Boyer Winters

Associate Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Psychology Guelph, Ontario bwinters@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 52163

Bio/Research

Boyer Winters is interested in how the functions of the brain influence behaviour. Specifically, his laboratory utilizes rodent models to study the anatomical, cellular, and molecular bases of declarative memory, or memory for facts and events.

Object recognition is one type of declarati...


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Bio/Research

Boyer Winters is interested in how the functions of the brain influence behaviour. Specifically, his laboratory utilizes rodent models to study the anatomical, cellular, and molecular bases of declarative memory, or memory for facts and events.

Object recognition is one type of declarative memory that can be readily studied in rodents. Part of Dr. Winters' work focuses on the brain mechanisms involved in how animals recognize objects they have previously encountered. This research emphasizes the hierarchical and distributed nature of declarative memory in the mammalian brain. For example, his work considers how objects are recognized in conjunction with other objects or in different contexts and how different brain regions interact to mediate such cognitive processes. By studying learning and memory at different levels of information integration, he hopes ultimately to gain a better understanding of the nature of complex declarative memories and their neurobiological substrates.


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Lori Bona Hunt
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