Dr Mehdi Adibi

Dr Mehdi Adibi

Dr Mehdi Adibi

NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow

Ph.D. in Neuroscience, the University of New South Wales, 2014

M.Sc. in Communications Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 2008

B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Major: Electrical Engineering-Communications), Isfahan University of Technology, 2005

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 938 52347
Email: Dr Mehdi Adibi

Office: Mathews, Room 1015

Research Summary

Research Areas: Population coding, neural coding, somatosensory system, sensory adaptation


Selected Publications:

  • M.M. Sabri, M. Adibi, E. Arabzadeh (2016), Dynamics of Population Activity in Rat Sensory Cortex: Network Correlations Predict Anatomical Arrangement and information Content, Frontiers in Neural Circuits,10(49), DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00049.
  • Z. Fazlali, Y. Ranjbar-Slamloo,  M. AdibiE. Arabzadeh (2016), Correlation between Cortical State and Locus Coeruleus Activity: Implications for Sensory Coding in Rat Barrel Cortex, Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 10(14), DOI: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00014.
  • M. Adibi, J.S. McDonald, C.W.G. Clifford and E. Arabzadeh (2014), Population Decoding in Rat Barrel Cortex: Optimizing the Linear Readout of Correlated Population Responses,  Plos Computational Biology, 10(1), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003415.
  • J.S. McDonald, M. Adibi, C.W.G. Clifford and E. Arabzadeh (2014),Sampling Time and Performance in Rat Whisker Sensory System, Plos One, 2(12), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116357.
  • M. Adibi, C.W.G. Clifford and E. Arabzadeh (2013),  Informational Basis of Sensory Adaptation: Entropy and Single-Spike Efficiency in Rat Barrel Cortex, J Neuroscience, 33(37): 14921-14926, DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1313-13.2013.
  • M. Adibi, J.S. McDonald, C.W.G. Clifford and E. Arabzadeh (2013), Adaptation improves neural coding efficiency despite increasing correlations in variability, J Neuroscience, 33(5):2108-2120.
  • M. Adibi, M.E. Diamond and E. Arabzadeh (2012) Behavioral study of whisker-mediated vibration sensation in rats, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (PNAS), 109(3):971-976.
  • M. Adibi and E. Arabzadeh (2011) A comparison of neuronal and behavioral detection and discrimination performances in rat whisker system, J Neurophysiol, 105(1):356-365.
  • B. Noudoost, M. Adibi, A. Moeeny, H. Esteky (2005) Configural and analytical processingof familiar and unfamiliar objects, Cognitive Brain Research, 24(3):436–441.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

  • NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Research Fellowship (2016-2020), The role of corticothalamic feedback on the response dynamics of thalamic neurons
  • Mark Rowe Award for the best publication by an early career researcher, Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS), 2015
  • ANU ECR Travel Grant ($3,000), ANU, 2015 for SfN’s Neuroscience 2015 annual meeting in Chicago
  • Travel Award of 130,000 JPY for the 38th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS), 2015

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