Armando Machado

Armando Machado
Integrated Member
Cognition Team

Armando Machado’s research focuses on the senses of time and number in animals, in how they discriminate the duration of events and the numerosity of stimuli. In most of his studies, he contrasts the results of laboratory experiments, mostly with pigeons, with the predictions of simple mathematical models of temporal and numerical learning. 

Main 5 publications

Cambraia, R., Vasconcelos, M., Jozefowiez, J., & Machado, A. (2019). Biasing performance through differential payoff in a temporal bisection task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 45(1), 75-94. doi:10.1037/xan0000192
Carvalho, M., Machado, A., & Vasconcelos, M. (2016). Animal timing: a synthetic approach. Animal Cognition, 19, 707-732. doi:10.1007/s10071-016-0977-2
Machado, A., Malheiro, M. T., & Erlhagen, W. (2009). Learning to time: a perspective. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 92, 423–458. doi:10.1901/jeab.2009.92-423
Machado, A. (1997). Learning the temporal dynamics of behavior. Psychological Review, 104, 241-265. doi:10.1037/0033-295x.104.2.241
Lourenço, O., & Machado, A. (1996). In defense of Piaget’s theory: A reply to ten common criticisms. Psychological Review, 103, 143-164. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.103.1.143