Department of Psychological Sciences

Psychopharmacology and Neurotoxicology Laboratory

Psychopharmacology and Neurotoxicology Laboratory

Director: Dr. Chris Newland, newlamc@auburn.edu

Program: CABS

Website: Dr. Newland's Website

Description:

The Psychopharmacology and Neurotoxicology Laboratory investigates the effects of drugs and environmental contaminants that act on the nervous system. The emphasis is on motor and cognitive measures, including some that mimic executive functions in human neuropsychology: timing, behavioral flexibility, and repeated learning tasks. Taking a lifespan developmental approach, we investigate prenatal, adolescent and aging stages of development, with a special interest in how early developmental exposures have long-lasting, irreversible effects on behavior during adulthood and aging.

Contact Chris Newland for information regarding undergraduate research opportunities.

Last Updated: August 16, 2016