Dr. Sevil Duvarci
Institute of Neurophysiology
60590 Frankfurt am Main
We are interested in understanding the dopaminergic control of brain circuits underlying cognitive functions and how dopaminergic dysregulation results in cognitive impairments in psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia. To this end, we use mouse models of schizophrenia and perform multi-site awake behaving recordings in mice performing cognitive tasks.
- Electrophysiology in freely behaving animals
- Genetic mouse models
S Duvarci and Pare D (2014) Amygdala microcircuits controlling learned fear. Neuron 82:966-980.
Duvarci S*, Popa D* and Pare D (2011) Central amygdala activity during fear conditioning. J Neurosci 31:289-94. *equal contribution
Popa D*, Duvarci S*, Popescu AT, Lena C and Pare D (2010) Coherent amygdalocortical theta promotes fear memory consolidation during paradoxical sleep. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 107:6516-19. *equal contribution
Duvarci S and Pare D (2007) Glucocorticoids enhance the excitability of principal basolateral amygdala neurons. J Neurosci 27:4482-91.
Duvarci S and Nader K (2004) Characterization of fear memory reconsolidation. J Neurosci 24:9269-75.