• Name: Michele R. Brumley, Ph.D.
  • Institution: Idaho State University
  • Department: Psychology
  • Phone: 208-282-5751
  • Email: brummich@isu.edu


My developmental behavioral neuroscience laboratory examines the development of motor behavior in newborns, and the role that neural systems and experience plays in shaping coordinated behavior. Of particular interest is the development of locomotion, posture, and reflex behavior. Ongoing studies are studying these issues in rats and human infants.


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INBRE fellows may be involved in collecting and analyzing data for behavioral neuroscience research experiments in newborn rats. Types of projects include looking at locomotor and motor reflex behavior in the newborn rat. Techniques used may include different types of drug administration, spinal cord surgeries, microscopy, and different methods for manipulating sensory feedback. Fellows may also be involved with a project examining the effects of caregiver interactions on human infant posture and locomotion development.

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