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Lawson K*, Scarlata M*, Cho C*, Mangan C*, Petersen D*, Thompson H*, Ehnstrom S*, Mousley AL*, Bezek JL*, Bergstrom HC (2022). Adolescence alcohol exposure impairs fear extinction and alters medial prefrontal cortex plasticity. Neuropharmacology. 211:109048. PMID: 35364101 Lawson et al., 2022 Neuropharmacology

Geary CG*, Wilk VC*, Barton KL*, Jefferson PO*, Binder T*, Bhutani V, Baker C*, Fernando-Peiris AJ*, Mousley AL*, Rozental SFA*, Thompson HM*, Touchon JC, Esteban DJ, Bergstrom HC (2021). Sex differences in gut microbiota modulation of aversive conditioning, open field activity, and basolateral amygdala dendritic spine density. The Journal of Neuroscience Research. 99(7):1780-1801. PMID: 33951219 Geary et al. 2021 JNR

Bergstrom HC, Lieberman AB, Graybeal C, Lipken A, Holmes A (2020). Dorsolateral striatum engagement during reversal learning. Learning & Memory, in press. Cover Illustration and featured article. Bergstrom et al. 2020 L& M

Bergstrom HC (2020), Assaying fear memory discrimination and generalization: Methods and concepts. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. 91(1). PMID: 31995285 Bergstrom 2020 Protocols in Neuro

Sangha S, Diehl MM, Bergstrom HC, Drew MR (2020). Know Safety, No Fear. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 108: 218-230 PMID: 31738952 Sangha et al. 2019 NBR

Scarlata MJ*, Lee SH*, Lee D*, Kandigian AJ*, Hiller AJ*, Dishart JG*, Mintz GE*, Wang Z*, Coste G*, Mousley A*, Soler I*, Lawson K*, Ng AJ*, Bezek JL*, Bergstrom HC (2019). Chemogenetic stimulation of the infralimbic cortex reverses alcohol-induced fear memory overgeneralization. Scientific Reports. 9(1): 6730 PMID: 31040357 Scarlata et al., 2019 Sci Rep

Piantadosi PT, Lieberman AG, Pickens CL, Bergstrom HC, and Holmes A. A novel multichoice touchscreen paradigm for assessing cognitive flexibility in mice. Learning & Memory. 26(1):24-30 PMID: 30559117 Piantadosi-Learn. Mem.-2019

Prager EM, Chambers KE, Plotkin JL, McArthur DL, Bandrowski AE, Bansal N, Martone ME, Bergstrom HC, Bespalov A, Graf C (2018). Improving transparency and scientific rigor in academic publishing (2018). The Journal of Neuroscience Research. In press. Prager_et_al-2018-Journal_of_Neuroscience_Research

Note: This article was co-published in the journals Brain & Behavior and Cancer Reports.

Jacques A, Wright A, Chaaya N, Overell A, Bergstrom HC, McDonald C, Battle AR, Johnson LR (2018). Functional Neuronal Topography: A Statistical Approach to Micro Mapping Neuronal Location. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. 12: 84. Jacques et al. Frontiers 2018

Pollack GA*, Bezek JL*, Lee SH*, Scarlata MJ*, Weingast LT*, Bergstrom HC (2018). Cued Fear Memory Generalization Increases Over Time. Learning & Memory. 25, 298-308. Pollack et al. 2018 Learn. Mem.

Cover image by Shenandoah Wrobel ’18* 

Bergstrom HC, Lipkin AM, Lieberman AG, Pinard CR, Gunduz-Cinar O, Brockway ET, Taylor WW, Nonaka M, Bukalo O, Wills TA, Rubio FJ, Li X, Pickens CL, Winder DG, Holmes A (2018). Dorsolateral striatum engagement interferes with early discrimination learning. Cell Reports. 23(8):2264-2272 Bergstrom et al. 2018 Cell Reports

Jury, NJ, Pollack GA*, Ward MJ*, Bezek JL*, Ng AJ*, Pinard CR, Bergstrom HC, Holmes A (2017). Chronic ethanol during adolescence impacts corticolimbic dendritic spines and behavior. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics. 41(7):1298-1308 PMID: 28614590  Jury_et_al-2017-Alcoholism-_Clinical_and_Experimental_Research

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Ehlinger DG, Burke JC, McDonald CG, Smith RF, Bergstrom HC (2017).  Nicotine-induced and D1-receptor dependent dendritic remodeling in a subset of dorsolateral striatum medium spiny neurons. Neuroscience. 356: 242-254 PMID: 28576726 Ehlinger et al. 2017 Neuroscience

Bergstrom HC and Pinard CR (2017). Corticolimbic circuits in Learning, Memory, and Disease. The Journal of Neuroscience Research. 95 (3): 795-796. Commentary. PMID: 28094866. Bergstrom_et_al-2017-Journal_of_Neuroscience_ResearchCover Illustration by Shenandoah Wrobel ’18.


Bergstrom HC (2016). The Neurocircuitry of Remote Cued Fear Memory. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 71: 409-417. PMID: 27693699 bergstrom-hc-nbr-2016

Ehlinger DG, Bergstrom HC, Burke JC, Fernandez GF, McDonald CG, Smith RF (2016). Adolescent nicotine-induced dendrite remodeling in the nucleus accumbens is rapid, persistent, and D1-dopamine receptor dependent. Brain Structure and Function. 221(1): 133-145 PMID: 25257604 Ehlinger et al. 2016 BSF

Romano Bergstrom JC, Olmsted-Hawala E, Bergstrom HC (2016). Older adults fail to see the periphery during a Website search task. Universal Access in the Information Society. 15(2): 261-270. DOI: 1007/s10209-014-0382-z Romano Bergstrom JC Eye tracking in older adults 2016

Castro-Gomes V, Bergstrom HC, McGuire JL, Parker CC, Coyner J, Landeira-Fernandez, Ursano RJ, Palmer AA, Johnson LR (2016). Lateral amygdala dendritic morphology and spine patterning in a fear memory resistant and susceptible mouse line. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 127:64-71 PMID: 26642919. Vitor Castro-Gomes et al., 2015 NBLM

Bergstrom HC, Darvesh AS, Berger SP (2015). Inducible nitric oxide inhibitors block NMDA antagonist-stimulated motoric behaviors and cortical glutamate efflux. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 6; 292. PMID: 26696891 Bergstrom et al. 2015 Frontiers Pharm

Fitzgerald PJ, Pinard C, Camp MC, Feyder M, Sah A, Bergstrom HC, Graybeal C, Liu Y, Grant S, Singewald N, Xu W, Holmes A (2015). Durable fear memories require PSD-95. Molecular Psychiatry. Molecular Psychiatry. 20(7): 901-912. PMID: 25510511. Cover Illustration and featured article Fitzgerald et al. 2015 MP


Smith RF, McDonald CG, Bergstrom HC, Ehlinger D, Brielmaier JM (2015) Adolescent nicotine induces persisting changes in development of neural connectivity. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 55: 432-443. PMID:26048001    Smith et al., 2015 NBR

Prager EM, Bergstrom HC, Wynn GH, Braga MF (2015). The basolateral amygdala γ-aminobutyric acidergic system in Health and Disease. The Journal of Neuroscience Research. 94: 548-567 PMID: 26586374  Prager_et_al-Journal_of_Neuroscience_Research

Bergstrom HC & Johnson LR (2014) An organization of visual and auditory fear conditioning in the lateral amygdala. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 116: 1-13 PMID: 25076183. Bergstrom et al. 2014 NBLM

McGuire JM, Bergstrom HC, Parker CC, Le T, Morgan M, Tang H, Selwyn RG, Silva AC, Choi K, Ursano RJ, Palmer AA, Johnson LR (2013). Traits of fear resistance and susceptibility in an advanced intercross line. European Journal of Neuroscience. 38 (9): 3314-3324 PMID: 23968228 McGuire et al., 2013 EJN

Bergstrom HC, McDonald CG, Dey S, Tang H, Selwyn RG, Johnson LR (2013). The structure of Pavlovian fear conditioning in the amygdala. Brain Structure and Function. 218 (6): 1569-1589 PMID: 23179863 Bergstrom et al. 2013 BSF

Bergstrom HC, McDonald CG, Dey S, Fernandez GM, Johnson LR (2013). Neurons activated during fear memory consolidation and reconsolidation are mapped to a common and new topography in the lateral amygdala. Brain Topography. 26(3): 468-78 PMID: 23322210 Bergstrom 2013 BTOP

Ehlinger DG, Bergstrom HC, McDonald CG, Smith RF (2012). Nicotine-induced dendritic remodeling in the insular cortex. Neuroscience Letters. 516 (1): 89-93 PMID: 22487730 Ehlinger et al 2012

Prager EM, Bergstrom HC, Grunberg NE, Johnson LR (2011). The importance of reporting housing and husbandry in rat research. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 5: 38 PMID: 21847375 Prager et al 2011

Bergstrom HC, McDonald CG, Johnson LR (2011). Pavlovian fear conditioning activates a common pattern of neurons in the lateral amygdala of individual brains. PLoS ONE. 6(1): e15698 PMID: 21264324 Bergstrom et al. 2011 PLoS ONE

Prager EM, Brielmaier J, Bergstrom HC, McGuire J, Johnson LR (2010). Localization of mineralocorticoid receptors at Mammalian synapses. PLoS ONE. 5(12): e14344. PMID: 21179518 Prager et al 2011

Bergstrom HC, Smith RF, Mollinedo NS, McDonald CG (2010). Chronic nicotine exposure produces lateralized, age-dependent dendritic remodeling in the rodent basolateral amygdala. Synapse. 64(10): 754-64 PMID: 20336623 Bergstrom_et_al-2010-Synapse

Falco AM, Bergstrom HC, Bachus SE, Smith RF (2009). Persisting changes in basolateral amygdala mRNAs after chronic ethanol consumption. Physiology & Behavior, 96(1): 169-73 PMID: 18938187  Falco AM et al. 2009

Bergstrom HC, McDonald CG, French HT, Smith RF (2008). Continuous nicotine administration produces selective, age-dependent structural alteration in pyramidal neurons from prelimbic cortex. Synapse, 62(1): 31-9 PMID: 17957736 Bergstrom_et_al-2008-Synapse

McDonald CG, Eppolito AK, Brielmaier JM, Smith LN, Bergstrom HC, Lawhead MR, Smith RF (2007). Evidence for elevated nicotine-induced structural plasticity in nucleus accumbens of adolescent rats. Brain Research, 1151:211-8 PMID: 17418110 McDonald et al., 2007 BR

Smith LN, McDonald CG, Bergstrom HC, Brielmaier JM, Eppolio AK, Falco AM, Smith RF (2006). Long-term changes in fear conditioning and anxiety-like behavior following nicotine exposure in adult versus adolescent rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 85(1):91-97, PMID: 16919320

Bergstrom HC, McDonald CG, Smith RF (2006). Alcohol exposure during adolescence impairs auditory fear conditioning in adult Long-Evans rats. Physiology & Behavior. 88(4-5):466-472, PMID: 16753191

McDonald CG, Dailey VK, Bergstrom HC, Wheeler TL, Eppolito AK, Smith LN, Smith RF (2005). Periadolescent nicotine administration produces enduring changes in dendritic morphology of medium spiny neurons from nucleus accumbens. Neuroscience Letters. 385: 163-167, PMID: 15955627

Bergstrom HC, Palmer AA, Wood R, Burkhart-Kasch S, McKinnon CS, Phillips TJ (2003). Reverse selection for differential response to the locomotor stimulant effects of ethanol provides evidence for pleiotropic genetic influence on locomotor response to other drugs of abuse. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 27(10): 1535-1547, PMID: 14574223

Boehm SL III, Piercy MM, Bergstrom HC, and Phillips TJ (2002). Ventral tegmental area region governs GABAB receptor modulation of ethanol-stimulated activity in mice. Neuroscience115, 1, 185-200, PMID: 12401333

Palmer AA, McKinnon CS, Bergstrom HC, Phillips TJ (2002). Locomotor activity responses to ethanol, other alcohols, and GABAA acting compounds in forward and reverse selected FAST and SLOW mouse lines. Behavioral Neuroscience. 116, 6, 958–967, PMID: 12492294