UMass Psychology

Benjamin Pawlisch

Umass Psychology People

Dr. Benjamin A Pawlisch

Position(s): Post Doc
Division: Div 1 NSB
Building/Room: T 512
Email: bpawlisch AT cns DOT umass DOT edu
The Healey Lab
The Riters Lab


Neuropharmacology, neuroendocrinology, sensory physiology



Riters, L.V. and Pawlisch, B.A. (2007). Evidence that norepinephrine influences responses to male courtship song and activity within song control regions and the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus in female European starlings. Brain Research, 1149, 127-140.

Pawlisch B.A. and Riters L.V. (2010). Selective behavioral responses to male song are affected by the dopamine agonist GBR-12909 in female European starlings. Brain Research, 1353, 113-124.

Pawlisch, B. A., Stevenson, S. A., and Riters, L. V. (2011). α1-Noradrenegic receptor antagonism disrupts female songbird responses to male song.  Neuroscience Letters, 496, 20-24.

Pawlisch, B.A., Kelm-Nelson, C.A., Stevenson, S.A., and Riters, L.V. (2012).  Behavioral indices of breeding readiness in female European starlings correlate with immunolabeling for catecholamine markers in brain areas involved in sexual motivation.  General and Comparative Endocrinology, 179, 359-368.





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