Research Outputs by Neural Dynamics Students

Ito, H., Sales, A.C., Fry, C.H., Kanai, A.J., Drake, M.J., &amp Pickering, A.E. (2019) Corticotrophin-Releasing Hormone neurons of Barrington’s nucleus: Probabilistic, spinally-gated control of bladder pressure and micturition.


Neumann, S., Milano, E.G., Bucciarelli-Ducci, C. &amp Biglino G. (2019) Imaging the carotid atherosclerotic plaque Vascular Biology

 Piotrowska, D.G., Mediavilla, L., Cuarental, L., Głowacka, I.E., Marco-Contelles, J., Hadjipavlou-Litina, D., López-Muñoz, F. &amp Jesús Oset-Gasque, M. (2019) Synthesis and Neuroprotective Properties of N-Substituted C-Dialkoxyphosphorylated Nitrones, ACS Omega, 4(5) pp. 8581-8587.

Curran, J.A., Buhl, E., Tsaneva-Atanasova, K., & Hodge, J. J. L. (2019). Age-dependent changes in clock neuron structural plasticity and excitability are associated with a decrease in circadian output behaviour and sleep. Neurobiology of Aging, 77 pp. 158–168.

 Grogan, J.P., Isotalus, H.K., Howat, A., Irigoras Izagirre, N., Knight, L.E. & Coulthard, E.J. (2019). Levodopa does not affect expression of reinforcement learning in older adults. Scientific Reports, 9:6349.

Brzezicki, M. A., Kobetić, M.D., Neumann, S. & Pennington, C., 2019. Diagnostic accuracy of frontotemporal dementia. An artificial intelligence-powered study of symptoms, imaging and clinical judgement. Advances in Medical Sciences. 64(2) pp. 292-302.

Olenik, M. & Houghton, C., 2019. A scalar Poincaré map for struggling in Xenopus tadpoles. bioRxiv p 540971.

Hayat H., Regev N., Matosevich N., Sales A., Paredes-Rodriguez E., Krom A.J., Bergman L., Li Y., Lavigne M., Kremer E.J., Yizhar O., Pickering A.E. & Nir Y., 2019. Locus-coeruleus norepinephrine activity gates sensory-evoked awakenings from sleep. bioRxiv p 539502.

Hudd, F., Shiel, A., Harris, M., Bowdler, P., Wood, B., Tsivos, D., Wearn, A., Knight, M., Kauppinen, R., Coulthard, E., White, P., & Conway, M.E., 2019. Novel blood biomarkers that correlate with cognitive performance and hippocampal volumetry– potential for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. (To appear Journal of Alzheimer's Disease).

Sales, A.C., Friston, K.J., Jones, M.W., Pickering, A.E. and Moran, R.J., 2019. Locus Coeruleus tracking of prediction errors optimises cognitive flexibility: An Active Inference model. PLOS Computational Biology, 15(1), p.e1006267. Code (

 Barlow, R.L., Gorges, M., Wearn, A., Niessen, H.G., Kassubek, J., Dalley, J.W. and Pekcec, A., 2018. Ventral striatal D2/3 receptor availability is associated with impulsive choice behavior as well aslimbic corticostriatal connectivity. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. 21(7), pp.705–715.

Boero, G., Pisu, M.G., Biggio, F., Muredda, L., Carta, G., Banni, S., Paci, E., Follesa, P., Concas, A., Porcu, P. and Serra, M., 2018. Impaired glucocorticoid-mediated HPA axis negative feedback induced by juvenile social isolation in male rats. Neuropharmacology, 133, pp.242-253.

Corenthy, L., Giordano, M., Hayden, R., Griffiths, D., Jeffrey, C., Limerick, H., Georgiou, O., Carter, T., Müller, J. and Subramanian, S., 2018, April. Touchless Tactile Displays for Digital Signage: Mid-air Haptics meets Large Screens. In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. D103). ACM.

Dewari, P.S., Southgate, B., Mccarten, K., Monogarov, G., O'Duibhir, E., Quinn, N., Tyrer, A., Leitner, M.C., Plumb, C., Kalantzaki, M. and Blin, C., 2018. An efficient and scalable pipeline for epitope tagging in mammalian stem cells using Cas9 ribonucleoprotein. eLife, 7, p.e35069.

Grogan, J.P., Knight, L.E., Smith, L., Izagirre, N.I., Howat, A., Knight, B.E., Bickerton, A., Isotalus, H.K. and Coulthard, E.J., 2018. Effects of Parkinson's disease and dopamine on digit span measures of working memory. Psychopharmacology, 235(12), pp.3443-3450.

Kalafatakis, K., Russell, G.M., Harmer, C.J., Munafo, M.R., Marchant, N., Wilson, A., Brooks, J.C., Durant, C., Thakrar, J., Murphy, P. and Thai, N.J., 2018. Ultradian rhythmicity of plasma cortisol is necessary for normal emotional and cognitive responses in man. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(17), pp.E4091-E4100.

Kirchhoff, M., Parr, T., Palacios, E., Friston, K. and Kiverstein, J., 2018. The Markov blankets of life: autonomy, active inference and the free energy principle. Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 15(138), p.20170792.

Knight, M.J., Wearn, A., Coulthard, E. and Kauppinen, R.A., 2018. T2 Relaxometry and Diffusion Tensor Indices of the Hippocampus and Entorhinal Cortex Improve Sensitivity and Specificity of MRI to Detect Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease Dementia. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Neumann, S., Sophocleous, F., Kobetic, M.D., Hart, E.C., Nightingale, A.K., Parker, K.H., Hamilton, M.K. and Biglino, G., 2018. Wave intensity analysis in the internal carotid artery of hypertensive subjects using phase-contrast MR angiography and preliminary assessment of the effect of vessel morphology on wave dynamics. Physiological Measurement, 39(10), p.104003

Oliva, V., Cartoni, E., Latagliata, E.C., Puglisi-Allegra, S. and Baldassarre, G., 2018. Interplay of prefrontal cortex and amygdala during extinction of drug seeking. Brain Structure and Function, pp.1-19.

Dunham, J., Sales, A. and Pickering, T, 2018. Ultrasound-guided, open-source microneurography: Approaches to improve recordings from peripheral nerves in man. Clinical Neurophysiology, 129(11), pp.2475-2481.

Slaney, C.L., Hales, C.A. and Robinson, E.S., 2018. Rat models of reward deficits in psychiatric disorders. Current opinion in behavioral sciences, 22, pp.136-142.

Slaney, C., Hinchcliffe, J.K. and Robinson, E.S., 2018. Translational shifts in preclinical models of depression: implications for biomarkers for improved treatments. Curr Top Behav Neurosci.

Aylward, J., Hales, C., Robinson, E. and Robinson, O.J., 2017. Back-translating a rodent measure of negative bias into humans: The impact of induced anxiety and unmedicated mood and anxiety disorders. bioRxiv, p.143453.

Betterton, R.T., Broad, L.M., Tsaneva-Atanasova, K. and Mellor, J.R., 2017. Acetylcholine modulates gamma frequency oscillations in the hippocampus by activation of muscarinic M1 receptors. European Journal of Neuroscience, 45(12), pp.1570-1585.

Boven, E. and Giugliano, M., 2017. Correlating calcium dynamics with network activity in an in vitro model of a cortical microcircuitry. Front. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: 12th National Congress of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience.

Brzezicki, M.A., Kobetić, M.D. and Neumann, S., 2017. Frideswide-An artificial intelligence deep learning algorithm for audits and quality improvement in the neurosurgical practice. International Journal of Surgery, 43, pp.56-57.

Burroughs, A., Wise, A.K., Xiao, J., Houghton, C., Tang, T., Suh, C.Y., Lang, E.J., Apps, R. and Cerminara, N.L., 2017. The dynamic relationship between cerebellar Purkinje cell simple spikes and the spikelet number of complex spikes. The Journal of Physiology, 595(1), pp.283-299.

Grogan, J.P., Tsivos, D., Smith, L., Knight, B.E., Bogacz, R., Whone, A. and Coulthard, E.J., 2017. Effects of dopamine on reinforcement learning and consolidation in Parkinson's disease. eLife, 6, p.e26801.

Hales, C.A., Houghton, C.J. and Robinson, E.S., 2017. Behavioural and computational methods reveal differential effects for how delayed and rapid onset antidepressants effect decision making in rats. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 27(12), pp.1268-1280.

Haley, M.J., Krishnan, S., Burrows, D., de Hoog, L., Thakrar, J., Schiessl, I., Allan, S.M. and Lawrence, C.B., 2017. Acute high-fat feeding leads to disruptions in glucose homeostasis and worsens stroke outcome. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, p.0271678X17744718.

Harland, B., Grieves, R.M., Bett, D., Stentiford, R., Wood, E.R. and Dudchenko, P.A., 2017. Lesions of the head direction cell system increase hippocampal place field repetition. Current Biology, 27(17), pp.2706-2712.

Julienne, H., Buhl, E., Leslie, D.S. and Hodge, J.J., 2017. Drosophila PINK1 and parkin loss-of-function mutants display a range of non-motor Parkinson's disease phenotypes. Neurobiology of Disease, 104, pp.15-23.

Latagliata, E.C., Lo Iacono, L., Chiacchierini, G., Sancandi, M., Rava, A., Oliva, V. and Puglisi-Allegra, S., 2017. Single Prazosin Infusion in Prelimbic Cortex Fosters Extinction of Amphetamine-Induced Conditioned Place Preference. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, p.530.

Neumann, S., Hamilton, M.C.K., Paton, J.F.R., Nightingale, A., Brooks, J.C.W., Hart, E.C. and Biglino, G. (2017) Non-invasive wave intensity analysis in the aorta and internal carotid using phase-contrast MR angiography: The effect of hypertension Artery Research 20: 51

Palacios, E.R., Razi, A., Parr, T., Kirchhoff, M. and Friston, K., 2017. Biological Self-organisation and Markov blankets. BioRxiv, p.227181.

Prince, L.Y., Tsaneva-Atanasova, K., Clopath, C. and Mellor, J.R., 2017. Acetylcholine reconfigures hippocampal circuits to enable rapid formation of overlapping memory ensembles. bioRxiv, p.201699.

Reul, J.M.H.M., Kennedy, C.L.M., Salatino, S., Sharma, E., Engledow, S., Lockstone, H. and Mifsud, K.R., 2017. Glucocorticoid action in the brain: novel findings at the neuronal genome level. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 27, p.S554.

Savchenko, E., Singh, Y., Konttinen, H., Lejavova, K., Santos, L.M., Grubman, A., Kärkkäinen, V., Keksa-Goldsteine, V., Naumenko, N., Tavi, P. and White, A.R., 2017. Loss of Cln5 causes altered neurogenesis in a mouse model of a childhood neurodegenerative disorder. Disease models & mechanisms, 10(9), pp.1089-1100.

Simola, N., Paci, E., Serra, M., Costa, G. and Morelli, M., 2017. Modulation of rat 50-kHz ultrasonic vocalizations by glucocorticoid signaling: possible relevance to reward and motivation. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 21(1), pp.73-83.

Tang, T., Xiao, J., Suh, C.Y., Burroughs, A., Cerminara, N.L., Jia, L., Marshall, S.P., Wise, A.K., Apps, R., Sugihara, I. and Lang, E.J., 2017. Heterogeneity of Purkinje cell simple spike–complex spike interactions: zebrin‐and non‐zebrin‐related variations. The Journal of physiology, 595(15), pp.5341-5357.

Hales, C.A., Robinson, E.S. and Houghton, C.J., 2016. Diffusion modelling reveals the decision making processes underlying negative judgement bias in rats. PLoS One, 11(3), p.e0152592.

Atherton, L.A., Prince, L.Y. and Tsaneva-Atanasova, K., 2016. Bifurcation analysis of a two-compartment hippocampal pyramidal cell model. Journal of computational neuroscience, 41(1), pp.91-106.

Neumann, S., Szantho G., Hart, E.C., Manghat, N.E., Turner M.S. and Hamilton, M.C.K., 2016 Ventricular volume and arterial flow during preload reduction: an MRI study. Artery Research 16: 69

Pisu, M.G., Garau, A., Boero, G., Biggio, F., Pibiri, V., Dore, R., Locci, V., Paci, E., Porcu, P. and Serra, M., 2016. Sex differences in the outcome of juvenile social isolation on HPA axis function in rats. Neuroscience, 320, pp.172-182.

Prince, L.Y., Bacon, T.J., Tigaret, C.M. and Mellor, J.R., 2016. Neuromodulation of the feedforward dentate gyrus-CA3 microcircuit. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience, 8, p.32.

Roscow, E., Kent, C., Leonards, U. and Lepora, N.F., 2016, July. Discrimination-based perception for robot touch. In Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems (pp. 498-502). Springer, Cham.

Warnert, E.A., Rodrigues, J.C., Burchell, A.E., Neumann, S., Ratcliffe, L.E., Manghat, N.E., Harris, A.D., Adams, Z., Nightingale, A.K., Wise, R.G., Paton, J.F. and Hart, E.C., 2016. Is high blood pressure self-protection for the brain?. Circulation research, 119(12), pp.e140-e151.

Banks, P.J., Burroughs, A.C., Barker, G.R.I., Brown, J.T., Warburton, E.C. and Bashir, Z.I., 2015. Disruption of hippocampal-prefrontal cortex activity by dopamine D2R-dependent LTD of NMDAR transmission. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(35), pp.11096-11101.

Berthaut, F., Coyle, D., Moore, J.W. and Limerick, H., 2015, June. Liveness through the lens of agency and causality. In The 15th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 31 May-3 June, 2015, Louisiana State University, USA.

Grogan, J., Bogacz, R., Tsivos, D., Whone, A. and Coulthard, E., 2015. Dopamine and consolidation of episodic memory: timing is everything. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 27(10), pp.2035-2050.

Limerick, H., Moore, J.W. and Coyle, D., 2015, April. Empirical evidence for a diminished sense of agency in speech interfaces. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 3967-3970). ACM.

Limerick, H., Moore, J.W. and Coyle, D., 2015, October. Symbiotic Interaction and the Experience of Agency. In International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction (pp. 99-104). Springer, Cham.

Hales, C.A., Stuart, S.A., Anderson, M.H. and Robinson, E.S., 2014. Modelling cognitive affective biases in major depressive disorder using rodents. British journal of pharmacology, 171(20), pp.4524-4538.

Jahans-Price, T., Gorochowski, T.E., Wilson, M.A., Jones, M.W. and Bogacz, R., 2014. Computational modeling and analysis of hippocampal-prefrontal information coding during a spatial decision-making task. Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 8, p.62.

Lees, E.K., Król, E., Grant, L., Shearer, K., Wyse, C., Moncur, E., Bykowska, A.S., Mody, N., Gettys, T.W. and Delibegovic, M., 2014. Methionine restriction restores a younger metabolic phenotype in adult mice with alterations in fibroblast growth factor 21. Aging cell, 13(5), pp.817-827.

Limerick, H., Coyle, D. and Moore, J.W., 2014. The experience of agency in human-computer interactions: a review. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8, p.643.

Raco, V., Bauer, R., Olenik, M., Brkic, D. and Gharabaghi, A., 2014. Neurosensory effects of transcranial alternating current stimulation. Brain stimulation, 7(6), pp.823-831.

Xiao, J., Cerminara, N.L., Kotsurovskyy, Y., Aoki, H., Burroughs, A., Wise, A.K., Luo, Y., Marshall, S.P., Sugihara, I., Apps, R. and Lang, E.J., 2014. Systematic regional variations in Purkinje cell spiking patterns. PloS one, 9(8), p.e105633.

Julienne, H. and Houghton, C., 2013. A simple algorithm for averaging spike trains. The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, 3(1), p.3.

Rothkirch, M., Ostendorf, F., Sax, A.L., and Sterzer, P., 2013. The influence of motivational salience on saccade latencies. Exp Brain Res 224, p.35.

Jefferies, E., Grogan, J., Mapelli, C. and Isella, V., 2012. Paced reading in semantic dementia: Word knowledge contributes to phoneme binding in rapid speech production. Neuropsychologia, 50(5), pp.723-732.

Neugebauer, N.M., Henehan, R.M., Hales, C.A. and Picciotto, M.R., 2011. Mice lacking the galanin gene show decreased sensitivity to nicotine conditioned place preference. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 98(1), pp.87-93.

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