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Researcher: Calford, MB (Professor Mike Calford)

Fields of Research

Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Sensory Systems
Central Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System

Research Objectives

Nervous System and Disorders
Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A consensus statement on osseoperception; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
A psychophysical study of spectral hyperacuity; Hearing Research
A redefinition of somatosensory areas in the lateral sulcus of macaque monkeys; Journal of Neuroscience
A variant of the mammalian somatotopic map in a bat; Nature
Ab initio and DFT cation affinity study of selected neurosteroids; Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM
Abnormal brain activity in an animal model: closing the loop on Tinnitus; Tinnitus Today
Activity-dependent maintenance and growth of dendrites in adult cortex; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Acute changes in cutaneous receptive fields in primary somatosensory cortex after digit denervation in adult flying fox; Journal of Neurophysiology
Allopregnanolone and its precursor progesterone do not reduce injury after experimental stroke in hypertensive rats - Role of postoperative temperature regulation?; PLoS One
Altered somatotopy in the brain of a flying mammal; Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science
An enriched environment improves sensorimotor function post-ischemic stroke; Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
Ascending projections to the medial geniculate body of the cat: Evidence for multiple, parallel auditory pathways through thalamus; Journal of Neuroscience
Auditory representation within principal division of cat medial geniculate body: An electrophysiological study; Journal of Neurophysiology
Auditory spatial receptive field properties of neurones in intermediate and deep layers of cat superior colliculus; Neuroscience Letters: An International Multidisciplinary Journal Devoted to The Rapid Publication of Basic Research in Neurosciences
Avian interaural canal enhances interaural delay; Journal of Comparative Physiology - A Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
C-fibres provide a source of masking inhibition to primary somatosensory cortex; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Cellular distribution of the GABAA receptor-modulating 3 α-hydroxy, 5 α-reduced pregnane steroids in the adult rat brain; Journal of Neuroendocrinology
Central and peripheral contributions to coding of acoustic space by neurons in inferior colliculus of cat; Journal of Neurophysiology
Coding of sound location and frequency in the auditory midbrain of diurnal birds of prey, families accipitridae and falconidae; Journal of Comparative Physiology A
Coherence of frequency modulation is encoded by cochlear-generated distortion; Hearing Research
Comparison of dendritic fields of layer III pyramidal neurons in striate and extrastriate visual areas of the marmoset: A lucifer yellow intracellular injection study; Cerebral Cortex
Connections of somatosensory cortex in megachiropteran bats: The evolution of cortical fields in mammals; Journal of Comparative Neurology
Constraints on the coding of sound frequency imposed by the avian interaural canal; Journal of Comparative Physiology - A Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
Cortical connections of the primary visual area, VI, of the grey-headed flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus): Evidence for multiple extrastriate cortical fields; Society for Neuroscience - Abstracts
Cortical plasticity revealed by circumscribed retinal lesions or artificial scotomas; Progress in Brain Research
Cortical reorganization consistent with spike timing-but not correlation-dependent plasticity; Nature Neuroscience
Curious cortical change; Nature
Degree of adaptability of the somatosensory cortex to change: Prospects for integration of bone-mounted dental prostheses; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Directionality of sound pressure transformation at the cat's pinna; Hearing Research
Dynamic representational plasticity in sensory cortex; Neuroscience
Effect of focal cooling of area 1 on ipsilateral area 3b responses in flying foxes and marmosets; Society for Neuroscience Meeting 1993
Effect of frequency-specific losses in cochlear neural sensitivity in the processing and representation of frequency in primary auditory cortex; Noise-induced hearing loss
Erratum: Cortical reorganization consistent with spike timing-but not correlation-dependent plasticity (Nature Neuroscience (2007) 10, (887-895)); Nature Neuroscience
Five topographically organized fields in the somatosensory cortex of the flying fox: Microelectrode maps, myeloarchitecture, and cortical modules; Journal of Comparative Neurology
Frequency dependence of directional amplification at the cat's pinna; Hearing Research
Homeostatic plasticity and ocular dominance diversity can account for the differential expansion of the left- and right-eye receptive fields of V1 neurons after monocular retinal lesions; Cosyne 2007
Immediate and chronic changes in responses of somatosensory cortex in adult flying-fox after digit amputation; Nature
Immediate expansion of receptive fields of neurons in area 3b of macaque monkeys after digit denervation; Somatosensory and Motor Research
Inadvertent Occlusion of the Anterior Choroidal Artery Explains Infarct Variability in the Middle Cerebral Artery Thread Occlusion Stroke Model; PLoS ONE
Interhemispheric connections of somatosensory cortex in the flying fox; Journal of Comparative Neurology
Interhemispheric connections of somatosensory cortex in the flying fox (Pteropus poliocephalus); Social Neuroscience
Interhemispheric modulation of somatosensory receptive fields: Evidence for plasticity in primary somatosensory cortex; Cerebral Cortex
Interhemispheric transfer of plasticity in the cerebral cortex; Science
Isofrequency labelling revealed by a combined [14C]-2-deoxyglucose, electrophysiological, and horseradish peroxidase study of the inferior colliculus of the cat; Journal of Comparative Neurology
Laminar differences in plasticity in area 17 following retinal lesions in kittens or adult cats; European Journal of Neuroscience
Level-dependent representation of stimulus frequency in cat primary auditory cortex; Experimental Brain Research
Measurement of frequency selectivity of single neurons in the central auditory pathway; Hearing Research
Mechanisms for acute changes in sensory maps; Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Mechanisms of learning, memory, and plasticity in adult sensory cortex; Brain and Memory : Modulation and Mediation of Neuroplasticity
Monaural inhibition in cat auditory cortex; Journal of Neurophysiology
Monocular focal retinal lesions induce short-term topographic plasticity in adult cat visual cortex; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Multi-elemental analysis of brain tissue from healthy Wistar rats using sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Spectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy
Neural sensitivity to phase of high frequency tones; Hearing Research
Neuronal composition and morphology in layer IV of two vibrissal barrel subfields of rat cortex; Cerebral Cortex
Neuroplasticity and psychiatry; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Neurosteroids involved in regulating inhibition in the inferior colliculus; Journal of Neurophysiology
Neurosteroids mediate habituation and tonic inhibition in the auditory midbrain; Journal of Neurophysiology
Organization of somatosensory cortex in monotremes: In search of the prototypical plan; Journal of Comparative Neurology
Penumbral imaging with computed tomography perfusion in an experimental model of acute stroke; Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
Perfusion computed tomography thresholds defining ischemic penumbra and infarct core: Studies in a rat stroke model; International Journal of Stroke
Peripheral denervation induced unmasking of large receptive fields in somatosensory cortex but not in thalamus; AGM of the Australian Neuroscience Society 1992
Phantom limb sensation and pain
Phase effects in forward masking of the compound action potential: a comparison of responses to stimulus and distortion frequencies; Hearing Research
Plasticity in adult cat visual cortex (area 17) following circumscribed monocular lesions of all retinal layers; Journal of Physiology
Pregnane steroids and short-term neural plasticity; Neuroactive Steroids in Brain Function, Behavior and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Novel Strategies for Research and Treatment
Processing strategies in auditory cortex: Comparison with other sensory modalities; The Auditory Cortex
Properties of electrosensory neurons in the cortex of the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus): Implications for processing of electrosensory stimuli; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Rapid changes in the frequency tuning of neurons in cat auditory cortex resulting from pure-tone-induced temporary threshold shift; Neuroscience
Reorganization of neuronal circuits in area 17 of the cat following retinal lesions in adolescent kittens; Journal of Physiology
Reorganization of neuronal dendritic fields in adult monkey V1 following retinal lesions; European Journal of Neuroscience
Representation of stimulus azimuth by low-frequency neurons in inferior colliculus of the cat; Journal of Neurophysiology
Responsiveness of cat area 17 after monocular inactivation: Limitation of topographic plasticity in adult cortex; Journal of Physiology
Retinal detachment induces massive immediate reorganization in visual cortex; NeuroReport
Rewiring the adult brain. Arising from: S.M. Smirnakis et al. Nature 435, 300-307 (2005); Nature
Short-duration hypothermia after ischemic stroke prevents delayed intracranial pressure rise; International Journal of Stroke
Short-term expansion of receptive fields in rat primary somatosensory cortex after hindpaw digit denervation; Brain Research
Short-term plasticity in adult somatosensory cortex; Advances in Psychology
Somatosensory cortical representation in the Australian ghost bat, Macroderma gigas; Journal of Comparative Neurology
Some facets of the organisation of the principal division of the cat medial geniculate body; Neuronal mechanisms of hearing
Spacial receptive fields in the cat inferior colliculus; Hearing Research
Spacial receptive fields in the inferior colliculus; British Journal of Audiology
Spatial receptive fields in the cat inferior colliculus; Hearing Research
Spectral hyperacuity in the cat: neural response to frequency modulated tone pairs; Hearing Research
Spontaneous and stimulus-evoked intrinsic optical signals in primary auditory cortex of the cat; Journal of Neurophysiology
The capacity for reorganization in adult somatosensory cortex; Neurology and Neurobiology
The influence of music on psychiatric patients' immediate attitude change toward therapists; Journal of music therapy
The organization and connections of somatosensory cortex in the Australian marsupial, brush tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula); Society for Neuroscience - Abstracts
The parcellation of the medial geniculate body of the cat defined by the auditory response properties of single units; Journal of Neuroscience
Topographic plasticity in primary visual cortex is mediated by local corticocortical connections; Journal of Neuroscience
Topographic reorganization in area 18 of adult cats following circumscribed monocular retinal lesions in adolescence; Journal of Physiology
Topographic reorganization of area 17 of adult cats following circumscribed monocular retinal lesions in adolescence; AGM of the Australian Neuroscience Society 2000
Visuotopic reorganization in the primary visual cortex of adult cats following monocular and binocular retinal lesions; Cerebral Cortex

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