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Lashomb, A.L.,  Vigorito, M., & Chang S.L. (2008).  Further Characterization of the Spatial Learning Deficit in HIV-1 Transgenic Rats. Journal of NeuroVirology, iFirst; 1-11, 2009. [Epub ahead of print].  [abstract]


Kass, M.D., Callahan, S. P., Ruggeri, M. O’Donnell, M. Vigorito, M. Chang, S. L. (2008). Fear Conditioning and Locomotor Behavior of Aging HIV-1 Transgenic Rats. Annual Meetings of the Eastern Psychological Association, BostonMA, March 13-16.


Vigorito, M., Lashomb, A.L., & Chang S.L. (2007)  Spatial Learning and Memory in HIV-1 Transgenic Rats . Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, 2(4) 319-328. [abstract]


Chang, S. L. & Vigorito, M. (2006).  Role of HIV-1 Infection in Addictive Behavior: A Study of a HIV-1 Transgenic Rat Model. American Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2(2): 98-106. [pdf


Lashomb, A. L., Vigorito, M., Root, D. H. & Chang, S. L. (2006) HIV-1 Transgenic Rats Display Greater Freezing in a Fear Conditioning Paradigm.  Association for Psychological Science, NY, NY, May 2006. [Poster]


Root,D.H., Vigorito, M., LaShomb, A.L. & Chang, S.L. (2006). Behavioral Characteristics of the HIV-1 Transgenic Rat. Poster presented at the Society of Neuroimmunology Pharmacology, Santa Fe New Mexico, April 5 – 9. (Young Investigator Travel Award to DHR) [poster]


Vigorito, M., Cvasa, G.P., & Root, D. H. (2005) D-cycloserine does not affect prospective or retrospective comparisons in the within-subjects anticipatory negative contrast procedure in rats Program No. 886.3. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online.


Root, D. H., Cvasa, G. P., & Vigorito, M. (2005) Chronic D-cycloserine exposure increases intake of a palatable food in nondeprived rats, Program No. 532.2. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online.


Kirsch, I., Lynn, S. J., Vigorito, M., & Miller, R.R. (2004). The role of cognition in classical and  operant conditioning. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60, 369 – 392. [pdf]


Vigorito, M. (2001). Multiple determinants of anticipatory negative contrast: a method for differentiating mechanistic and cognitive control of Pavlovian conditioning?  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 26.


Vigorito, M., Kruse, C. K., & Carretta, J.C. (1994). Differential sensitivity of operant behaviors to changes in reinforcer value: Effects of pimozide. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 47, 515-522.


Vigorito, M.,  Nieves, D.M., & Linke, G.P.  (1993).  Effects of d-amphetamine on lever-press responding under changes in the concentration of sucrose reinforcement.   Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 19, p. 825


Vigorito, M., Juliano, D., & Murph, D. (1992) An "animal rights"attitude  survey of undergraduate psychology students. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 18,  p. 185.


Vigorito, M., Carretta, J.C., Kruse, C.K., & Radice, S.A. (1991). Effects of motivational state on operant behaviors differentially sensitive to changes in reinforcer value. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 17, p. 1238.

Ackroff,K., Vigorito, M. & Sclafani, A. (1990). Fat appetite in rats: The response of infant and adult rats to nutritive and non-nutritive oil emulsions. Appetite, 15, 171-188.

Vigorito, M. Lau,C.E., Tang, M. & Falk, J.L. (1991). Midazolam withdrawal and discriminative motor control: Effects of Ro15-1788 and FG-7142. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 39, 351-359.

Falk, J.L., Vigorito, M., Tang, M & Lau, C.E. (1990). Schedule-induced cocaine drinking: Choice between cocaine and vehicle. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior 35, 187-193.

Vigorito, M., & Sclafani, A. (1988). Ontogeny of Polycose and sucrose appetite in neonatal rats. Developmental Psychobiology, 21, 457-465.

Sclafani, A. & Vigorito M. (1987). Effects of SOA and saccharin adulteration on Polycose preference in rats. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 11, 163-168.

Vigorito, M., Sclafani, A., & Jacquin, M.F. (1987). Effects of gustatory deafferentation on Polycose and sucrose appetite in the rat. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 11, 210-209.

Vigorito, M. & Sclafani, A. (1987). Effects of anosmia on polysaccharide appetite in the rat. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 11, 211-213.

Vigorito, M. & Ayres, J.J.B. (1987). The effect of naloxone on conditioned suppression in rats. Behavioral Neuroscience, 101, 576-586.


Sclafani, A., Nissenbaum, J.W., & Vigorito, M. (1987). Starch preference in rats. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 11, 253-262.


Sclafani, A., Hertwig, H., Vigorito, M., Sloan, H., Kerzner, B. (1987) Influence of saccharide length on polysaccharide appetite in the rat. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 11, 197-200.

Sclafani, A., Hertwig, H., Vigorito, M., & Feigin, M.B. (1987). Sex differences in polysaccharide and sugar preferences in the rat. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 11, 241-251.

Ayres, J.J.B., Axelrod, H., Mercker, E., Muchnik, F., & Vigorito, M. (1985). Concurrent observations of barpress suppression and freezing: Effect of CS modality and online vs. offline training upon posttrial behavior. Animal Learning and Behavior, 13, 44-50.

Ayres, J.J.B., Moore, J.W., & Vigorito, M. (1985). Hall and Pearce negative transfer: Assessments in conditioned suppression and nictitating membrane conditioning experiments. Animal Learning and Behavior, 12, 428-438.

Ayres, J.J.B., Bombace, J.C., Shurtleff, D., & Vigorito, M. (1985). Conditioned suppression tests of the context blocking hypothesis: Testing in the absence of the preconditioned context. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 11, 1-4.

Ayres, J.J.B. & Vigorito, M. (1984). Posttrial effects of presenting vs. omitting expected shock USs in the conditioned suppression procedure: Concurrent measurement of bar-press suppression and freezing. Animal Learning and Behavior, 12, 73 78.

Miller, R.R., Greco, C., Marlin, N.A., & Vigorito, M. (1983). Signaled tailshock is perceived as similar to a stronger unsignaled tailshock: Implications for a functional analysis of classical conditioning.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 9, 105‑131.

Miller, R.R., Greco, C., & Vigorito, M. (1981). Classically conditioned tail flexion in rats: CR‑contingent modification of US intensity as a test of the preparatory response hypothesis. Animal Learning and Behavior, 9, 80-88.


Berk, A. M., Vigorito, M., & Miller, R.R. (1979). Retroactive stimulus interference with conditioned emotional response retention in infant and adult rats: Implications for infantile amnesia. Journal of Experimental Psychology:Animal Behavior Processes, 3, 284-299.