Dr. Áine Byrne


I recently finished my PhD at the University of Nottingham, working between the School of Mathematical Sciences and Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre (SPMIC), using mathematical modelling to gain insight into observable changes in human brain rhythms.

My research interests include mean field modelling, synchrony and weakly coupled oscillator theory, in relation to neural networks. My PhD thesis, entitled "Next generation neural activity models: Bridging the gap between mesoscopic and microscopic brain scales", concerned itself with developing neural mass and neural field models which could encorporate the idea of within population synchrony. In particular, we were interested in creating a suitable mechanistic model to describe the phenomena known as β-rebound, see Research for more details.

From September 2017, I will be at the Centre for Neural Sciences at New York University, working with Prof. John Rinzel.

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