Conor Houghton
     

Papers

Refereed papers and chapters in neuroscience

The dynamic relationship between cerebellar Purkinje cell simple spikes and complex spike spikelet number
Amelia Burroughs, Andrew K. Wise, Jianqiang Xiao, Conor Houghton, Tianyu Tang,
Colleen Y. Suh, Eric J. Lang, Richard Apps and Nadia L. Cerminara,
The Journal of Physiology (2016) 10.1113/JP272259.
PMC5199739 researchgate journal preprint.

Diffusion modelling reveals the decision making processes underlying negative judgement bias in rats.
Claire A. Hales, Emma S. J. Robinson and Conor J. Houghton,
PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152592.
journal.

The dentate gyrus and the hilar region revisited.
Conor Houghton,
Commentary. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39 (2016) e210.
doi / journal, pdf, researchgate.

Calculating mutual information for spike trains and other data with distances but no coordinates.
Conor Houghton,
Royal Society Open Science, 2 (2015) 140391.
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.140391. journal.

Parameter estimation of neuron models using in-vitro and in-vivo electrophysiological data.
Eoin P. Lynch and Conor J. Houghton,
Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 9 (2015) 10.
DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2015.00010. journal.

Metric space analysis of neural information flow.
Conor Houghton,
In Encyclopedia of computational neuroscience. Eds. Dieter Jaeger and Ranu Jung. (springer, 2014).
doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7320-6_744-1

Supervised learning with complex spikes and spike-timing-dependent plasticity.
Conor Houghton,
PLoS ONE 9 (2014) e99635.
journal.

Dreams, mnemonics, and tuning for criticality.
Barak A. Pearlmutter and Conor J. Houghton,
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36 (2013) 625-626.
journal text bibtex.

Population measures of spike train synchrony.
Conor Houghton,
Scholarpedia 8 (2013) 30635.
scholarpedia.

A kernel-based calculation of information on a metric space.
R. Joshua Tobin and Conor J. Houghton,
Entropy 15 (2013) 4540-4552.
pdf journal arXiv bibtex.

Monitoring spike train synchrony.
Thomas Kreuz, Daniel Chicharro, Conor Houghton, Ralph G. Andrzejak and Florian Mormann,
The Journal Neurophysiology 109 (2013) 1457-1472.
journal arxiv pdf bibtex.

Measures of spike train synchrony: From single neurons to populations.
Conor Houghton and Thomas Kreuz,
In Multiscale analysis and nonlinear dynamics: from genes to the brain. Eds: Misha Meyer Pesenson and Heinz Georg Schuster. (Wiley, 2013).
book pdf bibtex.

A simple algorithm for averaging spike trains.
Hannah Julienne and Conor Houghton,
The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, 3 (2013) 1-14.
journal bibtex.

On the efficient calculation of van Rossum distances.
Conor Houghton and Thomas Kreuz,
Network, 23 (2012) 48-58.
journal pdf c++ code matlab code bibtex.

A metric space approach to the information capacity of spike trains.
James Gillespie and Conor Houghton,
The Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 30 (2011) 201-209.
pdf source journal bibtex.

Measuring representational distances -- the spike-train metrics approach.
Conor Houghton and Jonathan D. Victor,
In Understanding Visual Population Codes - Towards a Common Multivariate Framework for Cell Recording and Functional Imaging. Eds: Nikolaus Kriegeskorte and Gabriel Kreiman. (MIT Press, 2012).
pdf from doc pdf from tex source bibtex.

Sparse coding of birdsong and receptive field structure in songbirds
Garrett Greene, David Barrett, Kamal Sen and Conor Houghton,
Network: Computation in Neural Systems 20 (2009) 162-177.
pdf journal bibtex.

Tuning for criticality: a new hypothesis for sleep.
Barak A. Pearlmutter and Conor J. Houghton,
Neural Computation 21 (2009) 1622-1641.
pdf journal bibtex

Studying spike trains using a van Rossum metric with a synapse-like filter.
Conor Houghton,
Journal of Computational Neuroscience 26 (2009) 149-155.
pdf journal bibtex.

A new multi-neuron spike-train metric.
Conor Houghton and Kamal Sen,
Neural Computation 20 (2008) 1495-1511.
pdf journal bibtex.

Miscellaneous reports and notes / Selected slides and posters

A metric space approach to information theory for multi-unit recordings
Conor Houghton,
Poster at Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD2017) Sep 2017 Capbreton (France)
researchgate.

Modelling decision-making in a rodent judgement bias task using a biophysically realistic neural network model
Claire A. Hales, Emma S. J. Robinson and Conor J. Houghton,
Refereed conference abstract, Journal of Psychopharmacology. Supplement to Issue 30(8): A66-A67.
pdf

Data file for Diffusion modelling reveals the decision making processes underlying negative judgement bias in rats.
Claire A. Hales, Emma S. J. Robinson and Conor J. Houghton,
data.bris researchgate.

Calculating mutual information for spike trains and other data with distances but no coordinates.
Conor Houghton,
Poster at Internation Conference on Mathematical Neuroscience, June 2015, Jaun-Les-Pins, France
figshare.

Spike-timing dependent plasticity and supervised learning in cerebellum
Conor Houghton.
Poster at Bernstein Conference, September 2014, Goettingen, Germany
figshare.

Multi-neuron spike trains - distances and information
Conor Houghton.
Talk at the NETT workshop in Florence, 2014-03-20.
pdf source figshare.

Spike trains and information
Conor Houghton.
Public talk at the Bristol Neuroscience Festival.
some material.

A speculative model of supervised learning in cerebellum
Conor Houghton.
Poster for JSMF Meeting June, 2013, Cambridge, England
pdf source.

The variations of spike times.
James Gillespie and Conor Houghton,
Various seminars
beamer slides pdf source.

A dendrogram approach to the structure of spike trains.
Conor Houghton,
poster pdf

A simple algorithm for averaging spike trains.
Hannah Julienne and Conor Houghton,
Seminar, Bristol, September 2011.
beamer slides: pdf.

Uplift quadratic program in Irish electricity price setting
Michelle Carey, Conor Houghton, Matylda Jabłońska and John Kinsella and study group contributors,
Proceedings of the Seventieth European Study Group with Industry (Limerick 28 June to 3 July 2009).
pdf of the whole proceedings.

A metric space approach to the information capacity of spike trains.
James Gillespie and Conor Houghton,
poster pdf tar.gz and slides pdf tar.gz.

Spike codes and spike metrics.
Conor Houghton.
spiketrain.org seminar, Newcastle 15 May 2009.
beamer slides pdf source.

A comment on "A fast L_p spike alignment metric" by A. J. Dubbs, B. A. Seiler and M. O. Magnasco [arXiv:0907.3137]
Conor Houghton,
(Technical report 2009).
arxiv h-data.

What is a neuron's firing rate?
Úna Ní Éigeartaigh and Conor Houghton,
Poster at Neuroscience Ireland meeting, Dublin, Ireland, September 10-11, 2009.
pdf tar.gz figshare.

The sparse decomposition of sound in the time domain using non-negative quadratic programming.
Conor Houghton,
(Technical report 2008).
pdf source note.

Timescales in songbird auditory processing.
Conor Houghton,
Talk presented at Information MFCSIT'06 (1-5 August 2006, University College Cork).
pdf source

Finding community structures in networks by playing pass-the-parcel.
Conor Houghton,
(Technical report 2008).
pdf tara source

Studying spike trains using a van Rossum metric with a synapse-like filter.
Conor Houghton,
Two posters: pdf and pdf.

Refereed papers in physics

The effect of pion mass on Skyrme configurations.
Conor Houghton and Shane Magee,
hep-th/0602227. Europhys. Lett. 77 (2007) 11001.

A zero-mode quantization of the Skyrmion
Conor Houghton and Shane Magee,
hep-th/0509098. Phys. Lett. B632 (2006) 593-596.

Pulsation and precession of the resonant swinging spring
Peter Lynch and Conor Houghton,
nlin.SI/0303038, Physica D 190 (2004) 38.
animation of the resonant swinging spring.

Icosahedral Skyrmions
Richard Battye, Conor Houghton and Paul Sutcliffe,
hep-th/0210147, J. Math. Phys. 44 (2003) 3543.

Multicloud solutions with massless and massive monopoles.
Conor J. Houghton and Erick J. Weinberg,
hep-th/0207141, Phys. Rev. D66 (2002) 125002.

Folding in the Skyrme model.
Conor Houghton and Steffen Krusch,
hep-th/0104222, J. Math. Phys. 42 (2001) 4079.

On the generalized Legendre transform and monopole metrics.
C.J. Houghton,
hep-th/9910212, JHEP 02 (2000) 042.

On the constraints defining BPS monopoles.
C.J. Houghton, N.S. Manton and N.M. Romao,
hep-th/9909168, Commun. Math. Phys. 212 (2000) 219.

Nahm data and the mass of 1/4-BPS states.
Conor J. Houghton and Kimyeong Lee,
hep-th/9909218, Phys. Rev. D61 (2000) 106001.

Instanton vibations of the 3-Skyrmion.
Conor J. Houghton,
hep-th/9905009, Phys. Rev. D60 (1999) 105003.

Two monopoles of one type and one of another.
Conor J. Houghton, Patrick Irwin and Arthur J. Mountain,
hep-th/9902111, JHEP 04 (1999) 029.

SU(N) monopoles and Platonic symmetry.
Conor J. Houghton and Paul M. Sutcliffe,
hep-th/9708006, J. Math. Phys. 38, 5576-5589 (1997).

Rational maps, monopoles and Skyrmions.
Conor J. Houghton, Nicholas S. Manton and Paul M. Sutcliffe,
hep-th/9705151, Nucl. Phys. B510, 507-537 (1998).

New hyper-Kaehler manifolds by fixing monopoles.
Conor J. Houghton,
hep-th/9702161, Phys. Rev. D56, 1220-1227 (1997).

Inversion symmetric 3-monopoles and the Atiyah-Hitchin manifold.
Conor J. Houghton and Paul M. Sutcliffe,
hep-th/9609136, Nonlinearity 9, 1609-1622 (1996).

Monopole scattering with a twist.
Conor J. Houghton and Paul M. Sutcliffe,
hep-th/9601148, Nucl. Phys. B464, 59-84 (1996).

Octahedral and dodecahedral monopoles.
Conor J. Houghton and Paul M. Sutcliffe,
hep-th/9601147, Nonlinearity 9, 385-401 (1996).

Tetrahedral and cubic monopoles.
Conor J. Houghton and Paul M. Sutcliffe,
hep-th/9601146, Commun. Math. Phys. 180, 342-362 (1996).

Other reports in physics

Yang-Mills theory and Instantons.
Conor Houghton,
Encylopedia entries in the Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science (Routledge, New York, 2005).
Yang-Mills theory and instantons.

Skyrmions and monopoles: dihedrally-symmetric 3-solitons.
Conor J. Houghton,
in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Quantum Systems, New Trends and Methods (Met, Minsk, 2001).
pdf and tar.gz.

Multimonopoles.
Conor J. Houghton,
PhD Thesis (Cambridge, 1997).
pdf.

Talks / publications outside of science

Big Secrets Everybody Knows
Conor Houghton.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Bristol Short Story Competition.

The Great Forgotten Language
Conor Houghton.
Sleep is a Beautiful Colour National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, 2017. ISBN 978-1547192618.

The Unfortunate
Conor Houghton.
Finalist in the 43rd New Millenium Writings Flash Fiction Competition.

Language Lessons
Conor Houghton.
Shortlisted for 2017 Fish Flash Fiction Competition.

Drinking
Conor Houghton.
Shortlisted for The Short Story Spring 2017 Flash Fiction Competition.

Some Nights Like Tonight
Conor Houghton.
Second prize winner in 2016 Bare Fiction Magazine Flash Fiction Competition.
magazine, competition results page with judges report.

Dublin
Conor Houghton.
In To Carry Her Home Bath Flash Fiction Vol. 1. ISBN 978-1-912095-00-1.

Blind Man
Conor Houghton.
First prize winner in the 2017 Doolin Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition.

Tan
Conor Houghton.
Story at Outsiders Story Friday Bath 2016-09-23.
recording.

Quad / Quin
Conor Houghton.
Talk and directions for Quin, at the workshop demonstration of Samuel Beckett's Quad by Pan Pan Theatre and the Irish Modern Dance Theatre at the Dublin Dance Festival, 2014-05-30/31, at the Beckett Summer School, 2015-08-11 and at the Enniskillen Beckett Festival, 2017-09-03.
directions for Quin: pdf or figshare and some photographs: 1 2 3 4 5.

The Summer I Was Arrested
Conor Houghton.
Talk at Ignite Bristol #9.
notes and slides, youtube.

Quad
Conor Houghton.
Talk on the mathematics of Samuel Beckett's Quad at the Pan Pan Theatre lecture demonstration in Edinburgh (27 August 2013).
talk animation of Quad animation of Quin (all ppt).

Peek and poke - computer nostalgia
Conor Houghton.
Talk at Ignite University of Bath #2
youtube.