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Publications of Dr. Michael Denker

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Denker M., Grün S., Wachtler T., Scherberger H. (2021) Reproducibility and efficiency in handling complex neurophysiological data.
  • Wachtler T., Bauer P., Denker M., Grün S., Hanke M., Klein J., Oeltze-Jafra S., Ritter P., Rotter S., Scherberger H., Stein A., Witte OW. (2021) NFDI-Neuro: building a community for neuroscience research data management in Germany. Neuroforum:000010151520200036.
  • Sprenger J., Zehl L., Pick J., Sonntag M., Grewe J., Wachtler T., Grün S. and Denker M. (2019) odMLtables: A User-Friendly Approach for Managing Metadata of Neurophysiological Experiments. Front. Neuroinform. 13:62. DOI:10.3389/fninf.2019.00062
  • Sukiban J, Voges N, Dembek T A, Pauli R, Visser-Vandewalle V, Denker M, Weber I, Timmermann L, Grün S (2019) Evaluation of Spike Sorting Algorithms: Application to Human Subthalamic Nucleus Recordings and Simulations Neuroscience, Volume 414, 21:168-185
  • Gutzen R., von Papen M., Trensch G., Quaglio P., Grün S. and Denker M. (2018) Reproducible Neural Network Simulations: Statistical Methods for Model Validation on the Level of Network Activity Data. Front. Neuroinform. 12:90. DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2018.00090
  • Trensch G., Gutzen R., Blundell I., Denker M., Morrison A. (2018) Rigorous Neural Network Simulations: A Model Substantiation Methodology for Increasing the Correctness of Simulation Results in the Absence of Experimental Validation Data. Front. Neuroinform. 12:81. DOI: 10.3389/fninf.2018.00081
  • Bouchard KE., Aimone JB., Chun M., Dean T., Denker M., Diesmann M., Donofrio DD., Frank LM., Kasthuri N., Koch C., Rübel O., Simon HD., Sommer FT., Prabhat (2018). International Neuroscience Inititatives through the Lens of High-Performance Computing. IEEE Computer, in press
  • Brochier T., Zehl L., Hao Y., Duret M., Sprenger J., Denker M., Grün S., Riehle A. (2018) Massively parallel recordings in macaque motor cortex during an instructed delayed reach-to-grasp task. (Data publication) Scientific Data 5:180055 DOI:10.1038/sdata.2018.55. Data available at
  • Denker M., Zehl L., Kilavik BE., Diesmann M., Brochier T., Riehle A., Grün S. (2018) LFP beta amplitude is linked to mesoscopic spatio-temporal phase patterns. Scientific Reports 8:5200. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-22990-7
  • Rostami V., Ito J., Denker M., Grün S. (2017a). [Re] spike synchronization and rate modulation differentially involved in motor cortical function. Rescience 3. DOI:10.5281/zenodo.583814.
  • Senk J, Yegenoglu A, Amblet O, Brukau Y, Davison A, Roland Lester D, Lührs A, Quaglio P, Rostami V, Rowley A, Schuller B, Barry Stokes A, van Albada SJ, Zielasko D, Diesmann M, Weyers B, Denker M, Grün S (2017) A Collaborative Simulation-Analysis Workflow for Computational Neuroscience Using HPC in: Di Napoli E, Hermanns MA, Iliev H, Lindemann A, Peyser A (eds) High- Performance Scientific Computing, JHPCS 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10164, pp. 243-256. Springer, Cham. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-53862-4_21
  • Bouchard KE, Aimone JB, Chun M, Dean T, Denker M, Diesmann M, Donofrio DD, Frank LM, Kasthuri N, Koch C, Ruebel O, Simon HD, Sommer FT, Prabhat (2016) High-Performance Computing in Neuroscience for Data-Driven Discovery, Integration and Dissemination. NeuroView 92(3), 628-631. DOI:10.1016/j.neuron.2016.10.035
  • Denker M, Grün S (2016) Designing workflows for the reproducible Analysis of Electrophysiological Data. in: Brain Inspired Computing, eds Amunts K, Grandinetti L, Lippert T, Petkov N. Springer Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 10087,pp. 58-72. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-50862-7_5
  • Torre E, Canova C, Denker M, Gerstein GL, Helias M, Grün S. (2016) ASSET: Analysis of sequences of synchronous events in massively parallel spike trains. PloS Computational Biology 12(7):e1004939. DOI:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004939
  • Torre E, Quaglio P, Denker M, Brochier T, Riehle A, Grün S. (2016) Synchronous spike patterns in Macaque motor cortex during an Instructed-delay reach-to-grasp task. Journal of Neuroscience 36(32): 8329-8340. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4375-15.2016.
  • Zehl L, Jaillet F, Stoewer A, Sobolev A, Wachtler T, Brochier T, Riehle A, Denker M, Grün S. (2016) Handling Metadata in a Neurophysiology Laboratory. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics 10, 26. DOI:10.3389/fninf.2016.00026
  • Cichon N B, Denker M, Grün S, and Hanganu-Opatz I L (2014) Unsupervised classification of neocortical activity patterns in neonatal and pre-juvenile rodents Front Neural Circuits 27(8):50 doi: 10.3389/fncir.2014.00050
  • Torre E, Picado-Muiño D, Denker M, Borgelt C, Grün S (2013) Statistical evaluation of synchronous spike patterns extracted by frequent item set mining Front Comput Neurosci 7(132):1-13 doi:10.3389/fncom.2013.00132
  • Denker M, Roux S, Lindén H, Diesmann M, Riehle A, and Grün S (2011) The local field potential reflects surplus spike synchrony. Cereb Cortex 21(12): 2681-2695. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhr040
  • Denker M, Finke R, Schaupp F, Grün S, and Menzel R (2010) Neural correlates of odor learning in the honeybee antennal lobe. Eur J Neurosci 31(1): 119-133. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2009.07046.x
  • Denker M, Riehle A, Diesmann M, and Grün S (2010) Estimating the contribution of assembly activity to cortical dynamics from spike and population measures. J Comput Neurosci 29(3): 599-613. doi:10.1007/s10827-010-0241-8
  • Sharott A, Moll CKE, Engler G, Denker M, Grün S, and Engel AK (2009) Different subtypes of striatal neurons are selectively modulated by cortical oscillations. J Neurosci 29(14): 4571-4585. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5097-08.2009
  • Denker M, Roux S, Timme M, Riehle A, and Grün S (2007) Phase synchronization between LFP and spiking activity in motor cortex during movement preparation. Neurocomp 70(10-12): 2096-2101. doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2006.10.088
  • Denker M, Szücs A, Pinto RD, Abarbanel HDI, and Selverston AI (2005) A network of electronic neural oscillators reproduces the dynamics of the periodically forced pyloric pacemaker group. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 52(5): 792-798. doi:10.1109/TBME.2005.844272
  • Denker M, Timme M, Diesmann M, Wolf F, and Geisel T (2004) Breaking synchrony by heterogeneity in complex networks. Phys Rev Lett 92(7): 074103. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.074103

Book Chapters

  • Denker M, Wiebelt B, Fliegner D, Diesmann M, and Morrison A (2010) Practically trivial parallel data processing in a neuroscience laboratory. In: Analysis of Parallel Spike Trains. Grün S, and Rotter S (Eds.), Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience 7, Springer: New York, Dondrecht, Heidelberg, London, 413-436. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-5675-0_20

PhD Thesis

  • Denker M., (2009) Interpreting the Local Field Potential as a Reflection of Cooperative Neuronal Spiking Dynamics. Freie Universität Berlin