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Recent Publications

Parent MA, Amarante LM, Swanson K, Laubach M. Cholinergic and ghrelinergic receptors and KCNQ channels in the medial PFC regulate the expression of palatability. Front Behav Neurosci. 2015 Oct 26;9:284. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26578914; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4620145.

Parent MA, Amarante LM, Liu B, Weikum D and Laubach M (2015). The medial prefrontal cortex is crucial for the maintenance of persistent licking and the expression of incentive contrast. Front. Integr. Neurosci. 9:23. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2015.00023

Laubach M, Caetano MS, Narayanan NS. Mistakes were made: Neural mechanisms for the adaptive control of action initiation by the medial prefrontal cortex. J Physiol Paris. 2015 Jan 28. pii: S0928-4257(15)00002-9. PMID: 25636373

Amarante LM, Laubach M. For better or worse: reward comparison by the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Neuron. 2014 Jun 18;82(6):1191-3. PMID: 24945761

Bekolay T, Laubach M, Eliasmith C. A spiking neural integrator model of the adaptive control of action by the medial prefrontal cortex. J Neurosci. 29 January 2014, 34(5): 1892-1902.

Narayanan NS, Cavanagh JF, Frank MJ, Laubach M. Common medial frontal mechanisms of adaptive control in humans and rodents. Nature Neurosci. 2013 Dec 16;1888-95. PMID: 24141310

Horst NK, Laubach M. Reward-related activity in the medial prefrontal cortex is driven by consumption. Front Neurosci. 2013 Apr 11;7:56. PMID: 23596384

Caetano MS, Jin LE, Harenberg L, Stachenfeld KL, Arnsten AFT, Laubach M. Noradrenergic control of error perseveration in medial prefrontal cortex. Front Integr Neurosci. 2013 Jan 2;6:125. PMID: 23293590

Horst NK, Laubach M. Working with memory: Evidence for a role for the medial prefrontal cortex in performance monitoring during spatial delayed alternation. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Dec;108(12):3276-88. PMID: 23019007.

Horst NK, Heath CJ, Neugebauer NM, Kimchi EY, Laubach M, Picciotto MR. Impaired auditory discrimination learning following perinatal nicotine exposure or beta2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit deletion. Behavioural Brain Research, 2012, 231:170-80.

Caetano MS, Horst NK, Harenberg L, Liu B, Arnsten AF, Laubach M. Lost in transition: aging-related changes in executive control by the medial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 2012, 32:3765-3777.

Laubach M. A comparative perspective on executive and motivational control by the medial prefrontal cortex. In Neural basis of motivational and cognitive control. Edited by RB Mars, J Sallet, MFS Rushworth, N Yeung, MIT Press, 2011.

Wang M, Gamo NJ, Yang Y, Jin LE, Wang XJ, Laubach M, Mazer JA, Lee D, Arnsten AF. Neuronal basis of age-related working memory decline. Nature. 2011 Jul 27;476(7359):210-3.

Smith NJ, Horst NK, Liu B, Caetano MS, Laubach M. Reversible inactivation of rat premotor cortex impairs temporal preparation, but not inhibitory control, during simple reaction-time performance. Front Integr Neurosci. 2010 Oct 8;4:124.

Sears RM, Liu RJ, Narayanan NS, Sharf R, Yeckel MF, Laubach M, Aghajanian GK, DiLeone RJ. Regulation of nucleus accumbens activity by the hypothalamic neuropeptide melanin-concentrating hormone. Journal of Neuroscience. 2010 Jun 16;30(24):8263-73.

Kimchi EY, Laubach M. The dorsomedial striatum reflects response bias during learning. Journal of Neuroscience. 2009 29:14891-14902.

Horst NK, Laubach M. The role of rat dorsomedial prefrontal cortex in spatial working memory. Neuroscience. 2009 164:444-56.

Smith NJ, Narayanan NS, Laubach M. Past performance is indicative of future returns. [Preview] Neuron. July 30, 2009.

Kimchi EY, Torregrossa M, Taylor J, Laubach M. Neuronal correlates of instrumental learning in the dorsal striatum. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2009 102:465-89.

Narayanan NS, Laubach M. Delay activity in rodent frontal cortex during a simple reaction time task. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2009 101: 2859-2871

Kimchi EY, Laubach M. Dynamic encoding of action selection by the medial striatum. Journal of Neuroscience. 2009 29:3148-59.
Supplement (PDF)

Narayanan NS, Laubach M. Methods for studying functional interactions among neuronal populations. Methods Mol Biol. 2009 489:135-65.

Mark Laubach, Nandakumar S. Narayanan and Eyal Y. Kimchi, "Single-neuron and ensemble contributions to decoding simultaneously recorded spike trains" in Information Processing by Neuronal Populations, edited by Christian Holscher and Matthias Munk, Cambridge: 2009

Narayanan NS, Laubach M. Neuronal correlates of post-error slowing in rat dorsomedial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. 2008 100:520-525.

Allen TA, Narayanan NS, Kholodar-Smith DB, Zhao Y, Laubach M, Brown TH. Imaging the spread of reversible brain inactivations using fluorescent muscimol. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 171:30-38.

Narayanan NS, Laubach M. Top-down control of motor cortex ensembles by dorsomedial prefrontal cortex. Neuron. 2006 52:921-931.
Supplement (PDF) Movie #1 Movie #2

Narayanan NS, Horst NK, Laubach M. Reversible inactivations of rat medial prefrontal cortex impair the ability to wait for a stimulus. Neuroscience. 2006 139:865-76.

Laubach M. Who's on first? What's on second? The time course of learning in corticostriatal systems. Trends in Neuroscience. 2005 28:509-11.

Narayanan NS, Kimchi EY, Laubach M. Redundancy and synergy of neuronal ensembles in motor cortex. J Neuroscience. 2005 April 27;25(17):4207-4216 P
DF Matlab, R, and WEKA files

Krupa DJ, Wiest MC, Shuler M, Laubach M, Nicolelis MA. Layer Distinct Somatosensory Cortical Activation During Active Tactile Discrimination. Science. 2004 June 25;304(5679):1989-1992

Luczak A, Hackett T, Kajikawa Y, Laubach M. Multivariate receptive field mapping in the marmoset auditory cortex. J Neurosci Methods. 2004 Jun 15;136(1):77-85.
m-files and example data set

Laubach M. Wavelet-based processing of neuronal spike trains prior to discriminant analysis. J Neurosci Methods. 2004 Apr 30;134(2):159-68.
m file

Hugh GS, Laubach M, Nicolelis MAL, Henriquez CS. A simulator for the analysis of neuronal ensemble activity: application to reaching tasks. Neurocomputing. 2002 44-46:847-854.

Wessberg J, Stambaugh CR, Kralik JD, Beck PD, Laubach M, Chapin JK, Kim J, Biggs SJ, Srinivasan MA, Nicolelis MA. Real-time prediction of hand trajectory by ensembles of cortical neurons in primates. Nature. 2000 Nov 16;408(6810):361-5.
News and Views About Article (PDF)

Laubach M, Wessberg J, Nicolelis MA. Cortical ensemble activity increasingly predicts behaviour outcomes during learning of a motor task. Nature. 2000 Jun 1;405(6786):567-71.
News and Views About Article (PDF)

Laubach M, Shuler M, Nicolelis MA. Independent component analyses for quantifying neuronal ensemble interactions. J Neurosci Methods. 1999 Dec 15;94(1):141-54.

Nicolelis MA, Sambaugh, CR, Brisben A, Laubach M. Methods for Simultaneous Multisite Neural Ensemble Recordings in Behaving Primates. Methods for Neural Ensemble Recordings, CRC Press: 1999
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Nicolelis MA, Ghazanfar AA, Stambaugh CR, Oliveira LM, Laubach M, Chapin JK, Nelson RJ, Kaas JH. Simultaneous encoding of tactile information by three primate cortical areas. Nat Neurosci. 1998 Nov;1(7):621-30.

Laubach M, Woodward DJ. 5'-nucleotidase in the rodent ventral striatum: relation to the distribution of leu-enkephalin, cell clusters, and infralimbic cortical innervation. J Comp Neurol 1995 Sep 11;360(1):49-58