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Hong T, Stauffer WR. Computational complexity drives sustained deliberation. Nat Neurosci. 2023 Apr 24;26(4). doi: 10.1038/s41593-023-01307-6. PMID: 37095398.




Lawler AJ, Ramamurthy E, Brown AR, Shin N, Kim Y, Toong N, Kaplow IM, Wirthlin M, Zhang X, Phan BN, Fox GA, Wade K, He J, Ozturk BE, Byrne LC, Stauffer WR, Fish KN, Pfenning AR. Machine learning sequence prioritization for cell type-specific enhancer design. Elife. 2022 May 16;11:e69571. doi: 10.7554/eLife.69571. PMID: 35576146.


Xi Z, Öztürk BE, Johnson ME, Turunç S, Stauffer WR, Byrne LC. Quantitative single-cell transcriptome-based ranking of engineered AAVs in human retinal explants. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2022 Apr 30;25:476-489. doi: 10.1016/j.omtm.2022.04.014. PMID: 35615708.




He J, Kleyman M, Chen J, Alikaya A, Rothenhoefer KM, Ozturk BE, Wirthlin M, Bostan AC, Fish K, Byrne LC, Pfenning AR, Stauffer WR. Transcriptional and anatomical diversity of medium spiny neurons in the primate striatum. Curr Biol. 2021 Dec 20;31(24):5473-5486.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.10.015. Epub 2021 Nov 1. PMID: 34727523.


Öztürk BE, Johnson ME, Kleyman M, Turunç S, He J, Jabalameli S, Xi Z, Visel M, Dufour VL, Iwabe S, Pompeo Marinho LFL, Aguirre GD, Sahel JA, Schaffer DV, Pfenning AR, Flannery JG, Beltran WA, Stauffer WR, Byrne LC. scAAVengr, a transcriptome-based pipeline for quantitative ranking of engineered AAVs with single-cell resolution. Elife. 2021 Oct 19;10:e64175. doi: 10.7554/eLife.64175. PMID: 34664552; PMCID: PMC8612735.

Rothenhoefer KM, Hong T, Alikaya A, Stauffer WR. Rare rewards amplify dopamine responses. Nat Neurosci. 2021 Apr;24(4):465-469. doi: 10.1038/s41593-021-00807-7. Epub 2021 Mar 8. PMID: 33686298.

Schultz W, Stauffer WR, Lak A, Pastor-Bernier A. Smarter than humans: rationality reflected in primate neuronal reward signals. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 2021;41:50-6.



Tremblay S, Acker L, Afraz A, Albaugh DL, Amita H, Andrei AR, Angelucci A, Aschner A, Balan PF, Basso MA, Benvenuti G, Bohlen MO, Caiola MJ, Calcedo R, et al. An Open Resource for Non-human Primate Optogenetics. Neuron. 2020 Dec 23;108(6):1075-1090.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.09.027. Epub 2020 Oct 19. PMID: 33080229; PMCID: PMC7962465.

Stauffer WR., Schultz W. (2020) Chapter 49: Dopamine prediction error responses reflect economic utility. In MS Gazzaniga, editor. The Cognitive Neurosciences, 6th Edition (pp. 587–596). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Rothenhoefer KM, Stauffer WR. Dopamine Signals Learn New Tricks. Neuron. 2020 Apr 8;106(1):11-13. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.03.019. PMID: 32272062.




Stauffer WR. The biological and behavioral computations that influence dopamine responses. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2018 Apr;49:123-131. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2018.02.005. Epub 2018 Mar 2. PMID: 29505948; PMCID: PMC6095465.




Rothenhoefer KM, Stauffer WR. Dopamine prediction error responses update demand. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Dec 26;114(52):13597-13599. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1718818115. Epub 2017 Dec 12. PMID: 29233946; PMCID: PMC5748230.

Galvan A, Stauffer WR, Acker L, El-Shamayleh Y, Inoue KI, Ohayon S, Schmid MC. Nonhuman Primate Optogenetics: Recent Advances and Future Directions. J Neurosci. 2017 Nov 8;37(45):10894-10903. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1839-17.2017. PMID: 29118219; PMCID: PMC5678022.


Alikaya A, Rack-Wildner M, Stauffer WR. Reward and value coding by dopamine neurons in non-human primates. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2018 Mar;125(3):565-574. doi: 10.1007/s00702-017-1793-9. Epub 2017 Oct 26. PMID: 29076112; PMCID: PMC5847197.


Schultz W, Stauffer WR, Lak A. The phasic dopamine signal maturing: from reward via behavioural activation to formal economic utility. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2017 Apr;43:139-148. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2017.03.013. Epub 2017 Apr 6. PMID: 28390863.




Lak A, Stauffer WR, Schultz W. Dopamine neurons learn relative chosen value from probabilistic rewards. Elife. 2016 Oct 27;5:e18044. doi: 10.7554/eLife.18044. PMID: 27787196; PMCID: PMC5116238.


Stauffer WR, Lak A, Yang A, Borel M, Paulsen O, Boyden ES, Schultz W. Dopamine Neuron-Specific Optogenetic Stimulation in Rhesus Macaques. Cell. 2016 Sep 8;166(6):1564-1571.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.08.024. PMID: 27610576; PMCID: PMC5018252.


Genest W, Stauffer WR, Schultz W. Utility functions predict variance and skewness risk preferences in monkeys. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jul 26;113(30):8402-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602217113. Epub 2016 Jul 11. PMID: 27402743; PMCID: PMC4968724.





Stauffer WR. Systems Neuroscience: Shaping the Reward Prediction Error Signal. Curr Biol. 2015 Nov 16;25(22):R1081-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.09.057. PMID: 26583899.


Stauffer WR, Lak A, Kobayashi S, Schultz W. Components and characteristics of the dopamine reward utility signal. J Comp Neurol. 2016 Jun 1;524(8):1699-711. doi: 10.1002/cne.23880. Epub 2015 Sep 8. PMID: 26272220; PMCID: PMC4753145.


Stauffer WR, Lak A, Bossaerts P, Schultz W. Economic choices reveal probability distortion in macaque monkeys. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 18;35(7):3146-54. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3653-14.2015. PMID: 25698750; PMCID: PMC4331632.


Lak A, Stauffer WR. A role for orbitofrontal neurons in risky decisions. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 28;35(4):1340-2. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4325-14.2015. PMID: 25632112; PMCID: PMC4308586.




Stauffer WR, Lak A, Schultz W. Dopamine reward prediction error responses reflect marginal utility. Curr Biol. 2014 Nov 3;24(21):2491-500. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.08.064. Epub 2014 Oct 2. PMID: 25283778; PMCID: PMC4228052.


Lak A, Stauffer WR, Schultz W. Dopamine prediction error responses integrate subjective value from different reward dimensions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 11;111(6):2343-8. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1321596111. Epub 2014 Jan 22. PMID: 24453218; PMCID: PMC3926061.





Stauffer WR, Lau PM, Bi GQ, Cui XT. Rapid modulation of local neural activity by controlled drug release from polymer-coated recording microelectrodes. J Neural Eng. 2011 Aug;8(4):044001. doi: 10.1088/1741-2560/8/4/044001. Epub 2011 Jun 2. PMID: 21633143.


Zhang L, Stauffer WR, Jane EP, Sammak PJ, Cui XT. Enhanced differentiation of embryonic and neural stem cells to neuronal fates on laminin peptides doped polypyrrole. Macromol Biosci. 2010 Dec 8;10(12):1456-64. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201000176. Epub 2010 Oct 15. PMID: 20954199.


Azemi E, Stauffer WR, Gostock MS, Lagenaur CF, Cui XT. Surface immobilization of neural adhesion molecule L1 for improving the biocompatibility of chronic neural probes: In vitro characterization. Acta Biomater. 2008 Sep;4(5):1208-17. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2008.02.028. Epub 2008 Mar 20. PMID: 18420473.


Stauffer WR, Cui XT. Polypyrrole doped with 2 peptide sequences from laminin. Biomaterials. 2006 Apr;27(11):2405-13. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2005.10.024. Epub 2005 Dec 15. PMID: 16343612

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