Congratulations to Taylor Bartley and Addie Bailey for being selected to NMU’s first cohort of the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program for 2023-2024! Both students will complete their projects in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior Laboratory with rat subjects. The award provides each student with $2000 to help them complete their projects.
Taylor’s project: Evaluating the Role of Signals on Pausing and Preference under Ratio Schedules
Addie’s project: Evaluating Laboratory Arrangements to Study Impulsivity and Self-Control in Choice Models with Rats
Our undergraduate students rocked their posters at NMU's Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship! Our lab had 5 posters this year:
1) Abi Connolly: Evaluating Human Operant Performance Methodology on the Study of Renewal
2) Logan Zupko & Darian Grear: Effects of Performance Feedback on Learning and Preference
3) Hunter Bault & Mackenzie Baranski: Investigating Self-Controlled Choice in Rats
4) JD Payne, Ender Harris, Brandon Godin, Lily Briggs, Nicole Marion (collab with LaCrosse lab): Discrimination Reversal Task Training in C57 and CD1 Mice Strains ***2nd Place Best Poster in Group Category***
5) Brandon Godin, Ender Harris, JD Payne, & Lily Briggs (collab with LaCrosse lab): Evaluating Cognitive Deficits Associated with Cisplatin Chemotherapy in Mouse Models
Congratulations to Mackenzie Baranski for receiving one of NMU's Excellence in Education Research Awards! The award provides additional funds to support Mackenzie's Master's Thesis project during the summer of 2023.
Congratulations to Dr. Cory Toegel for receiving one of Northern Michigan University's Faculty Research Grants! The grant will support the Toegel lab’s research titled, “Investigating Laboratory Arrangements to Study Choice: Impulsivity and Self-Control.”
Dr. Toegel received $7000 to purchase equipment and upgrade the rat lab in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior laboratory. This project will facilitate new graduate and undergraduate student projects in the areas of impulsivity, self-control, and behavioral pharmacology.
Dr. Forrest Toegel was featured in NMU's Northern Magazine for the research conducted by his students in PSY202: Psychological Research II: Experimental Design and Methodology.
Check out the article: https://nmu.edu/northernmagazine/academic-highlights-psychology
Undergraduate student, Hunter Bault, presented her research from our lab at the 2022 Tri-State Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference in Dubuque, IA.
Her poster was titled
Effects of Simulated Alcohol Impairment on College Students' Driving-related Behavior
Graduate students, Mackenzie Baranski (left) and Carson Yahrmarkt (right) presented their research from our lab at the 2022 Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis (MABA) conference!
Their poster titles were:
Effects of Alcohol Intoxication Goggles on Performance During Driving Simulator Trials and Field Sobriety Tests by College Students (Mackenzie)
Control of Pausing in Rich-Lean Transitions by Spatially Localized and Spatially Diffuse Stimuli (Carson)
Congratulations to Dr. Cory Toegel for receiving one of Northern Michigan University's Reassigned Time Awards! Dr. Toegel has been awarded a one-course reduction for the Winter 2023 semester to begin one of her ABA research projects titled, "Effects of Performance Feedback on Learning and Performance".
Congratulations to Carson Yahrmarkt for receiving the Innovative Student Research Award in Basic Research for his Master's Thesis. This award is provided by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) and is given to only a few students each year. His project is titled "Control of Pausing in Rich-Lean Transitions by Spatially Localized and Spatially Diffuse Stimuli." Carson was awarded $2500 to support his project.
The Toegel Lab presented some of our research at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 2022 Convention in Boston, MA.
Dr. Forrest Toegel's talk (left) was titled, "Pausing Under Rich and Lean Fixed-Ratio Schedules: Where and When?"
Dr. Cory Toegel's talk (right) was titled, "A Comparison of Narrative and Numerical Feedback for Teaching Clinical Tasks."
Congratulations to Carson Yahrmarkt for receiving one of NMU's Excellence in Education Research Awards! The award provides additional funds to support Carson's Master's Thesis project during the summer of 2022.
Congratulations to Carson Yahrmarkt for Best Basic Research Poster at the Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis 2021 Conference!
Carson's poster was titled "Rich-Lean Transitions Produced by Stimuli Associated with Accurate and Inaccurate Responding by Pigeons."
Check out Toegel Lab members in the media!
Dr. Cory Toegel presents her personal pathway to science and some upcoming research projects to the Peter White Public Library Women in Science 2022 presenter series: Watch Now
Dr. Forrest Toegel discusses some of the research he worked on at the Center for Learning and Health at Johns Hopkins University in 2020.
Watch Video 1 (About the Center)
Use the picture carousel to the left to view some pictures of us building the EAB rat lab!