neural mechanisms of overeating, drug abuse induced neuroplasticity, early life stress and reward circuitry, neural mechanisms of compulsive behaviours, electrophysiology, synaptic physiology, neuropeptides, VTA, dopamine, orbitofrontal cortex, motivation, learning, reward, addiction
Plasticity associated with addiction and obesity in neural circuits underlying cues that predict rewards, motivation and reward valuation.
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Most Cited Publications
|Baimel C, Lau BK, Qiao M, Borgland SL, "Projection-Target-Defined Effects of Orexin and Dynorphin on VTA Dopamine Neurons." Cell reports 18,6 (2017 Feb 7): 1346-1355|
|Baimel C, Borgland SL, "Orexin Signaling in the VTA Gates Morphine-Induced Synaptic Plasticity." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 35,18 (2015 May 6): 7295-303|
|Naef L, Pitman KA, Borgland SL, "Mesolimbic dopamine and its neuromodulators in obesity and binge eating." CNS spectrums 20,6 (2015 Dec): 574-83|