Conditioning and Learning Laboratory
The Conditioning and Learning Laboratory investigate a wide range of basic and applied topics in the general area of learning and conditioning.
Several research projects are investigating the role of self-control on addictive and health related behaviours, such as gambling, alcohol consumption, smoking, sun tanning, diet and exercise.
The research on gambling is being conducted in collaboration with Associate Professor Nerilee Hing (director of the Centre for Gambling Education and Research - cger.scu.edu.au). Several projects are investigating basic perceptual processes that relate to timing and time perception, in particular the role of an internal clock in mediating judgements about the passage of time.
Some ongoing projects are being explored in collaboration with Professor Peter Killeen at Arizona State University. One line of investigation on learning in Higher Education is being developed in collaboration with Drs Jane Prichard and Bob Stratford at the University of Southampton in the UK. Some of this work builds on previous work by Dr Provost with the Carrick institute. Dr Bizo is also collaborating with Dr Anne McBride at the University of Southampton on some projects in the area of applied animal behaviour that investigate the application of basic principles of classical and operant conditioning to change problem behaviours in companion animals.
- EEG equipment
- Sound attenuating Research Cubicles
- Suite of PCs for conduct of experiments
- E-prime software and button boxes for control and recording of experimental events
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Updated: 13 March 2013