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Ferrara, N.C., Trask, S., Ritger, A., Padival, M., Rosenkranz, J.A. (2022). Developmental differences in amygdala projection neuron activation associated with isolation-driven changes in social preference. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 956102.

Ferrara, N. F., Trask, S., Yan, L., Padival, M., Helmstetter, F. J., & Rosenkranz, J. A. (2022). Isolation driven changes in Iba1 morphology are associated with social recognition memory in adults and adolescents. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 107626. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2022.107626

 

Trask, S., Mogil, J. S., Helmstetter, F. J., Stucky, C. L., & Sadler, K. E. (2022). Contextual control of conditioned pain tolerance and endogenous analgesic systems. eLife, 11, e75283. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.75283

Trask, S., & Fournier, D. I. (2022). Examining a role for the retrosplenial cortex in age-related memory impairment. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 189, 107601. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2022.107601

Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F. J. (2022). Unique roles for the anterior and posterior retrosplenial cortices in encoding and retrieval of memory for context. Cerebral Cortex, 32, 3602 – 3610.  https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhab436

Trask, S. (2022). Rethinking extinction-based treatments for specific phobias. Biological Psychiatry,  91, e15-e16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.10.011

 

Ferrara, N. C., Trask, S., Avonts, B., Loh, M. K., Padival, M., & Rosenkranz, J. A. (2021). Developmental shifts in amygdala activity during a high social drive state. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41, 9308-9325. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1414-21.2021

Trask, S., Ferrara, N. C., Grisales, K., & Helmstetter, F. J. (2021). Optogenetic inhibition of either the anterior or posterior retrosplenial cortex disrupts retrieval of a trace, but not delay, fear memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 185,  107530. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2021.107530

Ferrara, N.C.*, Trask, S.*, Pullins, S.E., & Helmstetter, F.J. (2021) Inhibition of the thalamo-amygdala pathway facilitates extinction learning. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 185, 107526. *Denotes equal contribution.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2021.107526

Trask, S., Ferrara, N.C., Jasnow, A.M., Kwapis, J.L. (2021). Contributions of the cingulate-retrosplenial cortical axis to associative learning and memory: A proposed circuit for persistent memory maintenance. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 130, 178-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.08.023

Dulka, B. N., Trask, S., & Helmstetter, F. J. (2021). Age-related memory impairment and sex-specific alterations in phosphorylation of the Rpt6 proteasome subunit and polyubiquitination in the basolateral amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13, 163. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2021.656944

Trask, S., Pullins, S.E., Ferrara, N.C., & Helmstetter, F.J. (2021). The anterior retrosplenial cortex encodes event-related information and the posterior retrosplenial cortex encodes context-related information during memory formation. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43, 1386-1392.  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41386-021-00959-x

Ferrara, N.C., Trask, S., & Rosenkranz, J.A. (2021). Maturation of amygdala inputs regulate shifts in social and fear behaviors: A substrate for developmental effects of stress. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 125, 11-25.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.01.021

Trask, S., Dulka, B. N., & Helmstetter, F. J. (2020). Age-related memory impairment is associated with increased zif268 protein accumulation and decreased Rpt6 phosphorylation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21, 5352. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21155352

Bouton, M. E., Thrailkill, E. A., Trask, S., & Alfaro, F. (2020). Correction of response error vs. stimulus error in the extinction of discriminated operant learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 46, 398-497. https://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000267

 

Trask, S., Reis, D. S., Ferrara, N. C., & Helmstetter, F. J. (2020). Decreased cued fear discrimination learning in female rats as a function of estrous phase. Learning & Memory, 27, 254-257. http://www.learnmem.org/cgi/doi/10.1101/lm.051185.119.

 

Trask, S., Shipman, M. L., Green, J. T., & Bouton, M. E. (2020). Some factors that restore goal-direction to habitual behavior. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 169, 107161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2020.107161

 

Ferrara, N.C., Trask, S., Pullins, S.E., & Helmstetter, F.J. (2019). The dorsal hippocampus mediates synaptic destabilization and memory lability in the amygdala in the absence of contextual novelty. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 166, 107089. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2019.107089

 

Ferrara, N.C., Jarome, T.J., Cullen, P.K., Orsi, S.A., Kwapis, J.L., Trask, S., Pullins, S.E., & Helmstetter, F.J. (2019). GluR2 endocytosis-dependent protein degradation in the amygdala mediates memory updating, Scientific Reports, 9, 5180. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41526-1

 

Trask, S. (2019). Cues associated with alternative reinforcement can attenuate resurgence of an extinguished free operant response, Learning & Behavior, 47, 66-79. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-018-0339-9

 

Thrailkill, E. A., Trask, S., Vidal, P., Alcalá, J. A., & Bouton, M. E. (2018). Stimulus control of actions and habits: A role for reinforcer predictability and attention in the development of habitual behavior, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 44, 370-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xan0000188

 

Shipman, M. L., Trask, S., Bouton, M. E., & Green, J. T. (2018). Inactivation of the pre- or infralimbic cortices differentially affects minimally and extensively trained actions, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 155, 164-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2018.07.010

 

Trask, S., Keim, C. L., & Bouton, M. E. (2018). Factors that encourage generalization from extinction to test reduce resurgence of an extinguished operant response, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 110, 11-23. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.446

 

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2018). Retrieval practice after multiple context changes, but not long retention intervals, reduces the impact of a final context change on instrumental behavior. Learning & Behavior, 46, 213-221. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-017-0304-z

 

Trask, S. (2017). Free operant. In J. Vonk & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Learning and Cognition, New York, NY: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_1251-1

 

Trask, S., Thrailkill, E. A., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Occasion setting, inhibition, and the contextual control of extinction in Pavlovian and instrumental (operant) learning. Behavioural Processes, 137, 64-72. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2016.10.003

 

Trask, S., Shipman, M. L., Green, J. T., & Bouton, M. E. (2017). Inactivation of the prelimbic cortex attenuates context-dependent operant responding. Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 2317-2324. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3361-16.2017

 

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2016). Discriminative properties of the reinforcer can be used to attenuate the renewal of extinguished operant behavior. Learning & Behavior, 44, 151–161. http://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-015-0195-9

 

Bouton, M. E., & Trask, S. (2016). Role of the discriminative properties of the reinforcer in resurgence. Learning & Behavior, 44, 137–150. http://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-015-0197-7

 

Bouton, M. E., Trask, S., & Carranza-Jasso, R. (2016). Learning to inhibit the response during instrumental (operant) extinction. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 42, 246–258. http://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000102

 

Trask, S., Schepers, S. T., & Bouton, M. E. (2015). Context change explains resurgence after the extinction of operant behavior. Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, 41, 187–210. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4943327/

 

Trask, S., & Bouton, M. E. (2014). Contextual control of operant behavior: evidence for hierarchical associations in instrumental learning. Learning & Behavior, 42, 281–288. http://doi.org/10.3758/s13420-014-0145-y