• We use an animal model, the bobwhite quail, to identify and explore the prenatal and postnatal experiential factors involved in early perceptual learning and development.
  • We are looking for intrinsically motivated individuals with an interest in intersensory perception research.
  • We strive to provide basic behavioral and physiological data on the experiential processes that contribute to the development of intersensory perception.



Harshaw C., Lickliter, R. (2011). Biased embryos: Prenatal experience alters the postnatal malleability of auditory preferences in bobwhite quail. Developmental Psychobiology, 1-12.


Lickliter, R., & Harshaw, C. (2010). Canalization and malleability reconsidered: The developmental basis of phenotypic stability and variability. In: K. Hood, C. Halpern, G. Greenberg, & R. Lerner (Eds.), Handbook of developmental science, behavior, and genetics (pp. 491–525).

Jaime, M., Bahrick, L., Lickliter, R. (2010). The critical role of temporal synchrony in the salience of intersensory redundancy during prenatal development. Infancy, 1-22.

Schneider, S.M., Lickliter, R. (2010). Operant generalization in quail neonates after intradimensional training: Distinguishing positive and negative reinforcement. Behavioral Process, 83, 1-7.


Lickliter, R. (2009) 'The fallacy of partitioning: Epigenetics' Validation of the organism-environment system', Ecological Psychology, 21:2, 138—146

Jaime, M., Lopez, J. P., & Lickliter, R. (2009). Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) hatchlings track the direction of human gaze. Animal Cognition, 12, 559-565.

Schneider, S. M., Lickliter, R. (2009). Operant generalization of auditory tempo in quail neonates. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16, 145-149.

Bertin, A., Richard-Yris, M.A., Möstl, E., Lickliter, R. (2009). Increased yolk testosterone facilitates prenatal perceptual learning in Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus). Hormones and Behavior, 56, 416-422.


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