Site last updated on: August 4, 2017

Contact Dr. Beran: mberan1@gsu.edu

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

Agrillo, C. Miletto Petrazzini, M. E., Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (April, 2017). Do guppies (Poecilia reticulata) perceive the Solitaire illusion? Paper presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne, FL.

French, K., Beran, M. J., & Washburn, D. A. (April, 2017). Simians in the Shape School: A comparative study of executive function in rhesus monkeys. Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne, FL.

James, B., Rossettie, M., Smith, T., Otalora-Garcia, A., Beran, M., and Parrish, A. (April, 2017). Do capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) show self-control depletion after food exchange and accumulation tasks? Poster presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne, FL.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (April, 2017). Magnitude interference in chimpanzees: When quantity meets quality. Paper presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne, FL.

Smith, T. R., & Beran, M. J. (April, 2017). Gambling in rhesus monkeys: The influence of informative cues on risky decision-making. Paper presented at the 24th annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Melbourne, FL.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2017). Lexigrams aside: Chimpanzee Lana’s legacy beyond language learning. Paper presented at the 108th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Savannah, GA.

Beran, M. J., Perdue, B. M., & Parrish, A. E. (March, 2017). Metacognitive and self-controlled chimpanzees. Invited presentation at the 63rd annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2017). Prospecting for prospective memory in children and nonhuman primates. Senior keynote address at the Southeastern Workers in Memory symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J. (November, 2016). How nonhuman primates anticipate their future. Invited McCahan Colloquium Series Speaker, Furman University, Greenville, SC.

Beran, M. J., Kelly, A. J., Perdue, B. M., Whitham, W., Love, M., Luk, P., Kelly, V., & Parrish, A. E. (November, 2016). Divide and conquer: Preschool children assign the hardest task to a helper. Paper presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA.

Parrish, A. E., Kelly, A. J., Perdue, B. M., Love, M., Whitham, W., Luk, P. Y., Kelly, V., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2016). Remembering for later: Exploring prospective memory development in preschool children. Poster presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA.

Perdue, B. M., Evans, T. A., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2016). Tool use and metacognition in chimpanzees. Poster presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA.

Smith, T. R., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2016). Cognitive control in capuchin monkeys. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, Boston, MA.

Smith, T. R., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2016). Gambling monkeys: The influence of reward cues on risky decision-making. Poster presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA.

Whitham, W., Beran, M. J., Conway, C. M., James, B., Parrish, A. E., & Washburn, D. A. (November, 2016). Statistical regularities and quantity to humans and rhesus macaques. Poster presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Boston, MA.

Beran, M. J. (August, 2016). NUMATH and animal numerical cognition.  Paper presented at the 124th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Beran, M. J. (August, 2016). Why nonhuman primate research (still) matters to human psychology.  Paper presented at the 124th annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Beran, M. J. (June, 2016). Future-oriented cognition in nonhuman primates. Keynote Address at the Traveling in Time: The Construction of Past and Future Events Across Domains Conference at the Center on Autobiographical Memory Research, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Beran, M. J. (April, 2016). Prospective memory and metamemory in chimpanzees. Invited paper presented at the 3rd Annual Mechanisms of Learning Forum: Making and Manipulating Memories at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Beran, M. J., Parrish, A. E., Menzel, C. R., Evans, T. A., Futch, S., & Perdue, B. M. (March, 2016). From mazes to my favorite food…later: Self-control, planning and prospective memory in primates. Invited symposium paper presented at the 108th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Louisville, KY.

Beran, M. J., James, B. T., Whitham, W., & Parrish, A. E. (April, 2016). Chimpanzees can point to small amounts of food to accumulate larger amounts: Reversing the reverse-reward contingency error? Paper presented at the 23rd annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

James, B. T., Rayburn-Reeves, R., & Beran, M. J. (April, 2016). Within-session reversal learning in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Poster presented at the 23rd annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (April, 2016). Response competition in monkey magnitude judgments: Size judgments are affected by reward values of stimuli. Paper presented at the 23rd annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL.

Hrabic, M. L., Williamson, R. A., & Beran, M. J. (March, 2016). Learning to delay gratification: Evidence for differential strategy efficacy by paradigm. Poster presented at the 20th Biennial Conference of the Society for Research in Human Development, March 18, 2016, Denver, CO.

Love, M., Kelly, A., Perdue, B. M., & Beran, M. J. (March, 2016). Prospective memory and output monitoring in preschool children. Poster presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Beran, M. J., & Parrish, A. E. (November, 2015). Capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) treat small and large numbers of items similarly during relative quantity judgments. Paper presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Beran, M. J., Parrish, A. E., Futch, S. E., Evans, T. A., Perdue, B. M., & Smith, J. D. (November, 2015). Information-seeking behavior and confidence judgments by chimpanzees. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, IL.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2015). Anchoring effects in monkey magnitude judgments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, IL.

Parrish. A. E., Brosnan, S. F., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2015). Do you see what I see? A comparative investigation of the Delbouef illusion in humans and monkeys. Poster presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.

Agrillo, C, Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (May, 2015). Zollner illusion in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Poster presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York.

Beran, M. J., Perdue, B. M., Smith, J. D., Futch, S., Evans, T. A., & Parrish, A. E. (May, 2015). Confidence judgments by chimpanzees during computerized memory tests. Poster presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York.

Beran, M. J., Agrillo, C., & Parrish, A. E. (April, 2015). Do you (mis)see what I (mis)see: Quantitative illusions across species. Paper presented at the 107th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beran, M. J., Smith, J. D., & Purdue, B. M. (April, 2015). What we (think we) know about why capuchin monkeys don't seem to know what they know. Paper presented at the 107th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Hrabic, M., Foster, N., Bramlett, J., Perdue, B. M., Beran, M. J., & Williamson, R. (April, 2015). A comparative approach to effective strategy use in delaying gratification. Paper presented at the 107th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Parrish, A. E., Evans, T. A., & Beran, M. J. (April, 2015). Rhesus monkeys fall for the decoy effect in a perceptual discrimination task. Paper presented at the 107th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Hrabic, M., Williamson, R. W., & Beran, M. J. (March, 2015). Children’s use of a model in a delay of gratification task. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.

Beran, M. J., Evans, T. A., Parrish, A. E., & Perdue, B. M. (November, 2014). Go when you know: Confidence movements by language-trained chimpanzees during computerized testing.  Paper presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2014). Rhesus monkeys fall for the decoy effect in a perceptual discrimination task.  Poster presented at the 55th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (November, 2014). Context counts! Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) misperceive food amounts based on presentation style.  Paper presented at the 55th annual Comparative Cognition Society, Long Beach, CA.

Beran, M. J., Evans, T. A., Hopkins, W. D., Addessi, E., & Paglieri, F. (September, 2014). The hybrid delay task and assessments of self-control in capuchins (Sapajus spp.) and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Paper presented at the 37th annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Decatur, GA.

Evans, T. E., & Beran, M. J. (September, 2014). Inhibition and cognitive control in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) and rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Paper presented at the 37th annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Decatur, GA.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (September, 2014). Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) misperceive food quantities in certain contexts. Paper presented at the 37th annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Decatur, GA.

Beran, M. J., Parrish, A. E., Perdue, B. M., Bramlett, J., & Evans, T. A. (August, 2014). Do primates say it’s worth the wait? Comparative approaches to delay of gratification. Invited paper presented at the 122nd annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington DC.

Beran, M. J. (July, 2014). Prospective memory in nonhuman primates. Invited paper presented at the 74th annual meeting of the Japanese Society for Animal Psychology, Inuyama, Japan.

Beran, M. J. (March, 2014). Worth waiting for: Studies of self-control and “willpower” in primates. Invited paper presented at the Animal Concepts: Cognition, Enrichment, and Collaboration conference at Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.

Agrillo, C., Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (February, 2014). Perception of static and motion illusions in non-human primates (Macaca mulatta). Invited paper presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Beran, M. J. (February, 2014). To err is (not only) human: Fallibility (and success) in comparative approaches to cognition. Presidential Address presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Evans, T. A., Perdue, B. M., & Beran, M. J. (February, 2014). Language-trained chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) remember to remember in an analog of a human prospective memory task. Invited paper presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.

Parrish, A. E., & Beran, M. J. (February, 2014). Context counts! Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) misperceive food amounts based on presentation style. Invited paper presented at the 106th annual meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Charleston, SC.