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Dr Michael Oram

mwo

Lecturer

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fax +44 01334 463042
email mwo@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Research overview

Mike Oram's research is into the neurophysiology underlying behaviour, particularly primate visual information processing and how this might lead to psychological phenomena related to perception. He uses neurophysiological data to constrain and direct the traditionally 'engineering based' area of neural networks used to aid understanding of sensory mechanisms. His work focuses on the temporal aspects of neurophysiological data and how this relates to the processing of visual information, including analysis and modelling methods that allow examination of temporal properties of neurophysiological data. This type of quantitative analysis of response properties of neurones suggests possible relationships between neural activity and behavioural phenomena

Highlighted publications

Lorteije, JAM, Barraclough, NE, Jellema, T, Raemaekers, M, Duijnhouwer, J, Xiao, D, Oram, MW, Lankheet, MJM, Perrett, DI & van Wezel, RJA 2011, 'Implied motion activation in cortical area MT can be explained by visual low-level features' Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 1533-1548. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2010.21533
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2010.21533
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/2003/1/ImpliedMotionActivationJoCN2010.pdf
2011

Oram, MW 2011, 'Visual Stimulation Decorrelates Neuronal Activity' Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 105, no. 2, pp. 942-957. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00711.2009
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00711.2009
2011

Endres, DM & Oram, MW 2010, 'Feature extraction from spike trains with Bayesian binning: ‘Latency is where the signal starts’' Journal of Computational Neuroscience, vol. 29, no. 1-2, pp. 149-169. DOI: 10.1007/s10827-009-0157-3
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10827-009-0157-3
2010

Barraclough, NE, Keith, RH, Xiao, D, Oram, MW & Perrett, DI 2009, 'Visual adaptation to goal-directed hand actions' Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 21, no. 9, pp. 1805-1819. DOI: 10.1162/jocn.2008.21145
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2008.21145
Full text: http://research-repository.st-andrews.ac.uk/bitstream/10023/2893/1/BarracloughJOCN2008VisualAdaptation.pdf
2009

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