Brett Gibson

Brett Gibson

Department Chair , Psychology
Phone: (603) 862-1569
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience
  • NSB 400: Topics Neuroscience & Behavior
  • PSYC 720: Animal Cognition
  • PSYC 741W: SpcTop/Neurobio Spat Cogn&Mem
  • PSYC 945: Adv Sem/Learn & Behav
  • PSYC 992: Pract&Sem/Teaching Psychology


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

Research Interests

  • Behavior
  • Brain
  • Cognition

Selected Publications

  • Francoeur, M. J., Wormwood, B. A., Gibson, B. M., & Mair, R. G. (2019). Central thalamic inactivation impairs the expression of action- and outcome-related responses of medial prefrontal cortex neurons in the rat. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 50(1), 1779-1798. doi:10.1111/ejn.14350

  • 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). doi:10.1523/ENEURO.0196-17.2017

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

  • Onos, K. D., Francoeur, M. J., Wormwood, B. A., Miller, R. L. A., Gibson, B. M., & Mair, R. G. (2016). Prefrontal Neurons Encode Actions and Outcomes in Conjunction with Spatial Location in Rats Performing a Dynamic Delayed Non-Match to Position Task. PLOS ONE, 11(2). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149019

  • 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

  • Gibson, B., Wasserman, E., & Luck, S. J. (2011). Qualitative similarities in the visual short-term memory of pigeons and people.. Psychon Bull Rev, 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., Gosselin, F., & Schyns, P. G. (2005). 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. (2005). 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

  • 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

  • Most Cited Publications