Cognitive research interests

Associative Memory, addiction, and reward in former addicts

Badgaiyan, RD (in press). A novel perspective on dopaminergic processing of human addiction (editorial). Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Sabina Pappata, Stanislas Dehaene, Jean-Baptiste Poline, M. C. Grégoire, Antoinette Jobert, J. Delforge, V. Frouin, M. Bottlaender, F. Dollé, L. Di Giamberardino, and A. Syrota. (2002) In vivo detection of striatal dopamine release during reward: a PET study with 11C-Raclopride and a single dynamic scan approach. Neuroimage, 16, 1015-1027.

Pizzagalli, D.A., Goetz, E., Ostacher, M., Iosifescu, D.V., Perlis, R.H. (2008). Euthymic patients with Bipolar Disorder show decreased reward learning in a probabilistic reward task. Biological Psychiatry, 64,162-168.

Pizzagalli, D.A., Evins, A.E., Schetter, E.C., Frank, M.J., Pajtas, P.E., Santesso, D.L., Culhane, M. (2008). Single dose of a dopamine agonist impairs reinforcement learning in humans: Behavioral evidence from a laboratory-based measure of reward responsiveness. Psychopharmacology, 196, 221-232.

Tourette's and negative priming

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Aspects of consciousness

Badgaiyan, RD. (in press). Manipulation of the extrastriate frontal loop can resolve visual disability in blindsight patients. Medical Hypotheses

Badgaiyan, RD. (2012). Nonconscious perception, conscious awareness and attention. Consciousness and Cognition, 21 584-586.

Badgaiyan, RD. (2006). Cortical activation elicited by unrecognized stimuli. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 2:17

Badgaiyan, RD. (2005). Conscious awareness of retrieval: An exploration of the cortical connectivity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 55, 257-262.

Badgaiyan, RD. & Posner, M. I. (1997). Time course of cortical activations in implicit and explicit recall. The Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 4904-4913.

Schacter, DL. & Badgaiyan, RD. (2001). Neuroimaging of priming: New perspectives on implicit and explicit memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 10, 1-4.

Implicit learning

Blais, C., & Verguts, T. (2012). Increasing set size breaks down sequential congruency: Evidence for an associative locus of cognitive control. Acta Psychologica, 141, 133-139.

Blais, C. & Bunge, S. A. (2010). Behavioral and neural evidence for item-specific performance monitoring. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 2758-2767. doi:10.1162/jocn.2009.21365

Blais, C., Robidoux, S., Risko, E., F., & Besner, D. (2007). Item specific adaptation and the conflict monitoring hypothesis: A computational model. Psychological Review, 114, 1076-1086. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.114.4.1076

Blais, C., Harris, M. B., Guerrero, J. & Bunge, S. A. (2012). Rethinking the role of automaticity in cognitive control. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 268-276. doi:10.1080/17470211003775234