Selected publications

  • Goh J, Manahan-Vaughan D (2013) Spatial Object Recognition Enables Endogenous LTD that Curtails LTP in the Mouse Hippocampus. Cerebral Cortex 23:1118-1125.

  • Kemp A, Manahan-Vaughan D (2012) Passive spatial perception facilitates the expression of persistent hippocampal long-term depression. Cerebral Cortex. 22:1614-1621.

  • Hagena H, Manahan-Vaughan D (2011) Learning-facilitated synaptic plasticity at CA3 mossy fiber and commissural-associational synapses reveals different roles in information processing. Cerebral Cortex. 21:2442-2449.

  • Lemon N, Aydin-Abidin S, Funke K, Manahan-Vaughan D (2009) Locus coeruleus activation facilitates memory encoding and induces hippocampal LTD that depend on beta-adrenoreceptor Cerebral Cortex 19: 2827-37.

  • Bikbaev A, Manahan-Vaughan D (2008) Relationship of hippocampal theta and gamma oscillations to potentiation of synaptic transmission. Front. Neurosci. 2:56-63.

  • Tsanov M, Manahan-Vaughan D (2007) Intrinsic, light-independent and visual activity-dependent mechanisms cooperate in the shaping of the field responses in rat visual cortex. J. Neurosci. 27:8422-8429.

  • Kemp A, Manahan-Vaughan D. (2004) Hippocampal long-term depression and long-term potentiation encode different aspects of novelty acquisition. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101:8192-7.

  • Manahan-Vaughan, D. and Braunewell KH. (1999) Novelty acquisition is associated with induction of hippocampal long-term depression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 8739-8744.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the executive board of the Ruhr University Bochum Research School (graduate school funded by the Excellence Initiative of the german federal and state governments), since 2013

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Senate's committee for graduate schools, since 2012

  • Speaker of the DFG Collaborative Research Consortium, SFB 874, since 2010

  • Speaker of the Research Department of Neuroscience of the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), since 2009

  • Director / Dean of Studies of the International Graduate School of Neuroscience, RUB, since 2003

  • Spokesman and representative for Neuroscience for the RUB, since 2003

  • Speaker of the Competence Network for Neuroscience of the State of Northrhine Westphalia, 2005 – 2010

  • Chairperson of the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS), 2005 – 2010

  • Member of the Executive Committee and of the Governing Council of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), 2005 – 2010


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