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  • Welcome Meghan Meyer!

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Meyer to the faculty.  Meghan completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University.

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  • Heidi Meyer Predoctoral Research Award

    Heidi Meyer received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.  This award will allow Heidi to pursue research related to the mechanisms underlying the development of inhibitory behavior.

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  • David Bucci Receives Pavlovian Research Award

    Dave Bucci was awarded the Pavlovian Research Award at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society (2014), held this year in Seattle, WA. The Pavlovian Research Award is highly prestigious, and awarded for significant research accomplishments. Photo credit: W. J. Wilson.

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  • Alessandro Pizzo wins Neuroscience Fellowship

    Alessandro Pizzo has been named a Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellow.  The program is designed to provide neuroscience doctoral trainees with career development and networking opportunities to promote their future success.

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  • NEW STUDY POINTS TO A BRAIN REGION KEY TO CONTEXTUAL MEMORIES

    Dartmouth researchers demonstrate in a new study that a previously understudied part of the brain, the retrosplenial cortex, is essential for forming the basis for contextual memories, which help you to recall events ranging from global disasters to where you parked your car.

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  • Travis Todd Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

    Dr. Travis Todd, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor David Bucci’s laboratory, has received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health entitled “Cortico-hippocampal Contributions to Context and Extinction Learning.”

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  • Not Just a Pretty Face, But It Helps on Election Day

    Professor Jon Freeman, left, discusses the ramifications of the MouseTracker study with Postdoctoral Researcher Eric Hehman, lead author on the report. A depiction of the software in action is seen on the monitor in the center of the photo. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

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Recent Publications

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  • Encodings of implied motion and object category in the two visual pathways.

    Powers, K.E., Chavez, R.S., Todd F. Heatherton

    Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 121-136.

  • Head Direction Cell Activity Is Absent in Mice without the Horizontal Semicircular Canals.

    Stephane Valerio, Jeffrey Steven Taube

    Journal of Neuroscience (2016) Vol. 36, pp 741–754

  • DREADDS: Use and application in behavioral neuroscience.

    Kyle S. Smith, David J. Bucci, Luikart, B.W., Mahler, S.V.

    Behav Neurosci. 2016 Apr;130(2):137-55.