Neurobiology of Feeding Behavior Laboratory

Department of Psychology, Boston College

Lab Director: Gorica D. Petrovich, PhD


Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

PDFs for manuscripts are provided below, but they are copyrighted and should only be downloaded if your institution has a subscription.

Keefer, S.E & Petrovich, G.D. (2017). Distinct Recruitment of Basolateral Amygdala-Medial Prefrontal Cortex Pathways Across Pavlovian Appetitive Conditioning, Neurobiol Learn Mem. 141:27-32. PDF

Anderson, L.C. & Petrovich, G.D. (2017). Sex specific recruitment of a medial prefrontal cortex-hippocampal-thalamic system during context-dependent renewal of responding to food cues in rats. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 139:11-21. PDF

Keefer, S.E., Cole, S., & Petrovich, G.D. (2016). Orexin/hypocretin receptor 1 signaling mediates Pavlovian cue-food conditioning and extinction. Physiol Behav. 162:27-36. PDF

Cole, S., Mayer, H.S., & Petrovich, G.D. (2015). Orexin/Hypocretin-1 Receptor Antagonism Selectively Reduces Cue-Induced Feeding in Sated Rats and Recruits Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Thalamus. Sci Rep. 5:16143. PDF

Ulrich-Lai, Y. M., Fulton, S., Wilson, M., Petrovich, G., & Rinaman, L. (2015). Stress exposure, food intake and emotional state. Stress. 19 (4): 381-399. PDF

Anderson, L. C., & Petrovich, G.D. (2015). Renewal of conditioned responding to food cues in rats: Sex differences and relevance of estradiol. Physiol Behav. 151 (2015): 338-344. PDF

Reppucci, C.J., & Petrovich, G.D. (2016). Organization of connections between the amygdala, medial prefrontal cortex, and lateral hypothalamus: a single and double retrograde tracing study in rats. Brain Struct. & Funct. 221(6):2937–2962. PDF

Cole, S., Hobin, M.P., & Petrovich, G.D. (2015). Appetitive associative learning recruits a distinct network with cortical, striatal, and hypothalamic regions. Neuroscience. 286: 187-202. PDF

Reppucci, C.J., Kuthyar, M., & Petrovich, G.D. (2013). Contextual fear cues inhibit eating in food-deprived male and female rats. Appetite. 69:186-195. PDF

Petrovich, G. D. (2013). Forebrain networks and the control of feeding by environmental learned cues. Physiol. Behav. 121: 10-18. PDF

Cole, S., Powell, D.J., & Petrovich, G.D. (2013). Differential recruitment of distinct amygdalar nuclei across appetitive associative learning. Learn. Mem. 20: 295-299. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Hobin, M.P., & Reppucci, C.J. (2012). Selective Fos induction in hypothalamic orexin/hypocretin, but not melanin-concentrating hormone neurons, by a learned food-cue that stimulates feeding in sated rats. Neuroscience. 224:70-80. PDF

Reppucci, C.J., & Petrovich, G.D. (2012). Learned food-cue stimulates persistent feeding in sated rats. Appetite. 59(2):437-447. PDF

Petrovich G.D., & Lougee, M.A. (2011). Sex differences in fear-induced feeding cessation: Prolonged effect in female rats. Physiol Behav. 104(5):996-1001. PDF

Petrovich, G.D. (2011). Learning and the motivation to eat: Forebrain circuity. Physiol. Behav. 104(4):582-589. PDF

Petrovich, G.D. (2011). Forebrain circuits and control of feeding by learned cues. Neurobiol. Learn. Mem. 95(2):151-158. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Ross, C.A., Mody, P., Holland, P.C., & Gallagher, M. (2009). Central, but not basolateral, amygdala is critical for control of feeding by aversive learned cues. J Neurosci. 29(48):15205-12. PDF

Petrovich, G.D. & Gallagher, M. (2007). Control of food consumption by learned cues: A forebrain-hypothalamic network. Physiol. Behav. 91:397-403. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Ross, C.A., Holland, P.C., & Gallagher, M. (2007). Medial prefrontal cortex is necessary for an appetitive contextual conditioned stimulus to promote eating in sated rats. J. Neurosci., 27:6436-6441. PDF

Petrovich, G.D. Ross, C.A., Gallagher, M. & Holland, P.C. (2007). Learned contextual cue potentiates eating in rats. Physiol. Behav. 90:362-367. PDF

Holland, P.C. & Petrovich G.D. (2005). A neural systems analysis of the potentiation of feeding by conditioned stimuli. Physiol. Behav. 86:747-761. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Holland, P.C., & Gallagher, M. (2005). Amygdalar and prefrontal pathways to the lateral hypothalamus are activated by a learned cue that stimulates eating. J. Neurosci., 25:8295-302. PDF

Lee H.J., Groshek, F., Petrovich, G.D., Cantalini, J.P., Gallagher, M., & Holland, P.C. (2005). Role of amygdalo-nigral circuitry in conditioning of a visual stimulus paired with food. J. Neurosci., 25:3881-8. PDF

Scicli A.P., Petrovich, G.D., Swanson, L.W., & Thompson, R.F. (2004). Contextual fear conditioning is associated with lateralized expression of the immediate early gene c-fos in the central and basolateral amygdalar nuclei. Behav. Neurosci. 118:5-14. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., & Gallagher, M. (2003). Amygdala subsystems and control of feeding behavior by learned cues. Ann. N.Y.Acad. Sci. 985:251-262. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Setlow, B., Holland, P.C., & Gallagher, M. (2002). Amygdalo-hypothalamic circuit allows learned cues to override satiety and promote eating. J. Neurosci. 22:8748-8753. PDF

Holland, P.C., Petrovich, G.D., & Gallagher, M. (2002). The effects of amygdala lesions on conditioned stimulus-potentiated eating in rats. Physiol. Behav. 76:117-129. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Canteras, N.S., & Swanson, L.W. (2001). Combinatorial inputs to hippocampal domains and hypothalamic behavioral systems. Brain Res. Rev. 38:247-289. PDF

Dong, H.-W., Petrovich, G.D., & Swanson, L.W. (2001). Topography of projections from amygdala to bed nuclei of stria terminalis. Brain Res. Rev. 38:192-246. PDF

Dong, H.-W., Petrovich, G.D., Watts, A.G., & Swanson, L.W. (2001). The basic organization of projections from the oval and fusiform nuclei of the bed nuclei of the stria terminalis in adult rat brain. J. Comp. Neurol. 436:430-455. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Scicli, A.P., Thompson, R.F., & Swanson, L.W. (2000). Associative conditioning of enkephalin mRNA levels in neurons of the central nucleus of the amygdala. Behav. Neurosci.114:681-686. PDF

Dong, H.-W., Petrovich, G.D. & Swanson, L.W. (2000). Organization of projections from the juxtacapsular nucleus of the BST: A PHAL study in the rat. Brain Res. 859:1-14. PDF

Swanson L.W., & Petrovich, G.D. What is the Amygdala? (1998). Trends Neurosci. 21:323-331. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., & Swanson, L.W. (1997). Projections from the lateral part of the central amygdalar nucleus to the postulated fear conditioning circuit. Brain Res. 763:247-254. PDF

Petrovich, G.D., Risold, P.Y., & Swanson, L.W. (1996). Organization of projections from the basomedial nucleus of the amygdala: A PHAL study in the rat. J. Comp. Neurol. 374:387-420. PDF

Soskic, V., Maelicke, A., Petrovich, G.D., Ristic, B., & Petrovic, J. (1991). Synthesis of some phenothiazine derivatives as potential affinity ligands for the central dopamine receptors. J.Pharm. Pharmac. 43, 27.

Book Chapters

Petrovich, G.D. (2001). The Amygdala. In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences.