Dr. William Timberlake
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Dr. William Timberlake
office: PY 324 | (812)855-4042
lab:Behavioral Systems and Learning Lab
PY A404 | (812)855-8003

Animal behavior and learning behavior theory; regulatory processes; behavior systems analyses of learning; circadian anticipation of food and addictive drugs; neural bases of general search behavior; time horizons

Educational Background       

  • 1964-B.A., Pomona College                    
  • 1967-M.A., University of Michigan                       
  • 1969-Ph.D., University of Michigan      

Areas of Study       研究领域

  • Animal Behavior动物行为
  • Neural Science神经科学
  • Cognitive Science认知科学

Research Topics

  • Behavior systems analyses of learning paradigms, phenomena, and theories
  • Spatial and temporal control of search behavior
  • Circadian anticipation of addictive drugs and food
  • Behavior systems and repetitive behaviors

Research Summary:

      Dr. Timberlake studies learning and behavior within a general framework of behavior systems that calls attention to overall functional organization       and evolutionary history as well as local mechanisms of processing and regulation. Dr. Timberlake's long-term goal is an approach sufficiently general to apply across species and sufficiently specific to make contact with the evolution       and genetic makeup of particular species and individuals. Specific research   topics include patterns of regulation in feeding and drinking, circadian       and ultradian behavioral rhythms, time horizons in foraging, the interaction of conditioning and regulatory processes in feeding, Pavlovian conditioning       as a tool for investigating the structures and processes underlying the  appetitive-consummatory dimension of behavior, backward conditioning and       system differences in learning and regulation. For reasons of history and       convenience, most current work involves rats and pigeons.  

Representative Publications      

2004-Timberlake, W. Trends in Pavlovian  conditioning.International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 17,  119-130.

2004-Timberlake, W. Is the operant  contingency enough for a science of behavior?Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 197-229.

2003-Timberlake, W. Talking with Alex: An Essay on Pepperberg's: "The Alex Studies."Semiotica, 146,441-473.

2002-Timberlake, W. Niche-related learning in laboratory paradigms: The case of maze behavior in laboratory rats.Behavioural Brain Research, 134, 355-374.

2002- Tinsley M.R.,Timberlake, W., Sitomer, M., & Widman, D.R. Conditioned inhibitory effects of discriminated Pavlovian training with food are related to search modes and their repertoires.Animal Learning & Behavior, 30, 217-227.

2002-Timberlake, W., & Hoffman,C.M. How does the ecological foraging behavior of desert kangaroo rats (Dipodomys deserti) relate to their behavior on radial mazes?Animal Learning & Behavior, 30, 342-354.

2002-Timberlake, W. Constructing  animal cognition. In C.Allen, M. Bekoff, & G. Burghardt (Eds.),The  Cognitive Animal. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

2001- Tinsley, M.R., Rebec, G.V., &Timberlake, W. Facilitation of efficient search of an unbaited radial-arm maze in rats by D1, but not D2, dopamine receptors.Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 70,181-186.

2001-Timberlake, W. Motivational  modes in behavior systems. In R.R. Mowrer and S.B. Klein (Eds.),Handbook of contemporary learning theories(pp. 155-209). Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum Associates.


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