Publications

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Conserved neural circuits for survival

Bach DR, Tzovara A, Vunder J (2017). Blocking human fear memory with the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor doxycycline. Molecular Psychiatry, in press. PDF

Korn CK, Vunder J, Miro J, Fuentemilla L, Hurlemann R, Bach DR (2017). Amygdala lesions reduce anxiety-like behavior in a human benzodiazepine-sensitive approach-avoidance conflict test. Biological Psychiatry, in press. PDF

Bach DR, Symmonds M, Barnes G, Dolan RJ (2017). Whole-brain neural dynamics of probabilistic reward prediction. Journal of Neuroscience, 37, 3789-3798. PDF

Bach DR, Hurlemann R, Dolan RJ (2015). Impaired threat prioritisation after selective bilateral amygdala lesions. Cortex, 63, 206-213. PDF

Bach DR, Furl N, Barnes G, Dolan RJ (2015). Sustained Magnetic Responses in Temporal Cortex Reflect Instantaneous Significance of Approaching and Receding Sounds. PLOS ONE, 10, e0134060. PDF

Bach DR, Seifritz E, Dolan RJ (2015). Temporally unpredictable sounds exert a context-dependent influence on evaluation of unrelated images. PLOS ONE, 10, e0131065. PDF

Bach DR, Guitart-Masip M, Packard PA, Miró J, Falip M, Fuentemilla L, Dolan RJ (2014). Human hippocampus arbitrates approach-avoidance conflict. Current Biology, 24, 541-547. PDF

Bach DR, Schmidt-Daffy M, Dolan RJ (2014). Facial expression influences face identity recognition during the attentional blink. Emotion, 14, 1007-1013. PDF

Bach DR, Hurlemann R, & Dolan RJ (2013). Unimpaired discrimination of fearful prosody after amygdala lesion. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2070-2074. PDF

 

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Algorithms for survival

Bach DR, & Dayan, P (2017). Algorithms for survival: a comparative perspective on emotions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, in press. PDF

Bach DR (2017). The cognitive architecture of anxiety-like behavioural inhibition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43,18-29. PDF

Bach DR (2015). Anxiety-like behavioural inhibition is normative under environmental threat-reward correlations. PLOS Computational Biology, 11, e1004646. PDF

Korn CW & Bach DR (2015). Maintaining Homeostasis by Decision-Making. PLOS Computational Biology, 11, e1004301. PDF

Bach DR (2015). A cost minimisation and Bayesian inference model predicts startle reflex modulation across species. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 370, 53-60. PDF

 

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Behavioural research methods

Korn CK, Staib M, Tzovara A, Castegnetti G, Bach DR (2017). A pupil size response model to assess fear learning. Psychophysiology, 54, 330-343. PDF

Castegnetti G, Tzovara A, Staib M, Gerster S, Bach DR (2017). Assessing fear learning via conditioned respiratory amplitude responses. Psychophysiology, 54, 215-223. PDF

Khemka S, Tzovara A, Gerster S, Quednow BB, Bach DR (2017). Modelling startle eye blink electromyogram to assess fear learning. Psychophysiology, 54, 202-214. PDF

Bach DR, Gerster S, Tzovara A, Castegnetti G (2016). A linear model for event-related respiration responses. Journal of Neuroscience Methods270, 174-155. PDF

Castegnetti G, Tzovara A, Staib M, Paulus PC, Hofer N, & Bach DR (2016). Modelling fear-conditioned bradycardia in humans. Psychophysiology, 53, 930-939. PDF

Korn CW & Bach DR (2016). A solid frame for the window on cognition: Modelling event-related pupil responses. Journal of Vision, 16:28,1-6. PDF

Paulus PC, Castegnetti G, & Bach DR (2016). Modeling event-related heart period responses. Psychophysiology, 53, 837-846.  PDF

Bach DR, Staib M (2015). A matching pursuit algorithm for inferring tonic sympathetic arousal from spontaneous skin conductance fluctuations. Psychophysiology, 52, 1106-12. PDF

Staib M, Castegnetti G, Bach DR (2015). Optimising a model-based approach to inferring fear learning from skin conductance responses. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 255, 131-138. PDF

Bach DR (2014). A head-to-head comparison of SCRalyze and Ledalab, two model-based methods for skin conductance analysis. Biological Psychology, 103, 63-88. PDF

Bach DR, Friston KJ, Dolan RJ (2013). An improved algorithm for model-based analysis of evoked skin conductance responses. Biological Psychology, 94, 490-497. PDF

 

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Emotion circuit malfunction

Stephan KE, Bach DR, Fletcher PC, Flint J, Frank MJ, Friston KJ, Heinz A, Huys QJ, Owen MJ, Binder EB, Dayan P, Johnstone EC, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Montague PR, Schnyder U, Wang XJ, Breakspear M (2016). Charting the landscape of priority problems in psychiatry, part 1: classification and diagnosis. Lancet Psychiatry3, 77-83. PDF