Dr. Katz’s research focuses on the comparative mechanism of learning and cognition. Ongoing projects involve behavioral and functional neuroimaging methods to investigate change detection, concept learning, and the behavioral and neural correlates of working dogs. 

We study humans and nonhumans in order to explore the comparative mechanisms of learning and cognition, using traditional operant methods and functional neuroimaging. Ongoing projects include change detection, concept learning, and working memory.

Current Projects:

  • Canine NeuroImaging
  • Canine Cognition
  • Cross-Species Change Detection

Research interests:

  • Animal learning and cognition; cognitive neuroscience; avian visual search, learning strategies, abstract concept learning, list memory, and object perception
Social Sciences, Cognitive Science
PhD, Tufts University, Experimental Psychology, 1998
BA, Ithaca College, Psychology, 1989
psychology experimental psychology