- 2021-04-29: Disruptions in effort-based decision-making following acute optogenetic stimulation of ventral tegmental area dopamine cells
In: Learning & Memory PMID: 33723029 DOI: 10.1101/lm.053082.120 Abstract: The dopamine system has been implicated in decision-making particularly when associated with effortful behavior. We examined acute optogenetic stimulation of dopamine cells in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) as mice engaged in …more?
- 2018-02-01: Examining the influence of CS duration and US density on cue-potentiated feeding through analyses of licking microstructure
In: Learning and Motivation PMID: 30082927 DOI: 10.1016/j.lmot.2017.07.001 Abstract: In the current study, groups of mice were trained with either short (20 s) or long (120 s) conditioned stimulus (CS) durations associated with different rates of sucrose unconditioned stimulus (US) …more?
- 2017-07-03: Characterizing ingestive behavior through licking microstructure: Underlying neurobiology and its use in the study of obesity in animal models
In: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience PMID: 28684308 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2017.06.012 Abstract: Ingestive behavior is controlled by multiple distinct peripheral and central physiological mechanisms that ultimately determine whether a particular food should be accepted or avoided. As rodents consume a fluid …more?