Allen Butt

Principal Lecturer III

Photo: Allen Butt
Logan Hall, 104
Curriculum vitae

Research Interests:

  • Basal forebrain cholinergic system involvement in learning and memory
  • Role of Acetylcholine in cortical synaptic plasticity and associative learning

Selected Publications

  • Butt, A.E., Chavez, C.M., Flesher, M.M., Kinney-Hurd, B.L., Araujo, G.C., Miasnikov, A.A., & Weinberger, N.M. (2009). Association learning-dependent increases in acetylcholine release in the rat auditory cortex during auditory classical conditioning. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 92(3), 400-409.
  • Butt, A.E., & Bowman, T.D. (2001). Transverse patterning reveals a dissociation of simple and configural association learning impairments in rats with 192 IgG-saporin lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 77, 211-233.
  • Butt, A.E., & Hodge, G.K. (1997). Simple and configural association learning in rats with bilateral quisqualic acid lesions of the nucleus basalis magnocellularis. Behavioural Brain Research, 89, 71-85.
  • Butt, A.E., Testylier, G., & Dykes, R.W. (1997). Acetylcholine release in rat frontal and somatosensory cortex is enhanced during tactile discrimination learning. Psychobiology, 25(1), 18-23.

Courses Taught

  • PSY 364:  Psychology of Perception
  • PSY 450:  The Dreaming Brain