David S. Leland, Ph.D.
Office: Hibbard Hall 252
Hours: by appt
Welcome! I'm David Leland, associate professor of psychology at UW-Eau Claire. I teach general and cognitive courses in psychology and neuroscience. My laboratory (CHEEZ) uses electroencephalography (EEG) to study the neural underpinnings of cognition, motivation, and action. Below you can check out course offerings, lab information, some personal info, and my CV.
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology
|Section 403||MW 3:30p-4:45p in Hibbard 103|
IDIS 125 Introduction to Neuroscience (co-taught with Dr. Matthews)
|Lecture||MW 2:00p-3:15p in Hibbard 229|
|Lab Section 311||M 8:00a-9:50a in Phillips 311|
|Lab Section 312||M 10:00a-11:50a in Phillips 311|
PSYC 379 Cognitive Psychology
|Section 1||TTh 2:00p-3:15p in Hibbard 211|
|Section 2||TTh 3:30p-4:45p in Hibbard 211|
PSYC 374 Cognitive Neuroscience (typically taught in spring)
The CHEEZ uses EGI 64-channel hydrocel geodesic sensor nets for EEG recording and E-Prime for stimulus presentation and behavioral data collection.
Current roster of student research apprentices:
Projects Past and Present:
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
2014-present Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC)
2010-2014 Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC)
2007-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology/Neuroscience, Pitzer College
2004-2008 Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher, Psychiatry Department, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
2004 Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, UCSD
1996 B.A. in Cognitive Science and Creative Writing, Oberlin College (double major)
MAJOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Cognition as a mediator between motivation and action
Attention, impulsivity, and risk-taking in psychopathology
Biopsychosocial perspectives on drug use and dependence
Brain imaging (e.g., EEG, PET, fMRI)
HONORS AND AWARDS
2011-2012, 2015 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grant, UWEC
20102013 Major Research Instrumentation Grant (Co-Investigator), National Science Foundation
2009 Research and Awards Grant, Pitzer College
2005-2007 Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience Fellowship, UCSD
2002-2003 National Research Service Award (F31), NIDA, NIH
1997 Intramural Research Training Award, NIDA, NIH
1996-1998 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, UCSD
1996 Stetson-Heiser Prize in Experimental Psychology, Oberlin College
1996 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Oberlin College
1996 Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society, Oberlin College
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, AND MEMBERSHIPS
2011-present Member, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
2002-2003 Graduate Student Association Council Representative, UCSD
2002-2003 Academic Dishonesty Hearing Board, UCSD
2002-2003 Academic Freedom Committee, UCSD
2000-2001 Graduate Admissions Committee, UCSD Cognitive Science Department
1996- Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society
1996- Member, Society for Neuroscience
Ad Hoc Reviewer for several journals, including Journal of Neuroscience; Drug & Alcohol Dependence; Human Brain Mapping; Cognitive Brain Research; Neuroimage; Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior; Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry; Experimental & Clinical Psychopharmacology; Experimental Brain Research; Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Behavioral & Brain Functions; Brain Research; Neuropsychology; Neuroscience Letters; Neurotoxicity Research; Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry; Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging; Behavioral Neuroscience; Consciousness and Cognition; Child Maltreatment; Biological Psychiatry
Ad Hoc Grant Reviewer for Medical Research Council (UK), ZonMw's Risk Behaviour & Dependency programme (Netherlands)
COURSES TAUGHT (*within the past 3 years)
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology*
PSYC 271 Methods of Research in Psychology
PSYC 374 Cognitive Neuroscience*
PSYC 379 Cognitive Psychology*
PSYC 470 Senior Research Seminar
IDIS 125 Brain: Introduction to Neuroscience*
PSYC 010 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 101 Brain and Behavior
PSYC 108 Drugs: Brain, Mind, and Culture
PSYC 175 Seminar: Cognitive Neuroimaging
COGS 091 SCANS Presents [varied topics in cognitive science]
COGS 175 Drugs: Brain, Mind, and Culture
COGS 017 Neurobiology of Cognition (TA)
COGS 101A Sensation and Perception (TA)
COGS 101B Experimental Approaches to Cognition (TA)
PAPERS (undergrad collaborators in red; click hyperlink for online journal or email me for PDF)
Johnson PM, Leland DS (2014). Modeling neural phenomena through stop-motion clay animation: a class activity. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Newsletter. 2 (1), 5.
Reed CL, Leland DS, Brekke B, Hartley AA (2013). Attention's grasp: early and late hand proximity effects on visual evoked potentials. Frontiers in Psychology. 4 (420), 1-12.
Leland DS, Pineda JA (2011). Selective attention as a mediator between food motivation and disposition to act. In VR Preedy (Ed.), International Handbook of Behavior, Diet and Nutrition. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Paulus MP, Lovero KL, Wittmann M, Leland DS (2008). Reduced behavioral and neural activation in stimulant users to different error rates during decision making. Biological Psychiatry. 63 (11), 1054-1060
Leland DS, Arce E, Miller DA, Paulus MP (2008). Anterior cingulate cortex and benefit of predictive cueing on response inhibition in stimulant dependent individuals. Biological Psychiatry. 6 (2), 184-190.
Wittmann M, Leland DS, Churan J, Paulus MP (2007). Impaired time perception and motor timing in stimulant-dependent subjects. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 90 (2), 183-192.
Wittmann M, Leland DS, Paulus MP (2007). Time and decision making: differential contribution of the posterior insular cortex and striatum during a delay discounting task. Experimental Brain Research. 179, 643-653.
Leland DS, Arce E, Feinstein JS, Paulus MP (2006). Young adult stimulant users' increased striatal activation during uncertainty is related to impulsivity. Neuroimage. 33, 725-731.
Arce E, Leland DS, Miller DA, Simmons AN, Winternheimer KC, Paulus MP (2006). Individuals with schizophrenia present hypo- and hyperactivation during implicit cueing in an inhibitory task. Neuroimage. 32, 704-713.
Leland DS, Pineda JA. (2006). Effects of food-related stimuli on visual spatial attention in fasting and nonfasting normal subjects: behavior and electrophysiology. Clinical Neurophysiology. 117 (1), 67-84.
Paulus MP, Feinstein JS, Leland D, Simmons AN. (2005). Superior temporal gyrus and insula provide response and outcome-dependent information during assessment and action selection in a decision-making situation. Neuroimage. 25, 607-615.
Leland DS and Paulus MP (2005). Increased risk-taking decision-making but not altered response to punishment in stimulant-using young adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 78 (1), 83-90.
SELECTED POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS (undergrad collaborators in red)
Last updated 9/13/2016