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Shane O'Mara
Professor of Experimental Brain Research, Psychology

Biography

I am Professor of Experimental Brain Research in Trinity College Dublin, and am a Principal Investigator in, and currently the Director of, the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and a member of the academic staff of the School of Psychology. I was an undergraduate and postgraduate at NUI Galway (BA, MA). I undertook my doctoral work (DPhil) at the University of Oxford. I am a Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin (FTCD) and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (FAPS). I was also elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA). Research Focus: My research focuses on the relations between cognition, synaptic plasticity and behaviour, in the context of brain aging and depression. Research Interests: Biology of learning and memory; mechanisms of brain repair; drug action in CNS; synaptic plasticity; visualising in vivo neuronal activity; defining distribution of bioactive agents in CNS; imaging human brain during learning and memory; models of neurodegeneration; models of secondary depression and their treatment; organic disorders of memory. I am also interested in public policy applications and counterfactual interpretations of neuroscience. Research Support and Research Funding: My research work has been or currently is supported by the Wellcome Trust; Science Foundation Ireland; the Health Research Board; the European Commission; GlaxoSmithKline; Alkermes. I blog shaneomara.wordpress.com, mostly on neuroscience-, psychology-, science- and public policy-related themes (and maybe the intersection of all of these themes, but sometimes on other things entirely). I tweet at @smomara1.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Brotons-Mas JR, Schaffelhofer S, Guger C, O'Mara SM, Sanchez-Vives MV, Heterogeneous spatial representation by different subpopulations of neurons in the subiculum., Neuroscience, 343, 2017, p174 - 189 Journal Article, 2017 URL URL

Rahman M.M, Callaghan C.K, Kerskens C.M, Chattarji S, O'Mara S.M, Early hippocampal volume loss as a marker of eventual memory deficits caused by repeated stress, Scientific Reports, 6, 2016, p29127 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Kelly JA, Boyle NT, Cole N, Slator GR, Colivicchi MA, Stefanini C, Gobbo OL, Scalabrino GA, Ryan SM, Elamin M, Walsh C, Vajda A, Goggin MM, Campbell M, Mash DC, O'Mara SM, Brayden DJ, Callanan JJ, Tipton KF, Della Corte L, Hunter J, O'Boyle KM, Williams CH, Hardiman O, First-in-class thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)-based compound binds to a pharmacologically distinct TRH receptor subtype in human brain and is effective in neurodegenerative models., Neuropharmacology, 89C, 2015, p193-203 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Mara Shane, Objects & Place cells in Claustrum, Trinity College Dublin, 2015 Dataset, 2015 Handle TARA - Full Text

Shane O'Mara, Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation, 1st, Cambridge, MA and London, UK, Harvard University Press, 2015, 1-336pp Book, 2015 URL URL

Jankowski M.M, Passecker J, Islam N, Vann S, Erichsen J.T, Aggleton J.P, O†Mara S.M, Evidence for spatially-responsive neurons in the rostral thalamus, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, (OCT), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 DOI URL

Callaghan C.K, O'Mara S.M, Long-term cognitive dysfunction in the rat following docetaxel treatment is ameliorated by the phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor, rolipram, Behavioural Brain Research, 290, 2015, p84 - 89 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Jankowski M.M, O†Mara S.M, Dynamics of place, boundary and object encoding in rat anterior claustrum, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, (OCT), 2015 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Tsanov, M. O'Mara, S.M., Decoding signal processing in thalamo-hippocampal circuitry: Implications for theories of memory and spatial processing, Brain Research, 1621, 2015, p368-379 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Dillingham C.M, Erichsen J.T, O'Mara S.M, Aggleton J.P, Vann S.D, Fornical and nonfornical projections from the rat hippocampal formation to the anterior thalamic nuclei, Hippocampus, 25, (9), 2015, p977 - 992 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Cooke GE, Mullally S, Correia N, O'Mara SM, Gibney J. , Hippocampal Volume Is Decreased in Adults with Hypothyroidism, Thyroid, 24, (3), 2014, p433-40 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Tsanov M, Chah E, Noor MS, Egan C, Reilly RB, Aggleton JP, Erichsen JT, Vann SD, O'Mara SM, The irregular firing properties of thalamic head direction cells mediate turn-specific modulation of the directional tuning curve., Journal of neurophysiology, 112, (9), 2014, p2316-31 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Smith KJ, Mullally S, McLoughlin D, O'Mara S., Validation of the face-name pairs task in major depression: impaired recall but not recognition., Front Psychol., 12, (5), 2014, 92 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Tsanov M, Chah E, Reilly R, O'Mara SM. , Respiratory cycle entrainment of septal neurons mediates the fast coupling of sniffing rate and hippocampal theta rhythm. , Eur J Neurosci., 39, (6), 2014, p957-974 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Jankowski MM, Islam MN, Wright NF, Vann SD, Erichsen JT, Aggleton JP, O'Mara SM, Nucleus reuniens of the thalamus contains head direction cells., eLife, 3, 2014 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Tsanov M, Chah E, Reilly R, O'Mara SM, Respiratory cycle entrainment of septal neurons mediates the fast coupling of sniffing rate and hippocampal theta rhythm., The European journal of neuroscience, 39, (6), 2014, p957-74 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

Rahman MM, Kerskens CM, Chattarji S, O'Mara SM, Chronic immobilization stress occludes in vivo cortical activation in an animal model of panic induced by carbon dioxide inhalation., Frontiers in behavioral neuroscience, 8, 2014, p311 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

Mullally, SL & O'Mara, SM , Suppressing the encoding of new information: A behavioral study derived from principles of hippocampal function. , PLoS One, 8, (1), 2013, pe50814 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

Jankowski MM, Ronnqvist KC, Tsanov M, Vann SD, Wright NF, Erichsen JT, Aggleton JP, O'Mara SM, The anterior thalamus provides a subcortical circuit supporting memory and spatial navigation., Frontiers in systems neuroscience, 7, 2013, p45 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Wright, N, Vann, SD, Erichsen, J, O'Mara, SM & Aggleton, JP, Segregation of parallel inputs to the anteromedial and anteroventral thalamic nuclei of the rat, Journal of Comparative Neurology, 521, (13), 2013, p2966-2986 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Donovan S, Kennedy M, Guinan B, O'Mara S, McLoughlin DM, A comparison of brief pulse and ultrabrief pulse electroconvulsive stimulation on rodent brain and behaviour., Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 37, (1), 2012, p147-52 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Steinemann N.A., Tsanov M., Reilly R.B., O'Mara S.M., Assessing Attractor Models as a means to Explain Sense of Head-Direction during Theta Sleep in Rodents, Proceedings of the 8th Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Forum (FENS),, 8th Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Forum (FENS),, Barcelona, July, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Smith, K.J., Norris, S., McKiernan, S., Hynes, B., O'Dwyer, A.M., O'Mara, S.M., An Exploration of Depressive Symptoms in Hepatitis C Patients Taking Interferon-alpha: Increase in Sickness Behaviors but not Negative Cognitions, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology, 2, (3), 2012, p218-223 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Wang, B.W., Hok, V., Della-Chiesa, A., Callaghan, C., Barlow, S., Tsanov, M., Bechara, R., Irving, E., Virley, D.J., Upton, N., O'Mara, S.M., Rosiglitazone enhances learning, place cell activity, and synaptic plasticity in middle-aged rats, Neurobiology of Aging, 33, (4), 2012, p835.e13-835.e30 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Callaghan, C.K., Hok, V., Della-Chiesa, A., (...), Upton, N., O'Mara, S.M., Age-related declines in delayed non-match-to-sample performance (DNMS) are reversed by the novel 5HT6 receptor antagonist SB742457, Neuropharmacology, 63, (5), 2012, p890-897 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Noor M.S, Tsanov M, Reilly R.B., O'Mara S.M, Theta burst stimulation to medial septum enhances spatial coherence of hippocampal place cell representation, Proceedings of the AREADNE: Research in Encoding And Decoding of
Neural Ensembles, AREADNE: Research in Encoding And Decoding of
Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece, June, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Hok V, Chah E, Reilly RB, O'Mara SM, Hippocampal dynamics predict interindividual cognitive differences in rats., The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 32, (10), 2012, p3540-51 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Feeney, J., Gaffney, P., O'Mara, S.M., Age and cortisol levels modulate judgment of positive and negative facial expressions, Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, (6), 2012, p827-835 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Sinead O'Donovan, Mark Kennedy, Blaithin Guinan, Shane O'Mara, Declan M. McLoughlin, A comparison of brief pulse and ultrabrief pulse electroconvulsive stimulation on rodent brain and behaviour, Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 37, (1), 2012, p147-52 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Tsanov M, Chah E, Wright N, Vann SD, Reilly R, Erichsen JT, Aggleton JP, O'Mara SM., Oscillatory Entrainment of Thalamic Neurons by Theta Rhythm in Freely-Moving Rats., Journal of Neurophysiology, 105, 2011, p4 - 17 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Muireann Irish, Brian A. Lawlor, Shane M. O'Mara and Robert F. Coen, Impaired capacity for autonoetic reliving during autobiographical event recall in mild Alzheimer's disease , Cortex, 47, (2), 2011, p236-249 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Chah, E, Hok, V, Della-Chiesa, V, Miller, JJH, O'Mara SM & Reilly, RB. , Automated spike sorting algorithm based on Laplacian eigenmaps and k-means clustering, Journal of Neural Engineering, 8, 2011, p016006 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

O'Mara, S., On the imposition of torture, an extreme stressor state, to extract information from memory: A baleful consequence of folk cognitive neurobiology, Zeitschrift fur Psychologie / Journal of Psychology, 219, (3), 2011, p159-166 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Kelly, L. , Grehan, B. , Chiesa, A.D. , O'Mara, S.M. , Downer, E. , Sahyoun, G. , Massey, K.A. , Nicolaou, A. , Lynch, M.A, The polyunsaturated fatty acids, EPA and DPA exert a protective effect in the hippocampus of the aged rat, Neurobiology of Aging, 32, (12), 2011, p2318.e1-2318.e15 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Chah, E., Hok, V., O'Mara, S.M., Reilly, R.B., A waveform independent cell identification method to study long-term variability of spike recordings., Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 2011, 2011, p2558-2561 Journal Article, 2011

Muireann Irish, Brian A Lawlor, Robert F Coen, Shane M O'Mara, Everyday episodic memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a preliminary investigation, BMC Neuroscience, 12, 2011, p80- Journal Article, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Hok, V., Chah, E., Reilly, R.B., O'Mara, S.M., Place cell discharge variability predicts individual neurocognitive performance in rats, Proceedings of the 10th Colloque de la Société des Neurosciences, 10th Colloque de la Société des Neurosciences, Marsaille, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Passecker J, Hok V, Della-Chiesa A, Chah E, O'Mara SM, Dissociation of dorsal hippocampal regional activation under the influence of stress in freely behaving rats., Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 5, 2011, p66- Journal Article, 2011 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Tsanov, M; Chah, E; Vann, SD; Reilly, RB; Erichsen, JT; Aggleton, JP; O'Mara, SM, Theta-Modulated Head Direction Cells in the Rat Anterior Thalamus, Journal of Neuroscience, 31, (26), 2011, p9489-502 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Tsanov, M., Wright, N, Vann, SD, Erichsen, J, Aggleton, JP & O'Mara, SM. , Differential Regulation Of Synaptic Plasticity Of The Hippocampal And The Hypothalamic Inputs To The Anterior Thalamus., Hippocampus,, 21, 2011, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Eadaoin W. Griffin, Sinéad Mulally, Carole Foley, Stuart A. Warmington, Shane M. O'Mara, Áine M. Kelly, Aerobic exercise improves hippocampal function and increases BDNF in the serum of young adult males, Physiology & Behavior, 104, (5), 2011, p934-941 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Marian Tsanov, Nick Wright, Seralynne D. Vann, Jonathan T. Erichsen, John. P. Aggleton, Shane M. O'Mara, Hippocampal inputs mediate theta-related plasticity in anterior thalamus, Neuroscience, 187, 2011, p52-62 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Chah E, Hok V, O'Mara SM, Reilly RB, A waveform independent cell identification method to study long-term variability of spike recordings., Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, 2011, 2011, p2558-61 Journal Article, 2011

Vann, S.D., Erichsen, J.T., O'Mara, S.M., Aggleton, J.P., Selective disconnection of the hippocampal formation projections to the mammillary bodies produces only mild deficits on spatial memory tasks: Implications for fornix function, Hippocampus, 21, (9), 2011, p945-957 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Roche, F.P., Sheahan, B.J., O'Mara, S.M., Atkins, G.J., Semliki Forest virus-mediated gene therapy of the RG2 rat glioma, Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, 36, (7), 2010, p648-660 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Marian Tsanov, Declan G. Lyons, Sally Barlow, Rodrigo E. González Reyes, Shane M. O'Mara, The psychostimulant modafinil facilitates water maze performance and augments synaptic potentiation in dentate gyrus, Neuropharmacology, 59, (1-2), 2010, p9-19 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Aggleton JP, O'Mara SM, Vann SD, Wright NF, Tsanov M, Erichsen JT, Hippocampal-anterior thalamic pathways for memory: uncovering a network of direct and indirect actions., The European Journal of Neuroscience, 31, (12), 2010, p2292-307 Journal Article, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Colgan NC, Cronin MM, Gobbo OL, O'Mara SM, O'Connor WT, Gilchrist MD. , Quantitative MRI analysis of brain volume changes due to controlled cortical impact. , Journal of Neurotrauma, 27, (7), 2010, p1265-1274 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Wright, N, Vann, SD, Erichsen, J, O'Mara, SM & Aggleton, JP, Parallel but separate inputs from limbic cortices to the mammillary bodies and anterior thalamic nuclei in the rat., Journal of Comparative Neurology, 518, 2010, p2334-2354 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Brotons-Mas, JR, Montejo, N, O'Mara, SM, & Sanchez-Vives, MV., Stability Of Subicular Place Fields Across Multiple Light And Dark Transitions., European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, (4), 2010, 648-658 Journal Article, 2010

Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., O'Mara, S.M., Coen, R.F. , Exploring the recollective experience during autobiographical memory retrieval in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment., Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society , 16, 2010, p546 - 555 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Hare, EE, Elliott, JJ, Hobson, P, O'Mara, SM, Spanswick, D, Kim, E-M , Bilateral Intrahippocampal NAC61-95 Effects on Behavior and Moderation with L-NAME Treatment. , Neuroscience Research, 66, 2010, p213 - 218 Journal Article, 2010

Smith, KJ, Norris, S, O'Dwyer, AM & O'Mara, SM. , Risk factors for the development of depression in patients with Hepatitis C taking Interferon-alpha., Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 2010, p1-18 Journal Article, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Correia N, Mullally S, Cooke G, Kyaw Tun T, Phelan NA, Feeney J, Fitzgibbon M, Boran G, O'Mara SM, & Gibney J. , Evidence for a Specific Defect in Hippocampal Memory in Overt and Subclinical Hypothyroidism., Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism,, 94, 2009, p3789 - 3797 Journal Article, 2009

O'Mara SM, Torturing the Brain: On the folk psychology and folk neurobiology motivating 'enhanced and coercive interrogation techniques', Trends in Cognitive Science, 13, 2009, p497 - 500 Journal Article, 2009

Tsanov M, Vann SD, Erichsen JT, Wright N, Aggleton JP, O'Mara SM., Differential regulation of synaptic plasticity of the hippocampal and the hypothalamic inputs to the anterior thalamus, Hippocampus, 21, (1), 2009, p1-8 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Richard AP Roche, Sinéad L Mullally, Jonathan P McNulty, Judy Hayden, Paul Brennan, Colin P Doherty, Mary Fitzsimons, Deirdre McMackin, Julie Prendergast, Sunita Sukumaran, Maeve A Mangaoang, Ian H Robertson and Shane M O'Mara, Prolonged rote learning produces delayed memory facilitation and metabolic changes in the hippocampus of the ageing human brain , BMC Neuroscience , 10, 2009, art. no. 136 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

O'Mara SM, Sanchez-Vives MV, Brotons-Mas JR, O'Hare E., Roles for the subiculum in spatial information processing, memory, motivation and the temporal control of behaviour., Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry, 33, 2009, p782 - 790 Journal Article, 2009

Preface in, editor(s)Raquel de Pedro Ricoy, Isabelle Perez and Christine Wilson , Interpreting and Translating in Public Service Settings Policy, Practice, Pedagogy, Manchester, St. Jerome, 2009, ppvii - viii, [Lorraine Leeson ] Book Chapter, 2009

Fahey, B., Barlow, S., Day, J.S., O'Mara, S.M., Interferon-α-induced deficits in novel object recognition are rescued by chronic exercise, Physiology and Behavior, 95, (1-2), 2008, p125-129 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Irish, M., Coen R.F., Lawlor, B.A. ,O'Mara, S.M., Assessment of Behavioural Markers of Autonoetic Consciousness during Episodic Autobiographical Memory Retrieval., Behavioural Neurology, 19, (1-2), 2008, p3-6 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Kelly, AM, Larkin, A, Fahey, B, Gobbo, O, Callaghan, CK, Cahill, E, O'Mara, S.M. , Blockade of NMDA receptors pre-training, but not post-training, impairs object displacement learning in the rat, Brain Research, 1199, 2008, p126 - 132 Journal Article, 2008

Routes to Memory: Neuroplasticity in the Hippocampal Formation. in, editor(s)RAP Roche & S Commins , Pioneering Studies in Cognitive Neuroscience., Milton Keynes:, Open University Press, 2008, [O'Mara, SM] Book Chapter, 2008

Synaptic plasticity and mnemonic encoding by hippocampal formation place cells. in, editor(s)TF Kaiser and FJ Peters , Synaptic Plasticity: New Research. , 2008, [Tsanov, M, Brotons, J, Sanchez-Vives, MV & O'Mara SM] Book Chapter, 2008

Cowley TR, Fahey B, O'Mara SM, COX-2, but not COX-1, activity is necessary for the induction of perforant path long-term potentiation and spatial learning in vivo, European Journal of Neuroscience, 27, (11), 2008, p2999 - 3008 Journal Article, 2008

Correia, N., Mullally, S., Kyaw Tun, T., Phelan, N.A., O'Mara, S., Boran, G., Gibney, J. , Effects of 3 months Eltroxin Replacement on Neuropsychological Abnormalities in Overt and Sub-clinical Hypothyroidism, Endocrine Society 89th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Brotons, J., O'Mara S.M. & Sanchez-Vives, M.V. , Neural processing of Spatial Information: What we know about Place cells and what they can tell us about Presence. , Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 15, 2007, p485 - 499 Journal Article, 2007

Fahey, B, Hickey B, Kelleher D, O'Dwyer AM, and O'Mara, SM, The Widely-Used Anti-Viral Drug Interferon-alpha Induces Depressive- and Anxiogenic-like Effects in Healthy Rats, Behavioural Brain Research, 182, 2007, p80 - 87 Journal Article, 2007

Roche, RAP, Commins, S, Agnew, F, Corapi, K, Leibbrand, S, Lipson, Z, Rickard, J, Sorohan, J & O'Mara, SM , Concurrent task performance enhances low-level visuomotor learning., Perception and Psychophysics, 69, 2007, p513 - 522 Journal Article, 2007 TARA - Full Text

Reid, R.E., Kim, E-M., Page, D, O'Mara, S.M. and O'Hare, E. , Thyroxine replacement in an animal model of congenital hypothyroidism., Physiology and Behavior, 91, 2007, p299 - 303 Journal Article, 2007

O'Mara, S.M. , Integrating the Subiculum Into Hippocampal Formation Circuitry and the Control of Instrumental Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, 120, 2006, p739 - 743 Journal Article, 2006

O'Mara, S.M. , Controlling Hippocampal Output: The Central Role Of Subiculum In Hippocampal Information Processing, Behavioural Brain Research, 174, 2006, p304 - 312 Journal Article, 2006

Special Issue of Behavioural Brain Research: The Mammalian Subiculum: Contrasting and Complementary In Vivo and In Vitro Approaches to Subicular Function, 174, 2, (2006), 197-312p, O'Mara, S.M., [ed.] Journal, 2006

Roche, RAP, Commins, S & O'Mara, SM , Low-level visuomotor learning disrupts higher-order behavioural control, Irish Journal of Psychology, 25, 2005, p16 - 25 Journal Article, 2005

Roche, R.A.P., Garavan, H., Foxe, J.J. & O'Mara S.M. , Individual Differences Discriminate Event-Related Potentials But Not Performance During Response Inhibition, Experimental Brain Research, 160, 2005, p60 - 67 Journal Article, 2005

Roche, RAP, Mangaoang, MA, Commins, S & O'Mara, SM , Hippocampal contributions to neurocognitive mapping in humans: A new model, Hippocampus, 15, (5), 2005, p622 - 641 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Roche, RAP, Garavan, H, Foxe, JJ & O'Mara, SM , Individual differences discriminate event-related potentials but not performance during response inhibition, Experimental Brain Research, 160, (1), 2005, p60 - 70 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Gobbo, O.L. & O'Mara, S.M., Exercise, But Not Environmental Enrichment, Enhances Functional Recovery From Kainic Acid-Induced Neurodegeneration In Association With An Increase In Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 159, (1), 2005, p21 - 26 Journal Article, 2005

O'Mara S.M. , The Subiculum: What It Does, What It Might Do, And What Neuroanatomy Has Yet To Tell Us, Journal of Anatomy, 207, 2005, p271 - 282 Journal Article, 2005

O'Mara S.M., The Subiculum: What It Does, What It Might Do, And What Neuroanatomy Has Yet To Tell Us, Journal of Anatomy, 207, 2005, p271 - 282 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Roche, R.A.P., Mangaoang, M.A., Commins, S. & O'Mara, S.M. , Hippocampal Contributions To Neurocognitive Mapping In Humans: A New Model, Hippocampus, 15, 2005, p622 - 641 Journal Article, 2005

Gobbo, O.L. & O'Mara, S.M., Combining exercise and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibition does not ameliorate learning deficits after brain insult, despite an increase in BDNF levels, Brain Research, 1046, 2005, p224 - 229 Journal Article, 2005

O'Mara, SM, Commins, S & Roche, RAP , Memory and The Brain: Re-Examining The Role Of The Hippocampal Formation, 2005 Book, 2005

Shaw, K.N., Commins, S. & O'Mara, S.M., Cyclooxygenase Inhibition Attenuates Endotoxin-Induced Spatial Learning Deficits, But Not an Endotoxin-Induced Blockade Of Long-Term Potentiation, BRAIN RESEARCH, 1038, (2), 2005, p231 - 237 Journal Article, 2005

McGauran, A.T., O'Mara, S.M. & Commins, S. , Vestibular Influence On Water Maze Retention: Transient Whole Body Rotations Improve The Accuracy Of The Cue-Based Retention Strategy. , Behavioural Brain Research, 158, 2005, p183 - 187 Journal Article, 2005

Anderson, M. & O'Mara, S.M. , Activity of Subicular Units on a Spatial and Non-Spatial Version of an Open-Field Object Exploration Task, Experimental Brain Research, 159, 2004, p519 - 529 Journal Article, 2004

Roche, RAP, Dockree, PM, Garavan, H, Foxe, JJ, Robertson, IH & O'Mara, SM, EEG alpha power changes reflect response inhibition deficits after traumatic brain injury (TBI). , Neuroscience Letters, 362, (1), 2004, p1 - 5 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Gobbo OL, O'Mara SM, Impact of enriched-environment housing on brain-derived neurotrophic factor and on cognitive performance after a transient global ischemia, BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 152, 2, (JUL 9), 2004, p231 - 241 Journal Article, 2004

Gobbo OL, O'Mara SM, Post-treatment, but not pre-treatment, with the selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor celecoxib markedly enhances functional recovery from kainic acid-induced neurodegeneration, NEUROSCIENCE, 125 , (2), 2004, p317 - 327 Journal Article, 2004

Roche, RAP, Commins, S & O'Mara, SM , A Simple, Non-ferrous Forearm-Mounted Device For Measuring Degree Of Wrist Rotation After Injury or Surgery, 2004 Patent, 2004

Anderson MI, O'Mara SM, Analysis of recordings of single-unit firing and population activity in the dorsal subiculum of unrestrained, freely moving rats, JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 90, 2 , (AUG), 2003, p655 - 665 Journal Article, 2003 URL

Roche, RAP & O'Mara, SM , Behavioural and electrophysiological correlates of visuomotor learning in a visual search task, Cognitive Brain Research, 15, (2), 2003, p127 - 136 Journal Article, 2003

Shaw KN, Commins S, O'Mara SM, Deficits in spatial learning and synaptic plasticity induced by the rapid and competitive broad-spectrum cyclooxygenase inhibitor ibuprofen are reversed by increasing endogenous brain-derived neurotrophic factor, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 17, 11, (Jun), 2003, p2438 - 2446 Journal Article, 2003

COMMINS, S, AGGLETON, JP, OMARA, SM, PHYSIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR A POSSIBLE PROJECTION FROM DORSAL SUBICULUM TO HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1, EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 146, 2002, p155 - 160 Journal Article, 2002

OMARA, SM, "THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF ANXIETY" AS IT REALLY IS: A RESPONSE TO O'MARA (2001) - REPLY, 2002, - Miscellaneous, 2002

GEMMELL, C, OMARA, SM, PLASTICITY IN THE PROJECTION FROM THE ANTERIOR THALAMIC NUCLEI TO THE ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX IN THE RAT IN VIVO: PAIRED-PULSE FACILITATION, LONG-TERM POTENTIATION AND SHORT-TERM DEPRESSION, NEUROSCIENCE, 109, 2002, p401 - 406 Journal Article, 2002

GOONEY, M, SHAW, K, KELLY, A, OMARA, SM, LYNCH, MA, LONG-TERM POTENTIATION AND SPATIAL LEARNING ARE ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED PHOSPHORYLATION OF TRKB AND EXTRACELLULAR SIGNAL-REGULATED KINASE (ERK) IN THE DENTATE GYRUS: EVIDENCE FOR A ROLE FOR BRAIN-DERIVED NEUROTROPHIC FACTOR, BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 116, 2002, p455 - 463 Journal Article, 2002

GEMMELL, C, ANDERSON, M, OMARA, SM, DEEP LAYER PREFRONTAL CORTEX UNIT DISCHARGE IN A CUE-CONTROLLED OPEN-FIELD ENVIRONMENT IN THE FREELY-MOVING RAT, BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 133, 2002, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2002

COMMINS, S, ONEILL, LAJ, OMARA, SM, THE EFFECTS OF THE BACTERIAL ENDOTOXIN LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE ON SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION AND PLASTICITY IN THE CA1-SUBICULUM PATHWAY IN VIVO, NEUROSCIENCE, 102, 2001, p273 - 280 Journal Article, 2001

SHAW, KN, COMMINS, S, OMARA, SM, LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE CAUSES DEFICITS IN SPATIAL LEARNING IN THE WATERMAZE BUT NOT IN BDNF EXPRESSION IN THE RAT DENTATE GYRUS, BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 124, 2001, p47 - 54 Journal Article, 2001

Commins S, O'Neill LA, O'Mara SM., The effects of the bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide on synaptic transmission and plasticity in the CA1-subiculum pathway in vivo., Neuroscience, 102, (2), 2001, p273 - 280 Journal Article, 2001 DOI URL

OMARA, SM, ANDERSON, M, GIGG, J, THE SUBICULUM: A REVIEW OF FORM, PHYSIOLOGY AND FUNCTION, by COMMINS, S , PROGRESS IN NEUROBIOLOGY, 64, 2001, p129 - 155 Review, 2001

Gigg, J., Finch, D.M., O'Mara, S.M., Responses Of Morphologically Characterized Rat Subicular Neurons To Stimulation Of CA1 And Lateral Entorhinal Cortex In Vivo, Brain Research, 884, 2000, p35 - 50 Journal Article, 2000

COMMINS, S, OMARA, SM, INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PAIRED-PULSE FACILITATION, LOW-FREQUENCY STIMULATION, AND BEHAVIORAL STRESS IN THE PATHWAY FROM HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1 TO THE SUBICULUM: DISSOCIATION OF BASELINE SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION FROM PAIRED-PULSE FACILITATION AND DEPRESSION OF THE, PSYCHOBIOLOGY, 28, 2000, p1 - 11 Journal Article, 2000

GEMMELL, C, OMARA, SM, LONG-TERM POTENTIATION AND PAIRED-PULSE FACILITATION IN THE PRELIMBIC CORTEX OF THE RAT FOLLOWING STIMULATION IN THE CONTRALATERAL HEMISPHERE IN VIVO, EXPERIMENTAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 132, 2000, p223 - 229 Journal Article, 2000

GIGG, J, FINCH, DM, OMARA, SM, RESPONSES OF RAT SUBICULAR NEURONS TO CONVERGENT STIMULATION OF LATERAL ENTORHINAL CORTEX AND CA1 IN VIVO, BRAIN RESEARCH, 884, 2000, p35 - 50 Journal Article, 2000

The Nature Of Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction: Theoretical And Experimental Perspectives. Special Issue, Hippocampus, 10, 4, (2000), O'Mara, S.M., [eds.] Journal, 2000

O'Mara, S.M., Commins, S., Anderson, M., Synaptic Plasticity In The Hippocampal Area CA1-Subiculum Projection: Implications For Theories Of Memory, Hippocampus, 10, 2000, p447 - 456 Journal Article, 2000

ANDERSON, M, COMMINS, S, OMARA, SM, THE EFFECTS OF LOW FREQUENCY AND TWO-PULSE STIMULATION PROTOCOLS ON SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION IN THE CA1-SUBICULUM PATHWAY IN THE ANAESTHETIZED RAT, NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 279, 2000, p181 - 184 Journal Article, 2000

OMARA, SM, INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON THE NATURE OF HIPPOCAMPAL-CORTICAL INTERACTION: THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PERSPECTIVES, 2000, - Miscellaneous, 2000

OMARA, SM, SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY IN THE HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1-SUBICULUM PROJECTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR THEORIES OF MEMORY, HIPPOCAMPUS, 10, 2000, p447 - 456 Journal Article, 2000

HOLSCHER, C, OMARA, SM, METABOTROPIC GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR ACTIVATION AND BLOCKADE: THEIR ROLE IN LONG-TERM POTENTIATION, LEARNING AND NEUROTOXICITY, by GIGG, J , NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 23, 1999, p399 - 410 Review, 1999

GEMMELL, C, OMARA, SM, MEDIAL PREFRONTAL CORTEX LESIONS CAUSE DEFICITS IN A VARIABLE-GOAL LOCATION TASK BUT NOT IN OBJECT EXPLORATION, BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, 113, 1999, p465 - 474 Journal Article, 1999

COMMINS, S, ANDERSON, M, GIGG, J, OMARA, SM, THE EFFECTS OF SINGLE AND MULTIPLE EPISODES OF THETA PATTERNED OR HIGH FREQUENCY STIMULATION ON SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION FROM HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1 TO THE SUBICULUM IN RATS, NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 270, 1999, p99 - 102 Journal Article, 1999

Gemmell, C., O'Mara, S.M., Medial Prefrontal Cortex Lesions Cause Deficits In A Variable-Goal Location Task But Not In Object Exploration, Behavioral Neuroscience, 113, 1999, p465 - 474 Journal Article, 1999

Commins, S., Gemmell, C., Anderson, M., Gigg, J., O'Mara, S.M., Disorientation Combined With Parietal Cortex Lesions Causes Path Integration Deficits In The Water Maze, Behavioral Brain Research, 104, 1999, p197 - 200 Journal Article, 1999

Commins, S., Anderson, M., Gigg, J., O'Mara, S.M., Long-Term Potentiation Of The Projection From Hippocampal Area CA1 To The Subiculum: The Effects Of High-Frequency And Theta-Patterned Stimulation, Neuroscience Letters, 270, 1999, p99 - 102 Journal Article, 1999

COMMINS, S, GIGG, J, ANDERSON, M, OMARA, SM, INTERACTION BETWEEN PAIRED-PULSE FACILITATION AND LONG-TERM POTENTIATION IN THE PROJECTION FROM HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1 TO THE SUBICULUM, NEUROREPORT, 9, 1999, p4109 - 4113 Journal Article, 1999

COMMINS, S, GEMMELL, C, ANDERSON, M, GIGG, J, OMARA, SM, DISORIENTATION COMBINED WITH BILATERAL PARIETAL CORTEX LESIONS CAUSES PATH INTEGRATION DEFICITS IN THE WATER MAZE, BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 104, 1999, p197 - 200 Journal Article, 1999

Hölscher, C., Gigg, J., O'Mara, S.M., Effects Of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Activation And Blockade In Vivo: Consequences For Long-Term Potentiation, Learning And Neurotoxicity, Neuroscience And Biobehavioral Reviews, 23, 1999, p399 - 410 Journal Article, 1999

OMARA, SM, LONG-TERM POTENTIATION: DOES IT DESERVE ATTENTION?, 1998, - Miscellaneous, 1998

Commins, S., Gigg, J. Anderson, M., O'Mara, S.M., The Projection From Hippocampal Area CA1 To The Subiculum Sustains Long-Term Potentiation, Neuroreport, 9, 1998, p847 - 850 Journal Article, 1998

Commins, S., Gigg, J., Anderson, M., O'Mara, S.M., Interactions Between Paired-Pulse Facilitation And Long-Term Potentiation In The Projection From Hippocampal Area CA1 To The Subiculum, Neuroreport, 9, 1998, p4109 - 4113 Journal Article, 1998

COMMINS, S, GIGG, J, ANDERSON, M, OMARA, SM, THE PROJECTION FROM HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1 TO THE SUBICULUM SUSTAINS LONG-TERM POTENTIATION, NEUROREPORT, 9, 1998, p847 - 850 Journal Article, 1998

Experimental Neuropsychology: The Logic Of, And Lessons From, Lesions in, editor(s)Lynch, M.A., O'Mara, S.M. , Neuroscience Labfax, London, Academic Press, 1997, [O'Mara, S.M., Walsh, V.] Book Chapter, 1997

O'Mara, S.M., Commins, S., Gemmell, C., Gigg, J., Long-Term Potentiation: Does It Deserve Attention?, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 20, 1997, p625 - 626 Journal Article, 1997

OMARA, SM, THE CEREBELLUM AND CEREBRAL CORTEX: CONTRASTING AND CONVERGING CONTRIBUTIONS TO SPATIAL NAVIGATION AND MEMORY, 1997, - Miscellaneous, 1997

Lynch, M.A., O'Mara, S.M., Neuroscience Labfax , London, Academic Press, 1997 Book, 1997

O'Mara, S.M., The Cerebellum And Cerebral Cortex: Contrasting And Converging Contributions To Spatial Navigation And Memory, Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 19, 1996, p469 - 470 Journal Article, 1996

O'Mara, S.M., Rowan, M.J., Anwyl, R., Dantrolene inhibits long-term depression and depotentiation of synaptic transmission in the rat dentate gyrus, Neuroscience, 68, (3), 1995, p621-624 Journal Article, 1995 DOI

O'Mara, S.M., Rolls, E.T., View-Responsive Neurons In The Primate Hippocampus, Hippocampus, 5, 1995, p409 - 424 Journal Article, 1995

O'Mara, S.M., Rowan, M.J., Anwyl, R., Metabotropic glutamate receptor-induced homosynaptic long-term depression and depotentiation in the dentate gyrus of the rat hippocampus in vitro, Neuropharmacology, 34, (8), 1995, p983-989 Journal Article, 1995 DOI

OMARA, SM, SPATIALLY SELECTIVE FIRING PROPERTIES OF HIPPOCAMPAL-FORMATION NEURONS IN RODENTS AND PRIMATES, PROGRESS IN NEUROBIOLOGY, 45, 1995, p253 - 274 Review, 1995

OMARA, SM, ROWAN, MJ, ANWYL, R, METABOTROPIC GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR-INDUCED HOMOSYNAPTIC LONG-TERM DEPRESSION AND DEPOTENTIATION IN THE DENTATE GYRUS OF THE RAT HIPPOCAMPUS IN-VITRO, NEUROPHARMACOLOGY, 34, 1995, p983 - 989 Journal Article, 1995

OMARA, SM, ROWAN, MJ, ANWYL, R, DANTROLENE INHIBITS LONG-TERM DEPRESSION AND DEPOTENTIATION OF SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION IN THE RAT DENTATE GYRUS, NEUROSCIENCE, 68, 1995, p621 - 624 Journal Article, 1995

O'Mara, S.M., Rowan, M., Anwyl, R., Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor Involvement In Depotentiation And Long-Term Depression In The Dentate Gyrus Of Rat Hippocampal Slices, Neuropharmacology, 34, 1995, p983 - 989 Journal Article, 1995

O'Mara, S.M., When Is It Sensible To Use PET To Study Brain Function?, Behavioral & Brain Sciences, 18, 1995, p366 - 367 Journal Article, 1995

OMARA, SM, WHEN IS IT SENSIBLE TO USE PET TO STUDY BRAIN-FUNCTION, BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES, 18, 1995, p366 - 367 Journal Article, 1995

O'Mara, S.M., Spatially Selective Neurons In The Hippocampal Formation Of Rodents And Primates, Progress In Neurobiology, 45, 1995, p253 - 274 Journal Article, 1995

OMARA, SM, METABOTROPIC GLUTAMATE RECEPTORS CAN MEDIATE LONG-TERM DEPRESSION OF SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION IN THE DENTATE GYRUS OF RAT HIPPOCAMPAL SLICES INDEPENDENTLY OF NMDA RECEPTOR ACTIVATION, unknown, 1995, 483P, ISI Web of Science, 1995, ppP71 - P72 Meeting Abstract, 1995

O'Mara, S.M., Rowan, M., Anwyl, R., Dantrolene Prevents Induction Of Long-Term Depression But Not Long-Term Potentiation In The Dentate Gyrus Of The Rat Hippocampal Slice, Neuroscience, 68, 1995, p621 - 624 Journal Article, 1995

O'Mara, S.M., Rowan, M., Anwyl, R., Dantrolene Inhibits Long-Term Depression And Depotentiation, But Not Long-Term Potentiation, Of Synaptic Transmission In The Dentate Gyrus Of Rat Hippocampal Slices, Journal of Physiology, 483, 1995, p55 - 56 Journal Article, 1995

OMARA, SM, DANTROLENE INHIBITS LONG-TERM DEPRESSION AND DEPOTENTIATION OF SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION IN THE DENTATE GYRUS OF RAT HIPPOCAMPAL SLICES, unknown, 1995, 487P, ISI Web of Science, 1995, ppP55 - P56 Meeting Abstract, 1995

O'Mara, S.M., Rolls, E.T., Berthoz, A., Kesner, R.P., Neurons Responding To Whole-Body Motion In The Primate Hippocampus, Journal Of Neuroscience, 14, 1994, p6511 - 6523 Journal Article, 1994

OMARA, SM, SPATIAL REPRESENTATION, SPATIAL NAVIGATION AND THE HIPPOCAMPUS, IRISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 14, 1994, p343 - 360 Journal Article, 1994

O'Mara, S.M., Walsh, V., The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Attention, Hove, East Sussex, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1994 Book, 1994

WALSH, V, A SELECTION ON ATTENTION - SPECIAL ISSUE ON ATTENTION, Cognitive Neuropsychology, 11, 1994, p97 - 98 Journal Article, 1994

Perceptual Constancies. Special Issue, Irish Journal of Psychology, 13, 3, (1992), Walsh, V., O'Mara, S.M., [eds.] Journal, 1992

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Mullally, SM, Roche, RAP, Laing, J, Robertson, IH & O'Mara, SM., A virtual lesion of the Human Hippocampus: Anteceding n-Back performance inhibits subsequent hippocampal-dependent memory function, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting 2005, New York, USA. , 2005 Meeting Abstract, 2005

Roche, RAP, Mullally, SL, Hayden, J, Brennan, P, Fitzsimons, M, McMackin, D, McNulty, J, Prendergast, J, Sukumaran, S, O'Mara, SM & Robertson, IH, Effects of Prolonged Rote Rehearsal on Learning and Hippocampal Metabolism in the Aged, Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting , San Francisco, USA. , 2004 Meeting Abstract, 2004

Mullally, SL, Roche, RAP, Laing, J, Robertson, IH, & O'Mara, SM , Does Performance of a Working-Memory N-Back Task Impact on Episodic Verbal Learning, Recall and Recognition? , Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA. , 2004 Meeting Abstract, 2004

O'Mara, S.M., Mangaoang, M.A., McMackin, D.M., Quigley, J., Relationship Of Language Disorder To Mnemonic Deficits After Unilateral Hippocampectomy In Human Patients, 2003 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Roche, RAP & O'Mara, SM , Learning, attention and executive control in visuomotor association learning., EURESCO conference on Action and Perception in Three-Dimensional Space, Aquafredda di Maratea, Italy., 2003 Meeting Abstract, 2003

Roche, RAP & O'Mara, SM, Event-related potentials during response inhibition in normal absentmindedness and traumatic brain injury, Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, EBBS 2003, Barcelona, Spain, 63 (Suppl), 2003, pp27- Meeting Abstract, 2003

O'Mara, S.M., Hippocampal-Cortical Interaction - The Role Of The Subiculum. Behavioural Pharmacology, 2001 Meeting Abstract, 2001

O'Mara, S.M., Shaw, K.N., Commins, S., Broad-Spectrum Cyclooxygenase Inhibition Reversibly Blocks Long-Term Potentiation And Spatial Learning Via A Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor-Dependent Mechanism. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 2001 Meeting Abstract, 2001

DELANY, D, A BIOLOGICALLY REALISTIC MODEL OF HIPPOCAMPAL CA1-SUBICULUM INTERACTIONS, unknown, 2000, 12, ISI Web of Science, 2000, pp242 - 242 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Anderson, M., O'Mara, S.M., Single-Unit Recordings In The Subiculum Of The Freely-Moving Rat During A Pellet-Chasing Task. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12 (S11), 2000, pp87 Meeting Abstract, 2000

O'Mara, S.M., Anderson, M., Gobbo, O., Single-Unit Recordings In The Subiculum Of The Freely-Moving Rat In The Open Field And Radial Arm Maze. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 26, 2000, pp472 Meeting Abstract, 2000

SHAW, K, STRESS: HOW IT AFFECTS SPATIAL LEARNING AND BDNF EXPRESSION, unknown, 2000, 12, ISI Web of Science, 2000, pp330 - 330 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Delany, D., O'Mara, S.M., A Biologically Realistic Model Of Hippocampal CA1-Subiculum Interaction. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12 (S11), 2000, pp242 Meeting Abstract, 2000

OMARA, SM, THE EFFECTS OF THE ENDOTOXIN LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE ON SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION AND PLASTICITY IN THE CA1-SUBICULUM PATHWAY IN VIVO, unknown, 2000, 12, ISI Web of Science, 2000, pp250 - 250 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Commins, S., Shaw, K., O'Mara, S. M., The Effect Of Lipopolysaccharide On Learning And Retention In The Watermaze And BDNF Expression In The Rat Dentate Gyrus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12 (S11), 2000, pp218 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Roche, RAP & O'Mara, SM , Event-related potentials during low-level visual search: a task components analysis, European Journal of Neuroscience, FENS, Brighton, UK, 12 (Suppl. S), 2000, pp145- Meeting Abstract, 2000

ROCHE, RAP, EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS DURING LOW-LEVEL VISUAL SEARCH: A TASK COMPONENT ANALYSIS, unknown, 2000, 12, ISI Web of Science, 2000, pp145 - 145 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Shaw, K., Gooney, M., Lynch, M.A., O'Mara, S.M., Stress: How It Affects Spatial Learning And BDNF Expression. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12 (S11), 2000, pp178 Meeting Abstract, 2000

O'Mara, S. M., Commins, S., Lynch, M.A., O'Neill, L.A.J., The Effects Of The Endotoxin Lipopolysaccharide On Synaptic Transmission And Plasticity In The CA1-Subiculum Pathway In Vivo. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12 (S11), 2000, pp189 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Roche, R.A.P.& O'Mara, S.M., Event-Related Potentials During Low-Level Visual Search: A Task Component Analysis. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12 (S11), 2000, pp99 Meeting Abstract, 2000

Gooney, MA, O'Mara, S.M., Lynch M.A., Long-Term Potentiation Induces Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Release And TrkB Phosphorylation. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 26, 2000, pp360 Meeting Abstract, 2000

COMMINS, S, THE EFFECT OF LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE ON LEARNING AND RETENTION IN THE WATERMAZE AND BDNF EXPRESSION IN THE RAT DENTATE GYRUS, unknown, 2000, 12, ISI Web of Science, 2000, pp83 - 83 Meeting Abstract, 2000

O'Mara, S.M., Commins, S., O'Neill, L.A.J., Martin, D.S.D., Lynch, M.A., Interactions Between Lipopolysaccharide And Low-Frequency Stimulation Of Synaptic Transmission Of The Hippocampal Area CA1-Subiculum Projection. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 25, 1999, pp856 Meeting Abstract, 1999

Commins, S., Gigg, J., O'Mara, S.M., Interactions Between Behavioral Stress, Low-Frequency Stimulation And Paired-Pulse Facilitation. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 25, 1999, pp1534 Meeting Abstract, 1999

Shaw, K., Gooney, M., Lynch, M.A., O'Mara, S.M., Interactions Between Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) Expression, Behavioral Stress, Diet And Spatial Learning In The Water Maze. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 25, 1999, pp514 Meeting Abstract, 1999

O'Mara, S.M., Commins, S., Gigg, J., Anderson, M., Long-Term Potentiation Of The Projection From Hippocampal Area CA1 To The Subiculum. Neuropharmacology, S37, 2.08, 1998 Meeting Abstract, 1998

COMMINS, S, LONG-TERM POTENTIATION OF THE PROJECTION FROM HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1 TO THE SUBICULUM IN VIVO., unknown, 1998, 10, ISI Web of Science, 1998, pp21 - 21 Meeting Abstract, 1998

Ellison, A., Batelli, L., O'Mara, S.M., Walsh, V., Cowey, A., Human Visual Area V5 Is Important For Attention To Motion: A Magnetic Stimulation Study. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 24, 1998, pp1746 Meeting Abstract, 1998

O'Donoghue, D., O'Mara, S. M., Gilchrist, M. D., Models for Predicting Brain Injuries due to High Velocity Impact. Annual Symposium of the Irish Society for Scientific & Engineering Computation, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, 1998 Meeting Abstract, 1998

Commins, S., Gigg, J., Anderson, M., O'Mara, S.M., Long-Term Potentiation Of The Projection From Hippocampal Area CA1 To The Subiculum In Vivo. European Journal Of Neuroscience, S10, 21, 1998 Meeting Abstract, 1998

Delany, D., Gilchrist, M. D., O'Mara, S.M., A Computational Analysis of the Subicular Complex of the Mammalian Brain. Annual Symposium of the Irish Society for Scientific & Engineering Computation, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, 1998 Meeting Abstract, 1998

Model Learning And Memory Systems In Neurobiological Research: Conditioning And Associative Learning Procedures And Spatial Learning Paradigms in, editor(s)Lynch, M.A., O'Mara, S.M. , Neuroscience Labfax, London, Academic Press, 1997, [Hölscher, C., O'Mara, S.M.] Book Chapter, 1997

Gigg, J., Finch, D.M., O'Mara, S.M., Convergent Responses Of Rat Subicular Complex Neurons To Stimulation Of CA1 And Entorhinal Cortex In Vivo. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 23, 1997, pp488 Meeting Abstract, 1997

Preface in, first reprint of R.A.S. Macalister's Corpus Inscriptionum Insularum Celticarum, Four Courts Press, 1996, [McManus D.] Book Chapter, 1996

Ellison, A., Walsh, V., O'Mara, S.M., Perceptual Learning In Visual Search. European Journal of Neuroscience, S9, 1996, pp106 Meeting Abstract, 1996

O'Mara, S.M., Rowan, M., Anwyl, R., Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors Can Mediate Long-Term Depression Of Synaptic Transmission In The Dentate Gyrus Of Rat Hippocampal Slices Independently Of NMDA-Receptor Activation. Journal Of Physiology, 483, 1994, pp71 - 72 Meeting Abstract, 1994

O'Mara, S.M., Scannell, J.W., Burns, G., Young, M.W., A Topological Analysis Of The Connectivity Of The Hippocampal Formation. Proceedings Of The Brain Research Association, 11, 65. , 1994 Meeting Abstract, 1994

O'Mara, S.M., Rowan, M., Anwyl, R., 1S-3R ACPD Can Cause Long-Term Depression And Depotentiation Of Synaptic Transmission In The Dentate Gyrus Of Rat Hippocampal Slices. Society For Neuroscience Abstracts, 20, 1994, pp1513 Meeting Abstract, 1994

Research Expertise

Description

Biology of learning and memory; mechanisms of brain repair; drug action in CNS; synaptic plasticity; visualising in vivo neuronal activity; defining distribution of bioactive agents in CNS; imaging human brain during learning and memory; models of neurodegeneration; models of secondary depression and their treatment; organic disorders of memory. Key Research Question: How does the brain change as a result of experience? To investigate this general problem, I have adopted multidisciplinary techniques from diverse disciplines (e.g. neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, behavioural analysis, neuroimmunology). Techniques routinely used in my research group include: in vivo neurophysiology in freely-moving/anaesthetised rat (field potentials/action potential recordings of single neurons/neuronal ensembles); neurobehavioural assays (automated water, radial, open field; object exploration, odour discrimination, etc.); brain protein assays (BDNF; prostaglandins); radioimmunoassays; neurohistology.

Keywords

ACTIVATED PROTEIN-KINASE; ALZHEIMERS-DISEASE; AMINO-ACID RECEPTORS; AMMONS HORN; ANATOMICAL DATA; ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX; ANTERIOR THALAMIC NUCLEI; ARACHIDONIC-ACID; AREA CA1; BDNF; BDNF PROTECTS; BEHAVIORAL STRESS; Biology of learning, memory and cognition; CA1; CALCIUM; CHRONIC NEUROINFLAMMATION; COGNITIVE MAPS; COMPLEX-SPIKE CELLS; CORTEX; CUE CONTROL; CYTOKINES; DENTATE GYRUS; DEPOTENTIATION; DISORIENTATION; EFFERENT CONNECTIONS; ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICALLY-DEFINED CLASSES; ENTORHINAL CORTEX; ENVIRONMENT; FIRING PATTERNS; FIRING PROPERTIES; FREELY-MOVING; FRONTAL-CORTEX; GYRUS IN-VITRO; HEAD DIRECTION CELLS; HIGH-FREQUENCY STIMULATION; HIPPOCAMPAL; HIPPOCAMPAL AREA CA1; HIPPOCAMPAL FORMATION; HIPPOCAMPAL SLICES; HIPPOCAMPUS; IN-VIVO; LASTING POTENTIATION; LEARNING AND MEMORY; LESIONS; LONG-TERM POTENTIATION; MESSENGER-RNA; METHYL-D-ASPARTATE; NEURONS; PAIRED-PULSE FACILITATION; PARIETAL CORTEX; PATH INTEGRATION; PLACE NAVIGATION; PLASTICITY; POTENTIATION; RAT; RAT HIPPOCAMPUS; RATS; SLICES; SPATIAL MEMORY; SUBICULUM; SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION; WATER MAZE

Recognition

Representations

Major Conference Organization: The European Brain and Behaviour Society meeting Sept 2005. I was the Chair and Chief Organiser of this conference; I led the successful bid to bring this conference to Dublin and to have it hosted by the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. This was a major international meeting of some 450 delegates. 2005

Awards and Honours

FAPS 2010

MRIA 2011

Memberships

Association for Psychological Science; Society for Neuroscience; European Brain and Behaviour Society; Neuroscience Ireland


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