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Terry E. Robinson PhD
Department of Psychology
4024 East Hall 1109

Neuropsychopharmacology; Recovery of Function/Neural Plasticity. My research program emphasizes the relations between brain activity and behavior, and is presently focused on the functional organization of central monoamine neurons. Ongoing studies concern: (1) the nature of long-term changes in brain catecholamine systems and behavior produced by repeated exposure to psychomotor stimulant drugs or stress, and the implications of these for addiction and relapse; and (2) the nature of neural adaptations responsible for recovery of function following damage to brain monoamine systems.

Robinson, T.E. and Berridge, K.C.: The neural basis of drug craving: An incentive-sensitization theory of addiction. Brain Research Reviews 18:247-291, 1993.

Crombag, H., Badiani, A., Robinson, T.E.: Signalled versus unsignalled intravenous amphetamine: Large differences in the acute psychomotor response and sensitization. Brain Research 722:227-231, 1996.

Badiani, A., Camp, D.M., Robinson, T.E.: Enduring enhancement of emphetamine sensitization by drug-associated environmental stimuli. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 28:787-794, 1997.

Robinson, T.E. and Kolb, B.: Persistent structural modifications in nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex neurons produced by prior experience with amphetamine. Journal of Neuroscience 17:8491-8497, 1997.

Robinson, T.E., Browman, K.E., Crombag, H.S., Badiani, A.: Modulation of the induction or expression of psychostimulant sensitization by the circumstances surrounding drug administration. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 22:347-354, 1998.

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