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Leyre Castro Ruiz

Leyre Castro Ruiz
Assistant Research Scientist
204 SLP
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(319) 335-2802
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Research Interests

Comparative study of learning and cognition; learning of abstract concepts; relation between low-level perceptual processes and high-level cognition; associative processes in causality learning; synesthesia.

Training Areas

Representative Publications

Castro, L., & Wasserman, E. A. (2017). Relational concept learning in birds. In C. ten Cate & S. D. Healy (Eds.), Avian cognition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Castro, L., & Wasserman, E. A. (2016). Executive control and task switching in pigeons. Cognition, 146, 121-135.

Castro, L., & Wasserman, E. A. (2014). Pigeons’ tracking of relevant attributes in categorization learning.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 40, 195-211