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Yau JO-Y; Chaichim C; Power JM; McNally GP, 2021, 'The Roles of Basolateral Amygdala Parvalbumin Neurons in Fear Learning', JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol. 41, pp. 9223 - 9234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2461-20.2021

James MH; McNally GP; Li X, 2021, 'Editorial: Role of the Thalamus in Motivated Behavior', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 15, pp. 720592, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2021.720592

Liu Y; McNally GP, 2021, 'Dopamine and relapse to drug seeking', Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. 157, pp. 1572 - 1584, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jnc.15309

McNally GP, 2021, 'Motivational competition and the paraventricular thalamus', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 125, pp. 193 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.02.021

Peng CY; Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; Gilchrist S; Power JM; McNally GP, 2021, 'Phasic inhibition of dopamine neurons is an instrumental punisher', Behavioral neuroscience, vol. 135, pp. 415 - 425, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bne0000445

Jean-Richard-dit-bressel P; Lee JC; Liew SX; Weidemann G; Lovibond PF; McNally GP, 2021, 'Punishment insensitivity in humans is due to failures in instrumental contingency learning', eLife, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.69594

Bouton ME; Maren S; McNally GP, 2021, 'Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of pavlovian and instrumental extinction learning', Physiological Reviews, vol. 101, pp. 611 - 681, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/physrev.00016.2020

Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Tran J; Didachos A; McNally GP, 2021, 'Instrumental aversion coding in the basolateral amygdala and its reversion by a benzodiazepine', Neuropsychopharmacology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41386-021-01176-2

Jean Richard dit Bressel P; McNally GP, 2021, 'Punishment and compulsion: more than meets the eye', Neuropsychopharmacology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41386-021-01182-4

Dixon TN; McNally GP; Ong ZY, 2020, 'Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Signaling in the Ventral Tegmental Area Reduces Alcohol Self-Administration in Male Rats', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 44, pp. 2118 - 2129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acer.14437

Prasad AA; McNally GP, 2020, 'The ventral pallidum and relapse in alcohol seeking', British Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 177, pp. 3855 - 3864, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bph.15160

Liu Y; Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; Yau JOY; Willing A; Prasad AA; Power JM; Killcross S; Clifford CWG; McNally GP, 2020, 'The mesolimbic dopamine activity signatures of relapse to alcohol-seeking', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 40, pp. 6409 - 6427, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.072420.2020

Ong ZY; McNally GP, 2020, 'CART in energy balance and drug addiction: Current insights and mechanisms', Brain research, vol. 1740, pp. 146852, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2020.146852

Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Clifford CWG; McNally GP, 2020, 'Analyzing Event-Related Transients: Confidence Intervals, Permutation Tests, and Consecutive Thresholds', Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnmol.2020.00014

Prasad AA; Xie C; Chaichim C; Nguyen JH; McClusky HE; Killcross S; Power JM; McNally GP, 2020, 'Complementary roles for ventral pallidum cell types and their projections in relapse', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 40, pp. 880 - 893, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0262-19.2019

Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Ma C; Bradfield L; Killcross S; McNally G, 2020, 'Punishment insensitivity emerges from impaired contingency detection, not aversion insensitivity or reward dominance', eLife, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.52765

Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Ma C; Bradfield LA; Killcross S; McNally GP, 2019, 'Punishment insensitivity emerges from impaired contingency detection, not aversion insensitivity or reward dominance', eLife, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.52765

Gibson GD; Millan EZ; McNally GP, 2019, 'The nucleus accumbens shell in reinstatement and extinction of drug seeking', European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 50, pp. 2014 - 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejn.14084

Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; McNally GP, 2019, 'Visualizing Infralimbic Control over Incubation of Cocaine Craving', Neuron, vol. 103, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2019.06.008

Choi EA; Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; Clifford CWG; McNally GP, 2019, 'Paraventricular thalamus controls behavior during motivational conflict', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 39, pp. 4945 - 4958, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2480-18.2019

Yau JOY; McNally GP, 2019, 'Rules for aversive learning and decision-making', Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, vol. 26, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2018.08.006

Peng C; Jean-Richard Dit Bressel P; Mcnally G, 2019, 'A role of midbrain dopamine neurons in negative punishment', IBRO Reports, vol. 6, pp. S193 - S193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibror.2019.07.605

Choi EA; Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; Clifford C; Mcnally G, 2019, 'Paraventricular thalamus controls behavior during motivational conflict', IBRO Reports, vol. 6, pp. S68 - S68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibror.2019.07.224

Yau J; Mcnally G, 2019, 'The role of basolateral amygdala parvalbumin neurons in the blocking of Pavlovian fear', IBRO Reports, vol. 6, pp. S208 - S208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibror.2019.07.648

Khoo SYS; Clemens KJ; McNally GP, 2018, 'Palatable food self-administration and reinstatement are not affected by dual orexin receptor antagonism', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 87, pp. 147 - 157, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.06.028

Yau JOY; McNally GP, 2018, 'Brain mechanisms controlling pavlovian fear conditioning', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, vol. 44, pp. 341 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xan0000181

Baker KD; McNally GP; Richardson R, 2018, 'D-Cycloserine facilitates fear extinction in adolescent rats and differentially affects medial and lateral prefrontal cortex activation', Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 86, pp. 262 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2018.06.007

Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; Killcross S; McNally GP, 2018, 'Behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms of punishment: Implications for psychiatric disorders', Neuropsychopharmacology, vol. 43, pp. 1639 - 1650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41386-018-0047-3

Gibson GD; Prasad AA; Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Yau JOY; Millan EZ; Liu Y; Campbell EJ; Lim J; Marchant NJ; Power JM; Killcross S; Lawrence AJ; McNally GP, 2018, 'Distinct Accumbens Shell Output Pathways Promote versus Prevent Relapse to Alcohol Seeking', Neuron, vol. 98, pp. 512 - 520.e6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.03.033

Khoo SY; Lay BPP; Joya J; McNally GP, 2018, 'Local anaesthetic refinement of pentobarbital euthanasia reduces abdominal writhing without affecting immunohistochemical endpoints in rats', Laboratory Animals, vol. 52, pp. 152 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0023677217721260

Sengupta A; Yau JOY; Jean-Richard-dit-Bressel P; Liu Y; Millan EZ; Power JM; McNally GP, 2018, 'Basolateral amygdala neurons maintain aversive emotional salience', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 38, pp. 3001 - 3012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2460-17.2017

Assareh N; Bagley EE; Carrive P; McNally GP, 2017, 'Brief optogenetic inhibition of rat lateral or ventrolateral periaqueductal gray augments the acquisition of pavlovian fear conditioning', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 131, pp. 454 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bne0000217

Arico C; Bagley EE; Carrive P; Assareh N; McNally GP, 2017, 'Effects of chemogenetic excitation or inhibition of the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray on the acquisition and extinction of Pavlovian fear conditioning', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 144, pp. 186 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.07.006

Sengupta A; Yau JOY; Bressel PJ-RD; Liu Y; Zayra Millan E; Power J; McNally G, 2017, 'Basolateral amygdala glutamatergic neurons maintain aversive emotional salience', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/186072

Choi EA; McNally GP, 2017, 'Paraventricular thalamus balances danger and reward', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 37, pp. 3018 - 3029, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3320-16.2017

Choi EA; McNally GP, 2017, 'Paraventricular thalamus influences approach and avoidance', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 37, pp. 1

Khoo SY; McNally GP; Clemens KJ, 2017, 'The dual orexin receptor antagonist TCS1102 does not affect reinstatement of nicotine-seeking', PLoS One, vol. 12, pp. e0173967 - e0173967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0173967

Khoo SYS; Gibson GD; Prasad AA; McNally GP, 2017, 'How contexts promote and prevent relapse to drug seeking', Genes, Brain and Behavior, vol. 16, pp. 185 - 204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gbb.12328

Prasad AA; McNally GP, 2016, 'Ventral pallidum output pathways in context-induced reinstatement of alcohol seeking', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 36, pp. 11716 - 11726, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2580-16.2016

Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; McNally GP, 2016, 'Lateral, not medial, prefrontal cortex contributes to punishment and aversive instrumental learning', Learning and Memory, vol. 23, pp. 607 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.042820.116

Assareh N; Sarrami M; Carrive P; McNally GP, 2016, 'The organization of defensive behavior elicited by optogenetic excitation of rat lateral or ventrolateral periaqueductal gray', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 130, pp. 406 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bne0000151

Furlong TM; Richardson R; McNally GP, 2016, 'Habituation and extinction of fear recruit overlapping forebrain structures', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, vol. 128, pp. 7 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2015.11.013

Sengupta A; Winters B; Bagley EE; McNally GP, 2016, 'Disrupted prediction error links excessive amygdala activation to excessive fear', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 36, pp. 385 - 395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3670-15.2016

Li SSY; McNally GP, 2015, 'A role of nucleus accumbens dopamine receptors in the nucleus accumbens core, but not shell, in fear prediction error', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 129, pp. 450 - 456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bne0000071

Li SSY; McNally GP, 2015, 'Selecting danger signals: Dissociable roles of nucleus accumbens shell and core glutamate in predictive fear learning', European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 41, pp. 1515 - 1523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ejn.12892

Jean-Richard-Dit-Bressel P; McNally GP, 2015, 'The role of the basolateral amygdala in punishment', Learning and Memory, vol. 22, pp. 128 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.035907.114

Yau JOY; McNally GP, 2015, 'Pharmacogenetic excitation of dorsomedial prefrontal cortex restores fear prediction error', Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 35, pp. 74 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3777-14.2015

Khoo AT; Gibson GD; Prasad AA; McNally GP, 2015, 'Role of the striatopallidal pathway in renewal and reacquisition of alcohol seeking', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 129, pp. 2 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/bne0000036

Prasad AA; McNally GP, 2014, 'Effects of vivo morpholino knockdown of lateral hypothalamus orexin/hypocretin on renewal of alcohol seeking', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0110385

Sengupta A; McNally GP, 2014, 'A role for midline and intralaminar thalamus in the associative blocking of Pavlovian fear conditioning', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00148


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