Douglas Nitz

Title(s)Professor, Cognitive Science
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Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Subiculm circuits for cortical feedback regulation of spatial mapping and learning
    NIH R01NS104897Dec 15, 2017 - Nov 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    NIH F32NS010046Apr 1, 1996 - Nov 30, 1998
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NIH F31MH010451Jun 23, 1993
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Locomotor action sequences impact the scale of representation in hippocampus and posterior parietal cortex. Hippocampus. 2021 Jul; 31(7):677-689. Shelley LE, Nitz DA. PMID: 33991128.
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    2. Cognitive Maps: Distortions of the Hippocampal Space Map Define Neighborhoods. Curr Biol. 2020 04 20; 30(8):R340-R342. Place R, Nitz DA. PMID: 32315629.
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    3. Secondary Motor Cortex Transforms Spatial Information into Planned Action during Navigation. Curr Biol. 2020 05 18; 30(10):1845-1854.e4. Olson JM, Li JK, Montgomery SE, Nitz DA. PMID: 32302586.
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    4. CA1-projecting subiculum neurons facilitate object-place learning. Nat Neurosci. 2019 11; 22(11):1857-1870. Sun Y, Jin S, Lin X, Chen L, Qiao X, Jiang L, Zhou P, Johnston KG, Golshani P, Nie Q, Holmes TC, Nitz DA, Xu X. PMID: 31548723.
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    5. Neurophysiological signatures of temporal coordination between retrosplenial cortex and the hippocampal formation. Behav Neurosci. 2018 Oct; 132(5):453-468. Alexander AS, Rangel LM, Tingley D, Nitz DA. PMID: 30070554.
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    6. Multiplexed oscillations and phase rate coding in the basal forebrain. Sci Adv. 2018 08; 4(8):eaar3230. Tingley D, Alexander AS, Quinn LK, Chiba AA, Nitz D. PMID: 30083600.
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    7. Conjunctive coding in an evolved spiking model of retrosplenial cortex. Behav Neurosci. 2018 Oct; 132(5):430-452. Rounds EL, Alexander AS, Nitz DA, Krichmar JL. PMID: 29863371.
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    8. Opposing and Complementary Topographic Connectivity Gradients Revealed by Quantitative Analysis of Canonical and Noncanonical Hippocampal CA1 Inputs. eNeuro. 2018 Jan-Feb; 5(1). Sun Y, Nitz DA, Holmes TC, Xu X. PMID: 29387780.
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    9. Spatially Periodic Activation Patterns of Retrosplenial Cortex Encode Route Sub-spaces and Distance Traveled. Curr Biol. 2017 Jun 05; 27(11):1551-1560.e4. Alexander AS, Nitz DA. PMID: 28528904.
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    10. Subiculum neurons map the current axis of travel. Nat Neurosci. 2017 02; 20(2):170-172. Olson JM, Tongprasearth K, Nitz DA. PMID: 27991899.
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    11. Retrosplenial cortex maps the conjunction of internal and external spaces. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Aug; 18(8):1143-51. Alexander AS, Nitz DA. PMID: 26147532.
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    12. Cell assemblies of the basal forebrain. J Neurosci. 2015 Feb 18; 35(7):2992-3000. Tingley D, Alexander AS, Quinn LK, Chiba AA, Nitz DA. PMID: 25698736.
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    13. A place for motion in mapping. Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jan; 18(1):6-7. Nitz D. PMID: 25547474.
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    14. Task-phase-specific dynamics of basal forebrain neuronal ensembles. Front Syst Neurosci. 2014; 8:174. Tingley D, Alexander AS, Kolbu S, de Sa VR, Chiba AA, Nitz DA. PMID: 25309352.
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    15. Learning to ignore: a modeling study of a decremental cholinergic pathway and its influence on attention and learning. Learn Mem. 2014 Jan 17; 21(2):105-18. Oros N, Chiba AA, Nitz DA, Krichmar JL. PMID: 24443744.
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    16. Repeating firing fields of CA1 neurons shift forward in response to increasing angular velocity. J Neurosci. 2014 Jan 01; 34(1):232-41. Cowen SL, Nitz DA. PMID: 24381284.
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    17. Spaces within spaces: rat parietal cortex neurons register position across three reference frames. Nat Neurosci. 2012 Oct; 15(10):1365-7. Nitz DA. PMID: 22960933.
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    18. Anterior cingulate neurons in the rat map anticipated effort and reward to their associated action sequences. J Neurophysiol. 2012 May; 107(9):2393-407. Cowen SL, Davis GA, Nitz DA. PMID: 22323629.
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    19. Simulation of cholinergic and noradrenergic modulation of behavior in uncertain environments. Front Comput Neurosci. 2012; 6:5. Avery MC, Nitz DA, Chiba AA, Krichmar JL. PMID: 22319488.
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    20. Path shape impacts the extent of CA1 pattern recurrence both within and across environments. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Apr; 105(4):1815-24. Nitz DA. PMID: 21289139.
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    21. A unified description of cerebellar inter-spike interval distributions and variabilities using summation of Gaussians. Network. 2011; 22(1-4):74-96. Chen Y, Nitz DA. PMID: 22149670.
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    22. Learning-dependent dynamics of beta-frequency oscillations in the basal forebrain of rats. Eur J Neurosci. 2010 Nov; 32(9):1507-15. Quinn LK, Nitz DA, Chiba AA. PMID: 21039960.
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    23. Neuroscience: The inside story on place cells. Nature. 2009 Oct 15; 461(7266):889-90. Nitz D. PMID: 19829361.
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    24. Parietal cortex, navigation, and the construction of arbitrary reference frames for spatial information. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2009 Feb; 91(2):179-85. Nitz D. PMID: 18804545.
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    25. Crossing borders: sleep reactivation as a window on cell assembly formation. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Feb; 11(2):126-8. Nitz D, Cowen S. PMID: 18227794.
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    26. Dopamine signaling and the distal reward problem. Neuroreport. 2007 Nov 19; 18(17):1833-6. Nitz DA, Kargo WJ, Fleischer J. PMID: 18090321.
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    27. Adaptation of prefrontal cortical firing patterns and their fidelity to changes in action-reward contingencies. J Neurosci. 2007 Mar 28; 27(13):3548-59. Kargo WJ, Szatmary B, Nitz DA. PMID: 17392471.
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    28. Discrete place fields of hippocampal formation interneurons. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Jun; 97(6):4152-61. Wilent WB, Nitz DA. PMID: 17392415.
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    29. Tracking route progression in the posterior parietal cortex. Neuron. 2006 Mar 02; 49(5):747-56. Nitz DA. PMID: 16504949.
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    30. Lateralized functional components of spatial cognition in the avian hippocampal formation: evidence from single-unit recordings in freely moving homing pigeons. Hippocampus. 2006; 16(2):125-40. Siegel JJ, Nitz D, Bingman VP. PMID: 16281290.
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    31. Characterizing functional hippocampal pathways in a brain-based device as it solves a spatial memory task. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Feb 08; 102(6):2111-6. Krichmar JL, Nitz DA, Gally JA, Edelman GM. PMID: 15684078.
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    32. Spatial navigation and causal analysis in a brain-based device modeling cortical-hippocampal interactions. Neuroinformatics. 2005; 3(3):197-221. Krichmar JL, Seth AK, Nitz DA, Fleischer JG, Edelman GM. PMID: 16077159.
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    33. Spatial-specificity of single-units in the hippocampal formation of freely moving homing pigeons. Hippocampus. 2005; 15(1):26-40. Siegel JJ, Nitz D, Bingman VP. PMID: 15390167.
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    34. Improvements in the signal-to-noise ratio of motor cortex cells distinguish early versus late phases of motor skill learning. J Neurosci. 2004 Jun 16; 24(24):5560-9. Kargo WJ, Nitz DA. PMID: 15201328.
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    35. Uncoupling of brain activity from movement defines arousal States in Drosophila. Curr Biol. 2004 Jan 20; 14(2):81-7. van Swinderen B, Nitz DA, Greenspan RJ. PMID: 14738728.
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    36. Early skill learning is expressed through selection and tuning of cortically represented muscle synergies. J Neurosci. 2003 Dec 03; 23(35):11255-69. Kargo WJ, Nitz DA. PMID: 14657185.
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    37. Differential modulation of CA1 and dentate gyrus interneurons during exploration of novel environments. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Feb; 91(2):863-72. Nitz D, McNaughton B. PMID: 14523073.
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    38. Use of 'relative-phase' analysis to assess correlation between neuronal spike trains. Biol Cybern. 2003 Mar; 88(3):177-82. Chen Y, Nitz DA. PMID: 12647225.
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    39. Chronic recording of extracellular neuronal activity in behaving animals. Curr Protoc Neurosci. 2003 Feb; Chapter 6:Unit 6.16. Szymusiak R, Nitz D. PMID: 18428581.
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    40. Electrophysiological correlates of rest and activity in Drosophila melanogaster. Curr Biol. 2002 Nov 19; 12(22):1934-40. Nitz DA, van Swinderen B, Tononi G, Greenspan RJ. PMID: 12445387.
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    41. Tonic rhythmic activity of rat cerebellar neurons. Exp Brain Res. 2002 Sep; 146(2):265-70. Nitz D, Tononi G. PMID: 12195529.
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    42. Experience-dependent phase-reversal of hippocampal neuron firing during REM sleep. Brain Res. 2000 Feb 07; 855(1):176-80. Poe GR, Nitz DA, McNaughton BL, Barnes CA. PMID: 10650147.
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    43. Hippocampal theta rhythm in awake, freely moving homing pigeons. Hippocampus. 2000; 10(6):627-31. Siegel JJ, Nitz D, Bingman VP. PMID: 11153708.
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    44. Hippocampal EEG and unit activity responses to modulation of serotonergic median raphe neurons in the freely behaving rat. Learn Mem. 1999 Mar-Apr; 6(2):153-67. Nitz DA, McNaughton BL. PMID: 10327240.
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    45. GABA release in the dorsal raphe nucleus: role in the control of REM sleep. Am J Physiol. 1997 Jul; 273(1 Pt 2):R451-5. Nitz D, Siegel J. PMID: 9249585.
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    46. GABA release in the locus coeruleus as a function of sleep/wake state. Neuroscience. 1997 Jun; 78(3):795-801. Nitz D, Siegel JM. PMID: 9153658.
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    47. Altered distribution of cholinergic cells in the narcoleptic dog. Neuroreport. 1995 Jul 31; 6(11):1521-4. Nitz D, Andersen A, Fahringer H, Nienhuis R, Mignot E, Siegel J. PMID: 7579139.
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