College of Natural Sciences Colorado State University Department of Psychology

Carol A. Seger

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Cognitive Psychology

Phone: (970) 491-3540
Office Location: 240 BHSCI
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PhD: University of California at Los Angeles, 1994
Area of Specialization: Cognitive Neuroscience, learning and memory, high-level visual perception
Teaching Courses: Cognitive Neuroscience and Lab, Advanced Psychology - Physiological
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment-

Vita: seger.pdf

Academic Genealogy

Recent Publications

Seger, C. A , Spiering, B. J., Sares, A., Alpeter, C. Quraini, S., David, J.,& Thaut, M. (2013). Corticostriatal contributions to musical expectancy perception. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 10621077.

Seger, C. A. & Peterson, E. J. (2013). Categorization = Decision Making + Generalization. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 1187-1200.

Seger, C. A., Dennison, C. S., Lopez-Paniagua, D., Peterson, E. J., & Roark A. (2011). Dissociating hippocampal and basal ganglia contributions to category learning using stimulus novelty and subjective judgments. NeuroImage, 55, 1739-1753.

Seger, C A. & Miller, E. K. (2010). Category learning in the brain. Annual Review of Neuroscience. 33, 203-219.


Seger Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab: Our lab uses functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), cognitive testing, and anatomical imaging to investigate a variety of topics in the cognitive neuroscience of human learning and cognition. Our core research examines how interactions between basal ganglia and cortex in corticostriatal "loops" contribute to category learning. We also collaborate on a variety of projects in areas as diverse as risk taking in adolescence, recognition memory, musical harmony and rhythm processing, and neuroeconomics.
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building room 267

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