Manuscripts & Book Chapters


Gazes, R.P., Templer, V.L., Lazareva, O. F. (2022), Thinking about order: a review of common processing of magnitude and learned orders in animals, Animal Cognition, DOI: 10.1007/s10071-022-01713-6

Templer, V.L., Metacognition (2022), in Primate Cognitive Studies, Beran, M., Schwartz, B., 314-340, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Wise, T.B., Barack, D.L., Templer, V.L. (2022). Geometrical representation of serial order in working memory, Learning & Behavior, DOI: DOI 10.3758/s13420-022-00541-5

Wise, T. B., Burwell, R. D., Templer, V.L. (2021). Social preference in rats not impacted by posterior parietal activity despite overall changes in familiarity-based social behavior bioRxiv: 2021.2011.2024.469924

Basile, B.M., Templer, V.L., Gazes, R.P., Hampton, R.R. (2020), Preserved visual memory and relational cognition performance in monkeys with selective hippocampal lesions, Science Advances, 6(29), DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz0484

Heimer-McGinn, V., Wise, T.B., *Hemmer, B. M., *Dayaw, J.N., & Templer, V.L. (2020) Social housing enhances acquisition of task set independently of environmental enrichment: A longitudinal study in the Barnes maze. Learning & Behavior, DOI: 10.3758/s13420-020-00418-5

Templer, V.L. (2019) Ten years of metacognition research in rats: 2009-2019, Animal Behavior and  Cognition, 6(4), 273-277, DOI:10.26451/abc.

*Hemmer, B. M., Parrish, A. E., Wise, T. B., *Davis, M., *Branham, M., Martin, D. E., & Templer, V. L. (2019). Social vs. nonsocial housing differentially affects perseverative behavior in rats (Ratus norvegicus). Animal Behavior and Cognition, 6(3), 168-178. DOI: 10.26451/abc. 

Templer, V.L., Gazes, R. P., Hampton, R.R. (2019) Memory for ordinal position in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(9). DOI: 10.1177/1747021819838432

Templer, V.L., Wise, T.B., Heimer-McGinn, V., (2019) Social housing decreases working memory errors but not reference memory errors in aged rats, Neurobiology of Aging, 65: 117-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2018.11.016

Brown, E.K., Basile, B., Templer, V.L., Hampton, R.R. (2019) Dissociation of memory signals for metamemory in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), Animal Cognition, 22(3), 331-341. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-019-01246-5

Templer, V.L., Brown, E.K., Hampton, R.R. (2018) Rhesus monkeys metacognitively monitor memories of the order of events, Scientific Reports, 8:11541, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30001-y

Templer, V.L., Wise, T., *Dayaw, K., *Dayaw, J.N. (2018) Nonsocially housed rats (Ratus norvegicus) seek social interactions and social novelty more than socially housed counterparts. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 132(3), 240-252. DOI: 10.1037/com0000112

*Lee, K.A., Wise, T.B., *Preston, A.J., Templer, V.L. (2018) Testing for metacognitive responding using an odor-based delayed match-to-sample test in ratsJournal of Visualized Experiments, (136), e57489, doi:10.3791/57489

Templer, V.L., (2018) Tools of engagement: information-seeking in chimpanzees, Learning & Behavior, 1-2. DOI: 10.3758/s13420-018-0342-1

Templer, V.L., * Lee. K.A., & *Preston, A.J. (2017) Rats know when they remember: transfer of metacognitive responding across odor-based delayed match-to-sample tests. Animal Cognition, DOI:10.1007/s10071-017-1109-3

Burwell, R.D., Templer, V.L. (2017) Jamais vu all over againNature Neuroscience, 20(9), 1194-1196

Brown E.K., Templer, V.L., & Hampton, R.R.(2017). An assessment of domain-general metacognitive responding in rhesus monkeys. Behavioural Processes, 135, 132-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2016.12.004

Templer, V.L. (2016) Episodic Memory. In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, Springer International Publishing,

Diamond, R.F.L., Stoinski, T.S., Mickelberg, J.L., Basile, B.M., Gazes, R.P., Templer, V.L. and Hampton, R.R. (2015) Similar stimulus features control visual classification in orangutans and rhesus monkeys. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, doi: 10.1002/jeab.176

Basile, B.M., *Schroeder, G.R., Brown, E.K., Templer, V.L., Hampton, R.R., (2015) Evaluation of seven hypotheses for metamemory performance in rhesus monkeys. Journal of Experimental  Psychology: General. doi:

Templer, V.L., Hampton, R.R. (2013) Episodic memory in nonhumans. Current Biology, 23 (17). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.07.016

Templer, V.L., Hampton, R.R. (2013) Mechanisms for order in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), Hippocampus, 23:193-201. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22082

Templer, V.L., Hampton, R.R. (2012) Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) show robust evidence for memory awareness across multiple generalization tests. Animal Cognition, 15 (3): 409-419. doi: 10.1007/S10071-011-0468-4

Selected Oral Presentations:

Templer, V.L. Cognitive effect of sociality: a longitudinal aging study, Rhode Island IDeA symposium for Biomedical Excellence, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI. (June, 2019)

Templer, V.L. Cognitive effects of sociality: a longitudinal aging study, Psychology Department Colloquium Series, Connecticut College, New London, CT. (April, 2019)

Templer, V.L., Wise, T.B., Heimer-McGinn, V. Cognitive effects of social housing: dissociating acquisition of task-set and spatial memory 26th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition (CO3), Melbourne, FL. (April, 2019)

Wise, T.B., Heimer-McGinn, V., Templer, V.L.  Effects of social housing on cognitive decline due to aging: reference and working memory, Symposium on meaning of memory systems in comparative cognition, 26th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL. (April, 2019)

Templer, V.L., Does social housing protect against cognitive decline due to aging?, International Conference on Learning and Memory, Huntington beach, California (April, 2018)

Selected Poster Presentations:


Wise, T.B., Templer, V.L., Burwell, R.D. A matter of complexity? The role of the rodent posterior parietal cortex in processing spatial layouts. Society for Neuroscience, Global Connectome. (January, 2021)

*Dankert, A.M., *Dayaw, K.I., *Dayaw, J.N., Truckenbrod, L.M., Hernandez, A.R., Ash, M., Lubke, K.N., Burke, S.N., Templer, V.L.The Impact of Long-term Social Housing on Biconditional Association Task Performance and Neuron Ensembles in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex and the Hippocampal CA3 SubregionSociety for Neuroscience, Global Connectome. (January, 2021)

Wise, T., Templer, V.L., Burwell, R.D. Potential impairments in rats’ social cognition following manipulations to the posterior parietal cortex, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Cairns, AU. (June, 2019)

Wise, T., *Dayaw, K.I., *Dayaw, J.N., Templer, V.L. Neurotoxic lesions to rats’ posterior parietal cortex lead to social recognition deficits, 26th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL. (April, 2019)

*Dankert, A., *Vera, R., Wise, T.B., Templer, V.L. The role of the posterior parietal cortex in memory for temporal order, 26th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, Melbourne, FL. (April, 2019)