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Yang, S., Cacquevel, M., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., Schneider, B.L., Aebisher, P., Melani, R., Pizzorusso, T., Fawcett, J.W., Spillantini, M.. (2015). Perineuronal net digestion with chondroitinase restores memory in mice with tau pathology. Experimental Neurology, 265:48-58. doi: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2014.11.013.

Rubinsztein,D.C., Menzies, F., Garcia-Arencibia, M., Imarisio, S., O'Sullivan, N., Ricketts, T., Kent, B.A., Rao, M., Green-Thompson, Z., Nixon, R., Saksida, L.M.,  Bussey, T.J., O'Kane, C., and Lam, W. (2015) Calpain inhibition mediates autophagy-dependent protection against polyglutamine toxicity. Cell Death and Differentiation,22(3):433-44. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2014.151.

Kent, B.A., Beynon, A.L., Hornsby, A.K.E., Bekinschtein, P., Bussey, T.J., Davies, J.S., Saksida, L.M. (2015) The orexigenic hormone acyl-ghrelin increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis and enhances pattern separation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 51:431-9. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2014.10.015.


Bekinschtein, P., Kent, B.A., Oomen, C.A., Clemenson, G.D., Gage, F.H., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2014) BDNF interacts with adult-born immature cells in the dentate gyrus during consolidation of overlapping memories. Hippocampus, Aug;24(8):905-11. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22304.

Oomen, C.A., Kent, B.A., Bekinschtein, P., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2014) Adult hippocampal neurogenesis and its role in cognition. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews in Cognitive Science, in press.

Barense, M.D., Warren, J.D., Bussey, T.J. and Saksida, L.M. (2014) The Temporal Lobes. In M. Husain and J. Schott (Eds.) Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology: Cognitive Neurology and Dementia (pp. xx-xx). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, in press.

Bartko, S.J., Cowell, R., Winters, B.D., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J.  (2014) Different Roles for M1 and M2 Receptors Within Perirhinal Cortex in Object Recognition and Discrimination, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 10:16-26. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2014.01.002.

Graybeal, C.; Bachu, M.; Mozhui, K.; Saksida, L.M.; Bussey, T.J.; Sagalyn, E.; Williams, R.W.; Holmes, A. (2014) Strains and Stressors: An analysis of touchscreen learning in genetically diverse mouse strains, PLoS  ONE, 9(2):e87745. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087745.


Bekinschtein, P., Kent, B.A., Oomen, C.A., Clemenson, G.D., Gage, F.H., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2013) BDNF in the dentate gyrus is required for consolidation of "pattern-separated" memories. Cell Reports, 5: 759-768. details pdf

Saksida, L.M. (2013). Shining a light on memory representations. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17: 486-487.

Markou, A., Salamone, J.D., Bussey, T.J., Mar, A., Brunner, D., Gilmour, G., & Balsam, P. (2013) Measuring reinforcement learning and motivation constructs in experimental animals: relevance to the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 37:2149–2165.

DePoy, L., Daut, R. Brigman, J.L., MacPherson, K., Crowley, N., Gunduz-Cinar, O., Pickens, C., Cinar, R., Saksida, L.M., Kunos, G., Lovinger, D.M., Bussey, T.J., Camp, M.C., Holmes, A. (2013) Chronic alcohol produces neuroadaptations to prime striatal learning. PNAS,110(36):14783-8. details

Bussey, T.J., Barch, D.M., & Baxter, M.G. (2013) Testing long-term memory in animal models of schizophrenia: Suggestions from CNTRICS. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 37:2141-2148.

Brigman J.L., Daut, R. Wright, T., Gunduz-Cinar, O., Graybeal, C., Jiang, Z., Saksida, L.M., Jinde, S., Pease, M., Bussey, T.J., Lovinger, D.M., Nakazawa, K., & Holmes, A. (2013) GluN2B in corticostriatal circuits governs choice learning and choice shifting. Nature Neuroscience, 16(8):1101-10. details

Brigman J.L., Daut, R. Wright, T., Gunduz-Cinar, O., Graybeal, C., Jiang, Z., Saksida, L.M., Jinde, S., Pease, M., Bussey, T.J., Lovinger, D.M., Nakazawa, K., & Holmes, A. (2013) GluN2B in corticostriatal circuits governs choice learning and choice shifting. Nature Neuroscience, 16(8):1101-10.   

Franklin, R.J.M. &  Bussey T.J. (2013) Do your glial cells make you clever?. Cell Stem Cell, 12:265-266.

Mar, A.C., Horner, A.E., Nilsson, S., Alsiö, J., Kent, B.A., Kim, C.H., Holmes, A., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2013) The touchscreen operant platform for assessing executive function in rats and mice. Nature Protocols, 8(10):1985-2005. details pdf

Oomen, C.A., Hvoslef-Eide, M., Heath, C.J., Mar, A.C., Horner, A.E., Bussey, T.J., & Saksida, L.M. (2013) The touchscreen operant platform for testing working memory and pattern separation in rats and mice. Nature Protocols, 8(10):2006-21. details pdf

Horner, A.E., Heath, C.J., Hvoslef-Eide, M., Kent, B.A., Kim, C.H., Nilsson, S., Alsiö, J., Oomen, C.A., Holmes, A., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2013) The touchscreen operant platform for testing learning and memory in rats and mice. Nature Protocols, 8(10):1961-84. details pdf

Young, J.W., Jentsch, J.D., Bussey, T.J., Wallace, T.L., Hutcheson, D.M. (2013) Consideration of species differences in developing novel molecules as cognition enhancers. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37:2181-2193.

Romberg, C., Yang, S., Melani, R., Andrews, M.R., Horner, A.E., Spillantini, M.G., Bussey, T.J., Fawcett, J.W., Pizzorusso, T. & Saksida, L.M. (2013) Genetic depletion of perineuronal nets enhances cognition. Journal of Neuroscience, 33 (16): 7057-7065. details

McAllister, K.A.L.M., Saksida L.M., &  Bussey T.J. (2013) Dissociation between memory retention across a delay and pattern separation following medial prefrontal cortex lesions in the touchscreen TUNL task, Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 101: 120-126.

Nithianantharajah, J, Komiyama, N.H., McKechanie, A., Johnstone M., Blackwood D.H., St Clair, D., Emes R.D., van de Lagemaat L.N., Saksida L.M., Bussey T.J.* & Grant, S.G.N. * (2013) Synaptic scaffold evolution generated components of vertebrate cognitive complexity, Nature Neuroscience, 16 (1):16-24. details

Ryan, T.J., Kopanitsa, M.V., Indersmitten, T., Nithianantharajah, J., Afinowi, N.O., Pettit, C., Stanford, L.E., Sprengel, R., Saksida, L.M., Bussey T.J., O’Dell, T.J., Grant, S.G.N., and Komiyama, N.H. (2013) Genetic exchange of evolutionarily derived GluN2A and GluN2B cytoplasmic domains identifies shared and unique contributions to vertebrate behavior and synaptic plasticity, Nature Neuroscience, 16(1): 25-32. details

Romberg, C., Horner, A.E., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2013) A touchscreen-automated cognitive test battery reveals impaired attention, memory abnormalities and increased response inhibition in the TgCRND8 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(3):731-44. details


Cowell, R.A., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2012). Empiricists are from Venus, Modelers are from Mars: Reconciling Experimental and Computational Approaches in Cognitive Neuroscience. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(10):2371-9. details

Coba, M.P., Komiyama, N.H., Nithianantharajah, J., Kopanitsa, M.V., Indersmitten, T., Skene, N.G., Tuck, E.J., Fricker, D.G., Elsegood, K.A., Stanford, L.E., Afinowi, N., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., O’Dell, T.J. & Grant, S.G.N. (2012) TNIK is required for postsynaptic and nuclear signalling pathways and cognitive function. Journal of Neuroscience, i32(40):13987-13999. details

Barense, M.D., Groen, I.I.A., Lee, A.C.H., Yeung, L-K, Brady, S.M., Gregori, M., Kapur, N., Bussey, T.J., Saksida, L.M.* & Henson, R.N.A.* Intact memory for irrelevant information impairs perception in amnesia. Neuron, 75(1):157-67. details

Forwood, S.E., Cowell, R.A., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. Multiple cognitive abilities from a single cortical algorithm. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(9):1807-25. details

Romberg, C., McTighe, S.M., Heath, C.J., Whitcomb, D., Cho, K., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2012) False recognition in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: rescue with sensory restriction and memantine. Brain, 135(Pt 7):2103-14. details pdf

Romberg, C., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2012). Paying more attention to attention: Towards more comprehensive cognitive translation using mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Research Bulletin, 92:49-55. details

Lyon, L., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2012) Spontaneous object recognition and its relevance to schizophrenia: a review of findings from pharmacological, genetic, lesion and developmental rodent models. Psychopharmacology, 220(4):647-72. details

Bussey, T.J., Holmes A., Lyon, L., Mar, A.C., McAllister, K.A.L., Nithianantharajah, J., Oomen, C.A. & Saksida, L.M. (2011). New translational assays for preclinical modelling of cognition in schizophrenia: the touchscreen testing method for mice and rats. Neuropharmacology, Special Issue on Schizophrenia, 62(3):1191-1203. details

Barkus, C., Feyder, M., Graybeal, C., Wright, T., Wiedholz, L., Izquierdo, A., Kiselycznyk, C.,  Schmitt, W., Sanderson, D.J., Rawlins, N.P., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., Sprengel, R., Bannerman, D., and Holmes, A. (2012) Do GluA1 knockout mice exhibit behavioral abnormalities relevant to the negative or cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder? Neuropharmacology, 62(3):1263-1272. details


Graybeal, C., Feyder, M., Schulman, E., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., Brigman, J.L. & Holmes, A. (2011) Moderate stress or prefrontal damage facilitates reversal learning: rescue by prefrontal-infused BDNF. Nature Neuroscience, 14(12):1507-9. Recommended by Faculty of 1000 as “Must Read”, see details

Bekinschtein, P., Oomen, C.A., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2011) Effects of environmental enrichment and voluntary exercise on neurogenesis, learning and memory, and pattern separation: BDNF as a critical variable? Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 22(5):536-42. details

Bartko, S.J., Romberg, C., White, B., Wess, J., Bussey, T.J.  & Saksida, L.M. (2011) Intact attentional processing but abnormal responding in M1 muscarinic receptor-deficient mice using an automated touchscreen method. Neuropharmacology, 61, 1366-78. details

Romberg C., Bussey T.J., Saksida L.M. (2011). Impaired attention in the triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease: Rescue with donepezil (Aricept). Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 3500-3507. details

McCarthy, A., Owens, I.J., Bansal, A.T., McTighe, S.M., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2011). FK962 and donepezil act synergistically to improve cognition in rats: potential as an add-on therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 98, 76-80. details

Bartko, S.J., Vendrell, I., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2011). A computer-automated touchscreen paired-associates learning (PAL) task for mice: impairments following administration of scopolamine or dicyclomine, and improvements following donepezil. Psychopharmacology, 214(2):537-48. details

Lederle, L., Weber, S., Wright, T., Feyder, M., Brigman, J.L., Crombag, H.S., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., and Holmes, A. (2011) Reward-related behavioral paradigms for addiction research in the mouse: performance of common inbred strains. PLoS ONE, 6(1) e15536. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015536. details


McTighe, S.M., Cowell, R.C., Winters, B.D., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2010). Paradoxical false memory for objects after brain damage. Science, 330 (6009): 1408-10. details

See commentary in Science by H. Eichenbaum 330: 1331 - 1332 (2010). Recommended by Faculty of 1000 as “Must Read”, see

Talpos, J.C., McTighe, S.M., Dias, R., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2010). Trial-unique, delayed non-matching to location (TUNL): A novel, highly hippocampus-dependent automated touchscreen test of location memory and pattern separation. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 94(3), 341-352. details

Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2010). Animal models of amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 48(8):2231-3. details

Cowell, R., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2010). Components of recognition memory: dissociable cognitive processes or just differences in representational complexity? Hippocampus, 20(11):1245-62. details

Bartko, S.J., Cowell, R., Winters, B.D., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2010). Heightened susceptibility to interference in an animal model of amnesia: impairment in encoding, storage, retrieval - or all three? Neuropsychologia, 48(10):2987-97. details

Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2010) The Representational-Hierarchical View of Amnesia: Translation from Animal to Human. Neuropsychologia, 48(8):2370-84. details

Winters, B.D., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2010). Implications of animal object memory research for human amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 48(8):2251-61. details

Barense, M.D., Rogers, T., Bussey, T.J., Saksida, L.M., & Graham, K.S. (2010) Influence of conceptual knowledge on visual object discrimination: Insights from semantic dementia and MTL amnesia. Cerebral Cortex, 20(11): 2568-82. details

Creer, D., Romberg C., Saksida L.M., van Praag, H., Bussey T.J. (2010) Running enhances spatial pattern separation in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ;107(5):2367-72. details

Brigman, J., Mathur, P., Harvey-White, J., Izquierdo, A., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., Fox, S., Deneris, E., Murphy, D.L., & Holmes, A. (2010) Pharmacological or genetic inactivation of the serotonin transporter improves reversal learning in mice. Cerebral Cortex, 20(8): 1955-63. details

Winters, B.D., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2010). Infusions of muscimol, AP5 or scopolamine into perirhinal cortex impair two-choice visual discrimination in the rat: Implications for the organisation of memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 93(2):221-8. details

Cowell, R., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2010). Using Computational Modelling to Understand Cognition in the Ventral Visual-Perirhinal Pathway.  In E. Alonso and E. Mondragon (Eds.) Computational Neuroscience for Advancing Artificial Intelligence: Models, Methods and Applications (pp. 15-45). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. details

Cowell, R., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2010). Functional dissociations within the ventral object processing pathway: cognitive modules or a hierarchical continuum? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(11):2460-79. details


Saksida, L.M. (2009) Perspective: Remembering outside the box. Science, 325(5936): 40-41.

Clelland C.D., Choi M., Romberg C., Clemenson G.D. Jr., Tyers P., Jessberger S., Saksida L.M., Barker R.A., Gage F.H., Bussey T.J. (2009) A functional role for adult hippocampal neurogenesis in spatial pattern separation. Science, 325 (5937): 210-213.

Recommended by Faculty of 1000 as “Must Read”, see Featured as a “Research Highlight” in Nature Reviews Neuroscience 10: 622 - 623 (2009).

McTighe, S., Mar, A., Romberg, C., Bussey, T.J., Saksida, L.M. (2009). A new touchscreen test of pattern separation: effects of hippocampal lesions. Neuroreport 20(9):881-5.

Talpos, J., Winters, B.D., Dias, R., Saksida, L.M. & Bussey, T.J. (2009). A touchscreen-automated paired-associate learning (PAL) task sensitive to pharmacological manipulation of the hippocampus: a translational model of cognitive impairments in neurodegenerative disease. Psychopharmacology, 205(1):157-68.

Brigman, J., Ihne, J., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., & Holmes, A. (2009) Effects of Subchronic Phencyclidine (PCP) Treatment on Social Behaviors, and Operant Discrimination and Reversal Learning in C57BL/6J Mice. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 3:1-11 .

Karlsson, R-M, Tanaka, K, Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., Heilig, M., & Holmes, A. (2009). Assessment of glutamate transporter GLAST (EAAT1) deficient mice for phenotypes relevant to the negative and executive/cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. Neuropsychopharmacology 34(6):1578-89.


Bussey, T.J., Padain, T.L., Skillings, E.A., Winters, B.D., Morton, A.J., & Saksida, L.M. (2008). The touchscreen cognitive testing method for rodents: How to get the best out of your rat. Learning & Memory, 15, 516-523.

Winters, B.D., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2008). Object recognition memory: Neurobiological mechanisms of encoding, consolidation and retrieval . Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 32:1055-1070.

Talpos, J., Dias, R., Bussey, T.J.  & Saksida, L.M. (2008).  Hippocampal lesions in rats impair learning and memory for locations on a touch-sensitive computer screen: the "ASAT" task. Behavioral Brain Research. 192(2):216-25.

Brigman, J., Feyder, M., Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., Mishina, M., & Holmes, A. (2008) Impaired discrimination learning in mice lacking the NMDA receptor NR2A subunit. Learning & Memory, 15:50-54.

Hefner, K., Whittle, N., Juhasz, J., Norcross, M.,  Karlsson, R., Saksida, L.M.,  Bussey, T.J., Singewald, N. & Holmes, A. (2008) Impaired fear extinction learning and cortico-amygdala circuit failure in a common genetic mouse strain. Journal of Neuroscience, 28:8074-8085.

Recommended by Faculty of 1000 as “Exceptional”, see This paper is the subject of a Journal of Neuroscience “Journal Club” discussion feature; see Sotres-Bayon et al (2008) Journal of Neuroscience vol 28.


Bartko, S.J., Winters, B.D., Cowell, R.A., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2007) Perirhinal cortex resolves feature ambiguity in configural object recognition and perceptual oddity tasks. Learning & Memory, 14, 821-832.

Winters, B.D., Bartko, S.J., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2007). Scopolamine infused into perirhinal cortex improves object recognition memory by blocking the acquisition of interfering object information. Learning & Memory, 14(9), 590-596.

Forwood, S.E., Bartko, S.J., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2007). Rats spontaneously discriminate purely visual, 2-D picture stimuli in recognition and oddity tasks: Implications for high-throughput behavioral screening. Behavioral Neuroscience, 121:1032-1042.

Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2007). Memory, perception, and the ventral visual-perirhinal-hippocampal stream: Thinking outside of the boxes. Hippocampus, 17(9):898-908.

Bartko, S.J., Winters, B.D., Cowell, R., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2007). Perceptual impairments following perirhinal cortex lesions in rats: zero-delay object recognition and simultaneous oddity discriminations. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(10), 2548-2559.

Murray, E.A., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2007). Visual perception and memory: A revised view of medial temporal lobe function in primates and rodents. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 30, 99-122.

Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T. J., Buckmaster, C. A. & Murray, E.A. (2007). Impairment and facilitation of transverse patterning after lesions of the perirhinal cortex and hippocampus, respectively. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 108-115.


Cowell, R.C., Bussey, T.J., & Saksida, L.M. (2006). Why does brain damage impair memory? A connectionist model of object recognition memory in perirhinal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 12186-97.

Morton, A.J., Skillings, E., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2006). Measuring cognitive deficits in disabled mice using an automated interactive touchscreen system. Nature Methods, 3, 767. Awarded the "highly commended" prize in the NC3Rs 3Rs competition, 2008.

Winters, B.D., Saksida, L.M., & Bussey, T.J. (2006). Paradoxical facilitation of object recognition memory following infusion of scopolamine into perirhinal cortex: implications for cholinergic system function. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 9520-9529.

Graham, K.S., Scahill, V. L., Hornberger, M., Barense, M.D., Lee, A.C.H., Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2006). Abnormal categorization and perceptual learning in patients with hippocampal damage. Journal of Neuroscience, 26, 7547-54.

Izquierdo, A, Wiedholz, L.M., Millstein, R.A., Yang, R.J., Bussey, T.J., Saksida, L.M., & Holmes. A. (2006). Genetic and dopaminergic modulation of reversal learning in a touchscreen-based operant procedure for mice. Behavioral Brain Research, 171, 181-8.

Bussey, T.J., Saksida, L.M., & Murray, E.A (2006). Perirhinal cortex and feature-ambiguous discriminations: Reply to Levy, Shrager and Squire. Learning & Memory, 13, 103-105.

Saksida, L.M., Bussey, T.J., Buckmaster, C.A. & Murray, E.A. (2006). No effect of hippocampal lesions on perirhinal cortex-dependent feature-ambiguous visual discriminations. Hippocampus, 16, 421-430.


Barense, M.D., Bussey, T.J., Lee, A.C.H., Rogers, T.T., Davies, R.R., Saksida, L.M., Murray, E.A., & Graham, K.S. (2005). Functional specialization in the human medial temporal lobe. Journal of Neuroscience, 25, 10239-46.

Bussey, T.J. & Saksida, L.M. (2005). Object perception and memory in the medial temporal lobe: An alternative approach. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 15, 730-737.

Bussey, T.J., Saksida, L.M. and Murray, E.A. (2005) The Perceptual-Mnemonic/Feature Conjunction Model of Perirhinal Cortex Function. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58B:269-282.

Brigman, J.L., Bussey, T. J., Saksida, L. M. and Rothblat, L.R. (2005). Discrimination of computer-graphic stimuli by mice: A method for the behavioral characterization of transgenic and gene-knockout models. Behavioral Neuroscience, 119:839-842.

Lee, A.C.H., Bussey, T.J., Murray, E.A., Saksida, L.M., Epstein, R.A., Kapur, N., Hodges, J.R., & Graham. K.S. (2005) Perceptual deficits in amnesia: challenging the medial temporal lobe 'mnemonic' view, Neuropsychologia, 43, 1-11.


Winters, B. D., Forwood, S. E., Cowell, R. A., Saksida, L. M., & Bussey, T. J. (2004). Double dissociation between the effects of peri-postrhinal cortex and hippocampal lesions on tests of object recognition and spatial memory: Heterogeneity of function within the temporal lobe. Journal of Neuroscience, 24, 5901-5908.


Bussey, T. J., Saksida, L.M. and Murray, E.A. (2003) Impairments in visual discrimination after perirhinal cortex lesions: Testing ‘declarative’ versus ‘perceptual-mnemonic’ views of perirhinal cortex function. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17: 649-660. [Also see the Highlights piece describing this paper: Lopez, J.C. (2003) A discriminating viewer, Nature Reviews Neuroscience 4, 159].

Plaisted, K.C., Saksida, L.M., Alcantara J. & Weisblatt, E. (2003) Towards a mechanistic understanding of weak central coherence: Experiments in learning and psychoacoustics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 358: 375-386.


Bussey, T. J., Saksida, L. M., & Murray, E. A. (2002). The role of perirhinal cortex in memory and perception: Conjunctive representations for object identification. In M. P. Witter & F. G. Wouterlood (Eds.), The parahippocampal region, organization and role in cognitive functions.Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bussey, T. J. and Saksida, L.M. (2002). The organization of visual object representations: a connectionist model of effects of lesions in perirhinal cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience 15: 355-64. (Authorship in alphabetical order: both authors contributed equally.)

Bussey, T. J., Saksida, L.M. and Murray, E.A. (2002). Perirhinal cortex resolves feature ambiguity in complex visual discriminations. European Journal of Neuroscience 15: 365-74.

Saksida, L.M. and McClelland, J.L. (2002). Linking memory and perception: Hebbian models of perceptual learning in animals and humans. In A. Parker, T. Bussey, & E. Wilding (Eds.), The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Encoding and Retrieval. Psychology Press.


Bussey, T.J., Saksida, L.M. & Rothblat, L.A. (2001). Discrimination of computer-graphic stimuli by mice: A method for the behavioral characterization of transgenic and gene-knockout models. Behavioral Neuroscience, 115: 957-960.

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