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Preprint versions of some of the papers below can be obtained from the Los Alamos Archive, the BioRxiv or from ResearchGate

  Refereed Publications:
  1. W. Adams, J.N. Graham, X. Han, H. Riecke
    Top-down Inputs Drive Neuronal Network Rewiring and Context-Enhanced Sensory Processing in Olfaction
    PLoS Comp. Biology 15 (2019) e1006611

    To interpret the information the brain receives about the world it combines information from different senses. Olfaction provides a striking example of the combined impact of bottom-up sensory inputs and top-down contextual inputs on the shaping of a neuronal network and its information processing. Our model shows how the connectivities necessary for this purpose can arise from the extensive structural plasticity ... more

  2. A. Karamchandani, J.N. Graham, H. Riecke
    Pulse-coupled mixed-mode oscillators: Cluster states and extreme noise sensitivity
    Chaos 28 (2018) 043115

    Neurons can exhibit complex wave forms (`mixed-mode oscillations') in which large-amplitude excursions (`spikes') are separated by small, subthreshold oscillations (`STOs'). The STOs make the synchronization of these oscillators particularly susceptible to noise.... more

  3. J.H. Meng, H. Riecke
    Synchronization by Uncorrelated Noise: Interacting Rhythms in Interconnected Oscillator Networks
    Scientific Reports 8 (2018) 6949

    Rhythms, i.e. collective oscillations of neurons, are ubiquitous in the brain. We have shown that the synchronization properties of interacting such collective oscillations can be very different from those of the individual oscillators making up the rhythms.... more

  4. K.A. Sailor, M.T. Valley, M.T. Wiechert, H. Riecke, G.J. Sun, W. Adams, J.C. Dennis, S.Sharafi, G. Ming, H. Song, P.-M. Lledo
    Persistent Structural Plasticity Optimizes Sensory Information Processing in the Olfactory Bulb
    Neuron 92 (2016) 384

    Plasticity is the key element underlying learning and memory in the brain. It can encompass modifying the strength of synapses connecting neurons, forming new synapses or removing existing synapses, or the birth or death of neurons ... more

  5. Hannah Choi, Lei Zhang, Mark S. Cembrowski, Carl F. Sabottke, Alexander L. Markowitz, Daniel A. Butts, William L. Kath, Joshua H. Singer, Hermann Riecke
    Intrinsic Bursting of AII Amacrine Cells Underlies Oscillations in the rd1 Mouse Retina
    J. Neurophys. 112 (2014) 1491

    In many forms of retinal degeneration photoreceptors die, but the remaining complex circuitry of the retina remains largely intact. To treat this condition ... more

  6. Karna Gowda, Hermann Riecke, Mary Silber
    Transitions between patterned states in vegetation models for semiarid ecosystems
    Phys. Rev. E 89 (2014) 022701.
  7. Jiang-Bin Ke, Yanbin V. Wang, Mark S. Cembrowski, Hermann Riecke, William L. Kath, Jonathan B. Demb, Joshua H. Singer
    Adaptation to background light enables contrast coding at rod bipolar cell synapses
    Neuron 81 (2014) 388--401 .
  8. H. Riecke
    Olfactory Computation and Adult Neurogenesis
    Encycl. Comput. Neuroscience., Eds. D. Jaeger and R. Jung, Springer, 2013.
  9. Siu-Fai Chow, Stuart D. Wick, Hermann Riecke
    Neurogenesis Drives Stimulus Decorrelation in a Model of the Olfactory Bulb
    PLoS Comp. Biology 8 (2012) e1002398

    The initial processing of olfactory information is performed in the olfactory bulb. It receives its input from the sensory neurons in the nose and transmits ... more

  10. Mark S. Cembrowski, Stephen M. Logan, Miao Tian, Li Jia, Wei Li, William L. Kath, Hermann Riecke, Joshua H. Singer
    The Mechanisms of Repetitive Spike Generation in an Axonless Retinal Interneuron
    Cell Reports 1 (2012) 155-166.

    In the retina bright-light vision is carried by the cone pathway, which originates in the color-sensitive cone photoreceptors and carries the light signal to the brain... more

  11. T.Jarsky, M. Cembrowski, S.M. Logan, W.L. Kath, H. Riecke, J.B. Demb, J.H. Singer,
    A synaptic mechanism for retinal adaptation to luminance and contrast.
    J. Neurosci. 31 (2011) 11003.
  12. Clara B. Picallo and Hermann Riecke,
    Adaptive oscillator networks with conserved overall coupling: Sequential firing and near-synchronized states
    Phys. Rev E 83 (2011) 036206.
  13. Stuart D. Wick, Martin T. Wiechert, Rainer W. Friedrich, Hermann Riecke,
    Pattern Orthogonalization via Channel Decorrelation by Adaptive Networks
    J. Comput. Neuroscience 28 (2010) 29--45
  14. Martin T. Wiechert, Benjamin Judkewitz, Hermann Riecke, and Rainer W. Friedrich
    Mechanisms of pattern decorrelation by recurrent neuronal circuits.
    Nature Neuroscience 13 (2010) 1003--1010
  15. Jessica M. Conway and Hermann Riecke,
    Superlattice Patterns in the Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation with Multi-Resonant Forcing
    SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Systems (2009).
  16. Jessica M. Conway and Hermann Riecke,
    Multiresonant Forcing of the Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation: Pattern Selection
    Phys. Rev. E 76 (2007) 057202.
  17. Jessica M. Conway and Hermann Riecke,
    Quasi-Patterns in a Model of Multi-Resonantly Forced Chemical Oscillations
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 (2007) 218301.
  18. Hermann Riecke, Alex Roxin, Santiago Madruga, and Sara A. Solla,
    Many Attractors, Long Chaotic Transients, and Failure in Small-World Networks of Excitable Neurons,
    Chaos 17 (2007) 026110.
  19. Santiago Madruga and Hermann Riecke,
    Reentrant and Whirling Hexagons in Non-Boussinesq Convection,
    Eur. J. Phys. Special Topics 148 (2007) 279.
  20. Santiago Madruga and Hermann Riecke
    Hexagons and Spiral Defect Chaos in Non-Boussinesq Convection at Low Prandtl Numbers
    Phys. Rev. E. 75 (2007) 026210.
  21. Hermann Riecke and Santiago Madruga
    Geometric Diagnostics of Complex Patterns: Spiral Defect Chaos
    Chaos 16 (2006) 013125
  22. Santiago Madruga, Hermann Riecke, and Werner Pesch
    Defect Chaos and Bursts: Hexagonal Rotating Convection and the Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation
    Phys. Rev. Lett.96 (2006) 074501
  23. Santiago Madruga, Hermann Riecke, and Werner Pesch
    Reentrant Hexagons in non-Boussinesq Convection
    J. Fluid Mech. 548 (2006) 341--360
  24. Cristian Huepe, Hermann Riecke, Karen E. Daniels, and Eberhard Bodenschatz
    Statistics of defect trajectories in spatio-temporal chaos in inclined layer convection and the complex Ginzburg Landau equation
    Chaos 14 (2004) 864.
  25. Maria Higuera, Hermann Riecke, and Mary Silber
    Near-Resonant, Steady Mode Interaction: Periodic, Quasi-Periodic and Localized Patterns
    SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Systems. 3 (2004) 463--502.
    Movies: fig5.2.avi, fig5.2b.avi, fig5.7.avi,fig5.8.avi
  26. A. Roxin, H. Riecke, and S.A. Solla,
    Self-sustained activity in a small-world network of excitable neuron
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 92 (2004) 198101.
    Discussions of this research have appeared in the New Scientist and the Chicago Sun-Times
  27. Y.-N. Young, H. Riecke, and W. Pesch,
    Whirling Chaos and Defect Chaos in Hexagonl Non-Boussinesq Convection
    New J. Physics 5 (2003) 135.
    Movies: sn79h.T.mpg, sn79h.D.mpg, sn76.T.mpg, sn74.c.T.mpg, sn79h.c.T.mpg
  28. Y.-N. Young and H. Riecke,
    Penta-Hepta Defect Chaos in a Model for Rotating Hexagonal Convection
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2003) 134502.
  29. Y.-N. Young and H. Riecke,
    Induced Defect Nucleation and Side-Band Instabilities in Hexagons with Rotation and Mean flow
    Physica D 176 (2003) 107--124.
  30. A.M. Mancho, H. Riecke, and F. Sain
    Instabilities and Spatio-temporal Chaos of Long-wave Hexagon Patterns in Rotating Marangoni Convection
    Chaos 12 (2002) 706--718.
  31. A. Roxin and H. Riecke
    Rotating Convection in an Anisotropic System
    Phys. Rev. E 65 (2002) 046219. Erratum
  32. Y. Young and H. Riecke
    Mean flow in hexagonal convection: stability and nonlinear dynamics
    Physica D 163 (2002) 166.
  33. C. Crawford and H. Riecke,
    Tunable front interaction and localization of periodically forced waves
    Phys. Rev. E 65 (2002) 066307.
  34. G.D. Granzow and H. Riecke,
    A Non-Equilibrium Defect-Unbinding Transition: Defect Trajectories and Loop Statistics
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001) 174052.
  35. B. Echebarria and H. Riecke,
    Sideband Instabilities and Defects of Quasipatterns
    Physica D 158 (2001) 45.
  36. Alex Roxin and Hermann Riecke,
    Destabilization and Localization of Traveling Waves by an Advected Field
    Physica D 156 (2001) 19.
  37. B. Echebarria and H. Riecke,
    Defect Chaos of Oscillating Hexagons in Rotating Convection
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 84 (2000) 4838--4841,   patt-sol/9912002
  38. B. Echebarria and H. Riecke,
    Instabilities of Hexagonal Patterns with Broken Chiral Symmetry
    Physica D 139 (2000) 97--108 patt-sol/9906008
  39. F. Sain and H. Riecke,
    Instabilities of Hexagon Patterns in the Presence of Rotation
    Physica D 144 (2000) 124--141patt-sol/9810006
  40. H. Riecke and L. Kramer,
    The Stability of Standing Waves
    Physica D 137 (2000) 124--142 (patt-sol/9805005).
  41. C. Crawford and H. Riecke,
    Oscillon-type Structures and Their Interaction in a Swift-Hohenberg Model
    Physica D 129 (1999) 83--92 (patt-sol/9804005).
  42. H. Riecke and G.D. Granzow,
    Localization of Supercritical Waves: Worms in Nematic Electroconvection
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 (1998) 333 (patt-sol/9802003).
  43. J. Eggers and H. Riecke,
    A Continuum Description of Vibrated Sand,
    Phys. Rev. E 59 (1999) 4476--4483 (patt-sol/9801004).
  44. G.D. Granzow and H. Riecke,
    Ordered and Disordered Defect Chaos
    Physica A 249 (1998) 27.
  45. H. Herrero and H. Riecke,
    Holes and chaotic pulses of traveling waves coupled to a long-wave mode
    Phys. Lett. 235 (1997) 493-498.
  46. G.D. Granzow and H. Riecke,
    Double Phase Slips and Spatio-Temporal Chaos in a Model for Parametrically Excited Standing Waves
    SIAM J. Appl. Math 59 (#3) 900-919.
  47. S.G.K. Tennakoon, C.D. Andereck, J.J. Hegseth, and H. Riecke,
    Temporal Modulation of Traveling Waves in the Flow Between Rotating Cylinders With Broken Azimuthal Symmetry,
    Phys. Rev. E. 54 (1996) 5063.
  48. G.D. Granzow and H. Riecke,
    Phase Diffusion in Localized Spatio-Temporal Amplitude Chaos,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 (1996) 2451.
  49. D. Raitt and H. Riecke,
    Parametric Forcing of Waves with Non-Monotonic Dispersion Relation: Domain Structures in Ferrofluids?
    Phys. Rev. E 55 (1997) 5448.
  50. A.A.Golovin, A.A.Nepomnyashchy, L.M.Pismen and H. Riecke,
    Steady and Oscillatory Side-Band Instabilities in Marangoni Convection with Deformable Interface
    Physica D 106 (1997) 131.
  51. H. Riecke and W.-J. Rappel,
    Coexisting Pulses in a Model for Binary-Mixture Convection
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 (1995) 4035-4038.
  52. H. Riecke,
    Attractive Interaction Between Pulses in a Model for Binary-Mixture Convection
    Phys. Rev. E 52 (1995) 5685-5687.
  53. H. Riecke,
    Solitary Waves under the Influence of a Large-Scale Field
    Physica D 92 (1996) 69-94.
  54. H. Herrero and H. Riecke,
    Bound Pairs of Fronts in a Real Ginzburg-Landau Equation Coupled to a Mean Field
    Physica D 85 (1995) 79-92 patt-sol/9409001.
  55. D. Raitt and H. Riecke,
    Domain Structures in Fourth-Order Phase and Ginzburg-Landau Equations
    Physica D 82 (1995) 79-94.
  56. H. Herrero and H. Riecke,
    Front Structures in a Real Ginzburg-Landau Equation Coupled to a Mean Field
    J. Bif. and Chaos 4 (1994) 1343-1346.
  57. H. Riecke, M. Silber and L. Kramer,
    ``Temporal Forcing of Hopf Bifurcations in Anisotropic Systems
    Phys. Rev. E 49 (1994) 4100-4113.
  58. A. Bayliss, B.J. Matkowsky and H. Riecke,
    ``Structure and Dynamics of Modulated Waves in Cellular Flames
    Physica D 74 (1994) 1-23.
  59. H. Riecke,
    Ginzburg-Landau Equation Coupled to a Concentration Field in Binary-Mixture Convection
    Physica D 61 (1992) 253-259.
  60. M. Silber, H. Riecke and L. Kramer,
    ``Symmetry-Breaking Hopf Bifurcation in Anisotropic Systems
    Physica D 61 (1992) 260-278.
  61. H. Riecke and H.-G. Paap,
    Parity Breaking and Hopf Bifurcation in Axisymmetric Taylor Vortex Flow'',
    Phys. Rev. A 45 (1992) 8605-8610.
  62. H. Riecke,
    ``Self-Trapping of Traveling-Wave Pulses in Binary-Mixture Convection;.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 68 (1992) 301-304.
  63. H. Riecke and L. Kramer,
    ``Wie findet der Taylor-Wirbel seine Größe?
    Selektion und Phasendiffusion in Strukturen fern vom Gleichgewicht
    Phys. Blätter 48 (1992) 17-21.
  64. W.-J. Rappel and H. Riecke,
    ``Parity Breaking in Directional Solidification: Numerics vs. Amplitude Equations;.
    Phys. Rev. A 45 (1992) 846-859.
Unrefereed publications and abstracts:
  1. Siu F. Chow, Stuart D. Wick and Hermann Riecke
    Pattern separation by adaptive networks: neurogenesis in olfaction Front. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2010. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnins.2010.03.00188
  2. H. Riecke, B. Echebarria, V. Moroz, and F. Sain
    Instabilities and Defect Chaos in Models for Rotating Non-Boussinesq Convection
    Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on Energy Engineering Sciences.pdf-file
  3. H. Riecke and G.D. Granzow,
    Double Phase Slips and Bound Defect Pairs in Parametrically Driven Waves,
    Proceedings of the 15th Symposium on Energy Engineering Sciences. (chao-dyn/9707013)
  4. H. Riecke,
    Localized Structures in Pattern-Forming Systems
    in Pattern Formation in Continuous and Coupled Systems,
    eds. M. Golubitsky, D. Luss, and S. Strogatz, IMA Volume 115, Springer, 1999. p. 215.   pdf-file patt-sol/9810002
  5. D. Raitt and H. Riecke,
    ``Domain Structures and Zig-Zag Patterns Modeled by a Fourth-Order Ginzburg-Landau Equation;.
    in Spatio-Temporal Patterns in Nonequilibrium Complex Systems, eds. P.E. Cladis and P. Palffy-Muhoray, Addison-Wesley, 1995.
  6. H. Riecke and H.-G. Paap,
    Chaotic Phase Diffusion through the Interaction of Phase Slip Processes
    in Ordered and Turbulent Patterns in Taylor-Couette Flow, p.67--74, eds. C.D. Andereck and F. Hayot, Plenum Press (1992).
  7. I. Rehberg and H.Riecke,
    Rayleigh number ramps cause moving convection patterns,
    in The Physics of Structure Formation}, Springer Series in Synergetics
    Springer, Berlin, 1987, eds. W. G\"uttinger and G. Dangelmayr.

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