Sean Commins

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Affiliation: National University of Ireland
Country: Ireland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Massed but not spaced training impairs spatial memory
    Sean Commins
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 139:215-23. 2003
  2. pmc Relating derived relations as a model of analogical reasoning: reaction times and event-related potentials
    Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare
    J Exp Anal Behav 84:435-51. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Differences in cue-dependent spatial navigation may be revealed by in-depth swimming analysis
    Deirdre R Harvey
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Processes 82:190-7. 2009
  4. doi request reprint High-resolution ERP mapping of cortical activation related to implicit object-location memory
    Jonathan S Murphy
    Dept of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Biol Psychol 82:234-45. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Frequency-dependent changes in synaptic plasticity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection
    John Kealy
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Brain Res 1326:51-61. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The effects of overtraining in the Morris water maze on allocentric and egocentric learning strategies in rats
    John Kealy
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 192:259-63. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Vestibular influence on water maze retention: transient whole body rotations improve the accuracy of the cue-based retention strategy
    Anne Marie T McGauran
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 158:183-7. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint A possible role for protein synthesis, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in long-term spatial memory retention in the water maze
    Anne Marie T McGauran
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Neurosci 122:805-15. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Emergence of an egocentric cue guiding and allocentric inferring strategy that mirrors hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the Morris water maze
    Deirdre R Harvey
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 89:462-79. 2008
  10. doi request reprint The rat perirhinal cortex: A review of anatomy, physiology, plasticity, and function
    John Kealy
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Prog Neurobiol 93:522-48. 2011

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Massed but not spaced training impairs spatial memory
    Sean Commins
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 139:215-23. 2003
    ..Results are discussed in terms of poor encoding of the environment leading to poor retention...
  2. pmc Relating derived relations as a model of analogical reasoning: reaction times and event-related potentials
    Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare
    J Exp Anal Behav 84:435-51. 2005
    ..These findings strengthen the validity of the RFT model of analogical reasoning and supplement the behavior-analytic approach to analogy based on the relating of derived relations...
  3. doi request reprint Differences in cue-dependent spatial navigation may be revealed by in-depth swimming analysis
    Deirdre R Harvey
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Processes 82:190-7. 2009
    ....
  4. doi request reprint High-resolution ERP mapping of cortical activation related to implicit object-location memory
    Jonathan S Murphy
    Dept of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Biol Psychol 82:234-45. 2009
    ..Hemispheric differences in parietal componentry dependant on sex of participant were also observed and are discussed in relation to differential strategies...
  5. doi request reprint Frequency-dependent changes in synaptic plasticity and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection
    John Kealy
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Brain Res 1326:51-61. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection is electrophysiologically excitatory in nature and that changes in BDNF levels in this projection may not be predictive of changes in synaptic plasticity...
  6. doi request reprint The effects of overtraining in the Morris water maze on allocentric and egocentric learning strategies in rats
    John Kealy
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 192:259-63. 2008
    ..Further, with overtraining animals do not always switch from allocentric to an egocentric learning strategy perhaps challenging suggestions of a stored hierarchy of strategies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Vestibular influence on water maze retention: transient whole body rotations improve the accuracy of the cue-based retention strategy
    Anne Marie T McGauran
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 158:183-7. 2005
    ..In experiment 2, we demonstrate that vestibular rotation eliminates this inaccuracy. These experiments highlight the importance of both cue and vestibular information for accurate retention of the water maze...
  8. ncbi request reprint A possible role for protein synthesis, extracellular signal-regulated kinase, and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in long-term spatial memory retention in the water maze
    Anne Marie T McGauran
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Neurosci 122:805-15. 2008
    ..Our results demonstrate a role of protein synthesis in spatial memory retention, along with a possible relationship between protein synthesis and hippocampal BDNF/ERK expression...
  9. ncbi request reprint Emergence of an egocentric cue guiding and allocentric inferring strategy that mirrors hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) expression in the Morris water maze
    Deirdre R Harvey
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Neurobiol Learn Mem 89:462-79. 2008
    ..We also demonstrate that behavioural changes, towards a more allocentric strategy, are reflected in increases in hippocampal brain-derived neurotrophic factor...
  10. doi request reprint The rat perirhinal cortex: A review of anatomy, physiology, plasticity, and function
    John Kealy
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Prog Neurobiol 93:522-48. 2011
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  11. doi request reprint Antagonism of glutamate receptors in the CA1 to perirhinal cortex projection prevents long-term potentiation and attenuates levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor
    John Kealy
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Brain Res 1265:53-64. 2009
    ..This molecular and electrophysiological data suggests that LTP in the CA1-perirhinal cortex projection may require activation of postsynaptic AMPA/kainate receptors in order to sustain LTP...
  12. ncbi request reprint The subiculum to entorhinal cortex projection is capable of sustaining both short- and long-term plastic changes
    Sarah Craig
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 174:281-8. 2006
    ..Finally we show that PPF changes after LTP and LTD, suggesting that a presynaptic mechanism may be involved in both of these pathways...
  13. ncbi request reprint Plastic and metaplastic changes in the CA1 and subicular projections to the entorhinal cortex
    Sarah Craig
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Brain Res 1147:124-39. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Retention of cue-based associations in the water maze is time-dependent and sensitive to disruption by rotating the starting position
    Anne Marie T McGauran
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Brain Res 151:255-66. 2004
    ..We suggest that the association between the configuration of distal cues and platform location is retained in memory but the association is fragile and sensitive to disruption...
  15. doi request reprint Subtle memory and attentional deficits revealed in an Irish stroke patient sample using domain-specific cognitive tasks
    Joseph T Duffin
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 34:864-75. 2012
    ..We recommend a standardized multidomain cognitive assessment and propose that cognitive deficits post stroke require in-depth assessment to inform patient-orientated rehabilitation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Interaction between paired-pulse facilitation and long-term potentiation in the projection from hippocampal area CA1 to the entorhinal cortex
    Sarah Craig
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Neurosci Res 53:140-6. 2005
    ..These findings should provide insight into the hippocampal function in memory formation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Long-term retention and overshadowing of proximal and distal cues following habituation in an object exploration task
    Sarah Craig
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Behav Processes 68:117-28. 2005
    ..In Study 2, we examined the effect of overshadowing and demonstrate that proximal visual spatial cues can overshadow distal spatial cues if a conflict arises between both set...
  18. doi request reprint Hippocampal contribution to vector model hypothesis during cue-dependent navigation
    Mairead Diviney
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland
    Learn Mem 20:367-78. 2013
    ..Further, we demonstrate how hippocampal lesions disrupt this learning mechanism. Our results can be explained through the vector model of navigation built on associative learning principles rather than evoking a cognitive map...
  19. pmc Derived stimulus relations, semantic priming, and event-related potentials: testing a behavioral theory of semantic networks
    Dermot Barnes-Holmes
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    J Exp Anal Behav 84:417-33. 2005
    ..The findings support the argument that derived equivalence relations provides a useful preliminary model of semantic relations...
  20. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-10 (IL-10) but not Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) produces increased motor activity and abnormal exploratory patterns while impairing spatial learning in Balb/c mice
    Deirdre Harvey
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Physiol Behav 87:842-7. 2006
    ..Interestingly, a single injection of IL-10 produces abnormal patterns of exploration, a general increase in activity and abnormal patterns of habituation...
  21. doi request reprint Imaging spatial learning in the brain using immediate early genes: insights, opportunities and limitations
    Daniel N Barry
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Rev Neurosci 22:131-42. 2011
    ..Further investigation of the time course and dynamics of IEG expression during learning and retention is required to fully interpret observed results...
  22. ncbi request reprint Manipulation of visual information does not change the accuracy of distance estimation during a blindfolded walking task
    Sean Commins
    Department of Psychology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland Electronic address
    Hum Mov Sci 32:794-807. 2013
    ..These results suggest that error observed during blindfold navigation may be due to the locomotor production of the distance, rather than the visual process. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Physiological evidence for a possible projection from dorsal subiculum to hippocampal area CA1
    Sean Commins
    Department of Psychology, NUI, Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland
    Exp Brain Res 146:155-60. 2002
    ..We were unable to induce long-term potentiation following high-frequency stimulation, but were able to induce short-term potentiation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cyclooxygenase inhibition attenuates endotoxin-induced spatial learning deficits, but not an endotoxin-induced blockade of long-term potentiation
    Kendra N Shaw
    Department of Psychology and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Brain Res 1038:231-7. 2005
    ..Paradoxically compared to the behavioral findings treatment with ibuprofen does not attenuate the LPS-induced impairment in LTP or BDNF concentration in tetanized tissue...
  25. ncbi request reprint Deficits in spatial learning and synaptic plasticity induced by the rapid and competitive broad-spectrum cyclooxygenase inhibitor ibuprofen are reversed by increasing endogenous brain-derived neurotrophic factor
    Kendra N Shaw
    Department of Psychology and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Eur J Neurosci 17:2438-46. 2003
    ..Thus, COX plays a previously undescribed, permissive role in synaptic plasticity and spatial learning via a BDNF-associated mechanism...