Selected Publications

  1. Alexander, A. S. & Nitz, D. A. (2017). Spatially periodic activation patterns of retrosplenial cortex encode route sub-spaces and distance traveled. Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.036   (PDF)

  2. Olson, J.M., Tongprasearth, K., Nitz, D.A. (2017). Subiculum neurons map the current axis of travel. Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4464   (PDF)

  3. Alexander, A. S. & Nitz, D. A. (2015). Retrosplenial cortex maps the conjunction of internal and external spaces. Nature Neuroscience. doi: 10.1038/nn.4058.   (PDF)

  4. Tingley D, Alexander AS, Kolbu S, de Sa VR, Chiba AA and Nitz DA (2014) Task-phase-specific dynamics of basal forebrain neuronal ensembles. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 8:174. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2014.00174   (PDF)

  5. Tingley D., Alexander A.S., Quinn L.K., Chiba A.A., Nitz D.A.(2015) Cell assemblies of the Basal Forebrain. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2015 Feb 18, 35(7): 2992-3000; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4432-14.2015   (PDF)

  6. Oros, N., Chiba, A.A., Nitz, D.A., Krichmar, J.L.(2014) Learning to ignore: a modeling study of a decremental cholinergic pathway and its influence on attention and learning. Learning and Memory, 2014 21: 105-118; doi: 10.1101/lm.032433.113   (PDF)

  7. Cowen, S.L., Nitz, D.A (2014) Repeating firing fields of CA1 neurons shift foward in response to increasing angular velocity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 1 January 2014, 34(1): 232-241; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1199-13.2014.   (PDF)

  8. Cowen, S.L., Davis, G.A., Nitz, D.A (2012) Anterior cingulate neurons in the rat map anticipated effort and reward to their associated action sequences. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May;107(9):2393-407. doi: 10.1152/jn.01012.2011. Epub 2012 Feb 8.   (PDF)

  9. Nitz, D.A (2012) Spaces within spaces: rat parietal cortex neurons register postion across three reference frames. Nature Neuroscience 15, pgs. 1365-1367.   (PDF)

  10. Avery, M.C., Nitz, D.A., Chiba, A.A., Krichmar, J.L. (2012) Simulation of cholinergic and noradrenergic modulation of behavior in uncertain environments. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 6(5), pgs. 1-6.  (PDF)

  11. Chen, Y., Nitz, D.A. (2011) A unified description of cerebellar inter-spike interval distributions and variabilities using summation of Gaussians. Network: Computation in Neural Systems 22(1-4), pgs. 75-96.  (PDF)

  12. NitZ, D.A. (2011) Path shape impacts the exent of CA1 pattern recurrence both within and across environments. J. Neurophysiology 105, pgs. 1815-1824.  (PDF)

  13. Quinn, L.K., NitZ, D.A., Chiba, A.A. (2010) Learning-dependent dynamics of beta-frequency oscillations in the basal forebrain of rats. Eur. J. Neuroscience, pgs. 1-9.  (PDF)

  14. Nitz, D.A. (2009) Parietal cortex, navigation, and the construction of arbitrary reference frames for spatial information. Neurobiol. Learn. Mem., 91(2): 179-85.  (PDF)

  15. Nitz, D.A. (2006) Tracking route progression in the posterior parietal cortex. Neuron, 49: 747-756.  (PDF)

  16. Wilent, W.B., Nitz, D.A. (2007) Discrete place fields of hippocampal formation interneurons. J. Neurophysiol. 97(6):4152-61.  (PDF)

  17. Kargo, W.J., Szatmary B., Nitz, D.A. (2007) Adaptation of prefrontal cortical firing patterns and their fidelity to changes in action-reward contingencies. J. Neurosci. 27(13):3548-59.  (PDF)

  18. Krichmar, J.L., Nitz, D.A., Gally, J.A., Edelman, G.M. (2005) Characterizing functional hippocampal pathways in a brain-based device as it solves a spatial memory task. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 102(6), 2111-16.  (PDF)

  19. Nitz, D.A., McNaughton, B.L. (2004) Differential modulation of CA1 and Dentate Gyrus interneurons during exploration of novel environments. J. Neurophysiology, 93(2):863-72.  (PDF)

  20. Kargo, W.J., Nitz, D.A. (2004) Improvements in the signal-to-noise ratio of motor cortex cells distinguish early versus late phases of motor skill learning. J. Neuroscience, 24(24):5560-9.  (PDF)

  21. Kargo, W.J., Nitz, D.A. (2003) Early skill learning is expressed through selection and tuning of cortically represented muscle synergies. J. Neuroscience, 23(35):11255-69.  (PDF)

  22. Chen, Y., Nitz, D.A. (2003) Use of 'relative-phase' analysis to assess correlation between neuronal spike trains. Biol. Cybern. 88(3):177-82.  (PDF)

  23. Nitz, D.A., van Swinderen B., Tononi G., Greenspan R.J. (2002) Electrophysiological correlates of rest and activity in Drosophila melanogaster. Current Biology. 12(22):1934-40.  (PDF)

  24. Nitz, D., Tononi, G. (2002) Tonic rhythmic activity of rat cerebellar neurons. Exp. Brain. Res. 146(2):265-70.  (PDF)

  25. Nitz, D.A., McNaughton, B.L. (1999) Hippocampal EEG and unit activity responses to modulation of serotonergic median raphe neurons in the freely behaving rat. Learning and Memory 6(2):153-67.  (PDF)

  26. Nitz, D., Siegel, J. (1997) GABA release in the dorsal raphe nucleus: role in the control of REM sleep. Am. J. Physiol. 273(1 pt 2):R451-5.  (PDF)