Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 6550
My research interests are in the systems level modelling of neural systems. I treat interacting brain regions as nonlinear dynamical systems to enable the use of mathematical tools, such as bifurcation analysis, to better understand the transitions to the pathological oscillations of disease states of epilepsy and Parkinsonís disease.
I have a particular interest in the use of Bayesian inference techniques for finding the parameters of high dimensional systems.
- A. Blenkinsop, K.N. Gurney (2013), Multi-scale modelling with spikes and rate codes: a demonstration in a model of the basal ganglia, BMC Neuroscience, 14, Suppl. 1 P154.
- Blenkinsop, A., Kadirkamanthan, V., Anderson, S., & Gurney, K. N. (2012), A firing rate model of the basal ganglia incorporating action selection with parameter estimation by approximate Bayesian computation, Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans.