Prof. Rob Honey
Based at the Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory, School of Psychology
Learning, Memory, Brain-Behaviour Relationships
Research Interests and Facilities
My research combines investigations of the theoretical mechanisms involved in different forms of learning in both human and nonhuman animals with analyses of the neural systems that underlie these forms of learning. Within this interdisciplinary context, I am currently investigating: associative learning, attentional modulation, configural learning, imitative learning and perceptual learning.
The Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory is equipped with extensive behavioural testing suites and state-of-the art neuroscientific facilities.
Available PhD Projects
- Configural learning and episodic memory: An integrative analysis
- Investigation of the neural mechanisms underlying perceptual learning
- Development of a connectionist analysis of acquired distinctiveness effects
Iordanova, M.D., Good, M., & Honey, R.C. (2011). Retrieval-mediated learning involving episodes requires synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 7156-7162
Iordanova, M.D., Burnett, D, Good, M., & Honey, R.C. (2011). Pattern memory involves both elemental and configural processes: Evidence from the effects of hippocampal lesions. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125, 567-577.
Lin, T.E., & Honey, R.C. (2011). Encoding specific associative memory: Evidence from behavioral and neural manipulations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 317-329.
Iordanova, M., Burnett, D., Aggleton, J.P., Good, M., & Honey, R.C. (2009). The role of the hippocampus in mnemonic integration and retrieval: Complementary evidence from lesion and inactivation studies. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 2177-2189.
Close, J., Hahn, U., & Honey, R.C. (2009). Contextual modulation of similarity in the rat. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 35, 509-515.
Grand, C.S. & Honey, R.C. (2008). Solving XOR. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 486-493.