- Behavioral and neurobiological consequences of prenatal ethanol exposure
- Neurobiology of learning and memory
- Social behavior
- Spatial navigation
- Synaptic plasticity and structural plasticity
- Rodriguez, C. I., Davies, S., Calhoun, V., Savage, D.D., & Hamilton, D. A. (2016). Moderate prenatal ethanol exposure alters functional connectivity in the adult rat brain. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, in press.
- Hamilton, D.A., & Brigman, J.L. (2015). Behavioral flexibility in rats and mice: Contributions of distinct frontocortical regions. Genes, Brain, and Behavior, 14, 4-20.
- Bird, C.W., Candelaria-Cook, F.T., Magcalas, C.M., Davies, S., Valenzuela, C.F., Savage, D.D., & Hamilton, D.A. (2015). Moderate prenatal alcohol exposure enhances GluN2B containing NMDA receptor binding and ifenprodil sensitivity in rat ventrolateral frontal cortex. PLoS ONE, 10(3):e0118721.
- Hamilton, D.A., Barto, D., Rodriguez, C.I., Magcalas, C., Fink, B.C., Rice, J.P., Bird, C.W., Davies, S., & Savage, D.D. (2014). Effects of moderate prenatal ethanol exposure and age on social behavior, spatial response perseveration errors and motor behavior. Behavioural Brain Research, 269, 44-54.
- Knierim, J.J., & Hamilton, D.A. (2011). Framing spatial cognition: Neural representations of proximal and distal reference frames and their role in navigation. Physiological Reviews, 91, 1245-1279.
Psychology 240 : Brain and Behavior
Psychology 260 : Psychology of Learning and Memory
Psychology 347/547 : Drugs and Behavior
Psychology 391-392 / 491-492 Junior/Senior Honors
- Psychology 540 : Biological Bases of Behavior
Graduate Students:Christy Magcalas
The role of glutamatergic receptors in frontal cortex function and related behaviors.
Affect and learning/memory.
If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies with Dr. Hamilton please contact him by email.