Refereed Publications (click on the link for the pdf)

Hamilton TJ, Morrill A, Lucas K, Gallup J, Harris M, Healey M, Pitman T, Schalomon M, Digweed S, Tresguerres M. 2017. Establishing zebrafish as a model to study the anxiolytic effects of scopolamine. Scientific Reports. 7(1):15081. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15374-w


Blewett TA, Newton D, Flynn SL, Alessi DS, Goss GG, Hamilton TJ. (2017). Cadmium bioaccumulates after acute exposure but has no effect on locomotion or shelter-seeking behaviour in the invasive green shore crab (Carcinus maenas). Conservation Physiology. 5(1). cox057.


Rimstad L, Holcombe A, Pope A, Hamilton TJ, Schalomon M. (2017) Preferences for Achromatic Horizontal, Vertical, and Square Patterns in Zebrafish (Danio rerio). PeerJ. 5:e3748


Hamilton TJ, Tresguerres M, Kline D (2017). Dopamine D1 receptor activation leads to object recognition memory in a coral reef fish. Biology Letters. 13(7), 20170183.


Kwan G, Hamilton TJ, Tresguerres M. (2017) Ocean acidification-like conditions do not affect individual or group behaviour of the temperate damselfish (Chromis punctipinnis). Royal Society Open Science.170283.


Tresguerres M, Hamilton TJ. (2017) Acid–base physiology, neurobiology and behaviour in relation to aquatic CO2-induced acidification. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220 (12), 2136-2148.


Johnson A, Hamilton TJ. (2017) Modafinil decreases anxiety-like behaviour in zebrafish. PeerJ 5:e2994. doi: 10.7717/peerj.2994


Ingraham E, Anderson N, Hurd P, Hamilton TJ (2016) Twelve-Day Reinforcement-Based Memory Retention in African cichlids (Labidochromis caeruleus) Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00157


Hamilton TJ, Myggland A, Duperreault E, May Z, Gallup J, Powell RA, Schalomon M, Digweed S. (2016) Episodic-like memory in zebrafish. Animal Cognition. 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s10071-016-1014-1


Hamilton TJ, Kwan G, Gallup J, Tresguerres M. (2016) Acute fluoxetine exposure alters crab anxiety-like behaviour, but not aggressiveness. Scientific Reports. 6: 19850. doi:10.1038/srep19850


May Z, Morrill A, Holcombe A, Johnston T, Gallup J, Fouad K, Schalomon M, Hamilton TJ. (2016) Object recognition memory in zebrafish. Behavioural Brain Research. 296: 199-210. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2015.09.016


Ou M, Hamilton TJ, Eom J, Lyall EM, Gallup J, Jiang A, Lee J, Close DA, Yun S, Brauner CJ. (2015) Responses of pink salmon to CO2-induced aquatic acidification. Nature Climate Change. 5, 950-955. doi:10.1038/nclimate2694


Hamilton S, Hamilton TJ. (2015) Pedagogical tools to explore Cartesian mind-body dualism in the classroom: philosophical arguments and neuroscience illusions. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:1155. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01155


Holcombe A, Schalomon M, Hamilton TJ. (2014) A Novel Method of Drug Administration to Multiple Zebrafish (Danio rerio) and the Quantification of Withdrawal. Journal of Visualized Experiments. (93), e51851, doi:10.3791/51851 (2014).


Hamilton TJ, Paz-Yepes J, Morrison RA, Palenik B, Tresguerres M. (2014) Exposure to bloom-like concentrations of two marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria (strains CC9311 and CC9902) differentially alters fish behaviour. Conservation Physiology. 2 (1): cou020 doi: 10.1093/conphys/cou020


Hamilton TJ, Holcombe A, Tresguerres M. (2014) CO2-induced ocean acidification increases anxiety in rockfish via alteration of GABAA receptor functioning. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 2014 Jan 22;281(1775):20132509. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2509


Hamilton TJ, Xiapelli S, Larkum M, Colmers WF. (2013) Modulation of Distal Calcium Electrogenesis by Neuropeptide Y1 Receptors Inhibits Neocortical Long-Term Depression. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(27): 11184-11193; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5595-12.2013


Holcombe A, Howorko A, Powell R, Schalomon M, Hamilton TJ. (2013) Decreased Scototaxis During Withdrawal After Chronic, but not Binge, Administration of Ethanol in Zebrafish. PLoS ONE  8(5): e63319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063319


Hamilton TJ, Wheatley BM, Sinclair DB, Bachmann M, Larkum ME, Colmers WF. (2010) Dopamine modulates synaptic plasticity in dendrites of rat and human dentate granule cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A. 107(42):18185-90. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1011558107


El Bahh B, Balosso S, Hamilton T, Herzog H, Beck-Sickinger AG, Sperk G, Gehlert DR, Vezzani A, Colmers WF. (2005) The antiepileptic actions of neuropeptide Y are mediated exclusively by the Y2 receptor. European Journal of Neuroscience. 22(6):1417-30.





Hamilton TJ. Object novelty and location recognition underwater – Recent advances in memory testing in fish. Chapter 4.  Handbook of Object Novelty Recognition. (in press). Elsevier.


Dean R, Hamilton TJ. Testing of Object Recognition Memory in Adult Zebrafish. Zebrafish Neurobehaviour Protocols. (in press)


Levinthal C, Hamilton TJ. Drugs, Behaviour and Modern Society. (2015).  First Canadian Edition.  Pearson Education, Toronto, Canada.


Sperk G, Hamilton T, Colmers WF. Neuropeptide Y in the Dentate Gyrus. (2007) Chapter 17.  The Dentate Gyrus: A comprehensive guide to structure, function, and clinical implications. Elsevier. Vol 163.