Research

​​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 memory for time is used to judge the duration of events, put our experiences into a temporal context, and decide when to initiate actions.


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

​​RESEARCH PROJECTS

Neural mechanisms of reward representation and reward relativity


Reward loss and substance use disorder


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