Benjamin T. Saunders

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 
Dopamine, Motivation, Reward
"Benjamin Saunders"
Mean distance: 14.06 (cluster 19)
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Karen G. Anderson research assistant 2006-2007 West Virginia University (PsychTree)
Terry E. Robinson grad student 2007-2012 University of Michigan
Patricia H. Janak post-doc 2013- UCSF


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Carli L Poisson grad student 2019- UMN
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Collins V, Bornhoft KN, Wolff A, et al. (2022) Hierarchical cue control of cocaine seeking in the face of cost. Psychopharmacology
Poisson CL, Engel L, Saunders BT. (2021) Dopamine Circuit Mechanisms of Addiction-Like Behaviors. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 15: 752420
Collins AL, Saunders BT. (2020) Heterogeneity in striatal dopamine circuits: Form and function in dynamic reward seeking. Journal of Neuroscience Research
Collins AL, Saunders BT. (2019) Brain reward network effects underlie septo-hippocampal control of flexible decision making. Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Collins AL, Wolff AR, Saunders BT. (2019) Ring of Power: A Band of Peptidergic Midbrain Neurons that Binds Motivation. Neuron. 103: 364-366
Saunders BT, Richard JM, Margolis EB, et al. (2018) Dopamine neurons create Pavlovian conditioned stimuli with circuit-defined motivational properties. Nature Neuroscience
Saunders BT, Richard JM, Janak PH. (2015) Contemporary approaches to neural circuit manipulation and mapping: focus on reward and addiction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 370
Morrow JD, Saunders BT, Maren S, et al. (2015) Sign-tracking to an appetitive cue predicts incubation of conditioned fear in rats. Behavioural Brain Research. 276: 59-66
Saunders BT, O'Donnell EG, Aurbach EL, et al. (2014) A cocaine context renews drug seeking preferentially in a subset of individuals. Neuropsychopharmacology : Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 39: 2816-23
Steinberg EE, Boivin JR, Saunders BT, et al. (2014) Positive reinforcement mediated by midbrain dopamine neurons requires D1 and D2 receptor activation in the nucleus accumbens. Plos One. 9: e94771
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