leising (2016). Using an iPad-Equipped Touchscreen Apparatus to Evaluate Operant Associations: A Study Conducted by Undergraduates in Learning Laboratory Course. Poster presented at the 23nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

*Wolf, J.E., *Ruprecht, C.M., & Leising, K.J. (2015). Stimulus location and response position affect discrimination performance. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

**Tencer, P., **Todd, L., *Wolf, J.E., & Leising, K.J. (2015). Stimulus and Response Positions Affect Performance on a Simultaneous Discrimination Procedure. Poster presented at the Michael and Sally McCracken 11th Annual Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

Stahlman, W. D, Lau, M., & Leising, K. J. (2014). Respondent variability and its possible relation to creative behavior. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL

Wolf, J. E., Ruprecht, C. M., Leyva, J., Royder, K., & Leising, K. J. (2014).  The search for a motion superiority effect in feature-positive conditional discriminations. Paper presented at the 21th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Ruprecht, C. M, Elliot, A., Wolf, J. E., & Leising, K. J. (2014). Training history and ambiguity alter conditional spatial discriminations. Paper presented at the 21th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Swanson, T., Taylor J., & Leising, K. J. (2014). Working memory: Testing modality-specific memory in a successive match-to-sample go/no-go task with humans. Paper presented at the 21th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Harris, J., Leyva, J., McKeehan, M., Ruprecht, C. M, & Leising, K. J. (2014). Are spatial relations readily encoded in occasion setting? For pigeons, training history matters. Poster presented at the 21th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Wolf, J. E., Catherine, M. U., Ruprecht, C. M., Leising, K. J. (2013).  Problems with your rats? Now there is an App for that. Paper presented at the 20th  Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Ruprecht, C. M, Wolf, J. E., & Leising, K. J. (2013). Space, the final frontier: These are the voyages of pigeons and human during occasion setting. Paper presented at the 20th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Leising, K. J., Ruprecht, C. M., & Wolf, J. E. (2012). Higher-order modulation of spatial relations in pigeons and humans. Presented at the University of Texas at Dallas Biopsychology Group, Dallas, TX.

Wolf, J. E., Ruprecht, C. M., & Leising, K. J. (2012). Does environment complexity modulate a shift in response strategy?Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Ruprecht, C. M, Wolf, J. E., & Leising, K. J. (2012). Higher-order modulation of spatial relations in pigeons and humans.Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Leising, K. J., Wolf, J. E., Ruprecht, C. M (2012). Higher-order modulation of spatial relations in pigeons. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, New Orleans, LA.

Leising, K. J., Elmore, L. C., Wright, A. A., Passaro A. D., Magnotti, J., Ellmore, T. M., & Katz. J. (2012) Visual short-term memory compared in pigeons, Rhesus monkeys, & humans. Paper presented at the bimonthly meeting of Society for Neuroscience, Arlington Fort-Worth Chapter, Fort Worth, TX.

Izurieta, H., Ruprecht, C. M., Wolf, J. E., & Leising, K. J. (2012). Exploring the temporal nature of conditioned response during the over-expectation treatment. Poster presented at the Michael and Sally McCracken 10th Annual Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

Reinecke, G., Garrett, S., Ruprecht, C. M., Leising, K. J. (2012). Where did I leave my keys this time? Occasion Setting in Space with Humans. Poster presented at the Michael and Sally McCracken 10th Annual Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

Ruprecht, C. M., Wolf, J. E., & Leising, K. J. (2012). Knowing when and where to hit your target: Occasion Setting in Space with Pigeons. Poster presented at the Michael and Sally McCracken 10th Annual Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

Ruprecht, C. M., Wolf, J. E., & Leising, K. J. (2012). Exploring the temporal nature of conditioned response during the over-expectation treatment. Paper presented at the 18th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Elmore, L. C., Wright, A. A., Passaro A. D., Magnotti, J., Ellmore, T. M., Leising, K. J., & Katz. J. (2012) Visual short-term memory compared in pigeons, Rhesus monkeys, & humans. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Leising, K. J., Ruprecht, C. M., Taylor, D. T., Weiss, J., & Drawdy, S. (2012). Transitions in search strategy may be mediated by environmental and task complexity. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Wolf, J. E., Ruprecht, C. M., & Leising, K. J. (2012). Timing of Pavlovian-to-Instrumental Transfer. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Stahlman, W. D., Ruprecht, C. M., Leising, K. J. (2012). Within-session shifts in reward probability and behavioral variability in pigeons. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Leising, K. J., Blaisdell, A. P., Garlick, D., Badelt, S. (2011). Evaluating cognition and behavior within an automated open field.Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, D.C., Washington.

Ruprecht, C. M., Taylor, D. T., & Leising, K. J. (2011). Extended Training does not Alter Place Responding by Rats in an Appetitive Spatial Task. Annual Meeting of the Pavlovian Society, Milwaukee, WI.

Elmore, L. C., Leising, K. J., Wright, A. A., Passaro A. D., Magnotti, J., & Katz, J. (2011). Change Detection by Rhesus Monkeys and Humans. Poster presented at Southwestern Comparative Psychology Association, San Antonio, TX.

Leising, K. J., Frye, R. E., & Wright, A. A. (2011). The Problem of Relational Learning in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Paper presented at the 18th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Ruprecht, C. M., Taylor, D. T., Weiss, J., Drawdy, S. & Leising, K. J. (2011). Evidence for Place Responding with Rats in an Appetitive Spatial Task. Poster presented at the 18th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Ruprecht, C. M., Leising, K. J., & Wright, A. A. (2011). Detection of location change in pigeons. 9th Annual CSE Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

Drew, C. T., Pittman, R., Safford, C., Ruprecht, C. M., & Leising, K. J. (2011). Evidence for Place Responding with Rats in an Appetitive Spatial Task. 9th Annual CSE Student Research Symposium, Fort Worth, TX.

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