Mitchell, MR, Berridge, KC, & Mahler, SV. (2018). Endocannabinoid-enhanced “liking” in nucleus accumbens shell hedonic hotspot requires endogenous opioid signals. Cannabis & Cannabinoid Research, 3(1), 166-170. doi: 10.1089/can.2018.0021
Bolton, JL, Ruiz, CM, Rismanchi, N, Sanchez, GA, Castillo, E, Huang, J, Cross, C, Baram, TZ & Mahler, SV (2018). Early-Life Adversity Facilitates Acquisition of Cocaine Self-Administration and Induces Persistent Anhedonia. Neurobiology of Stress.
James, MH, McGlinchey, EM, Vattikonda, A, Mahler, SV & Aston-Jones, G. (2018). Cued reinstatement of cocaine- but not sucrose-seeking is dependent upon dopamine signaling in prelimbic cortex and is associated with recruitment of prelimbic neurons that project to contralateral nucleus accumbens core. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 21(1): 89–94
Schoch, H, Huerta, MY, Ruiz, CM, Farrell, MR, Jung, KM, Huang, JJ, Campbell, RR, Piomelli, D & Mahler, SV. (in press). Adolescent cannabinoid exposure increases natural reward seeking and alters learning. Psychopharmacology
Buchta, WC, Mahler, SV, Harlan, B, Aston-Jones, G, Riegel, AC. (2017). Dopamine terminals from the ventral tegmental area gate intrinsic inhibition in the prefrontal cortex. Physiological Reports, 5(6), e13198
McGlinchy, EM, James, MH, Mahler, SV, Pantazis, C & Aston-Jones (2016). Prelimbic to accumbens core pathway is recruited in a dopamine-dependent manner to drive cued reinstatement of cocaine seeking. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(33), 8700-11.
Mahler, SV, Vazey, EM, Beckley, JT, Keistler, CR, McGlinchy, EM, Kaufling, J, Wilson, SP, Deisseroth, K, Woodward, JJ, Aston-Jones, G (2014). Designer receptors show role for ventral pallidum input to ventral tegmental area in cocaine seeking. Nature Neuroscience, 17, 577-585.
Mahler, SV, Hensley-Simon, M, Tahsili-Fahadan, P, LaLumiere, RT, Thomas, C, Fallon, RV, Kalivas, PW & Aston-Jones, G. (2014). Modafinil attenuates reinstatement of cocaine seeking: Role for cystine-glutamate exchange and metabotropic glutamate receptors. Addiction Biology, 19(1), 49-60.
Mahler, SV, Moorman, DE, Feltenstein, ME, Cox, BM, Ogburn, KB, Bachar, M, McGonigal, JT, Ghee, SM & See, RA (2013). A rodent “self- report” measure of methamphetamine craving? Rat ultrasonic vocalizations during methamphetamine self-administration, extinction, and reinstatement. Behavioural Brain Research, 236, 78-89.
Mahler, SV,& Aston-Jones, GS. (2012). Fos activation of selective afferents to ventral tegmental area during cue-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(38), 13309-13325.
*Featured in “Journal Club” article: Cole, S, Furlong, TM & Perry CJ. (2013). “Recruitment of multiple pathways to ventral tegmental area during cocaine-seeking behavior” Journal of Neuroscience, 33(6), 2239-41.
Smith, KS, Mahler, SV, Peciña, S & Berridge, KC (2010). Hedonic hotspots: Generating sensory pleasure in the brain. In: ML Kringelbach & KC Berridge (Eds.). Pleasures of the Brain. Oxford University Press: Oxford UK.
Mahler, SV, Smith, KS & Berridge, KC. (2007). Endocannabinoid hedonic hotspot for sensory pleasure: Anandamide in nucleus accumbens shell enhances ‘liking’ of a sweet reward. Neuropsychopharmacology, 32(11), 2267-78.
Acheson, A, Mahler, SV, Chi, H & de Wit, H. (2006) Differential effects of nicotine on alcohol consumption in men and women. Psychopharmacology, 186(1), 54-63.
Mahler, SV & de Wit, H. (2005). Effects of haloperidol on reactions to smoking cues in humans. Behavioural Pharmacology, 16(2), 123-6.
Alsene, KA, Mahler, SV, & de Wit, H. (2005). Effects of d-amphetamine and smoking abstinence on cue-induced cigarette craving. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 13(3), 209-18.
Young, EM, Mahler, S, Chi, H, & de Wit, H. (2005). Mecamylamine and ethanol preference in healthy volunteers. Alcoholism: Clinical & ExperimentalResearch. 29(1), 58-65.
Roney, JR, Mahler, SV & Maestripieri, D. (2003). Behavioral and hormonal responses of men to brief interactions with women. Evolution and Human Behavior, 24, 365-375.