University of Wisconsin–Madison

Rick Jenison

Professor Emeritus

(608) 262-9945

517 Psychology

Research Area(s)
Biology of Brain and Behavior
Cognitive and Cognitive Neuroscience

Lab Website
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Research Interests
Computational neuroscience; value-based decision-making; functional and effective connectivity in the human brain; point-process modeling of neural ensembles; computational models of the basal ganglia and amygdala.

Representative Publications
Jenison R.L., Reale R.A., Armstrong A.L., Oya H., Kawasaki H. and Howard III M.A. (2015) Sparse Spectro-temporal Receptive Fields based on Multi-unit and High-gamma response in Human Auditory Cortex, PLoS ONE, 10(9)

Rajala, A.Z., Jenison, R.L., and Populin, L.C. (2015) Decision making: effects of methylphenidate on temporal discounting in nonhuman primates.  Journal of Neurophysiology, 114, 70-79

Jenison, R.L. (2014) Directional Influence between the Human Amygdala and Orbitofrontal Cortex at the Time of Decision-Making. PLoS ONE 9(10)

Kovach C.K., Sutterer M.J., Rushia S.N., Teriakidis A. and Jenison R.L. (2014) Two systems drive attention to rewards Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 5:46

Nourski K.V., Brugge J.F., Reale R.A., Kovach C.K., Oya H, Kawasaki H, Jenison R.L., and Howard M.A. (2013) Coding of repetitive transients by auditory cortex on posterolateral superior temporal gyrus in humans: An intracranial electrophysiology study Journal of Neurophysiology, 109, 1283-1295

Devilbiss D.M., Jenison RL, Berridge C.W. (2012) Stress-Induced Impairment of a Working Memory Task: Role of Spiking Rate and Spiking History Predicted Discharge. PLoS Comput Biol, 8:9

Jenison, R. L., Rangel, A., Oya, H., Kawasaki, H, Howard, M.A. (2011) Value encoding in single neurons in the human amygdala during decision-making, Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 331-338

Alexander J.M., Jenison R.L., Kluender K.R. (2011) Real-Time Contrast Enhancement to Improve Speech Recognition. PLoS ONE, 6:9

Jenison, R. L. and Reale, R. A. (2004) The shape of neural dependence, Neural Computation, 16, 665-672