Publications

Cousens, GA, Kearns*, A, Laterza*, F, & Tundidor*, J (2012). Excitotoxic lesions of the medial amygdala attenuate olfactory fear-potentiated startle and conditioned freezing behavior. Behavioural Brain Research, 229(2), 427-32. LINK

Cousens, GA, Skrobacz*, CG, & Blumenthal*, A (2011). Nucleus accumbens carbachol disrupts olfactory and contextual fear-potentiated startle and attenuates baseline startle reactivity. Behavioural Brain Research, 216, 673-80. LINK

Cousens GA & Beckley* JT (2007). Antagonism of nucleus accumbens M2 muscarinic receptors disrupts operant responding for sucrose under a progressive ratio reinforcement schedule. Behavioural Brain Research 181:127-35 LINK

Cousens, GA, & Muir, GM (2006). Using extracellular single-unit electrophyisological data as a substrate for investigative laboratory exercises. J Undergrad Neurosci Ed, 4(2): A68-73.PDF

Cousens, GA, & Otto, T (2003) Neural substrates of olfactory discrimination learning with auditory secondary reinforcement. I. Contributions of the basolateral amygdaloid complex and orbitofrontal cortex. Integr Physiol Behav Sci.,38(4):272-94. LINK

Otto T, Cousens GA, & Herzog C (2001). Behavioral and neuropsychological foundations of olfactory fear conditioning. Behav Brain Res., 110(1-2):119-28. LINK

Cousens GA, & Otto T (1998). Both pre- and posttraining excitotoxic lesions of the basolateral amygdala abolish the expression of olfactory and contextual fear conditioning.Behav Neurosci, 112(5):1092-103. LINK

Cousens GA, & Otto T (1997). Induction and transient suppression of long-term potentiation in the peri- and postrhinal cortices following theta-related stimulation of hippocampal field CA1. Brain Res, 780(1):95-101. LINK

Otto T, Cousens GA, & Rajewski K. (1997). Odor-guided fear conditioning in rats: 1. Acquisition, retention, and latent inhibition. Behav Neurosci, 111(6):1257-64. LINK

Selected conference presentations and lectures

Cousens, GA, Kearns*, A, & Laterza*, F. (2011). Damage to the medial amygdaloid nucleus disrupts olfactory fear-potentiated startle and conditioned freezing behavior. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Wilkerson*, J, & Cousens, GA (2011). Nicotine withdrawal potentiates light-enhanced startle in rats. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Symposium, Washington, DC.

Cousens GA, Blumenthal* A, Boska* CR, Greger-Moser* M, Hull-Rawson* LH, & Miele* F (2008). Modulation of acoustic startle by appetitive and aversive conditioned olfactory cues. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Slagle* K, Welch* R, & Cousens GA (2007). Dissociating contributions of muscarinic receptor subtypes to nucleus-accumbens-sensitive behaviors. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Symposium, San Diego, CA.

Nguyen* TT, Rupp-Moody* AN, Janak PH, & Cousens GA (2006). Slowly-developing alterations in nucleus accumbens neuronal activity. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Thompson* ME & Cousens GA (2006). Effects of intracerebroventricular Orexin-A on ethanol self-administration. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

Cousens GA, & Janak PH (2005). Effects of transient inactivation of prelimbic cortex on nucleus accumbens neural activity profiles. Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society, Yokohama, Japan.

Beckley* JT, Patton* M, & Cousens GA (2005). Methoctramine dose-dependently disrupts instrumental responding under a progressive ratio schedule of reinforcement. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

Patton* M, & Cousens GA (2005). Effects of intra-accumbens Oxotremorine-M on ethanol self-administration. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Symposium, Washington , DC.

Walton* LM, & Cousens GA (2005). The neurophysiology resource project: Web-based materials for laboratory exercises in single-unit electrophysiology. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Symposium, Washington , DC.

LaBounty LL, Wiertelak EK, & Cousens GA (2005). Assessment of alterations in carbon dioxide sensitivity in rats during ethanol withdrawal. Measuring Behavior 2005, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Cousens GA & Muir GM (2005). Single-unit electrophysiology and undergraduate education in the neurosciences. Project Kaleidescope/ Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Workshop, Leadership, Laboratories, and a Curriculum for the 21st Century. Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN.

Cousens GA (2002). Getting Together: Brain Circuits and Behavioral Plasticity. Psychology Colloquium Series, Department of Psychology, The William Paterson University of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ.

Cousens GA & Otto TA (2001). Single-unit activity in orbital prefrontal cortex during olfactory discrimination learning with auditory secondary reinforcement. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Cousens GA & Otto, TA (2000). Effects of excitotoxic lesions of orbital prefrontal cortex on performance of an olfactory discrimination task with auditory secondary reinforcement.Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Cousens GA & Otto TA (1999). Effects of excitotoxic lesions of the basolateral amygdaloid complex on performance of an olfactory discrimination task with auditory secondary reinforcement. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Miami Beach, FL.

Cousens GA, & Otto TA (1997). Long-term potentiation in the perirhinal cortex, Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Cousens GA, & Otto TA (1997). Long-term potentiation in the perirhinal cortex following stimulation of the CA1-subicular border, Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

Otto TA, Schiller K, Cousens GA, & Ding C (1996). Aspirative lesions of lateral entorhinal cortex impair odor-place associative learning. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

* denotes undergraduate student author

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