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Dr Rob Munn

PositionLecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBSc MSc PhD
Research summaryNeurobiology of memory

Research

How do we remember? This faculty, so central to our sense of self, has been the subject of study for decades. My research programme uses a variety of elecrophysiological and optical techniques to study the function of the hippocampus and associated rhinal cortices to address this fundamental question.

Publications

Dehkordi, M. H., Munn, R. G. K., & Fearnhead, H. O. (2022). Non-canonical roles of apoptotic caspases in the nervous system. Frontiers in Cell & Developmental Biology, 10, 840023. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.840023

Munn, R. G. K., Freeburn, A., Finn, D. P., & Heller, H. C. (2022). Hyper-rigid phasic organisation of hippocampal activity but normal spatial properties of CA1 place cells in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down Syndrome. Journal of Neuroscience, 42(8), 1542-1556. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2636-20.2021

Freeburn, A., & Munn, R. G. K. (2021). Signalling pathways contributing to learning and memory deficits in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down Syndrome. Neuronal Signaling, 5, NS20200011. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2636-20.2021

Munn, R. G. K., Mallory, C. S., Hardcastle, K., Chetkovich, D. M., & Giocomo, L. M. (2020). Entorhinal velocity signals reflect environmental geometry. Nature Neuroscience, 23, 239-251. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0562-5

Munn, R. G. K., & Giocomo, L. M. (2020). Multiple head direction signals within entorhinal cortex: Origin and function. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 64, 32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2020.01.015

Munn, R. G. K., Freeburn, A., Finn, D. P., & Heller, H. C. (2022). Hyper-rigid phasic organisation of hippocampal activity but normal spatial properties of CA1 place cells in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down Syndrome. Journal of Neuroscience, 42(8), 1542-1556. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2636-20.2021

Journal - Research Article

Munn, R. G. K., Mallory, C. S., Hardcastle, K., Chetkovich, D. M., & Giocomo, L. M. (2020). Entorhinal velocity signals reflect environmental geometry. Nature Neuroscience, 23, 239-251. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0562-5

Journal - Research Article

Munn, R. G. K., Hardcastle, K., Porter, B., & Bilkey, D. (2017). Circadian-scale periodic bursts in theta and gamma-band coherence between hippocampus, cingulate and insular cortices. Neurobiology of Sleep & Circadian Rhythms, 3, 26-37. doi: 10.1016/j.nbscr.2017.04.001

Journal - Research Article

Tyree, S. M., Munn, R. G. K., & McNaughton, N. (2016). Anxiolytic-like effects of leptin on fixed interval responding. Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior, 148, 15-20. doi: 10.1016/j.pbb.2016.05.005

Journal - Research Article

Zajac, R., Dickson, J., Munn, R., & O'Neill, S. (2016). Trussht me, I know what I sshaw: The acceptance of misinformation from an apparently unreliable co-witness. Legal & Criminological Psychology, 21(1), 127-140. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12032

Journal - Research Article

Munn, R. G. K., Tyree, S. M., McNaughton, N., & Bilkey, D. K. (2015). The frequency of hippocampal theta rhythm is modulated on a circadian period and is entrained by food availability. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 61. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00061

Journal - Research Article

Munn, R. G. K., & Bilkey, D. K. (2012). The firing rate of hippocampal CA1 place cells is modulated with a circadian period. Hippocampus, 22, 1325-1337. doi: 10.1002/hipo.20969

Journal - Research Article

Munn, R. G. K., & McNaughton, N. (2008). Effects of fluoxetine on hippocampal rhythmic slow activity and behavioural inhibition. Behavioural Pharmacology, 19, 257-264. doi: 10.1097/FBP.0b013e3282ff1300

Journal - Research Article

Dehkordi, M. H., Munn, R. G. K., & Fearnhead, H. O. (2022). Non-canonical roles of apoptotic caspases in the nervous system. Frontiers in Cell & Developmental Biology, 10, 840023. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2022.840023

Journal - Research Other

Freeburn, A., & Munn, R. G. K. (2021). Signalling pathways contributing to learning and memory deficits in the Ts65Dn mouse model of Down Syndrome. Neuronal Signaling, 5, NS20200011. doi: 10.1523/jneurosci.2636-20.2021

Journal - Research Other

Munn, R. G. K., & Giocomo, L. M. (2020). Multiple head direction signals within entorhinal cortex: Origin and function. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 64, 32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2020.01.015

Journal - Research Other

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