Dr Sebastian Daryl McBride

PhD, BSc

Dr Sebastian Daryl McBride

Lecturer in Biological Science

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All undergraduate and postgraduate appointments can be made via my appointment calendar accessible here.

Dr Sebastian McBride is a Liverpool (BSc.) and Edinburgh (PhD.) graduate who first took up a lectureship position at Aberystwyth in 1996 in what was the Institute of Rural Sciences. He left the Institute in 2005 to extend his research interests in cognitive robotics in the Department of Computer Science (Aberystwyth) and then cognitive neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. He has returned to Aberystwyth University in 2016 to take up an appointment as lecturer in Biosciences.

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All undergraduate and postgraduate appointments can be made via my appointment calendar accessible here.

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Research

Dr Sebastian McBride is involved in a number of research projects based around cognition and the neurophysiological control of behaviour. In particular, he is currently working on: animal cognition markers of human neurodegenerative disease, neurophysiological mechanisms underpinning repetitive behavioural disorders and cognitive enrichment in farm and captive animal species.

Publications

McBride, S & Hemmings, A 2009, 'A Neurologic Perspective of Equine Stereotypy' Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, vol 29, no. 1, pp. 10-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jevs.2008.11.008
Innes, L & McBride, SD 2008, 'Negative versus positive reinforcement: an evaluation of training strategies for rehabilitated horses' Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol 112, no. 3-4, pp. 357-368. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2007.08.011
Parker, M, Redhead, ES, Goodwin, D & McBride, SD 2008, 'Impaired instrumental choice in crib-biting horses (Equus caballus)' Behavioural Brain Research, vol 191, no. 1, pp. 137-140. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2008.03.009
Wolf, BT, McBride, S, Lewis, RM, Davies, MH & Haresign, W 2008, 'Estimates of the genetic parameters and repeatability of behavioural traits of sheep in an arena test' Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol 112, no. 1-2, pp. 68-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2007.07.011
Hemmings, A, McBride, SD & Hale, CE 2007, 'Perseverative responding and the aetiology of equine oral stereotypy' Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol 104, no. 1-2, pp. 143-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2006.04.031
McBride, SD & Wolf, BT 2007, 'Using multivariate statistical analysis to measure ovine temperament: stability of factor construction over time and between groups of animals' Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol 103, no. 1-2, pp. 45–58. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2006.04.030
Chiam, RS, Davies-Morel, MCG, McBride, SD, McKay, A & Ely, E 2006, 'Seasonal variations in physiological and behavioural parameters in a bachelor group of stallion ponies (Equilus caballus)' Animal Science, pp. 581-590. DOI: 10.1079/ASC200669
McBride, SD & Hemmings, A 2005, 'Altered mesoaccumbens and nigro-striatal dopamine physiology is associated with stereotypy development in a non-rodent species' Behavioural Brain Research, vol 159, no. 1, pp. 113-118. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2004.10.014
Marley, CL, Cook, R, Barrett, J, Keatinge, R, Lampkin, NH & McBride, SD 2003, 'The effect of dietary forage on the development and survival of helminth parasites in ovine faeces' Veterinary Parasitology, vol 118, no. 1-2, pp. 93-107. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2003.10.004
Cuddeford, D & McBride, SD 2001, 'The putative welfare-reducing effects of preventing equine stereotypic behaviour' Animal Welfare, vol 10, no. 2, pp. 173-189.
McBride, SD & Long, L 2001, 'Management of horses showing stereotypic behaviour, owner perception and the implications for welfare' Veterinary Record, pp. 799-802.
Roberts, K, Hemmings, A, McBride, S & Parker, M 2017, 'Developing a 3-Choice Serial Reaction Time Task for Examining Neural and Cognitive Function in an Equine Model' Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol 292, pp. 45-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.01.018
Roberts, K, Hemmings, A, McBride, S & Parker, M 2017, 'Causal factors or oral versus locomotor stereotype in the horse' Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, vol 20, pp. 37-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2017.05.003
McBride, S, Knoll, F, Stewart, J, Gonzalez, R & Morton, J 2017, 'A stop-signal task for sheep: Introduction and validation of a direct measure for the stop-signal reaction time' Animal Cognition, vol 20, no. 4, pp. 615-626. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-017-1085-7
McBride, S, Parker, M & Hemmings, A 2017, 'Applied neurophysiology of the horse: Implications for training, husbandry, and welfare' Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol 190, pp. 90-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2017.02.014
Roberts, K, Hemmings, AJ, Moore-Colyer, M, Parker, MO & McBride, SD 2016, 'Neural modulators of temperament: A multivariate approach to personality trait identification in the horse' Physiology and Behavior, vol 167, pp. 125-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.08.029
McBride, SD, Perentos, N & Morton, AJ 2016, 'A mobile, high-throughput semi-automated system for testing cognition in large non-primate animal models of Huntington disease.' Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol 265, pp. 25-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.08.025
Bulmer, L, McBride, S, Williams, K & Murray, J-A 2015, 'The effects of a high-starch or high-fibre diet on equine reactivity and handling behaviour' Applied Animal Behaviour Science, vol 165, pp. 95-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2015.01.008
McBride, SD & Parker, MO 2015, 'The disrupted basal ganglia and behavioural control: An integrative cross-domain perspective of spontaneous stereotypy' Behavioural Brain Research, vol 276, pp. 45-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.05.057
McBride, SD, Perentos, N & Morton, AJ 2015, 'Understanding the concept of a reflective surface: Can sheep improve navigational ability through the use of a mirror?' Animal Cognition, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 361-371. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-014-0807-3
McBride, S, Hülse, MS & Lee, MH 2013, 'Identifying the Computational Requirements of an Integrated Top-Down-Bottom-Up Model for Overt Visual Attention within an Active Vision System.' PLoS One, vol 8, no. 2, e54585. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054585
Hülse, MS, McBride, SD & Lee, MH 2012, 'Task Modulated Active Vision For Advanced Human-Robot Interaction' International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, vol 9, no. 3. DOI: 10.1142/S0219843612500247
Hülse, M, McBride, S & Lee, M 2011, 'Multi-modal visual attention for robotics active vision systems - A reference architecture' Paper presented at Proceedings of the AISB Symposium on Architectures for Active Vision, York, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2011 - 2011, pp. 21-29.
Hülse, MS, McBride, SD & Lee, MH 2011, Developmental robotics architecture for active vision and reaching. in Proceedings of the First Joint International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob). vol. 2, pp. 1-6, First IEEE Joint International Conference on Development and Learning, and Epigenetic Robotics 2011., Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2011.
Hülse, MS, McBride, SD, Law, JA & Lee, MH 2010, 'Integration of active vision and reaching from a developmental robotics perspective' IEEE Transactions on Autonomous Mental Development, vol 2, no. 4, pp. 355-367. DOI: 10.1109/TAMD.2010.2081667
Hülse, M, McBride, S & Lee, M 2010, 'Gaze modulated visual search integrating spatial and feature data: Embodied visual memory for robotic systems II' pp. 167-168.
Hülse, M, McBride, S & Lee, M 2010, An evaluation of gaze modulated spatial visual search for robotic active vision. in TAROS 2010: Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2010. Plymouth University Press, pp. 83 - 90, Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2010, Plymouth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2010.
Hülse, MS, McBride, SD & Lee, MH 2010, 'Fast learning mapping schemes for robotic hand-eye coordination' Cognitive Computation, vol 2, no. 1, pp. 1 - 16. DOI: 10.1007/s12559-009-9030-y
McBride, S, Hülse, M & Lee, M 2009, 'Robotic implementation of inhibition of return potential insight into the biological equivalent' pp. PC13.
Hülse, M, McBride, S & Lee, M 2009, Implementing inhibition of return: embodied visual memory for robotic systems. in L Canamero, P-Y Oudeyer & C Balkenius (eds), Proc. 9th Int. Conf. on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems. Lund Uni. Cognitive Studies. pp. 213-214, 9th International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics: Modeling Cognitive Development in Robotic Systems, Venice, Italy, 2009.
Hülse, M, McBride, SD & Lee, M 2009, Robotic hand-eye coordination without global reference: A biologically inspired learning scheme. in 2009 IEEE 8th International Conference on Development and Learning. pp. 53-58, 2009 IEEE 8th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL 2009), Shanghai, China, 2009.