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Over 500 students have successfully completed the MSc in Neuroscience (first year of the doctoral programme) and more than 230 full papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals by students from their MSc lab rotations, and a further 500 from the DPhil projects. Below are some research highlights arising from the lab rotations carried out as part of the MSc and Wellcome Trust four year doctoral programme.

Selected publications

Atilgan H, Doody M, Oliver DK, McGrath TM, Shelton AM, Echeverria-Altuna I, et al. (2022) Human lesions and animal studies link the claustrum to perception, salience, sleep and pain. Brain 145(5):1610-23.

Bredemeyer O, Patel S, FitzGerald JJ, Antoniades CA (2022). Oculomotor deficits in Parkinson's disease: Increasing sensitivity using multivariate approaches. Front Digit Health. 4: 939677.

Eichert N, Verhagen L, Folloni D, Jbabdi S, Khrapitchev AA, Sibson NR, et al.(2019) What is special about the human arcuate fasciculus? Lateralization, projections, and expansion. Cortex.118:107-15.

Sheikh AS, Harper NS, Drefs J, Singer Y, Dai Z, Turner RE, et al. (2019) STRFs in primary auditory cortex emerge from masking-based statistics of natural sounds. PLoS Comput Biol. 15(1):e1006595.

Koolschijn RS, Emir UE, Pantelides AC, Nili H, Behrens TEJ, Barron HC. (2019) The Hippocampus and Neocortical Inhibitory Engrams Protect against Memory Interference. Neuron. 101(3):528-41 e6.

Dafinca, R., J. Scaber, N. Ababneh, T. Lalic, G. Weir, H. Christian, J. Vowles, A. G. Douglas, A. Fletcher-Jones, C. Browne, M. Nakanishi, M. R. Turner, R. Wade-Martins, S. A. Cowley and K. Talbot (2016). "C9orf72 Hexanucleotide Expansions Are Associated with Altered Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Homeostasis and Stress Granule Formation in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neurons from Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia." Stem Cells 34(8): 2063-2078.

Yang, Z., P. Haslehurst, S. Scott, N. Emptage and K. Dholakia (2016). "A compact light-sheet microscope for the study of the mammalian central nervous system." Sci Rep 6: 26317.

Schiffer, A. M., T. Muller, N. Yeung and F. Waszak (2014). "Reward activates stimulus-specific and task-dependent representations in visual association cortices." J Neurosci 34(47): 15610-15620.

Waddell, S., O. Barnstedt and C. Treiber (2014). "Neural transposition in the Drosophila brain: is it all bad news?" Adv Genet 86: 65-92.

Mottonen R, Dutton R, Watkins KE (2013) Auditory-motor processing of speech sounds. Cereb Cortex 23:1190-1197.

Wyart V, de Gardelle V, Scholl J, Summerfield C (2012) Rhythmic fluctuations in evidence accumulation during decision making in the human brain. Neuron 76:847-858.

McCabe C, Woffindale C, Harmer CJ, Cowen PJ (2012) Neural processing of reward and punishment in young people at increased familial risk of depression. Biol Psychiatry 72:588-594.

Shipton OA, Leitz JR, Dworzak J, Acton CE, Tunbridge EM, Denk F, Dawson HN, Vitek MP, Wade-Martins R, Paulsen O, Vargas-Caballero M (2011) Tau protein is required for amyloid beta-induced impairment of hippocampal long term potentiation. J Neuroscience 31:1688-1692.

Huang M, Bridge H, Kemp MJ, Parker AJ (2011) Human cortical activity evoked by the assignment of authenticity when viewing works of art. Front Hum Neurosci 5:134.

Chance, S. A., Clover, L., Cousijn, H., Currah, L., Pettingill, R., Esiri, M. M.(2011) Microanatomical correlates of cognitive ability and decline: normal ageing, MCI, and Alzheimer's disease. Cereb Cortex 21: 1870-1878.

van Rheede JJ, Kennard C, Hicks SL (2010) Simulating prosthetic vision: Optimizing the information content of a limited visual display. J Vis  10:32, 1-15.

Scholz J, Klein MC, Behrens TE, Johansen-Berg H (2009) Training induces changes in white-matter architecture. Nat Neurosci 12:1370-1371.

Rudebeck SR, Scholz J, Millington R, Rohenkohl G, Johansen-Berg H, Lee AC (2009) Fornix microstructure correlates with recollection but not familiarity memory. J Neurosci 29: 14987-14992.

Behrens TE, Hunt LT, Woolrich MW, Rushworth MF (2008) Associative learning of social value. Nature 456:245-249.

Bannerman DM, Niewoehner B, Lyon L, Romberg C, Schmitt WB, Taylor A, Sanderson DJ, Cottam J, Sprengel R, Seeburg PH, Kohr G, Rawlins JN (2008) NMDA receptor subunit NR2A is required for rapidly acquired spatial working memory but not incremental spatial reference memory. J Neurosci 28:3623-3630.

Schweinhardt P, Kalk N, Wartolowska K, Chessell I, Wordsworth P, Tracey I (2008) Investigation into the neural correlates of emotional augmentation of clinical pain. NeuroImage 40:759-766.

O'Shea J, Johansen-Berg H, Trief D, Gobel S, Rushworth, M (2007) Functionally specific re-organisation in human premotor cortex Neuron 54: 479-490.

Devlin JT, Jamison HL, Gonnerman LM, Matthews PM (2004) Morphology and the internal structure of words. Proc Natl Acad Sci 101: 14984-14988.

Akerman CJ, Grubb MS, Thompson ID (2004) Spatial and temporal properties of visual responses in the thalamus of the developing ferret. J Neurosci 24:170-182.

Skaliora I, Doubell TP, Holmes NP, Nodal FR, King AJ (2004) Functional topography of converging visual and auditory inputs to neurons in the rat superior colliculus. J Neurophysiol 92:2933-2946.

Behrens TE, Johansen-Berg H, Woolrich MW, Smith SM, Wheeler-Kingshott CA, Boulby PA, Barker GJ, Sillery EL, Sheehan K, Ciccarelli O, Thompson AJ, Brady JM, Matthews PM (2003) Non-invasive mapping of connections between human thalamus and cortex using diffusion imaging, Nat Neurosci 6:750-757.