PUBLICATIONS

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: 50-56.

He, J, Kleyman, M, Chen, J, Alikaya, A, Rothenhoefer, KM, Öztürk, Wirthlin, M, Fish, K, Byrne, LC, Pfenning, AF, Stauffer, WR. Transcriptional diversity of medium spiny neurons in the primate striatum. bioRxiv (2021).

Rothenhoefer, KM, Hong, T, Alikaya, A, Stauffer, WR. Rare rewards amplify dopamine responses. Nature Neuroscience (2021) 24: 465-469.

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, Cavanaugh, J, Chen, Y, Chen, S, Chernov, MM, Clark, AM, Dai, J, Debes, SR, Deisseroth, K, Desimone, R, Dragoi, V, Egger, SW, Eldridge, MAG, El-Nahal, HG, Fabbrini, F, Federer, F, Fetsch, CR, Fortuna, MG, Friedman, RM, Fujii, N, Gail, A, Galvan, A, Ghosh, S, Gieselmann, MA, Guilli, RA, Hikosaka, O, Hosseini, EA, Hu, X, Hüer, J, Inoue, K, Janz, R, Jazayeri, M, Jiang, R, Ju, N, Kar, K, Klein, C, Kohn, A, Komatsu, M, Maeda, K, Martinez-Trujillo, JC, Matsumoto, M, Maunsell, JHR, O’Shea, DJ, Palfi, S, Petkov, CI, Pojoga, S, Rajalingham, R, Ramakrishnan, C, Remington, ED, Revsine, C, Roe, AW, Sabes, PN, Saunders, RC, Scherberger, H, Schmid, MC, Schultz, W, Seidmann, E, Senova, Y-S, Shadlen, MN, Sheinberg, DL, Siu, C, Smith, Y, Solomon, SS, Sommer, MA, Spudich, JL, Stauffer, WR, Takada, M, Tang, S, Thiele, A, Treue, S, Vanduffel, W, Vogels, R, Whitmire, MP, Wichmann, T, Wurtz, RH, Xu, H, Yazdan-Shahmorad, A, Shenoy, KV, Dicarlo, JJ, and Platt, ML. An open resource for non-human primate optogenetics. Neuron (2020) 108: 1075-1090.

Wirthlin, M, Kaplow, IM, Lawler, AJ, He, J, Phan, BN, Brown, AR, Stauffer, WR, Pfenning, AR. The regulatory evolution of the primate fine-motor system. bioRxiv (2020).

Öztürk, BE, Johnson, ME, Kleyman, M, Turunç, S, He, J, Jabalameli, S, Xi, Z, Visel, M, Dufour, VL, Iwabe, S, Pompeo Marinho, F, Aguirre, GD, Sahel, J-A, Schaffer, DV, Pfenning, AR, Flannery, JG, Beltran, WA, Stauffer, WR, Byrne, LC. scAAVengr: Single-cell transcriptome-based quantification of engineered AAVs in non-human primate retina. bioRxiv (2020).

Rothenhoefer, KM, Stauffer, WR. Dopamine signals learn new tricks. Neuron (2020) 106: 11-13.

Rothenhoefer, KM, Hong, T, Alikaya, A, Stauffer, WR. Rare rewards amplify dopamine learning responses. bioRxiv (2019).

Stauffer, WR. The biological and behavioral computations that influence dopamine responses. Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2018) 49: 123-131.

Rothenhoefer, KM, Stauffer, WR. Dopamine prediction error responses update demand. PNAS (2017) 114(52): 13597-13599.

Alikaya, A, Rack-Wildner, M, Stauffer, WR. Reward and value coding by dopamine neurons in non-human primates.  Journal of Neural Transmission (2018) 125: 565-574.

Galvan, A, Stauffer, WR, Acker, L, El-Shamayleh, Y, Inoue, KI, Ohayon, S, Schmid, MC. Nonhuman Primate Optogenetics: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Journal of Neuroscience (2017) 37(45): 10894-10903.

Schultz, W, Stauffer, WR, Lak, A. The phasic dopamine signal maturing: from reward via behavioural activation to formal economic utility. Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2017) 43: 139-148

Lak, A, Stauffer, WR, Schultz, W. Dopamine neurons learn relative chosen value from probabilistic rewards. eLife (2016) 5: e18044

Stauffer, WR, Lak, A, Yang, A, Borel, M, Paulsen, O, Boyden, ES, Schultz, W. Dopamine Neuron-Specific Optogenetic Stimulation in Rhesus Macaques. Cell (2016) 166(6): 1561-1571

Genest, W, Stauffer, WR, Schultz, W. Utility functions predict variance and skewness risk preferences in monkeys. PNAS (2016) 113(30): 8402-8407

Stauffer, WR, Lak, A, Kobayashi, S, Schultz, W. Components and characteristics of the dopamine reward utility signal. Journal of Comparative Neurology (2016) 524(8):1699-1711

Stauffer, WR. Systems Neuroscience: Shaping the Reward Prediction Error Signal. Current Biology (2015) 25: R1081-R1084

Stauffer, WR, Lak, A, Bossaerts, P, Schultz, W. Economic Choices Reveal Probability Distortion in Macaque Monkeys. Journal of Neuroscience (2015) 35(7): 3146-3154

Lak, A, Stauffer, WR. A Role For Orbitofrontal Neurons in Risky Decisions. Journal of Neuroscience (2015) 35(4): 1340-1342

Stauffer, WR, Lak, A, Schultz, W. Dopamine Reward Prediction Error Responses Reflect Marginal Utility. Current Biology (2014) 24: 2491-2500

Lak, A, Stauffer, WR, Schultz, W. Dopamine prediction error responses integrate subjective value from different reward dimensions. PNAS (2014) 111(6): 2343-2348

Stauffer, WR, Lau, P, Bi, G-Q, Cui XT. Rapid modulation of local neural activity by controlled drug release from polymer-coated recording microelectrodes. Journal of Neural Engineering (2011) 8(4): 044001

Ling, Z, Stauffer, WR, Jane, EP, Sammak, PJ, Cui, XT. Enhanced Differentiation of Embryonic and Neural Stem Cells to Neuronal Fates on Laminin Peptides Doped Polypyrrole. Macromolecular Bioscience (2010) 10(12): 1456-1464

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 Biomaterialia (2008) 4(5): 1208-17

Niranjan, A, Fellows, W, Stauffer, WR, Burton, E, Hong, CS, Lundsford, LD, Kondziolka, D, Glorioso, JC, Gobbel, GT. Survival of transplanted neural progenitor cells enhanced by brain irradiation. Journal of Neurosurgery (2007) 107: 383–391

Stauffer, WR, Cui, XT. Polypyrrole doped with 2 peptide sequences from laminin. Biomaterials (2006) 27(11): 2405-2413

FEATURED

Dopamine Neuron-Specific Optogenetic Stimulation in Rhesus Macaques (2016)
Dopamine Reward Prediction Error Responses Reflect Marginal Utility (2014)
The Biological and Behavioral Computations that Influence Dopamine Responses (2018)