Birgit Hertha Elisabeth Kriener

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Academic interests

I am a researcher working in computational neuroscience. My current work deals with understanding the origin of oscillations and temporal coding in neuronal networks. In particular, I am interested in the role that the distribution of synapses across the dendritic tree and the temporal statistics of the synaptic activity play in network function. Other research interests include: correlation structure in complex spiking neuron networks; dynamics and graph theoretical properties of spatially embedded networks; rate models derived from the spike dynamics of neuronal networks and individual neurons; pattern formation in spiking networks and neural field models; thalamo-cortical processing; persistent activity in networks with strong synapses; winner-take-all models as models for decision-making.

Background

Nov 2016 til now: Researcher at UiO, Norway, IMB, Laboratory for Neural Computation (Vervaeke lab)

2014-2016: Researcher at UT Austin, USA, Center for Learning and Memory (Fiete lab)

2010-2013: Postdoc at NMBU Ås, Norway, IMT (Einevoll lab)

2008-2010: Postdoc at MPI for Dynamics & Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany (Timme group)

2003-2007: Doctoral studies (Biology, focus Computational Neuroscience) at University of Freiburg, Germany (Aertsen lab)

1996-2003: Studies of physics and mathematics, and Diplom in theoretical physics (Lässig group) at University of Cologne, Germany

 

Publications

  • Heiberg, Thomas; Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Einevoll, Gaute & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2018). Firing-rate models for neurons with a broad repertoire of spiking behaviors. Journal of Computational Neuroscience.  ISSN 0929-5313.  45(2), s 103- 132 . doi: 10.1007/s10827-018-0693-9 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kriener, Birgit; Enger, Håkon; Tetzlaff, Tom; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard; Gewaltig, Marc-Oliver & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2014). Dynamics of self-sustained asynchronous-irregular activity in random networks of spiking neurons with strong synapses. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.  ISSN 1662-5188.  8 . doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00136 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Kriener, Birgit; Helias, Moritz; Rotter, Stefan; Diesmann, Markus & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2014). How pattern formation in ring networks of excitatory and inhibitory spiking neurons depends on the input current regime. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.  ISSN 1662-5188.  7 . doi: 10.3389/fncom.2013.00187
  • Heiberg, Thomas; Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Casti, Alex; Einevoll, Gaute Tomas & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2013). Firing-rate models capture essential response dynamics of LGN relay cells. Journal of Computational Neuroscience.  ISSN 0929-5313.  35(3), s 359- 375 . doi: 10.1007/s10827-013-0456-6
  • Yousaf, Muhammad; Kriener, Birgit; Wyller, John Andreas & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2013). Generation and annihilation of localized persistent-activity states in a two-population neural-field model. Neural Networks.  ISSN 0893-6080.  46, s 75- 90 . doi: 10.1016/j.neunet.2013.04.012
  • Crook, Sharon M.; Bednar, James A.; Berger, Sandra; Cannon, Robert; Davison, Andrew P.; Djurfeldt, Mikael; Eppler, Jochen M; Kriener, Birgit; Furber, Steve; Graham, Bruce; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard; Schwabe, Lars; Smith, Leslie; Steuber, Volker & van Albada, Sacha (2012). Creating, documenting and sharing network models. Network.  ISSN 0954-898X.  23(4), s 131- 149 . doi: 10.3109/0954898X.2012.722743
  • Kriener, Birgit (2012). How synaptic weights determine stability of synchrony in networks of pulse-coupled excitatory and inhibitory oscillators. Chaos.  ISSN 1054-1500.  22(3) . doi: 10.1063/1.4749794
  • Kriener, Birgit; Anand, Lishma & Timme, Marc (2012). Complex networks: when random walk dynamics equals synchronization. New Journal of Physics.  ISSN 1367-2630.  14 . doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/14/9/093002
  • Van Bussel, Frank; Kriener, Birgit & Timme, Marc (2011). Inferring synaptic connectivity from spatio-temporal spike patterns. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience.  ISSN 1662-5188.  5 . doi: 10.3389/fncom.2011.00003
  • Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Aertsen, Ad; Diesmann, Markus & Rotter, Stefan (2008). Correlations and population dynamics in cortical networks. Neural Computation.  ISSN 0899-7667.  20(9), s 2185- 2226 Show summary

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  • Kriener, Birgit (2020). Robust parallel decision-making in neural circuits with nonlinear inhibition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424. . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1917551117
  • Vervaeke, Koen Gerard Alois; Hu, Hua & Kriener, Birgit (2019). Dendritic properties of parvalbumin interneurons enhance robustness of gamma oscillations.
  • Chaudhuri, Rishidev; Kriener, Birgit & Fiete, Ila (2018). How fast is neural winner-take-all when deciding between many options?.
  • Kriener, Birgit (2018). On the speed of decision-making with multiple alternatives.
  • Kriener, Birgit (2018). The role of strong synapses in the making and breaking of synchrony.
  • Kriener, Birgit; Hu, Hua & Vervaeke, Koen Gerard Alois (2018). Dendritic properties of parvalbumin interneurons enhance robustness of gamma oscillations.
  • Kriener, Birgit; Hu, Hua & Vervaeke, Koen Gerard Alois (2018). Stabilization of gamma oscillations in basket cell networks: the role of dendritic attenuation.
  • Kriener, Birgit (2017). BartosEtAl2002. [www ].
  • Kriener, Birgit (2017). NorenbergEtAl2010_DGBasketCell. [www ].
  • Heiberg, Thomas; Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Einevoll, Gaute Tomas & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2013). Firing-rate models for neurons with a broad repertoire of spiking behaviors.
  • Heiberg, Thomas; Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Einevoll, Gaute Tomas & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2013). Firing-rate models for neurons with a broad repertoire of spiking behaviors. BMC Neuroscience.  ISSN 1471-2202.  14 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-S1-P317
  • Hjertholm, Daniel; Kriener, Birgit & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2013). A Python test suite for statistical properties of probabilistic networks with & without structure.
  • Hjertholm, Daniel; Kriener, Birgit & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2013). A Python test suite for statistical properties of probabilistic networks with & without structure. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.  ISSN 1662-5196. . doi: 10.3389/conf.fninf.2013.09.00043
  • Kriener, Birgit (2013). Weight for it: How strong synapses shape network dynamics.
  • Kriener, Birgit & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2013). Input-dependent decorrelation of neuronal activity in barrel cortex.
  • Kriener, Birgit; Enger, Håkon; Tetzlaff, Tom; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard; Gewaltig, Marc-Oliver & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2013). Dynamics and lifetime of persistent activity states in random networks of spiking neurons with strong synapses.
  • Kriener, Birgit; Enger, Håkon; Tetzlaff, Tom; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard; Gewaltig, Marc-Oliver & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2013). Dynamics and lifetime of persistent activity states in random networks of spiking neurons with strong synapses. BMC Neuroscience.  ISSN 1471-2202.  14 . doi: 10.1186/1471-2202-14-S1-P121
  • Kriener, Birgit; Helias, Moritz; Rotter, Stefan; Diesmann, Markus & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2013). How pattern formation in ring networks of excitatory and inhibitory spiking neurons depends on the input current regime.
  • Heiberg, Thomas; Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Casti, Alex; Einevoll, Gaute Tomas & Plesser, Hans Ekkehard (2012). Firing-rate models for the retina-LGN connection derived from experiments.
  • Kriener, Birgit (2012). Description and testing of network connectivity.
  • Kriener, Birgit (2012). The NEST simulation tool - an introduction.
  • Kriener, Birgit & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2012). Input-dependent decorrelation of neuronal activity in barrel cortex.
  • Enger, Håkon; Tetzlaff, Tom; Kriener, Birgit; Gewaltig, Marc-Oliver & Einevoll, Gaute T. (2011). Dynamics of Self-Sustained Activity in Random Networks with Strong Synapses.
  • Eppler, Jochen M; Enger, Håkon; Heiberg, Thomas; Kriener, Birgit; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard; Diesmann, Markus & Djurfeldt, Mikael (2011). Evaluating the connection-set algebra for the neural simulator NEST.
  • Heiberg, Thomas; Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2011). Rate dynamics of the retina-LGN connection.
  • Heiberg, Thomas; Tetzlaff, Tom; Kriener, Birgit; Plesser, Hans Ekkehard & Einevoll, Gaute Tomas (2011). Rate dynamics of the retina-LGN connection.
  • Kriener, Birgit (2011). Cortical networks: how structure shapes activity dynamics.
  • Kriener, Birgit (2011). From spiking neurons to neural fields: the dynamics of ring networks.
  • Kriener, Birgit; Grabow, Carsten & Timme, Marc (2011). Suppression of synchronous population activity in developing neuronal networks by targeted stimulation of functional hubs – a modeling study. Show summary
  • Tetzlaff, Tom; Kriener, Birgit; Aertsen, Ad; Diesmann, Markus & Rotter, Stefan (2008). Correlations and population dynamics in cortical networks. Show summary
  • Kriener, Birgit; Tetzlaff, Tom; Diesmann, Markus; Aertsen, Ad & Rotter, Stefan (2007). Correlations induced by the cortical structure. Show summary

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