​​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.


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