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Daniel Montoya, Ph.D.

At FSU since 2005

Daniel MontoyaDr. Daniel Montoya earned his B.S. and Ph. D, degree from the National University of Cordoba in Argentina in 1998. His terminal degree was the result of several years of effort at the Medical Research Institute Mercedes and Martin Ferreyra, studying the effects of different hormonal treatments on hippocampal plasticity. On the same week after finishing his doctorate, he took a flight to North Carolina were he spend the next three years at Duke University, as a postdoctoral research assistant, studying the effects of cholinergic prenatal treatment on hippocampal plasticity at a behavioral and neurophysiological level. After a short period of time in Wake Forest University, he moved to Bowling Green State University, in Ohio, where he continued his studies on the septo-hippocampal system and the effects of GABAergic and cholinergic lesions on brain plasticity.
Dr. Montoya is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Fayetteville State University. Cognitive Neuroscience is his main area of expertise and his teaching interests focus on biological psychology, psychopharmacology and cognitive psychology, while finfing time to be the webmaster for the Department webpage. He also has a long standing interest in the “hard problem” of consciousness and its philosophical implications, together with a pragmatic and emotional attachment to Ambient, Deep House and Chill-out music. He plays synthesizers and imagine the social use of robots on his free time.


Personal Website

Master Theses

Sheila Reid - Association Between Attachment Theory and Working Memory in Younger Adults. Spring 2016.

Jacques ArrieuxA Comparison of CVLT-II Score Substitutions with WMS-IV Verbal Paired Associates Scores in a Sample of Active Duty Soldiers with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Spring 2011.

Alissa Baker-Oglesbee - Testing the efficacy of robot-to-human goal directed actions - Fall 2011.

Nicole Bies-Hernandez - Memory and Attention: The Effects of Attentional Cueing Manipulations on Visual and Auditory Working Memory - Fall 2008.



Book Chapters

Montoya, D. (2015) The Face as a Dynamical System: Embodiment in the Time of Machines. Emotional Expression: The Brain and The Face (Volume 6), Chapter: 2, Publisher: FEELAb Science Books, Editors: A. Freitas-magalhães, pp.87-115.

Montoya, D. (2013). Robotic Emotions: Cognitive Models and the Search for the Upset Robot. In Freitas-Magalhaes (Ed.), "Emotional Expression: The Brain and The Face" (Volume 5). FEELabs Science Books. Pgs. 197-216. Pgs. 94-113.

Montoya, D. (2013). Introducing Micro-expressions: From the Lab to Clinical Applications. in Handbook on Facial Expression of Emotion. Porto: Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa.

Montoya, D., Bofill, A., Gill, S. (2012). Faulty Plasticity: A Common Thread Connecting Neurological Diseases. In Gale N. McMahon and Rich G. Buckner (Ed.), Synaptic Plasticity: Cell Biology, Regulation and Role in Disease. Nova Publishers. Pgs 101-126.

Montoya, D., Baker-Oglesbee, A., Bhattacharya, S. (2012). What the Robot Sees, What the Hu- man Feels: Robotic Face Detection and the Human Emotional Response. In A. Freitas- Magalhae (Ed.), Emotional Expression III: the Brain and the Face. 3rd Volume: Studies in Brain, Face and Emotion (pp. 43-71). Porto: Edições Universidade Fernando Pessoa. Pgs. 43-74.

Magazine article

Darwin o el Infierno: Evolucion en el texto biblico. By Daniel Montoya. Revista Cronopios. 38 Edicion. February 2013. >>> Leer Nota

Journal Articles

López-Martín, S., Albert, J., Tapia, M., Montoya, D., Carretié, L. (2012). The role of the anterior cingulate cortex in emotional response inhibition. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2147-2160.

Montoya, D. (2011). Synaptic Plasticity In Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Using Non-Invasive Protocols. Revista Neurociências, 19(4), 711-717.

Montoya, D. (2011). La mayoría de edad de la Potenciación de Larga Duración: plasticidad sináptica y diagnostico temprano del Alzheimer. Neurologia Argentina, 3(2), 117-119.

Montoya, D., Bitaubé, J. A., Lopez-Martin, S. (2010). All Together Now: Long Term Potentiation In The Human Cortex. Revista de Neurología, 51(6), 367-74.

Levin, E. D., Rezvani, A. H., Montoya, D., Rose, J. E., Swartzwelder, H. S. (2003). Adolescent- onset nicotine self-administration modeled in female rat. Psychopharmacology, 169, 141-149.

Guo-Ross, S., Clarck, S., Montoya, D., Wilson, W., Obernier, J., Shetty, A., White, A., Blusztajn, J., Wilson, W. A., Swartzwelder, S. H. (2002). Prenatal Choline Supplementation Protects Against Postnatal Neurotoxicity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 22(RC195), 1-6.

Grobin, S., Mathew, S., Montoya, D., Jones, K., Morrow, L., Swartzwelder, S. H. (2001). Age- related differences in neuroesteriod potentiation of muscimol-stimulated 36 Cl- flux following chronic ethanol treatment. Neuroscience, 105, 1547-552.

Montoya, D., White, A., Williams, A., Blusztajn, K., Meck, W., Swartzwelder, H. S. (2000). Prena- tal Choline Exposure Alters Hippocampal Responsiveness to Cholinergic Stimulation in Adulthood. Developmental Brian Research, 123, 25-32.

Montoya, D., Swartzwelder, H. S. (2000). Prenatal choline supplementation alters hippocampal N- methyl-D-aspartate receptor-mediated neurotransmission in adult rats. Neuroscience Letters, 296, 85-88.

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