Ceceli, A. O., & Tricomi, E. (2018). Habits and goals: a motivational perspective on action control. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 20, 110-116. 

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Sullivan-Toole H, Richey JA and Tricomi E (2017) Control and Effort Costs Influence the Motivational Consequences of Choice. Front. Psychol. 8:675. 

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Dobryakova, E., Jessup, R.K., & Tricomi, E. (2017). Modulation of ventral striatal activity by cognitive effort. NeuroImage, 147, 330-338.

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DiMenichi, B. C. & Tricomi, E. (2017). Increases in brain activity during competitive

learning predict decreases in working memory performance and later recall. Human Brain Mapping. 38 (1), 457-471

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Lempert, K.M. and Tricomi, E. (2015). The Value of Being Wrong: Intermittent Feedback Delivery Alters the Striatal Response to Negative Feedback. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(2): 261-274.

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DePasque, S. and Tricomi, E. (2015). Effects of intrinsic motivation on feedback processing during learning. Neuroimage, 119, 175-186.

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DiMenichi, B. C., and Tricomi, E. (2015). The power of competition: Effects of social motivation on attention, sustained physical effort, and learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1282.

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Tricomi E. and Lempert, K.M. (2014). Value and probability coding in feedback-based learning task utilizing food rewards. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113(1), 4-13.

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DePasque Swanson, S. and Tricomi, E. (2014). Goals and task difficulty expectations modulate striatal responses to feedback. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14(2), 610-20.

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Dobryakova, E. and Tricomi, E. (2013). Basal ganglia engagement during feedback processing after a substantial delay.  Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13(4), 725-36.

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Lempert, K.M., Porcelli, A.J., Delgado, M.R., and Tricomi, E. (2012). Individual differences in delay discounting under acute stress: the role of trait perceived stress. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 251.

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Tricomi E., and Fiez, J. A. (2012). Information content and reward processing in the human striatum during performance of a declarative memory task. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12(2), 361-372.

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Liljeholm M. M., Tricomi E., O’Doherty J. P., and Balleine B. W. (2011). Differential effects of action-reward conjunction and disjunction.  Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 2474-2480.

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Tricomi E., Rangel A., Camerer C. F., and O’Doherty J. P. (2010). Neural evidence for inequality-averse social preferences.  Nature, 463(7284), 1089-91. 

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Tricomi E., Balleine B. W., and O’Doherty J.P. (2009). A specific role for posterior dorsolateral striatum in human habit learning.  European Journal of Neuroscience, 29(11), 2225-32.

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Tricomi E. and Fiez J. A. (2008). Feedback signals in the caudate reflect goal achievement on a declarative memory task.  Neuroimage, 41(3), 1157-67. 

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Tricomi E., Delgado M. R., McCandliss B. D., McClelland J. L., and Fiez J. A. (2006). Performance feedback drives caudate activation in a phonological learning task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18(6), 1029-43.

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Tricomi E., Delgado M. R., and Fiez J. A. (2004). Modulation of caudate activity by action contingency.  Neuron, 41(2), 281-92.

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Chapters, Invited Commentary 
Book Chapters:


Tricomi, E. and DePasque, S. (2017). The Role of Feedback in Learning and Motivation. In Recent Developments in Neuroscience Research on Human Motivation: Advances in Motivation and Achievement, 19, 175-202. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.  Book Chapter. 


Tricomi, E. and Sullivan-Toole, H. (2015). Fairness and Inequity Aversion. In Toga, A. (Ed.) Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. New York: Academic Press. Book Chapter.


Delgado M. R. and Tricomi E. (2011). Reward processing and decision-making in the human striatum. In O. V. (Eds.), The Neuroscience of Decision-Making (pp. 145-172). New York: Psychology Press. Book Chapter.


Invited Commentary:
DiMenichi, B. C. & Tricomi, E. (2016). Are You Smarter Than a Teenager? Maybe Not When It

Comes to Reinforcement Learning. Neuron, 92, 93-99.  PDF


Forbes: "How writing about past failures may help you succeed in the present" by Alice G. Walton, March 2018 

Science News: "Analyzing past failures may boost future performance by reducing stress," March 2018

Newsweek: "How to reduce stress: Write about your past failures and analyze them, study suggests" by Janissa Delzo, March 2018 "Why a journal is so good for you: Confronting your past failings on paper helps calms anxiety in the future," by Jaleesa Baulkman, March 2018

ReThink Group press release, “Recover from a Trading Mistake through Writing” by Denise Shull, May 2016


Scientists Find First Physiological Evidence of Brain's Response to Inequality - Rutgers Today

Recover from a Trading Mistake through Writing - The Rethink Group (Blog Post)


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