My most recent work uses Pavlovian Conditioned Approach to examine motivation for natural and drug rewards and how changes in internal state may affect incentive salience for reward-related cues. In addition, we are currently using optogenetic techniques to ask questions regarding the attribution of incentive salience to reward-related cues.
Microinjections, Pavlovian Conditioned Approach, Instrumental training, Optogenetics, Immunohistochemistry, Taste reactivity, Conditioned Place Preference, Stereotaxic surgery
The effect of propranolol and midazolam on the reconsolidation of a morphine place preference in chronically treated rats. Robinson, M.J., Armson, M., Franklin, K.B. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2011 July 28; 5(42); 1-10.
The effect of propanolol dose and novelty of the reactivation procedure on the reconsolidation of a morphine place preference. Robinson, M.J., Ross, E.C., Franklin, K.B. Behavioural Brain Reasearch, 2011 Jan 1; 216(1); 281-284.
Reconsolidation of a morphine place preference: Impact of the strength and age of memory on disruption by propranolol and midazolam. Robinson, M.J., Franklin, K.B. Behavioural Brain Research, 2010 Dec 1; 213(2):201-7.
Central but not peripheral beta-adrenergic antagonism blocks reconsolidation for a morphine place preference. Robinson, M.J., Franklin, K.B. Behavioural Brain Research, 2007 Aug 22; 182(1); 129-34.
Effects of anisomycin on consolidation and reconsolidation of a morphine-conditioned place preference. Robinson, M.J., Franklin, K.B. Behavioural Brain Research, 2007 Mar 12; 178(1); 146-53.
Instant Transformation of Learned Repulsion into Motivational "Wanting". Robinson, M.J., Berridge K.C. Current Biology, 2013 Feb 18; 23; 282-289.