Visiting Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology
220 Kanbar Hall
Matthew is a neuroscientist who studies learning and memory in rats at the behavioral and neurobiological levels. His research uses a variety of experimental procedures (e.g., stereotaxic surgery, reversible brain lesions, and neural recordings) to address questions related to the acquisition, flexibility and expression of associative memories. He is particularly interested in understanding how previously learned behavioral strategies and associative relationships influence ongoing and future behaviors. One goal of his research is to identify the brain mechanisms that are engaged during these situations. Matthew’s research also overlaps with his broader interests in the fields of comparative psychology and developmental neuroscience.
Campolattaro, M. M., Buss, E. W., & Freeman, J. H. Cross-modal savings in the contralateral eyelid during eyeblink conditioning. In Preparation
Campolattaro, M. M., Kashef, A., Lee, I., & Freeman, J. H. (2011). Neuronal correlates of cross-modal transfer in the cerebellum and pontine nuclei, Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 4051-4062.
Campolattaro, M. M., & Freeman, J. H. (2009). An examination of bilateral eyeblink conditioning in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123, 1346-1352.
Campolattaro, M. M., & Freeman, J. H. (2009). Cerebellar inactivation impairs cross- modal savings of eyeblink conditioning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123, 292-302.
Freeman, J. H., & Campolattaro, M. M. (2008). Ontogenetic change in the auditory conditioned stimulus pathway for eyeblink conditioning. Learning & Memory, 15, 823-828.
Campolattaro, M. M., & Freeman, J. H. (2008). Eyeblink conditioning in 12-day-old rats using pontine stimulation as the conditioned stimulus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 8120-8123.
Campolattaro, M. M., Schnitker, K. M., & Freeman, J. H. (2008). Changes in inhibition during differential eyeblink conditioning with increased training. Learning & Behavior, 36, 159-165.
Campolattaro, M. M., Halverson, H. E., & Freeman, J. H. (2007). Medial auditory thalamic stimulation as a conditioned stimulus for eyeblink conditioning in rats. Learning & Memory, 14, 152-159.
Campolattaro, M. M., & Freeman, J. H. (2006). Perirhinal cortex lesions impair simultaneous but not serial feature-positive discrimination learning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 970-975.
Campolattaro, M. M., & Freeman, J. H. (2006). Perirhinal cortex lesions impair feature-negative discrimination. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 86, 205-213.
Freeman, J. H., Jr., Rabinak, C. A., & Campolattaro, M. M. (2005). Pontine stimulation overcomes developmental limitations in the neural mechanisms of eyeblink conditioning. Learning & Memory, 12, 255-259.