Contact information:
Yerkes National Primate Research Center
954 Gatewood Road
Atlanta GA 30329

Phone: 404-727-9619
Fax: 404-727-8088
E-mail: emily.brown@emory.edu

 

Emily Brown, Ph.D.

Emory University Department of Psychology
and Yerkes National Primate Research Center.

Education and Training:

•Ph.D. in Psychology, Emory University, 2018. Advisor: Dr. Robert Hampton.
•M.A. in Psychology, Emory University, 2014.
•Research Specialist, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, 2008-2012.
•B.A. in Psychology, Vassar College, 2006.

Research Interests:

I use a comparative approach to study the evolution of multiple memory systems and cognitive control. My previous research was focused on using a monkey model to understand the mechanisms that allow memory to be monitored and controlled. I am now working on similar questions with wild birds. Because cognitive processes are shaped by both long- and short-term environmental pressures, cognition is best understood with consideration of the natural context in which it occurs. We are developing automated behavioral techniques for addressing questions about memory systems in wild birds living in their natural habit. This year I am working as a guest in Dr. David Sherry’s lab at the Advanced Facility for Avian Research at Western University.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Publications

Brown, E. K., & Hampton, R. R. (2020). Cognitive control of working memory but not familiarity in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Learning & behavior, 10.3758/s13420-020-00432-7. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-020-00432-7

Brown, E.K., Basile, B.M., Templer, V.L., & Hampton, R.R.. (2019). Dissociation of memory signals for metamemory in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Animal Cognition. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-019-01246-5.

Basile, B.M., Brown, E.K., & Hampton, R.R. (2018). Self-Awareness. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6

Templer, V.L., Brown, E.K., & Hampton, R.R. (2018). Rhesus monkeys metacognitivevly monitor memories of the order of events. Scientific Reports, 8:11541.
Brown, E.K., Templer, V.L., & Hampton, R.R.(2017). An assessment of domain-general metacognitive responding in rhesus monkeys. Behavioural Processes, 135, 132-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2016.12.004
Basile, B.M., Schroeder, G.R., Brown, E.K., Templer, V.L, & Hampton, R.R. (2014). Evaluation of seven hypotheses for metamemory performance in rhesus monkeys. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 85-102. PMCID: PMC4308511
Gazes, R.P., Brown, E.K., Basile, B.M., & Hampton, R.R. (2012). Automated cognitive testing of monkeys in social groups yields results comparable to individual laboratory-based testing. Animal Cognition, 16, 445-458. PMCID: PMC3625694
Brown, E.K. & Cleaveland, J.M. (2009). An application of the active time model to multiple concurrent variable-interval schedules, Behavioural Processes, 81, 250–255.

Presentations:

Brown, E.K., Templer, V.L., Hampton, R.R. (2013, March). Comparison of prospective and concurrent metamemory judgments in Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition. Melbourne Beach, FL.

Brown, E.K., Templer, V.L., Hampton, R.R. (2012, August). Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) generalize metacognitive responding across perceptual and memory tests. Emory University Department of Psychology Annual Research Festival. Atlanta, GA.

• Paxton, R., Brown, E.K., Basile, B.M., Hampton, R.R. (2011, August). Automated cognitive test performance by monkeys in laboratory and large semi-natural social groups. Emory University Department of Psychology Annual Research Festival. Atlanta, GA.

• Paxton, R., Brown, E.K., Basile, B.M., Hampton, R.R. (2011, July). Automated cognitive test performance by monkeys in laboratory and large semi-natural social groups. Behavior 2011, Bloomington, IN.

Brown, E.K., Cleaveland, J.M., (2008, May). A model for choice behavior under concurrent variable interval schedules. Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior. Chicago, IL.