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Recent Publications

Martin, A. A. & Davidson, T.L. (2014). Human cognitive function and the obesogenic environment.   Physiology and Behavior, 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). A view of obesity as a learning and memory disorder.   Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, in press.

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.

Grayson, B., Fitzgerald, M. Hakala-Finch, A. Ferris, V., Begg, D. Tong, J., Woods, S., Seeley, R., Davidson, T. Benoit, S. (2013). 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, in press.

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

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.

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. (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., (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., (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., (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. (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 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. (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.