Dr. Merle Paule

Dr. Paule has played a major role in developing an automated system for monitoring multiple complex brain functions in nonhuman primates, children and rodents.  These functions include learning, short-term memory, motivation, color and position discrimination and time perception and are used as measures for determining the effects of drug and other chemical exposures.  Utilization of similar or identical behavioral tasks across species serves to facilitate the interspecies extrapolation of exposure data and thus the risk assessment process.