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Selected Publications


  1. K. Chen, J.F. Kogan, A. Fontanini (2021). Spatially Distributed Representations of Taste Quality in the Gustatory Insular Cortex of Behaving Mice. Current Biology Jan 25;31(2):247-256.e4.

  2. G.N. Dikecligil, D.M. Graham, I.M. Park, A. Fontanini (2020) Layer- and Cell Type-Specific Response Properties of Gustatory Cortex Neurons in Awake Mice. J Neurosci. Dec 9;40(50):9676-9691.  

  3. M.S. Haley, S. Bruno, A. Fontanini, A. Maffei (2020). LTD at amygdalocortical synapses as a novel mechanism for hedonic learning. Elife. Nov 10;9:e55175

  4. R. Vincis*, K. Chen*, L. Czarnecki, J. Chen, and A. Fontanini (2020). Dynamic Representation of Taste-Related Decisions in the Gustatory Insular Cortex of Mice. Current Biology May 18;30(10):1834-1844.e5. (*Equal Contribution)

  5. M.E. Stone, A. Fontanini, and A. Maffei (2020). Synaptic Integration of Thalamic and Limbic Inputs in Rodent Gustatory Cortex. ENeuro 0199-19.2019.

  6. R. Vincis, and A. Fontanini (2019). Central taste anatomy and physiology. Handb Clin Neurology 164, 187–204.

  7. G. La Camera, A. Fontanini, and L. Mazzucato (2019). Cortical computations via metastable activity. Curr Opin Neurobiol 58, 37–45.

  8. L. Mazzucato, G. La Camera, A. Fontanini (2019) Expectation-induced modulation of metastable activity underlies faster coding of sensory stimuli. Nat Neurosci. 22(5):787-796.

  9. K. Chen, R. Vincis, A. Fontanini (2019) Disruption of Cortical Dopaminergic Modulation Impairs Preparatory Activity and Delays Licking Initiation. Cereb Cortex. 29(4):1802-1815.

  10. L. Czarnecki and A. Fontanini (2019) Gustation and Olfaction: The Importance of Place and Time. Curr Biol. 29(1):R18-R20.

  11. C. Samuelsen and A. Fontanini (2017) Processing of intraoral olfactory and gustatory signals in the gustatory cortex of awake rats. J Neurosci. 37(2):244-257

  12. R. Vincis and A. Fontanini (2016) A gustocentric perspective to understanding primary sensory cortices. Curr Opin Neurobiol 40:118-124

  13. R. Vincis and A. Fontanini (2016) Associative learning changes cross-modal representations in the gustatory cortex. eLife Aug 30;5. pii e16420

  14. L. Mazzucato, A. Fontanini and G. La Camera (2016) Stimuli reduce the dimensionality of cortical activity. Front Syst Neurosci 2016 Feb 17; 10:11  

  15. M. Haley, A. Fontanini* and A. Maffei* (2016) Laminar- and target-specific amygdalar inputs in rat primary gustatory cortex. J Neurosci 36(9):2623-37 (*Corresponding and equally contributing authors)

  16. H. Lui and A. Fontanini (2015) State Dependency of Chemosensory Coding in the Gustatory Thalamus (VPMpc) of Alert Rats. J Neurosci 35(47):15479-15491

  17. L.Mazzucato, A. Fontanini* and G. LaCamera* (2015) Dynamics of multistable states during on-going and evoked cortical activity. J Neurosci 35(21):8214-8231 (*Corresponding and equally contributing authors)

  18. Kusumoto-Yoshida, H. Liu, B.T. Chen, A. Fontanini* and A. Bonci* (2015) A central role for the insular cortex in mediating conditioned responses to anticipatory cues. PNAS 112(4): 1190-1195 (*Corresponding authors)

  19. M.P.H.Gardner and A. Fontanini (2014) Encoding and tracking of outcome-specific expectancy in the gustatory cortex of alert rats. J. Neurosci 34(39):13000-13017

  20. C. Samuelson, M.P.H.Gardner and A. Fontanini (2013) Thalamic contribution to cortical processing of taste and expectation. J Neurosci 33(5):1815-1822

  21. A. Jezzini*, L. Mazzucato*, G. La Camera and A. Fontanini (2013) Processing of hedonic and chemoscensory features of taste in medical prefrontal and insular networks. J Neurosci 33(48):18966-18978 (*Equally contributing authors)

  22. C. Samuelson*, M.P.H Gardner* and A. Fontanini (2012) Effects of cue-triggered expectation on cortical processing of taste. Neuron 74(2):410-422 (*Equally contributing authors)

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