Dr. Sergio Pellis

Name: Sergio Pellis

Phone: 403.329.2078

E-mail: pellis@uleth.ca

Office: EP1256

Lab: EP1283

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Publications:

Field EF, Metz GA, Pellis SM, Whishaw IQ. Sexually dimorphic postural adjustments during vertical behaviour are altered in a unilateral 6-OHDA rat model of Parkinson's disease. Behav Brain Res. 2006 Nov 1;174(1):39-48. Epub 2006 Aug 22.

Brown LA, Cooper SA, Doan JB, Dickin DC, Whishaw IQ, Pellis SM, Suchowersky O. Parkinsonian deficits in sensory integration for postural control: temporal response to changes in visual input. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2006 Sep;12(6):376-81. Epub 2006 May 23.

Reinhart CJ, McIntyre DC, Metz GA, Pellis SM. Play fighting between kindling-prone (FAST) and kindling-resistant (SLOW) rats. J Comp Psychol. 2006 Feb;120(1):19-30.

Pellis SM, Hastings E, Shimizu T, Kamitakahara H, Komorowska J, Forgie ML, Kolb B. The effects of orbital frontal cortex damage on the modulation of defensive responses by rats in playful and nonplayful social contexts. Behav Neurosci. 2006 Feb;120(1):72-84.

Field EF, Whishaw IQ, Pellis SM, Watson NV. Play fighting in androgen-insensitive tfm rats: evidence that androgen receptors are necessary for the development of adult playful attack and defense. Dev Psychobiol. 2006 Mar;48(2):111-20.

Doan J, Whishaw IQ, Pellis SM, Suchowersky O, Brown LA. Motor deficits in Parkinsonian reaching: dopa-sensitivity influenced by real-world task constraint.
J Mot Behav. 2006 Jan;38(1):45-59.

Cooper SA, Doan JB, Pellis SM, Whishaw IQ, Brown LA. Reducing stability of support structure for a target does not alter reach kinematics among younger adults.
Percept Mot Skills. 2005 Jun;100(3 Pt 1):831-8.

Field EF, Martens DJ, Watson NV, Pellis SM. Sex differences in righting from supine to prone in rats (Rattus norvegicus): a masculinized skeletomusculature is not required.
J Comp Psychol. 2005 May;119(2):238-45.

Melvin KG, Doan J, Pellis SM, Brown L, Whishaw IQ, Suchowersky O. Pallidal deep brain stimulation and L-dopa do not improve qualitative aspects of skilled reaching in Parkinson's disease. Behav Brain Res. 2005 May 7;160(1):188-94. Epub 2005 Jan 7.

Field EF, Whishaw IQ, Forgie ML, Pellis SM. Neonatal and pubertal, but not adult, ovarian steroids are necessary for the development of female-typical patterns of dodging to protect a food item. Behav Neurosci. 2004 Dec;118(6):1293-304.

Field EF, Watson NV, Whishaw IQ, Pellis SM. A masculinized skeletomusculature is not necessary for male-typical patterns of food-protective movement.
Horm Behav. 2005 Jan;47(1):49-55.

Komorowska, J. & Pellis, S. M. (2004). Regulatory mechanisms underlying novelty-induced grooming in the laboratory rat. Behavioural Processes, 67: 287-293.

Kolb, B., Pellis, S. M. & Robinson, T. E. (2004). Plasticity and functions of the orbital frontal cortex. Brain and Cognition, 55: 104-115

Foroud, A., Whishaw, I. Q. & Pellis, S. M. (2004). Experience and cortical control over the pubertal transition to rougher play fighting in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 149: 69-76.

Pellis, S. M. & Iwaniuk, A. N. (2004). Evolving a playful brain: A levels of control approach. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 17: 90-116.

Foroud, A. & Pellis, S. M. (2003). The development of roughness in the play fighting of rats: A Laban Movement Analysis perspective. Developmental Psychobiology, 42: 35-43.