Damian Scarf

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pigeons on par with primates in numerical competence
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Science 334:1664. 2011
  2. pmc Social evaluation or simple association? Simple associations may explain moral reasoning in infants
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e42698. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The effect of verbal reminders on memory reactivation in 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children
    Kana Imuta
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Dev Psychol 49:1058-65. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Knowledge of the ordinal position of list items in pigeons
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 37:483-7. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint A positional coding mechanism in pigeons after learning multiple three-item lists
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 13:653-61. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Eye movements during list execution reveal no planning in monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 35:587-92. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Sequential planning in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 14:317-24. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Representation of serial order in pigeons (Columba livia)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand 9054
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 36:423-9. 2010
  9. doi request reprint The formation and execution of sequential plans in pigeons (Columba livia)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Behav Processes 83:179-82. 2010
  10. doi request reprint To have and to hold: episodic memory in 3- and 4-year-old children
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Dev Psychobiol 55:125-32. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Pigeons on par with primates in numerical competence
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Science 334:1664. 2011
    ..Here, we show that this ability is present in pigeons and that their performance is indistinguishable from that displayed by monkeys...
  2. pmc Social evaluation or simple association? Simple associations may explain moral reasoning in infants
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e42698. 2012
    ..Hamlin and colleagues concluded that the ability to evaluate individuals based on social interaction is innate. Here, we provide evidence that their findings reflect simple associations rather than social evaluations...
  3. doi request reprint The effect of verbal reminders on memory reactivation in 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children
    Kana Imuta
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Dev Psychol 49:1058-65. 2013
    ..Our findings showed that the ability to exploit a simple verbal reminder emerges by at least 2 years of age...
  4. doi request reprint Knowledge of the ordinal position of list items in pigeons
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 37:483-7. 2011
    ..These findings demonstrate that the ability to acquire ordinal knowledge is not unique to the primate lineage. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)...
  5. ncbi request reprint A positional coding mechanism in pigeons after learning multiple three-item lists
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 13:653-61. 2010
    ..In addition, subjects' performance on the derived-maintained probe trials suggests that they acquire knowledge of each list item's ordinal position when learning multiple lists...
  6. ncbi request reprint Eye movements during list execution reveal no planning in monkeys (Macaca fascicularis)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 35:587-92. 2009
    ..An analysis of eye movements, however, revealed no evidence of planning. The elevated latency to item A is likely an artifact of the method of stimulus display...
  7. ncbi request reprint Sequential planning in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Anim Cogn 14:317-24. 2011
    ..The significance of these findings is discussed in relation to previous studies on planning in chimpanzees and monkeys...
  8. doi request reprint Representation of serial order in pigeons (Columba livia)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand 9054
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 36:423-9. 2010
    ..Subjects performed significantly above chance on the probe trials. The performance of our subjects in Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrates that, similar to monkeys, pigeons form a representation of the lists that they learn...
  9. doi request reprint The formation and execution of sequential plans in pigeons (Columba livia)
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Behav Processes 83:179-82. 2010
    ..Together these results suggest pigeons are able to plan one step ahead on the simultaneous chaining paradigm...
  10. doi request reprint To have and to hold: episodic memory in 3- and 4-year-old children
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Dev Psychobiol 55:125-32. 2013
    ..This marked change in the retention of episodic memories between 3 and 4 years of age suggests that it is our ability to retain, rather than to form, an episodic memory that limits our ability to recall episodes from early childhood...
  11. pmc Drawing a close to the use of human figure drawings as a projective measure of intelligence
    Kana Imuta
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e58991. 2013
    ..Based on these findings, and based on the lack of validity of previous HFD tests, we conclude that practitioners should not rely on HFD tests as a projective measure of intelligence...
  12. doi request reprint Representation of serial order: a comparative analysis of humans, monkeys, and pigeons
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Brain Res Bull 76:307-12. 2008
    ..We discuss the extent to which the difference in performance between birds and primates on the serial-order task reflects a difference in cognitive abilities, or whether the difference can be attributed to noncognitive factors...
  13. pmc Brain cells in the avian 'prefrontal cortex' code for features of slot-machine-like gambling
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 6:e14589. 2011
    ..These findings not only add to recent neurophysiological research employing simulated gambling paradigms, but also add to research addressing the functional correspondence between the avian NCL and primate PFC...
  14. ncbi request reprint Eye movements reveal planning in humans: A comparison with Scarf and Colombo's (2009) monkeys
    Damian Scarf
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago
    J Exp Psychol Anim Learn Cogn 40:178-84. 2014
    ..PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved). ..