Rachel E Blaser

Summary

Affiliation: University of San Diego
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Experiments on learning in zebrafish (Danio rerio): a promising model of neurocognitive function
    R E Blaser
    University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, USA Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 42:224-31. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of human performance in figural and navigational versions of the traveling salesman problem
    R E Blaser
    Department of Psychology, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, 92110, USA
    Psychol Res 77:761-72. 2013
  3. pmc Measures of anxiety in zebrafish (Danio rerio): dissociation of black/white preference and novel tank test
    Rachel E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36931. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Route selection by rats and humans in a navigational traveling salesman problem
    Rachel E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Anim Cogn 15:239-50. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Stimuli affecting zebrafish (Danio rerio) behavior in the light/dark preference test
    R E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Physiol Behav 104:831-7. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Context-dependent sensitization to ethanol in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    Rachel E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, United States
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 95:278-84. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Behavioral measures of anxiety in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    R E Blaser
    Department of Psychology, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Behav Brain Res 208:56-62. 2010
  8. pmc Within-subjects experiments on blocking and facilitation in honeybees (Apis mellifera)
    R E Blaser
    Bekesy Laboratory of Neurobiology, University of Hawaii, HI, USA
    J Comp Psychol 122:373-8. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Blocking and pseudoblocking: new control experiments with honeybees
    R E Blaser
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 59:68-76. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Backward blocking in honeybees
    R E Blaser
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol B 57:349-60. 2004

Detail Information

Publications10

  1. ncbi request reprint Experiments on learning in zebrafish (Danio rerio): a promising model of neurocognitive function
    R E Blaser
    University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, USA Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 42:224-31. 2014
    ..We hope that such an analysis will prove useful in this early stage of research to guide future learning experiments and thereby improve the efficiency and validity of research with this promising new animal model. ..
  2. ncbi request reprint A comparison of human performance in figural and navigational versions of the traveling salesman problem
    R E Blaser
    Department of Psychology, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA, 92110, USA
    Psychol Res 77:761-72. 2013
    ..Surprisingly, there was no evidence that participants favored global strategies in the figural version and local strategies in the navigational version. ..
  3. pmc Measures of anxiety in zebrafish (Danio rerio): dissociation of black/white preference and novel tank test
    Rachel E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e36931. 2012
    ..We conclude that the two tests are complementary rather than interchangeable, and that further research on the motivational systems underlying behavior in each of the two tests is needed...
  4. doi request reprint Route selection by rats and humans in a navigational traveling salesman problem
    Rachel E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Anim Cogn 15:239-50. 2012
    ..We conclude that the TSP is a useful and flexible task for the study of spatial cognition in human and non-human animals...
  5. doi request reprint Stimuli affecting zebrafish (Danio rerio) behavior in the light/dark preference test
    R E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Physiol Behav 104:831-7. 2011
    ..Additionally, there was a significant interaction between ethanol treatment and locomotor activity on side preference. Low doses of ethanol increased white avoidance in normally swimming fish, while high doses did not...
  6. doi request reprint Context-dependent sensitization to ethanol in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    Rachel E Blaser
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, United States
    Pharmacol Biochem Behav 95:278-84. 2010
    ..This is the first demonstration of ethanol-induced locomotor sensitization in zebrafish. Moreover, this sensitization was context-specific, indicating that learning can modify drug-induced behaviors in zebrafish...
  7. doi request reprint Behavioral measures of anxiety in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
    R E Blaser
    Department of Psychology, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Behav Brain Res 208:56-62. 2010
    ..Freezing is therefore suggested to be a viable measure of white-induced anxiety, while interpretation of the other behaviors is more ambiguous and will require further investigation...
  8. pmc Within-subjects experiments on blocking and facilitation in honeybees (Apis mellifera)
    R E Blaser
    Bekesy Laboratory of Neurobiology, University of Hawaii, HI, USA
    J Comp Psychol 122:373-8. 2008
    ..The implications of the results for further work on compound conditioning in honeybees and other animals are considered...
  9. ncbi request reprint Blocking and pseudoblocking: new control experiments with honeybees
    R E Blaser
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 59:68-76. 2006
    ..Implications for research on blocking in honeybees and other animals are considered...
  10. ncbi request reprint Backward blocking in honeybees
    R E Blaser
    University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Q J Exp Psychol B 57:349-60. 2004
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