Affiliation: Cornell University
- A genetic variant BDNF polymorphism alters extinction learning in both mouse and humanFatima Soliman
The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY 10065, USA
Science 327:863-6. 2010..Thus, this variant BDNF allele may play a role in anxiety disorders showing impaired learning of cues that signal safety versus threat and in the efficacy of treatments that rely on extinction mechanisms, such as exposure therapy...
- The storm and stress of adolescence: insights from human imaging and mouse geneticsB J Casey
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Weil Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
Dev Psychobiol 52:225-35. 2010..Together, these studies provide a converging methods approach for understanding the highly variable stress and turmoil experienced in adolescence...
- The bivalent side of the nucleus accumbensLiat Levita
Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Institute of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Neuroimage 44:1178-87. 2009..Our results support the expanded bivalent view of NAcc function and call for expansion of current models of NAcc function that are solely focused on reward...
- Attention enhances the retrieval and stability of visuospatial and olfactory representations in the dorsal hippocampusIsabel A Muzzio
Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
PLoS Biol 7:e1000140. 2009..Together, these results suggest that attention selectively modulates the encoding and retrieval of hippocampal representations by enhancing physiological responses to task-relevant information...
- Role of the hippocampus in goal-oriented tasks requiring retrieval of spatial versus non-spatial informationLiat Levita
Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1051 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032, USA
Neurobiol Learn Mem 93:581-8. 2010..These results are consistent with the role of the dorsal hippocampus in long-term spatial episodic memory, and support the involvement of larger portions of the hippocampus on the encoding of non-spatial olfactory representations...