Meet Scott A. Husband
Associate Professor, Psychology
Phone: (813) 257-3605
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1992 University of South Florida, B.A.
1998 University of South Florida, M.A.
2004 University of South Florida, Ph.D.
Statistics and Experimental Methods I
Fundamentals of Biopsychology & Learning
Careers in Psychology
Scott Husband is a behavioral neuroscientist who studies comparative brain anatomy and cognition. In particular, he employs animal models (e.g., birds) to gain insight into brain evolution and how neural circuits and neurochemistry contribute to cognitive flexibility in both humans and other animals.
Currently, there are three lines of research Scott Husband is engaged in. One is the evolution of brain regions responsible for cognitive flexibility, associated with the neurotransmitter dopamine. He has published work on brain anatomy and behavior related to these processes, most recently presenting at the International Convention of Psychological Science in Brussels, Belgium (2023). He was also interviewed about his research for the podcast Here We Are: Weekly Interviews with Scientists Around the World (2020).
Second, Husband is interested in the evolution of consciousness and to what extent it is present in other animals - he published an invited commentary on this topic in the journal Animal Sentience (2018) and did an interview on the topic for The Consciousness Podcast (2018).
Third, Husband is currently working with colleagues in the UT Department of Psychology on a National Science Foundation grant to purchase EEG equipment to investigate brain activity before and after mindfulness meditation, with an interest in the effects of meditation training on the brain's executive function, attention and cognitive flexibility.
2017 Excellence in Teaching Award – College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa
2011 Ping Faculty Development Fellowship (Council on International Educational Exchange; CIEE). Support for an International Faculty Development Seminar to study Tibetan cultural regions in China