Relevant Recent Publications



Levenson, R. M., Krupinski, E. A., Navarro, V. M., & Wasserman, E. A.  (2015).  Pigeons (Columba livia) as trainable observers of pathology and radiology breast cancer images. PLoS ONE.

Wasserman, E. A., Brooks, D. I., & McMurray, B.  (2015).  Pigeons acquire multiple categories in parallel via associative learning:  A parallel to human word learning?  Cognition, 136, 99-122.


Castro, L., & Wasserman, E. A. (2016). Executive control and task switching in pigeons. Cognition, 146, 121-135.

Roembke, T. C., Wasserman, E. A., & McMurray, B.  (2016).  Learning in rich networks involves both positive and negative associations.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  General, 145, 1062-1074.

Wasserman, E. A.  (2016).  Conceptualization in pigeons:  The evolution of a paradigm.  Behavioural Processes, 123, 4-14.


Castro, L., & Wasserman, E. A. (2017). Relational concept learning in birds. In C. ten Cate & S. D. Healy (Eds.), Avian cognition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Wasserman, E. A., Castro, L., & Fagot, J.  (2017).  Relational thinking in animals and humans: From percepts to concepts.  American Psychological Association Handbook of Comparative Cognition, Vol. 2, J. Call (Editor-in-Chief), pp. 359-384. 


The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition
Edited by Thomas R. Zentall and Edward A. Wasserman
Book Information




How Animals See the World
Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision
Edited by Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, and Edward A. Wasserman
Book Information




Castro, L., & Wasserman, E. A. (2015) - Crows understand analogies: What birds can teach us about animal intelligenceScientific American Mind Matters
Rosenbaum, D. A., & Wasserman, E. A.  (2015) - Pre-crastination:  The opposite of procrastinationScientific American Mind Matters
Wasserman, E. A.  (2016) - What we make and do can evolve with no end in sight -This View of Life

Edward A. Wasserman
Stuit Professor of Experimental Psychology
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
E222 Seashore Hall
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone:  (319) 335-2445
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