Rudebeck lab
Neurobiology of Emotion & Cognition

Selected Publications


Vincent D. Costa and Peter H. Rudebeck (2016) More than meets the eye: the relationship between pupil size and locus coerulus activity. Neuron, 89(1): 8-10


Anthony I. Jang, Vincent D. Costa, Peter H. Rudebeck, Yogita Chudasama, Elisabeth A. Murray, and Bruno B. Averbeck (2015) The role of frontal cortical and medial-temporal lobe brain areas in learning a Bayesian prior belief on reversals, Journal of Neuroscience, 35(33): 11751-11760

Clayton Mosher and Peter H. Rudebeck (2015) New tricks for an old structure: the amygdala accountant. Nature Neuroscience, 18(3): 324-5


Rudebeck, PH and Murray, E.A. (2014) The Orbitofrontal Oracle: Cortical Mechanisms for the Prediction and Evaluation of Specific Behavioral Outcomes. Neuron, 84(6):1143-1156 doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.10.049.

Rudebeck PH, Putnam PT, Daniels TE, Yang T, Mitz AR, Rhodes SE, Murray EA. A role for primate subgenual cingulate cortex in sustaining autonomic arousal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2014 Apr; 111(14).

Tianming Yang, Rachel Bavley, Kevin Fomalont, Kevin Blomstrom, Andrew R Mitz, Janita Turchi, Peter H Rudebeck and Elisabeth A Murray (2014) Contributions of the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex to rapid associative learning in rhesus monkeys. Hippocampus, doi: 10.1002/hipo.22294.

Peter H Rudebeck, Philip T Putnam, Teresa E Daniels, Tianming Yang, Andrew R Mitz, Sarah EV Rhodes and Elisabeth A Murray (2014) A role for primate subgenual cingulate cortex in sustaining autonomic arousal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 111(14): 5391-6.


Peter H Rudebeck, Andrew R Mitz, Ravi V Chacko and Elisabeth A Murray (2013) Effects of amygdala lesions on reward-value coding in orbital and medial prefrontal cortex. Neuron, 80(6): 1519-31.

Peter H Rudebeck, Richard C Saunders, Anna T. Prescott, Lily S. Chau and Elisabeth A Murray (2013) Prefrontal mechanisms of emotion, value and behavioural flexibility. Nature Neuroscience, 16(8): 1140-5.

Elisabeth A Murray and Peter H Rudebeck (2013) Strive to drive: goal generation based on current needs. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 7: 112.

Alicia Izquierdo, Chelsi Darling, Nic Manos, Hilda Pozos, Charissa Kim, Serena Ostrander, Victor Cazares, Haley Stepp, Peter H Rudebeck (2013) Basolateral amygdala lesions facilitate and orbitofrontal cortex lesions impair responses after negative feedback in rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(9): 4105-9.

Yogita Chudasama, Teresa E Daniels, Daniel P Gorrin, Sarah EV Rhodes, Peter H Rudebeck, and Elisabeth A Murray (2013) Anterior cingulate cortex lesions in rhesus monkeys fail to disrupt choices guided by changes in reward value and reward contingency. Cerebral Cortex, 23(12): 2884-98.


Peter H Rudebeck and Elisabeth A Murray (2011) Balkanizing the primate orbitofrontal cortex: distinct subregions for comparing and contrasting values. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1239(1): 1-13.

Mark E. Walton, Timothy E. J. Behrens, Peter H. Rudebeck, & Matthew F. S. Rushworth (2011) Cingulate and orbitofrontal contributions to valuing knowns and unknowns in a changeable world. Attention & Performance XXIII: Decision Making. OUP, Oxford.

Peter H Rudebeck and Elisabeth A Murray (2011) Dissociable effects of subtotal lesions within the macaque orbitofrontal cortex on reward-guided behaviour. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(29): 10569-10578.


MaryAnn P Noonan, Jerome Sallet, Peter H Rudebeck, Mark J Buckley, Matthew F Rushworth (2010) Does the medial orbitofrontal cortex have a role in social valuation? European Journal of Neuroscience, 31(12): 2341-51.

Mark E Walton, Timothy E Behrens, Mark J Buckley, Peter H Rudebeck and Matthew FS Rushworth (2010) Separable learning systems in the macaque brain and the role of orbitofrontal cortex in contingent learning. Neuron, 65(6): 927-39.


Timothy Y Mariano, Mark G Baxter, Stephen B McHugh, Mark E Walton, Sarah R Rudebeck, Peter H Rudebeck, Matthew F Rushworth, J Nicholas Rawlins, Thomas G Campbell, David M Bannerman (2009) Impulsive choice in hippocampal but not orbitofrontal cortex-lesioned rats on a non-spatial decision making maze task. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30(3): 472-84.


Peter H Rudebeck, Timothy E Behrens, Steven W Kennerley, Mark G Baxter, Mark J Buckley, Mark E Walton, and Matthew F Rushworth (2008) Frontal cortex subregions play distinct roles in choices between actions and stimuli. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(51): 13775-85.

Peter H Rudebeck, David M Bannerman, Matthew F Rushworth (2008) The contribution of distinct subregions of ventromedial frontal cortex to emotion, social behavior and decision-making. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience 8 (4): 485-497.

Peter H Rudebeck, Elisabeth A Murray (2008) Amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex lesions differentially influence choices during object reversal learning. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(33): 8338–8343.


Peter H Rudebeck, Mark E Walton, Benjamin HP Millette, Elizabeth Shirley, Matthew F Rushworth, David M Bannerman (2007) Distinct contributions of frontal areas to emotion and social behaviour. European Journal of Neuroscience, 26(8): 2315-26.

Mark E Walton, Peter H Rudebeck, David M Bannerman, & Matthew F S Rushworth (2007) Calculating the cost of acting in the prefrontal cortex. Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1104: 340-56.

Matthew FS Rushworth, Timothy EJ Behrens, Peter H Rudebeck and Mark E Walton (2007) Contrasting roles for cingulate and orbitofrontal cortex in decisions and social behaviour. Trends in Cognitive Science, 11(4): 168-76.


Peter H Rudebeck, Mark J Buckley, Mark E Walton and Matthew F Rushworth (2006) A role for the macaque anterior cingulate gyrus in social valuation. Science, 313(5791): 1310-2.

Peter H Rudebeck, Mark E Walton, Angharad N Smyth, David B Bannerman, Matthew F Rushworth (2006) Separate neural pathways process different decision costs. Nature Neuroscience, 9(9): 1161-8.


Narender Ramnani, Timothy EJ Behrens, Heidi Johansen-Berg, Marlene C Richter, Mark A Pinsk, Jesper LR Andersson, Peter Rudebeck, Olga Ciccarelli, Wolfgang Richter, Alan J Thompson, Charles G Gross, Mark D Robson, Sabine Kastner and Paul M Matthews (2005) The evolution of prefrontal inputs to the cortico-pontine system: Diffusion imaging evidence from macaque monkeys and humans. Cerebral Cortex, 16(6): 811-8.