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Selected Publications

Averbeck B.B. and Costa, V.D., Motivational neural systems underlying reinforcement learning, Nature Neuro, In Press.

White, S.F., Geraci, M., Lewis, E., Leshin, J., Teng, C., Averbeck, B., Meffert, H., Ernst, M., Blair, J.R., Grillon, C., and Blair, K.S., Prediction error representation in individuals with generalized anxiety disorder during passive avoidance , Am J Psychiatry, 174:110-117, 2017.

Averbeck B.B. and Chafee M.V., Using model systems to understand errant plasticity mechanisms in psychiatric disorders , Nature Neuro, 19:1418-1425, 2016.

Costa V.D., Dal Monte O., Lucas D.R., Murray E.A. and Averbeck, B.B., Amygdala and ventral striatum make distinct contributions to reinforcement learning , Neuron, 92:505-517, 2016.

Jang, A.I., Costa, V.D., Rudebeck, P.H., Chudasama, Y., Murray, E.A. and Averbeck, B. B., The role of frontal cortical and medial-temporal lobe brain areas in learning a Bayesian prior belief on reversals , J Neurosci, 34, 11751-11760, 2015.

Lee, E., Seo, M., Dal Monte, O., and Averbeck, B.B., Injection of a dopamine type 2 receptor antagonist into the dorsal striatum disrupts choices driven by previous outcomes, but not perceptual inference , J Neurosci, 35:6298-6306, 2015.

Averbeck, B.B., Theory of choice in bandit, information sampling and foraging tasks , PLOS Computational Biology, 11:e1004164, 2015.

Costa, V.D., Tran, V.L., Turchi, J., and Averbeck, B.B., Reversal learning and dopamine: a Bayesian perspective , J Neurosci, 35:2407-2416, 2015.

Costa V.D., Tran, V.L., Turchi, J., and Averbeck, B.B., Dopamine modulates novelty seeking behavior during decision making , Beh Neurosci, 128:556-566, 2014.

Fukushima, M., Saunders, R.C., Leopold, D.A., Mishkin, M. and Averbeck, B.B., Spontaneous high-gamma band activity reflects functional organization of auditory cortex in the awake macaque , Neuron, 74: 899-910, 2012.

Seo, M., Lee, E., and Averbeck, B.B., Action selection and action value in frontal-striatal circuits , Neuron, 74: 947-960, 2012.