Some of the recent publications that our researchers have been involved with include:


Barutchu A., Crewther SG, Fifer J.M., Shivdasani M.N., Innes-Brown H., Toohey S, Danaher J. and Paolini A.G. (2011) The Relationship between Multisensory Integration and IQ in Children. Develop. Psychol. 47(3): 877-85

Innes-Brown H. Barutchu A., Shivdasani M.N., Crewther D.B., Paolini A.G. (2011) Susceptibility to the flash-beep illusion is increased in children compared to adults. Develop. Sci. 14, 1089-99.

MacDonald L., Radler M., Paolini A.G.  and  Kent S. (2011) Calorie restriction attenuates LPS-induced sickness behaviour and shifts hypothalamic signalling pathways to an anti-inflammatory bias. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 301, R172-84. IF 3.28

Guccione L., Paolini A.G., Penman J. and Djourma E. (2012) The effects of calorie restriction on operant responding for alcohol. Behav. Brain Res. 230, 281-7. IF 3.391

Morgan S and Paolini A.G. (2012) Behavioural determination of stimulus pair discrimination of auditory acoustic and electrical stimuli using a classical conditioning and heart-rate approach.  J. Vis. Exp. (64), e3598, DOI: 10.3791/3598

Allitt B.J., Morgan S. Bell S., Nayagam D., Arhatari, B., Clark G.M. and Paolini A.G. (2012)  Midbrain responses to micro-stimulation of the cochlea using high density thin-film arrays. Hearing Research 287(1-2):30-42. IF 2.848

Arhatari B.D., Harris A.R., Paolini A.G., Peele A.G. (2012) Enhanced imaging for a thin film cochlear implant with metal artifacts using phase retrieval tomography. J. Appl. Phys. 111, 114904 IF 2.185

Mauger S.J., Shivdasani M.N., Rathbone G.D., Paolini A.G. (2012) An invivo investigation of inferior colliculus single neuron responses to cochlear nucleus pulse train stimulation. J. Neurophysiol. 108, 2999-3008 IF 3.30

Harris A.R., Morgan S.J., Chen J., Kapsa R.M.I., Wallace G.G. and Paolini  A.G. (2013) Conducting polymer coated neural recording electrodes. J. Neural. Eng. 10(1):016004 IF 3.415

Guccione L., Djourma E., Penman J. and Paolini A.G. (2013) Calorie restriction inhibits relapse behavior and preference for alcohol within a two bottle free choice paradigm in the alcohol preferring (iP) rat. Physiology and  Behaviour, 110-111, 34-41   IF 3.033

Allitt B.J., Benjaminsen C, Morgan S. and Paolini A.G. (2013) Intralaminar neural activation of the inferior colliculus facilitates frequency-specific activation in the auditory cortex. J. Neural. Eng. 10(4):046008. IF 3.415

Harris A.R., Morgan S.J., Wallace G.G and Paolini A.G. (2014) A Method for Systematic Electrochemical and Electrophysiological Evaluation of Neural Recording Electrodes. J Vis Exp. 85: doi: 10.3791/51084.

MacDonald L., Hazi A., Paolini A.G. and  Kent S. (2014) Calorie restriction dose-dependently abates lipopolysaccharide-induced fever, sickness behavior, and circulating interleukin-6 while increasing corticosterone. Brain Behav Immun 40:18-26 IF 6.128

Govic A., Bell V., Samuel A., Penman J., Paolini AG (2014) Calorie restriction and corticosterone elevation during lactation can each modulate adult male fear and anxiety-like behaviour.  Hormones and Behavior 66(4):591-601 IF 4.511

Govic A. and Paolini A.G. (2015) In vivo electrophysiological recordings in amygdala subnuclei reveal selective and distinct responses to a behaviorally identified predator odor. J. Neurophysiology, in press IF 3.30

Harris, A., Molino, P., Kapsa, R., Clark, GM.,  Paolini, AG. and Wallace, G. (2015) Correlation of Impedance and Effective Electrode Area of Doped PEDOT Modified Electrodes for Brain-Machine Interfaces. Analyst, 7;140(9): 3164-74  IF 3.906

Spencer MJ, Nayagam DA, Clarey JC, Paolini AG, Meffin H, Burkitt AN, Grayden DB. (2015) Broadband onset inhibition can suppress spectral splatter in the auditory brainstem.  PLoS One. 15;10(5):e0126500. IF 3.534

Barry KM., Paolini AG., Robertson D and Mulders WHAM (2015) Modulation of medial geniculate nucleus neuronal activity by electrical stimulation of the nucleus accembens. Neuroscience 12;308:1-

Govic A., Penman J, Tammer AH and Paolini AG (2016) Paternal calorie restriction prior to conception alters anxiety-like behavior of the adult rat progeny. Psychoneuroendochonology 64: 1-1

Allitt B. J. Harris, A.R., Morgan S.J., Clark, G. M. and Paolini, A.G. (2016) Neurophysiological responses to micro-electrode stimulation in the cochlea of deafened rats. Hearing Research 331:13-26 IF 2.8

Lee G., Zambetta F, Xiaodong L and Paolini AG (2016) Utilising Reinforcement Learning to Develop Strategies for Driving Auditory Neural Implants.  J. Neural Engineering 19; 13(4): 046027

Harris, A. R., Molino, P. J., Paolini, A. G. & Wallace, G. G. (2016). Effective area and charge density of chondroitin sulphate doped PEDOT modified electrodes. Electrochimica Acta, 197 99-106.

Harris, A. R., Hutchinson, R., Molino, P. J., Kapsa, R. M. I., Clark, G. M., Paolini, A. G. & Wallace, G. G. (2016). Correlation of impedance and effective electrode area of dextran sulfate doped PEDOT modified electrodes. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163 (7), H534-H540.

Harris, A., Molino, P., Kapsa, R., Clark, GM., Paolini, AG. and Wallace, G. (2015) Correction to Optical and Electrochemical Methods for Determining the Effective Area and Charge Density of Conducting Polymer Modified Electrodes for Neural Stimulation. Analytical Chemistry 87(22):11600 IF 5.825

Vaughan, D., Rayner, G., Tailby, C., Jackson, G.D. (2016). MRI-negative Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: a network disorder of neocortical connectivity. Neurology. Accepted: June 22nd, 2016.

Tailby, C., Masterton, R.A., Huang, J.Y., Jackson, G.D., & Abbott, D.F. (2015). Resting state functional connectivity changes induced by prior brain state are not network specific. NeuroImage. 106:428-440.

Pietersen, A., Cheong, S.K., Solomon, S.G., Tailby, C., & Martin, P.R. (2014). Temporal response properties of koniocellular (blue-on and blue-off) cells in marmoset lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology. 112(6):1421-1438.

Tailby, C., Weintrob, D.L., Saling, M.M., Fitzgerald, C. & Jackson, G.D. (2014). Reading difficulty is associated with failure to lateralize temporooccipital function. Epilepsia. 55(5):746-753.

Gharaei, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S.S., & Solomon, S.G. (2013). Texture-dependent motion signals in primate area MT. Journal of Physiology. 591(22):5671-5690.

Cheong, S.K., Tailby, C., Solomon, S.G. & Martin, P.R. (2013). Cortical-like receptive fields in the lateral geniculate nucleus of marmoset monkeys. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(16):6864-6876.

Wilson, S.J., Abbott, D.F., Tailby, C., Gentle, E.C., Merrett, D.L. & Jackson, G.D. (2013). Changes in singing performance and fMRI activation following right temporal lobe surgery. Cortex. 49(9):2512-2524.

Tailby, C., Fankhauser, J., Josev, E.K., Saling, M.M. & Jackson, G.D. (2013). Clinical foreign accent syndrome evolving into a multiplicity of accents. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 26(3):348-362.

Tailby, C., Cheong, S.K., Pietersen, A.N., Solomon, S.G. & Martin, P.R. (2012). Colour and pattern selectivity of receptive fields in superior colliculus of marmoset monkeys. Journal of Physiology. 590(16): 4061-77.

Solomon, S.S.*, Tailby, C.*, Ghareai, S., Camp, A.J., Bourne, J.A. & Solomon, S.G. (2011). Visual motion integration by neurons in the middle temporal (MT) area of a New World monkey, the marmoset. Journal of Physiology. 589(23): 5741-58.

* these authors contributed equally to this work

Dhruv, N.T., Tailby, C., Sokol, S.H. & Lennie, P. (2011). Multiple adaptable mechanisms early in the primate visual pathway. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(42): 15016-25.

Cheong, S.K., Tailby, C., Martin, P.R., Levitt, J.B., Solomon, S.G. (2011). Slow intrinsic rhythm in the koniocellular visual pathway*. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 108(35): 14659-63.

Camp, A.J., Cheong, S.K., Tailby, C., & Solomon, S.G. (2011). The impact of brief exposure to high contrast on the contrast response of neurons in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology. 106(3): 1310-21.


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