Heidi Harley

Heidi Harley

Professor of Psychology
Director of Environmental Studies


B.A. Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A., Ph.D. Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Professor Harley teaches courses in cognitive psychology and comparative cognition. Her research focuses on cognitive processes in dolphins.

Recent Courses
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Comparative Cognitive Laboratory
Methods and Representations in Environmental Studies
Laboratory in Comparative Cognition
Origins of Human Cognition
Introduction to Psychology: Animal Thinking (a first-year seminar)
 
Selected Awards and Exhibitions
Excellence in Science Communication Award for poster (2009), Echoic Shape Discrimination by Dolphins?, at the 18th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

Pas si Bêtes! 1000 Cerveaux, 1000 Mondes. (2000). An installation in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelles, Paris, France: Imitation in dolphins.
 
TIP Award for Exceptional Teaching (1998)


Selected Publications
Harley, H.E., Xitco, M.J., & Roitblat, H.L. (1995). Echolocation, cognition, and the dolphin's world. In R. Kastelein, J. Thomas, & P. Nachtigall (Eds.), Sensory Systems in Aquatic Mammals (pp. 515-528). Woerden, The Netherlands: De Spill.

Harley, H.E., Roitblat, H.L. & Nachtigall, P.E. (1996). Object representation in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): Integration of visual and echoic information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 22(2), 164-174 .
 
Bauer, G.B. & Harley, H.E. (2001). The mimetic dolphin. Brain and Behavior Sciences, 24(2), 326-327.
 
Harley, H.E., Putman, E.A., & Roitblat, H.L. (2003). Bottlenose dolphins perceive object features through echolocation. Nature, 424, 667-669.
 
Delong, C.M., Au, W.W.L., Lemonds, D., Harley, H.E., & Roitblat, H.L. (2006).  Acoustic features of objects matched by an echolocating bottlenose dolphin.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(3), 1867-1879.
 
Fellner, W., Bauer, G.B., & Harley, H.E. (2006). Cognitive implications of synchrony in dolphins: A review. Aquatic Mammals, 32(4), 511-516.
 
DeLong, C.M., Au, W.W.L., Harley, H.E., Roitblat, H.L., & Pytka, L. (2007). Human listeners provide insights into echo features used by dolphins to discriminate among objects. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 121(3), 306-319.
 
Harley, H.E. (2008). Whistle discrimination and categorization by the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): A review of the signature whistle framework and a perceptual test. Behavioural Processes, 77, 243-268.
 
Harley, H.E. & DeLong, C.M. (2008). Echoic object representation by the bottlenose dolphin. Comparative Cognition and Behavior Reviews, 3, 46-65.
 
Harley, H.E., Fellner, W., & Stamper, M.A. (2010). Cognitive research with dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at Disney’s The Seas: A program for enrichment, science, education, and conservation. International Journal of Comparative Psychology.
Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Social Sciences
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197

harley@ncf.edu
(941) 487-4328

Office: Bonseigneur

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201
provost@ncf.edu