Outreach at Noggin Fest
One of our postdocs, Katie Wallin-Miller, gave a talk at Noggin Fest, an event hosted by NW Noggin, a Portland-based organization dedicated to educating K-12 students and the public about neuroscience and art.
The lab has moved to Portland!
Bita has accepted a position at the Oregon Health & Science University as Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. The full announcement from OHSU is available here.
Bita Moghaddam was featured in a March 2016 Neuropsychopharmacology Brainpod to discuss her Neuropsychopharmacology commentary about women at the podium. You can listen to the podcast in its entirety here.
A commentary co-authored by Bita Moghaddam was published in Neuropsychopharmacology entitled: “Women at the Podium: ACNP Strives to Reach Speaker Gender Equality at the Annual Meeting.”
Wood, J., Simon, N.W., Koerner, S., Kass, R.E., Moghaddam, B. (2017). Networks of VTA Neurons Encode Real-Time Information about Uncertain Numbers of Actions Executed to Earn a Reward. Behavioral Neuroscience. in press (view PDF preprint)
Del Arco, A., Park, J., Wood, J., Kim, Y., Moghaddam, B. (2017). Adaptive encoding of outcome prediction by prefrontal cortex ensembles supports behavioral flexibility. Journal of Neuroscience, view PDF preprint). in press (
Bueno-Junior, L.S., Simon, N.W., Wegener, M.A., Moghaddam, B. (2017). Repeated Nicotine Strengthens Gamma Oscillations in the Prefrontal Cortex and Improves Visual Attention Neuropsychopharmacology 42 (8), 1590-1598. view PDF
Park, J., Moghaddam, B. (2017). Impact of anxiety on prefrontal cortex encoding of cognitive flexibility. Neuroscience 345, 193-202 view PDF
Lohani, S., Martig, A., Underhill, S., DeFrancesco, A., Roberts, M., Rinaman, L. Burst Activation Of Dopamine Neurons Produces Prolonged Post-Burst Availability Of Actively Released Dopamine , bioRxiv, 125062 view PDF preprint
Moghaddam, B. (2016) The Complicated Relationship of Stress and Prefrontal Cortex. Biological Psychiatry, 80(10):728–729. view PDF
Simon, N.W. and Moghaddam, B. (2016) Methylphenidate has nonlinear dose effects on cued response inhibition in adults but not adolescents. Brain Research, doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.07.027. view PDF
Park, J. and Moghaddam, B. (2016) Impact of anxiety on prefrontal cortex encoding of cognitive flexibility. Neuroscience, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.06.013. view PDF
Lohani, S., Poplawsky, A.J., Kim, S.G., and Moghaddam, B. (2016) Unexpected global impact of VTA dopamine neuron activation as measured by opto-fMRI. Molecular Psychiatry, doi:10.1038/mp.2016.102. view PDF
Park, J., Wood, J., Bondi, C., Del Arco, A., and Moghaddam, B. (2016) Anxiety evokes hypofrontality and disrupts rule-relevant encoding by dorsomedial prefrontal cortex neurons. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(11): 3322-3335. view PDF
Simon, N.W., Wood, J., and Moghaddam, B. “Action – outcome relationships are represented differently by medial prefrontal and orbitofrontal cortex neurons during action execution.” Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(6):3374-85. view PDF
Kim, Y., Simon, N.W., Wood, J., and Moghaddam, B. (2015) Reward anticipation is encoded differently by adolescent VTA neurons. Biological Psychiatry, doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.04.026. view PDF
Simon, N.W. and Moghaddam, B. (2015) Neural processing of reward in adolescent rodents. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 11:145-54. view PDF.
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Moghaddam Lab posters from the 2015 SfN Meeting in Chicago
In the News
University of Pittsburgh, 15 March, 2016, “Just Made a Bad Decision? Perhaps Anxiety is to Blame.” view article
90.5 WESA, 21 April, 2016, “Anxiety Leads to Bad Decisions, But Why? Researchers Find Surprising Answer.” listen and view article
University of Pittsburgh, 29 June, 2015, “Why Does the Teen Brain Value Reward over Risk?” view article
University of Pittsburgh, 29 July, 2013, “Adolescents are What They Don’t Eat, Too.” view article
90.5 WESA, 1 August, 2013, “Pitt Researchers Say Diet Links to Hyperactivity, Learning Problems in Teens.” view article
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 30, July, 2013, “Pitt Scientists Link Diet, Hyperactivity.”view article