Alan C. Kamil
Ph.D University of Wisconsin, 1967
348 Manter Hall
The study of how animals use their cognitive abilities in the context of their natural history. Current specific interests are the use of spatial and episodic memory by seed-caching corvids, search images and the evolution of cryptic prey, and making inferences about social relationships.
Bond, A. B., Kamil, A. C., & Balda, R. P. 2007. Serial reversal learning and the evolution of behavioral flexibility in three species of North American corvids (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Nucifraga columbiana, Aphelocoma californica). Journal Comparative Psychology. 121:372-379.
Lewis, J. L., & Kamil, A. C. 2006. Interference effects in the memory for serially presented locations in Clark's nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes. 32: 407-418.