PI: Lindsay Halladay
Research in the Neural Circuits, Systems, & Behavior Lab is focused on understanding the physiological processes by which neural activity produces behavior, and more specifically, how dysfunctional neural circuitry leads to aberrant behavior. Using animal models of reward-seeking and stress, our objective is to better understand how reward and aversion circuits in the brain interact. Techniques available in the lab include in vivo electrophysiology (recording activity of neurons during behavior), genetic tools to manipulate neural circuits, and behavioral testing. Our ultimate goal is to clarify how stress alters neural signaling and influences brain circuitry in a way that promotes addictive behaviors.
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