Dr Seán Commins

Psychology, Human Health Institute, ALL Institute

Senior Lecturer

John Hume Building
SF20
(01) 708 6182

Biography

Having obtained his PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 1999, Dr. Sean Commins was first appointed as Lecturer (2001) and then as Senior Lecturer (2008) in the Department of Psychology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He has 55 publications in international neuroscience journals such as Brain Research, Hippocampus, European Journal of Neuroscience and Learning & Memory and has presented his work at many international conferences (e.g FENS, EBBS). Dr Commins has attracted funding from a wide variety of sources including Science Foundation of Ireland, Health Research Board of Ireland, the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and also the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Commins currently has a team of 2 PhD and 1 MSc students and, to date, has graduated 10 PhD students. Dr. Commins has also received numerous awards including Presidential Early Career Award (2005) and Irish Heart Foundation Noel Hickey award (2011) in recognition of his research. Finally, he is a committee member of Neuroscience Ireland.


Research Interests

Dr. Commins’ research is the general area of behavioural neuroscience and is particularly interested in spatial navigation and the formation of long-term spatial memories. He also examines the role of the hippocampus and the surrounding cortical area (entorhinal and perirhinal) in memory formation and investigates its molecular underpinnings. The second area of interest is the examination of cognitive deficits following stroke. In collaboration with Tallaght Hospital Dublin, Dr. Commins is investigating memory and attentional impairments immediately following stroke and trying to understand how these deficits recover with time. This work also examines the neural underpinnings of such deficits and how the brain changes following recovery. A third area of research is the examination of driving behaviour. In particular, this work investigates the interaction between cognition and driving and how impairments in cognition, through ageing or an age-related disorder, can impinge on a person’s ability to drive.

Books

  Year Publication
2018 Why Science Needs Art: From Historical to Modern Day Perspectives.
Roche, RAP, Farina, FR, Commins, S (2018) Why Science Needs Art: From Historical to Modern Day Perspectives. Oxford, UK: Routledge UK. [Details]
2018 Behavioural Neuroscience.
Commins S (2018) Behavioural Neuroscience. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2009 Pioneering Studies in Modern Cognitive Neuroscience.
Roche, RAP & Commins, S (2009) Pioneering Studies in Modern Cognitive Neuroscience. : Open University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Autobiographical memory, the ageing brain and mechanisms of psychological interventions'
Allen AP;Doyle C;Commins S;Roche RAP; (2018) 'Autobiographical memory, the ageing brain and mechanisms of psychological interventions'. Ageing Research Reviews, 42 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Efficiency: an underlying principle of learning?'
Commins S; (2018) 'Efficiency: an underlying principle of learning?'. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 29 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Temporal dynamics of immediate early gene expression during cellular consolidation of spatial memory'
Barry DN;Commins S; (2017) 'Temporal dynamics of immediate early gene expression during cellular consolidation of spatial memory'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 327 [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The effect of NMDA-R antagonism on simultaneously acquired local field potentials and tissue oxygen levels in the brains of freely-moving rats'
Kealy J, Commins S, Lowry JP (2017) 'The effect of NMDA-R antagonism on simultaneously acquired local field potentials and tissue oxygen levels in the brains of freely-moving rats'. Neuropharmacology, 116 :343-350 [Details]
2016 'Chronic fluoxetine treatment attenuates post-septic affective changes in the mouse'
Anderson, ST;Commins, S;Moynagh, P;Coogan, AN (2016) 'Chronic fluoxetine treatment attenuates post-septic affective changes in the mouse'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 297 :112-115 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'Differential expression of immediate early genes Zif268 and c-Fos in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex following spatial learning and glutamate receptor antagonism'
Farina FR;Commins S; (2016) 'Differential expression of immediate early genes Zif268 and c-Fos in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex following spatial learning and glutamate receptor antagonism'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 307 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 'The time course of systems consolidation of spatial memory from recent to remote retention: A comparison of the Immediate Early Genes Zif268, c-Fos and Arc'
Barry DN;Coogan AN;Commins S; (2016) 'The time course of systems consolidation of spatial memory from recent to remote retention: A comparison of the Immediate Early Genes Zif268, c-Fos and Arc'. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 128 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Imaging spatial learning in the brain using immediate early genes: insights, opportunities and limitations'
Barry, DN;Commins, S (2011) 'Imaging spatial learning in the brain using immediate early genes: insights, opportunities and limitations'. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 22 :131-142 [DOI] [Details]
2009 'Differences in cue-dependent spatial navigation may be revealed by in-depth swimming analysis'
Harvey, DR;Brant, L;Commins, S (2009) 'Differences in cue-dependent spatial navigation may be revealed by in-depth swimming analysis'. Behavioural Processes, 82 :190-197 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'A possible role for protein synthesis, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in long-term spatial memory retention in the water maze'
McGauran, AMT;Barry, D;Moore, JB;Madsen, D;O'Dea, S;Mahon, BP;Commins, S (2008) 'A possible role for protein synthesis, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in long-term spatial memory retention in the water maze'. Behavioral Neuroscience, 122 :805-815 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Emergence of an egocentric cue guiding and allocentric inferring strategy that mirrors hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the Morris water maze'
Harvey, DR;McGauran, AMT;Murphy, J;Burns, L;McMonagle, E;Commins, S (2008) 'Emergence of an egocentric cue guiding and allocentric inferring strategy that mirrors hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the Morris water maze'. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 89 :462-479 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Plastic and metaplastic changes in the CA1 and sublicular projections to the entorhinal cortex'
Craig, S;Commins, S (2007) 'Plastic and metaplastic changes in the CA1 and sublicular projections to the entorhinal cortex'. Journal of Brain Research, 1147 :124-139 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Interleukin-10 (IL-10) but not Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) produces increased motor activity and abnormal exploratory patterns while impairing spatial learning in Balb/c mice'
Harvey, D;Smith, R;English, K;Mahon, B;Commins, S (2006) 'Interleukin-10 (IL-10) but not Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) produces increased motor activity and abnormal exploratory patterns while impairing spatial learning in Balb/c mice'. Physiology and Behavior, 87 :842-847 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Interaction between paired-pulse facilitation and long-term potentiation in the projection from hippocampal area CAI to the entorhinal cortex'
Craig, S;Commins, S (2005) 'Interaction between paired-pulse facilitation and long-term potentiation in the projection from hippocampal area CAI to the entorhinal cortex'. Neuroscience Research, 53 :140-146 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Long-term retention and overshadowing of proximal and distal cues following habituation in an object exploration task'
Craig, S;Cunningham, L;Kelly, L;Commins, S (2005) 'Long-term retention and overshadowing of proximal and distal cues following habituation in an object exploration task'. Behavioural Processes, 68 :117-128 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Relating derived relations as a model of analogical reasoning: Reaction times and event-related potentials'
Barnes-Holmes, D;Regan, D;Barnes-Holmes, Y;Commins, S;Walsh, D;Stewart, I;Smeets, PM;Whelan, R;Dymond, S (2005) 'Relating derived relations as a model of analogical reasoning: Reaction times and event-related potentials'. JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR, 84 :435-451 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Derived stimulus relations, semantic priming, and event-related potentials: Testing a behavioral theory of semantic networks'
Barnes-Holmes, D;Staunton, C;Whelan, R;Barnes-Holmes, Y;Commins, S;Walsh, D;Stewart, I;Smeets, PM;Dymond, S (2005) 'Derived stimulus relations, semantic priming, and event-related potentials: Testing a behavioral theory of semantic networks'. JOURNAL OF THE EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR, 84 :417-433 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Vestibular influence on water maze retention: transient whole body rotations improve the accuracy of the cue-based retention strategy'
McGauran, AMT;O'Mara, SM;Commins, S (2005) 'Vestibular influence on water maze retention: transient whole body rotations improve the accuracy of the cue-based retention strategy'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 158 :183-187 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Retention of cue-based associations in the water maze is time-dependent and sensitive to disruption by rotating the starting position'
McGauran, AMT;Harvey, D;Cunningham, L;Craig, S;Commins, S (2004) 'Retention of cue-based associations in the water maze is time-dependent and sensitive to disruption by rotating the starting position'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 151 :255-266 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Massed but not spaced training impairs spatial memory'
Commins, S;Cunningham, L;Harvey, D;Walsh, D (2003) 'Massed but not spaced training impairs spatial memory'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 139 :215-223 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Physiological evidence for a possible projection from dorsal subiculum to hippocampal area CA1'
Commins, S;Aggleton, JP;O'Mara, SM (2002) 'Physiological evidence for a possible projection from dorsal subiculum to hippocampal area CA1'. Experimental Brain Research, 146 :155-160 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Learning efficiency: The influence of cue salience during spatial navigation'
Farina F.;Burke T.;Coyle D.;Jeter K.;McGee M.;O'Connell J.;Taheny D.;Commins S. (2015) 'Learning efficiency: The influence of cue salience during spatial navigation'. Behavioural Processes, 116 :17-27 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Dual-task and electrophysiological markers of executive cognitive processing in older adult gait and fall-risk'
Walshe, EA;Patterson, MR;Commins, S;Roche, RAP (2015) 'Dual-task and electrophysiological markers of executive cognitive processing in older adult gait and fall-risk'. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Does prior sepsis alter subsequent circadian and sickness behaviour response to lipopolysaccharide treatment in mice?'
Anderson, ST;O'Callaghan, EK;Commins, S;Coogan, AN (2015) 'Does prior sepsis alter subsequent circadian and sickness behaviour response to lipopolysaccharide treatment in mice?'. Journal of Neural Transmission, 122 :63-73 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'Lipopolysaccharide-induced sepsis induces long-lasting affective changes in the mouse'
Anderson, ST;Commins, S;Moynagh, PN;Coogan, AN (2015) 'Lipopolysaccharide-induced sepsis induces long-lasting affective changes in the mouse'. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 43 :98-109 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'An exploration of EEG features during recovery following stroke - Implications for BCI-mediated neurorehabilitation therapy'
Leamy D.;Kocijan J.;Domijan K.;Duffin J.;Roche R.;Commins S.;Collins ;Ward T. (2015) 'An exploration of EEG features during recovery following stroke - Implications for BCI-mediated neurorehabilitation therapy'. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11 (1) [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2014 'An exploratory study of the role played by sustained attention along a rural Irish route using a video-playback system'
Daly, N;Brogan, M;Kaneswaran, D;Deegan, C;Markham, C;Commins, S (2014) 'An exploratory study of the role played by sustained attention along a rural Irish route using a video-playback system'. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 26 :138-150 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Manipulation of visual information does not change the accuracy of distance estimation during a blindfolded walking task'
Commins, S, McCormack, K, Callinan E, Fitzgerald H, Molloy E, Young K (2013) 'Manipulation of visual information does not change the accuracy of distance estimation during a blindfolded walking task'. HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE, 32 :794-807 [IR Link] [Details]
2013 'Hippocampal contribution to vector model hypothesis during cue-dependent navigation'
Diviney, M;Fey, D;Commins, S (2013) 'Hippocampal contribution to vector model hypothesis during cue-dependent navigation'. Learning and Memory, 20 :367-378 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Antagonism of glutamate receptors in the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection prevents long-term potentiation and attenuates levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor'
Kealy J.;Commins S. (2009) 'Antagonism of glutamate receptors in the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection prevents long-term potentiation and attenuates levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor'. Journal of Brain Research, 1265 :53-64 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'The rat perirhinal cortex: A review of anatomy, physiology, plasticity, and function'
Kealy J, Commins S. (2011) 'The rat perirhinal cortex: A review of anatomy, physiology, plasticity, and function'. PROGRESS IN NEUROBIOLOGY, 93 :522-548 [IR Link] [Details]
2010 'Frequency-dependent changes in synaptic plasticity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection. '
Kealy J & Commins S (2010) 'Frequency-dependent changes in synaptic plasticity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection. '. BRAIN RESEARCH, 1326 :51-61 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Differences in cue-dependent spatial navigation may be revealed by in-depth swimming analysis'
Harvey DR, Brant L, Commins S (2009) 'Differences in cue-dependent spatial navigation may be revealed by in-depth swimming analysis'. BEHAVIOURAL PROCESSES, 82 :190-197 [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'High-resolution ERP mapping of cortical activation related to implicit object-location memory'
Murphy JS, Wynne C, O'Rourke E, Commins S, Roche RAP (2009) 'High-resolution ERP mapping of cortical activation related to implicit object-location memory'. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 82 :234-245 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Emergence of an egocentric cue guiding and allocentric inferring strategy that mirrors Hippocampal Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) expression in the Morris Watermaze'
Harvey DR, McGauran A-M T, Murphy J, Burns L, McMonagle E, Commins S. (2008) 'Emergence of an egocentric cue guiding and allocentric inferring strategy that mirrors Hippocampal Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) expression in the Morris Watermaze'. NEUROBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY, 89 :462-479 [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'The effects of overtraining in the Morris water maze on allocentric and egocentric learning strategies in rats'
Kealy J, Diviney M, Kehoe E, McGonagle V, O’Shea A, Harvey D, Commins S. (2008) 'The effects of overtraining in the Morris water maze on allocentric and egocentric learning strategies in rats'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 192 :259-263 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Concurrent task performance enhances low-level visuomotor learning'
Roche, RAP, Commins, S, Agnew, F, Cassidy, S, Corapi, K, Leibbrand, S, Lipson, Z, Rickard, J, Sorohan, J, Wynne, C & O’Mara, SM (2007) 'Concurrent task performance enhances low-level visuomotor learning'. PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 69 :513-522 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Short- and long-term facilitation of synaptic transmission in the entorhinal cortex following stimulation in the subiculum'
Craig S & Commins, S. (2006) 'Short- and long-term facilitation of synaptic transmission in the entorhinal cortex following stimulation in the subiculum'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 174 :281-288 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'High-density event-related potentials: Current theories and practice'
Roche, R.A.P., Scanlon, P. and Commins, S. (2006) 'High-density event-related potentials: Current theories and practice'. THE IRISH PSYCHOLOGIST, 33 :1-4 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Human locomotion of a route assists in subsequent blind navigation'
Roche, R.A.P., Murphy, J., O'Riordan, K, Glad, K, Commins, S, Mangaoang, M.A. and O'Mara, S.M. (2006) 'Human locomotion of a route assists in subsequent blind navigation'. THE IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 175 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'The subiculum to entorhinal cortex projection is capable of sustaining both short-and long-term plastic changes'
Commins, S. and Craig, S. (2006) 'The subiculum to entorhinal cortex projection is capable of sustaining both short-and long-term plastic changes'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 174 :281-288 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Neural correlates of source memory are revealed by a high density ERPs array'
Roche, R.A.P., Scanlon, P. , Moore, J.L., Murphy, J., Commins, S., Dockree, P.M. and Jacoby, L.L (2006) 'Neural correlates of source memory are revealed by a high density ERPs array'. THE IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 175 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Interleukin-10 (IL-10) but not Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) produces increased motor activity and abnormal exploratory pattern while impairing spatial learning in Balb/c mice'
Harvey D, Smith R, English K, Commins, S. and Mahon, B. (2006) 'Interleukin-10 (IL-10) but not Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) produces increased motor activity and abnormal exploratory pattern while impairing spatial learning in Balb/c mice'. PHYSIOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, 87 :842-847 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Cyclooxygenase Inhibition Attenuates Endotoxin-Induced Spatial Learning Deficits, But Not an Endotoxin-Induced Blockade Of Long-Term Potentiation'
Shaw KN, Commins, S, O’Mara SM. (2005) 'Cyclooxygenase Inhibition Attenuates Endotoxin-Induced Spatial Learning Deficits, But Not an Endotoxin-Induced Blockade Of Long-Term Potentiation'. Journal of Brain Research, 1038 :231-237 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Hippocampal contributions to neurocognitive mapping in humans: A new model'
Roche, RAP, Mangaoang, MA, Commins, S & O’Mara, SM (2005) 'Hippocampal contributions to neurocognitive mapping in humans: A new model'. Hippocampus, 15 :622-641 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Vestibular influence on water maze retention: transient whole body rotations improve the accuracy of the cue-based retention strategy'
McGauran, A-M T, O’Mara, SM & Commins, S. (2005) 'Vestibular influence on water maze retention: transient whole body rotations improve the accuracy of the cue-based retention strategy'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 158 :183-187 [IR Link] [Details]
2004 'Interfacing relational frame theory with cognitive neuroscience: Semantic priming, the implicit association test, and event related potentials'
D. Barnes-Holmes, C. Staunton, Y. Barnes-Holmes, R. Whelan, I. Stewart, S. Commins, D. Walsh, P. Smeets and S. Dymond (2004) 'Interfacing relational frame theory with cognitive neuroscience: Semantic priming, the implicit association test, and event related potentials'. International Journal of Psychology, 4 :215-240 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Massed but not spaced training impairs spatial memory'
Commins, S. Cunningham, L., Harvey, D., & Walsh D (2003) 'Massed but not spaced training impairs spatial memory'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 139 :215-223 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 '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'
Shaw KN, Commins, S, O’Mara SM (2003) '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 :2438-2446 [Details]
2002 'Cellular mechanisms underlying spatial orientation and navigation in rodents'
O’Mara S, Shaw K & Commins, S (2002) 'Cellular mechanisms underlying spatial orientation and navigation in rodents'. European Journal of Neuroscience, S23 [Details]
2001 'The effects of the bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide on synaptic transmission and plasticity in the CA1-subiculum pathway in vivo'
Commins, S., L.A.J. O'Neill & O'Mara, S.M. (2001) 'The effects of the bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide on synaptic transmission and plasticity in the CA1-subiculum pathway in vivo'. 102 :273-280 [Details]
2001 'The Subiculum: Perspectives on Anatomy to Behaviour'
O'Mara, S.M., Commins, S., Anderson, M., & Gigg, J. (2001) 'The Subiculum: Perspectives on Anatomy to Behaviour'. Progress in Neurobiology, 64 :129-155 [Details]
2001 'Lipopolysaccharide causes deficits in spatial learning in the watermaze but not in BDNF expression in the rat dentate gyrus'
Shaw KN, Commins, S, O'Mara SM (2001) 'Lipopolysaccharide causes deficits in spatial learning in the watermaze but not in BDNF expression in the rat dentate gyrus'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 124 :47-54 [Details]
2000 'Interactions between Paired-Pulse Facilitation, Low-Frequency Stimulation and Behavioural Stress in the Pathway from Hippocampal Area CA1 to the Subiculum: Dissociation of Baseline Synaptic Transmission from Paired-Pulse Facilitation and Depression of the Same Pathway'
Commins, S. & O'Mara, S.M. (2000) 'Interactions between Paired-Pulse Facilitation, Low-Frequency Stimulation and Behavioural Stress in the Pathway from Hippocampal Area CA1 to the Subiculum: Dissociation of Baseline Synaptic Transmission from Paired-Pulse Facilitation and Depression of the Same Pathway'. Psychobiology, 28 :1-11 [Details]
2000 'The effect of lipopolysaccharide on learning and retention in the watermaze and on BDNF expression in the rat dentate gyrus'
Commins, S., Shaw, K., & O'Mara, S.M. (2000) 'The effect of lipopolysaccharide on learning and retention in the watermaze and on BDNF expression in the rat dentate gyrus'. European Journal of Neuroscience, [Details]
2000 'Synaptic plasticity in the hippocampal area CA1-subiculum projection: Implications for theories of memory'
O'Mara, S.M., Commins, S. and Anderson, M. (2000) 'Synaptic plasticity in the hippocampal area CA1-subiculum projection: Implications for theories of memory'. Hippocampus, 10 :447-456 [Details]
2000 'The effects of low-frequency and two-pulse stimulation protocols on synaptic transmission in the CA1-subiculum pathway in the anaesthetized rat'
Anderson, M., Commins, S. and O'Mara, S.M. (2000) '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 :181-184 [Details]
1999 'Disorientation combined with parietal cortex lesions causes path integration deficits in the Water Maze'
Commins, S., Gemmell, C., Anderson, M., Gigg, J. and O'Mara, S.M. (1999) 'Disorientation combined with parietal cortex lesions causes path integration deficits in the Water Maze'. BEHAVIOURAL BRAIN RESEARCH, 104 :197-200 [Details]
1999 'Long-Term Potentiation of the Projection from Hippocampal Area CA1 to the Subiculum: The Effects of Single and Multiple Episodes of High Frequency Stimulation'
Commins, S., Anderson, M., Gigg, J. and O'Mara, S.M. (1999) 'Long-Term Potentiation of the Projection from Hippocampal Area CA1 to the Subiculum: The Effects of Single and Multiple Episodes of High Frequency Stimulation'. Neuroscience Letters, 270 :99-102 [Details]
1998 'Interactions between Paired-Pulse Facilitation and Long-Term Potentiation in the Projection from Hippocampal Area CA1 to the Subiculum'
Commins, S., Gigg, J., Anderson, M. and O'Mara, S.M. (1998) 'Interactions between Paired-Pulse Facilitation and Long-Term Potentiation in the Projection from Hippocampal Area CA1 to the Subiculum'. NeuroReport, 9 :4109-4113 [Details]
1998 'The projection from hippocampal area CA1 to the subiculum sustains long-term potentiation'
Commins, S., Gigg, J., Anderson M. & O'Mara, S.M. (1998) 'The projection from hippocampal area CA1 to the subiculum sustains long-term potentiation'. NeuroReport, 9 :847-850 [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2005 Presidential Early Career Research Award
2011 Noel Hickey Research award

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1999 PhD
1998 DipStat
1995 BSc (Hons.)