Associate Professor Vincent Laurent
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Vincent Laurent

Science
School of Psychology

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology. My field of research is behavioural neuroscience, I employ animal models to understand how we learn about important events in our environment and how we use this learning to influence our choices and decisions. 

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Phone
02938551836
Location
Mathews Building, Office 510
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Bertran-Gonzalez J; Laurent V, 2018, 'Chapter 10 Studying Integrative Processing and Prospected Plasticity in Cholinergic Interneurons The Importance of Pavlovian–Instrumental Transfer', in Goal-Directed Decision Making, Elsevier, pp. 221 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-812098-9.00010-3
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Bertran-Gonzalez J; Laurent V, 2018, 'Studying Integrative Processing and Prospected Plasticity in Cholinergic Interneurons: The Importance of Pavlovian–Instrumental Transfer', in Goal-Directed Decision Making Computations and Neural Circuits, Academic Press
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Campese VD; Laurent V, 2023, 'Editorial: Pavlovian-instrumental transfer: Neurobehavioral and clinical findings', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2023.1151180
    Journal articles | 2023
    Fam J; Chieng B; Westbrook RF; Laurent V; Holmes NM, 2023, 'Second-order fear conditioning involves formation of competing stimulus-danger and stimulus-safety associations', Cerebral Cortex, 33, pp. 1843 - 1855, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhac176
    Journal articles | 2023
    Gladding JM; Lingawi NW; Leung BK; Kendig MD; Chieng BC; Laurent V, 2023, 'High fat diet allows food-predictive stimuli to energize action performance in the absence of hunger, without distorting insulin signaling on accumbal cholinergic interneurons', Appetite, 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2023.106769
    Journal articles | 2022
    Crimmins B; Burton TJ; McNulty M; Laurent V; Hart G; Balleine BW, 2022, 'Response-Independent Outcome Presentations Weaken the Instrumental Response-Outcome Association', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 48, pp. 396 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xan0000340
    Journal articles | 2022
    Crimmins BE; Lingawi NW; Chieng BC; Leung BK; Maren S; Laurent V, 2022, 'Basal forebrain cholinergic signaling in the basolateral amygdala promotes strength and durability of fear memories', Neuropsychopharmacology, 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41386-022-01427-w
    Journal articles | 2022
    Holmes NM; Fam JP; Clemens KJ; Laurent V; Westbrook RF, 2022, 'The neural substrates of higher-order conditioning: A review', Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2022.104687
    Journal articles | 2022
    Laurent V; Westbrook RF; Balleine BW, 2022, 'Affective Valence Regulates Associative Competition in Pavlovian Conditioning', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2022.801474
    Journal articles | 2022
    Lingawi NW; Berman T; Bounds J; Laurent V, 2022, 'Sensory-Specific Satiety Dissociates General and Specific Pavlovian-Instrumental Transfer', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2022.877720
    Journal articles | 2021
    Laurent V; Balleine BW, 2021, 'How predictive learning influences choice: Evidence for a GPCR-based memory process necessary for Pavlovian-instrumental transfer', Journal of Neurochemistry, 157, pp. 1436 - 1449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jnc.15339
    Journal articles | 2021
    Laurent V; Priya P; Crimmins BE; Balleine BW, 2021, 'General Pavlovian-instrumental transfer tests reveal selective inhibition of the response type – whether Pavlovian or instrumental – performed during extinction', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2021.107483
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lingawi NW; Laurent V; Westbrook RF; Holmes NM, 2021, 'Acquisition and extinction of second-order context conditioned fear: Role of the amygdala', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2021.107485
    Journal articles | 2020
    Morse AK; Leung BK; Heath E; Bertran-Gonzalez J; Pepin E; Chieng BC; Balleine BW; Laurent V, 2020, 'Basolateral Amygdala Drives a GPCR-Mediated Striatal Memory Necessary for Predictive Learning to Influence Choice', Neuron, 106, pp. 855 - 869.e8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2020.03.007
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lingawi NW; Laurent V; Westbrook RF; Holmes NM, 2019, 'The role of the basolateral amygdala and infralimbic cortex in (re)learning extinction', Psychopharmacology, 236, pp. 303 - 312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-4957-x
    Journal articles | 2018
    Goarin EHF; Lingawi NW; Laurent V, 2018, 'Role played by the passage of time in reversal learning', Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00075
    Journal articles | 2018
    Laurent V; Balleine BW; Westbrook RF, 2018, 'Motivational state controls the prediction error in Pavlovian appetitive-aversive interactions', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 147, pp. 18 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.11.006
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lingawi NW; Andrew E; Laurent V; Killcross S; Westbrook RF; Holmes NM, 2018, 'The conditions that regulate formation of a false fear memory in rats', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 156, pp. 53 - 59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2018.10.009
    Journal articles | 2018
    Lingawi NW; Holmes NM; Westbrook RF; Laurent V, 2018, 'The infralimbic cortex encodes inhibition irrespective of motivational significance', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 150, pp. 64 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2018.03.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Laurent V; Wong FL; Balleine BW, 2017, 'The lateral habenula and its input to the rostromedial tegmental nucleus mediates outcome-specific conditioned inhibition', Journal of Neuroscience, 37, pp. 10932 - 10942, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3415-16.2017
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lingawi NW; Westbrook RF; Laurent V, 2017, 'Extinction and Latent Inhibition Involve a Similar Form of Inhibitory Learning that is Stored in and Retrieved from the Infralimbic Cortex', Cerebral Cortex, 27, pp. 5547 - 5556, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhw322
    Journal articles | 2017
    Lingawi NW; Westbrook RF; Laurent V, 2017, 'Extinction of relapsed fear does not require the basolateral amygdala', Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 139, pp. 149 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.01.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Quail SL; Laurent V; Balleine BW, 2017, 'Inhibitory pavlovian-instrumental transfer in humans', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 43, pp. 315 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xan0000148
    Journal articles | 2016
    Laurent V; Chieng B; Balleine BW, 2016, 'Extinction Generates Outcome-Specific Conditioned Inhibition', Current Biology, 26, pp. 3169 - 3175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.021
    Journal articles | 2015
    Laurent V; Balleine BW, 2015, 'Factual and counterfactual action-outcome mappings control choice between goal-directed actions in rats', Current Biology, 25, pp. 1074 - 1079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.02.044
    Journal articles | 2015
    Laurent V; Morse AK; Balleine BW, 2015, 'The role of opioid processes in reward and decision-making', British Journal of Pharmacology, 172, pp. 449 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bph.12818
    Journal articles | 2015
    Laurent V; Wong FL; Balleine BW, 2015, 'δ-Opioid receptors in the accumbens shell mediate the influence of both excitatory and inhibitory predictions on choice', British Journal of Pharmacology, 172, pp. 562 - 570, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bph.12731
    Journal articles | 2014
    Laurent V; Bertran-Gonzalez J; Chieng BC; Balleine BW, 2014, 'δ-Opioid and dopaminergic processes in accumbens shell modulate the cholinergic control of predictive learning and choice', Journal of Neuroscience, 34, pp. 1358 - 1369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4592-13.2014
    Journal articles | 2013
    Bertran-Gonzalez J; Laurent V; Chieng BC; Christie MJ; Balleine BW, 2013, 'Learning-related translocation of δ-Opioid receptors on ventral striatal cholinergic interneurons mediates choice between goal-directed actions', Journal of Neuroscience, 33, pp. 16060 - 16071, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1927-13.2013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Bertran-Gonzalez J; Chieng BC; Laurent V; Valjent E; Balleine BW, 2012, 'Striatal Cholinergic Interneurons Display Activity-Related Phosphorylation of Ribosomal Protein S6', PLoS ONE, 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053195
    Journal articles | 2012
    Laurent V; Leung B; Maidment N; Balleine BW, 2012, 'μ- and δ-Opioid-related processes in the accumbens core and shell differentially mediate the influence of reward-guided and stimulus-guided decisions on choice', Journal of Neuroscience, 32, pp. 1875 - 1883, http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4688-11.2012
    Journal articles | 2009
    Laurent V; Westbrook RF, 2009, 'Inactivation of the infralimbic but not the prelimbic cortex impairs consolidation and retrieval of fear extinction', Learning and Memory, 16, pp. 520 - 529
    Journal articles | 2009
    Laurent V; Westbrook RF, 2009, 'Infusion of the NMDA receptor antagonist, DL-APV, into the basolateral amygdala disrupts learning to fear a novel and a familiar context as well as relearning to fear an extinguished context', Learning and Memory, 16, pp. 96 - 105
    Journal articles | 2008
    Laurent V; Marchand AP; Westbrook RF, 2008, 'The basolateral amygdala is necessary for learning but not relearning extinction of context conditioned fear', Learning and Memory, 15, pp. 304 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.928208
    Journal articles | 2008
    Laurent V; Westbrook RF, 2008, 'Distinct contributions of the basolateral amygdala and the medial prefrontal cortex to learning and relearning extinction of context conditioned fear', Learning and Memory, 15, pp. 657 - 666
    Journal articles | 2007
    Leung HT; Bailey GK; Laurent V; Westbrook RF, 2007, 'Rapid reacquisition of fear to a completely extinguished context is replaced by transient impairment with additional extinction training', Journal of Experimental Psychology - Animal Behavior Processes, 33, pp. 299 - 313
    Journal articles | 2004
    Laurent V; Podhorna J, 2004, 'Subchronic phencyclidine treatment impairs performance of C57BL/6 mice in the attentional set-shifting task', BEHAVIOURAL PHARMACOLOGY, 15, pp. 141 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00008877-200403000-00006
    Journal articles | 2004
    Laurent V; Podhorna J, 2004, 'Subchronic phencyclidine treatment impairs performance of C57BL/6 mice in the attentional set-shifting task', Behavioural Pharmacology, 15, pp. 141 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00008877-200403000-00006
  • Preprints | 2023
    Gladding J; Lingawi N; Leung B; Kendig M; Chieng B; Laurent V, 2023, High fat diet allows food-predictive stimuli to energize action performance in the absence of hunger, without distorting insulin signaling on accumbal cholinergic interneurons, , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2023.03.29.534845
    Preprints | 2021
    Crimmins B; McNulty M; Laurent V; Hart G; Balleine B, 2021, Response-independent outcome presentations weakens the instrumental response-outcome association, , http://dx.doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/c83kx
    Preprints |
    Morse A; Leung B; Heath E; Bertran-Gonzalez J; Pepin E; Chieng B; Balleine B; Laurent V, A Novel GPCR-Based Memory Process is Necessary for the Influence of Predictive Learning on Choice, , http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3472044