Palya heads the lab and provides the energy and
direction to keep us going. Take a look at the
for an explanation of his and the lab's paradigm.
Here Bill is shown demonstrating his
model which describes how behavior is organized in time.
Palya does secretarial work, data analysis, PC board
construction, graphics design, and whatever else you can
think of. In other words, she's the one that does the real
work. Ask for her when you call.
Don Walter (viewing his favorite web page above)
is an electrical engineer that designs the experiment
controllers. He also writes experimental programs, does the
data analysis, and does the technical work on the network
(including these web pages).
Shown here are Phillip, and Plamen,
two of the students at SEBAC engaged in various
research activities at the lab.
Gorby is a
and weighs in at about 2.5 pounds. Our Gorby is the one on
the right with the ears. A larger selection of Gorby
pictures is available on the
Saga of Gorby web page.
Phoebe weighs about 2 pounds and is about 5 months
old at the time of this picture. Phoebe is a
with a distinctive black and white marking and is caught here
in a rare moment of subsonic velocity. For a closer look at
Phoebe see her
Louise is a female
gentle, friendly, and is eager to play with humans. She
loves to play hide and seek. She's very particular about
her snacks... she eats only fruit loops.
Emily is a
rabbit and is very affectionate. The pictures capture her
personality well. She is always carefully watching passers
by for potential nose scratches. She eats almost anything,
especially waffles and bananas.
Charlie is a male
He is somewhat independant as can be seen by his flight or
The real workers around here are the
rest of the animals are pets. The first bird, a White
Carneaux, is designated 555 and is currently working on an
experiment designed to determine the
transfer function of an organism based on it's response
to a pulse procedure. Below are two birds, on the left is
number 88 weighing in at 260 grams (a small pigeon) and on
the right is number 186 at 1076 grams (that's incredibly
large for pigeons). Number 186 is currently working on a
procedure investigating Bipolar control in temporal
schedules. Number 88 is currently between jobs.
A Worker at work
The pigeon shown here is pecking on a
"pigeon key" in a "skinner box".
This is the classic arbitrary behavior which is the
subject matter of basic research in Psychology. The
control computer can be seen to the left behind the
Behavior is maintained through the use of
reinforcers which are obtained from a food magazine located
behind the plate.
Mark and Maggie May
Among the largest members of the group,
Mark and Maggie May are Belgians.
The newest member of the group,
Sampson (Sami) is a Shire.