Geir Halnes

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GABAergic interneurons (INs) in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) shape the information flow from retina to cortex, presumably by controlling the number of visually evoked spikes in geniculate thalamocortical (TC) neurons, and refining their receptive field. The INs exhibit a rich variety of firing patterns: Depolarizing current injections to the(More)
Biomathematical methods were applied to investigate how cortical neurodynamics depends on network connectivity. In particular, we study changes in the EEG pattern of depressed patients, following electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The aim is to gain a better understanding of the neural mechanisms responsible for these changes, which include clear phase shifts(More)
The cable equation is a proper framework for modeling electrical neural signalling that takes place at a timescale at which the ionic concentrations vary little. However, in neural tissue there are also key dynamic processes that occur at longer timescales. For example, endured periods of intense neural signaling may cause the local extracellular(More)
In computational neuroscience, it is common to use the simplifying assumption that diffusive currents are negligible compared to Ohmic currents. However, endured periods of intense neural signaling may cause local ion concentration changes in the millimolar range. Theoretical studies have identified scenarios where steep concentration gradients give rise to(More)
A biochemical model of the receptor, G-protein and effector (RGE) interactions during transduction in the cilia of vertebrate olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) was developed and calibrated to experimental recordings of cAMP levels and the receptor current (RC). The model describes the steps from odorant binding to activation of the effector enzyme which(More)
We review modeling of astrocyte ion dynamics with a specific focus on the implications of so-called spatial potassium buffering where excess potassium in the extracellular space (ECS) is transported away to prevent pathological neural spiking. The recently introduced Kirchoff-Nernst-Planck (KNP) scheme for modeling ion dynamics in astrocytes (and brain(More)
Despite its prominent placement between the retina and primary visual cortex in the early visual pathway, the role of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) in molding and regulating the visual signals entering the brain is still poorly understood. A striking feature of the dLGN circuit is that relay cells (RCs) and interneurons (INs) form so-called(More)
A1 Functional advantages of cell-type heterogeneity in neural circuits Tatyana O. Sharpee A2 Mesoscopic modeling of propagating waves in visual cortex Alain Destexhe A3 Dynamics and biomarkers of mental disorders Mitsuo Kawato F1 Precise recruitment of spiking output at theta frequencies requires dendritic h-channels in multi-compartment models of(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) employing large sample sizes and sophisticated statistical methods have recently yielded detailed information on the set of genes affected in various psychiatric disorders. This is especially important for polygenic, highly heritable disorders such as schizophrenia (SCZ) [1]. The success lately witnessed in gene(More)