F A C U L T Y P R O F I L E
ABBOTT, LAURENCE F. PH.D.
Mathematical modeling and analysis of neurons and neural networks.
Office: Kolb Research Annex| 7th floor | Room 759
My research involves the mathematical modeling and analysis of neurons and neural networks. Analytic techniques and computer simulation are used to study how different conductances contribute to the electrical characteristics of a neuron, how neurons interact to produce functioning neural circuits, and how large populations of neurons represent, store, and process information.
Abbott, L.F., and Luo, S.X. 2007. A Step Toward Optimal Coding in Olfaction (news and views). Nature Neurosci. 10:1342-1343.
Abbott, L.F, and Rohrkempter, R. 2007. A Simple Growth Model Constructs Critical Avalanche Networks. Prog. Brain Res. 165:13-19.
Rumsey, C., and Abbott, L.F. 2006. Synaptic Democracy in Active Dendrites. J. Neurophys. 96:2307-2318.
Rajan, K., and Abbott, L.F. 2006. Eigenvalue Spectra of Random Matrices for Neural Networks. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:188104.
Swinehard, C., and Abbott, L.F. 2006. Dimensional Reduction in Reward- Based Learning. Network: Comp. Neural Sys. 17:235-252.
Billimoria, C.P., DiCaprio, R.A., Birmingham, J.T., Abbott, L.F. and Marder, E. 2006. Neuromodulation of spike timing precision in sensory neurons. J. Neurosci. 26:5910-5919.
Drew, P.J. and Abbott, L.F. 2006. Extending the Effects of STDP to Behavioral Timescales. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103:8876-8881.
Drew, P.J. and Abbott, L.F. 2006. Models and Properties of Power-Law Adaptation in Neural Systems. J. Neurophysiol. 96:826-833.
Rumsey, C. and Abbott, L.F. 2006. Synaptic Democracy in Active Dendrites. J. Neurophys. doi:10.1152/jn.00149.
Swinehard, C. and Abbott, L.F. 2006. Dimensional Reduction in Reward-Based Learning. Network: Comp. Neural Sys. (3):235-52.
Swinehart, C., and Abbott, L.F. 2005. Supervised Learning Through Neuronal Response Modulation. Neural Computation 17:609-631.
Fusi, S., Drew, P., and Abbott, L.F. 2005. Cascade Models of Synaptically Stored Memories. Neuron 45:599-611.
Vogels, T.P., Rajan, K., and Abbott, L.F. 2005. Neural Network Dynamics. Annu. Rev. Neurosci. 28:357-376.
Vogels, T.P. and Abbott, L.F. 2005. Signal Propagation in Networks of Integrate-and-Fire Neurons. J. Neurosci.
Rumsey, C., and Abbott, L.F. 2004. Equalization of Synaptic Efficacy by Activity - and Timing-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity. J. Neurophysiol. 91:2273-2280.
Prinz, A.A., Abbott, L.F., and Marder, E. 2004. The Dynamic Clamp Comes of Age. Trends in Neurosci 27:218-224.
Abbott, L.F., and Regehr, W. 2004. Synaptic Computation. Nature 431:796-803.