K. M. Fraser

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Elucidating the neurobiological mechanisms underlying individual differences in the extent to which reward cues acquire the ability to act as incentive stimuli may contribute to the development of successful treatments for addiction and related disorders. We used the sign-tracker/goal-tracker animal model to examine the role of dopamine D2 and D3 receptors(More)
Recently, evidence has emerged suggesting a role for the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (PVT) in the processing of reward-associated cues. However, the specific role of the PVT in these processes has yet to be elucidated. Here we use an animal model that captures individual variation in response to discrete reward-associated cues to further assess(More)
A primary aim of computing degrees is to produce graduates with general programming skills, the ability to program in several programming languages, and the ability to learn new programming languages. In this paper, two approaches to teaching a programming language are identiied: \start small", where students begin writing small pieces of code from scratch;(More)
The paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (PVT) has been implicated in behavioral responses to reward-associated cues. However, the precise role of the PVT in these behaviors has been difficult to ascertain since Pavlovian-conditioned cues can act as both predictive and incentive stimuli. The "sign-tracker/goal-tracker" rat model has allowed us to further(More)
NEUROSYSTEMS 2380 Nucleus accumbens dopaminergic neurotransmission switches its modulatory action in chronifi cation of infl ammatory hyperalgesia 2390 Context-dependent coding and gain control in the auditory system of crickets 2407 Cortical inhibition of laser pain and laser-evoked potentials by non-nociceptive somatosensory input 2415 Hold your pauses:(More)
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