Athena Akrami's lab at Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

UCL, London

In review:

  1. Chunyu Duan*, Marino Pagan*, Alex Piet, Charles Kopec, Alex Riordan, Athena Akrami, Jeffrey Erlich & Carlos Brody, ”collicular circuits for flexible sensorimotor routing”.

In preparation:

  1. Athena Akrami*, Charles Kopec*, C. Brody, “Investigating the efficacy of different inhibitory opsins in rat cortex“ (In Preparation, see the SfN poster)

In press:

  1. Nickolas Roy, Ji Hyun Bak, Athena Akrami, Carlos Brody, Jonathan Pillow. Efficient inference for time-varying behavior during learning. To appear in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 31


  1. Athena Akrami, Charles Kopec, Mathew Diamond Carlos Brody. “Posterior parietal cortex represents sensory history and mediates its effects on behavior", Nature 2018 (BioRxiv version)

  2. Chunyu Duan*, Marino Pagan*, Alex Piet, Charles Kopec, Alex Riordan, Athena Akrami, Jeffrey Erlich & Carlos D. Brody, ”collicular circuits for flexible sensorimotor routing”. BioRxiv (2018).

  3. Benjamin Scott*, Christine Constantinople*, Athena Akrami, Timothy Hanks, Carlos Brody, David Tank. "Fronto-parietal cortical circuits encode accumulated evidence with a diversity of timescales". (Neuron, 2017)

  4. Arash Fassihi, Athena Akrami, Vinzenz Schoenfelder, Francesca Pulecchi, Mathew Diamond. “Transformation of Perception from Sensory to Motor Cortex”. (Current Biology, 2017).

  5. Ji Hyun Bak, Jung Yoon Choi, Athena Akrami, Witten Ilana, Pillow Janathan. “Adaptive optimal training of animal behavior”, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 29 (NIPS, 2016)

  6. Natalia Grion*, Athena Akrami*, Yangfang Zuo, Federico Stella, Mathew Diamond, “Coherence between rat sensorimotor system and hippocampus is enhanced during tactile discrimination” (PLoS Biology 2016, *equal co-first author)

  7. Arash Fassihi*, Athena Akrami*,Vahid Esmaeili, Mathew Diamond, “Tactile perception and working memory in rats and humans”, (PNAS 2014, *equal co-first author)

  8. Arash Fassihi, Athena Akrami, Vahid Esmaeili, Fabrizio Manzino and Mathew Diamond, ”Sensation of a noisy whisker vibration in rats”, Living Machines 2012, LNAI 7375 proceedings

  9. Sara Ebrahimi Nasrabady, Anujaianthi Kuzhandaivel, Athena Akrami, Andrea Nistri. “An unusual increase in the lumbar network excitability of the rat spinal cord is evoked by the PARP-1 inhibitor PJ-34 through inhibition of glutamate uptake”, (Neuropharmacology. 2012)

  10. Athena Akrami, Eleonora Russo, Alessandro Treves, “Lateral thinking, from the Hopfield model to cortical dynamics”, Brain Research, July 2011

  11. Athena Akrami, Pavel Itskov, Mathew Diamond, “Hippocampal population dynamics underlying memory trace activation in a tactile classification task”, BMC Neuroscience 2011, 10(Suppl 1):P70

  12. Athena Akrami, Alessandro Treves, “Neural basis of perceptual expectations: insights from transient dynamics of attractor neural networks”, BMC Neuroscience 2009, 10(Suppl 1):P174

  13. Athena Akrami, Yan Liu, Alessandro Treves and Bharathi Jagadeesh, “Converging neuronal activity in inferior temporal cortex during the classification of ‘morphed’ stimuli”, Cerebral Cortex, 2009 April; 19(4): 760-76

  14. Athena Akrami, Soroosh Solhjoo, Ali M. Nasrabadi, "EEG-Based Mental Task Classification: Linear & Nonlinear Classification of Movement Imagery", 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), September 1-4, 2005, Shanghai, China