Ian Stevenson

Degree: Ph.D., 2011, Northwestern University
Webpages: Research Lab
Research Interests: Computational Neuroscience, Statistical Analysis of Neural Data, Adaptation and Plasticity
Research Synopsis: A central challenge in neuroscience is understanding how information is represented and processed in the brain. Prof. Stevenson’s work addresses this challenge by developing computational tools to describe and decipher neural activity. His work focuses on 1) modeling neural dynamics, interactions, and adaptation and 2) linking neural data with perception, behavior, and learning.
Courses: PSYC 2100WQ, PSYC 5200, PSYC 5270
Students in Research: This professor is accepting undergraduate and graduate student interested in computational neuroscience and statistical analysis of neural data.
Recent publications: Google Scholar
Representative Publications:
  1. M Volgushev, V Ilin, & IH Stevenson (2015). Identifying and tracking simulated synaptic inputs from neuronal firing: insights from in vitro experiments. PLoS Computational Biology 11 (3), e1004167.
  2. G Agarwal, IH Stevenson, A Berényi, K Mizuseki, G Buzsáki, & FT Sommer (2014). Spatially distributed local fields in the hippocampus encode rat position. Science 344 (6184), 626-630
  3. HL Fernandes, IH Stevenson, AN Phillips, MA Segraves, & KP Körding (2014). Saliency and saccade encoding in the frontal eye field during natural scene search, Cerebral Cortex 24 (12), 3232-3245.
  4. IH Stevenson, BM London, ER Oby, NA Sachs, J Reimer, B Englitz, SV David, SA Shamma, TJ Blanche, K Mizuseki, A Zandvakili, NG Hatsopoulos, LE Miller, & KP Körding (2012). Functional connectivity and tuning curves in populations of simultaneously recorded neurons, PLoS Computational Biology 8(11): e1002775.
  5. IH Stevenson & KP Körding (2011). How advances in neural recording affect data analysis, Nature Neuroscience 14: 139-142.
  6. IH Stevenson, A Cherian, BM London, N Sachs, E Lindberg, J Reimer, MW Slutzky, NG Hatsopoulos, LE Miller, & KP Körding (2011). Statistical assessment of the stability of neural movement representations, Journal of Neurophysiology 106: 764-774.
  7. IH Stevenson, B Cronin, M Sur, & KP Körding (2011). Sensory adaptation and short term plasticity as Bayesian correction for a changing brain. PLoS ONE 5(8): e12436.
  8. JM Rebesco, IH Stevenson, KP Körding, SA Solla, & LE Miller (2010). Rewiring neural interactions by micro-stimulation. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 4:39.