University of Manitoba: U of M - Faculty of Arts - Psychology - Faculty

Dr. Debbie Kelly, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Cognition


Selected Publications

Articles Published:

Kelly, D.M., Bisbing, T. & Magnotti, J. (2019). Use of medial axis for reorientation by the Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana). Behavioural Processes, 158, 192-199.

Vernouillet, A.A., Stiles*, L.R., McCausland*, J.A., & Kelly, D.M. (2018). Individual performance of motor self-regulation tasks is not correlated across tasks in pet dogs. Learning & Behavior, 46, 522-536.

Kimura, K., Reichert, J.F., Pouya, R.R., Byagowi, A., Wang, X., Kelly, D.M., & Moussavi, Z. (2018) Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for route reversal learning. OBM Geriatrics, 2, doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1803xxx

Stow*, M.K., Vernouillet, A., & Kelly D.M. (2018). Neophobia does not account for motoric self-regulation performance as measured during the detour-reaching cylinder task. Animal Cognition, 21, 565-574.

Ranjbar Pooya, O., Kelly, D.M., & Moussavi, Z. (2018). Predicting cognitive status of older adults using directional accuracy in explicit timing tasks. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering,

Qadri, M.A., Leonard*, K., Cook, R.G., & Kelly, D.M. (2018). Examination of long-term visual memorization capacity in the Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana). Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, DOI: 10.3758/s13423-018-1439-4.

Wright, A.A., Kelly, D.M., & Katz, J.S. (2018). Comparing cognition by integrating concept learning, proactive interference, and list learning. Learning & Behavior, 46, 107-123. DOI: 10.3758/s13420-018-0316-3.

Siemens, M. & Kelly, D.M. (2018). Sex differences and the effect of instruction on reorientation abilities by humans. Memory & Cognition, 46, 566-576. DOI: 10.3758/s13421-017-0783-3.

Kelly, D.M., Cheng, K., Balda, R.P., & Kamil, A.C. (2018). The effects of sun compass error on spatial search by Clark’s nutcrackers. Integrative Zoology, doi: 10.1111/1749-4877.12302.

Leonard*, K., Tian, N., Ivanco, T.L. & Kelly, D.M. (2018). Experience with featural cue reliability influences featural and geometric cue use by mice (Mus musculus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132, 106-114. DOI: 10.1037/com0000096.

Kimura, K, Reichert, J., Olson*, A., Ranjbar Pooya, O., Moussavi, Z., & Kelly, D.M. (2017). Orientation in virtual reality does not fully measure up to the real-world. Scientific Reports, 7, 18109. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18289-8.

Wright, A.A. & Kelly, D.M. (2017). Comparative approaches to same/different abstract-concept learning. Learning & Behavior, 4, 323-448. DOI:10.3758/s13420-017-0271-4

Wright, A.A., Magnotti, J.F., Katz, J.S., Leonard*, K., Vernouillet, A. & Kelly, D.M. (2017). Corvids outperform pigeons and primates in learning a basic concept.  Psychological Science, 28, 437-444. DOI:10.1177/09567976/616685871.

Magnotti J.F., Wright, A.A., Leonard*, K., Katz, J.S., & Kelly, D.M. (2017). Abstract-concept learning in black-billed magpies (Pica hudsonia). Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24, 431-435. DOI:10.3758/s13423-016-1132-4

Ranjbar Pooya, O., Byagowi, A., Lissitsn, Y., Kelly, D.M., & Moussavi, Z. (2017). Introducing a new age- and cognition-sensitive measurement for assessing egocentric spatial orientation using a landmark-less virtual reality navigational task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 1406-1419. DOI:10.1080/17470218.2016.1187181.

Clary, D. & Kelly, D.M. (2016). Graded mirror self-recognition by Clark’s nutcrackers. Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 36459. DOI:10.1038/srep36459

Clary, D. & Kelly, D.M. (2016). Clark’s nutcrackers flexibly adapt caching behavior to a cooperative context. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 1643. DOI:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01643.

Vernouillet, A., Anderson*, J., Clary, D., & Kelly, D.M. (2016).  Inhibition in Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana): results of a detour-reaching task. Animal Cognition, 19, 661-665. DOI:10.1007/s10071-016-0952-y

Wright, A.A., Magnotti, J.F., Leonard, K., Katz, J.S. & Kelly, D.M. (2016). Concept learning set-size functions for Clark’s nutcrackers. Journal of Experimental Analyses of Behavior, 105, 76-84. DOI: 10.1002/jeab.174

Magnotti, J.F., Katz,J.S., Wright, A.A. & Kelly, D.M. (2015). Superior abstract-concept learning by Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana).  Biology Letters, 11,  20150148.

Reichert, J.F. & Kelly, D.M. (2015). How Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) weigh geometric cues depends on their previous experience.  Animal Cognition, 18, 953-968. DOI:10.1007/s10071-015-0866-0.

Clary, D., Cheys*, A. & Kelly, D.M. (2014).  Individual level lateralization in the social corvid, Black-billed magpie (Pica hudsonia) and the non-social, Clark’s nutcracker. Behavioural Processes, 107, 94-98.

Kelly, D.M. & Cheng, K. (2014). Editorial: A synthetic approach to comparative cognition. Behavioural Processes, 102, 1-2.

Lambinet, V., Wilzeck, C. & Kelly, D.M. (2014).  Size doesn’t matter, but features do:  Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) weigh features more heavily than geometry in large and small enclosures.  Behavioural Processes, 102, 3-11.