Publications

  • Prados, J., Fisher, C. T. L., Moreno-Fernandez, M. M., Tazumi, T., & Urcelay, G. P. (in press). Short- and Long-Term Habituation of photonegative and exploratory responses in the flatworm Planaria (Dugesia). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. DOI: 10.1037/xan0000256
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Jonkman, S. (2019) Delayed rewards facilitate habit formation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. DOI: 10.1037/xan0000221
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Prével, A. (2019). Extinction of instrumental avoidance. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 26, 165-171.
  • Pérez Riveros, O., Aitken, M. R. F., Zhukovsky, P., Soto, F. A., Urcelay, G. P., & Dickinson, A. (2019) Human instrumental performance in ratio and interval contingencies: a challenge for associative theory. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72, 311-321.
  • Prével, A., Rivière, V., Darcheville, J., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2019) Excitatory Second-Order Conditioning Using a Backward First-Order Conditioned Stimulus: A Challenge for Prediction Error Reduction. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 72:1453-1465.
  • Morein-Zamir, S., Shahper, S., Fineberg, N. A., Eisele, V., Eagle, D. M., Urcelay, G. P., Robbins, T. W. (2018) Free operant observing in humans: a translational approach to compulsive certainty seeking. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 2052-2069.
  • Ferrer Monti, R. I., Alfei, J. M., Mugnaini, M., Bueno, A. M., Beckers, T., Urcelay, G. P. & Molina, V. A., (2017) A comparison of behavioural and pharmacological interventions to attenuate reactivated fear memories. Learning & Memory, 24 (8), 369-374.
  • Urcelay, G. P. (2017) Competition and facilitation in compound conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 43, 303-314.
  • Saund, J., Dautan, D., Rostron, C., Urcelay, G. P., & Gerdjikov, T. V. (2017) Thalamic inputs to dorsomedial striatum are involved in inhibitory control: evidence from the 5-choice serial reaction time task in rats. Psychopharmacology, 234, 2399-2407.
  • Prével, A., Rivière, V., Darcheville, J., & Urcelay, G. P. (2016) Conditioned reinforcement and backward association. Learning and Motivation, 56, 38-47.
  • Alfei, J. M., Ferrer Monti, R. I., Molina, V. A., Bueno, A. M., & Urcelay, G. P. (2015) Prediction error and trace dominance determine the fate of fear memories after post-training manipulations. Learning & Memory, 22, 385-400.
  • Gillan, C. M., Apergis-Schoute, A. M., Morein-Zamir, S., Urcelay, G. P., Sule, A., Fineberg, N. A., Sahakian, B. J., & Robbins, T. W. (2015) Functional neuroimaging of avoidance habits in obsessive-compulsive disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 172(3), 284-293.
  • Fernando, A. B. P., Mar, A. C., Urcelay, G. P., Dickinson, A. & Robbins, T. W. (2015). Avoidance behavior: A free-operant lever press avoidance task for the assessment of the effects of safety signals on avoidance behaviour. Curr. Protoc. Neurosci. 70:8.32.1-8.32.12. doi:10.1002/0471142301.ns0832s70.
  • Carranza-Jasso, R., Urcelay, G. P., Nieto, J., & Sánchez-Carrasco, L. (2014) Intertrial intervals and contextual conditioning in appetitive Pavlovian learning: Effects over the ABA renewal paradigm. Behavioural Processes. 107, 47-60.
  • Fernando, A. B. P., Urcelay, G. P., Mar, A. C., Dickinson, A. & Robbins, T. W. (2014c). Safety signals as instrumental reinforcers during free-operant avoidance. Learning & Memory, 21, 488-497.
  • Fernando, A. B. P., Urcelay, G. P., Mar, A. C., Dickinson, A. & Robbins, T. W. (2014b). Free-operant avoidance behavior by rats following reinforcer revaluation using opioid agonists and d-amphetamine. The Journal of Neuroscience. 34(18), 6286-6293.
  • Urcelay, G. P. & Miller, R. R. (2014). The functions of contexts in associative learning. Behavioural Processes. 104, 2-12.
  • Eagle, D. M., Noschang, C., d’Angello, L. C., Noble, C., Day, J. O., Dongelmans, M., Theobald, D. E., Mar, A. C., Urcelay, G. P., Morein-Zamir, S., & Robbins, T. W. (2014) The dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist quinpirole increases checking-like behaviour in an operant observing response task with uncertain reinforcement: A novel possible model of OCD. Behavioural Brain Research; 264, 207-229.
  • Fernando AB, Urcelay GP, Mar AC, Dickinson A, Robbins TW (2014a), The role of the nucleus accumbens shell in the mediation of the reinforcing properties of a safety signal in free-operant avoidance: Dopamine-dependent inhibitory effects of d-amphetamine. Neuropsychopharmacology, 39(6), 1420-1430.
  • Piñeyro, M. E., Ferrer Monti, R. I., Alfei, J. M., Bueno, A. M., & Urcelay, G. P. (2014) Memory destabilization is critical for the success of the reactivation-extinction procedure. Learning & Memory, 21(1), 785-93. doi: 10.1101/lm.032714.113.
  • Witnauer J. E., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2014). The error in total error reduction. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 108, 119-135. doi: 10.1016/j.nlm.2013.07.018.
  • Gillan, C.M.,  Morein‐Zamir, S., Urcelay, G.P.,  Voon,  V., Sule,  A., Fineberg, N.A., Sahakian, B.J., Robbins,  T.W. (2014) Enhanced avoidance habits in obsessive‐compulsive disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 75, 631-638. doi:  10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.02.002)
  • Fernando, A. B. P., Urcelay, G. P., Mar, A. C., Dickinson, A. & Robbins, T. W. (2013) Comparison of the conditioned reinforcing properties of a safety signal and appetitive stimulus: effects of d-amphetamine and anxiolytics. Psychopharmacology; 227, 195-208.
  • Murphy, E. R., Fernando A. B. P., Urcelay, G. P., Robinson, E. S. J., Mar, A. C., Theobald, D. E. H., Dalley, J. W., & Robbins, T. W (2012). Impulsive behaviour induced by both NMDA receptor antagonism and GABAA receptor activation in rat ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Psychopharmacology, 219, 401-410.
  • Urcelay, G. P., Witnauer J. E., & Miller, R. R. (2012). The dual role of the context in postpeak performance decrements resulting from extended training. Learning & Behavior, 40, 476-493.
  • Molet, M., Urcelay, G. P., Miguez, G., & Miller, R. R. (2010) Using context to resolve temporal ambiguity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 126-136.
  • Orinstein, A., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2010) The role of the intertrial interval during extinction: response cessation and recovery. Behavior Therapy, 41, 14-29.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2010b). On the generality and limits of abstraction in rats and humans. Animal Cognition, 13, 21-32.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2010a) Two roles for the context in Pavlovian fear conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 268-280.
  • Urcelay, G. P., Lipatova, O., & Miller, R. R. (2009). Constraints on enhanced extinction resulting from extinction treatment in the presence of an added excitor. Learning & Motivation, 40, 343-363.
  • McConnell, B., Wheeler, D. S., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2009) Protection from latent inhibition provided by a conditioned inhibitor. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 35, 498-508.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2009). Potentiation and overshadowing in Pavlovian fear conditioning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 35, 340-356.
  • Witnauer J. E., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2009). A one-system theory which is not propositional. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 228-229.
  • Sissons, H. T., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2009) Overshadowing and CS duration: Counteraction and a reexamination of the role of within-compound associations in cue competition. Learning & Behavior, 37: 254-268.
  • Urcelay, G. P., Wheeler, D. S., & Miller, R. R. (2009). Spacing extinction trials alleviates renewal and spontaneous recovery. Learning & Behavior, 37, 60-73.
  • Witnauer J. E., Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2008). Reduced blocking as a result of increasing the number of blocking cues. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15, 651-655.
  • Urcelay, G. P., Perelmuter, O., & Miller, R. R. (2008). Pavlovian backward conditioned inhibition in humans: Summation and retardation tests. Behavioural Processes, 77, 299-305.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2008). Counteraction between two kinds of conditioned inhibition training. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 15, 103-107.
  • Miller, S. S., & Urcelay, G. P. (2007). The central amygdala joins the lateral amygdala in the fear memory party. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 2151-2152.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2006b). A comparator view of Pavlovian and differential inhibition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 32, 271-283.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R. R. (2006a). Counteraction of overshadowing and degraded contingency: support for the extended comparator hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 32, 21-32.

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Book Chapters

  • Urcelay, G. P. & Domjan, M. P. (2020). Pavlovian Conditioning. In: Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2nd Ed). Pletnikov, M. V. (Ed). Elsevier.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R.R. (2017).  Retrieval from memory.  In Learning theory and behavior, R. Menzel, Ed. of Learning and memory - A comprehensive reference, J.H. Byrne, Ed-in-Chief.  Oxford, UK.
  • Gillan, C. M., Urcelay, G. P., & Robbins, T. W. (2016). Associative theories of avoidance behaviour. In: The Wiley Blackwell Handbook on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning; Honey, R. and Murphy, R.A. (Eds.). Wiley and Sons.
  • Carranza-Jasso, R., Urcelay, G. P., Nieto, J., & Sánchez-Carrasco, L. (2014) Espaciamiento entre ensayos: implicaciones en el condicionamiento contextual. In: Tendencias actuales en aprendizaje y memoria. Memorias de la 1ª Reunión Satélite de Aprendizaje y Memoria. L. Sánchez-Carrasco, J. Nieto (Eds). Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México.
  • Urcelay, G. P. (2012). Exposure techniques: The role of extinction learning. In P. Neudeck, H. Wittchen (Eds.), Exposure therapy: Rethinking the model — refining the method (pp. 35-63). New York, NY US: Springer Science + Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-3342-2_4.
  • Urcelay, G. P. & Dalley, J. W. (2012). Linking ADHD, impulsivity and drug abuse: a neuropsychological perspective. In Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences: Behavioral Neurobiology of ADHD and its Treatment, C. Stanford, & R. Tannock, (Eds) Springer-Verlag.
  • Urcelay, G. P., & Miller, R.R. (2008).  Retrieval from memory.  In Learning theory and behavior, R. Menzel, Ed., Vol. 1 (pp. 53-74) of Learning and memory - A comprehensive reference, J.H. Byrne, Ed-in-Chief.  Oxford, UK: Elsevier.  Reprinted in Concise learning and memory: The editor’s selection, J.H. Byrne, Ed. (pp. 665-685).  London, UK: Academic Press.
  • Pineño, O., Castro, L., & Urcelay, G. P. (2007). Interacción entre estímulos [Stimulus interactions]. In O. Pineño, M. A. Vadillo, & H. Matute (Eds.), Psicología del aprendizaje (pp. 25-48). Badajoz, Spain: Abecedario.
  • Godoy, J. C., Urcelay, G. P., Puerta, M. y Molina, J. C. (2005) Desarrollo de tolerancia en ratas adolescentes expuestas a diferentes dosis de etanol. [Tolerance development in adolescent rats exposed to different doses of ethanol] In: Asociación Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento. Las Ciencias del Comportamiento en los Albores del Siglo XXI (pp. 145-148). Mar del Plata: Editorial de la Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Argentina. ISBN: 987-544107-4.

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