Wayne E. Pratt, Ph.D.

Psychology Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, United States 
Neurobiology of reward, behavioral pharmacology, nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area
"Pratt WE"
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Bruce S. Kapp research assistant 1992-1994 University of Vermont
 (Undergraduate research)
Sheri Mizumori grad student 1994-2002 University of Utah
 (An electrophysiological examination of a neural system underlying goal-directed navigation in the rat.)
Ann Elizabeth Kelley post-doc 2006-2006 UW Madison


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Hannah Nicole Carlson grad student Wake Forest (PsychTree)
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Wilson L, Klausner M, Chuang S, et al. (2024) An examination of the effects of nucleus accumbens core nociceptin on appetitive and consummatory motivation for food. Behavioural Brain Research. 462: 114895
Carney AE, Clarke C, Pratt WE. (2023) Administration of neuropeptide Y into the rat nucleus accumbens shell, but not core, attenuates the motivational impairment from systemic dopamine receptor antagonism by α-flupenthixol. Neuroscience Letters. 797: 137069
Carlson HN, Christensen BA, Pratt WE. (2021) Stimulation of mu opioid, but not GABAergic, receptors of the lateral habenula alters free feeding in rats. Neuroscience Letters. 771: 136417
Pratt WE, Vaca-Tricerri R, Blanchard AC, et al. (2021) Selective serotonin receptor stimulation of the ventral tegmentum differentially affects appetitive motivation for sugar on a progressive ratio schedule of reinforcement. Behavioural Brain Research. 113139
Pierce-Messick Z, Pratt WE. (2020) Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptors modulate the binge-like feeding induced by µ-opioid receptor stimulation of the nucleus accumbens in the rat. Neuroreport. 31: 1283-1288
Carlson HN, Murphy C, Pratt WE. (2020) Shifting motivational states: The effects of nucleus accumbens dopamine and opioid receptor activation on a modified effort-based choice task. Behavioural Brain Research. 112999
Blumenthal SA, Pratt WE. (2018) d-Fenfluramine and lorcaserin inhibit the binge-like feeding induced by μ-opioid receptor stimulation of the nucleus accumbens in the rat. Neuroscience Letters. 687: 43-48
Pratt WE, Lin P, Pierce-Messick Z, et al. (2017) Contrasting effects of 5-HT3 receptor stimulation of the nucleus accumbens or ventral tegmentum on food intake in the rat. Behavioural Brain Research
Pratt WE, Clissold KA, Lin P, et al. (2016) A systematic investigation of the differential roles for ventral tegmentum serotonin 1- and 2-type receptors on food intake in the rat. Brain Research
Higgins GA, Silenieks LB, Altherr EB, et al. (2016) Lorcaserin and CP-809101 reduce motor impulsivity and reinstatement of food seeking behavior in male rats: Implications for understanding the anti-obesity property of 5-HT2C receptor agonists. Psychopharmacology
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