Biographical Information

Michael Davison studies choosing in animals in experimental situations and derives equations that describe choice as a function of different environmental variables. Over many years, he has contributed substantially, both empirically and theoretically, to the study of choice using data from the Operant Behaviour Laboratory at Auckland University, which is probably the foremost such laboratory in the world. He also works part time in the National Research Centre for Growth and Development where he is studying the effects of perinatal nutrition changes on choice and learning in later life. He is a recipient of a Science and Technology RSNZ Silver Medal, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International Award for the International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis, and he is a Foundation Fellow of the same organization.