Publications list for Professor Bernard Balleine

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  • Hart, G., Leung, B., Balleine, B. (2014), Dorsal and ventral streams: The distinct role of striatal subregions in the acquisition and performance of goal-directed actions. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 108(C), 104-118. [Abstract]


  • Dezfouli, A., Balleine, B. (2013), Actions, action sequences and habits: evidence that goal-directed and habitual action control are hierarchically organized. PLoS Computational Biology. 9(12), e1003364. [Abstract]
  • Corbit, L., Leung, B., Balleine, B. (2013), The role of the amygdala-striatal pathway in the acquisition and performance of goal-directed instrumental actions. The Journal of Neuroscience. 33(45), 17682-17690. [Abstract]
  • Hogarth, L., Balleine, B., Corbit, L., Killcross, S. (2013), Associative learning mechanisms underpinning the transition from recreational drug use to addiction. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1282(1), 12-24. [Abstract]
  • Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Laurent, V., Chieng, B., Christie, M., Balleine, B. (2013), Learning-related translocation of delta-opioid receptors on ventral striatal cholinergic interneurons mediates choice between goal-directed actions. The Journal of Neuroscience. 33(41), 16060-16071. [Abstract]
  • Leung, B., Balleine, B. (2013), The ventral striato-pallidal pathway mediates the effect of predictive learning on choice between goal-directed actions. The Journal of Neuroscience. 33(34), 13848-13860. [Abstract]
  • Bradfield, L., Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Chieng, B., Balleine, B. (2013), The thalamostriatal pathway and cholinergic control of goal-directed action: interlacing new with existing learning in the striatum. Neuron. 79(1), 153-166. [Abstract]
  • Parkes, S., Balleine, B. (2013), Incentive Memory: Evidence the Basolateral Amygdala Encodes and the Insular Cortex Retrieves Outcome Values to Guide Choice between Goal-Directed Actions. The Journal of Neuroscience. 33(20), 8753-8763. [Abstract]
  • Alvares, G., Quintana, D., Kemp, A., Van Zwieten, A., Balleine, B., Hickie, I., Guastella, A. (2013), Reduced heart rate variability in social anxiety disorder: associations with gender and symptom severity. PloS One. 8(7), e70468. [Abstract]
  • Bradfield, L., Hart, G., Balleine, B. (2013), The role of the anterior, mediodorsal, and parafascicular thalamus in instrumental conditioning. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 7, 51. [Abstract]
  • Bradfield, L., Balleine, B. (2013), Hierarchical and binary associations compete for behavioral control during instrumental biconditional discrimination. Journal of Experimental Psychology. 39(1), 2-13. [Abstract]


  • Alvares, G., Chen, N., Balleine, B., Hickie, I., Guastella, A. (2012), Oxytocin selectively moderates negative cognitive appraisals in high trait anxious males. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 37(12), 2022-2031. [Abstract]
  • Dezfouli, A., Balleine, B. (2012), Habits, action sequences and reinforcement learning. European Journal of Neuroscience. 35(7), 1036-1051. [Abstract]
  • Wassum, K., Tolosa, V., Tseng, T., Balleine, B., Monbouquette, H., Maidment, N. (2012), Transient extracellular glutamate events in the basolateral amygdala track reward-seeking actions. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(8), 2734-2746. [Abstract]
  • Laurent, V., Leung, B., Maidment, N., Balleine, B. (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(5), 1875-1883. [Abstract]
  • Lingawi, N., Balleine, B. (2012), Amygdala central nucleus interacts with dorsolateral striatum to regulate the acquisition of habits. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(3), 1073-1081. [Abstract]
  • Winstanley, C., Redish, A., Seamans, J., Robbins, T., Balleine, B., Brown, J., Büchel, C., Cools, R., Durstewitz, D., O'Doherty, J., Pennartz, C. (2012), Search, goals and the brain. In: Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain. (pp.125-158).United States: MIT Press.
  • Bertran-Gonzalez, J., Chieng, B., Laurent, V., Valjent, E., Balleine, B. (2012), Striatal cholinergic interneurons display activity-related phosphorylation of ribosomal protein s6. PLoS One. 7(12), e53195. [Abstract]
  • O'Doherty, J., Balleine, B. (2012), Neural bases of actions and habits. In: Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain. (pp.97-110).United States: MIT Press.


  • Balleine, B., Leung, B., Ostlund, S. (2011), The orbitofrontal cortex, predicted value, and choice. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1239(1), 43-50. [Abstract]
  • Shiflett, M., Balleine, B. (2011), Molecular substrates of action control in cortico-striatal circuits. Progress in Neurobiology. 95(1), 1-13. [Abstract]
  • Corbit, L., Balleine, B. (2011), The general and outcome-specific forms of pavlovian-instrumental transfer are differentially mediated by the nucleus accumbens core and shell. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(33), 11786-11794. [Abstract]
  • Shiflett, M., Balleine, B. (2011), Contributions of ERK signaling in the striatum to instrumental learning and performance. Behavioural Brain Research. 218(1), 240-247. [Abstract]
  • Liljeholm, M., Tricomi, E., O'Doherty, J., Balleine, B. (2011), Neural correlates of instrumental contingency learning: differential effects of action-reward conjunction and disjunction. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(7), 2474-2480. [Abstract]
  • Wassum, K., Cely, I., Balleine, B., Maidment, N. (2011), Micro-opioid receptor activation in the basolateral amygdala mediates the learning of increases but not decreases in the incentive value of a food reward. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(5), 1591-1599. [Abstract]
  • Ostlund, S., Wassum, K., Murphy, N., Balleine, B., Maidment, N. (2011), Extracellular dopamine levels in striatal subregions track shifts in motivation and response cost during instrumental conditioning. The Journal of Neuroscience. 31(1), 200-207. [Abstract]
  • Wassum, K., Ostlund, S., Balleine, B., Maidment, N. (2011), Differential dependence of Pavlovian incentive motivation and instrumental incentive learning processes on dopamine signaling. Learning & Memory. 18(7), 475-483. [Abstract]
  • Balleine, B. (2011), Sensation, incentive learning, and the motivational control of goal-directed action. In: Neurobiology of Sensation and Reward. (pp.287-310).United States: Taylor and Francis.


  • Shiflett, M., Balleine, B. (2010), At the limbic-motor interface: disconnection of basolateral amygdala from nucleus accumbens core and shell reveals dissociable components of incentive motivation. The European journal of neuroscience. 32(10), 1735-43. [Abstract]
  • Liljeholm, M., Balleine, B. (2010), Extracting functional equivalence from reversing contingencies. Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes. 36(2), 165-171. [Abstract]
  • Shiflett, M., Brown, R., Balleine, B. (2010), Acquisition and performance of goal-directed instrumental actions depends on ERK signaling in distinct regions of dorsal striatum in rats. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 30(8), 2951-2959. [Abstract]
  • Ostlund, S., Maidment, N., Balleine, B. (2010), Alcohol-Paired Contextual Cues Produce an Immediate and Selective Loss of Goal-directed Action in Rats. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience. 4, pii: 19. [Abstract]
  • Balleine, B., O'Doherty, J. (2010), Human and Rodent Homologies in Action Control: Corticostriatal Determinants of Goal-Directed and Habitual Action. Neuropsychopharmacology. 35(1), 48-69. [Abstract]


  • Wassum, K., Cely, I., Maidment, N., Balleine, B. (2009), Disruption of endogenous opioid activity during instrumental learning enhances habit acquisition. Neuroscience. 163(3), 770-80. [Abstract]
  • Wassum, K., Ostlund, S., Maidment, N., Balleine, B. (2009), Distinct opioid circuits determine the palatability and the desirability of rewarding events. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106(30), 12512-12517. [Abstract]
  • de Wit, S., Ostlund, S., Balleine, B., Dickinson, A. (2009), Resolution of conflict between goal-directed actions: Outcome encoding and neural control processes. Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes. 35(3), 382-393. [Abstract]
  • Ostlund, S., Winterbauer, N., Balleine, B. (2009), Evidence of action sequence chunking in goal-directed instrumental conditioning and its dependence on the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex. The Journal of neuroscience. 29(25), 8280-8287. [Abstract]
  • Tricomi, E., Balleine, B., O'Doherty, J. (2009), A specific role for posterior dorsolateral striatum in human habit learning. The European journal of neuroscience. 29(11), 2225-2232. [Abstract]
  • Balleine, B., Liljeholm, M., Ostlund, S. (2009), The integrative function of the basal ganglia in instrumental conditioning. Behavioural brain research. 199(1), 43-52. [Abstract]
  • Liljeholm, M., Balleine, B. (2009), Mediated conditioning versus retrospective revaluation in humans: the influence of physical and functional similarity of cues. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. 62(3), 470-482. [Abstract]
  • Dickinson, A., Balleine, B. (2009), Hedonics: The cognitive-motivational interface. In: Pleasures of the Brain. (pp.74-84).United States: Oxford University Press.
  • Ostlund, S., Winterbauer, N., Balleine, B. (2009), Theory of reward systems. In: Concise Learning and Memory: The Editor's Selection. (pp.483-502).United States: Elsevier.


  • Yin, H., Ostlund, S., Balleine, B. (2008), Reward-guided learning beyond dopamine in the nucleus accumbens: the integrative functions of cortico-basal ganglia networks. The European journal of neuroscience. 28(8), 1437-1448. [Abstract]
  • Tanaka, S., Balleine, B., O'Doherty, J. (2008), Calculating consequences: brain systems that encode the causal effects of actions. The Journal of neuroscience. 28(26), 6750-6755. [Abstract]
  • Bray, S., Rangel, A., Shimojo, S., Balleine, B., O'Doherty, J. (2008), The neural mechanisms underlying the influence of pavlovian cues on human decision making. The Journal of neuroscience. 28(22), 5861-5866. [Abstract]
  • Ostlund, S., Balleine, B. (2008), Differential involvement of the basolateral amygdala and mediodorsal thalamus in instrumental action selection. The Journal of neuroscience. 28(17), 4398-4405. [Abstract]
  • Espinet, A., Artigas, A., Balleine, B. (2008), Inhibitory sensory preconditioning detected with a sodium depletion procedure. Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. 61(2), 240-247. [Abstract]
  • Balleine, B. (2008), Taste, disgust and value: taste aversion learning and outcome encoding in instrumental conditioning. In: Conditioned Taste Aversion: Neural and Behavioral Processes. (pp.262-280).United States: Oxford University Press.
  • Ostlund, S., Balleine, B. (2008), The disunity of Pavlovian and instrumental values. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 31, 456-457.
  • Ostlund, S., Winterbauer, N., Balleine, B. (2008), Theory of Reward Systems. In: Learning Theory and Behavior. Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, Vol 1. (pp.701-720).United Kingdom: Elsevier.
  • Ostlund, S., Balleine, B. (2008), On habits and addiction: An associative analysis of compulsive drug seeking. Drug discovery today. Disease models. 5(4), 235-245. [Abstract]
  • Balleine, B., Daw, N., O'Doherty, J. (2008), Multiple forms of value learning and the function of dopamine. In: Neuroeconomics. (pp.367-387).United Kingdom: Academic Press.