Ilya Monosov

Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery

    • 574 Citations

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    How do we learn, decide what is important, and choose an appropriate behavioral strategy? Increasing our understanding of how neuronal circuits solve these puzzles is critical for understanding the principles of voluntary behavior. My research is concerned with answering how uncertanty about future outcomes, a subjective measurement of the probabilities of rewards or punishments, affects how we learn, what we prefer, and how we feel. By studying the neuronal circuits involved in uncertainty-processing using a variety of techniques and approaches, including behavioral assays, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, brain imaging, optogenetics, and anatomical tracing we will explore important questions including, how do outcome uncertainty-related internal states, such as hopefulness or anxiety, emerge? And, what is their role in guiding behavior? How does outcome uncertainty modulate learning and memory? Which neuronal pathways underlie the internal measurements of outcome uncertainty? Which neuronal pathways mediate uncertainty-related modulations of emotional states and decision-making? Does outcome uncertainty control the motor system and if so, how?

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    Research Output

    • 574 Citations
    • 17 Article
    • 2 Review article

    How Outcome Uncertainty Mediates Attention, Learning, and Decision-Making

    Monosov, I. E., Oct 2020, In : Trends in Neurosciences. 43, 10, p. 795-809 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Neural circuitry of information seeking

    Bromberg-Martin, E. S. & Monosov, I. E., Oct 2020, In : Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 35, p. 62-70 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • A neural network for information seeking

    White, J. K., Bromberg-Martin, E. S., Heilbronner, S. R., Zhang, K., Pai, J., Haber, S. N. & Monosov, I. E., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 5168.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 10 Scopus citations

    Novelty, Salience, and Surprise Timing Are Signaled by Neurons in the Basal Forebrain

    Zhang, K., Chen, C. D. & Monosov, I. E., Jan 7 2019, In : Current Biology. 29, 1, p. 134-142.e3

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  • 6 Scopus citations

    The Basal Forebrain Regulates Global Resting-State fMRI Fluctuations

    Turchi, J., Chang, C., Ye, F. Q., Russ, B. E., Yu, D. K., Cortes, C. R., Monosov, I. E., Duyn, J. H. & Leopold, D. A., Feb 21 2018, In : Neuron. 97, 4, p. 940-952.e4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 49 Scopus citations