​​Retrieving and acting on memories of reward-predicting experiences are essential processes for survival. Our research aims to identify the neural circuits for reward memories and goal-directed behavior. We are also interested in how our working memory is used to facilitate planning, reasoning and problem-solving.

Uncovering the function of these neural circuits is a critical step for developing treatments to prevent or ameliorate emotional and cognitive problems in disease.


Neural mechanisms of reward representation and reward relativity

Reward loss and drug-seeking behavior

Working memory and memory for time in a rat model of ADHD