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Ottenheimer DJ, Wang K, Haimbaugh A, Janak PH, Richard JM. Recruitment and disruption of ventral pallidal cue encoding during alcohol seeking. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2019.
Fraser KM & Janak PH. Occasion setters attain incentive motivational value: implications for contextual influences on reward-seeking. Learning & Memory. 2019.
Keiflin R, Pribut HJ, Shah NB, Janak PH. Ventral tegmental dopamine neurons participate in reward identity predictions. Current Biology. 2019.
Ottenheimer DJ, Richard JM, Janak PH. Ventral pallidum encodes relative reward value earlier and more robustly than nucleus accumbens. Nature Communications. 2018.
Saunders BT, Richard JM, Margolis EB, Janak PH. Dopamine neurons create Pavlovian conditioned stimuli with circuit-defined motivational properties. Nature Neuroscience. 2018.
Richard JM, Stout N, Acs D, Janak PH. Ventral pallidal encoding of reward-seeking behavior depends on the underlying associative structure. eLife. 2018.
Fischbach-Weiss S, Reese RM, Janak PH. Inhibiting mesolimbic dopamine neurons reduces the initiation and maintenance of instrumental responding. Neuroscience. 2018.
Vandaele Y, Pribut HJ, Janak PH. Lever insertion as a salient stimulus promoting insensitivity to outcome devaluation. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 2017.
Millan EZ, Kim HA, Janak PH. Optogenetic activation of amygdala projections to the nucleus accumbens can arrest conditioned and unconditioned alcohol consummatory behavior. Neuroscience. 2017.
Fraser KM & Janak PH. Long-lasting contribution of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens core, but not dorsal lateral striatum, to sign-tracking. European Journal of Neuroscience. 2017.
Richard JM, Ambroggi F, Janak PH, Fields HL. Ventral Pallidum Neurons Encode Incentive Value and Promote Cue-Elicited Instrumental Actions. Neuron. 2016.