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Floresco, Stan
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Core Area(s): Behavioural Neuroscience

Research Interests
Neural circuits subserving learning and executive functions; behavioural and electrophysiological analyses of limbic-cortical-striatal interactions involved in decision making and behavioural flexibility; animal models of schizophrenia and drug addiction.

Courses Taught
PSYC 304 Brain & Behaviour

Representative Publications
Stopper CM, Floresco SB (2013) What's better for me? Fundamental role for lateral habenula in promoting subjective decision biases. Nature Neuroscience.

Stopper CM, Khayambashi S, Floresco SB (2012) Receptor specific modulation of risk-based decision making by nucleus accumbens dopamine. Neuropsychopharmacology 38:715-728

St. Onge, JR, Ahn S, Phillips AG, Floresco SB (2012) Dynamic fluctuations in dopamine efflux in the prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens during risk-based decision making. Journal of Neuroscience, 32:16880-16891.

Shafiei N, Gray M, Viau V, Floresco SB (2012) Acute Stress Induces Selective Alterations in Cost/Benefit Decision-Making. Neuropsychopharmacology. 37:2194-2209.

St Onge JR, Stopper CM, Zahm DS, Floresco SB (2012) Separate prefrontal-subcortical circuits mediate different components of risk-based decision making. Journal of Neuroscience, 32:2886-2899.

Tse MT, Cantor A, Floresco SB (2011) Repeated amphetamine exposure disrupts dopaminergic modulation of amygdala-prefrontal circuitry and cognitive/emotional functioning. Journal of Neuroscience, 31: 11282-11294.  

Enomoto T, Tse, MT, Floresco SB (2011) Reducing prefrontal GABA activity induces cognitive, behavioral and dopaminergic abnormalities that resemble schizophrenia. Biological Psychiatry, 69:432-441.

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