Nest building in the brain: papers

Hall, Z.J., Street, S.E., Auty, S., & Healy, S.D. 2015. The coevolution of building nests on the ground and domed nests in Timaliidae. The Auk: July 2015, Vol. 132, No. 3, pp. 584-593.

Hall, Z.J., Healy, S.D. &. Meddle, S.L. 2015. A role for nonapeptides and dopamine in nest-building behaviour. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 27: 158-165.

Hall, Z.J., Bertin, M., Bailey, I.E., Meddle, S.L. & Healy, S.D.  2014.  Neural correlates of nesting behavior in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Behavioural Brain Research 264:  26-33.

Hall, Z. J., Street, S. & Healy, S.D. 2013. The evolution of cerebellum structure correlates with nest complexity. Biology Letters 9: 20130687

Nest colour papers

Bailey, I. E., Muth, F., Morgan, K., Healy, S. D. 2015. Birds build camouflaged nests. AUK 132 (1): 11-15  

Muth, F., Steele, M., Healy, S.D. 2013. Colour preferences in nest-building zebra finches. Behavioural processes 99: 1-6-111 

Muth, F. Healy, S.D. 2012. Zebra Finches build nests that do not resemble their natal nest. Avian Biology Research 5 (4): 218-226

Muth, F., Healy, S.D. 2011. The role of adult experience in the nest building zebra finch. Animal Behaviour 82 (2): 185-189

Individuality papers

Bailey, I. E., Backes, A., Walsh, P.T., Morgan, K.V., Meddle, S.L., & Healy, S.D. 2015. Image analysis of weaverbird nests reveals signature weave patterns. The Royal Society Open Science, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150074

Walsh, P.T., Hansell, M., Borello, W.D. & Healy, S.D. 2013. Are elaborate bird nests built using simple rules? Avian Biology Research 6 (2): 1-6 

Walsh, P.T., Hansell, M., Borello, W.D., Healy, S.D. 2011. Individuality in nest building: Do Southern Masked weaver (Ploceus velatus) males vary in their nest-building behaviour? Behavioural Processes 88 (1): 1-6

Walsh, P.T., Hansell, M., Borello, W.D., Healy, S.D. 2010. Repeatability of nest morphology in African weaver birds. Biology Letters 6(2): 149-151

Cognition and the brain

Griffin, A.S., Gillette, L.M. & Healy, S.D. 2015. Cognition and personality: an analysis of an emerging field. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 1907: 1-8

Rowe, C. & Healy, S.D. 2014.  Measuring cognition will be difficult but worth it: a response to comments on Rowe and Healy. Behavioral Ecology 25(6): 1298

Rowe, C. & Healy, S.D. 2014.Measuring variation in cognition. Behavioral Ecology 25(6): 1287-1292

Healy, S.D., Hurly, T.A. 2013. What hummingbirds can tell us about cognition in the wild. Comparative Cognition & Behavior Review 8: 13-28.

Healy, S.D. & Rowe, C. 2013. Costs and benefits of evolving a larger brain: Doubts over the evidence that large brains lead to better cognition. Animal Behaviour 86: E1-E3.

Healy, S.D. 2012. Animal cognition: The trade off to being smart. Current Biology 22: R840-R841

Rowe, C., & Healy, S.D. 2010. Is Bigger Always Better? Science 333: 708-709. 

Healy, S. D., I. E. Bacon, O. Haggis, A. P. Harris, and L. A. Kelley. 2009. Explanations for variation in cognitive ability. Behavioural Processes 80: 288-294.

Healy, S.D. & Rowe, C. 2007. A critique of comparative studies of brain size. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274 (609): 453-464.

Healy, S.D. & Hurly, T.A. 2003. Cognitive ecology: Foraging in hummingbirds as a model system. Advances in the Study of Behavior 23: 325-359.

Hampton, R.R., Healy, S.D., Shettleworth, S.J. & Kamil, A.C. 2002. `Neuroecologists’ are not made of straw. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 6 (1): 6-7.

Healy, S.D. & Jones, C.M. 2002. Animal learning and memory: an integration of cognition and ecology. Zoology 105 (4): 321-327.

Biegler, R., McGregor, A., Krebs, J.R. & Healy, S.D. 2001. A larger hippocampus is associated with longer-lasting spatial memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  98 (12): 6941-6944.

Healy, S. & Braithwaite, V. 2000. Cognitive ecology: a field of substance? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15 (1): 22-26.

Healy, S. 1999. Cognitive ecology: The evolutionary ecology of information processing and decision making. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section B Comparative and Physiological Psychology 52 (2): 187-189.

Healy, S.D. 1994. Animal memory and adaptation. Recherche 25 (267): 768-773.

Healy, S. & Guilford, T. 1990. Olfactory-bulb size and nocturnality in birds. Evolution 44 (2): 339-346.

Healy, S.D. & Harvey, P.H. 1990. Comparative studies of the brain and its components. Netherlands Journal of Zoology 40 (1-2): 203-214.

Spatial memory papers

Flores-Abreu, I. N., Hurly, T.A., Ainge, J.A. & Healy, S.D.  2014.  3-D space: locomotory style explains memory differences in rats and hummingbirds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281: 1784

Hurly, T.A., Fox, T.A., Zwueste, D. M. & Healy, S.D.  2014. Wild hummingbirds rely on landmarks not geometry when learning an array of flowers. Animal Cognition 17 (5): 1157-1165

Flores-Abreu, I. N., Hurly, T.A. & Healy, S.D. 2013. Three-dimensional spatial learning in hummingbirds. Animal Behaviour 85: 579-584.

Mishra, C. E. B., I. E. Bailey, S. Healy, and T. A. Hurly. 2012. Systematic Spatial Foraging Patterns in Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus). Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology-Revue Canadienne De Psychologie Experimentale 66:300-300.

Henderson, J., T. A. Hurly, and S. D. Healy. 2006. Spatial relational learning in rufous hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus). Animal Cognition 9 (3): 201-205.

Hodgson, Z.G. & Healy, S.D. 2005. Preference for spatial cues in a non-storing songbird species. Animal Cognition 8 (3): 211-214.

Healy, S. D. and T. A. Hurly. 2004. Spatial learning and memory in birds. Brain Behavior and Evolution 63: 211-220.

Healy, S. D. and T. A. Hurly. 2001. Foraging and spatial learning in hummingbirds. Animal behaviour and floral evolution. Editors: Chittka, Lars; Thomson, James D: 127-147

Henderson, J., T. A. Hurly, and S. D. Healy. 2001. Rufous hummingbirds’ memory for flower location. Animal Behaviour 61: 981-986.

Healy, S. D. and T. A. Hurly. 1998. Rufous Hummingbirds’ (Selasphorus rufus) Memory for Flowers- Patterns or Actual Spatial Locations? Journal of Experimental Psychology-Animal Behavior Processes 24: 396-404.

Hurly, T. A. and S. D. Healy. 1996. Memory for flowers in rufous hummingbirds-location or local visual cues? Animal Behaviour: 1149-1157.

Healy, S. D. and T. A. Hurly. 1995. Spatial memory in rufous hummingbirds: A field test. Animal Learning & Behavior: 63-68.

Food storing

Healy, S.D., de Kort, S.R. & Clayton, N.S. 2005. The hippocampus, spatial memory and food hoarding- a puzzle revisited. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20 (1): 17-22

Healy, S.D. & Krebs, J.R. 1996. Food storing and the hippocampus in Paridae. Brain Behavior and Evolution 47 (4): 195-199.

Healy, S.D. & Suhonen, J. 1996. Memory for locations of stored food in willow tits and marsh tits. Behaviour 133 (1-2): 71-80.

Krebs, J.R., Clayton, .N.S., Healy, S.D., Cristol, D.A., Patel, S.N. & Jolliffe, A.R. 1996. The ecology of the avian brain: Food-storing memory and the hippocampus. IBIS 138: 34-46.

Healy, S.D. 1995. Memory for objects and positions: Delayed non-matching to sample in storing and nonstoring tits. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section B Comparative and Physiological Psychology 48 (2): 179-191.

Healy, S.D., Clayton, N.S. & Krebs, J.R. 1994. Development of hippocampal specialization in two species of tit (Parus spp). Behavioural Brain Research 61 (1): 23-28.

Healy, S.D. & Krebs, K.R. 1993. Development of hippocampal specialisation in a food-storing bird. Behavioural Brain Research 53 (1-2): 127-131.

Healy, S.D. & Krebs, J.R. 1992. Food storing and the hippocampus in corvids: Amount and volume are correlated. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences 248 (1323): 241-245.

Healy, S.D. & Krebs, J.R. 1992.Comparing spatial memory in two species of tit- Recalling a single positive location. Animal Learning & Behavior 20 (2): 121-126.

Krebs, J.R., Healy, S.D. & Shettleworth S.J. 1990. Spatial memory of Paridae: Comparison of a storing and a non storing species, the Coal tit, Parus ater, and the Great tit, P major. Animal Behaviour 39 (6): 1127-1137.

Shettleworth, S.J., Krebs, J.R., Healy, S.D., Thomas, C.M. 1990. Spatial memory of food-storing tits (Parus ater and Parus atricapillus): Comparison of storing and nonstoring tasks. Journal of Comparative Psychology 104 (1): 71-81.

Krebs, J.R., Hilton, S.C., Healy, S.D., Edelman, G.M., Gall, W.E. & Cowan, W.M. 1990. Memory in food-storing birds: Adaptive specialization in brain and behavior. In G. M. Edelman, W. E. Gall, & W. M. Cowan (Eds.), Signal and sense: Local and global order in perceptual maps. New York. Springer:  475-498.

Krebs, J.R., Sherry, D.F., Healy, S.D., Perry, V.H. & Vaccarino, A.L. 1989. Hippocampal specialization of food-storing birds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 86 (4): 1388-1392.

Stress and memory

Harris, A.P., D’Eath, R.B. & Healy, S.D. 2010. A cage without a view increases stress and impairs cognitive performance in rats. Animal Welfare 19 (3): 235-241.

Harris, A.P., D’Eath, R.B. & Healy, S.D. 2009. Environmental enrichment enhances spatial cognition in rats by reducing thigmotaxis (wall hugging) during testing. Animal Behaviour 77 (6): 1459-1464.

Hodgson, Z.G., Meddle, S.L., Christians, J.K., Sperry, T.S. & Healy, S.D. 2008. Influence of sex steroid hormones on spatial memory in a songbird. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 194 (11): 963-969.

Harris, A.P., D’Eath, R.B. & Healy, .SD. 2008. Sex differences, or not, in spatial cognition in albino rats- acute stress is the key. Animal Behaviour 76 (5): 1579-1589.

Harris, A.P., D’Eath, R.B. & Healy, S.D. 2008. Sex differences in spatial cognition are not caused by isolation housing. Behaviour 145 (6): 757-778.

Hodgson, Z.G., Meddle, S.L., Roberts, M.L., Buchanan, K.L., Evans, M.R., Metzdorf, R., Gahr, M & Healy, S.D. 2007. Spatial ability is impaired and hippocampal mineralocorticoid receptor mRNA expression reduced in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) selected for acute high corticosterone response to stress. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274 (1607): 239-245.