Bernard Balleine received his BA with first class honours and with the university medal from the University of Sydney in 1987, together with the Thomson Prize and Australian Psychological Association Prize for Psychology honours. In 1989 he won a Commonwealth Scholarship and a College Scholarship from Churchill College, Cambridge UK to support research towards his Ph.D in comparative psychology, which he received from the University of Cambridge in 1993. Subsequently, he was elected to a Research Fellowship at Jesus College Cambridge and spent three years conducting post-doctoral research in behavioral neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Cambridge University. He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995 and in 1996 won a FIRST Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. In 2000 he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2004 Full Professor at UCLA which is his current position. He was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2004 and in 2005 he was appointed Associate Director for Research in the Brain Research Institute.
Balleine, Liljeholm, Ostlund The integrative function of the basal ganglia in instrumental conditioning Behavioural brain research, 2008; .
Yin Henry H, Ostlund Sean B, Balleine Bernard W Reward-guided learning beyond dopamine in the nucleus accumbens: the integrative functions of cortico-basal ganglia networks The European journal of neuroscience, 2008; 28(8): 1437-48.
Tanaka Saori C, Balleine Bernard W, O'Doherty John P Calculating consequences: brain systems that encode the causal effects of actions The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2008; 28(26): 6750-5.
Bray Signe, Rangel Antonio, Shimojo Shinsuke, Balleine Bernard, O'Doherty John P The neural mechanisms underlying the influence of pavlovian cues on human decision making The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2008; 28(22): 5861-6.
Ostlund Sean B, Balleine Bernard W Differential involvement of the basolateral amygdala and mediodorsal thalamus in instrumental action selection The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 2008; 28(17): 4398-405.
Espinet Alfredo, Artigas Antonio A, Balleine Bernard W Inhibitory sensory preconditioning detected with a sodium depletion procedure Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006), 2008; 61(2): 240-7.
Ostlund Sean B, Balleine Bernard W The contribution of orbitofrontal cortex to action selection Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2007; 1121(2): 174-92.
Balleine, B. W. Delgado, M. R. Hikosaka, O. The role of the dorsal striatum in reward and decision-making J Neurosci, 2007; 27(31): 8161-5.
Nader, K. Balleine, B. Ambiguity and anxiety: when a glass half full is empty Nat Neurosci, 2007; 10(7): 807-8.
Corbit, L. H. Janak, P. H. Balleine, B. W. General and outcome-specific forms of Pavlovian-instrumental transfer: the effect of shifts in motivational state and inactivation of the ventral tegmental area Eur J Neurosci, 2007; 26(11): 3141-9.
Lobo, M. K. Cui, Y. Ostlund, S. B. Balleine, B. W. Yang, X. W. Genetic control of instrumental conditioning by striatopallidal neuron-specific S1P receptor Gpr6 Nat Neurosci, 2007; 10(11): 1395-7.
Balleine, B. W. Ostlund, S. B. Still at the choice-point: action selection and initiation in instrumental conditioning Ann N Y Acad Sci, 2007; 1104: 147-71.
Ostlund, S. B. Balleine, B. W. The contribution of orbitofrontal cortex to action selection Ann N Y Acad Sci, 2007; 1121: 174-92.
Wiltgen, B. J. Law, M. Ostlund, S. Mayford, M. Balleine, B. W. The influence of Pavlovian cues on instrumental performance is mediated by CaMKII activity in the striatum Eur J Neurosci, 2007; 25(8): 2491-7.
Ostlund, S. B. Balleine, B. W. Orbitofrontal cortex mediates outcome encoding in Pavlovian but not instrumental conditioning J Neurosci, 2007; 27(18): 4819-25.
Espinet, A. Artigas, A. A. Balleine, B. W. Inhibitory sensory preconditioning detected with a sodium depletion procedure Q J Exp Psychol (Colchester), 2007; 1.
Yin, H. H. Zhuang, X. Balleine, B. W. Instrumental learning in hyperdopaminergic mice Neurobiol Learn Mem, 2006; 85(3): 283-8.
Balleine, B. W. Dickinson, A. Motivational control of blocking J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process, 2006; 32(1): 33-43.
Balleine, B. W. Killcross, S. Parallel incentive processing: an integrated view of amygdala function Trends Neurosci, 2006; 29(5): 272-9.
Liljeholm, M. Balleine, B. W. Stimulus salience and retrospective revaluation J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process, 2006; 32(4): 481-7.
de Wit, S. Kosaki, Y. Balleine, B. W. Dickinson, A. Dorsomedial prefrontal cortex resolves response conflict in rats J Neurosci, 2006; 26(19): 5224-9.
Yin, H. H. Knowlton, B. J. Balleine, B. W. Inactivation of dorsolateral striatum enhances sensitivity to changes in the action-outcome contingency in instrumental conditioning Behav Brain Res, 2006; 166(2): 189-96.
Balleine, B. W. Neural bases of food-seeking: affect, arousal and reward in corticostriatolimbic circuits Physiol Behav, 2005; 86(5): 717-30.
Ostlund, S. B. Balleine, B. W. Lesions of medial prefrontal cortex disrupt the acquisition but not the expression of goal-directed learning J Neurosci, 2005; 25(34): 7763-70.
Yin, H. H. Knowlton, B. J. Balleine, B. W. Blockade of NMDA receptors in the dorsomedial striatum prevents action-outcome learning in instrumental conditioning Eur J Neurosci, 2005; 22(2): 505-12.
Winterbauer, N. E. Balleine, B. W. Motivational control of second-order conditioning J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process, 2005; 31(3): 334-40.
Balleine, B. W. Espinet, A. Gonzalez, F. Perceptual learning enhances retrospective revaluation of conditioned flavor preferences in rats J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process, 2005; 31(3): 341-50.
Glasner, S. V. Overmier, J. B. Balleine, B. W. The role of Pavlovian cues in alcohol seeking in dependent and nondependent rats J Stud Alcohol, 2005; 66(1): 53-61.
Yin, H. H. Ostlund, S. B. Knowlton, B. J. Balleine, B. W. The role of the dorsomedial striatum in instrumental conditioning Eur J Neurosci, 2005; 22(2): 513-23.
Wang, S. H. Ostlund, S. B. Nader, K. Balleine, B. W. Consolidation and reconsolidation of incentive learning in the amygdala J Neurosci, 2005; 25(4): 830-5.
Corbit, L. H. Balleine, B. W. Double dissociation of basolateral and central amygdala lesions on the general and outcome-specific forms of pavlovian-instrumental transfer J Neurosci, 2005; 25(4): 962-70.
Espinet, A. Gonzalez, F. Balleine, B. Inhibitory sensory preconditioning Q J Exp Psychol B, 2004; 57(3): 261-72.
Yin, H. H. Knowlton, B. J. Balleine, B. W. Lesions of dorsolateral striatum preserve outcome expectancy but disrupt habit formation in instrumental learning Eur J Neurosci, 2004; 19(1): 181-9.
Frankland, P. W. Wang, Y. Rosner, B. Shimizu, T. Balleine, B. W. Dykens, E. M. Ornitz, E. M. Silva, A. J. Sensorimotor gating abnormalities in young males with fragile X syndrome and Fmr1-knockout mice Mol Psychiatry, 2004; 9(4): 417-25.
Corbit, L. H. Balleine, B. W. The role of prelimbic cortex in instrumental conditioning Behav Brain Res, 2003; 146(1-2): 145-57.
Hunter, A. M. Balleine, B. W. Minor, T. R. Helplessness and escape performance: glutamate-adenosine interactions in the frontal cortex Behav Neurosci, 2003; 117(1): 123-35.
Corbit, L. H. Balleine, B. W. Instrumental and Pavlovian incentive processes have dissociable effects on components of a heterogeneous instrumental chain J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process, 2003; 29(2): 99-106.
Corbit, L. H. Muir, J. L. Balleine, B. W. Lesions of mediodorsal thalamus and anterior thalamic nuclei produce dissociable effects on instrumental conditioning in rats Eur J Neurosci, 2003; 18(5): 1286-94.
Saade, S. Balleine, B. W. Minor, T. R. The L-type calcium channel blocker nimodipine mitigates "learned helplessness" in rats Pharmacol Biochem Behav, 2003; 74(2): 269-78.
Balleine, B. W. Killcross, A. S. Dickinson, A. The effect of lesions of the basolateral amygdala on instrumental conditioning J Neurosci, 2003; 23(2): 666-75.
Corbit, L. H. Ostlund, S. B. Balleine, B. W. Sensitivity to instrumental contingency degradation is mediated by the entorhinal cortex and its efferents via the dorsal hippocampus J Neurosci, 2002; 22(24): 10976-84.
Dayan, P. Balleine, B. W. Reward, motivation, and reinforcement learning Neuron, 2002; 36(2): 285-98.
Woodson, J. C. Balleine, B. W. An assessment of factors contributing to instrumental performance for sexual reward in the rat Q J Exp Psychol B, 2002; 55(1): 75-88.
de Borchgrave, R. Rawlins, J. N. Dickinson, A. Balleine, B. W. Effects of cytotoxic nucleus accumbens lesions on instrumental conditioning in rats Exp Brain Res, 2002; 144(1): 50-68.
Woodson, J. C. Balleine, B. W. Gorski, R. A. Sexual experience interacts with steroid exposure to shape the partner preferences of rats Horm Behav, 2002; 42(2): 148-57.
Corbit, L. H. Muir, J. L. Balleine, B. W. The role of the nucleus accumbens in instrumental conditioning: Evidence of a functional dissociation between accumbens core and shell J Neurosci, 2001; 21(9): 3251-60.
Balleine, B. W. Dickinson, A. The effect of lesions of the insular cortex on instrumental conditioning: evidence for a role in incentive memory J Neurosci, 2000; 20(23): 8954-64.
Corbit, L. H. Balleine, B. W. The role of the hippocampus in instrumental conditioning J Neurosci, 2000; 20(11): 4233-9.
Balleine, B. W. Dickinson, A. Goal-directed instrumental action: contingency and incentive learning and their cortical substrates Neuropharmacology, 1998; 37(4-5): 407-19.
Dickinson, A. Campos, J. Varga, Z. I. Balleine, B. Bidirectional instrumental conditioning Q J Exp Psychol B, 1996; 49(4): 289-306.
Balleine, B. W. Fletcher, N. Dickinson, A. Effect of the 5-HT1A agonist, 8-OH-DPAT on instrumental performance in rats Psychopharmacology (Berl), 1996; 125(1): 79-88.
Killcross, S. Balleine, B. Role of primary motivation in stimulus preexposure effects J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process, 1996; 22(1): 32-42.
Balleine, B. Davies, A. Dickinson, A. Cholecystokinin attenuates incentive learning in rats Behav Neurosci, 1995; 109(2): 312-9.
Balleine, B. Gerner, C. Dickinson, A. Instrumental outcome devaluation is attenuated by the anti-emetic ondansetron Q J Exp Psychol B, 1995; 48(3): 235-51.
Balleine, B. Killcross, S. Effects of ibotenic acid lesions of the nucleus accumbens on instrumental action Behav Brain Res, 1994; 65(2): 181-93.
Balleine, B. Asymmetrical interactions between thirst and hunger in Pavlovian-instrumental transfer Q J Exp Psychol B, 1994; 47(2): 211-31.
Balleine, B. Ball, J. Dickinson, A. Benzodiazepine-induced outcome revaluation and the motivational control of instrumental action in rats Behav Neurosci, 1994; 108(3): 573-89.
Balleine, B. Dickinson, A. Role of cholecystokinin in the motivational control of instrumental action in rats Behav Neurosci, 1994; 108(3): 590-605.
Lopez, M. Balleine, B. Dickinson, A. Incentive learning following reinforcer devaluation is not conditional upon the motivational state during re-exposure Q J Exp Psychol B, 1992; 45(4): 265-84.
Balleine, B. Dickinson, A. Signalling and incentive processes in instrumental reinforcer devaluation Q J Exp Psychol B, 1992; 45(4): 285-301.
Balleine, B. W. Curthoys, I. S. Differential effects of escapable and inescapable footshock on hippocampal theta activity Behav Neurosci, 1991; 105(1): 202-9.
Balleine, B. Job, R. F. Reconsideration of the role of competing responses in demonstrations of the interference effect (learned helplessness) J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process, 1991; 17(3): 270-80.
Balleine, B. The acquisition of self-stimulation of the medical prefrontal cortex following exposure to escapable or inescapable footshock Behav Brain Res, 1991; 43(2): 167-74.
Dickinson, A. Balleine, B. Motivational control of instrumental performance following a shift from thirst to hunger Q J Exp Psychol B, 1990; 42(4): 413-31.
McGregor, I. S. Balleine, B. W. Atrens, D. M. Footshock stress facilitates self-stimulation of the medial prefrontal cortex but not the lateral hypothalamus in the rat Brain Res, 1989; 490(2): 397-403.
Balleine, B. W. McGregor, I. S. Atrens, D. M. Controllability of prestimulation of the medial prefrontal cortex determines the facilitation of self-stimulation and kindled seizures Physiol Behav, 1989; 46(2): 239-45.
Atrens, D. M. van der Reest, A. Balleine, B. W. Menendez, J. A. Siviy, S. M. Effects of ethanol and tertiary butanol on blood glucose levels and body temperature of rats Alcohol, 1989; 6(3): 183-7.
Healey, P. A. McGregor, I. S. Balleine, B. W. Atrens, D. M. Environment-specific conditioning produced by electrical stimulation of the lateral hypothalamus Physiol Behav, 1989; 46(5): 907-12.
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