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Spontaneous behaviour is structured by reinforcement without explicit reward

Markowitz JE, Gillis WF, Jay M, Wood J, Harris RW, Cieszkowski R, Scott R, Brann D, Koveal D, Kula T, Weinreb C, Osman MAM, Pinto SR, Uchida N, Linderman SW, Sabatini BL, Datta SR.

Nature June, 2023


Hidden behavioral fingerprints in epilepsy

Gschwind T, Zeine A, Raikov I, Markowitz JE, Gillis WF, Felong S, Isom LL, Datta SR, Soltesz I.

Neuron June, 2023


Striatal dopamine explains novelty-induced behavioral dynamics and individual variability in threat prediction

Akiti K, Tsutsui-Kimura I, Xie Y, Mathis A, Markowitz JE, Anyoha R, Datta SR, Mathis MW, Uchida N, Watabe-Uchida M.

Neuron November, 2022


Distinguishing discrete and continuous behavioral variability using warped autoregressive HMMs

Costacurta J, Duncker L, Sheffer B, Gillis W, Weinreb C, Markowitz J, Datta S, Williams A, Linderman S.

Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems July, 2022

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