Psychological Sciences Faculty
Associate Professor, Learning & Memory Area
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 3182
Telephone: (765) 494-7696
Degree: Ph.D. Durham University, England, 1976
Main interests are in the cognitive and perceptual processes that guide an animal’s behavior, focusing on birds’ ability to abstract information about visual stimuli.
Emmerton, J. (2001). Pigeons' discrimination of proportion in computer-generated visual displays. Animal Learning & Behavior, 29, 21-35.
Xia, L., Emmerton, J., Siemann, M., & Delius, J. D. (2001). Pigeons (Columbia livia) learn to link numerosities with symbols. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 115, 83-91.
Emmerton, J., & Renner, J. C. (2006). Scalar effects in the visual discrimination of numerosity by pigeons. Learning & Behavior, 34, 176-192.
Emmerton, J. & Renner, J. C. (2009). Local rather than global processing of visual arrays in numerosity discrimination by pigeons (Columba livia). Animal Cognition, 12, 511-526.