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Neurophysiology and Behavior Lab
University of Mississippi

Latest publications

Lemon, C., Del Arco, A. (2022) Intermittent social stress produces different short- and long-term effects on effort-based reward-seeking behavior. Behav. Brain Res. 417:113613.

Hill, C.M., Waddell, D.E., Del Arco, A. (2021) Cortical preparatory activity during motor learning reflects visuomotor retention deficits after punishment feedback. Exp. Brain Res. 239: 3243-3254.

Del Arco, A., Park, J., Moghaddam, B. (2020) Unanticipated stressful and rewarding experiences engage the same prefrontal cortex and ventral tegmental area neuronal populations. eNeuro 7(3): ENEURO.0029-20.2020.

Hill, C., Stringer, M., Wadell, D., Del Arco, A. (2020) Punishment Feedback Impairs Memory and Changes Cortical Feedback-Related Potentials During Motor Learning. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 14: 294.

Sullivan L, Shaffer H, Hill C, Del Arco A. (2019) Time-dependent changes in cognitive flexibility performance during intermittent social stress: Relevance for motivation and reward-seeking behavior. Behav. Brain Res. 370:111972.

Ponce P, Del Arco A, Loprinzi PD. (2019) Physical activity versus psychological stress: Effects on salivary cortisol and working memory performance. Medicina  (Kaunas) 55: 119.

Ikuta T, Del Arco A, Karlsgodt KH. (2018) White matter integrity in the fronto-striatal accumbofrontal tract predicts impulsivity. Brain Imaging and Behavior 12: 1524-1528.

Loprinzi PD, Ikuta T, Del Arco A. (2018) Dose-response associations between physical activity and cognitive function in a national sample of older adults. American Journal of Health Promotion 32: 545-560.

Del Arco A, Park J, Wood J, Kim Y, Moghaddam B. (2017) Adaptive encoding of outcome prediction by prefrontal cortex ensembles supports behavioral flexibility. J Neurosci. 37: 8363-8373.

Ronzoni, G, Del Arco A, Mora F, Segovia G. (2016) Enhanced noradrenergic activity in the amygdala contributes to hyperarousal in an animal model of PTSD. Psychoneuroendocrinology 70: 1-9.

Junchol P, Wood J, Bondi C, Del Arco A, Moghaddam B. (2016) Anxiety evokes hypofrontality and disrupts rule-relevant encoding by dorsomedial prefrontal cortex neurons. J Neurosci. 36: 3322-3335.

Ronzoni G, Antón M, Mora F, Segovia G, Del Arco A. (2016) Infralimbic cortex controls the activity of the hypothalamus-pituitary adrenal axis and the formation of aversive memory: effects of environmental enrichment. Behav. Brain Res.297: 338-344

Del Arco A, Ronzoni G, Mora F. (2015) Hypofunction of prefrontal cortex NMDA receptors does not change stress-induced release of dopamine and noradrenaline in amygdala but disrupts aversive memory. Psychopharmacology 232: 2577-2586.

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