Duane Nykamp, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, School of Mathematics

E-MAIL: nykamp@umn.edu

WEBSITE: http://www.math.umn.edu/~nykamp/

Research Interests:

Mathematical Neuroscience

  • Developing methods to characterize biological neural networks through analysis of single and multiple neuron recordings
  • Modeling the neural networks of the primary visual cortex
  • Developing efficient methods for neural network simulation

Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

Wimmer K, Nykamp DQ, Constantinidis C, Compte A. Bump attractor dynamics in prefrontal cortex explains behavioral precision in spatial working memory. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Mar;17(3):431-9.

Day NF, Terleski KL, Nykamp DQ, Nick TA. Directed functional connectivity matures with motor learning in a cortical pattern generator. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Feb;109(4):913-23.

Zhao L, Beverlin B 2nd, Netoff T, Nykamp DQ. Synchronization from second order network connectivity statistics. Front Comput Neurosci. 2011;5:28. Epub 2011 Jul 8.

Liu CY, Nykamp DQ. A kinetic theory approach to capturing interneuronal correlation: the feed-forward case. J Comput Neurosci. 2009 Jun;26(3):339-68. Epub 2008 Nov 6.

Nykamp DQ. Pinpointing connectivity despite hidden nodes within stimulus-driven networks. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Aug;78(2 Pt 1):021902. Epub 2008 Aug 6.

Nykamp DQ. A stimulus-dependent connectivity analysis of neuronal networks. J Math Biol. 2009 Aug;59(2):147-73. Epub 2008 Oct 2.

Nykamp DQ. A mathematical framework for inferring connectivity in probabilistic neuronal networks. Math Biosci. 2007 Feb;205(2):204-51.

Nykamp DQ. Revealing pairwise coupling in linear-nonlinear networks. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, in press.

Wu N, Enomoto A, Tanaka S, Hsiao CF, Nykamp DQ, Izhikevich E, Chandler SH. Persistent sodium currents in mesencephalic v neurons participate in burst generation and control of membrane excitability. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May;93(5):2710-22.

Nykamp DQ. Measuring linear and quadratic contributions to neuronal response. Network: Computation in Neural  Systems, 14:673-702, 2003.

Nykamp DQ. Reconstructing stimulus-driven neural networks from spike times. In S. Becker, S. Thrun, and K. Obermayer, editors, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15, pages 309-316. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003.

Nykamp DQ. White noise analysis of coupled linear-nonlinear systems. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 63:1208-1230, 2003.

Nykamp DQ. Spike correlation measures that eliminate stimulus effects in response to white noise. Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 14:193-209, 2003.

Duane Nykamp