Yogita Chudasama

Associate Professor

Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room N8/4, 514-398-3419
yogita.chudasama at mcgill.ca

Chudasama Laboratory of Brain and Behaviour

Research Areas

Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Summary

Professor Chudasama’s research integrates methods of behaviour, neuroanatomy and psychopharmacology to understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying processes of learning, memory and attention. Her main work focuses on the executive functions of the frontal lobe and its interaction with the medial temporal lobe. She is particularly interested in how neurochemical pathology of the fronto-temporal circuitry can affect normal cognitive and emotional behaviour. This work is guided by fundamental scientific questions but also is designed to have potential application to neuropsychiatric disorders, specifically in the area of developing therapeutic treatments for such disorders as schizophrenia, depression, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Professor Chudasama's laboratory is affiliated with the Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology (CSBN).

Selected References

Mitchell AS, Sherman SM, Sommer MA, Mair RG, Vertes RP, Chudasama Y. (2014) Advances in Understanding Mechanisms of Thalamic Relays in Cognition and Behavior. Journal of Neuroscience 34:15340-15346.

Abela AR, Chudasama Y. (2014) Noradrenergic a2a-receptor stimulation of the ventral hippocampus modulates impulsive decision-making. Psychopharmacology. 231: 521-531

Prasad JA, Chudasama Y. (2013) Viral tracing identifies parallel disynaptic pathways to the hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience 33:8494-8503.

Abela AR, Dougherty SD, Fagen ED, Hill CJR, Chudasama Y. (2013) Inhibitory control deficits in rats with ventral hippocampal lesions. Cerebral Cortex 23:1396-1409

Chudasama Y, Daniels TE, Gorrin DP, Rhodes SEV, Rudebeck PH, Murray EA (2013) The role of anterior cingulate cortex in choices based on reward value and reward contingency. Cerebral Cortex 23:2884-2898.

Abela AR, Chudasama Y (2013) Dissociable contributions of the ventral hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex to decision-making with a delayed or uncertain outcome. European Journal of Neuroscience 37: 640-647.

Prasad JA, Macgregor EM, Chudasama Y. (2013) Lesions of the thalamic reuniens cause impulsive but not compulsive responses. Brain, Structure and Function 218: 85-96.

Chudasama Y, Doobay VM, Liu Y. (2012) Hippocampal-prefrontal cortical circuit mediates inhibitory response control in the rat. Journal of Neuroscience 32: 10915-10924.

Chudasama Y. (2011) Animal models of prefrontal-executive function. Behavioural Neuroscience 3:327-343. 

Updated: October 2014
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