I was in the Behavioural Ecology Research Group for my D.Phil. (2004-2008), during which I investigated the behavioural mechanisms and adaptive implications of context-dependent valuation of foraging options by European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris).
At present, I have a postdoctoral position in the Applied Animal Behaviour Group at the Centre for Renewable Natural Resources of the Semi-Arid Region (CERZOS in Spanish) in my hometown Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Here, I study the consequences of early experience and learning on food selection and complementary diets in sheep.
More broadly, beyond rats, starlings, and sheep, I am interested in understanding human and nonhuman animal behaviour under the light of evolution.
Freidin, E., Aw, J. & Kacelnik, A. (2009). Sequential and simultaneous choices: Testin ghte diet selection and sequential choice models. Behavioural Processes, 80, 3, 218-223.DOI 10.1016/j.beproc.2008.12.001
Mustaca, A.E., Freidin, E., & Papini, M.R. (2002). Extinction of consummatory behavior in rats. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 15, 1, 1-10.
Freidin, E. & Mustaca, E.A. (2004). Frustration effects upon sexual behaviour in male rats. Learning & Behavior, 32, 3, 311-320. [PDF]
Freidin, E, Kamenetzky, G, & Mustaca, A.E. (2005). Anxiolytic-like effect of ejaculation upon frustration. Learning & Behavior, 33, 3, 277-286. [PDF]
Freidin, E. & Mustaca, A.E. (2001). Kandel´s theoretical contributions to psychology and psychiatry. Medicina, Buenos Aires, 61, 898-902.
Mustaca, E.A., Marteli, M.I., & Freidin, E. (2003). Frustration and food intake. Journal of the Research Institute. Faculty of Psychology UBA, 8, 2, 129-140.
Freidin, E., Fernández, G.A., & Pitoni, D.C. (2004). Psychopathology and the brain. Suma Psicológica, 11, 2, 231-246.
Freidin, E., Trejo, M.E., & Mustaca, E.A. (2005). Overlearning and restatement in consummatory extinction. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología, 37, 1, 167-180.