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Academic Article

Year Title
2018 Representation of actions and outcomes in medial prefrontal cortex during delayed conditional decision making: Population analyses of single neuron activityBrain and Neuroscience Advances.  2:1-15. 2018
2017 Mediodorsal Thalamic Neurons Mirror the Activity of Medial Prefrontal Neurons Responding to Movement and Reinforcement during a Dynamic DNMTP Task.eNeuro.  4:ENEURO.0196-17.2017. 2017
2016 A pathway for spatial memory encoding.Learning and Behavior Animal Learning and Behavior Psychonomic science.  44:97-98. 2016
2016 Prefrontal Neurons Encode Actions and Outcomes in Conjunction with Spatial Location in Rats Performing a Dynamic Delayed Non-Match to Position Task.PLoS ONE.  11:e0149019. 2016
2015 The neurobiology of thalamic amnesia: Contributions of medial thalamus and prefrontal cortex to delayed conditional discrimination.Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.  54:161-174. 2015
2014 Advances in understanding mechanisms of thalamic relays in cognition and behavior.Journal of Neuroscience.  34:15340-15346. 2014
2012 Inactivation of ventral midline thalamus produces selective spatial delayed conditional discrimination impairment in the rat.Hippocampus.  22:853-860. 2012
2011 Lesions of reuniens and rhomboid thalamic nuclei impair radial maze win-shift performance.Hippocampus.  21:815-826. 2011
2011 Cognitive activation by central thalamic stimulation: the yerkes-dodson law revisited.Dose-Response.  9:313-331. 2011
2008 Memory enhancement with event-related stimulation of the rostral intralaminar thalamic nuclei.Journal of Neuroscience.  28:14293-14300. 2008
2007 Cholinergic modulation of visuospatial responding in central thalamus.European Journal of Neuroscience.  26:3543-3552. 2007
2007 Effects of frontal cortex lesions on action sequence learning in the rat.European Journal of Neuroscience.  25:2905-2915. 2007
2006 The role of striatum in initiation and execution of learned action sequences in rats.Journal of Neuroscience.  26:1016-1025. 2006
2005 Effects of clonidine in the locus coeruleus on prefrontal- and hippocampal-dependent measures of attention and memory in the rat.Psychopharmacology.  181:280-288. 2005
2005 Involvement of ventral pallidum in prefrontal cortex-dependent aspects of spatial working memory.Behavioral Neuroscience.  119:399-409. 2005
2005 Lesions of specific and nonspecific thalamic nuclei affect prefrontal cortex-dependent aspects of spatial working memory.Behavioral Neuroscience.  119:410-419. 2005
2004 Dissociable effects of frontal cortical lesions on measures of visuospatial attention and spatial working memory in the rat.Cerebral Cortex.  14:974-985. 2004
2003 Impairment of radial maze delayed nonmatching after lesions of anterior thalamus and parahippocampal cortex.Behavioral Neuroscience.  117:596-605. 2003
2002 A double dissociation within striatum between serial reaction time and radial maze delayed nonmatching performance in rats.Journal of Neuroscience.  22:6756-6765. 2002
2001 Effects of intralaminar thalamic lesions on sensory attention and motor intention in the rat: a comparison with lesions involving frontal cortex and hippocampus.Behavioural Brain Research.  123:49-63. 2001
2001 Effects of dorsal and ventral striatal lesions on delayed matching trained with retractable levers.Behavioural Brain Research.  122:67-78. 2001
2001 Effects of reversible inactivation of thalamo-striatal circuitry on delayed matching trained with retractable levers.Behavioural Brain Research.  119:61-69. 2001
2000 A comparison of the effects of hippocampal or prefrontal cortical lesions on three versions of delayed non-matching-to-sample based on positional or spatial cues.Behavioural Brain Research.  109:69-81. 2000
1999 Delayed matching-to-sample trained with retractable levers is impaired by lesions of the intralaminar or ventromedial but not the laterodorsal thalamic nucleiCognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience Psychobiology.  27:351-363. 1999
1999 Thalamic amnesia and the hippocampus: Unresolved questions and an alternative candidateBehavioral and Brain Sciences.  22:458-+. 1999
1999 Effects of chlordiazepoxide and FG 7142 on a rat model of diencephalic amnesia as measured by delayed-matching-to-sample performance.Psychopharmacology.  142:413-420. 1999
1998 Auditory conditional discrimination deficits without delays in rats with lesions of either frontal cortex or medial thalamusCognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience Psychobiology.  26:205-215. 1998
1998 Lesions of the frontal cortex, hippocampus, and intralaminar thalamic nuclei have distinct effects on remembering in rats.Behavioral Neuroscience.  112:772-792. 1998
1998 Effects of thalamic and olfactory cortical lesions on continuous olfactory delayed nonmatching-to-sample and olfactory discrimination in rats (Rattus norvegicus).Behavioral Neuroscience.  112:39-53. 1998
1998 Thalamic amnesia reconsidered: excitotoxic lesions of the intralaminar nuclei, but not the mediodorsal nucleus, disrupt place delayed matching-to-sample performance in rats (Rattus norvegicus).Behavioral Neuroscience.  112:54-67. 1998
1997 The effects of frontal cortical lesions on remembering depend on the procedural demands of tasks performed in the radial arm maze.Behavioural Brain Research.  87:115-125. 1997
1996 A comparison of temporal decay in place memory tasks in rats (Rattus norvegicus) with lesions affecting thalamus, frontal cortex, or the hippocampal system.Behavioral Neuroscience.  110:1244-1260. 1996
1996 A comparison of the effects of frontal cortical and thalamic lesions on measures of spatial learning and memory in the rat.Behavioural Brain Research.  75:195-206. 1996
1994 Comparison of the effects of frontal cortical and thalamic lesions on measures of olfactory learning and memory in the rat.Behavioral Neuroscience.  108:1088-1100. 1994
1994 On the role of thalamic pathology in diencephalic amnesia.Reviews in the Neurosciences.  5:105-140. 1994
1992 Delayed-nonmatching-to-sample performance is impaired by extensive, but not by limited, lesions of the thalamus in the rat.Behavioral Neuroscience.  106:646-656. 1992
1992 Depletion of cortical norepinephrine in rats by 6-hydroxydopamine does not impair performance of a delayed-nonmatching-to-sample task.Behavioral Neuroscience.  106:718-721. 1992
1992 MK-801 prevents brain lesions and delayed-nonmatching-to-sample deficits produced by pyrithiamine-induced encephalopathy in rats.Behavioral Neuroscience.  106:623-633. 1992
1992 Radio-frequency lesions of the thalamus produce delayed-nonmatching-to-sample impairments comparable to pyrithiamine-induced encephalopathy in rats.Behavioral Neuroscience.  106:634-645. 1992
1992 Diencephalic lesions, learning impairments, and intact retrograde memory following acute thiamine deficiency in the rat.Behavioural Brain Research.  48:177-185. 1992
1991 Analysis of aversively conditioned learning and memory in rats recovered from pyrithiamine-induced thiamine deficiency.Behavioral Neuroscience.  105:351-359. 1991
1991 Impairment of olfactory, auditory, and spatial serial reversal learning in rats recovered from pyrithiamine-induced thiamine deficiency.Behavioral Neuroscience.  105:360-374. 1991
1991 Response latency and accuracy on a pretrained nonmatching-to-sample task in rats recovered from pyrithiamine-induced thiamine deficiency.Behavioral Neuroscience.  105:375-385. 1991
1990 Memory improvement in Korsakoff's disease with fluvoxamine.Archives of General Psychiatry.  47:978-979. 1990
1990 The Korsakoff syndrome: a neurochemical perspective.Trends in Neurosciences.  13:340-344. 1990
1990 Protective effects of the glutamate antagonist MK-801 on pyrithiamine-induced lesions and amino acid changes in rat brain.Journal of Neuroscience.  10:1664-1674. 1990
1988 Long-lasting changes in regional brain amino acids and monoamines in recovered pyrithiamine treated rats.Neurochemical Research.  13:1199-1206. 1988
1988 Behavioral impairments, brain lesions and monoaminergic activity in the rat following recovery from a bout of thiamine deficiency.Behavioural Brain Research.  27:223-239. 1988
1988 Memory effect of DL-threo-3,4-dihydroxyphenylserine (DOPS) in human Korsakoff's disease.Psychopharmacology.  95:250-254. 1988
1987 Monoamines and metabolites in cortex and subcortical structures: normal regional distribution and the effects of thiamine deficiency in the rat.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  421:140-149. 1987
1987 Neurochemical specificity of learning: dopamine and motor learning.Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine.  60:187-193. 1987
1986 Learning impairments after 6-OHDA treatment: a comparison with the effects of thiamine deficiency.Behavioural Brain Research.  21:21-27. 1986
1986 Reduced concentrations of arginine vasopressin and MHPG in lumbar CSF of patients with Korsakoff's psychosis.Life Sciences.  38:2301-2306. 1986
1986 Ontogeny of the olfactory code.Experientia.  42:213-223. 1986
1986 Cognitive enhancement in Korsakoff's psychosis by clonidine: a comparison with L-dopa and ephedrine.Psychopharmacology.  88:374-380. 1986
1986 Multimodal sensory discrimination deficits in Korsakoff's psychosis.Neuropsychologia.  24:831-839. 1986
1985 Thiamine deficiency depletes cortical norepinephrine and impairs learning processes in the rat.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  360:273-284. 1985
1985 Monoamine activity correlates with psychometric deficits in Korsakoff's disease.Behavioural Brain Research.  15:247-254. 1985
1984 Catecholamines and amnesia: the need for psychometric verification.Annals of Neurology.  16:516-517. 1984
1984 Transduction physiology of olfactory receptor cilia.Brain Research Brain Research Protocols Molecular Brain Research.  310:87-97. 1984
1984 Neurochemical pathology in Korsakoff's psychosis: implications for other cognitive disorders.Neurology.  34:648-652. 1984
1983 Korsakoff's psychosis: noradrenergic systems and cognitive impairment.Behavioural Brain Research.  9:1-32. 1983
1982 Adaptation of rat olfactory bulb neurones.Journal of Physiology.  326:361-369. 1982
1982 Response properties of rat olfactory bulb neurones.Journal of Physiology.  326:341-359. 1982
1982 Changes in morphology and physiology of olfactory receptor cilia during development.Neuroscience.  7:3091-3103. 1982
1982 Postnatal proliferation and maturation of olfactory bulb neurons in the rat.Neuroscience.  7:3105-3116. 1982
1982 Response properties of mitral cells in the olfactory bulb of the neonatal rat.Neuroscience.  7:3117-3125. 1982
1981 Clonidine in Korsakoff disease: pathophysiologic and therapeutic implications.Progress in Clinical and Biological Research.  71:211-223. 1981
1980 Memory enhancement in Korsakoff's psychosis by clonidine: further evidence for a noradrenergic deficit.Annals of Neurology.  7:466-470. 1980
1978 Memory impairment in Korsakoff's psychosis: a correlation with brain noradrenergic activity.Science The Scientific monthly.  202:905-907. 1978
1978 Olfactory sensitivity during the menstrual cycle.Sens Processes.  2:90-98. 1978
1978 Central monoamine activity in Korsakoff's psychosis.Trans Am Neurol Assoc.  103:233-235. 1978
1976 Some effects of aphasic lesions on order perception.Sens Processes.  1:33-39. 1976
Odor discrimination and memory in Korsakoff's psychosis.Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.  6:445-458.

Chapter

Year Title
2012 Remembering what the nose knows.  179-197. 2012
2012 The Brain.  377-385. 2012
1995 The neuropsychology of odor memory.  39-70. 1995
1993 Thalamocortical mechanisms and smell: Insights from amnesia.  59-65. 1993
1992 Olfactory impairment in Korsakoff's disease.  526-545. 1992
1992 The neurobiology of diencephalic amnesia.  451-462. 1992
1991 Influence of drugs on smell function and memory.  333-359. 1991
1991 Odor Memory.  315-328. 1991
1990 Disturbances of Taste and Smell.  209-216. 1990
1985 The amnesic syndrome: A model for the study of central olfactory mechanisms.  550-564. 1985
1984 Some behavioral consequences of neurochemical deficits in Korsakoff's psychosis..  224-235. 1984
1983 Cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolites in Korsakoff's disease: Relationship to memory impairment and drug response.  163-171. 1983
1983 Measuring deficits in olfactory perception.  1-16. 1983
1981 Ontogeny of olfactory receptor specificity.  142-146. 1981
1981 Precision olfactometry by desorption of monolayers from solids.  463-464. 1981
1980 Processes in olfactory perception.  83-124. 1980
1977 Influence of internal factors on the perceived pleasantness and intensity of gustatory and olfactory stimuli.  103-121. 1977

Conference Proceeding

Year Title
1992 THALAMOCORTICAL MECHANISMS AND SMELL - INSIGHT FROM AMNESIACHEMICAL SIGNALS IN VERTEBRATES 6. 59-65. 1992
1988 IMPAIRED OLFACTORY LEARNING IN AN ANIMAL-MODEL OF DIENCEPHALIC AMNESIAChemical Senses. 714-714. 1988
1987 MONOAMINERGIC ACTIVITY IN OLFACTORY-BULB AND CEREBELLUM DURING OLFACTORY AND MOTOR LEARNING-TASKSChemical Senses. 677-677. 1987
1986 PERCEPTUAL DEFICITS AND THE KORSAKOFF SYNDROMEBehavioural Brain Research. 115-116. 1986
1982 BRAIN NE AND DA ACTIVITY - CORRELATION WITH SPECIFIC BEHAVIORAL DEFICITS IN KORSAKOFF PSYCHOSISNeurology. A66-A66. 1982
1982 MHPG IS ALWAYS, WHILE HVA AND 5-HIAA ARE OFTEN DIMINISHED IN THE CSF OF PATIENTS WITH KORSAKOFF PSYCHOSISNeurology. A229-A229. 1982
1978 CENTRAL MONO-AMINE ACTIVITY IN KORSAKOFF PSYCHOSISAnnals of Neurology. 179-180. 1978
The influence of mediodorsal thalamus on the development of prefrontal neuronal responses in rats learning the DNMTP task.Neuroscience Meeting Planner.

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  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Psychology Taught course 2019
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  • Brain and Behavior Taught course 2018
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  • First-year Graduate Seminar Taught course 2015
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  • Drugs and Behavior Taught course 2014
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  • Education And Training

  • A.B., Brown University
  • Ph.D. Phycological Psyc, Brown University
  • Sc.M., Brown University
  • Full Name

  • Robert Mair