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February 2024

Striatal dopamine release tracks the relationship between actions and their consequences

Genevra Hart, Thomas J. Burton, Christopher R. Nolan, Bernard W. Balleine

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February 2024

Adaptation of sequential action benefits from timing variability related to lateral basal ganglia circuitry

Lachlan A. Ferguson, Miriam Matamales, Christopher Nolan, Bernard W. Balleine, Jesus Bertran-Gonzalez

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January 2024

Stimulus–outcome associations are required for the expression of specific Pavlovian-instrumental transfer

Juhyeong Park, Nura W. Lingawi, Byron E. Crimmins, Joanne M. Gladding, Christopher R. Nolan, Thomas J. Burton, Vincent Laurent

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December 2023

Stimulus control of habits: Evidence for both stimulus specificity and devaluation insensitivity in a dual-response task

Karly M. Turner & Bernard W. Balleine

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August 2023

Immp2l knockdown in male mice increases stimulus-driven instrumental behaviour but does not alter goal-directed learning or neuron density in cortico-striatal circuits in a model of Tourette syndrome and autism spectrum disorder

Beatrice K. Leung, Sam Merlin, Adam K. Walker, Adam J. Lawther, George Paxinos, Valsamma Eapen, Raymond Clarke, Bernard W. Balleine, Teri M. Furlong

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July 2023

High fat diet allows food-predictive stimuli to energize action performance in the absence of hunger, without distorting insulin signaling on accumbal cholinergic interneurons

Joanne M Gladding, Nura W Lingawi, Beatrice K Leung, Michael D Kendig, Billy C Chieng, Vincent Laurent

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May 2023

Restoring the youthful state of striatal plasticity in aged mice re-enables cognitive control of action

Jesus Bertran-Gonzalez, Caroline Dinale, Miriam Matamales

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January 2023

Goal-directed action is transiently impaired in a hAPP-J20 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

Amolika Dhungana, Serena Becchi, Jessica Leake, Gary Morris, Nesli Avgan, Bernard W. Balleine, Bryce Vissel and Laura A. Bradfield

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December 2022

What does dopamine release reveal about latent inhibition?

Thomas J. Burton, Genevra Hart, Bernard W. Balleine

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December 2022

The motivational determinants of human action, their neural bases and functional impact in adolescents with OCD

Iain E. Perkes, Richard W. Morris, Kristi R. Griffiths, Stephanie Quail, Felicity Waters, Margo O’Brien, Philip L. Hazell, Bernard W. Balleine

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November 2022

The role of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the motivational control of instrumental action

Miao Ge and Bernard W. Balleine

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November 2022

The positive valence system, adaptive behaviour and the origins of reward

Thomas J. Burton and Bernard W. Balleine

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October 2022

Response-independent outcome presentations weaken the instrumental response-outcome association.

Byron Crimmins, Thomas J Burton, Molly McNulty, Vincent Laurent, Genevra Hart, Bernard W Balleine

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October 2022

Food for thought: diet-induced impairments to decision-making and amelioration by N-acetylcysteine in male rats

Serena Becchi, Joshua Hood, Michael D. Kendig, Aida Mohammadkhani, Megan L. Shipman, Bernard W. Balleine, Stephanie L. Borgland & Laura H. Corbit

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November 2022

Making habits measurable beyond what they are not: a focus on associative dual-process models

Watson, Poppy, Claire O’Callaghan, Iain Perkes, Laura Bradfield, and Karly Turner.

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October 2022

Contributions of intrinsic and extrinsic reward sensitivity to apathy: Evidence from traumatic brain injury.

Halle Quang, Fiona Kumfor, Bernard Balleine, Tuong-Vu Nguyen, Truc-Quynh Nguyen, My-Ngan Nguyen, and Skye McDonald.

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September 2022

Basal forebrain cholinergic signaling in the basolateral amygdala promotes strength and durability of fear memories

Byron E. Crimmins, Nura W. Lingawi, Billy C. Chieng, Beatrice K. Leung, Stephen Maren & Vincent Laurent

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February 2022

A novel estimation method for the counting of dendritic spines

Mustafa S.Kassem, Bernard W.Balleine

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May 2022

The neural substrates of higher-order conditioning: a review

Nathan M. Holmes,
Justine P. Fam, Kelly J. Clemens, Vincent Laurent, R. Fred Westbrook

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May 2022

Second-order fear conditioning involves formation of competing stimulus-danger and stimulus-safety associations

Justine Fam, Billy Chieng, R Frederick Westbrook, Vincent Laurent, Nathan M Holmes

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