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Zhou K, Zhu Y. (2019) The paraventricular thalamic nucleus: A key hub of neural circuits underlying drug addiction. Pharmacological research, 142:70-76. PDF

Zhu Y, Nachtrab G, Keyes PC, Allen WE, Luo L, Chen X. (2018) Dynamic salience processing in paraventricular thalamus gates associative learning. Science, 362(6413):423-429.  PDF

Zhu Y., Wienecke C, Nathtrab G, Chen, X. (2016) A thalamic input to the nucleus accumbens mediates opiate dependence. Nature, 530:219-222.   PDF
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Zhu Y, Qiao W, Liu K, Zhong H, Yao H. (2015) Control of response reliability by parvalbumin-expressing interneurons in visual cortex. Nat. Commun. 6:6802.  PDF

Zhu Y, Yao H. (2013) Modification of visual cortical receptive field induced by natural stimuli. Cereb. Cortex. 23:1923-1932.  PDF