Research Publications for Mitchell A Head

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  • Head, M. A., McColl, L. K., Klockars, A., Levine, A. S., & Olszewski, P. K. (2022). Acute hypophagia and changes in c‐Fos immunoreactivity in adolescent rats treated with low doses of oxytocin and naltrexone. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(1). doi:10.3390/jcm11010059

  • Klockars, A., Levine, A. S., Head, M. A., Perez-Leighton, C. E., Kotz, C. M., & Olszewski, P. K. (2021). Impact of gut and metabolic hormones on feeding reward. Comprehensive Physiology, 11(2), 1425-1447. doi:10.1002/cphy.c190042

  • Head, M. A., Levine, A. S., Christian, D. G., Klockars, A., & Olszewski, P. K. (2021). Effect of combination of peripheral oxytocin and naltrexone at subthreshold doses on food intake, body weight and feeding-related brain gene expression in male rats. Physiology & Behavior, 113464. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2021.113464

  • Bunney, P. E., Jones, M. B., Erickson, P. J., Head, M., Mavanji, V., Grace, M. K., & Kotz, C. M. (2020). Differential effects of the minor tobacco alkaloids nornicotine and anatabine on energy balance. Poster session presented at the meeting of Special Issue: Abstracts from the 38th Annual Meeting of the Obesity Society at Obesityweek® Interactive. Retrieved from

  • Head, M. A., Klockars, A., Olszewski, P. K., Voss, L. J., Sleigh, J. W., & Harvey, M. G. (2020). Analgesic effects of Ketamine versus its novel analogue, SN35210: Insights from tail-flick responses and brain activation in rats. In The Science of Consciousness Conference [Online]. Hosted by The University of Arizona.

  • Head, M. (2020). Oxytocin as a pharmacological tool to curb overeating: Exploring synergy with opioid receptor blockade. (PhD Thesis, University of Waikato, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216). Retrieved from

  • Jewett, D. C., Klockars, A., Smith, T. R., Brunton, C., Head, M. A., Tham, R. L., . . . Olszewski, P. K. (2019). Effects of opioid receptor ligands in rats trained to discriminate 22 from 2 hours of food deprivation suggest a lack of opioid involvement in eating for hunger. Behavioural Brain Research, 112369. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112369

  • Head, M. A., Jewett, D. C., Gartner, S. N., Klockars, A., Levine, A. S., & Olszewski, P. K. (2019). Effect of oxytocin on hunger discrimination. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 10(MAY). doi:10.3389/fendo.2019.00297

  • Head, M. (2017). Effect of novel ketamine-analogue R5 on brain activation and select behavioural parameters. (Master's Thesis, University of Waikato, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216). Retrieved from

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