Conference Abstracts

2022

Bonanno, G. R., Met Hoxha, E. M., Ferrara, N. C., & Trask, S. Context fear memory can be reduced through updating with a weak shock. Presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in September, 2022 (Milwaukee, WI).

Met Hoxha, E. M., Bonanno, G. R., & Trask, S. Context specificity of avoidance behavior in rats. Presented at the Annual BRIDGE Summer Symposium in August, 2022 (West Lafayette, IN).

Hackleman, A., Ibrahim, M., Shim, K., Trask, S., & Sangha, S. Alcohol, stress, and emotions: Interactions between prior history of stress and alcohol on discriminative conditioning and PKC-δ expression. Presented at the Annual Conference for the Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research in April, 2022 (West Lafayette, IN).

Kuczajda, M., Reyna, K., Riley, R., Thrasher, S., Sadler, K. E., & Trask, S. Neural mechanisms associated with context-dependent pain tolerance. Presented at the Annual Conference for the Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research in April, 2022 (West Lafayette, IN).

Sen-Gupta, N., Shim, K., Trask, S., & Sangha, S. Effect of stress on neural activity within the prefrontal cortex In male and female rats. Presented at the Annual Conference for the Purdue Office of Undergraduate Research in April, 2022 (West Lafayette, IN).

 

2021

Trask, S., Mogil, J.S., Helmstetter, F.J., Stucky, C.L., & Sadler, K.E. Contextual control of conditioned pain tolerance and endogenous analgesic systems. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November, 2021 (Chicago, IL).

Trask, S., Nelsen, J., Orsi, S., Duraiswamy, H., Grisales, K., Jarome, T.J., & Helmstetter, F.J. Fear devaluation and extinction rely on distinct molecular mechanisms but produce a similar behavioral outcome. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November, 2021 (Chicago, IL).

Yan, L., Ferrara, N.C., Trask, S., Padival, M., Helmstetter, F.J., Rosenkranz, J.A. Brief isolation promotes social interaction and increases amygdala cellular activity and microglia intensity in adults and adolescents. Presented at the All School Research Consortium at the Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL).

2020

Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F.J. Unique roles for the anterior and posterior retrosplenial cortices in encoding and retrieval of memory for context. Presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in September, 2019 (Burlington, VT).

Dulka, B.N., Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F.J. Age-related sex differences in protein degradation processes within the basolateral amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex.Presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in September, 2019 (Burlington, VT).

Dulka, B.N., Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F.J. Age-related sex differences in activity-driven protein degradation processes within the basolateral amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex. Presented at the American Aging Association Virtual Meeting in June, 2020.

Broomer, M., Thrailkill, E.A., Trask, S., & Bouton, M.E. Returning habit back to goal-directed action with surprising reinforcers. Presented at the annual conference for Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health in January, 2020 (Burlington, VT).

2019

Trask, S., Pullins, S.E., & Helmstetter, F.J. Distinct roles of the anterior and posterior retrosplenial cortices in encoding, but not retrieval, of trace fear memory. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in October, 2019 (Chicago, IL).

Dulka, B.N., Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F.J. The Effects of Aging on Memory and Activity-Driven Protein Degradation. Presented at the annual meeting of the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society in October, 2019 (Chicago, IL).

Trask, S., Pullins, S.E., & Helmstetter, F.J. Distinct roles of the anterior and posterior retrosplenial cortices in encoding, but not retrieval, of trace fear memory. Presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in October, 2019 (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

Dulka, B.N., Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F.J. The Effects of Aging on Memory and Activity-Driven Protein Degradation. Presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in October, 2019 (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

Trask, S., Pullins, S.E., & Helmstetter, F.J. The role of the retrosplenial subregions in trace fear acquisition and recall. Presented at the annual Neuroscience Symposium in March, 2019 (Milwaukee, WI).

2018

Ferrara, N.C., Cullen, P.K., Pullins, S.E., Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F.J. Inhibition of thalamic terminals in the amygdala may facilitate extinction learning. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November, 2018 (San Diego, CA).

Ferrara, N.C., Trask, S., Pullins, S.E., Helmstetter, F.J. Contextual novelty encoded by the dorsal hippocampus regulates synaptic destabilization and memory lability in the amygdala. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in November, 2018 (San Diego, CA).

Trask, S., Ferrara, N.C., & Helmstetter, F.J. Optogenetic silencing of the thalamo-amygdala pathway, but not lateral amygdala, results in a long-term decrease in fear expression. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in October, 2018 (Iowa City, IA).

Ferrara, N.C., Cullen, P.K., Pullins, S.E., Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F.J. Inhibition of thalamic terminals in the amygdala may facilitate extinction learning. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in October, 2018 (Iowa City, IA).

Trask, S., Keim, C. L., & Bouton, M. E. Factors that Encourage Generalization from Extinction to Test Reduce Resurgence of an Extinguished Operant Response. Poster presented at the annual conference for Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health in January, 2018 (Burlington, VT).

Thrailkill, E. A., Alcala, J., Vidal, P., Trask, S., & Bouton M. E. Can discriminated operants become habits? Poster presented at the annual conference for Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health in January, 2018 (Burlington, VT).

2017

Trask, S., Keim, C. L., & Bouton, M. E. Factors that Encourage Generalization from Extinction to Test Reduce Resurgence of an Extinguished Operant Response. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in October, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA).

Thrailkill, E. A., Trask, S., & Bouton M. E. Can discriminated operants become habits? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in October, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA).

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Cues associated with alternative reinforcement can attenuate reinforcement resurgence of an extinguished instrumental response. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior in May, 2017 (Denver, CO).

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Cues associated with alternative reinforcement can attenuate reinforcement resurgence of an extinguished instrumental response. Presented at the annual Dartmouth Neuroscience Symposium in April, 2017 (Hanover, NH). *Selected for 5-minute platform talk presentation.

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Retrieval cues associated with alternative reinforcement can attenuate reinforcement resurgence of an extinguished instrumental response. Poster presented at the annual conference for Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health in January, 2017 (Burlington, VT).

2016

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2016). Reducing the negative impact of context change on an operant response. Poster presented at the 4th annual Conference for the Vermont Center of Behavior and Health in October, 2016 (Burlington, VT).

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2016). Reducing the negative impact of context change on an operant response. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in October, 2016 (Jersey City, NJ).

2015

Bouton, M.E., Trask, S., & Carranza-Jasso, R. (2015). Learning not to make the response during operant extinction. Poster presented at the 3rd annual Conference for the Vermont Center of Behavior and Health in October, 2015 (Burlington, VT).

Bouton, M.E., Trask, S., & Carranza-Jasso (2015). Learning not to make the response during operant extinction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in September, 2015 (Portland, OR).

2014

Carranza-Jasso, R., Trask, S., & Bouton, M.E. (2014). Tests for the acquisition of response inhibition during extinction of discriminated operant behavior. Poster presented at the annual Learning and Memory Meeting in October, 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico).

Trask, S., & Bouton, M.E. (2014). Discriminative role of alternative reinforcement in the inhibition of operant behavior. Poster presented at the 2nd annual Conference for the Vermont Center of Behavior and Health in October, 2014 (Burlington, VT).

Trask, S., & Bouton, M.E. (2014). Discriminative role of the reinforcer in the inhibition of operant behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society in September, 2014 (Seattle, WA).

Trask, S., Schepers, S.T., & Bouton, M.E. (2014) Getting rid of resurgence: Implications for contingency management treatments. Poster presented at the annual conference for Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health in January, 2014 (Burlington, VT).

2013

Schepers, S.T., Trask, S., & Bouton, M.E. (2013) Effects of imposing a negative contingency between the first behavior and Phase 2 reinforcement on resurgence after instrumental extinction. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual conference in March, 2013 (New York, NY).

2012

Leppla, C.A., Trask, S., & Jasnow, A.M. (2012). Dopamine controls the precision of long-term fear memory. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in October, 2012 (New Orleans, LA).

Cullen, P.K., Trask, S., Dulka, B. N., Riccio, D.C., & Jasnow, A.M. (2012). The role of presynaptic inhibition in the generalization of context memory. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in October, 2012 (New Orleans, LA).

Cullen, P.K., Dulka, B.N., Trask, S., Riccio, D.C., & Jasnow, A.M. (2012). The loss of presynaptic GABAB1A receptors in increased rates of context fear generalization. Poster presented at the Pavlovian Society annual meeting in September, 2012 (Jersey City, NJ).

Trask, S., Leppla, C.A., Lynch, J.F. III, Cullen, P.K., & Riccio, D.C. (2012). Differences in extinction retention in rats after a short or long delay. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April, 2012 (Kent, OH).

Leppla, C.A., Trask, S., & Jasnow, A.M. (2012). Dopamine modulates the precision of long term memory. Poster presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in April, 2012 (Kent, OH).

Lynch, J.F. III, Latsko, M., Leppla, C.A., Trask, S. & Riccio, D.C. (2012). Forgetting of stimulus attributes after adolescent exposure to nicotine and stress. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in April, 2012 (Kent, OH).

Meduri, J., Dulka, B., Leppla, C., & Trask, S. (2012). Social defeat produces long-term changes in social behavior and specific deficits in fear extinction. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in April, 2012 (Kent, OH).

Cullen, P.K., Trask, S., Leppla, C.A., Dulka, B.N. & Latsko, M. (2012). Bidirectional effects of increasing histone acetylation on extinction learning. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in April, 2012 (Kent, OH).

2011

Trask, S., Cullen, P.K., Gos, K. K., Pickens, L., Fountain, S., & Riccio, D. C. (2011). Adolescent nicotine affects memory for stimulus attributes but not extinction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in May, 2011 (Chicago, IL).