Presentations

Awards:

2015

Ron Weisman Outstanding Student Presentation Award (1st place) at 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition for presentation: Neural response to conspecific call notes varies with experience in chickadees. 

2014

Society for Neuroscience Graduate Student Travel Award for 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Best Student Paper Award (1st place) at 21st Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition for presentation: Perception of male and female song by black-capped chickadees.

2013

Award in the Animal Bioacoustics student competition (2nd place) at 21st International Congress on Acoustics conference in Montreal for presentation: Categories, concepts, and calls: Auditory perceptual mechanisms and cognitive abilities across different types of birds.

Conference Presentations:

2017

International:

Sturdy, C.B., Hahn, A.H., Guillette, L.M., Hoeschele, M., Otter, K.A., & Ratcliffe, L.M. (2017, April). Chickadee song discrimination: Relationship between acoustic preference and discrimination accuracy. Paper presented at 24th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, Florida).

Campbell, K.A., Hahn, A.H., Congdon, J.V., Scully, E.N., & Sturdy, C.B. (2017, April). Ability to categorize sex of vocalizing birds may depend on vocalization type in black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). Paper presented at 24th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, Florida).

Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., Yip, D.A., Campbell, K.A., Scully, E.N., Bayne, E.M., & Sturdy, C.B. (2017, April). An investigation of the effect of signal degradation on perceived predator threat. Paper presented at 24th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, Florida).

Scully, E.N., Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., Schuldhaus, B.C., Campbell, K.A., Wilson, D.R., Mennill, D.J., & Sturdy, C.B. (2017, April). ZENK expression in black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) as a function of D note number and duty cycle. Paper presented at 24th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, Florida).

Local:

Gastrock, R.Q., Campbell, K.A., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2017, March). Sex-related differences in the acoustics of the chick-a-dee calls of the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus): Somatic influences. Poster presented at 31st Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta).

Schuldhaus, B.C., Scully, E.N., Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., Campbell, K.A., Wilson, D.R., Mennill, D.J., & Sturdy, C.B. (2017, March). The influence of varying D note number and duty cycle on ZENK expression in black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). Poster presented at 31st Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta).

Skurdal, A.M.M., Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., Paszkowski, C.A., & Sturdy, C.B. (2017, March).Black-capped chickadee behavioural responses to mammalian and avian predators of varying threat levels. Poster presented at 31st Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta).

2016

International:

Hahn, A.H., Merullo, D.P., Spool, J.A., Angyal, C.S., Stevenson, S.A., & Riters, L.V. (2016, August). Reward associated with affiliative singing and endocannabinoid-related gene expression in male European starlings. Poster presented at 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

Spool, J.A., Angyal, C.S., Hahn, A.H., Stevenson, S.A., & Riters, L.V. (2016, August). Reward-related genes in the medial preoptic nucleus relate to the reward-value of hearing male song in female European starlings. Poster presented at 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

Hoeschele, M., Bowling, D.L., Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2016, July). Do other animals perceive cross-cultural features of music? Paper presented at 14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, (San Francisco, CA).

Hahn, A.H., Merullo, D.P., Spool, J.A., Angyal, C.S., Stevenson, S.A., & Riters, L.V. (2016, April). Endocannabinoid expression and reward associated with affiliative singing in male European starlings. Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL).

Sturdy, C.B., Hahn, A.H., Hoang, J., McMillan, N., Campbell, K.A., & Congdon, J.V. (2016, April). Biological salience influences song discrimination: Evidence from chickadees and neural networks. Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL).

Campbell, K.A., Hahn, A.H., Congdon, J.V., & Sturdy, C.B. (2016, April). Are there sex differences in individual notes of black-capped chickadee chick-a-dee calls? Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL).

Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., McMillan, N., & Sturdy, C.B. (2016, April). Dissociation of threat level and behavior: Differences between conspecific and heterospecific signals. Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL).

Scully, E.N., Hahn, A.H., Campbell, K.A., McMillan, N., Congdon, J.V., & Sturdy, C.B. (2016, April). A re-examination of ZENK expression following hetero- and conspecific playback in the zebra finch auditory forebrain. Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL).

Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., Cook, R.G., Wagner, B., Brooks, D.I., & Sturdy, C.B. (2016, April). Pitch perception in birds and humans. Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL).

National:

Sturdy, C.B., Campbell, K.A., Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., McMillan, N., & Scully, E. (2016, June). Category perception in songbirds: Moving from perceptual to functional. Invited paper to be presented at 26th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario.

Local:

Intaprasert, T., Scully, E.N., Hahn, A.H., Campbell, K.A., McMillan, N., Congdon, J.V., & Sturdy, C.B. (2016, March). The effects of conspecific and heterospecific vocalizations on ZENK expression in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) auditory forebrain. Poster presented at 30th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta).

2015

International:

Hahn, A.H., Yong, J.J.H., Campbell, K.A., Congdon, J.V., Hoang, J., McMillan, N., Scully, E.N., & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, October). Discrimination of conspecific and heterospecific call notes with acoustic similarity. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, (Chicago, IL).

Hahn, A.H., Guillette, L.M., Lee, D., McMillan, N., Hoang, J., & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, October). Differential effects of experience on immediate early gene response in black-capped chickadees. Poster presented at 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), (Chicago, IL).

Hahn, A.H., Guillette, L.M., Lee, D., McMillan, N., Hoang, J., & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, April). Neural response to conspecific call notes varies with experience in chickadees. 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)
*Ron Weisman Outstanding Student Presentation Award (1st place)

Sturdy, C.B., Hahn, A.H., Lee, D., McMillan, N., & Hoang, J. (2015, April). Vocal and neural responses of chickadees to conspecific and heterospecific calls. 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Campbell, K.A., Hahn, A.H., Congdon, J.V., & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, April). Sex-specific acoustic features contained in the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) chick-a-dee call. 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., McMillan, N., Avey, M.T., & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, April). Chickadee behavioural response to varying threat levels of predator and conspecific calls. 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Hoang, J., Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Cervantes, D., McMillan, N., Congdon, J.V., Campbell, K.A., Weisman, R.G., & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, April). Intra- and inter-octave tests of human and black-capped chickadee octave perception. 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

McMillan, N., Spetch, M.L., Pisklak, J.M., Hahn, A.H., Hoang, J., Congdon, J.V., Campbell, K.A., & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, April). Temporal structure is key to midsession reversal performance in pigeons and chickadees. 22nd Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Local:

Yong, J.J.H., Hahn, A.H., Campbell, K.A., Congdon, J.V., Hoang, J., McMillan, N., Scully, E. & Sturdy, C.B. (2015, April). Discrimination of acoustically similar Parid and Estrildid vocalizations by black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus). 29th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference (Edmonton, Alberta)

2014

International:

Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Lee, D., Hoang, J., McMillan, N., Otter, K.A., & Sturdy, C.B. (2014, November). Lateralization of immediate early gene expression in response to dominance cues within male song. Poster to be presented at 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), (Washington, D.C.)
*Awarded Society for Neuroscience Graduate Student Travel Award

Hahn, A.H., Guillette, L.M., Lee, D., McMillan, N., Hoang, J., & Sturdy, C.B. (2014, November). Effects of early experience on immediate early gene response to conspecific call notes in black-capped chickadees. Birdsong4: Rhythms and Clues from Neurons to Behavior, (Washington, D.C.)

Zhai, Y., Dasog, M., Snitynsky, R.B., Purkait, T.K., Hahn, A.H., Sturdy, C.B., Lowary, T.L., & Veinot, J.G.C. (2014, June). Water-soluble luminescent sugar and amino acid functionalized Si nanocrystals for biology applications. 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B.  (2014, March). Perception of male and female song by black-capped chickadees. 21st Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)
*Best Student Paper Award (1st place)

Sturdy, C.B., Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Lee, D., Hoang, J., McMillan, & Otter, K.A. (2014, March). Lateralization of dominance-related immediate early gene expression. 21st Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Local

Campbell, K., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2014, March). Features indicating the sex of the caller in the chick-a-dee call of black-capped chickadess (Poecile atricapillus). 28th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference (Edmonton, Alberta)

Congdon, J.V., Hahn, A.H., McMillan, N., Avey, M.T., & Sturdy, C.B. (2014, March). Chickade vocal response to threat-level varies with signaler. 28th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference (Edmonton, Alberta)

Lee, D., Hahn, A.H., Hoang, J., McMillan, N., Guillette, L.M., & Sturdy, C.B. (2014, March). ZENK expression in response to conspecific D notes in hand-reared black-capped chickadees. 28th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference (Edmonton, Alberta)

Robertson, R. Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2014, March). Vocal response of black-capped and mountain chickadees to conspecific and heterospecific calls. 28th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference (Edmonton, Alberta)

2013

International:

Hahn, A.H., Avey, M.T., Krysler, A., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, November). Black-capped chickadee fee-bee song: Immediate early gene expression, song production, and song perception in males and females. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, (San Diego, CA)

Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, November). Individual differences in learning and exploratory behaviour: Evidence for speed-accuracy trade-offs in black-capped chickadees. International Conference on Individual Differences, The 20th Royal Dutch Zoological Society Conference, (Groningen, Netherlands)

Weisman, R.G., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, November). Octave equivalence testing humans and black-capped chickadees. 54th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Weisman, R.G., Hoang, J., Hoeschele, M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, November). Perception of octave equivalence is highly context dependent. 12th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM), (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Hoeschele, M., Weisman R.G., Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, October). Do other species show octave generalization? Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Hahn, A.H., Guillette, L.M., Hoeschele, M., Cook, R.G., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, June). Categories, concepts, and calls: Auditory perceptual mechanisms and cognitive abilities across different types of birds [Invited]. Joint meeting of the 21st International Congress on Acoustics, 165th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, and the 52nd meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association, (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
*Best Student Paper Award in the Animal Bioacoustics student competition (2nd place)

Hahn, A.H., Krysler, A., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, March). Female song production by black-capped chickadees: Sex differences in song acoustic features. 20th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Local:

Hahn, A.H., Krysler, A., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, March). Song production by female black-capped chickadees: Acoustic features contain sex and identify information. 27th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta)

Lee, D., Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Otter, K.A., & Sturdy, C.B. (2013, March). ZENK immediate early gene expression in female black-capped chickadees in response to songs produced by dominant or subordinate males. 27th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta)

2012

International:

Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Mennill, D. Otter, Ken, Grava, T., & Sturdy, C.B. (2012, March). Geographic song discrimination by black-capped chickadees. 19th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Guillette, L.M., Hoeschele, M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2012, March). Long-term memory for an auditory discrimination in chickadees. 19th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

Local:

Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Mennill, D. Otter, Ken, Grava, T., & Sturdy, C.B. (2012, March). Discrimination of fee-bee songs based on geography in black-capped chickadees. 26th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta)

Guillette, L.M., Hoeschele, M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B (2012, March). Long-term memory for an auditory discrimination in chickadees. 26th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta)

Lee., D., Hoeschele, M., Weisman, R.G., Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2012, March). Black-capped chickadees fail to demonstrate octave generalization. 26th Annual Joseph R. Royce Research Conference, (Edmonton, Alberta)

2011

International:

Guillette, L.M., Hoeschele, M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2011, November). A comparative account of stimulus control in acoustic species-based discriminations. Fall Meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, (Seattle, WA)

Hoeschele, M., Cook, R.G., Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B (2011, November). Abstract concept learning in black-capped chickadee. Fall Meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, (Seattle, WA)

Hoeschele, M., Weisman, R.G., Guillette, L.M., Hahn, A.H., & Sturdy, C.B. (2011, July). Pitch chroma and height perception in humans and black-capped chickadees. 48th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, (Bloomington, IN)

Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Mennill, D. Otter, Ken, Grava, T., & Sturdy, C.B. (2011, March). Dominance and geographic cues in black-capped chickadee songs. 18th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, (Melbourne Beach, FL)

National:

Hahn, A.H., Hoeschele, M., Guillette, L.M., Mennill, D. Otter, Ken, Grava, T., & Sturdy, C.B. (2011, June). Acoustic features in black-capped chickadee song contain dominance and geographic information. [Invited]. 21st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Sciences, (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

2010

International:

Hahn, A.H., & Andronis, P.T. (2010, May). Headbanging by pigeons: II. A systematic replication and extension of an animal model of psychopathology. Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Convention, (San Antonio, TX)

2008

Local:

Andronis, P.T., Hahn, A., Madigan, J., & Hillhouse, T. (2008, March). Comparison of operant behavior in individual and schooled fishes: some preliminary data. Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan (BAAM) Convention, (Ypsilanti, MI)

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