ALAN KAMIL

Summary

Affiliation: University of Nebraska
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Geometric rule learning by Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana)
    A C Kamil
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln 68588 0118, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 26:439-53. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Way-finding and landmarks: the multiple-bearings hypothesis
    A C Kamil
    Departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    J Exp Biol 204:103-13. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Visual predators select for crypticity and polymorphism in virtual prey
    Alan B Bond
    Nebraska Behavioral Biology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0118, USA
    Nature 415:609-13. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Serial reversal learning and the evolution of behavioral flexibility in three species of North American corvids (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Nucifraga columbiana, Aphelocoma californica)
    Alan B Bond
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    J Comp Psychol 121:372-9. 2007
  5. pmc Spatial heterogeneity, predator cognition, and the evolution of color polymorphism in virtual prey
    Alan B Bond
    Center for Avian Cognition, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 68588, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3214-9. 2006
  6. pmc Cognitive representation in transitive inference: a comparison of four corvid species
    Alan B Bond
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, 348 Manter Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    Behav Processes 85:283-92. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Pinyon jays use transitive inference to predict social dominance
    Guillermo Paz-Y-Miño C
    Center for Avian Cognition, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588, USA
    Nature 430:778-81. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Sociality and the evolution of intelligence
    Alan C Kamil
    School of Biological Sciences and Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:195-7. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Interference effects in the memory for serially presented locations in Clark's nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana
    Jody L Lewis
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 32:407-18. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) and the effects of goal--landmark distance on overshadowing
    Aleida J Goodyear
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
    J Comp Psychol 118:258-64. 2004

Research Grants

  1. LANDMARKS, BEARINGS, AND WAY-FINDING
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Mechanisms of Visual Search and Attention
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2006

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Detail Information

Publications13

  1. ncbi request reprint Geometric rule learning by Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana)
    A C Kamil
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska Lincoln 68588 0118, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 26:439-53. 2000
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  2. ncbi request reprint Way-finding and landmarks: the multiple-bearings hypothesis
    A C Kamil
    Departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    J Exp Biol 204:103-13. 2001
    ..It also suggests an explanation for inconsistencies in the literature on the effects of clock-shifts on searching and on homing...
  3. ncbi request reprint Visual predators select for crypticity and polymorphism in virtual prey
    Alan B Bond
    Nebraska Behavioral Biology Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 0118, USA
    Nature 415:609-13. 2002
    ..Over successive generations, the moths evolved to become significantly harder to detect, and they showed significantly greater phenotypic variance than non-selected or frequency-independent selected controls...
  4. ncbi request reprint Serial reversal learning and the evolution of behavioral flexibility in three species of North American corvids (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus, Nucifraga columbiana, Aphelocoma californica)
    Alan B Bond
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    J Comp Psychol 121:372-9. 2007
    ..The results are consistent with an evolutionary association between behavioral flexibility and social complexity...
  5. pmc Spatial heterogeneity, predator cognition, and the evolution of color polymorphism in virtual prey
    Alan B Bond
    Center for Avian Cognition, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 68588, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:3214-9. 2006
    ..The result was less apostatic selection and lower phenotypic variability. The evolution of polymorphism in camouflaged prey depends on a complex interaction between habitat structure and predator cognition...
  6. pmc Cognitive representation in transitive inference: a comparison of four corvid species
    Alan B Bond
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, 348 Manter Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    Behav Processes 85:283-92. 2010
    ..Regression of index scores against rankings of social complexity and caching reliance indicated that both traits were significantly and independently associated with greater use of relational representation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Pinyon jays use transitive inference to predict social dominance
    Guillermo Paz-Y-Miño C
    Center for Avian Cognition, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588, USA
    Nature 430:778-81. 2004
    ..These results directly demonstrate that animals use transitive inference in social settings and imply that such cognitive capabilities are widespread among social species...
  8. ncbi request reprint Sociality and the evolution of intelligence
    Alan C Kamil
    School of Biological Sciences and Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588 0118, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:195-7. 2004
    ..showed that highly social female baboons have higher reproductive success than less social females. Taken together, these studies provide strong evidence for the importance of social context in cognitive evolution...
  9. ncbi request reprint Interference effects in the memory for serially presented locations in Clark's nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana
    Jody L Lewis
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 32:407-18. 2006
    ..This finding demonstrates that nutcrackers are susceptible to proactive and retroactive interference during the recall of spatial information...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) and the effects of goal--landmark distance on overshadowing
    Aleida J Goodyear
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA
    J Comp Psychol 118:258-64. 2004
    ..Search error in tests with single landmarks was compared both within and across groups. Results demonstrated that both relative and absolute goal-landmark distances are important in spatial search...
  11. ncbi request reprint Pigeons and people select efficient routes when solving a one-way "traveling salesperson" task
    Brett M Gibson
    Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824 3567, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 33:244-61. 2007
    ..The mechanisms that pigeons and people may have been using to solve the traveling salesperson problems are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint The fine-grained spatial abilities of three seed-caching corvids
    Brett M Gibson
    University of New Hampshire, Psychology Department, Conant Hall, Durham, NH 0382, USA
    Learn Behav 33:59-66. 2005
    ..The results suggest that differences in spatial memory among these species are not related to differences in fine-grained perception...
  13. ncbi request reprint Searching by rules: pigeons' (Columba livia) landmark-based search according to constant bearing or constant distance
    Marcia L Spetch
    Department of Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Comp Psychol 117:123-32. 2003
    ..Error magnitude increased with novel extrapolated interlandmark distances but not with novel interpolated distances. Results suggest modest geometric rule learning by pigeons...

Research Grants9

  1. LANDMARKS, BEARINGS, AND WAY-FINDING
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The researchers intend to discover how nutcrackers integrate information from multiple landmarks, how such information is integrated with compass information, and how nutcrackers plan a route of visitation to a series of caches. ..
  2. Mechanisms of Visual Search and Attention
    ALAN KAMIL; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ....