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Jeffrey A Lamoureux, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Jeffrey A Lamoureux
Contact Info:
Office Location:  242 Soc-Psych
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5792
Email Address:   send me a message
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Typical Courses Taught:

  • Psy 91, Bio bases of behavior Synopsis
  • Psy 120, Comparative psychology Synopsis
  • Psy 200a, Distinction thesis workshop i
  • Psy 200b, Distinction thesis workshop ii
Office Hours:

TuTh 12:00-1:00pm, or just drop-in most any time.

PhDDuke University1998

Systems and Integrative Neuroscience
Research Interests:

My research interests center on the mechanisms by which animals learn predictive relationships in their environment (e.g., Pavlovian and operant conditioning). Using rodent models, I investigate both the circumstances under which animals learn these predictive associations, as well as the neural systems that underly the process. Of particular interest to me are the mechanisms by which animals use contextual cues to retrieve "ambiguous" memories, and response recovery phenomena observed following extinction procedures (i.e., renewal, reinstatement).

Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Buhusi, C.V., Lamoureux, J.A., & Meck, W.H. (2008). Neurotoxic lesions of the hippocampus attenuate renewal but not reinstatement of appetitive Pavlovian conditioning. Brain Research, 1237, 204-213.
  2. Lamoureux, J.A., Meck, W.H., & Williams, C.L. (2008). Prenatal dietary choline manipulation alters context sensitivity of Pavlovian conditioning in young adult rats. Learning & Memory, 15(12), 866-875.
  3. Lamoureux, J.A., Schmidt, J.A., Gould, C.E., & Buhusi, C.V. (2006). Neurotoxic lesions of the hippocampus attenuate renewal but not reinstatement of appetitive Pavlovian conditioning. Proceedings and Abstracts of the Eastern Psychological Association, 77, 50.
  4. McKeon-O’Malley, C., Siwek, D., Lamoureux, J. A., Williams, C.L., & Kowall, N.W. (2003). Prenatal choline deficiency decreases the cross-sectional area of cholinergic neurons in the medial septal nucleus. Brain Research, 977, 278-283.
  5. Holland, P.C., Lamoureux, J.A., Han, J.S., & Gallagher, M.H. (1999). Hippocampal lesions interfere with Pavlovian negative occasion setting. Hippocampus, 9, 143-157.
  6. Schmajuk, N.A., Lamoureux, J.A., & Holland, P.C. (1998). Occasion setting: A neural network approach. Psychological Review, 105, 3-32.
  7. Lamoureux, J.A. (2009). Extinction and savings in serial feature-positive discriminations: Tests of a network model of occasion setting, in prep.
  8. Lamoureux, J.A., & Tow, S. (2009). Hippocampal lesions abolish renewal of aversive, but not appetitive, conditioned responding, in prep.

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