Bagrat AmirikianBagrat Amirikian, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Brain Sciences Center

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

amiri001@umn.edu

Specialties
Theoretical and computer modeling studies of local cortical circuitry and dynamics of very large-scale neural networks

Education
Ph.D., Biophysics, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, Moscow, Russia

B.S., Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, Moscow, Russia

Selected Publications

  • How Complex are neural interactions? Amirikian B. 2012 Cognitive Critique 5: 87-110
  • Mapping of the preferred direction in the motor cortex. Georgopoulos AP, Merchant H, Naselaris T, Amirikian B. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jun 26;104(26):11068-72
  • Large-scale organization of preferred directions in the motor cortex. I. Motor cortical hyperacuity for forward reaching. Naselaris T, Merchant H, Amirikian B, Georgopoulos AP. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Dec;96(6):3231-6
  • Large-scale organization of preferred directions in the motor cortex. II. Analysis of local distributions. Naselaris T, Merchant H, Amirikian B, Georgopoulos AP. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Dec;96(6):3237-47.
  • A phenomenological theory of spatially structured local synaptic connectivity. Amirikian B. PLoS Comput Biol. 2005 Jun;1(1):e11
  • Logarithmic transformation for high-field BOLD fMRI data. Lewis SM, Jerde TA, Tzagarakis C, Gourtzelidis P, Georgopoulos MA, Tsekos N, Amirikian B, Kim SG, Uğurbil K, Georgopoulos AP. Exp Brain Res. 2005 Sep;165(4):447-53
  • Spatial reconstruction of trajectories of an array of recording microelectrodes. Naselaris T, Merchant H, Amirikian B, Georgopoulos AP. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Apr;93(4):2318-30
  • Cerebellar activation during copying geometrical shapes. Lewis SM, Jerde TA, Tzagarakis C, Georgopoulos MA, Tsekos N, Amirikian B, Kim SG, Uğurbil K, Georgopoulos AP. J Neurophysiol. 2003 Dec;90(6):3874-87
  • Modular organization of directionally tuned cells in the motor cortex: is there a short-range order? Amirikian B, Georgopoulos AP. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Oct 14;100(21):12474-9.

 

 
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