College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

John Green

Biobehavioral Psychology

John Green

John Green
Associate Professor

  • B.A. Drexel University, 1990
  • M.A. Temple University, 1996
  • Ph.D. Temple University, 1998
C.V. (PDF)
Email: john.green@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-4163
Room: 358

Office Hours: By appointment only

Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~neurogp/

Director, General/Experimental Graduate Program

My research interests are in the neurobiology of learning and memory. I am interested in both the neural and the psychological mechanisms underlying learned behaviors. More specifically, my lab has used eyeblink classical conditioning as a model system for examining learning and the functions of the cerebellum in both the intact brain and in rat models of human clinical conditions. The basic eyeblink conditioning procedure is well-understood at both the behavioral and the neural levels and provides an excellent laboratory model of associative learning. Eyeblink conditioning lends itself to the experimental study of learning and brain-behavior relationships because the learned response, an eye blink to a previously neutral stimulus, is easily measureable and quantifiable.

In addition to work on the cerebellum and eyeblink conditioning, my lab has begun examining the contributions of the striatum to learning. Techniques used in my laboratory include eyeblink classical conditioning, maze learning, single-unit neurophysiology, intracranial drug infusions, and quantitative neuroanatomy.

My current research interests include:

  • what role does the cerebellum play in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder?
  • what are the effects of voluntary exercise on cerebellum-dependent and striatum-dependent learning?
  • what is the role of the cerebellar cortex in eyeblink classical conditioning?

Representative Publications

  • Williams, M. R., Fuchs, J. R., Green, J. T., & Morielli, A. D. (2012). Cellular mechanisms and behavioral consequences of Kv1.2 regulation in the rat cerebellum. Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 9228-9237.
  • Thanellou, A., & Green, J. T. (2011). Spontaneous recovery but not reinstatement of the extinguished conditioned eyeblink response in the rat. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125, 613-625.
  • Chess, A. C., Raymond, B. E., Gardner-Morse, I. G., Stefani, M. R., & Green, J. T. (2011). Set shifting in a rodent model of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125, 372-382.
  • Green, J. T., Chess, A. C., Burns, M., Schachinger, K. M., & Thanellou, A. (2011). The effects of two forms of physical activity on eyeblink classical conditioning. Behavioural Brain Research, 219, 165-174.
  • Thanellou, A., Schachinger, K. M., & Green, J. T. (2009). Shortened conditioned eyeblink response latency in male but not female Wistar-Kyoto Hyperactive rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123, 650-664.
  • Chess, A. C., & Green, J. T. (2008). Abnormal topography and altered acquisition of conditioned eyeblink responses in a rodent model of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122, 63-74.
  • Green, J. T., & Arenos, J. D. (2007). Hippocampal and cerebellar single-unit activity during delay and trace eyeblink conditioning in the rat. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 87, 269-284.


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