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Eduardo Mercado, III, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Hawaii
350 Park Hall
(716) 645-0231
Url: Personally maintained website
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Summary of Research Interests

My research focuses on how different brain systems interact to construct representations of experienced events, and how these representations change over time. My approach is integrative and comparative. I am currently using techniques from the fields of experimental psychology, computational neuroscience, electrical engineering, and behavioral neuroscience to answer questions about auditory learning and memory in mammals.


Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, 2009-2010

Representative Publications

  • Dovgopoly, A., & Mercado, E, III (2013). A connectionist model of category learning by individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 371-389.
  • Church, B.A., Mercado, E., III, Wisniewski, M. G., & Liu, E. H. (2013). Temporal dynamics in auditory perceptual learning: Impact of sequencing and incidental learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 132, 270-276.
  • Mercado, E., III, & Handel, S. (2012). Understanding the structure of humpback whale songs. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, 2947-2950.
  • Wisniewski, M. G., Mercado, E., III, Gramann, K., & Makeig, S. (2012). Familiarity with speech affects cortical processing of auditory distance cues and increases acuity. PLoS ONE, 7, e41025.
  • Orduña, I., Liu, E., H.-M., Church, B. A., Eddins, A. C., & Mercado, E., III. (2012). Evoked-potential changes following discrimination learning involving complex sounds. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123, 711-719.
  • Mercado, E., III (2009). Cognitive plasticity and cortical modules. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 153-158.