Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1998
Office: (603) 646-3439, Moore 263
Lab: (603) 646-0057, Moore B40
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My research is concerned with the brain mechanisms underlying learning, memory, and attention. Current studies utilize modern behavioral, neuroanatomical, and biochemical techniques in rodent models to examine the role of cortical structures and subcortical neurochemical systems in these processes. The ultimate goal of this research is to further our understanding of basic mechanisms of information processing in the brain and ultimately relate these findings to the biological basis of cognitive dysfunction in humans.
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Gulledge AT, Bucci DJ, Zhang SS, Matsui M, Yeh HH. (2009) M1 receptors mediate cholinergic modulation of excitability in neocortical pyramidal neurons. J Neurosci. 29(31):9888-902.
Hopkins ME, Sharma M, Evans GC, Bucci DJ. (2009) Voluntary physical exercise alters attentional orienting and social behavior in a rat model of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Behav Neurosci.123(3):599-606.
Chess AC, Landers AM, Bucci DJ. (2009) L-kynurenine treatment alters contextual fear conditioning and context discrimination but not cue-specific fear conditioning. Behav Brain Res. 201(2):325-31.
Keene CS, Bucci DJ. (2009) Damage to the retrosplenial cortex produces specific impairments in spatial working memory. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 91(4):408-14.
Bucci, D.J. (2009) Posterior parietal cortex: an interface between attention and learning? Neurobiol Learn Mem.91(2):114-20.
Keene CS, Bucci DJ. (2008) Neurotoxic lesions of retrosplenial cortex disrupt signaled and unsignaled contextual fear conditioning. Behav Neurosci. 122(5):1070-7.
Keene CS, Bucci DJ. (2008) Involvement of the retrosplenial cortex in processing multiple conditioned stimuli. Behav Neurosci. 122(3):651-8.
Keene CS, Bucci DJ. (2008) Contributions of the retrosplenial and posterior parietal cortices to cue-specific and contextual fear conditioning. Behav Neurosci. 122(1):89-97.
Bucci DJ, Hopkins ME, Nunez AA, Breedlove SM, Sisk CL, Nigg JT. (2008) Effects of sex hormones on associative learning in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Physiol Behav. 93(3):651-7.
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