Douglas G. Wallace

Research Interests

Neural basis of spatial navigation; rodent models of Alzheimer’s Disease; Neuroethology

Frequently Taught Classes

  • PSYC 300 Brain and Behavior
  • PSYC 431 Physiological Psychology Lab
  • PSYC 411 Conditioning and Learning Lab
  • PSYC 601 Foundations of Learning

Representative Publications

  • Wallace DG, Martin MM, Winter SS (2008). Fractionating dead reckoning: role of the compass, odometer, logbook, and home base establishment in spatial orientation. Naturwissenschaften.
  • Martin MM, Wallace DG (2007). Selective hippocampal cholinergic deafferentation impairs self-movement cue use during a food hoarding task. Behav Brain Res. 183(1):78-86.
  • Wallace, D.G., Hines, D.J., Pellis, S., & Whishaw, I.Q. (2002). Vestibular information is required for dead reckoning in the rat. Journal of Neuroscience, 22 (22), 10009-17.
  • Wallace DG, Choudhry S, Martin MM (2006).Comparative analysis of movement characteristics during dead reckoning based navigation in humans (Homo Sapiens) and rats (Rattus Norvegicus). Journal of Comparative Psychology. 120(4): 331-344.
  • Wallace DG, Wallace PS, Field E, Whishaw IQ (2006). Pharmacological manipulations of food protection behavior in rats: Evidence for dopaminergic contributions to time perception during a natural behavior. Brain Research. 1112(1): 213-21.
  • Wallace DG, Fountain SB (2002). What is learned in sequential learning? An associative model of reward magnitude serial-pattern learning. J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process. 28(1):43-63.

Representative Grants

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Approved: 1/1/2006-12/31/2008
    NINDS/Biobehavioral, Regulation, Learning, and Ethology
    “Role of the cholinergic system in spatial orientation”, PI $217,500.00


Professor, Neuroscience and Behavior

Coordinator of Neuroscience and Behavior Curricular Area

Behavioral Neuroscience Lab

PM 309