Leslie Kay

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Affiliation: University of Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An olfacto-hippocampal network is dynamically involved in odor-discrimination learning
    Claire Martin
    Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:2196-205. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Olfactory system oscillations across phyla
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, 940 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA Electronic address
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 31:141-7. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Circuit oscillations in odor perception and memory
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Electronic address
    Prog Brain Res 208:223-51. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Olfactory coding: random scents make sense
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Curr Biol 21:R928-9. 2011
  5. pmc How global are olfactory bulb oscillations?
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:1768-73. 2010
  6. pmc A beta oscillation network in the rat olfactory system during a 2-alternative choice odor discrimination task
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:829-39. 2010
  7. pmc Olfactory oscillations: the what, how and what for
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Trends Neurosci 32:207-14. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint A challenge to chaotic itinerancy from brain dynamics
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology and Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Chaos 13:1057-66. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint An argument for an olfactory thalamus
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Trends Neurosci 30:47-53. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint A redefinition of odor mixture quality
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Behav Neurosci 119:726-33. 2005

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint An olfacto-hippocampal network is dynamically involved in odor-discrimination learning
    Claire Martin
    Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:2196-205. 2007
    ..Oscillatory activity in the beta range may thus provide a mechanism by which these areas are linked during memory consolidation, similar to proposed roles of beta oscillations in other systems with long-range connections...
  2. doi request reprint Olfactory system oscillations across phyla
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, 940 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA Electronic address
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 31:141-7. 2015
    ..Olfactory beta oscillations are associated with odor learning and depend on centrifugal OB input, while theta oscillations are strongly associated with respiration. ..
  3. doi request reprint Circuit oscillations in odor perception and memory
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Electronic address
    Prog Brain Res 208:223-51. 2014
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  4. doi request reprint Olfactory coding: random scents make sense
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Curr Biol 21:R928-9. 2011
    ..Thus, programmed spatial relationships may not exist in piriform cortex, making flexible random associations the rule...
  5. pmc How global are olfactory bulb oscillations?
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:1768-73. 2010
    ..Therefore larger electrodes at the surface of the OB favor globally coherent events, and at all depths, coherence depends on the type of oscillation (beta or gamma) and duration of the analysis window...
  6. pmc A beta oscillation network in the rat olfactory system during a 2-alternative choice odor discrimination task
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:829-39. 2010
    ..We conclude that the beta band may be the means by which information is transmitted from the OB to higher order areas, even though task specifics modify dominance of one frequency band over another within the OB...
  7. pmc Olfactory oscillations: the what, how and what for
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Trends Neurosci 32:207-14. 2009
    ..However, much remains to be done for a full understanding of their functions...
  8. ncbi request reprint A challenge to chaotic itinerancy from brain dynamics
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology and Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Chaos 13:1057-66. 2003
    ..These processes together with as yet to be determined action effects from motor system feedback are proposed as an instantiation of brain hermeneutics and chaotic itinerancy...
  9. ncbi request reprint An argument for an olfactory thalamus
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Trends Neurosci 30:47-53. 2007
    ..Thus, both structures act as a bottleneck that is a target for various modulatory inputs, and this arrangement enables efficient control of information flow before cortical processing occurs...
  10. ncbi request reprint A redefinition of odor mixture quality
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Behav Neurosci 119:726-33. 2005
    ..The authors offer more precise definitions of elemental and configural properties and overshadowing as they relate to odor mixture perception...
  11. pmc Theta oscillations and sensorimotor performance
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, 940 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:3863-8. 2005
    ..OB-HPC coupling at the sniffing frequency is proposed as a mechanism underlying olfactory sensorimotor effort as a cognitive process...
  12. ncbi request reprint Receptor contributions to configural and elemental odor mixture perception
    Leslie M Kay
    Institute for Mind and Biology, Department of Psychology, Committee on Neurobiology, University of Chicago, 940 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Behav Neurosci 117:1108-14. 2003
    ..However, when trained to recognize mixtures of citral (partial 17 agonist, inhibitor) and octanal, rats recognize 1 or both components over a wide range of ratios...
  13. ncbi request reprint Two species of gamma oscillations in the olfactory bulb: dependence on behavioral state and synaptic interactions
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, 940 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Integr Neurosci 2:31-44. 2003
    ..Gamma activity is not a single type of oscillation, and the largest amplitude gamma bursts are often those associated with an attentive cognitive state rather than odor sniffing...
  14. ncbi request reprint Grading odor similarities in a Go/No-Go task
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, 940 E 57th St, Rm 331, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Physiol Behav 88:339-46. 2006
    ..The results match those obtained with the digging task in four of five mixtures tested. This method allows optimal control over stimulus parameters and is compatible with simultaneous electrophysiological recording...
  15. pmc Two minds about odors
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:17569-70. 2004
  16. doi request reprint Glomerular activation patterns and the perception of odor mixtures
    Kimberly J Grossman
    Department of Neurobiology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 27:2676-85. 2008
    ..This suggests that spatial activity patterns within the olfactory bulb are not always sufficient to specify component recognition in mixtures...
  17. ncbi request reprint Olfactory bulb gamma oscillations are enhanced with task demands
    Jennifer Beshel
    Department of Psychology and Institute for Mind and Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    J Neurosci 27:8358-65. 2007
    ..The results reported here indicate that enhancement of local gamma power may reflect a switch in the dynamics of the system to a strategy that optimizes stimulus resolution when input signals are ambiguous...
  18. ncbi request reprint Information processing in the olfactory systems of insects and vertebrates
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, 940 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Semin Cell Dev Biol 17:433-42. 2006
    ....
  19. pmc Reproductive responses to photoperiod persist in olfactory bulbectomized Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)
    Brian J Prendergast
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Behav Brain Res 198:159-64. 2009
    ..In marked contrast to Syrian hamsters, the olfactory bulbs of Siberian hamsters play essentially no role in the modulation of tonic gonadotrophin production or gonadotrophin responses to photoperiod...
  20. pmc Winter day lengths enhance T lymphocyte phenotypes, inhibit cytokine responses, and attenuate behavioral symptoms of infection in laboratory rats
    Brian J Prendergast
    Department of Psychology, Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, 940 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 21:1096-108. 2007
    ..Seasonal changes in the host immune system, endocrine system, and behavior may contribute to the seasonal variability in disease outcomes, even in reproductively non-photoperiodic mammals...
  21. ncbi request reprint Chemical factors determine olfactory system beta oscillations in waking rats
    Catherine A Lowry
    Committee on Neurobiology, Institute for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Neurophysiol 98:394-404. 2007
    ..Theta band coherence analysis shows that coupling strength between the olfactory bulb and piriform cortex increases linearly with vapor phase concentration, which may facilitate beta oscillations above a threshold...
  22. doi request reprint A critical test of the overlap hypothesis for odor mixture perception
    Donald E Frederick
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Behav Neurosci 123:430-7. 2009
    ..Thus, the authors posit that imaging the mixtures themselves may provide additional information needed to reliably predict mixture quality...
  23. ncbi request reprint When good enough is best
    Leslie M Kay
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Neuron 51:277-8. 2006
    ..Reward value and task requirements may determine sampling time choice and performance levels...
  24. ncbi request reprint Rats assess degree of relatedness from human odors
    Erin M Ables
    Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago, 5848 S University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Physiol Behav 90:726-32. 2007
    ..This study supports the hypothesis that odor cues provide information regarding degree of relatedness and may thus affect a wide variety of human behaviors, including kin preferences, nepotism, and mate choice...

Research Grants1

  1. CRCNS-Multiple olfactory gamma oscillations: roles in sensation and attention
    Leslie Kay; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..We anticipate that understanding how olfactory deficits arise from changes in the limbic system associated with many of these disorders, will help us to understand the mechanisms that produce cognitive malfunctioning. ..