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Paul Benjamin
Emeritus Professor (Neuroscience)
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Selected publications

Article

Pirger, Zsolt, Crossley, Michael, Làszló, Zita, Naskar, Souvik, Kemenes, György, O'Shea, Michael, Benjamin, Paul R and Kemenes, Ildikó (2014) Interneuronal mechanism for Tinbergen’s hierarchical model of behavioral choice. Current Biology, 24 (17). pp. 2018-2024. ISSN 0960-9822

Pirger, Zsolt, Crossley, Michael, Naskar, Souvik, Kemenes, György, O'Shea, Michael, Benjamin, Paul R and Kemenes, Ildikó (2014) Interneuronal mechanism for Tinbergen's hierarchical model of behavioral choice. Current Biology, 24 (17). pp. 2018-2024. ISSN 0960-9822

Marra, Vincenzo, O'Shea, Michael, Benjamin, Paul and Kemenes, Ildiko (2013) Susceptibility of memory consolidation during lapses in recall. Nature Communications, 4. p. 1578. ISSN 2041-1723

Korneev, Sergei A, Kemenes, Ildiko, Bettini, Natalia L, Kemenes, George, Staras, Kevin, Benjamin, Paul and O'Shea, Michael (2013) Axonal trafficking of an antisense RNA transcribed from a pseudogene is regulated by classical conditioning. Scientific Reports, 3. pp. 1-5. ISSN 2045-2322

Benjamin, P R (2012) Distributed network organization underlying feeding behavior in the mollusk Lymnaea. Neural Systems and Circuits, 2 (4). ISSN 2042-1001

Kemenes, Ildikó, O'Shea, Michael and Benjamin, Paul R (2011) Different circuit and monoamine mechanisms consolidate long-term memory in aversive and reward classical conditioning. European Journal of Neuroscience, 33 (1). pp. 143-152. ISSN 0953-816X

Ribeiro, M, Schofield, M, Kemenes, I, Benjamin, P R, O'Shea, M and Korneev, S A (2010) Atypical guanylyl cyclase form the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis: cloning, sequence analysis and characterization of expression. Neuroscience, 165 (3). pp. 794-800. ISSN 0306-4522

Marra, Vincenzo, Kemenes, Ildikó, Vavoulis, Dimitris, Feng, Jianfeng, O'Shea, Michael and Benjamin, Paul R (2010) Role of tonic inhibition in associative reward condiitoning in Lymnaea. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 4 (161). ISSN 1662-5153

Benjamin, Paul R, Staras, Kevin and Kemenes, György (2010) What roles do tonic inhibition and disinhibition play in the control of motor programs. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 4. pp. 1-6.

Kemenes, Ildiko, O'Shea, Michael and Benjamin, Paul R (2009) Comparison of aversive and reward one-trial classical conditioning in the Lymnaea feeding system. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 153A (2). S152-S152. ISSN 1095-6433

Kemenes, György and Benjamin, Paul R (2009) Lymnaea. Current Biology, 19 (1). pp. 9-11. ISSN 0960-9822

Nikitin, Eugeny S, Vavoulis, Dimitris V, Kemenes, Ildikó, Marra, Vincenzo, Pirger, Zsolt, Michel, Maximilian, Feng, Jianfeng, O'Shea, Michael, Benjamin, Paul R and Kemenes, György (2008) Persistent sodium current is a nonsynaptic substrate for long-term associative memory. Current Biology, 18 (16). pp. 1221-1226. ISSN 0960-9822

Nikitin, Eugeny S, Vavoulis, Dimitris V, Kemenes, Ildikó, Marra, Vincenzo, Pirger, Zsolt, Michel, Maximillian, Feng, Jianfeng, O'Shea, Michael, Benjamin, Paul R and Kemenes, György (2008) Persistent sodium current is a non-synaptic substate for long-term associative memory. Current Biology, 18 (16). pp. 1221-1226. ISSN 0960-9822

Benjamin, Paul R, Kemenes, Ildikó and Kemenes, György (2008) Non-synaptic neuronal mechanisms of learning and memory in gastropod molluscs. Frontiers in Biosciences, 13. pp. 4051-4057. ISSN 1093-4715

Ribeiro, Maria, Straub, Volko A, Schofield, Michael, Picot, Jo, Benjamin, Paul R, O'Shea, Michael and Korneev, Sergei A. (2008) Characterization of NO-sensitive guanylyl cyclase:expression in an identified interneuron involved in No-cGMP-dependent memory formation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28 (6). pp. 1157-1165. ISSN 0953-816X

Fulton, D, Kemenes, I, Andrew, R J and Benjamin, P R (2008) Time-window for sensitivity to cooling distinguishes the effects of hypothermia and protein synthesis inhibition on the consolidation of long-term memory. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 90 (4). pp. 651-654. ISSN 1074-7427

Vavoulis, Dimitris V, Straub, Volko A, Kemenes, Ildikó, Kemenes, György, Feng, Jianfeng and Benjamin, Paul R (2007) Dynamic control of a central pattern generator circuit: a computational model of the snail feeding network. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25 (9). pp. 2805-2818. ISSN 0953-816X

Straub, Volko A, Grant, James, O'Shea, Michael and Benjamin, Paul R (2007) Modulation of serotononergic neurotransmission by nitric oxide. Journal of Neurophysiology, 97 (2). pp. 1088-1099. ISSN 0022-3077

Kemenes, Ildikó, Straub, Volko A, Nikitin, Eugeny S, Staras, Kevin, O'Shea, Michael, Kemenes, György and Benjamin, Paul R (2006) Role of delayed nonsynaptic neuronal plasticity in long-term associative memory. Current Biology, 16 (13). pp. 1269-1279. ISSN 0960-9822

Straub, Volko A, Kemenes, Ildikó, O'Shea, Michael and Benjamin, Paul R (2006) Associative memory stored by functional novel pathway rather than modifications of preexisting neuronal pathways. Journal of Neuroscience, 26 (15). pp. 4139-4146. ISSN 0270-6474

Ribeiro, Maria J, Schofield, Michael G, Kemenes, Ildikó, O'Shea, Michael, Kemenes, György and Benjamin, Paul R (2005) Activation of MAPK is necessary for long-term memory consolidation following food-reward conditioning. Learning & Memory, 12 (5). pp. 538-545. ISSN 1072-0502

Korneev, Sergei A, Straub, Volko, Kemenes, Ildikó, Korneeva, Elena I, Ott, Swidbert R, Benjamin, Paul R and O'Shea, Michael (2005) Timed and targeted differential regulation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and anti-NOS genes by reward conditioning leading to long-term memory formation. Journal of Neuroscience, 25 (5). pp. 1188-1192. ISSN 0270-6474

Serfőző, Zoltán, Ribeiro, Maria J, Papp, Andrea, Kemenes, Ildikó, O'Shea, Michael, Yin, Jerry C P, Benjamin, Paul R and Kemenes, György (2003) Cyclic AMP response element binding (CREB)-like proteins in a molluscan brain: cellular localization and learning-induced phosphorylation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 18 (5). pp. 1223-1234. ISSN 1460-9568

Jones, Nicholas G, Kemenes, Ildikó, Kemenes, György and Benjamin, Paul R (2003) A persistent cellular change in a single modulatory neuron contributes to associative long-term memory. Current Biology, 13 (12). pp. 1064-1069. ISSN 0960-9822

Staras, Kevin, Kemenes, Ildikó, Benjamin, Paul R and Kemenes, György (2003) Loss of self-inhibition is a cellular mechanism for episodic rhythmic behavior. Current Biology, 13 (2). pp. 116-124. ISSN 0960-9822

Korneev, Sergei A, Kemenes, Ildikó, Straub, Volko, Staras, Kevin, Korneeva, Elena I, Kemenes, György, Benjamin, Paul R and O’Shea, Michael (2002) Suppression of nitric oxide (NO)-dependent behavior by double-stranded RNA-mediated silencing of a neuronal NO synthase gene. Journal of Neuroscience, 22 (11). RC227. ISSN 0270-6474

Kemenes, Ildikó, Kemenes, György, Andrew, Richard J, Benjamin, Paul R and O'Shea, Michael (2002) Critical time window for NO-cGMP-dependent long-term memory formation after one-trial appetitive conditioning. Journal of Neuroscience, 22 (4). pp. 1414-1425. ISSN 0270-6474

Book Section

Benjamin, Paul R and Kemenes, György (2017) Behavioral and circuit analysis of learning and memory in mollusks. In: Byrne, John H (ed.) Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (Second Edition). Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 427-440. ISBN 9780128051597

Spencer, Gaynor E, Rothwell, Cailin M and Benjamin, Paul R (2017) Associative memory mechanisms in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. In: Salleuddin, Saber and Mukai, Spencer (eds.) Physiology of molluscs: a collection of selected reviews. Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, pp. 1-42. ISBN 9781771885737

Nowotny, Thomas and Benjamin, Paul (2013) Gap junctions in small networks. In: Jaeger, Dieter and Jung, Ranu (eds.) Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 9781461466741

Edited Book

Menzel, Randolf and Benjamin, Paul, eds. (2013) Invertebrate learning and memory. Handbooks of behavioral neuroscience, 22 . Academic Press, London. ISBN 9780124158238