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Gil, M. Nguyen, N.T., McDonald, M., and Albers, H.E. Social reward: Interactions with social status, social communication, aggression, and associated neural activation in the ventral tegmental area. Eur J Neurosci. 2013. 38(2): 2308-18.

Rood BD, Stott RT, You S, Smith CJ, Woodbury ME, De Vries GJ (2013). Site of origin of and sex differences in the vasopressin innervation of the mouse (Mus musculus) brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology 521: 2321-58.

Veenema AH, Bredewold R, De Vries GJ. Sex-specific modulation of juvenile social play by vasopressin. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2013. 38(11): 2554-61.

Ahern TH, Krug S, Carr AV, Murray EK, Fitzpatrick E, Bengston L, McCutcheon J, De Vries GJ, Forger NG. Cell death atlas of the postnatal mouse ventral forebrain and hypothalamus: Effects of age and sex. J Comp Neurol. 2013. 521(11): 2511-69.

Holmes MM, Van Mil S, Bulkowski C, Goldman SL, Goldman BD, Forger NG. Androgen receptor distribution in the social decision-making network of eusocial naked mole-rats. Behav Brain Res. 2013. 256:214-8.

Zhou S, Holmes MM, Forger NG, Goldman BD, Lovern MB, Caraty A, Kalló I, Faulkes CG, Coen CW. Socially regulated reproductive development: Analysis of GnRH-1 and kisspeptin neuronal systems in cooperatively breeding naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber). J Comp Neurol. 2013. (521(13): 3003-29.

Henderson, Y.O., Smith, G.P., and Parent, M.B. (2013). Hippocampal neuron inhibit meal onset. Hippocampus. 23(1): 100-7.

Ross AP, Darling JN, and Parent MB. High energy diets prevent the enhancing effects of emotional arousal on memory. Behavioral Neuroscience. 2013. 127(5): 771-9.

Eidson LN and Murphy AZ. Persistent peripheral inflammation attenuates morphine-induced periaqueductal gray glial cell activation and analgesic tolerance in the male rat. Dev Neurobiol. 2013. (in press).

Eidson and Murphy AZ. Morphine Tolerance and Facilitates the Pain Relieving Properties of Morphine. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(40), 15952-15963.

Victoria, N.C., Karom, M.C., Eichenbaum, H., and Murphy, A.Z. Neonatal injury rapidly alters markers of pain and stress in rat pups. Developmental Neurobiology. Sept 10, 2013.

Victoria, N.C., Inoue, K. Young, L.J., and Murphy, A.Z. A single neonatal injury induces life-long deficits in response to stress. Developmental Neurobiology. 2013. 35(4): 326-37.

Victoria, N.C., Inoue, K., Young, L.J., Murphy, A.Z. Long-term dysregulation of brain corticoprophin and glucocorticoid receptors and stress reactivity by single early-life pain experience in male and female rats. Psychoneuroendocrinology. In press, 2013.

Jeffress, E.C. and Huhman, K.L. Copulatory and agonistic behavior in Syrian hamsters following social defeat. Aggressive Behavior. 2013. 39(3): 239-45.

Gunaratne, C.A., Sakurai, A., and Katz, P.S. Comparative mapping of GABA-immunoreactive neurons in the central nervous systems of nudibranch molluscs. Journal of Comparative Neurology. Accepted Article, Jul 19, 2013.

Russell JL, McIntyre JM, Hopkins WD, and Tagliatalela JP. Vocal learning of a communicative signal in captive chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes. Brain Language. 2013. (in press).

Lacreuse A, Russel JL, Hopkins WD, and Herndon JG. Cognitive and motor gaining in female chimpanzees. Neurobiology of Aging. 2013. (in press).

Meguerditchian A, Vauclair J, and Hopkins WD. On the origins of human handedness and language: a comparative review of hand preferences for bimanual coordinated actions and gestural communication in nonhuman primates. Dev Psychobiol. 2013. 55(6): 637-50.

Barks SK, Bauerfeind AL, Bonar CJ, Cranfield MR, de Sousa AA
, Erwin JM, Hopkins WD, Lewandowski AH, Mudakikwa A, Phillips KA, Raghanti MA, Stimpson CD, Hof PR, Zilles K, and Sherwood CC. Variable temporo-insular cortex neuroanatomy in primates suggest a bottleneck effect in eastern gorillas. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 2013. (in press).

Hopkins, WD. Comparing human and nonhuman primate handedness: challenges and a modest proposal for consensus. Developmental Psycholobiology. 2013. 55(6): 621-36.

Teffer K, Buxhoeveden DP, Stimpson CD, Fobbs AJ, Schapiro SJ, Baze WB, Arthur MJ, Hopkins WD, Hof PR, Sherwood CC, and Semendeferi K. Developmental changes in the spatial organization of neurons in the neocortex of humans and common chimpanzees. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 2013. 521(18): 4249-59.

Beran MJ, Evans TA, Paglieri F, McIntyre JM, Addessi E, Hopkins WD. Chimpanzees (Pan traglodytes) can wait, when they choose to: A study with the hybrid delay task. Anim Cogn. 2013. (in press).

Bianchi S, Stimpson CD, Duka T, Larsen MD, Janssen WG, Collins Z, Bauernfeind AL, Schapiro SJ, Baze WB, McArthur MJ, Hopkins WD, Wildman DE, Lipovich L, Kuzawa CW, Jacobs B, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Synaptogenesis and development of pyramidal neuron dendritic norphology in the chimpanzee neocortex resembles humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2013. 110 Suppl 2: 10395-401.

Lyn H, Russell JL, Leavens DA, Bard KA, Boysen ST, Schaeffer JA, Hopkins WD. Apes communicate about absent and displaced objects: methodology matters. Anim Cogn. 2013. (in press).

Hopkins WD. Neuroanatomical asymmetries and handedness in champanzees (Pan troglodytes): A case for continuity in the evolution of hemispheric specialization. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2013. 1288: 17-35.

Gomez-Robles A, Hopkins WD, and Sherwood CC. Increased morphological asymmetry, evolvability and plasticity in human brain evolution. Proc Biol Sci. 2013. 280(1761).

Hopkins WD and Avants BB. Regional and hemispheric variation in cortical thickness in chimpazees (Pan Troglodytes). Journal of Neuroscience. 2013. 33(12): 5241-8.

Hopkins, WD. Independence of data points in the measurement of hand preferences in primates: statistical problem or urban myth? Am J Phys Anthropol. 2013. 151(1): 151-7.

Phillips KA, Schaeffer J, Barrett E, and Hopkins WD. Performance asymmetries in tool use are associated with corpus callosum integrity in chimpanzees (Pan traglodytes): A diffusion tensor imaging study. Behavioral Neuroscience. 2013. 127(1): 106-13.

Hopkins WD, Gardner M, Mingle M, Reamer L, Schapiro SJ. Within- and Between-Task Consistency in Hand Use as a means of Characterizing Hand Preferences in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). J Comp Psychol. 2013. (in press).

Hopkins WD and Tagliatatela JP. Inititation of joint attention is associated with morphometric variation in the anterior cingulate cortex of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Am J Primatol. 2013. 75(5): 441-9.

Bianchi S, Stimpson CD, Bauernfeind AL, Schapiro SJ, Baze WB, McArthur MJ, Bronson E, Hopkins WD, Semendeferi K, Jacobs B, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Dendritic morphology of pyramidal neurons in the chimpanzee neocortex: Regional specializations and comparison to humans. Cereb Cortex. 2013. 23(10): 2429-36.

Gilissen EP and Hopkins WD. Asymmetries of the parietal operculum in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in relation to handedness for tool use. Cereb Cortex. 2013. 23(2): 411-22.

Fagot J, Bonté E, Hopkins WD. Age-dependent behavioral strategies in a visual search task in baboons (Papio papio) and their relation to inhibitory control. J Comp Psychol. 2013. 127(2): 194-201.

Doherty, J.M., Cooke, B.M., Frantz, K.J. (2013) Attenuated Fos immunoreactivity in prelimbic and infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex during heroin-seeking behavior in adolescent vs. adult male rats. Neuropsychopharmacology



Wallez C, Schaeffer J, Meguerditchian A, Vauclair J, Schapiro SJ, Hopkins WD. Contrast of hemispheric lateralization for oro-facila movements between learned attention-getting sounds and species-typical vocalizations in chimpanzees: Extension in a second colony. Brain Language. 2012. 123(1): 75-9.

Hopkins WD, Pilger JF, Storz R, Ambrose A, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Planum temporale asymmetries correlate with corpus callosum axon fiber density in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Behav Brain Res. 2013. 234(2): 248-54.

Martinez LA, Levy MJ, Petrulis A. Endogenous oxytocin is necessary for preferential Fos expression to male odors in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in female Syrian hamsters. Horm Behav. 2013. 64(4): 653-64.

Petrulis, A. Chemosignals and hormones in the neural control of mammalian sexual behavior. Neuroendocrinology. 2013. 34(4): 255-67.

Petrulis, A. Chemosignals, hormones and mammalian reproduction. Horm Behav. 2013. 63(5): 723-41.

Martinez LA, Petrulis A. The medial preoptic area is necessary for sexual odor preference, but not sexual solicitation, in female Syrian hamsers. Horm Behav. 2013. 63(4): 606-14.

Been LE, Bauman JM, Petrulis A, Chang YH. X-ray kinematics analysis of vaginal scent marking in female Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). Physiol Behav. 2012. 105(4): 1021-7.

Taglialatela JP, Reamer L, Schapiro SJ, Hopkins WD. Social learning of a communicative signal in captive chimpanzees. Biol Lett. 2012. 8(4): 498-501.

Zhao D, Hopkins WD, and Li B. Handedness in nature: First evidence on manual laterality on bimanual coordinated tube task in wild primates. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2012. 148(1): 36-44.

Phillips KA and Hopkins WD. Topography of the chimpanzee corpus callosum. PLoS One. 2012. 7(2): e31941.

Spocter MA, Hopkins WD, Barks SK, Bianchi S, Hehmeyer AE, Anderson SM, Stimpson CD, Fobbs AJ, Hof PR, Sherwood CC. Neuropil distribution in the cerebral cortex differs between humans and chimpanzees. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 2012. 520(13): 2917-29.

Meguerditchian A, Gardner MJ, Schapiro SJ, and Hopkins WD. The sound of one-hand clapping: Handedness and perisylvian neural correlates of a communicative gesture in chimpanzees. Proc Biol Sci. 2012. 279(1735): 1959-66.

Hopkins WD, Russell JL, and Schaeffer JA. The neural and cognitive correlates of aimed throwing in chimpanzees: A magnetic resonance image and behavioural study on a unique form of social tool use. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2012. 367(1585) 37-47.

Leavens DA, Ely J, Hopkins WD, and Bard KA. Effects of cage mesh on pointing: Hand shapes in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Anim Cogn. 2012. 15(3): 437-41.

Paisley, JJ, Huddleston, GG, Carruth, LL, Petrulis, A., Grober, MS, & AN Clancy. 2012. Sexual responses of the male rat medial preoptic area and medial amygdala to estrogen: site specific reduction of estrogen receptor alpha. Horm Behav. 62(1):50-7.

McCann, K.E. and Huhman, K.L. The effect of escapable versus inescapable social defeat on conditioned defeat and social recognition in Syrian hamsters. Physiology and Behavior. 2012. 105(2): 493-497, 2012.

McDonald, M.M., Markham, C.M., Norvelle, A., Albers, H.E., and Huhman, KL. GABAA receptor activation in the lateral septum reduces the expression of conditioned defeat and increases aggression in Syrian hamsters. Brain Research. 2012. 159(1): 70-80.

Albers, H.E. The regulation of social recognition, social communication and aggression: vasopressin in the social behavior neural network. Horm Behav. 2012. 61(3): 282-92.

Luckett, C., Norvelle, A., and Huhman, K. The role of the nucleus accumbens in the acquisition and expression of conditioned defeat. Behav Brain Res. 2012. 227(1): 208-14.

Markham, C.M., Luckett, C.A., and Huhman, K.L. The medial prefrontal cortex is both necessary and sufficient for the acquisition of conditioned defeat. Neuropharmacology. 2012. (62(2): 933-9.

McCarthy MM, Arnold AP, Ball GF, Blaustein JD, De Vries GJ. 2012. Sex differences in the brain: the not so inconvenient truth. Journal of Neuroscience 32:2241-2247.

Taylor PV, Veenema AH, Paul MJ, Breedewold R, Isaac S, De Vries GJ (2012). Sexually dimorphic effects of a prenatal immune challenge on social play and vasopressin expression in juvenile rats. Biology of Sex Differences 3:15.

Goode, C.T., Britner, S. L., Gagne, P.E., Pecore, J.L., Demetrikopoulos, M.K., Williams, B.A., Carruth, L.L., DeHaan, R.L., & Frantz, K.J. (2012) Scientific Research Self-Efficacy among Undergraduates: Current Contexts and Approaches to Measurement. In Britner, S. L. (Ed) Self-Efficacy in Education and Community Contexts, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York.

Britner, S. L., Williams, B. A., Pecore, J. L., Gagne, P., Demetrikopoulos, M. K., Poh, R., Carruth, L. L., Goode, C. T., DeHaan, R. L., Frantz, K. J. (2012). Portraits of science self-efficacy: Four undergraduate women in a summer research experience. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, (18)273-293.DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.2013004491

Doherty, J.M., Frantz, K.J. Attenuated effects of experimenter-administered heroin in adolescent vs. adult male rats: physical withdrawal and locomotor sensitization. Psychopharmacology. 2012. 225(3): 595-604.

Gilmore RF, Varnum MM, Forger NG. (2012). Effects of blocking developmental cell death on sexually dimorphic calbindin cell groups in the preoptic area and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis. Biology of Sex Differences, Feb 15;3:5.

Hopkins, W. D., Russell, J. L., & Schaeffer, J. A. (2012). The neural and cognitive correlates of aimed throwing in chimpanzees: an MRI and behavioral study on a unique form of social tool use. Philospohical Transactions of the Royal Society, 367: 37-47.

Bogart, S. L., Mangin, J. F., Schapiro, S. J., Reamer, L. Bennett, A. J., Pierre, P. J., & Hopkins, W. D. (2012). Sulci asymmetries in chimpanzees and macaques: A new look at an old idea. NeuroImage, 61: 533-541.

Lutterschmidt DI, Wilczynski W. Sexually dimorphic effects of melatonin on brain arginine vasotocin immunoreactivity in green treefrogs (Hyla cinerea). Brain Behav Evol. 2012. 80(3): 222-32.

Almli LM, Wilczynski W. Socially modulated cell proliferation is independent of gonadal steroid hormones in the brain of the adult green treefrog (Hyla cinerea). Brain Behav Evol. 2012. 79(3): 170-180.



Wilczynski W, Lynch KS. Female sexual arousal in amphibians. Horm Behav. 2011. 59(5): 630-6.

Taylor, S.L., Stanek, L.M., Ressler, K.J., and Huhman, K.L. Differential brain-derived neurotrophic factor expression in limbic brain regions following social defeat or territorial aggression. Behavioral Neuroscience. 2011. 125(6): 911-20.

Day, D.E., Cooper, M.A., Markham, C.M., and Huhman, K.L. NR2B subunit of the NMDA receptor in the basolateral amygdala is necessary for the acquisition of conditioned defeat in Syrian hamsters. Behav Brain Res. 2011. 217(1): 55-9.

Gutzler, S.J., Karom, M. Erwin, W.D., and Albers, H.E. Seasonal regulation of social communication by photoperiod and testosterone: effects of arginine-vasopressi, serotonin, and galanin in the medial preoptic area-anterior hypothalamus. Behav Brain Res. 2011. 216(1): 214-9.

Hopkins WD, Phillips KA, Bania A, Calcutt SE, Gardner M, Russell J, Schaeffer J, Lonsdorf EV, Ross SR, Schapiro SJ. Hand preferences for coordinated bimanual actions in 777 great apes: Implications for the evolution of handedness in hominins. J Hum Evol. 2011. 60(5): 605-11.

Rood BD and De Vries GJ. 2011. Vasopressin innervation of the mouse (Mus musculus) brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology 519: 2434-2474. PMID: 21456024

Veenema AH, Bredewold R, De Vries GJ. 2011. Vasopressin regulates social recognition in juvenile and adult rats of both sexes, but in sex- and age-specific ways. Hormones and Behavior 61:50-56.

Holmes MM, Niel L, Anyan JJ, Griffith AT, Monks DA, Forger NG. (2011). Effects of Bax gene deletion on social behaviors and neural response to olfactory cues in mice. European Journal of Neuroscience 34:1492-1499.

Murray EK, Varnum MM, Fernandez JL, de Vries GJ, and Forger NG. (2011). Effects of neonatal treatment with valproic acid on vasopressin immunoreactivity and olfactory behaviour in mice. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 23:906-914.

Anyan JJ, Seney ML, Holley A, Bengston L, Goldman BD, Forger NG, Holmes MM. Social status and sex effects on neural morphology in Damarland mole-rats, Fukomys damarensis. Brain Behav Evol. 2011. 77(4): 291-8.

Holmes MM, Seney ML, Goldman BD, Forger NG. Social and hormonal triggers of neural plasticity in naked mole-rats. Behav Brain Res. 2011. 218(1): 234-9.

Bruggeman, E.C., Li, C., Ross, A.P., Doherty, J.M., Williams, B.F., Frantz, K.J., Parent, M.B. (2011) A high fructose diet does not affect amphetamine self-administration or spatial water maze learning and memory in female rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 99: 356-364.

Doherty, J.M., Frantz, K.J. (2011) Heroin self-administration and reinstatement of heroin-seeking in adolescent vs. adult male rats. Psychopharmacology. 219(3): 763-73.

Ernst, M., Daniele, T., Frantz, K. (2011) New perspectives on adolescent motivated behavior: attention and conditioning. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2011.07.013.

Shahbazi. M, Schmidt, M & LL Carruth. 2011. Distribution and subcellular localization of glucocorticoid receptor immunoreactive neurons in the developing and adult male zebra finch brain. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 174: 354-361.

Duncan KA & LL Carruth. 2011. The song remains the same: coactivators and sex differences in the songbird brain. Front. Neuroendocrinol. 32(1):84-94.

Duncan, KA, Jimenez, P, & LL Carruth. 2011. Distribution and sexually dimorphic expression of steroid receptor coactivator-1 (SRC-1) in the zebra finch brain. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 170(2): 408-414.

Schlinger BA, Carruth L, de Vries GJ, Xu J. State-of-the-art (Arnold) behavioral neuroendocrinology. Horm Behav. 2011. 60(1): 1-3.

Burkett JP, Spiegel LL, Inoue K, Murphy AZ, Young LJ. Activation of μ-opioid receptors in the dorsal striatum is necessary for adult social attachment in monogamous prairie voles. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011. 36(11): 2200-10.

Normandin JJ and Murphy AZ. Somatic genital reflexes in rats with a nod to humans: Anatomy, physiology and the role of the social neuropeptides. Horm Behav. 2011. 59(5): 656-65.

Normandin JJ and Murphy AZ. Serotonergic lesions of the periaqueductal gray, a primary source of serotonin to the nucleus paragigantocellularis, facilitate sexual behavior in male rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2011. 98(3): 369-75.

Parent MB, Krebs-Kraft DL, Ryan JP, Wilson JS, Harenski C, Hamann S. Glucose administration enhances fMRI brain activation and connectivity related to episodic memory encoding for neutral and emotional stimuli. Neuropsychologia. 2011. 49(5): 1052-66.

Martinez LA, Petrulis A. The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis is critical for sexual solicitation, but not for opposite-sex odor preference, in female Syrian hamsters. Horm Behav. 2011. 60(5): 651-9.

Been LE, Petrulis A. Chemosensory and hormone information are relayed directly between the medial amygdala, posterior bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, and medial preoptic area in male Syrian hamsters. Horm Behav. 2011. 59(4): 536-48.

Hopkins WD, Taglialatela JP, Russell JL, Nir TM, Schaeffer J. Cortical representation of lateralized grasping in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): A combined MRI and PET study. 2010. PLoS One. 5(10):e13383.


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