Robert G. Mair

Phone: (603) 862-3198
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 444, Durham, NH 03824
Robert Mair


  • Ph.D., Phycological Psyc, Brown University
  • Sc.M., Brown University
  • A.B., Brown University

Research Interests

  • Systems neuroscience: single neuron activity prefrontal cortex, thalamus; memory, decision making, rats

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Psychology
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology
  • PSYC 731: Brain and Behavior
  • PSYC 733: Drugs and Behavior
  • PSYC 894: Advanced Research
  • PSYC 904: First-year Graduate Seminar
  • PSYC 933: Adv Sem/Physiological Psych
  • PSYC 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Francoeur, M., & Mair, R. G. (2018). Representation of actions and outcomes in medial prefrontal cortex
during delayed conditional decision making: Population analyses of single neuron activity. Brain and Neuroscience Advances, 2, 1-15. doi:10.1177/2398212818713865

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

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), e0149019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149019

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

Mair, R. G., Burk, J. A., & Porter, M. C. (1998). Lesions of the frontal cortex, hippocampus, and intralaminar thalamic nuclei have distinct effects on remembering in rats.. Behavioral Neuroscience, 112(4), 772-792. doi:10.1037/0735-7044.112.4.772

Langlais, P. J., & Mair, R. G. (1990). Protective effects of the glutamate antagonist MK-801 on pyrithiamine- induced lesions and amino acid changes in rat brain. The Journal of Neuroscience, 10(5), 1664-1674. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.10-05-01664.1990

Mair, R. G., Gellman, R. L., & Gesteland, R. C. (1982). Postnatal proliferation and maturation of olfactory bulb neurons in the rat. Neuroscience, 7(12), 3105-3116. doi:10.1016/0306-4522(82)90233-0

McEntee, W. J., & Mair, R. G. (1980). Memory enhancement in Korsakoff's psychosis by clonidine: Further evidence for a noradrenergic deficit. Annals of Neurology, 7(5), 466-470. doi:10.1002/ana.410070513

McEntee, W., & Mair, R. (1978). Memory impairment in Korsakoff's psychosis: a correlation with brain noradrenergic activity. Science, 202(4370), 905-907. doi:10.1126/science.715450

Most Cited Publications