Neil Schmitzer-Torbert

Ph.D. 2004


The involvement of the rodent striatum in navigation

Current Position:

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Psychology, Wabash College

Major Advisor(s):

A. David Redish, Ph.D.

Selected Publications:

  • van der Meer, M., Johnson, A, Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Redish, A.D. (2010).  Triple dissociation of information processing in dorsal striatum, ventral striatum, and hippocampus on a learned spatial decision task.  Neuron 67, 25-32.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. and Redish, A.D.  (2008).  Task-dependent encoding of space and events by striatal neurons is dependent on neural subtype.  Neuroscience, 153(2), 349-360
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C. (2007). Place- and response-learning in human virtual navigation: Behavioral measures and gender differences.  Behavioral Neuroscience, 121(2), 277-290.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Jackson, J.C., Henze, D., Harris, K., and Redish, A.D.  (2005).  Two quantitative measures for evaluating the quality of extracellularly recorded neurons. Neuroscience, 131,1-11
  • Masimore, B., Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Kakalios, J., and Redish, A.D.  (2005).  Striatal local field potentials signal initiation of movement in rats.  NeuroReport 16(18):2021-4.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., and Redish, A.D. (2004).  Neuronal activity in the rodent dorsal striatum in sequential navigation: Separation of spatial and reward responses on the multiple T task.  Journal of Neurophysiology, 91(5), 2259-72.
  • Schmitzer-Torbert, N.C., Redish, A.D. (2002).  Development of path-stereotypy in a single day in rats on a multiple-T maze. Archives Italiennes Biologie, 140(4), 295-301.
Neil Schmitzer-Torbert