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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Jacky EmmertonJacky Emmerton

Associate Professor, Learning & Memory Area

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 3182

E-mail: jemmert@psych.purdue.edu

Telephone: (765) 494-7696


Degree:
Ph.D. Durham University, England, 1976

Research Interests:

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.

Recent Publications:

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.