Ken Cheng


CURRENT ADDRESS

Department of Biological Sciences

Macquarie University

Sydney NSW 2109 Australia

Telephone: 612 9850-8613

Fax: 612 9850-9231

Email: ken.cheng@mq.edu.au

GoogleScholar page: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=e2wS-jQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

home page: http://bio.mq.edu.au/research/groups/cheng_lab//


EDUCATION

B.Sc. in Psychology, University of Toronto, 1978.

M.Ed. in Human Development, Harvard University, 1980.

Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1984.

Thesis: The Primacy of Metric Properties in the Rat's Sense of Place

Supervisor: C.R. Gallistel


RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Professor, Macquarie University, current

Associate Professor, Macquarie University, 2004 to 2009

Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Institute for Advanced Study), 2003-2004

Senior Lecturer, Macquarie University, January 1998 to 2003

Lecturer, Macquarie University, April 1995 to 1997

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, July 1994 to March 1995

University Research Fellow, University of Toronto, July 1989 to 1994

Assistant professor, University of Western Ontario, Sep. 1987 to May 1989

Postdoctoral fellow under Dr. W.A. Roberts, University of Western Ontario, Feb. 1987 to June 1989

Postdoctoral fellow under Dr. T.S. Collett, University of Sussex, Sep. 1984 to Dec. 1986

Visiting research scientist, University of Zurich, July to Oct. 1985, July to Oct. 1986

Visiting research scientist, Strathclyde University, Feb. 1986 to June 1986

Teaching fellow to Dr. D. Premack (animal cognition), University of Pennsylvania, 1983

Instructor of PSY 1: Introduction to Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1983

Teaching fellow to Dr. E. Pugh (perception, University of Pennsylvania, 1982

Instructor of PSY 1: Introduction to Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 1982

Teaching fellow to Dr. H. Oster (social psychology), University of Pennsylvania, 1982

Teaching fellow to Dr. M. Schwartz (introductory psychology), University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Research assistant to Dr. J. Whiting, Harvard University, 1979-1980

Teaching fellow to Dr. D. Kuhn (cognitive development), Harvard University, 1979-1980

Research assistant to Dr. R.O. Kroger (social psychology), University of Toronto, 1977-1978


PUBLICATIONS (please email me for pdf copies)

Book

Cheng, K. (2016). How animals think and feel.  ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara.

Journal Papers

Kroger, R.O., Cheng, K., & Leong, I. (1979). Are the rules of address universal? A test of Chinese usage. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 10, 395-414.

Cheng, K. (1986). A purely geometric module in the rat's spatial representation. Cognition, 23, 149-178.

Cheng, K., Collett, T.S., & Wehner, R. (1986). Honeybees learn the colours of landmarks. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 159, 69-73.

Cheng, K., Collett, T.S., Pickhard, A., & Wehner, R. (1987). The use of visual landmarks by honeybees: Bees weight landmarks according to their distance from the goal. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 161, 469-475.

Cheng, K. (1988). Some psychophysics of the pigeon's use of landmarks. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 162, 815-826.

Roberts, W.A., Cheng, K., & Cohen, J.S. (1989). Timing light and tone signals in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 15, 23-35.

Cheng, K. (1989). The vector sum model of pigeon landmark use. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 15, 366-375.

Cheng, K., & Roberts, W.A. (1989). Timing multimodal events in pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 52, 363-376.

Cheng, K. (1990). More psychophysics of the pigeon's use of landmarks. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 166, 857-863.

Cheng, K., & Roberts, W. (1991). Three psychophysical principles of timing in pigeons. Learning and Motivation, 22, 112-128.

Cheng, K. (1992). The form of timing distributions in pigeons under penalties for responding early. Animal Learning & Behavior, 20, 112-120.

Spetch, M.L., Cheng, K., & Mondloch, M.V. (1992). Landmark use by pigeons in a touch-screen spatial search task. Animal Learning & Behavior, 20, 281-292.

Cheng, K., & Sherry, D.F. (1992). Landmark-based spatial memory in birds: The use of edges and distances to represent spatial positions. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 106, 331-341.

Cheng, K., & Westwood, R. (1993). Analysis of single trials in pigeons' timing performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 19, 56-67.

Cheng, K., Westwood R., & Crystal, J.D. (1993). Memory variance in the peak procedure of timing in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 19, 68-76.

Cheng, K. (1994). The determination of direction in landmark-based spatial search in pigeons: A further test of the vector sum model. Animal Learning & Behavior, 22, 291-301.

Cheng, K. & Spetch, M.L. (1995). Stimulus control in the use of landmarks by pigeons in a touch-screen task. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 63, 187-201.

Cheng, K., Spetch, M.L. & Miceli, P. (1996). Averaging temporal duration and spatial position. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 22, 175-182.

Cheng, K., & Miceli, P. (1996). Modelling timing performance on the peak procedure. Behavioural Processes, 37, 137-156.

Spetch, M.L., Cheng, K., & MacDonald, S.E. (1996). Learning the configuration of a landmark array I: Touch-screen studies with pigeons and humans. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 110, 55-68.

Spetch, M.L., Cheng, K., MacDonald, S.E., Linkenhoker, B.A., Kelly, D.M., & Doerkson, S.R. (1997). Learning the configuration of a landmark array in humans and pigeons II: Generality across search tasks. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 111, 14-24.

Cheng, K., Spetch. M.L., & Johnston, M. (1997). Spatial peak shift and generalization in pigeons. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 23, 469-481.

Spetch, M.L., & Cheng, K. (1998). A step function in pigeons' temporal generalization in the peak shift task. Animal Learning & Behavior, 26, 103-118.

Cheng, K. (1998). Distances and directions are computed separately by honeybees in landmark-based search. Animal Learning & Behavior, 26, 455-468.

Cheng, K. (1998). Honeybees (Apis mellifera) remember two near-target landmark constellations. Learning and Motivation, 29, 435-443.

Brodbeck, D.R., Hampton, R.R., & Cheng, K. (1998). Timing behavior of black-capped chickadees. Behavioural Processes, 44, 183-195.

Cheng, K. (1999). Spatial generalization in honeybees confirms Shepard's law. Behavioural Processes, 44, 309-316.

Cheng, K., Srinivasan, M.V., & Zhang, S.W. (1999). Error is proportional to distance measured by honeybees: Weber's law in the odometer. Animal Cognition, 2, 11-16.

Cheng, K. (1999). Landmark-based spatial search in honeybees: I. Use of elements and interlandmark angles. Animal Cognition, 2, 73-78.

Cheng, K. (1999). Landmark-based spatial search in honeybees: II. Using gaps and blocks. Animal Cognition, 2, 79-90.

Srinivasan, M.V., Zhang, S.W., Berry, J., Cheng, K., & Zhu, H. (1999). Honeybee navigation: linear perception of short distances travelled. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 185, 239-245.

Cheng, K. (2000). How honeybees find a place: Lessons from a simple mind. Animal Learning & Behavior, 28, 1-15.

Cheng, K. (2000). Shepard's universal law supported by honeybees in spatial generalization. Psychological Science, 11, 403-408.

Evans, C.S., Wenderoth, P.M., & Cheng, K. (2000). Detection of bilateral symmetry in complex biological images. Perception, 29, 31-42.

Kamil, A.C., & Cheng, K. (2001). Way-finding and landmarks: The multiple-bearings hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204, 103-113. pdf

Cheng, K. & Spetch, M.L. (2001). Blocking in the spatial domain in honeybees. Animal Learning & Behavior., 29, 1-9. pdf

Kamil, A.C., Goodyear, A.J., & Cheng, K. (2001). The use of landmarks by Clark's nutcrackers: first tests of a new model. The Journal of Navigation, 54, 429-435.

Cheng, K. (2002). Generalisation: Mechanistic and functional explanations. Animal Cognition, 5, 33-40.

Cheng, K., Pea, J., Porter, M.A., & Irwin, J.D. (2002). Self control in honeybees. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 9, 259-263. pdf

Cheng, K., & Spetch, M.L. (2002). Spatial generalization and peak shift in humans. Learning and Motivation, 33, 358-389.

Cheng, K., & Wehner R. (2002). Navigating desert ants (Cataglyphis fortis) learn to alter their search patterns on their homebound journey. Physiological Entomology, 27, 85-90.

Heiling, A.M., Cheng, K., &. Herberstein, M.E. (2004). Exploitation of floral signals by crab spiders (Thomisus spectabilis, Thomisidae). Behavioral Ecology, 15, 321-326.

Spetch, M.L., Cheng, K., & Clifford, C.W.G. (2004). Peak shift but not range effects in face recognition. Learning and Motivation, 35, 221-241.

MacDonald, S.E., Spetch, M.L., Kelly, D.M., & Cheng, K. (2004). Strategies in landmark use by children, adults, and marmoset monkeys. Learning and Motivation, 35, 322-347.

Cheng, K. (2005). Context cues eliminate retroactive interference effects in honeybees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Experimental Biology, 208, 1019-1024. pdf

web site of Journal of Experimental Biology

Heiling, A.M., Chittka, L., Cheng, K., &. Herberstein, M.E. (2005). Colouration in crab spiders: substrate choice and prey attraction. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208, 1785-1792. pdf

Heiling, A.M., Cheng, K., Chittka, L., Goeth, A., & Herberstein, M.E. (2005). The role of UV in crab spider signals: effects on perception by prey and predators. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208, 3925-3931. pdf

Oaten, M., & Cheng, K. (2005). Academic stress impairs self-control. Journal of Clinical and Social Psychology, 24, 254-279.

Cheng, K., & Newcombe, N.S. (2005). Is there a geometric module for spatial orientation? Squaring theory and evidence. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 12, 1-23. pdf

Cheng, K., & Galllistel, C.R. (2005). Shape parameters explain data from spatial transformations: Comment on Pearce et al. (2004) and Tommasi and Polli (2004). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 31, 254-259.

Bingman, V.P., & Cheng, K. (2005). Mechanisms of animal global navigation: Comparative perspectives and enduring challenges. Ethology Ecology & Evolution, 17, 295-318.

Cheng K. (2005). Reflections on geometry and navigation. Connection Science, 17, 5-21 (special issue on navigation edited by K.J. Jeffery).

Oaten, M., & Cheng, K. (2006). Improved self-control: The benefits of a regular program of academic study. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 28, 1-16.

Cheng, K., Narendra, A, & Wehner, R. (2006). Behavioral ecology of odometric memories in desert ants: Acquisition, retention, and integration. Behavioral Ecology, 17, 227-235.

Cheng, K., Spetch, M.L., Kelly, D.M., & Bingman, V.P. (2006). Small-scale spatial cognition in pigeons. Behavioural Processes, 72, 115-127.

Cheng, K., & Wignall, A.E. (2006). Honeybees (Apis mellifera) holding on to memories: Response competition causes retroactive interference effects. Animal Cognition, 9, 141-150.

Wignall, A.E., Heiling, A.M., Cheng, K., & Herberstein, M.E. (2006). Flower symmetry preferences in honeybees and their crab spider predators. Ethology, 112, 510-518.

Heiling, A.M., Cheng, K., & Herberstein, M.E. (2006). Picking the right spot: crab spiders position themselves on flowers to maximize prey attraction. Behaviour, 143, 957-968. pdf

Oaten, M., & Cheng, K. (2006). Longitudinal gains in self-regulation from regular physical exercise. British Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 717-733.

Verbeek, E.L., Spetch, M.L., Cheng, K., & Clifford, C.W.G. (2006). Determinants of range effects in face recognition. Learning & Behavior, 34, 229-240. pdf

Narendra, A., Cheng, K., & Wehner, R. (2007). Acquiring, retaining and integrating memories of the outbound distance in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210, 570-577. pdf

Narendra, A., Si, A., Sulikowski, D, & Cheng, K. (2007).  Learning, retention and coding of nest-associated visual cues by the Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagotiBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61, 1543-1553.

(There are two other solo papers by Ajay Narendra on M. bagoti in 2007. I could supply pdfs of those as well.)

Oaten, M., & Cheng, K. (2007). Improvements in self-control from financial monitoring.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 28, 487-501.

Rao, D., Cheng, K., & Herberstein, M.E. (2007). A natural history of web decorations in the St. Andrew's Cross spider (Argiope keyserlingi). Australian Journal of Zoology, 55, 9-14.

Cheng, K., Shettleworth, S.J., Huttenlocher, J., & Rieser, J.J. (2007). Bayesian integration of spatial information. Psychological Bulletin, 133, 625-637.

Strzl, W., Cheung, A., Cheng, K., & Zeil, J. (2008). Information content of panoramic images: I. Rotational errors and the similarity of views in rectangular arenas. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 1-14.

Cheung, A., Strzl, W., Zeil, J., & Cheng, K. (2008). Information content of panoramic images: II. View-based navigation in nonrectangular experimental arenas. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 15-30.

Cheng, K. (2008). Whither geometry? Troubles of the geometric module. TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences, 12, 355-361.

Cheng, K., Simpson, S.J., & Raubenheimer, D. (2008).  A geometry of regulatory scaling.  American Naturalist, 172, 681-693. pdf

Appendix

Prabhu, C., & Cheng, K. (2008).  One day is all it takes: circadian modulation of the retrieval of colour memories in honeybees.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63, 11-22.

Prabhu, C., & Cheng, K. (2008).  Recency preference of odour memory retrieval in honeybees.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63, 22-32.

Narendra, A., Cheng, K., Sulikowski, D., & Wehner, R. (2008).  Search strategies of ants in landmark-rich habitats.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 194, 929-938.

Rao, D., Cheng, K., & Herberstein, M.E. (2008).  Stingless bee response to spider webs is dependent on the context of encounter.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 63, 209-216.

Cheng, K., Narendra, A., Sommer, S., & Wehner, R. (2009).  Traveling in clutter: Navigation in the Central Australian desert ant Melophorus bagotiBehavioural Processes, 80, 261-268.

Herberstein, M.E., Heiling, A., & Cheng, K. (2009).  Evidence for UV-based sensory exploitation in Australian but not European crab spiders.  Evolutionary Ecology, 23, 621-634.

Graham, P., & Cheng, K. (2009). Which portion of the natural panorama is used for view based navigation in the Australian desert ant?  Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 195, 681-689.

Graham, P., & Cheng, K. (2009).  Ants use the panoramic skyline as a visual cue during navigation. Current Biology, 19, R935-R937. pdf

Supplemental materials

Kelly, D. M., Kamil, A. C., & Cheng, K. (2010).  Landmark use by Clark’s nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana): influence of disorientation and cue rotation on distance and direction estimates.  Animal Cognition, 13, 175-188.

Kartiko, I., Kavakli, M., & Cheng, K. (2010).  Learning science in a virtual reality application: The impacts of animated-virtual actors’ visual complexity.  Computers & Education, 55, 881-891.

Legge, E. L. G., Spetch, M. L., & Cheng, K. (2010).  Not using the obvious: desert ants, Melophorus bagoti, learn local vectors but not beacons in an arena.  Animal Cognition, 13, 849-806, DOI 10.1007/s10071-010-0333-x.

Schwarz, S., & Cheng, K. (2010).  Visual associative learning in two desert ant species.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 2033-2041, DOI 10.1007/s00265-010-1016-y.

Cheng, K., Spetch, M. L., & Hoan, A. (2010).  Categories and range effects in human spatial memory.  Frontiers in Psychology, 1, 231. Doi: 10.3899/fpsyg.2010.00231 pdf

Wystrach, A., Schwarz, S., Schultheiss, P., Beugnon, G., & Cheng, K. (2011).  Views, landmarks, and routes: how do desert ants negotiate an obstacle course?  Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 197, 167-179, DOI 10.1007/s00359-010-0597-2.

Philippides, A., Baddeley, B., Cheng, K., & Graham, P. (2011).  How might ants use panoramic views for route navigation?  Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 445-451. pdf

Schwarz, S., Albert, L., Wystrach, A., & Cheng, K. (2011).  Ocelli contribute to the encoding of celestial compass information in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagotiJournal of Experimental Biology, 214, 901-906. Doi: 10.1242/jeb.049262 pdf

Schultheiss, P., & Cheng, K. (2011).  Finding the nest: inbound searching behaviour in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagotiAnimal Behaviour, 81, 1031-1038.

Schwarz, S., Wystrach, A., & Cheng, K. (2011).  A new navigational  mechanism mediated by ant ocelli.  Biology Letters, 7, 856-858, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0489

Schwarz, S., & Cheng, K. (2011).  Visual discrimination, sequential learning and memory retrieval in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagotiAnimal Cognition, 14, 861-870. DOI 10.1007/s10071-011-0419-0

Wystrach, A., Cheng, K., Sosa, S., & Beugnon, G. (2011).  Geometry, features, and panoramic views: Ants in rectangular arenas.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 420-435. DOI: 10.1037/a0023886

Wystrach, A., Beugnon, G., & Cheng, K. (2011).  Landmarks or panoramas: what do navigating ants attend to for guidance?  Frontiers in Zoology, 8, 21. pdf

Bhlmann, C., Cheng, K., & Wehner, R. (2011).  Vector-based and landmark-guided navigation in desert ants inhabiting landmark-free and landmark-rich environments. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214, 2845-2853. pdf

Wystrach, A., Beugnon, G., & Cheng, K. (2012).  Ants might use different view-matching strategies on and off the route.  Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, 44-55. pdf

Cheng, K. (2012).  How to navigate without maps: The power of taxon-like navigation in ants.  Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, 7, 1-22. pdf

Cheng, K., Middleton, E. J. T., & Wehner, R. (2012).  Vector-based and landmark-guided navigation in desert ants of the same species inhabiting landmark-free and landmark-rich environments. Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, 3169-3174.

Schultheiss, P., Schwarz, S., Cheng, K., & Wehner, R. (2012). Foraging ecology of an Australian salt-pan desert ant (genus Melophorus).  Australian Journal of Zoology, 60, 311-319.

Schwarz, S., Schultheiss, P., & Cheng, K. (2012).  Visual cue learning and odometry in guiding the search behavior of desert ants Melophorus bagoti in artificial channels.  Behavioural Processes, 91, 298-303.

Wystrach, A., Beugnon, G., & Cheng, K. (2012).  Ants might use different view-matching strategies on and off the route.  Journal of Experimental Biology, 215, 44-55.

Cheng, K., Huttenlocher, J., & Newcombe, N. S. (2013).  25 years of research on the use of geometry in spatial reorientation: A current theoretical perspective.  Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 20, 10333-1054 (DOI 10.3758/s13423-013-0416-1).

Perry, C. J., Barron, A. B., & Cheng, K. (2013).  Invertebrate learning and cognition: relating phenomena to neural substrate.  WIREs Cognitive Science,  doi: 10.1002/wcs.1248.

Reynolds, A. M., Schultheiss, P., & Cheng, K. (2013).  Are Lvy flight patterns derived from the Weber–Fechner law in distance estimation?  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 67, 1219-1226 (DOI 10.1007/s00265-013-1549-y).

Schultheiss, P., & Cheng, K. (2013).  Finding food: outbound searcing behaviour in the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagotiBehavioral Ecology, 24, 128-135.

Schultheiss, P., Wystrach, A., Legge, E. L. G., & Cheng, K. (2013).  Information content of visual scenes influences systematic search of desert ants.  Journal of Experimental Biology, 216, 742-749.  doi: 10.1242/jeb.075077.

Wystrach, A., Schwarz, S., Baniel, A., & Cheng, K. (2013).  Backtracking behaviour in lost ants: an additional strategy in their navigational toolkit.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280, 20131677.

Cheng, K., Schultheiss, P., Schwarz, S., Wystrach, A., & Wehner, R. (2014).  Beginnings of a synthetic approach to desert ant navigation.  Behavioural Processes, 102, 51-61 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2013.10.001.

Reynolds, A. M., Schultheiss, P., & Cheng, K. (2014).  Does the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti approximate a Lvy search by an intrinsic bi-modal walk?  Journal of Theoretical Biology, 340, 17-22.

Kelaiah, I., Kavakli, M., & Cheng, K. (2014).  Associations between simulator sickness and visual complexity of a virtual scene.  Frontiers in Psychological and Behavioral Science, 3, 27-35.

Wystrach, A., Schwarz, S., Schultheiss, P., Baniel, A., & Cheng, K. (2014).  Multiple sources of celestial compass information in the Central Australian desert ant Melophorus bagoti.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 200, 591-601.

Julle-Daniere, E., Schultheiss, P., Wystrach, A., Schwarz, S., Nooten, S. S., Bibost, A.-L., & Cheng, K. (2014).  Visual matching in the orientation of desert ants (Melophorus bagoti): The effect of changing skyline height.  Ethology, 120, 783-792.

Wystrach, A., Philippides, A., Aurejac, A., Cheng, K., & Graham, P. (2014).  Visual scanning behaviours and their role in the navigation of the Australian desert ant Melophorus bagotiJournal of Comparative Physiology A, 200, 615-626.

Andrew, S. C., Perry, C. J.,  Barron, A. B.,  Berthon, K.,  Peralta, V.,  & Cheng, K. (2014).  Peak shift in honey bee olfactory learning.  Animal Cognition,  17, 1177-1186.

Schwarz, S., Julle-Daniere, E., Morin, L., Schultheiss, P., Wystrach, A., Ives, J., & Cheng, K. (2014).  Desert ants (Melophorus bagoti) navigating with robustness to distortions of the natural panorama.  Insectes Sociaux, DOI 10.1007/s00040-014-0364-4

Legge, E. L. G., Wystrach, A., Spetch, M. L., & Cheng, K. (2014). Combining sky and Earth: Desert ants (Melophorus bagoti) show weighted integration of celestial and terrestrial cues.  Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 4159-4166.

Cheng, K., & Freas, C. A. (2015).  Path integration, views, search, and matched filters: The contributions of Rdiger Wehner to the study of orientation and navigation.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201, 517-532.

Schultheiss, P., Reynolds, A. M., & Cheng, K. (2015).  Searching behavior in social Hymenoptera.  Learning and Motivation, 50, 59-67.

Chang, L.-H., Barron, A. B., & Cheng, K. (2015).  Effects of the juvenile hormone analogue methoprene on rate of behavioural development, foraging performance and navigation in honey bees (Apis mellifera).  Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 1715-1724.

Ushitani, T., Perry, C. J., Cheng, K., & Barron, A. B. (2016). Accelerated behavioural development changes fine-scale search behaviour and spatial memory in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.).   Journal of Experimental Biology, 219, 412-418.

Schultheiss, P., Wystrach, A., Schwarz, S., Tack, A., Delor, J., Nooten, S. S., Bibost, A.-L., Freas, C. A., & Cheng, K. (2016). Crucial role of ultraviolet light for desert ants in determining direction from the terrestrial panorama.  Animal Behaviour, 115, 19-28.

Schultheiss, P., Stannard, T., Pereira, S., Reynolds, A. M., Wehner, R., & Cheng, K. (2016). Similarities and differences in path integration and search in two species of desert ants inhabiting a visually rich and a visually barren habitat.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 70, 1319-1329.

Wehner, R., Hoinville, T., Cruse, H., & Cheng, K. (2016).  Steering intermediate courses: desert ants combine information from various navigational routines.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A202, 459-472.

Freas, C. A., Narendra, A., & Cheng, K. (2017).  Compass cues used by a nocturnal bull ant, Myrmecia midasJournal of Experimental Biology, 220, 1678-1585.

Freas, C. A., Whyte, C., & Cheng, K. (2017).  Skyline retention and retroactive interference in the navigating Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagotiJournal of Comparative Physiology A, 203, 353-367.

Freas, C. A., & Cheng, K. (2017).  Learning and time-dependent cue choice in the desert ant, Melophorus bagotiEthology, 123, 503-515.

Freas, C. A., Narendra, A., Lemesle, C., & Cheng, K. (2017).  Polarized light use in the nocturnal bull ant, Myrmecia midasRoyal Society Open Science, 4, 170598.  http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/8/170598

Cheng, K. (in press).  Cognition beyond representation: Varieties of situated cognition in animals.  Comparative Cognition & Behavior Reviews, in press. Accepted August 2017.

Schwarz, S., Wystrach, A., & Cheng, K. (2017).  Ants’ navigation in an unfamiliar environment is influenced by their experience of a familiar route.  Scientific Reports, 7, 14161. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14036-1

Freas, C. A., & Cheng, K. (2018).  Limits of vector calibration in the Australian desert ant, Melophorus bagotiInsectes Sociaux, in press. Accepted November 2017.

Freas, C. A., Wystrach, A., Narendra, A., & Cheng, K. (2018).  The view from the trees: Nocturnal bull ants, Myrmecia midas, use the surrounding panorama while descending from trees.  Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 16. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00016/full

Refereed Full Conference Papers

Kartiko, I., Kavakli, M., & Cheng, K. (2009).  The impacts of animated-virtual actors’ visual complexity and simulator sickness in virtual reality applications. In B. Werner (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2009 6th International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (pp. 147-152). IEEE Computer Society. pdf

Reviews and Short Communications

Gallistel, C.R., & Cheng, K. (1985). A modular sense of place? (A comment on J.A. Fodor's precis of The Modularity of Mind.) The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 8, 11-12.

Cheng, K. (1998). Review of W.A. Roberts, The Principles of Animal Cognition (McGraw-Hill, 1998). Animal Behaviour, 55, 1409-1410.

Cheng, K. (2001). Object identity and Tinbergen's four whys. Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 20, 193-199.

Cheng, K. (2001). Generalization and Tinbergen's four whys. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 24, 660-661.

Cheng, K. (2004). Review of K.J. Jeffery (Ed.), The neurobiology of spatial behaviour. Animal Cognition, 7, 199-200.

Cheng, K. (2004). What makes us tick: clocks in the brain. Review of W.H. Meck (Ed.), Functional and neural mechanisms of interval timing. Animal Cognition, 7, 267-268.

Cheng, K. (2005). Review of Evolutionary Psychology: An Introduction, by L. Workman & W. Reader, 2004. Educational Psychology, 25, 439-440.

Cheng, K. (2005). Goldfish matching geometric and featural cues: A re-interpretation of some of the data of Vargas Lpez, Salas, and Thinus-Blanc (2004). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 119, 455-457.

Cheng, K. (2005) Promoting a Tinbergian approach to animal behavior. Review of The Behavior of Animals: Mechanisms, Function, and Evolution, Johan J. Bolhuis and Luc-Alain Giraldeau (Eds.) (Malden, MA, Oxford, U.K., Carlton, Australia: Blackwell Publishing, 2004, 515 pages). Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 287-289.

Cheng, K. (2010).  Review of Cognitive Ecology II, edited by R. Dukas & J. M. Ratcliffe. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press (2009).  Animal Behaviour, 79, 1401-1402.

Cheng, K. (2010).  Q & A. Current Biology, 20, R463-464. pdf

Kelly, D. M., & Cheng, K. (2014).  Editorial: A synthetic aproach to comparative cognition.  Behavioural Processes, 102, 1-2.

Cheng, K., & Ronacher, B. (2015).  Editorial: A champion of organismal biology.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201, 513-515.

Cheng, K. (2015).  Answer (in part) blowing in the wind
Comment on “Liberating Lvy walk research from the shackles of optimal foraging” by A. Reynolds.  Physics of Life Reviews, 14, 90-93.

Cheng, K. (2016).  A new direction for grid cells.  Learning & Behavior, 44, 2-3.

Chapters in Books

Cheng, K., & Gallistel, C.R. (1984). Testing the geometric power of a spatial representation. In H.L. Roitblat, H.S. Terrace, & T.G. Bever (Eds.), Animal Cognition (pp. 409-423). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Cheng, K. (1987). Rats use the geometry of surfaces for navigation. In P. Ellen & C. Thinus-Blanc (Eds.), Cognitive Processes and Spatial Orientation in Animal and Man. Volume I: Experimental Animal Psychology and Ethology (pp. 153-159). Dordrecht: Nijhoff.

Cheng, K. (1992). Three psychophysical principles in the processing of spatial and temporal information. In W.K. Honig & J.G. Fetterman (Eds.), Cognitive Aspects of Stimulus Control (pp. 69-88). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Cheng, K. (1995). Landmark-based spatial memory in the pigeon. In D.L. Medin (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Vol. 33 (pp. 1-21). New York: Academic Press.

Cheng, K., & Spetch, M.L. (1998). Mechanisms of landmark use in mammals and birds. In S.D. Healy (Ed.) Spatial Representation in Animals (pp. 1-17). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cheng, K. (1999). Rappresentazione della spatio. In P.P.G. Bateson & E. Alleva (Eds.), The Biology of Behaviour (219-229). Volume 4 of the series Frontiere della Vita, from Enciclopedia Italiana.

Cheng K., & Spetch, M.L. (2001). Landmark-based spatial memory in pigeons. Cyberchapter in R.G. Cook (ed.) Avian Visual Cognition. http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/avc/toc. html link to chapter

Cheng, K. (2006). Arthropod navigation: Ants, bees, crabs, spiders finding their way. In E.A. Wasserman and T.R. Zentall (Eds.), Comparative cognition: Experimental explorations of animal intelligence (pp. 189-209). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cheng, K., & Newcombe, N.S. (2006). Geometry, features, and orientation in vertebrate animals: A pictorial review. In M.F. Brown & R.G. Cook (eds.) Comparative Spatial Cognition. Cyberbook: http://www.pigeon.psy.tufts.edu/asc/. html link to chapter

Cheng, K. (2008).  Geometry and navigation.  In M.E. Jefferies & W.K. Yeap (eds.), Robotics and cognitive approaches to spatial mapping (pp. 145-161).  Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. (Please email me to request a pdf.)

Cheng, K., & Crystal, J.D. (2008). Learning to time intervals.  In R. Menzel (ed.), Learning theory and behavior (pp. 341-364).  Volume 1 of Learning and memory: A comprehensive reference, 4 volumes (J. Byrne ed.).  Oxford: Elsevier.

Cheng, K. (2010).  Common principles shared by spatial and other kinds of cognition.  In F. L. Dolins & R. W. Mitchell (Eds.), Spatial cognition, spatial perception: mapping the self and space (pp. 54-74).  Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Cheng, K. (2010).  Behavioral ecology of insect cognition: universals and particulars.  In W. Zeng & H. Liu (Eds.), Behavioral and chemical ecology (pp. 173-193).  New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Wiener, J., Shettleworth, S., Bingman, V. P., Cheng, K., Healy, S., Jacobs, L. F., Jeffery, K. J., Mallot, H. A., Menzel, R., & Newcombe, N. S. (2011).  Animal navigation: A synthesis.  In R. Menzel & J. Fischer (Eds.), Animal thinking: Contemporary issues in comparative cognition (pp. 51-76).  Cambridge, MA, London: MIT Press.

Cheng, K. (2012).  Arthropod navigation: Ants, bees, crabs, spiders finding their way.  In T. R. Zentall and E. A. Wasserman (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of comparative cognition (pp. 347-365).  New York: Oxford University Press.

Cheng K. (2012).  Testing mathematical laws of behavior in the honey bee.  In C.G. Galizia, D. Eisenhardt, & M. Giurfa (Eds.), Honeybee neurobiology and behavior: A tribute to Randolf Menzel (pp. 457-470).  Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer.

Cheng, K., & Graham, P. (2013).  Spatial memory: Place learning, piloting, and route knowledge.  In D. Waller & L. Nadel (Eds.), Handbook of spatial cognition (pp. 137-153).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wehner, R., Cheng, K., & Cruse, H. (2014). Visual navigation strategies in insects: lessons from desert ants. In J.S. Werner & L.M. Chalupa (Eds.), New Visual Neurosciences (pp. 1153-1164).  Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

 


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