Neuroscience Program

Ernest Barreto

Ernest Barreto

Ernest Barreto

Associate Professor, School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences

The study of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators, the individual and collective dynamics of neurons in the brain, the fundamental dynamical mechanisms that underlie normal cognitive processing and pathological conditions such as epilepsy

Dr. Barreto is a Professor in the School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences in the College of Science.

Ernest Barreto works at the convergence of physics, mathematics, and biology. Originally trained in nonlinear dynamics and chaos at the University of Maryland, College Park, he later trained in experimental and theoretical neuroscience at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.

Current interests include the study of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators, the individual and collective dynamics of neurons in the brain, and the fundamental dynamical mechanisms that underlie normal cognitive processing and pathological conditions such as epilepsy.

Selected Publications

Networks of Theta Neurons with Time-Varying Excitability: Macroscopic Chaos, Multistability, and Final-State Uncertainty,
Paul So, Tanushree B. Luke, and Ernest Barreto
Physica D 267, 16-26 (2014). Journal link.

Dynamical Structure Underlying Inverse Stochastic Resonance and its Implications,
Muhammet Uzuntarla, John R. Cressman, Mahmut Ozer, and Ernest Barreto
Physical Review E 88, 042712 (2013). Journal link (open access)PDF.

Complete Classification of the Macroscopic Behavior of a Heterogeneous Network of Theta Neurons,
Tanushree B. Luke, Ernest Barreto, and Paul So
Neural Computation 25, 3207-3234 (2013). Journal linkClick here for a preprint version of the manuscript.

Controlling Seizure-Like Events by Perturbing Ion Concentration Dynamics with Periodic Stimulation,
Jeremy A. Owen, Ernest Barreto, and John R. Cressman
PLoS ONE 8(9): e73820 (2013). Journal link (open access).
Ying Xiao, Xiao-ying Huang, Stephen Van Wert, Ernest Barreto, Jian-young Wu, Bruce J. Gluckman, and Stephen J. Schiff
European Journal of Neuroscience 36, 2201-2212 (2012). Journal link.
 
Paul So and Ernest Barreto.
Chaos 21, 033127 (2011). Journal link.
 
Ernest Barreto and John R. Cressman.
Journal of Biological Physics 37, 361-373 (2011). Journal linkClick here for a preprint version of the manuscript.
 
John R. Cressman Jr., Ghanim Ullah, Jokubas Ziburkus, Steven J. Schiff, and Ernest Barreto.
Journal of Computational Neuroscience, Vol.26, 159-170 (2009). Journal link.
 
Erik A. Martens, Ernest Barreto, Steven H. Strogatz, Edward Ott, Paul So, and Thomas M. Antonsen. Physical Review E, Vol. 79, 026204 (2009). PDF.
 
Ernest Barreto, Brian Hunt, Edward Ott, and Paul So.
Physical Review E, Vol. 77, 036107 (2008). PDF.