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13.Eilam, D. Szechtman, H. and Spear, L.P. Quinpirole alters quadruped activity in rats from the second postnatal week, Developmental Psychobiology, 25 (1992): 275-289.
14.Eilam, D. The mobility gradient from a comparative phylogenetic perspective, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 15 (1992): 274-275.
15.Eilam, D. and Shefer, G. Reversal of interleg coupling in backward locomotion implies a prime role of the direction of locomotion, Journal of Experimental Biology, 173 (1992): 155-163.
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17.Szechtman, H., Talangbayan, H. and Eilam, D. Environmental and behavioral components of sensitization induced by dopamine agonist quinpirole. Behavioural Pharmacology, 4(1993): 405-410.
18.Eilam, D., Szechtman, H., Faigon, M., Dubovik, V., Feldon, J. and Michaelson, D.M. Disintegration of the spatial organization of behavior in Experimental Autoimmune Dementia (EAD). Neuroscience, 56 (1993): 83-91.
19.Michaelson, D.M., Dubovik, V., Faigon, M., Eilam, D. and Feldon, J. Decreased density of forebrain cholinergic neurons and disintegration of the spatial organization of behavior in experimental autoimmune dementia (EAD). Annals of New-York Academy of Sciences, 695 (1993): 244-248.
20.Michaelson, D. M., Dubovik, V., Faigon, M., Eilam, D. & Feldon, J. 1993b. Experimental Autoimmune Dementia (EAD) - an immunological model of memory dysfunction and Alzheimers disease. Journal of Neurochemistry, 61, S70-S70.
21.Eilam, D. Influence of body morphology on turning behavior in carnivores, Journal of Motor Behavior, 26 (1994): 3-12.
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23.Blumberg-Feldman, H. and Eilam, D. Postnatal Development of synchronous stepping in the gerbil (Gerbillus dasyurus), The Journal of Experimental Biology, 198 (1995): 363-372.
24.Eilam, D., Adijes, M. and Vilensky, J. Uphill Locomotion in Mole Rats: A possible advantage of backward locomotion. Physiology and Behavior, 58: (1995) 483-489.
25.Eilam, D. Comparative morphology of locomotion in vertebrates, Journal of Motor Behavior, 27 (1995): 100-111.
26.Hendrie, C.A., Weiss, S. and Eilam, D. Exploration and predation models of anxiety: evidence from laboratory and wild species. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior, 54: (1996) 13-20.
27.Serruya, D. and Eilam, D. Stereotypies, compulsions, and normal behavior, in the context of motor routines in the rock hyrax (Procavia capensis), Psychobiology, 24: (1996): 235-246.
28.Hendrie, C.A., Eilam, D. and Weiss, S.M. Effects of diazepam and buspirone on the behaviour of wild voles (Microtus socialis) in two models of anxiety. Pharmacology, Biochemistry & Behavior 58 (1997): 573-576.
29.Eilam, D. Postnatal development of body architecture and gait in the postnatal development of several rodent species. The Journal of Experimental Biology 200 (1997):1339-1350.
30.Oron, L., Dubovik., V., Novitsky, L., Eilam, D. and Michaelson D.M. Animal models and in vitro studies of anti neurofialment antibodies mediated neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Neural Transmittion (1997) [Supp] 49: 77-84.
31.Eilam, D. and Shefer, G. The developmental order of bipedal locomotion in the jerboa (Jaculus orientalis): pivoting, crawling, quadrupedalism and bipedalism. Developmental Psychobiology 31 (1997): 137-142.
32.Eilam, D. and Smotherman, W.P. How the neonate rat pups get to the nipple: common modules in different motor behaviors. Developmental Psychobiology 32 (1998): 57-66.
33.Oron, U., Maltz, L., Shefer, G. and Eilam, D. Histology and enzymatic activity in the postnatal development of limb muscles in rodents. Physiology & Behavior 63 (1998): 651-657.
34.Hendrie, C.A., Weiss, S.M. and Eilam, D. Behavioural responses of wild rodents to the calls of an owl: A comparative study. Journal of Zoology (London) (1998) 245: 439-446.
35.Szechtman, H., Sulis, W. and Eilam, D. Quinpirole induces compulsive checking behavior in rats: a potential animal model of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Behavioral Neuroscience 112 (1998): 1475-1485.
36.Szechtman, H, Culver, K and Eilam D. Role of dopmaine systems in obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD): implications from a novel psychostimulant-induced animal model. Polish Journal of Pharmacology, 51 (1999): 55-61.
37.Eilam, D., Goffman, D. and Smotherman, W.P. How the neonatal rat gets to the nipple II. Changes during development. Developmental Psychobiology 34 (1999): 217-226.
38.Eilam, D., Dayan, T., Ben-Eliyahu, S., Schulman, I., Shefer, G. and Hendrie, C.A. Differential Behavioural and Hormonal Response of Voles and Spiny-Mice to Owl Calls. Animal Behaviour 58 (1999): 1085-1093.
39.Szechtman, H., Eckert, M.J., Tse, W.S. Boersma, J.T., Bonura, C.A., McClelland, J.Z., Culver, K.E. and Eilam, D. Compulsive checking behavior of quinpirole-sensitized rats as an animal model of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): form and control. BMC Neuroscience 2 (2001): 4 (14p).
40.Ben-Pazi, A., Szechtman, H., and Eilam, D. The morphogenesis of motor rituals in rats treated chronically with the dopamine agonist quinpirole. Behavioral Neuroscince.115 (2001): 1301-1317.
41.Libhaber, N. and Eilam, D. Social vole parents force their mates to babysit. Developmental Psychobiology. 41 (2002): 236-240.
42.Eilam, D., Dank, M., & Maurer, R. Voles scale locomotion to the size of the open-field by adjusting the distance between stops: A possible link to path integration. Behavioural Brain Research, 141 (2003): 73-81.
43.Eilam, D., Open field behavior withstands drastic changes in arena size. Behavioural Brain Research, 142 (2003): 53-62.
44.Edut S. and Eilam D. Rodents adjust their behavioral response to the different risk levels during barn-owl attack. BMC Ecology 3 (2003): 10 (16 pages; selected as the Editor’s Choice from more than 100 BMC journals).
45.Libhaber, N. and Eilam, D. Parental behavior in the social vole varies in amount and in the share of each parent, and is relatively independent of litter size. Journal of Mammalogy, 85 (2004): 748-755.
46.Edut, S. and Eilam, D. Protean behavior under barn-owl attack: voles alternate between freezing and fleeing and spiny mice flee in alternating patterns. Behavioural Brain Research, 155 (2004): 207-216.
47.Shifferman, E., and Eilam, D. Movement and direction of movement of a simulated prey affect the success rate in barn owl Tyto alba attack. Journal of Avian Biology, 35 (2004): 111-116.
48.Eilam, D. Locomotor activity in common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus): The effect of light and environment complexity. BMC Ecology, 4 (2004) 16 (10 pages).
49.Zadicario, P., Avni, R., Zadicario, E., and Eilam, D. ‘Looping’: an exploration and navigation mechanism in a dark open field. Behavioural Brain Research, 159 (2005) 27–36.
50.Eilam, D. and Szechtman, H. Psychostimulant-induced behavior as an animal model of obsessive-compulsive disorder: The application ethological approach in studying the form of compulsive rituals. CNS Spectrum 10 (2005) 191-202.
51.Eilam, D., Die hard: A blend of freezing and fleeing as a dynamic defense - implications for the control of defensive behavior. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 29 (2005) 1181-1191.
52.Pinter, N., Dayan, T., Eilam, D., & Kronfeld-Schor, N. Aggressive interactions between competing spiny mouse species. Journal of Mammalogy 87 (2006) 48-53.
53.Eilam, D., Zor, R., Szechtman, H. and Hermesh, H. Rituals, stereotypy and compulsive behavior in animals and humans. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 30 (2006) 456-471.
54.Avni, R., Zadicario, P. and Eilam, D. Exploration in a dark open field: a shift from directional to positional progression and a proposed model of acquiring spatial information. Behavioural Brain Research, 171 (2006) 313-323.
55.Einat, H., Kronfeld-Schor, N. and Eilam, D. Behavioral effects of short photoperiod in a diurnal rodent: a possible model of seasonal affective disorder? Behavioural Brain Research, 173 (2006) 153–157.
56.Eilam, D. Ritualized behavior in animals and humans: time, space and attention. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29 (2006) 616-617.
57.Zadicario, P., Ronen, S., and Eilam, D. Modulation of quinpirole-induced compulsive-like behavior in rats by environmental changes: Implications for OCD rituals and for exploration and navigation. BMC Neuroscience, 8 (2007) 23 (14 pages).
58.Yaski, O. and Eilam, D. The impact of landmark properties in shaping exploration and navigation. Animal Cognition, 10 (2007) 415-428.
59.Yaski, O. and Eilam D. How do global and local geometries shape exploratory behavior in rats? Behavioural Brain Research, 187 (2008) 334-342.
60.Avni, R. and Eilam, D. On the border: 'perimeter patrolling' as a proposed transitional exploration phase from piloting to orienting in a diurnal rodent, the fat sand rat (Psammomy obesus). Animal Cognition, 11 (2008) 311–318.
61.Ilany, A. and Eilam, D. Wait before running for your life: Defensive tactics of spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) in evading barn owl (Tyto alba) attack. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62 (2008) 923-933.
62.Avni, R., Tzvaigrach, Y. and Eilam, D. Exploration and navigation in the blind mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi): Global calibration as a primer of spatial representation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211 (2008) 2817-2826.
63.Zor,R., Hermesh, H., Szechtman, H. and Eilam, D. OCD rituals: Turning a hierarchical order into chaos by repetition and addition of acts World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 10 (2009) 480 – 487.
64.Fux, M., and Eilam, D. The trigger for barn owl (Tyto alba) attack is the onset of either stopping or progressing of the prey. Behavioural Processes. 81 (2009): 140-143.
65.Zor, R., Keren, H., Hermesh, H., Szechtman, H., Mort, J. and Eilam, D. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): A disorder of pessimal (non-functional) motor behavior. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 180 (2009): 288-298.
66.Avni, R., Elkan, T., Dror, A.A., Shefer, S., Eilam, D., Avraham, K.B. and Mintz, M. Mice with vestibular deficiency display hyperactivity, disorientation, and signs of anxiety. Behavioural Brain Research, 202 (2009): 210-217.
67.Yaski, O., Portugali, J. and Eilam, D. The dynamic process of cognitive mapping in the absence of visual cues: Human data compared to animal studies. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212 (2009) 2619-2626.
68.Fux, M. and Eilam, D. How barn owls (Tyto alba) visually follow moving voles (Microtus socialis) before attacking them. Physiology and Behavior, 98 (2009): 359-366.
69.Eilam, D. Is it safe? Voles in an unfamiliar dark open field divert from optimal security by abandoning a familiar shelter and not visiting a central start point. Behavioural Brain Research, 206 (2010): 88-92.
70.Izhar, R., and Eilam, D. Together they stand: A life-threatening event reduces individual behavioral variability in groups of voles. Behavioural Brain Research, 208 (2010): 282-285.
72.Zor, R., Fineberg, N., Hermesh, H., Asigo, G., Nelson, S., Agha, H. and Eilam, D. Are there between-country differences in motor behavior of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients? CNS Spectrum; 15 (2010): 445-455.
73.Miller, M. and Eilam, D. Decision-making at a crossroad: Straight ahead for simplicity, retracing a path to memorize it, or turning sideways at a constant rate. Animal Cognition; 14 (2011): 11-20.
74. Eilam, D., Izhar, R., and Mort, J. Threat detection: Behavioral consequences in animals and humans. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews; 35 (2011): 999-1006.
75.Ben-Yehoshua, D., Yaski, O. and Eilam, D. Global movement in a changing environment: spatial behavior in rats is shaped by global and not by local geometry. Animal Cognition, 14 (2011) 341-350.
76.Yaski, O. Portugali, J. and Eilam, D. City rats: from rat behavior to human spatial cognition in urban environments. Animal Cognition, 14 (2011): 655-663.
77. Zor, R., Fineberg, N., Eilam, D. and Hermesh, H. Video telemetry and behavioural analysis discriminates between compulsive cleaning and compulsive checking in obsessive-compulsive disorder. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 21 (2011): 814-824.
78. Yaski, O., Portugali, J. and Eilam, D.Arena geometry and path shape: when rats travel in straight or in circuitous paths? Behavioural Brain Research, 2011, 225 (2011):449-454.
79. Zor, R., Szechtman, H., Hermesh, H., Fineberg, N.A., and Eilam, D. Manifestation of incompleteness in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as reduced functionality and extended activity beyond task completion PLoS ONE, 6 (2011) e25217.
80. Yaski, O., Portugali, J. and Eilam, D. Traveling in the dark: the legibility of a regular and predictable structure of the environment extends beyond its borders. Behavioural Brain Research, 229 (2012) 74-81.
81. Eilam, D., Zor, R., Fineberg, N. and Hermesh, H. Animal behavior as a conceptual framework for the study of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Behavioural Brain Research, 231 (2012) 289-296.
82. Eilam, D., Zadicario, D., Genossar, T. and Mort, J. Macho voles? The impact of grouping and gender on the behavior of social voles (Microtus socialis) under life-threat. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66 (2012) 959-968.
83. Weiss S., Yaski O., Eilam D., Portugali J. and Blumenfeld-Lieberthal E. Network analysis of rat spatial cognition: establishing behavioral symmetry in a physically asymmetrical environment. PLoS ONE, 7 (2012) e40760 (12p).
84. Eilam, D. and Mort, J. Adding Mist to the Fog around Collective Rituals: What are They, Why, When and How Often They Occur? Religion, Brain and Behavior, 3 (2013) 60-63.
85. Keren, H., Fux, M., Mort, J., Lawson, E.T. and Eilam, D. Are motor collective rituals as rigid as they seem? A test case of a Zulu wedding dance. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 13 (2013) 17–32.
86. Keren, H., Mort, J., Boyer, P., Weiss, O. Eilam, D. Irrelevant idiosyncratic acts as preparatory, confirmatory, or transitional phases in motor behavior. Behaviour, 150 (2013) 547-568.
87. Keren, H. Boyer, P. Mort, J. and Eilam, D. The impact of precaution and practice on the performance of a risky motor task. Behavioral Sciences3 (2013), 316–329.
88. Gershoni, A., Hermesh, H., Fineberg, N. and Eilam, D. Spatial behavior reflects the mental disorder in OCD patients with and without co-morbid schizophrenia. CNS Spectrums, 11 (2013) 1-14.
89. Eilam, D. Of mice and men: Building blocks in cognitive mapping. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 47, (2014) 393-409.
90. Weiss, O., Segev, E., Eilam, D. Shall two walk together except they be agreed? Spatial behavior in rat dyads. Animal Cognition. 18 (2015) 39-51.
91. Kleiman, M., Bodek, S. and Eilam, D. Who are the bosses? Group influence on the behavior of voles following owl attack. Behavioral Processes, 108 (2014) 183–190
92. Eilam, D. The cognitive roles of behavioral variability: Idiosyncratic acts as the foundation of identity and as transitional, preparatory, and confirmatory phases. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 2014,49 (2015) 55–70.
94. Dorfman, A., Nielbo, K.L., Eilam, D. Traveling companions add complexity and hinder performance in the spatial behavior of rats. PLoS One, 11 (2016) e0146137.
95. Stein, D.J., Hermesh, H., Eilam. D. Segalas, C., Zohar, J., Menchon, J. and Nesse, R.M. Human compulsivity: a perspective from evolutionary medicine. European Neuropsychopharmacology, in press. 96. Cliff Summers, C., Pearson, B., Crawley, J., Eilam, D. and Pentkowski, N. Curiosity as an approach to ethoexperimental analysis: behavioral neuroscience through the eyes of those Bob Blanchard influenced. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2016, in press.
97. Szechtman, H., Ahmari, S., Eilam, S., Harvey, B., Edemann-Callesen, H., Winter, C. Benninger, R. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: insights from animal models. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2016, in press.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS 1.Eilam, D. and Golani, I. Amphetamine-induced stereotypy in rats: its morphogenesis in locale space from normal exploration. In: S.J. Cooper and C.A. Hendrie (eds.), Ethology and Pharmacology, New York, John Wiley & Sons (1994), pp 241-266.
2.Szechtman, H. and Eilam, D. Psychiatric models. In: I.Q. Whishaw and B. Kolb (eds.), The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests. London: Oxford University Press (2004); pp 462-474.
3.Blumenfeld-Lieberthal, E. and Eilam, D. Physical, behavioral, and spatiotemporal perspectives of home in humans and other animals. In Portugali J. and Stolk E. (Eds.) Complexity, Cognition Urban Planning and Design. Springer Proceedings in Complexity. Springer, Heidelberg. (2016), pp.127-149.
4.Varlakova, Y., Patel, D.D., Mukhopadhaya, K. Laws, K.R., Eilam, D., Sukwinder, K. and Fineberg, N.A. The neurocognitive and behavioural impact of comorbid obsessive-compulsive syndrome in schizophrenia. In: De Haan, L., Schirmbeck, F. and Zink, M. (Eds). Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Schizophrenia. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, viii, (2015); pp. 91-114.
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