Dr. Eduardo Mercado III
Summary of Research Interests:
My research focuses on how different brain systems interact to develop representations of experienced events, and how these representations change over time. My approach is integrative and comparative. I am currently using techniques from the fields of experimental psychology, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and behavioral neuroscience to answer questions about auditory learning and memory in rodents, cetaceans, and humans.
- Church, B.A., Krauss, M. S., Lopata, C., Toomey, J. A., Thomeer, M. L., Coutinho, M. V., Volker, M. A., Mercado, E., III (in press). Atypical categorization in children with high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
- Wisniewski, M. G., Church, B.A., Mercado, E., III (in press). Temporal dynamics of generalization and representational distortion. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
- Mercado, E., III, DeLong, C. M. (2010). Dolphin cognition: Representations and processes in memory and perception. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 23, 344-378.
- Mercado, E., III, Schneider, J.N., Pack, A.A., Herman, L.M. (2010). Sound production by singing humpback whales. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 127, 2678-2691.
- Mercado, E., III (2009). Cognitive plasticity and cortical modules. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 153-158.
- Liu, E., H.-M., Mercado, E., III., Church, B.A., & Orduña, I. (2008). The easy-to-hard effect in human (Homo sapiens) and rat (Rattus norvegicus) auditory identification. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 132-145.