Blaisdell, Aaron

Titles

Professor, Psychology

Learning and Behavior

Member, Brain Research Institute

Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Contact Information

Email
blaisdell@psych.ucla.edu
Phone
Fax Number: 310-206-5895
Lab Number: 310-267-4590
Office Phone Number: 310-267-4589
Address

Work Address:

Office
Franz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Biography

After receiving his BA and MA in Biological Anthropology (at SUNY Stony Brook and Kent State University, respectively), Dr. Blaisdell realized that animal cognition was even more interesting than dead humans. So he trekked on over to SUNY Binghamton for his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with Dr. Ralph Miller, where he studied learning, memory, and temporal cognition in the rat. This was followed by a brief stint as an NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Robert Cook, an expert on Avian Visual Cognition at Tufts University, where he learned how pigeons perceive and think about the world. Since 2001, Dr. Blaisdell has emigrated to the climatological and cultural paradise of sunny LA as Professor in Learning & Behavior and Behavioral Neuroscience in the UCLA Psychology Department. He presides over a comparative cognition lab, studying cognitive processes in rats, pigeons, hermit crabs, and humans. His lab website is http://pigeonrat.psych.ucla.edu.

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