Publications

Publications

  • van der Meer, M., Johnson, A, Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Redish, A.D. (2010). Triple dissociation of information processing in dorsal striatum, ventral striatum, and hippocampus on a learned spatial decision task. Neuron 67, 25-32.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Redish, A.D. (2008). Task-dependent encoding of space and events by striatal neurons is dependent on neural subtype. Neuroscience, 153(2), 349-360
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. (2007). Place- and response-learning in human virtual navigation: Behavioral measures and gender differences. Behavioral Neuroscience, 121(2), 277-290.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Jackson, J.C., Henze, D., Harris, K., and Redish, A.D. (2005). Two quantitative measures for evaluating the quality of extracellularly recorded neurons. Neuroscience, 131,1-11
  • Masimore, B., Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Kakalios, J., and Redish, A.D. (2005). Striatal local field potentials signal initiation of movement in rats. NeuroReport 16(18):2021-4.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., and Redish, A.D. (2004). Neuronal activity in the rodent dorsal striatum in sequential navigation: Separation of spatial and reward responses on the multiple T task. Journal of Neurophysiology, 91(5), 2259-72.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Redish, A.D. (2002). Development of path-stereotypy in a single day in rats on a multiple-T maze. Archives Italiennes Biologie, 140(4), 295-301.

Conference presentations (* indicated undergraduate co-author)

  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Stowers, J.*, Casey, D.*, O’Rear, C.*, Apostolidis, S.*  Facilitation of habit learning by post-training infusion of cocaine into the infralimbic cortex.  (2012).  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., MacDonald, A. (2011).  Relationship between individual differences in navigation strategies and addiction vulnerability.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Apostolidis, S.*, Amoa, R.*, Sun, X.*, Ritz, R.*, Blackwell, J.*, Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. (2010).  Lesions targeting the rat infralimbic cortex and dorsolateral striatum block facilitation of habit learning by post-training cocaine injections.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Kaster, M*. and Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. (2009). Post-training cocaine injections facilitate habitual lever pressing in rats. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Braitman, D.* (2008).  Effects of dorsolateral striatal lesions on place- and response-learning in a complex maze.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Braitman, D.* (2008).  Effects of dorsolateral striatal lesions on place- and response-learning in a complex maze.  Poster to be presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Hewetson, B.*  (2007).  Place- and response-learning in human virtual navigation: Sensitivity to training parameters.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C.  (2006).  Assessing place- and response-strategies in human virtual navigation.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 365.8.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Redish, A.D. (2005).  Identification and behavioral correlates of putative striatal interneurons in rodents.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Redish, A.D. (2004).  Task-dependent spatial encoding in the dorsal striatum.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, 207.4.
  • Masimore, B., Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Jackson,J.C.,  Kakalios, J., and Redish, A.D. (2004). Synchronous oscillations in the striatal local field potentials correlate with movement initiation.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, 207.3.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Rao, S., Jackson, J.C., and Redish, A.D. (2003).  Changes in patterns of neural firing in the rodent dorsal striatum precede development of a regular route.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 621.3.
  • Jackson, J.C., Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Harris, K.D., and Redish, A.D. (2003).  Quantitative assessment of extracellular multichannel recording quality using measures of cluster separation.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 518.18.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Jackson, J.C., and Redish, A.D. (2002).  Behavioral correlates of neuronal activity in the rodent dorsal striatum: the multiple-T task.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Orlando, 676.3.
  • Redish, A.D., Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., and Jackson, J.C. (2002).  Classification of dorsal striatal neurons from extracellular recordings in awake behaving rats.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Orlando, 676.4.
  • Jackson, J.C., Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., and Redish, A.D. (2002).  Behavioral correlates of dorsal striatal neuronal ensembles recorded from rats on an operant conditioning task.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Orlando, 676.5.
  • Torbert, N. C., Wasserman, E., and Young, M. E.  Visual working capacity.  Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Penn State McNair Research Conference, State College, PA, 1999.
  • Torbert, N. C., and Kasser, T.  Mindfulness meditation: Effects on coping strategies.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association; Chicago, IL, 1999.
  • Torbert, N. C., and Bratt, M.  The usefulness of mindfulness-based stress reduction with college students.  Paper presented at McNair Undergraduate Research Conference; Delevan, WI, 1998.
  • Torbert, N. C., and Bratt, M.  The usefulness of mindfulness-based stress reduction with college students: Preliminary findings.  Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Penn State McNair Research Conference; State College, PA, 1998.