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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 25, 2014

Canadian Excellence
Dr. Angelo Santi

Dr. Angelo Santi

Professor, Psychology; Chair, Animal Care Committee

Contact Information
Email: asanti@wlu.ca
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3087

Office Location: N2074A (Science Building)
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 pm Or By Appointment
Personal Website: /page.php?grp_id=273&f_id=1&p=18886
Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background
BA (Honours), Psychology, McMaster University
MA, Psychology, Carleton University
PhD, Carleton University
Biography

The major objective of my research program has been to contribute to the area of comparative cognition by increasing our understanding of how animals encode and retain information. The research is focused on laboratory-based behavioural investigations designed to further our understanding of the cognitive mechanisms underlying perception and memory for temporal, numerical, and other kinds of information. Recent research topics have included: (1) the effect of nontemporal signal characteristics on duration perception in pigeons and rats; (2) metamemory for temporal information in pigeons; (3) relative duration judgments and evidence for subjective shortening of duration in pigeons and rats; (4) asymmetrical coding of food and no-food events by rats; (5) evidence for common coding of hedonic and nonhedonic events in many-to-one delayed matching-to-sample by rats. This program of research is externally funded by NSERC.