Independent Study and Thesis Supervision

Undergraduate supervisor selection and enrollment for experiential courses for PNB are by one of the online ballots listed below:

Experiential Courses

Supervisor selection enrollment for experiential courses are via online ballot.

 
Research Opportunities
 
Overview of Theses Completed

Students interested in viewing previous undergraduate theses completed with specific supervisors may do so by e-mailing . Theses are listed by year under each supervisor’s name for both internal and external supervisors.

To see the complete thesis, e-mail with the name of the supervisor, year completed and name of the student. Only requests from McMaster e-mail addresses will be processed.

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To learn more about Faculty members who are accepting thesis/independent study students and the prerequisites for application, click on a profile below:

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour | McMaster University has 30 registered members
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Associate Professor
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evolution and neurobiology of depression, evolved functions of rumination, suicide, and serotonin, costs and benefits of antidepressants
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evolutionary behavioural ecology, animal behaviour lab and fieldwork, breeding system evolution, evolution of cooperation and social behaviour, impacts of contaminants on behaviour, physiology and community structure, cichlids, great lake fish and toadfish
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Computational and cognitive neuroscience of learning and memory
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visual perception, psychophysics, face perception, perceptual learning, aging & vision, evoked potentials, ideal observer theory
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Associate Professor
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Healthy and disrupted brain structure and composition in humans and animals measured with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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Neuroscience of the arts and vocalization, narrative models of cognition, cross-cultural analysis of music
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Cognitive Ecology: the mechanisms, ecology and evolution of cognition, and effects of cognitive traits on animal behaviour, ecology and evolution
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Our research is on the links between hearing and behaviour
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The Voice Research Laboratory is committed to discovering how we use voices and faces to perceive the world
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circuits and systems neuroscience, patch physiology, plasticity, synaptic inhibition, auditory processing/development
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Tactile psychophysics, The neural basis of tactile perception, Perception as Bayesian inference
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Professor
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His interests broadly encompass the neurological foundations of human emotion and cognition
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Associate Professor
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cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, language production, errors in normal and pathological speech
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Student experience with community-engaged education, the impact of institutional policies on student mental health, hormones and behaviour
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Assessing the Impact of Learning Objective Format on Knowledge Retention
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Professor & Chair
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Attention and visual perception
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neurodevelopment of humans and animal models, neural mechanisms regulating neuroplasticity using postmortem tissue, typical and atypical development
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Mirroring & Simulation, Power & the Brain, Sense of Agency, Culture & the Brain
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Assistant Professor
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human sexual attitudes and behaviours
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Assistant Professor
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Neurophysiology and neurotransmission; sensory receptors; experiential learning; curriculum development
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Associate Professor, Canada 150 Research Chair
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Behavioural ecology, social tipping points, animal personality
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Evolutionary psychological perspectives on social perceptual development, social cognitive development, theory of mind and autism
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Developmental psychophysiology, social emotional development in children, neural basis of human emotion
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Attention, cognitive control, multisensory processing, self-motion perception, spatial navigation, full-motion driving simulator
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Crossmodal temporal processing, memory and visual search, varieties and effects of attention
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Associate Professor
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visual perception, multisensory processing, visual motor control, locomotion, visual attention, driving, implicit learning, spatial memory
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Professor
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Development of auditory perception
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Associate Professor
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Divided attention and executive control
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Assistant Professor
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Infants’ visual perception, Face perception, Top-down perceptual modulation, Infants’ social biases, Eye-tracking, functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)
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