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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Terry PowleyTerry Powley

Distinguished Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Peirce Hall, Room 165

E-mail: powleytl@psych.purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-6269



Degree: Ph.D. Wisconsin, 1970

Research Interests:

My interests are focused on mapping and analyzing the nerve circuits in the brain and the body that control food intake.

Recent Publications:

Powley, T.L., Spaulding, R.A., and Haglof, S.A. Vagal afferent innervations of the proximal gastrointestinal tract mucosa: Chemoreceptor and mechanoreceptor architecture. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 519: 644-660; [(2010), DOI: 10.1002/cne.22541].

Powley, T. L., & Phillips, R. J.  (2011) Vagal intramuscular array afferents form complexes with interstitial cells of Cajal in gastrointestinal smooth muscle:  Analogues of spindle organs?  Neuroscience, 186: 188-200.  doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2011.04.036

Powley, T. L., Spaulding, R. A., & Haglof, S. A. (2011)  Vagal afferent innervation of the proximal gastrointestinal tract mucosa:  Chemoreceptor and mechanoreceptor architecture.  Journal of Comparative Neurology, 519:  644-660.  doi:  10.1002/cne.22541

Schier, L. A., Davidson, T. L., & Powley, T. L.  (2011) Ongoing ingestive behavior is rapidly suppressed by a preabsorptive, intestinal “bitter taste” cue.  American Journal of Physiology, 301: R1557-R1568.  doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00344.2011

Phillips, R.J. and T.L. Powley (2012) Macrophages associated with the intrinsic and extrinsic autonomic innervations of the rat gastrointestinal tract. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 169:12-27.

Powley, T.L., J.M. Gilbert, E.A. Baronowsky, C.N. Billingsley, F.N. Martin, and R.J. Phillips (2012) Vagal sensory innervation of the gastric sling muscle and antral wall: implications for gastro-esophageal reflux disease? Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 24:e526-e537.

Schier, L. A., Davidson, T. L., & Powley, T. L. (2012). Rapid stimulus-bound suppression of intake in response to an intraduodenal non-nutritive sweetenerafter training with nutritive sugars predicting malaise. American Journal of Physiology, 302, R1351-R1363. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00702.2011

Phillips, R. J., & Powley, T. L. (2012). Macrophages associated with the intrinsic and extrinsic autonomic innervation of the rat gastrointestinal tract. AutonomicNeuroscience: Basic & Clinical, 169, 12-27. doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2012.02.004

Powley, T. L., Gilbert, J. M., Baronowsky, E. A., Billingsley, C. N., Martin, F. N.,& Phillips, R. J. (2012). Vagal sensory innervation of gastric sling muscle and antral wall: Implications for gastro-esophageal reflux disease? Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 24, e526-e537. doi: 10:1111/nmo.12003

Powley, T. L., Baronowsky, E.A., Gilbert, J.M., Hudson,C.N., Martin, F.N., Mason, J.K., McAdams, J.L., and Phillips, R.J.  Vagal afferent innervation of the lower esophageal sphincter.  Autonomic Neuroscience:  Basic and Clinical, (2013), 177: 129-142.  [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2013.03.008]

Phillips, R.J., Hudson, C.N., and Powley, T. L.  Sympathetic axonopathies and hyperinnervation in the small intestine smooth muscle of aged Fisher 344 rats.  Autonomic Neuroscience:  Basic and Clinical, (2013), 179: 108-121. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/jautneu.2013.09.002]

Phillips, R.J., Martin, F.N., Billingsley, C.N., and Powley, T. L.  Alpha-synuclein expression patterns in the colonic submucosal plexus of the aging Fischer 344 rat:  Implications for biopsies in aging and neurodegenerative disorders?  Neurogastroenterology and Motility, (2013) 25: e621-e633, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nmo.12176]

Powley, T. L., Mittal, R.K., Baronowsky, E.A., Hudson, C.N., Martin, F.N., McAdams, J.L., Mason, J.K., and Phillips, R.J.  Architecture of vagal motor units controlling striated muscle of esophagus:  Peripheral elements patterning peristalsis?  Autonomic Neuroscience:  Basic and Clinical, (2013), 179: 90-98.  [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2013.08.069]

Powley, T. L.  Central control of autonomic functions:  The organization of the autonomic nervous system.  In Fundamental Neuroscience, Fourth Edition, (L.R. Squire, D. Berg, F.E. Bloom, S. du Lac, A. Ghosh, and N.C. Spitzer, Eds.).  San Diego:  Academic Press, 2013, pp.  729-747.  

Powley, T. L., Hudson, C.N., McAdams, J.L., Baronowsky, E.A., Martin, F.N., Mason, J.K., and Phillips, R.J.  (2014) Organization of vagal afferents in pylorus:  Mechanoreceptors arrayed for high sensitivity and fine spatial resolution?  Autonomic Neuroscience:  Basic and Clinical, 183: 36-48.