Research

Brain mechanisms of memory

Basic brain circuit of taste learning: prefrontal cortex, insular cortex, perirhinal cortex, accumbens nucleus, hippocampus, amygdala and thalamus.
Aging, and cognitive function restoration.
Ontogeny of learning: effect of diet and early experience on adult learning abilities.

 
Publications

Gómez-Chacón, B., Gámiz, F., Foster, TC. and Gallo, M. (2016) Título: Increased N-Ethylmaleimide-Sensitive Factor expression in Amygdala and Perirhinal Cortex during habituation of taste neophobia. Neural Plasticity, 20>16:2726745.
Morillas E, Gómez-Chacón B, Gallo M. Flavor and object recognition memory impairment induced by excitotoxic lesions of the perirhinal cortex. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2017, 144:230-234.
Gallo, M. Taste Neophobia over the Life Span (chapter 3). In: S. Reilly (Ed) Food Neophobia. Elsevier: San Diego, 2017, in press. ISBN: 9780081019313.
Gallo, M. (2016) Insights on consciousness from taste memory research. (Commentary) Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2016, 39:e178
Gómez-Chacón, B., Morillas, E. and Gallo, M. (2015) Altered perirhinal cortex activity patterns during taste neophobia and their habituation in aged rats. Behavioral Brain Research, 281, 245-249.
Gámiz, F., Recio, S. A., Iliescu, A. F., Gallo, M. and de Brugada, I. (2015) Effects of dietary choline availability on latent inhibition of flavor aversion learning. Nutritional Neuroscience, 18(6) 275-280. Gallo, M., Gamiz, F., Perez-García, M., del Moral, R. and Rolls, E. (2014) Taste and olfactory status in a Gourmand with a right amygdala lesion. Neurocase, 20(4) 421-433. Gallo, M. (2013) Taste Learning and Memory in Aging. In: The 114th Abbott Nutrition Research Conference (Eds. Judith Gussler and M. Ann Graham) pp. 103-108. 87388/December 2013 LITHO IN USA. Gómez-Chacón, B. and Gallo, M. (2013) Memoria de reconocimiento visual y gustativo: comparación entre procesos y mecanismos. In: F. Gámiz, M. Gallo and F. Vives. Encuentros en Neurociencias. Volumen II. Ed. Ciber S.C. ISBN: 978-84-96876-7 pp. 121-148.. Full text in http://hdl.handle.net/10481/20289 Moreno Fernández, RD, Pedraza, C. y Gallo, M. (2013) Neurogénesis hipocampal adulta y envejecimiento cognitivo. Escritos de Psicología (Psychological Writings), 6(3) 14-24. Moreno Gudiño, H., De Brugada, I., Carias, D and Gallo, M. (2013) Long-lasting Effects of Prenatal Dietary Choline Availability on Object Recognition Memory ability in adult rats. Nutritional Neuroscience, 16(6) 269-274. Morillas, E., Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2013) Neuroanatomía funcional de la memoria de reconocimiento visual y gustativa. In: Gámiz, F. , Gallo, M. and Vives, F. Encuentros en Neurociencias. Volumen II. Ed. Ciber S.C. ISBN: 978-84-96876-7 pp. 149-180. Full text in http://hdl.handle.net/10481/20289 Rohlfs Domínguez, P, Gámiz, F, Gil, M., Moreno, H., Márquez Zamora, R., Gallo, M., de Brugada, I. (2013) Providing choice increases children's vegetable intake. Food Quality and Preference, 30, 108-113.
Souza-Moreira, L., Morrell, M., Delgado-Maroto, V., Pedreño, M., Martínez-Escudero, L., Caro, M., O´Valle, F., Luque, R., Gallo, M., de Lecea, L., Castaño, J.P., González-Rey, E. (2013) Paradoxical effect of corticostatin treatment and its deficiency on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Journal of Immunology, 191(5) 2144-2154. Gallo, M. and Rolls, E. (2012) Chemosensory Learning and Memory. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 6, 73. www.frontiersin.org (Open access) Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2012) Spontaneous object recognition memory in aged rats: complexity versus similarity. Learning and Memory, 19, 444-448. Gallo, M. and Rolls, E. (2012) Chemosensory Learning and Memory. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 6, 73. www.frontiersin.org (Open access) Gómez-Chacón, B., Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2012) Basolateral amygdala lesions attenuate safe taste memory-related c-fos expression in the rat perirhinal cortex. Behavioral Brain Research, 230(2) 418-422. Moreno, H.C., Gil, M., Carias, D., Gallo, M. and Brugada, I. (2012) Choline dietary supplementation improves LiCl-induced context aversion retention in adult rats. Physiology and Behavior, 106(4) 451-456. Díaz, A., García-Burgos, D., Manrique, T., González, F., and Gallo, M. (2011) Intermittent voluntary ethanol drinking during periadolescence impairs adult spatial learning after a long abstinence period in rats. Psicologica, 32, 347- 365. Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2011) Taste learning and memory: a window on the study of brain aging. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 5, 91-97. www.frontiersin.org (Open access) Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2011) Intra-amygdala ZIP injections impair the memory of learned active avoidance responses and attenuate conditioned taste aversion acquisition in rats. Learning and Memory, 18(8) 529-533. Gámiz, F. and Gallo, M. (2011) PKMζ y el mantenimiento de la memoria a largo plazo. In: L. Jiménez Díaz and JD. Navarro-López (Eds) Encuentros en Neurociencias, Vol I, 1, 199-236. Ed. Lulu Enterprises, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-4461-2634-9.

Theoretical models of Learning

Stimulus exposure effects in associative learning.
Contents of associative learning.
Perceptual Learning in human and non-human animals.
Dietary choline supplementation effects in learning, memory and attentional processes.

 
Publications
Recio, S. A., Iliescu, A. F., Mingorance, S.P., Bergés, G. D., Hall, G., & de Brugada, I. (in press). The Role of Instructions in Perceptual Learning Using Complex Visual Stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Learning and Cognition Recio, S, Iliescu, A., & de Brugada, I. (2017). The role of stimulus comparison in animal perceptual learning: Effects of a distractor placement. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Gil, M., Symonds, M., Hall, G., & de Brugada, I. (2017). Flattering of a generalisation gradient following a retention interval: Evidence for differential forgetting of stimulus features. Behavioural Processes. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2017.09.016 Moreno, H, Carias, D., & de Brugada, I. (2017). Dietary choline during periadolescence attenuates cognitive damage caused by neonatal maternal separation in male rats. Nutritional Neuroscience, 20(6), 327-335. Recio, S., Iliescu, A., Mingorance, S., Bergés, G., Hall, G., & de Brugada, I. (2016). The role of instructions in perceptual learning using complex visual stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 42, 359– 365. doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2015.1126444 Recio, S., Iliescu, A., Honey, R., & de Brugada, I. (2016). Perceptual learning in flavorpreference conditioning: Restricting generalization of acquired preferences between flavors. Learning and Motivation, 56, 31-37. doi: 10.1016/j.lmot.2016.09.001 Recio, S. A., Iliescu, A. F., Bergés, G. D., Gil, M., & de Brugada, I. (2016). The effect of additional exposure to the unique features in a perceptual learning task can be attributed to a location bias. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Learning and Cognition, 42(2), 228–232. http://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000094 Moreno, H., Carias, D., & de Brugada, I. (2015). Dietary choline during periadolescence attenuates cognitive damage caused by neonatal maternal separation in male rats. Nutritional Neuroscience. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/10.1080/1028415X.2015.1126444 Gámiz, F., Recio, S. A., Iliescu, A. F., Gallo, M., & de Brugada, I. (2015). Effects of dietary choline availability on latent inhibition of flavor aversion learning. Nutritional Neuroscience, 18(6), 275–280. http://doi.org/10.1179/1476830514Y.0000000129 Gil, M., Recio, S. A., de Brugada, I., Symonds, M., & Hall, G. (2014). US-preexposure effects in flavor-preference and flavor-aversion learning with nonnutritive USs. Behavioural Processes, 106, 67–73. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2014.04.015 Domínguez, P. R., Gámiz, F., Gil, M., Moreno, H., Zamora, R. M., Gallo, M., & de Brugada, I. (2013). Providing choice increases children’s vegetable intake. Food Quality and Preference, 30(2), 108-113. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2013.05.006 Moreno, H., de Brugada, I., & Hall, G. (2013). Chronic dietary choline supplementation modulates attentional change in adult rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 243, 278–85. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2013.01.022 Moreno, H., de Brugada, I., Carias, D., & Gallo, M. (2013). Long-lasting effects of prenatal dietary choline availability on object recognition memory ability in adult rats. Nutritional Neuroscience, 16(6), 269-274, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1476830513Y.0000000055 Moreno, H., Gil, M., Carias, D., Gallo, M., & de Brugada, I. (2012). Choline dietary supplementation improves LiCl-induced context aversion retention in adult rats. Physiology & Behavior, 106(4), 451-456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2012.03.003. * Gil, M., Symonds, M., Hall, G., & de Brugada, I. (2011). Analysis of the US-preexposure effect in flavor acceptance conditioning. Learning and Motivation, 42(4), 273–281. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2011.06.002