Emotion, Motivation, Reward, and Addiction

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Emotion, Motivation, Reward, and Addiction

The study of the neural systems that underlie emotion, motivation and reward, with particular focus on circuit level interactions between these systems. Research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that drive behavior, and how these systems explain the process of addiction.

Recent research in this area

  • Healey K, Landin J, Dubester K, Kibble S, Marquardt K, Brutman J, Davis J, Swartzwelder S, Chandler J. (2020) Effects of Ethanol on Plasma Ghrelin levels in the Rat During Early and Late Adolescence. Alcohol; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31923560
  • Brutman J, Davis J, Sirohi S. (2020) Behavioral and Neurobiological Consequences of Hedonic Feeding on Alcohol Drinking. Curr Pharmaceutical Design; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32026772
  • De Gregorio, D., McLaughlin, R.J., Posa, L., Ochoa-Sanchez, R., Enns, J., Lopez-Canul, M., Abooud, M., Maione, S., Comai, S., Gobbi, G. (2019) Cannabidiol modulates serotonergic transmission and reverses allodynia and anxiety in a model of neuropathic pain Pain 160(1), 136-150 DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001386 PMID: 30157131 PMCID: PMC6319597
  • Cuttler, C., Spradlin, A., Nusbaum A.T., Whitney, P., Hinson, J.M., McLaughlin, R.J. (2019) Joint effects of stress and chronic cannabis use on prospective memory Psychopharmacology 236(6), 1973-1983 doi: 10.1007/s00213-019-5184-9 PMID: 30762090
  • Freels, T.G., Baxter-Potter, L.N., Lugo, J.M., Glodosky, N.C., Wright, H.R., Baglot, S.L., Petrie, G.N., Yu, Z., Clowers, B.H., Cuttler, C., Fuchs, R.A., Hill, M.N., McLaughlin, R.J. (2019) Vaporized cannabis extracts have reinforcing properties and support conditioned drug-seeking behavior in rats bioRxiv 40(9):1897-1908. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2416-19.2020. Epub 2020 Jan 17. PMID: 31953372 PMCID: PMC7046447
  • Brutman JN, Sirohi S, Davis JF. (2019) Examining the Impact of Estrogen on Binge Feeding, Food-Motivated Behavior, and Body Weight in Female Rats Obesity 1617-1626 PMID: 31411378
  • Sirohi S, Skripnikova E, Davis JF. (2019) Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Attenuates Hedonic Feeding Without Impacting Alcohol Drinking in Rats Obesity (4):603-611 PMID: 30740914 PMCID: PMC6430654
  • Brutman JN, Sirohi S, Davis JF. (2019)  Recent Advances in the Neurobiology of Altered Motivation Following Bariatric Surgery. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 21(11):117. PMID: 31707546

Faculty working in this area

Rebecca M. Craft

Rebecca M. Craft

craft@wsu.edu

Dept of Psychology, WSU

Jon Davis

Jon Davis

jon.davis@wsu.edu

Assistant Professor

Accepting Graduate Students

Rita Fuchs Lokensgard

Rita Fuchs Lokensgard

rita.fuchs@wsu.edu

Professor & ADA Director

Accepting Graduate Students

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan

mmmorgan@wsu.edu

Professor, Psychology WSU Vancouver

David Rossi

David Rossi

david.rossi@wsu.edu

Associate Professor

Accepting Graduate Students

Steve M. Simasko

Steve M. Simasko

steve_simasko@wsu.edu

Professor and Chair, Director of Programs in Neuroscience

Barbara Sorg (Ingermann)

Barbara Sorg (Ingermann)

bsorg@downneurobiology.org

Professor, Legacy Research Institute, Portland, OR