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Balaguer-Ballester group

Principal investigator:
Faculty of Science, Bournemouth University.
Poole House, room P334a
Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Bournemouth BH12 5BB

+0044 1202 965795

General research interests and goals:

Empirical reconstruction of neuro-cognitive network dynamical states from neurophysiological measurements (multiple-single unit recordings, neuroimaging data).

Statistical identification of nonlinear dynamics of network responses underlying cognition: Implications in neural ensemble coding.

Understanding behavioral and auditory perceptual processes by modeling interacting neural populations.

Clinical applications of network models and inferential algorithms specialized on high-dimensional, multivariate temporal patterns.

Software downloads and preprints can be found in:

Current group members:

Key publications:

Balaguer-Ballester E, Lapish CL, Seamans JK and Durstewitz D (2011) Attracting dyamics of frontal cortex populations during memory-guided deccission-making PLoS Computational Biology doi: 101371/journalpcbi1002057 Please find software in http://wwwzi-mannheimde/emili_balaguerhtml.
Hyman, J, Ma, L, Balaguer-Ballester, E, Durstewitz, D and Seamans, J (2012) (2011) Contextual encoding by ensembles of medial prefrontal cortex neurons Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA In press.
Durstewitz D and Balaguer-Ballester E (2010) Statistical Approaches for Reconstructing Neuro-Cognitive Dynamics from High-Dimensional Neural Recordings Neuroforum 4/10: 266-276.
Balaguer-Ballester, E, Clark, N, Coath, M, Krumbholz, K and Denham, S L (2009) Understanding pitch perception as a hierarchical process with top-down modulation PLoS Computational Biology 5: e1000301 doi:101371/journalpcbi1000301 Please find software in http://wwwzi-mannheimde/emili_balaguerhtml.
Balaguer-Ballester, E, Denham, S L and Meddis, R (2008) A cascade autocorrelation model of pitch perception Journal of the Acoustic Society of America 124: 2186-2195 Please find software in http://wwwzi-mannheimde/emili_balaguerhtml.
(2008) Predicting service request in support centres based on nonlinear dynamics, ARMA modelling and neural Networks. Expert Systems with Applications 34: 665-672.
Balaguer-Ballester, E, Coath, M and Denham, S L (2007) A model of perceptual segregation based on clustering the time series of the simulated auditory nerve firing probability. Biological Cybernetics 97: 479-491.
Balaguer-Ballester, E, Camps-Valls, G, Carrasco-Rodriguez, J L, Soria E and del Valle-Tascon, S (2002) Effective one-day ahead prediction of hourly surface ozone concentrations in eastern Spain using linear models and neural networks Ecological Modeling 156: 27-41.
() **Please find a complete list of papers, software downloads and preprints in: http://www.zi-mannheim.de/emili_balaguer.html .