Computational Neuroscience

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Neuronal stochastic variability: Influences on spiking dynamics and network activity.

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Date Published: 2016

Type: Journal editorial

Reference: M. D. McDonnell, J. H. Goldwyn, and B. Lindner. Neuronal stochastic variability: Influences on spiking dynamics and network activity. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 10: Article Number 38, 2016.


Ion channel noise can explain firing correlation in auditory nerves

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Date Published: 2016

Type: Journal article

Reference: B. Moezzi, N. Iannella and M. D. McDonnell. Ion channel noise can explain firing correlation in auditory nerves. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 41:193-206, 2016.


A Kuramoto coupling of quasi-cycle oscillators with application to neural networks

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Date Published: 2016

Type: Journal article

Reference: P. E. Greenwood, M. D. McDonnell and L. M. Ward. A Kuramoto coupling of quasi-cycle oscillators with application to neural networks. Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics, 4:1–12, 2016.


Dynamics of gamma bursts in local field potentials.

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Date Published: 2015

Type: Journal article

Reference: P. E. Greenwood, M. D. McDonnell and L. M. Ward. Dynamics of gamma bursts in local field potentials. Neural Computation, 27:74-103, 2015.


A review of methods for identifying stochastic resonance in simulations of single neuron models

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Date Published: 2015

Type: Journal article

Reference: M. D. McDonnell, N. Iannella, M.-S. To, H. C. Tuckwell, J. Jost, B. S. Gutkin and L. M. Ward. A review of methods for identifying stochastic resonance in simulations of single neuron models. Network: Computation in Neural Systems, 26: 35-71, 2015.


Stochastic information transfer from cochlear implant electrodes to auditory nerve fibers.

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Date Published: 2014

Type: Journal article

Reference: X. Gao, D. B. Grayden and M. D. McDonnell. Stochastic information transfer from cochlear implant electrodes to auditory nerve fibers. Physical Review E, 90:022722, 2014.


Modelling the influence of short term depression in vesicle release and stochastic calcium channel gating on auditory nerve spontaneous firing statistics

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Date Published: 2014

Type: Journal article

Reference: B. Moezzi, N. Iannella and M. D. McDonnell. Modelling the influence of short term depression in vesicle release and stochastic calcium channel gating on auditory nerve spontaneous firing statistics. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 8: Article Number 163, 2014.


A unified account of perceptual layering and surface appearance in terms of gamut relativity

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Date Published: 2014

Type: Journal article

Reference: T. Vladusich and M. D. McDonnell. A unified account of perceptual layering and surface appearance in terms of gamut relativity. PLOS One, 9: Article Number e113159, 2014.


Small modifications to network topology can induce stochastic bistable spiking dynamics in a balanced cortical model

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Date Published: 2014

Type: Journal article

Reference: M. D. McDonnell and L. M. Ward. Small modifications to network topology can induce stochastic bistable spiking dynamics in a balanced cortical model. PLOS One, 9: Article Number e88254, 2014.


Inferring the dynamic range of electrode current by using an information theoretic model of cochlear implant stimulation

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Date Published: 2014

Type: Refereed conference paper

Reference: X. Gao, D. B. Grayden and M. D. McDonnell. Inferring the dynamic range of electrode current by using an information theoretic model of cochlear implant stimulation. In Proc. IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2-5 November 2014, pp 347-351, 2014.


Using convex optimisation to compute channel capacity in a channel model of cochlear implant stimulation

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Date Published: 2014

Type: Refereed conference paper

Reference: X. Gao and D. B. Grayden and M. D. McDonnell. Using convex optimisation to compute channel capacity in a channel model of cochlear implant stimulation. In Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT). Honolulu, July, 2014, pp 2919-2923.


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Reference: B. A. Schmerl and M. D. McDonnell. Channel-noise-induced stochastic facilitation in an auditory brainstem neuron model. Physical Review E, 88: Article Number 052722, 2013.


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Reference: M. D. McDonnell, A. Mohan and C. Stricker. Mathematical analysis and algorithms for efficiently and accurately implementing stochastic simulations of short-term synaptic depression and facilitation. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7:Article Number 58, 2013.


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Reference: A. Mohan, M. D. McDonnell and C. Stricker. Interaction of short-term depression and firing dynamics in shaping single neuron encoding. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7:Article Number 41, 2013.


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Reference: L. Kostal, P. Lansky and M. D. McDonnell. Metabolic cost of neuronal information in an empirical stimulus-response model. Biological Cybernetics, 107:355–365, 2013.


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Type: Refereed conference paper

Reference: M. D. McDonnell and L. M. Ward. Identifying positive roles for endogenous stochastic noise during computation in neural systems. In Proc. 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Osaka, Japan, 3 - 7 July 2013, pp. 5232–5235.


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Reference: X. Gao and D. B. Grayden and M. D. McDonnell. Information theoretic optimization of cochlear implant electrode usage probabilities. In Proc. 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Osaka, Japan, 3 - 7 July 2013, pp 5974–5977.


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Reference: M. D. McDonnell, A. Mohan, C. Stricker and L. M. Ward. Input-rate modulation of gamma oscillations is sensitive to network topology, delays and short-term plasticity. Brain Research 1434:162–177, 2012.


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Reference: M. D. McDonnell. Distributed bandpass filtering and signal demodulation in cortical network models. In Proc. International Conference on Theory and Applications in Nonlinear Dynamics, Seattle, USA, 26 - 30 August 2012.


Information theoretic inference of the optimal number of electrodes for future cochlear implants using a spiral cochlea model

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Reference: A. S. Moroz, M. D. McDonnell, A. N. Burkitt, D. B. Grayden and H. Meffin. Information theoretic inference of the optimal number of electrodes for future cochlear implants using a spiral cochlea model. In Proc. 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, San Diego, California USA, 28 Aug - 1 Sept, 2012, pp. 2965-68.


The benefits of noise in neural systems: bridging theory and experiment

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Reference: M. D. McDonnell and L. M. Ward. The benefits of noise in neural systems: bridging theory and experiment. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 12:415–426, 2011.


An introductory review of information theory in the context of computational neuroscience

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Date Published: 2011

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Reference: M. D. McDonnell, S. Ikeda and J. Manton. An introductory review of information theory in the context of computational neuroscience. Biological Cybernetics 105:55–70, 2011.


A channel model for inferring the optimal number of electrodes for future cochlear implants

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Date Published: 2010

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Reference: M. D. McDonnell, A. N. Burkitt, D. B. Grayden, H. Meffin and A. J. Grant. A channel model for inferring the optimal number of electrodes for future cochlear implants. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 56:928–940, 2010.


Neural population coding is optimized by discrete tuning curves

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Date Published: 2009

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Reference: A. P. Nikitin, N. G. Stocks, R. P. Morse and M. D. McDonnell. Neural population coding is optimized by discrete tuning curves. Physical Review Letters 103: Article Number 138101, 2009.


The role of stochasticity in an information-optimal neural population code

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Date Published: 2009

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Reference: N. G. Stocks, A. P. Nikitin, M. D. McDonnell and R. P. Morse. The role of stochasticity in an information-optimal neural population code. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 197: Article Number 012015, 2009.


Maximally informative stimuli and tuning curves for sigmoidal rate-coding neurons and populations

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Date Published: 2008

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Reference: M. D. McDonnell and N. G. Stocks. Maximally informative stimuli and tuning curves for sigmoidal rate-coding neurons and populations. Physical Review Letters 101: Article Number 058103, 2008.