Selected Publications

Citations have links, but send an email request if you would like a pdf.Complete list of publications.

Ahn. J and K.M. MacLeod. (2016) Target-specific regulation of presynaptic release properties at auditory nerve terminals in the cochlear nucleus J. Neurophysiology published online Dec 2015 doi: 10.1152/jn.00752.2015 link
Ahn, J.A., Kreeger, L.J., Lubejko, S., Butts, D.A., and MacLeod, K.M. (2014) Intrinsic biophysical heterogeneity improves the population coding of temporal information. Journal of Neurophysiology 111:2320-2331 doi: 10.1152/jn.00836.2013 link
Bloom, S., Williams,A., MacLeod, K.M. (2014) Heterogeneous calretinin expression in the avian cochlear nucleus angularis. JARO 15:603-620 doi: 10.1007/s10162-014-0453-0 link
Fontaine, B., MacLeod, K.M., Lubejko, S.T., Steinberg, L.J., Koppl, C. and Pena, J.L. (2014) Efficient envelope extraction by adaptive spiking. Journal of Neurophysiology 112:430-445 doi:10.1152/jn.00132.2014 link
Heys, J.G, MacLeod, K.M., Moss, C.F., and Hasselmo, M.E. (2013) Bat and Rat Neurons Differ in Theta-Frequency Resonance Despite Similar Coding of Space. Science, 19 April 2013, v340(6130): 363-367. link
Kreeger, L.J., Arshed, A., and MacLeod, K.M. (2012) Intrinsic firing properties in the avian auditory brain stem allow both integration and encoding of temporally modulated noisy inputs in vitro. J. Neurophysiology v108(10):2794-2809, doi: 10.1152/jn.00092.2012, PMID:22914650 link
MacLeod, K.M. and Horiuchi, T. K. (2011) A rapid form of activity-dependent recovery from short-term synaptic depression in the intensity pathway of the auditory brainstem. Biological Cybernetics 104(3):209-23, doi: 10.1007/s00422-011-0428-8, PMID:21409439 link
MacLeod, K. M. (2011) Short-term plasticity and intensity coding. Hearing Research, Special Issue on Synaptic and Intrinsic Plasticity, v 279(1-2): 13-21 doi:10.1016/j.heares.2011.03.001, PMID: 21397676 link
MacLeod, K.M. and Carr, C.E. (2011) Synaptic Coincidence Detection. In: Synaptic mechanisms in the auditory system. Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Trussell, L.O., Popper, A.N. and Fay, R.R. (Eds.). Springer Science + Business Media, LLC, New York. link
Carr CE, MacLeod KM (2010) Microseconds Matter. PLoS Biology 8(6): e1000405, PMID:20613856. link
MacLeod KM, Horiuchi TK, Carr CE. (2007) A role for short-term synaptic facilitation and depression in the processing of intensity information in the auditory brainstem. J Neurophysiol. 97(4): 2863-74, PMID: 17251365 link
MacLeod KM, Soares, D, Carr CE (2006) Interaural timing difference circuits in the auditory brainstem of the emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). J. Comp Neurol. 495:185-201, PMID:16435285 link
MacLeod KM, Carr CE (2005) Synaptic physiology in the cochlear nucleus angularis of the chick. J Neurophysiol. 93(5):2520-9, PMID: 15615833. link
  Below are highlights from my past life as an olfaction researcher, but continues on theme of the cellular and ciruit mechanisms that neurons use to encode sensory stimuli:
MacLeod, K., B├Ącker, A., and Laurent, G. (1998) Who reads temporal information contained across synchronized and oscillatory spike trains? Nature 395:693-698. link
MacLeod, K., and Laurent, G. (1996) Distinct mechanisms for synchronization and temporal patterning of odor-encoding cell assemblies. Science 274:976-979 link