I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Clopath Lab.
My main research interests lie in the interactions of different forms of plasticity in neural circuits, and how these affect learning, neural dynamics and functional connectivity.
I completed my PhD at the University of Edinburgh and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, supervised by Matthias Hennig (UoE) and Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski (KTH) [old website]. Before my PhD I studied theoretical physics at Trinity College Dublin.
Sweeney Y, Clopath C, 2017, Emergent spatial synaptic structure from diffusive plasticity, European Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:45, ISSN:0953-816X, Pages:1057-1067
Sweeney Y, Kotaleski JH, Hennig MH, 2015, A diffusive homeostatic signal maintains neural heterogeneity and responsiveness in cortical networks, Plos Comput Biol, Vol:11, Pages:e1004389-e1004389
Sweeney Y, Hellgren-Kotaleski J, Hennig M, 2015, Homeostatic intrinsic plasticity, neural heterogeneity and memory maintenance., Bmc Neuroscience, Vol:16, ISSN:1471-2202, Pages:P98-P98
Sweeney Y, Hellgren-Kotaleski J, Hennig M, 2013, Modelling homeostatic control of high-frequency post-synaptic transmission and its effect on metabolic efficiency in the auditory brainstem., Bmc Neuroscience, Vol:14, ISSN:1471-2202, Pages:P167-P167