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Recent Publications

Davidson T. L., Sample, C.H., & Kanoski, S. (2014). Western diet and cognitive impairment.   Diet and Nutrition; Dementia and Cognitive Decline (by C. Martin and V. Preedy (1st Edition), in press.

Davidson, T.L., Sample, C.H., & Swithers, S.E. (2014). An application of Pavlovian principles to the problems of obesity and cognitive decline.   Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 108, 172-184.

Grayson, B., Fitzgerald, M. Hakala-Finch, A. Ferris, V., Begg, D. Tong, J., Woods, S., Seeley, R., Davidson, T. Benoit, S. (2014). Improvements in hippocampal-dependent memory and microglial-infiltration with calorie restriction and gastric bypass surgery but not with vertical sleeve gastrectomy.   International Journal of Obesity, 38, 349-56.

Davidson,T. L., Martin, A. A. (2014). Obesity: Cognitive impairment and the failure to 'eat right’.   Current Biology , 4, R685-7.

Martin, A. A. & Davidson, T.L. (2014). Human cognitive function and the obesogenic environment.   Physiology and Behavior, 136,185-93.

Maclean, P. Wing, R.R., Loria, C., Davidson, T.L., Epstein, L., Goodpaster, B., Hall, K., Levin, B.,Perri, M.G., Rolls, B.J., Rosenbaum, M., Rothman, A.J., Ryan, D. Working Group conveners Agurs-Collins, T., Czajkowski, S., Hunter, C., Yanovski, S. (2014). NIH Working Group Report: Innovative Research to Improve Maintenance of Weight Loss.   Obesity, in press.

Davidson, T.L. & Riley, A.L. (2014). The history and legacy of conditioned taste aversion.   American Scientist, in press.

Davidson, T.L. (2014). Do impaired memory and body weight regulation originate in childhood with diet- induced hippocampal dysfunction? , in press.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, in press.

Davidson, T.L., Tracy, A.L., Schier, L.A., & Swithers, S.E. (2014). Obesity as a learning and memory disorder.   Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 40: 261-79.

Davidson, T.L., Hargrave, S.L., Swithers, S.E., Sample, C.H., Fu, X., Kinzig, K.P. & Zheng, W. (2013). Inter-relationships among diet, obesity, and hippocampal-dependent cognitive function.  Neuroscience, 3, 110-22.

Davidson, T.L., Sample, C.H., & Swithers, S.E. (2013). An application of Pavlovian principles to the problems of obesity and cognitive decline. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 108, 172-184.

Behl, M., Rao, D., Aagaard,K., Davidson, T.L, Levin, E.D., Slotkin, T. A.,  Srinivasan,S. Wallinga, D., White, M. F., Walker, V. R., Thayer, K.A., Holloway, A. C. (2013).  Evaluation of the Association between Maternal Smoking, Childhood Obesity, and Metabolic Disorders: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review. Environmental Health Perspectives, 121, 170-180.

Swithers, S.E., Sample, C.H., Davidson, T.L. (2013). Adverse effects of high-intensity sweeteners on energy intake and weight control in male and obesity-prone female rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 127, 262-274.

Jarrard, L.E., Luu, L. P., Davidson, T. L., (2012). A study of hippocampal structure-function relations along the septo-temporal axis. Hippocampus, 22, 680-692.

Swithers, S.E. Laboy, A.F., Clark, K., Cooper, S., Davidson, T.L. (2012). Experience with the high-intensity sweetener saccharin impairs glucose homeostasis and GLP-1 release in rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 233, 1-14.

Schier, L. A., Davidson, T. L., Powley, T. L. (2012) Ongoing ingestive behavior is rapidly suppressed by a preabsorptive, intestinal “bitter taste” cue. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 301,R1557-R1568.

Schier, L. A., Davidson, T. L., Powley, T. L. (2012). Rapid stimulus-bound suppression of intake in response to an intraduodenal non-nutritive sweetener after training with nutritive sugars predicting malaise.  American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 302,R1351-R1363.

Davidson, T.L., Monnot, A. Neal, A.U., Martin, A. A., Horton, J. J., Zheng, W. (2012). The effects of a high-energy diet on hippocampal-dependent discrimination performance and blood-brain barrier integrity differ for diet-induced obese and diet-resistant rats. Physiology and Behavior,107, 26-33.

Swithers, S.E., Ogden, S. B, Laboy, A. F., Davidson, T.L. (2012). Saccharin pre-exposure enhances appetitive flavor learning in pre-weanling rats. Developmental Psychobiology, 54, 818-824.

Davidson, T. L., Martin, A.A., Clark, K., & Swithers, S. E. (2011). Intake of high-intensity sweeteners alters the ability of sweet taste to signal caloric consequences: implications for the learned control of energy and body weight regulation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1430-1441.

Kanoski, S.E., & Davidson, (2011). Western diet consumption and cognitive impairment: links to hippocampal dysfunction and obesity. Physiology & Behavior,103, 59–68.

Swithers, S.E., Ogden, S.B., Davidson, T.L. (2011) Fat substitutes promote weight gain in rats consuming high-fat diets. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125, 512-518.

Davidson, T.L., Kanoski, S.E., Chan, K-H., Clegg, D.J., Benoit, S. C., & Jarrard, L.E. (2010). Hippocampal lesions impair retention of discriminative responding based on energy state cues. Behavioral Neuroscience, 124, 97-105.

Kanoski, S. E., & Davidson, T. L. (2010). Different patterns of memory impairments accompany short- and longer-term maintenance on a high-energy diet. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 313-319.

Swithers, S. E., Martin, A. A., & Davidson, T. L. (2010). High-intensity sweeteners and energy balance. Physiology and Behavior, 100, 55-62.

Kanoski, S.E., Zhang, Y., Zheng, W., & Davidson, T.L. (2010). The effects of a high-energy diet on hippocampal function and blood-brain barrier integrity in the rat. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 21, 207–19

Benoit, S.C., Davis, J.F., & Davidson, T. L. (2010) Learned and cognitive controls of food intake. Brain Research, 1350, 71-76.

Swithers, S.E., Martin, A.A. Clark, K.M., Laboy, A.F., & Davidson, T.L. (2010). Body weight gain in rats consuming sweetened liquids: effects of caffeine and diet composition. Appetite, 55, 528-533.


Selected Recents Talks & Colloquia

Sample, C. H., Mak, J., MacIver, P., Jarrard, L., & Davidson, T. L. (November 15, 2014). Externalilty in obesity: A hippocampal-dependent phenomenon at Neuroscience 2014

Hargrave,S. L., Davidson, T.L., Zheng, W., Kinzig, K.P. (November 15, 2014). Consumption of high-energy diets induces cognitive impairment, neuroinflammation, and neurovascular damage at Neuroscience 2014

Davidson, T. L. (November 11, 2014). Effects of a Western-style Diet on Cognition and the Animal Brain at The Nutrition and Exercise Science Seminar Series, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Davidson, T. L. (September 4, 2014). Dietary Threats to Brain Health and Cognitive Function. Invited colloquium as part of the International Nutribrain Summer School at the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.

Davidson, T. L. (August 3-6, 2014). Eat right and exercise: Why can’t we follow this good advice? As chair -- Symposium at the annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Davidson, T. L. (April 17, 2014). The Toxic Effects of the Western Diet on the Brain and Cognition. Psi Chi Honor Society McDaniel College Westminster, MD.

Davidson, T. L. (April 2014). Common Origins and Substrates for Obesity and Cognitive Dysfunction. Integrative Neuroscience Program Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

Davidson, T. L. (October 2013). Why do we Overeat and Become Obese? It Could be What We Think? Colloquium, Neuroscience Program, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s MD.

Davidson, T. L. (August 2013). What Makes the "Obesogenic" Environment "Obesogenic"? Invited Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, New Orleans, LA. 

Davidson, T. L. (February, 2013). A Pavlovian Perspective on the Problem of Obesity. Keynote address at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Davidson, T. L., (August, 2012). A Vicious-Cycle of Obesity and Cognitive Decline. Invited Symposium presentation at the annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Davidson, T. L., (August, 2011). Conditioned modulation and Energy Regulation. Conference in Celebration of 50 Years of Research by Robert A. Rescorla, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Davidson, T. L., (January, 2011). Bi-directional Links Between Obesity and Learning and Memory Dysfunction. Keynote address, Winter Conference on Animal Learning and Behavior, Winter Park, CO.

Davidson, T. L. (October, 2010). A "Vicious-cycle" Model of Obesity and Cognitive Decline. Hispanic Health Research Seminar series, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas,         Brownsville TX, and Regional Campus of the School of Public Health, UTHSC, Houston TX.

Davidson, T. L. (April, 2010). To Eat or not to Eat: A Case of Predictable Ambiguity. Festscrift in honor of Stephen C. Woods, Neuroscience Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.

Davidson, T. L. (November, 2009). Learning and Energy Regulation: "Outwitting" the Wisdom of the Body. The John B. Pierce Laboratory Seminar Series, Yale University, New Haven CT.