Benjamin T Saunders

20082020

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2019

Brain reward network effects underlie septo-hippocampal control of flexible decision making

Collins, A. L. & Saunders, B. T., Dec 1 2019, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 44, 13, p. 2153-2154 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

Dopamine neurons create Pavlovian conditioned stimuli with circuit-defined motivational properties

Saunders, B. T., Richard, J. M., Margolis, E. B. & Janak, P. H., Aug 1 2018, In : Nature neuroscience. 21, 8, p. 1072-1083 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
56 Scopus citations
2015

Sign-tracking to an appetitive cue predicts incubation of conditioned fear in rats

Morrow, J. D., Saunders, B. T., Maren, S. & Robinson, T. E., Jan 1 2015, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 276, p. 59-66 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations
2014

A cocaine context renews drug seeking preferentially in a subset of individuals

Saunders, B. T., O'Donnell, E. G., Aurbach, E. L. & Robinson, T. E., Nov 2014, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 39, 12, p. 2816-2823 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

33 Scopus citations

Positive reinforcement mediated by midbrain dopamine neurons requires D1 and D2 receptor activation in the nucleus accumbens

Steinberg, E. E., Boivin, J. R., Saunders, B. T., Witten, I. B., Deisseroth, K. & Janak, P. H., Apr 14 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 4, e94771.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Scopus citations
2013

Cue-evoked cocaine "craving": Role of dopamine in the accumbens core

Saunders, B. T., Yager, L. M. & Robinson, T. E., Aug 30 2013, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 33, 35, p. 13989-14000 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Scopus citations

Variation in the Form of Pavlovian Conditioned Approach Behavior among Outbred Male Sprague-Dawley Rats from Different Vendors and Colonies: Sign-Tracking vs. Goal-Tracking

Fitzpatrick, C. J., Gopalakrishnan, S., Cogan, E. S., Yager, L. M., Meyer, P. J., Lovic, V., Saunders, B. T., Parker, C. C., Gonzales, N. M., Aryee, E., Flagel, S. B., Palmer, A. A., Robinson, T. E. & Morrow, J. D., Oct 1 2013, In : PloS one. 8, 10, e75042.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

60 Scopus citations
2012

Aversive stimuli differentially modulate real-time dopamine transmission dynamics within the nucleus accumbens core and shell

Badrinarayan, A., Wescott, S. A., Weele, C. M. V., Saunders, B. T., Couturier, B. E., Maren, S. & Aragona, B. J., Nov 7 2012, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 32, 45, p. 15779-15790 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

87 Scopus citations

Quantifying individual variation in the propensity to attribute incentive salience to reward cues

Meyer, P. J., Lovic, V., Saunders, B. T., Yager, L. M., Flagel, S. B., Morrow, J. D. & Robinson, T. E., Jun 22 2012, In : PloS one. 7, 6, e38987.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

147 Scopus citations

The role of dopamine in the accumbens core in the expression of pavlovian-conditioned responses

Saunders, B. T. & Robinson, T. E., Aug 1 2012, In : European Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 4, p. 2521-2532 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

168 Scopus citations
2011

Individual variation in the motivational properties of cocaine

Saunders, B. T. & Robinson, T. E., Jul 1 2011, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 36, 8, p. 1668-1676 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

93 Scopus citations

Rats prone to attribute incentive salience to reward cues are also prone to impulsive action

Lovic, V., Saunders, B. T., Yager, L. M. & Robinson, T. E., Oct 1 2011, In : Behavioural Brain Research. 223, 2, p. 255-261 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

94 Scopus citations
2010

A Cocaine Cue Acts as an Incentive Stimulus in Some but not Others: Implications for Addiction

Saunders, B. T. & Robinson, T. E., Apr 15 2010, In : Biological Psychiatry. 67, 8, p. 730-736 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

131 Scopus citations
2008

Effects of acute and repeated administration of caffeine on temporal discounting in rats

Diller, J. W., Saunders, B. T. & Anderson, K. G., Jun 1 2008, In : Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 89, 4, p. 546-555 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations