a collaborative adventure
David Pittman, Ph.D.
Wofford College

John-Paul Baird, Ph.D.
Amherst College

 

     

Wofford students present CDP research.

publications

Pittman, DW; McGinnis, MR; Richardson, LM; Miller, EJ; Liddy, C; Baird, JP. (2012) Behavioral evidence of benzodiazepine-induced alterations of the gustatory evaluation of accepted and aversive taste stimuli. in preparation for submission to Chemical Senses 

Pittman, DW; McGinnis, MR; Richardson, LM; Miller, EJ; Alimohamed, ML; Baird, JP. (2012) Multiple Processes Underlie Benzodiazepine-Mediated Increases in the Consumption of Accepted and Avoided Stimuli. Chemical Senses Jun; 37(5): 431-44. 
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presentations    Click the title to view the posters.

Pittman, D.W., Holstein, S.E., Atkins, S.R, Nelson, T.S., Pence, L.J., Smith, K.A., Brantly, A.M., Evans, S. M., Sidden, E.A., Smith A.L., Baird, J.P. (2014) Stimulation of GABA-A in the Parabrachial Nucleus Enhances Taste Palatability during Long-term and Brief-access Testing in Rats. Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. Chem. Senses in press

Baird, J.P., Swick, J., Nelson, T.S., Holstein, S.E., Pittman, D.W. (2014) Selective stimulation of GABA-Aα2/3 receptors increases intake and motivation to consume sucrose solution in rats. Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. Chem. Senses in press

Pittman, D.W. & Baird, J.P. (2013) Anti-anxiety medications increase food palatability leading to weight gain. Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.

Baird, J.P., Swick, J., Dixit, S., Scott, J., Pittman, D.W. (2013) Parabrachial Nucleus Contributions to Benzodiazepine Hyperphagia. Twenty-First Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.

Pittman, D.W., Neill, P.H., Schecter, M.H., Rankin, I.D., Baird, J.P. (2011) Benzodiazepines selectively increase brief-access licking for gustatory stimuli independent of influences on motivational state. Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. Chem. Senses 36(9): A75.

Baird, J.P., Mansur, A., Pittman, D.W. (2011) Parabrachial benzodiazepine receptor antagonist effects on licking for sucrose. Thirty-Third Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. Chem. Senses 36(9): A76.

Pittman, D.W. McGinnis, M.M., Richardson, L.M., Miller, E.P., Baird, J.P. (2009) GABA-A Receptor Activation Influences Consumption of Appetitive and Aversive Tastants. Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences. Chem. Senses 34(7): A40.

Pittman, D.W., Farr, I.E., Dinnen, H.L., Baird, J.P. (2008) Behavioral evidence of benzodiazepine-induced alterations of the gustatory evaluation of accepted and aversive taste stimuli. Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences and Fifteenth International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste. Chem. Senses 33(8): S100.

Tran, A., Pittman, D.W., Baird, J.P. (2008) Role of central opioids in benzodiazepine modulation of gustatory behavior. Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences and Fifteenth International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste. Chem. Senses 33(8): S98.

Baird, J.P., Chung, Y.N., Loveland, J. (2008) Benzodiazepine modulation of gustatory coding in the parabrachial nucleus. Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences and Fifteenth International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste. Chem. Senses 33(8): S100.

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Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R15DC012195. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.