Neil Winterbauer

Psychology Department Lecturer

Neil Winterbauer

Neil Winterbauer
Psychology Department Lecturer

  • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
  • C.V. (PDF)
Contact Information
Phone: (802) 656-2670


My research explores the associative and motivational bases of learning. In both Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning preparations, it aims to clarify how knowledge about relationships between events is acquired and expressed. I have studied limitations in the encoding and retrieval of information relevant to the physiological well being of the organism when learning is about a chain of relationships between multiple events, for example in second-order conditioning and secondary reward paradigms. In the resurgence paradigm, I have demonstrated the ability of the animal's own behavior to act as a context for learning, showing that it controls the expression of that learning in a way quite similar to the physical location. I am currently interested in the application of contemporary statistical techniques to real-time experimental data in order to allow more accurate inference of the organism's expectation of one event given the occurrence of another, related event.

Selected Publications

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