Research CV

| Education

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY | San Diego, CA
M.A., Psychology | Quantitative Psychology | Behavioral Neuroscience, 2011
Thesis: “Age-Related Changes in the Detection of Spatial and Stimulus Novelty”
Advisors: Paul E. Gilbert, PhD | Susan M. Brasser, PhD | Ralph Feuer, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH | Salt Lake City, UT
B.S., Psychology | Biological Psychology, 2008
Advisors: Raymond P. Kesner, PhD | Andrea M. Morris, PhD (’11)

 

| Publications

Morris, A.M., Curtis, B.J., Churchwell, J.C., Maasberg, D.W., Kesner, R.P. (2013). Temporal Associations for Spatial Events: The Role of the Dentate GyrusBehavioural Brain Research, 256, 250-256.

Maasberg, D.W., Shelley, L.E., Gilbert, P.E. (2012). Age-Related Changes in the Detection of Spatial Novelty. Behavioural Brain Research, 228, 447-451.

Maasberg, D.W., Shelley, L.E., Gracian, E.I., Gilbert, P.E. (2011).  Age-Related Changes in the Anticipation of Future Rewards. Behavioural Brain Research, 223, 371-375.

 

| Abstract Publications & Poster Presentations

Shelley, L.E., Gracian, E.I., Greer, N., Maasberg, D.W., Gilbert, P.E. [Oct, 2012]. Age-related differences in the detection of metric spatial change in rats | Program No. 105.17 | Poster No. CCC71 | Society for Neuroscience Abstracts | 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting | New Orleans, LA.

Morris, A.M., Curtis, B.J., Maasberg, D.W., Churchwell, J.C., Kesner, R.P. [Nov, 2011]. The Role of the Dentate Gyrus in the Formation of Temporal Associations for Spatial Locations | Program No. 838.09 | Poster No. ZZ20 | Society for Neuroscience Abstracts | 41st Annual Scientific Meeting | Washington, DC.

Shelley, L.E., Maasberg, D.W., Gracian, E.I., Greer, N., Guzman, K.L., Galleta, A.F., Gilbert, P.E. [Nov, 2011]. Aging and Anticipation of Reward | Program No. 612.02 | Poster No. WW22 | Society for Neuroscience Abstracts | 41st Annual Scientific Meeting | Washington, DC.

Maasberg, D.W., Gracian, E.I., Shelley, L.E., Guzman, K.L., Galleta, A.F., Gilbert, P.E. [Nov, 2011]. Age-Related Changes in the Detection of Spatial Novelty | Program No. 612.03 | Poster No. WW21 | Society for Neuroscience Abstracts | 41st Annual Scientific Meeting | Washington, DC.

Gracian, E.I., Holden, H.M., Tolentino, J.C., Pirogovsky, E., Hoebel, C., Shelley, L.E., Maasberg, D.W., Gilbert, P.E. [Nov, 2011]. Age-Related changes in spatial and temporal pattern separation in non-demented older adults | Program No. 293.12 | Poster No., VV23 | Society for Neuroscience Abstracts | 41st Annual Scientific Meeting | Washington, DC.

Maasberg, D.W., Galleta, A.F., Guzman, K.L., Gilbert, P.E. [Apr, 2011]. The Effect of Aging on Anticipatory Contrast in Rats | Abstract No. 239 | Poster No. 9 | Student Research Symposium | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA.

*Received Provost Award for outstanding poster presentation

Maasberg, D.W., Galleta, A.F., Guzman, K.L., Gilbert, P.E. [Nov, 2010]. The Effect of Aging on Anticipatory Contrast in Rats | Program No. 812.14 | Poster No. MM28 | Society for Neuroscience Abstracts | 40th Annual Scientific Meeting | San Diego, CA.

| Lectures & Presentations

Maasberg, D.W. [Jul, 2012]. Introduction to Neuroscience: Electrophysiology | Guest Lecturer | The Oakley School | Oakley, UT.

Maasberg, D.W., Shelley, L.E., Gracian, E.I., Gilbert, P.E. [Jan, 2012]. Age-Related Differences in the Anticipation of Future Rewards | David Olton Data Blitz | 45th Winter Conference on the Neurobiology of Learning & Memory | Park City, UT.

Maasberg, D.W., Brasser, S.M. [Apr, 2011]. Evolution of the Human Brain: From single celled prokaryotic organisms to complex brain and behavior relationships between species | Graduate Student Lecturer ½ SDSU/UCSD Joint-Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology | Seminar for Advanced Neurophysiology | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA.

Maasberg, D.W. [Mar, 2011]. Introduction to Sensation & Perception: The Human Visual System | Graduate Student Lecturer | Introduction to Physiological Psychology | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA.

Maasberg, D.W., Müller, R.A. [Feb, 2011]. Neuroimaging and Episodic Memory: Taking pictures of who we are | Graduate Student Lecturer | Cognitive Neuroimaging | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA.

Maasberg, D.W., Julian, A., Wu, C.M., Friend, M.J. [Nov, 2010]. Assumptions the theory of evolution makes about development and its origins | Graduate Student Lecturer | Seminar for Developmental Psychology | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA.

Renteria, A.F., Medina, L.D., Maasberg, D.W. [Oct, 2010]. Getting in: How to get into, and be successful in, graduate school | Open seminar given to undergraduate psychology students | San Diego Mesa College | San Diego, CA.

Maasberg, D.W., Reed, S.K. [May, 2010]. Presenting: Baars, B.J., Franklin, S. (2007). An architectural model of conscious and unconscious brain functions: Global workspace theory and IDA. Neural Networks, 20(2007), 955-961 | Graduate Student Lecturer | Advanced Principals of Learning & Cognition | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA.

Maasberg, D.W., Reed, S.K. [Mar, 2010]. Presenting: Sawer, K.R. (2006). Introduction: The new science of learning.  In R.K. Sawer (Ed.). The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences (pp. 1-16). New York: Cambridge University Press | Graduate Student Lecturer | Advanced Principals of Learning & Cognition½San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.

Maasberg, D.W., Mattson, S.N. [Dec, 2009]. Presenting: Luyster, R., Lord, C. (2003). Word-Learning in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Developmental Psychology, 45(6), 1774-1786 | Graduate Student Lecturer | Seminar on Advanced Neuropsychology | San Diego State University | San Diego, CA.

Maasberg, D.W. [Mar, 2009]. Grief Counseling: An introduction to providing psychological support to the bereaved | Teacher workshop presented to the teaching staff of Brockbank Junior High School | Magna, UT.

Maasberg, D.W. [Jan, 2009]. Grief Counseling: An introduction to providing psychological support to the bereaved | Workshop presented to the counseling staff of the Granite School District | Salt Lake City, UT.

Maasberg, D.W., Churchwell, J.C. [Nov, 2008]. Neurological Disorders: A brief look at the etiology, symptomatology, and current treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntingotn’s diseases | Guest Lecturer | Introduction to Brain & Behavior | University of Utah | Salt Lake City, UT.

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