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Nicole M. Scott, Ph.D.

Education
Ph.D., Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota
MRes, Primatology, University of Roehampton

Professional
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative, Georgia State University

scott787@umn.edu

  • Publications

  • Scott, N.M., Leuthold, A., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2016. Differential neural activity patterns for spatial relations in humans: a MEG study. Experimental Brain Research. DOI 10.1007/s00221-015-4467-6
  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2015. An Information Theory Analysis of Spatial Decisions in Cognitive Development. Frontiers in Neuroscience - Decision Neuroscience. 9: 14. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2015.00014
  • Scott, N.M. 2013. Differences in gesture use in inter- and intra- sexual interactions of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). American Journal of Primatology, 75(6):555-567.
  • Scott, N.M. 2012. Do animals have elements of language? A review of the current literature. Cognitive Critique, 6:53-70.
  • Fragaszy, D.M., B. Stone, N.M. Scott and C. Menzel. 2011. How tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella spp) and common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) align objects to surfaces:  insights into spatial reasoning and implications for tool use. American Journal of Primatology, 73:1-19.
  • Scott, N.M., M.H. Haussmann, C.M. Vleck, P. Trosclair II, R.M. Elsey. 2006. Telomere length shortens with body length in Alligator mississippiensis. Southeastern Naturalist, 5(4):685-692.

    Book chapters

  • Scott, N.M. 2015. Female-female competition in primates: why humans aren't as progressive as we think. In M. Fisher (Ed.), Handbook of Women and Competition. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Sera, M.D. and Scott, N.M. 2013. Reflections on cognitive control: Where are we and what’s next? In P. Zelazo & M.D. Sera (Eds.), Developing Cognitive Control Processes: Mechanisms, implications and interventions. New York: Wiley.
  • Scott, N.M. and Pika, S. 2012. A call for conformity: revising the definition of gesture. In S. Pika & K. Liebal (Eds.), Developments in Primate Gesture Research (pp. 147-163). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: John Benjamins Publishing.

    Selected presentations and posters

  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2015. Development as Reduction of Cognitive Entropy. Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Scott, N.M., Georgopoulos, A.P. and Sera, M.D. 2015. Accessibility to relational terms aids nonverbal relational judgments. Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2014. Differential MEG activity patterns for congruent and incongruent spatial relational judgments. Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C. Poster
  • Scott, N.M. 2013. Your other left! Developing verbal and nonverbal knowledge of relational planes. International Spatial Cognition Summer Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2013. Your other left! Developing verbal and nonverbal knowledge of relational planes. Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Scott, N.M. and S. Pika. 2010. A call for conformity: gesture studies in humans and non-human primates. 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies. Frankfurt, Germany. oral
  • Scott, N.M. and S. Pika. 2010. A call for conformity: gesture studies in humans and non-human primates. Gestures in Nonhuman Primates Workshop: 4th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies. Frankfurt, Germany. oral
  • Scott, N.M. and S. Semple. 2008. Gesture Use by Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): The Effect of Rank. International Primatological Society XXII Congress. Edinburgh, UK. oral.
  • Scott, N.M., M.H. Haussmann, C.M. Vleck, P. Trosclair II, R.M. Elsey. 2004. The relationship between telomere length and body length in Alligator mississippiensis. IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group 17th Working Meeting Proceedings. Darwin, Australia. poster and oral
  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2015. Development as Reduction of Cognitive Entropy. Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Scott, N.M., Georgopoulos, A.P. and Sera, M.D. 2015. Accessibility to relational terms aids nonverbal relational judgments. Society for Research in Child Development. Philadelphia, PA. Poster
  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2014. Differential MEG activity patterns for congruent and incongruent spatial relational judgments. Society for Neuroscience. Washington, D.C. Poster
  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2014. Reduction of cognitive entropy during human development. Spring Research Day, University of Minnesota.
  • Scott, N.M., Sera, M.D. and Georgopoulos, A.P. 2012. Developing relations between spatial knowledge and spatial language in human children. Psychonomics, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Scott, N.M. and S. Semple. 2007. Gesture Use by Chimpanzees (Pan trogolodytes): Differences in Inter- and Intra-Sexual Interactions. Primate Society of Great Britain Winter meeting. London, UK. poster
  • Scott, N.M., D.M. Fragaszy, C. Menzel. 2006. Chimpanzees’ (Pan troglodytes) strategies for managing concurrent, asymmetric spatial relations in an insertion task. American Society of Primatologists. San Antonio, TX. poster
  • Scott, N.M., D.M. Fragaszy, C. Menzel. 2006. Chimpanzee strategies to solving spatial relation problems: managing concurrent and asymmetric relations. Comparative Cognition Conference. Melbourne Beach, FL. poster
  • Scott, N.M., M.H. Haussmann, C.M. Vleck. 2005. Telomere length and body length in Alligator mississippiensis. Women in Science Symposia. Iowa State University, Ames, IA. poster
  • Scott, N.M., M.H. Haussmann, C.M. Vleck, P. Trosclair II, R.M. Elsey. 2004. The relationship between telomere length and body length in Alligator mississippiensis. IUCN/SSC Crocodile Specialist Group 17th Working Meeting Proceedings. Darwin, Australia. poster and oral
  • Kusoshima, H, N.M. Scott, B. Stone, C. Menzel, D. Fragaszy. 2008. How Young Humans, Apes, and Monkeys Align Objects to Surfaces. International Primatological Society XXII Congress. Edinburgh, UK. oral.
  • Pickering, T., E. H. Kennedy, B. von Ammon, N.M. Scott, D.M. Fragaszy, J. Wintje. 2006. A capuchin monkey learns to navigate. American Society of Primatologists. San Antonio, TX. poster
  • Pickering, T., E. H. Kennedy, B. von Ammon, N.M. Scott, D.M. Fragaszy, J. Wintje. 2006. Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus apella) Complete Two-Dimensional Mazes More Efficiently Following Practice With Numerous Exemplars. Comparative Cognition Conference. Melbourne Beach, FL. Poster

 

 
Updated May 23, 2016