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Associate Professor

Ingvars Birznieks


Current Appointments

Senior Research Scientist (Conjoint)
Associate Professor, Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Medicine & Health Adjunct A/Prof, School of Health, Western Sydney University
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Dr Ingvars Birznieks is a sensory neurophysiologist interested in sensory information encoding mechanisms. He received his PhD training at Umeå University in Sweden and the University of Melbourne. After his postdoc studies, he was offered a position of senior research officer at NeuRA to contribute to the large scale cross-organisational project supported by Australian Government Special Research Initiative “Thinking Systems” – the project bringing together neuroscientists, biomedical engineers and roboticists. He established his own research network centred around the studies on neuronal information encoding mechanisms in the somatosensory system. His current focus is cross-disciplinary projects linking neuroscience, clinical neurology, and biomedical engineering.


Publications

2023, 05 Sep

Memory at your fingertips: how viscoelasticity affects tactile neuron signaling

View full preprint on https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.89616.1

2023, 05 Sep

Memory at your fingertips: how viscoelasticity affects tactile neuron signaling

View full preprint on https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.89616

2023, 31 May

How Tactile Afferents in the Human Fingerpad Encode Tangential Torques Associated with Manipulation: Are Monkeys Better than Us?

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1305-22.2023

2023, 17 May

Memory at your fingertips: how viscoelasticity affects tactile neuron signaling

View full preprint on https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.05.15.540820

2022, 01 Oct

Perceived tactile intensity at a fixed primary afferent spike rate varies with the temporal pattern of spikes

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00284.2022

2022, 01 Jan

Submillimeter Lateral Displacement Enables Friction Sensing and Awareness of Surface Slipperiness

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1109/TOH.2021.3139890

2022, 01 Jan

The Relationship Between Tactile Intensity Perception and Afferent Spike Count is Moderated by a Function of Frequency

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1109/TOH.2022.3140877

2021, 07 Dec

Initial contact shapes the perception of friction

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2109109118

2021, 05 Nov

Movement Planning Determines Sensory Suppression: An Event-related Potential Study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01747

2021, 22 Sep

Initial contact shapes the perception of friction

View full other on https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.20.461039