Research and/or Creative Works
My research investigates the basic mechanisms of learning, memory, and behavior, by combining associative learning theory with several approaches to manipulate and monitor neural activity in rodents (e.g., designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs, neural recordings). I believe that basic research on these fundamental processes will ultimately inform our understanding and treatment of human pathologies such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Fournier, D. I., Cheng, H., Robinson, S. & Todd, T. P. (2021). Cortical contributions to higher-order conditioning: a review of retrosplenial cortex function. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 15, 682426.
Tavakkoli, A., Fournier, D. I., Bucci, D. J., & Todd, T. P. (2020). Reduced renewal of conditioned suppression following lesions of the dorsal hippocampus in male rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 134, 444-459.
Fournier, D. I., *Monasch, R., Bucci, D. J., & Todd, T. P. (2020). Retrosplenial cortex damage impairs unimodal sensory preconditioning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 134, 198-207.
Fournier, D. I., Todd, T. P., & Bucci, D. J. (2019). Permanent damage or temporary silencing of retrosplenial cortex impairs the expression of negative patterning discrimination. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, 163, 1-10. (cover article).
Lachance, P. A., Todd, T. P., & Taube, J. S. (2019). A sense of space in postrhinal cortex. Science, 365, eeax(4192).
Todd, T. P., Fournier, D., I., & Bucci, D. J. (2019). Retrosplenial cortex and its role in cue-specific learning and memory. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 107, 713-728.