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Lucia Lazarowski

Lab members hail from all over, united by a pursuit of scientific truth and sharing labcoats

Adam Goodman


Durham, North Carolina

Graduated From:

University of North Carolina Wilmington (M.A.)

Research Interests:

Animal cognition and behavior in general, with a particular interest in canine cognition. This ranges from improving our understanding of how dogs' brains work through fMRI to improving their welfare and behavior as pets, in shelters, and in working dog roles.

Sample Work:

Lazarowski, L., & Dorman, D. C. (2015). A comparison of pet and purpose-bred research dog (Canis familiaris) performance on human-guided object-choice tasks. Behavioural processes, 110, 60-67.

Sherman, B. L., Gruen, M. E., Case, B. C., Foster, M. L., Fish, R. E., Lazarowski, L., ... & Dorman, D. C. (2015). A Test for the Evaluation of Emotional Reactivity in Labrador Retrievers Used for Explosives Detection.Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.

Lazarowski, L., & Dorman, D. C. (2014). Explosives detection by military working dogs: olfactory generalization from components to mixtures. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 151, 84-93.

Lazarowski, L., Foster, M. L., Gruen, M. E., Sherman, B. L., Case, B. C., Fish, R. E., ... & Dorman, D. C. (2014). Acquisition of a visual discrimination and reversal learning task by Labrador retrievers. Animal cognition, 17(3), 787-792.


Playing with dogs, being in or near water, eating dessert, feigning an interest in football.

Favorite Quote:

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx