Sharpe MJ, Batchelor HM, Mueller LE, Chang CY, Maes EJP, Niv Y, Schoenbaum G. 2020. Dopamine transients do not act as model-free prediction errors during associative learning. Nature Communications, 11:106. PDF

Maes EJP, Sharpe MJ, Gardner MPH, Chang CY, Schoenbaum G, Iordanova MD. 2020. Causal evidence supporting the proposal that dopamine transients function as a temporal difference prediction error. Nature Neuroscience, 23:176. PDF

Hart EE, Sharpe MJ, Gardner MPH, Schoenbaum G. 2020. Responding to preconditioned cues is devaluation sensitive and requires orbitofrontal cortex during cue-cue learning. eLife, 9. PDF


Sharpe MJ, Stalnaker T, Schuck N, Killcross S, Schoenbaum G, Niv Y. 2019. An integrated model of action selection: distinct modes of cortical control of striatal decision making. Annual Review of Psychology, 70:53. PDF


Sharpe MJ, Killcross S. 2018. The modulation of attention and action in the medial prefrontal cortex of rats. Psychological Review, 125:822. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Schoenbaum G. 2018. Evaluation of the hypothesis that phasic dopamine constitutes a cached-value signal. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 153:131. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Schoenbaum G. 2018. Does the dopamine prediction error act like a cached-value error signal? In Goal Directed Decision Making: Computations & Neural Circuits, Morris R & Bornstein A (eds.), Elsevier. PDF

Sharpe MJ. 2018. What a relief! A role for dopamine in positive (but not negative) valence. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43:1. PDF

Langdon A, Sharpe MJ, Schoenbaum G, Niv Y. 2018. Model-based predictions for dopamine. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 49:1. PDF


Sharpe MJ, Chang CY, Liu MA, Batchelor HM, Mueller LE, Jones JL, Niv Y, Schoenbaum G. 2017. Dopamine transients are sufficient and necessary to support the acquisition of model-based associative information. Nature Neuroscience, 20:735. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Batchelor HM, Schoenbaum G. 2017. Preconditioned cues have no value. eLife, 6. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Marchant NJ, Whitaker LR, Richie CT, Zhang YJ, Campbell EJ, Koivula PP, Necarsulmer JC, Meijas-Aponte C, Morales M, Pickel J, Smith JC, Niv Y, Shaham Y, Harvey BK, Schoenbaum G. 2017. Lateral hypothalamic GABAergic neurons encode reward predictions that are relayed to the ventral tegmental area to regulate learning. Current Biology, 27:2089. PDF

Nasser HM, Calu DJ, Schoenbaum G, Sharpe MJ. 2017. The dopamine prediction error: contributions to associative models of reward learning. Frontiers in Psychology (Cognition), 8:244. PDF


Sharpe MJ, Schoenbaum G. 2016. Back to basics: making predictions in the orbitofrontal-amygdala circuit. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 131:201. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Clemens KC, Morris M, Westbrook RF. 2016. Daily exposure to sucrose impairs subsequent learning about food cues: a role for alterations in ghrelin signaling and dopamine D2 receptors. Neuropsychopharmacology, 41:1357. PDF


Sharpe MJ, Wikenheiser AM, Niv Y, Schoenbaum G. 2015. The state of the orbitofrontal cortex. Neuron, 88:1075. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Killcross S. 2015. The prelimbic cortex directs attention towards predictive cues during fear learning. Learning and Memory, 22:289. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Killcross S. 2015. The prelimbic cortex uses contextual cues to modulate responding towards predictive cues during fear renewal. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 118:20. PDF

Sharpe MJ, Killcross S. 2015. The rodent prelimbic cortex uses higher-order cues to modulate both the acquisition and expression of conditioned fear. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 8:235. PDF


Sharpe MJ, Killcross S. 2014. The prelimbic cortex contributes to the down-regulation of attention toward redundant cues. Cerebral Cortex, 24:1066. PDF


Sharpe MJ, Fardell JE, Vardy J, Johnston IN. 2012. The chemotherapy agent oxaliplatin impairs the renewal of conditioned fear to an extinguished conditioned stimulus in rats. Behavioral Brain Research, 227:295. PDF