Brett Gibson

Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Brett Gibson


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of Nebraska
  • M.S., Animal Behavior and Ethology, Bucknell University
  • B.A., University of Minnesota

Research Interests

  • Behavior
  • Brain
  • Cognition

Courses Taught

  • NSB 400: Topics Neuroscience & Behavior
  • PSYC 720: Animal Cognition

Selected Publications

Miller, R. L. A., Francoeur, M. J., Gibson, B. M., & Mair, R. G. (2017). Mediodorsal Thalamic Neurons Mirror the Activity of Medial Prefrontal Neurons Responding to Movement and Reinforcement during a Dynamic DNMTP Task. eneuro, 4(5), ENEURO.0196-17.2017. doi:10.1523/eneuro.0196-17.2017

Gibson, B. M., & Mair, R. (2016). A pathway for spatial memory encoding. Learning & Behavior, 44(2), 97-98. doi:10.3758/s13420-016-0214-5

Tornick, J. K., Rushia, S. N., & Gibson, B. M. (2016). Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) are sensitive to distance, but not lighting when caching in the presence of a conspecific. Behavioural Processes, 123, 125-133. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2015.10.023

Mair, R. G., Miller, R. L. A., Wormwood, B. A., Francoeur, M. J., Onos, K. D., & Gibson., B. M. (2015). The neurobiology of thalamic amnesia: Contributions of medial thalamus and prefrontal cortex to delayed conditional discrimination. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 54, 161-174. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.01.011

Gibson, B., & McGowan, F. (2014). Rats average entire vectors when navigating toward a hidden goal: A test of the vector sum model in rodents. Behavioural Processes, 102, 18-24. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2013.12.009

Gibson, B., Wasserman, E., & Luck, S. J. (2011). Qualitative similarities in the visual short-term memory of pigeons and people. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18(5), 979-984. doi:10.3758/s13423-011-0132-7

Gibson, B. M., Lazareva, O. F., Gosselin, F., Schyns, P. G., & Wasserman, E. A. (2007). Nonaccidental Properties Underlie Shape Recognition in Mammalian and Nonmammalian Vision. Current Biology, 17(4), 336-340. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.12.025

Gibson, B. M., Wasserman, E. A., Frei, L., & Miller, K. (2004). Recent advances in operant conditioning technology: A versatile and affordable computerized touchscreen system. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 36(2), 355-362. doi:10.3758/bf03195582

Gibson, B. M., Wasserman, E. A., Gosselin, F., & Schyns, P. G. (n.d.). Applying Bubbles to Localize Features That Control Pigeons' Visual Discrimination Behavior.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 31(3), 376-382. doi:10.1037/0097-7403.31.3.376

Gibson, B. M., & Shettleworth, S. J. (n.d.). Place Versus Response Learning Revisited: Tests of Blocking on the Radial Maze.. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119(2), 567-586. doi:10.1037/0735-7044.119.2.567

Most Cited Publications