Carthage Neuroscience Lab
The Neuroscience Laboratory at Carthage is used by psychology and neuroscience faculty and students. The lab is equipped with a rodent colony, complex environment housing, operant chambers, 17-arm radial maze, water maze, object recognition chambers, and equipment for surgery and histology.
In this lab, Professor Daniel Miller leads students in researching post-traumatic stress disorder in an animal model: Researchers study the behavioral effects of manipulating the brain through lesions or drugs. Professor Penny Seymoure leads students in studying the lifespan consequences of neonatal intervention on the development of gonadal and stress hormone systems in rodents. Currently she and her students have been engaged in lifespan studies on the cognitive effects of neonatal exposure to the commonly used antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac). Learn more about the research being done in the Neuroscience Lab.
Cognition and Perception Lab
In the Carthage Cognition and Perception lab, students work with faculty to research human behavior and the human brain. Professor Leslie Cameron is currently researching the effects of hormones, the menstrual cycle and pregnancy on the human sense of smell. Faculty and students are also working on projects studying differential perception across the visual field and how children use humor to navigate their socio-emotional environment.