Henry Greenside

Henry Greenside

Professor of Physics

Professor in Neurobiology (Secondary)

Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Office Location: 
097 Physics Bldg, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Physics Department, Durham, NC 27708-0305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2548

Overview

After working in nonlinear dynamics and nonequilibrium pattern formation for many years, my research group has begun studying problems in theoretical neurobiology in collaboration with Professor Richard Mooney's experimental group on birdsong at Duke University. The main scientific question we are interested in is how songbirds learn to sing their song, which is a leading experimental paradigm for the broader neurobiology question of how animals learn behaviors that involve sequences of time. My group is interested in problems arising at the cellular and network levels (as opposed to behavioral levels). One example is understanding the origin, mechanism, and eventually the purpose of highly sparse high-frequency bursts of spikes that are observed in the nucleus HVC of songbird brains (this is the first place where auditory information seems to be combined with motor information). A second example is to understand how auditory and motor information are combined, e.g., there are data that suggests that the same group of neurons that instruct the respiratory and syringeal muscles to produce song (again in nucleus HVC) are also involved in recognizing song. A third example is trying to understand changes in anatomy (increases in spine stability) that were recently observed in living brain tissue as a bird learns its song.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Princeton University 1981

  • M.A., Princeton University 1977

  • B.A., Harvard University 1974

Greenside, H. S., et al. “A simple stochastic model for the onset of turbulence in Rayleigh-Bénard convection.” Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, vol. 5, no. 2–3, Jan. 1982, pp. 322–34. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0167-2789(82)90026-4. Full Text

Greenside, H. S., and E. Helfand. “Numerical Integration of Stochastic Differential Equations—II.” Bell System Technical Journal, vol. 60, no. 8, Jan. 1981, pp. 1927–40. Scopus, doi:10.1002/j.1538-7305.1981.tb00303.x. Full Text

Greenside, H. S., et al. “Numerical-integration of additive, stochastic differential-equations.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 26, no. 3, 1981, pp. 273–74.

Greenside, H. S., et al. “Effect of magnetic-anisotropy on coexisting magnetic superconducting phases.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 26, no. 3, 1981, pp. 276–276.

Greenside, H. S. “High-frequency intermittency of strange attractors.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society, vol. 26, no. 3, 1981, pp. 444–444.

Greenside, H. S., and D. R. Hamann. “Cl chemisorption on the Pd(001) surface: A self-consistent LCAO calculation of electronic structure.” Solid State Communications, vol. 39, no. 11, Jan. 1981, pp. 1129–32. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0038-1098(81)91098-X. Full Text

Greenside, H. S., and D. R. Hamann. “Cl chemisorption on the Ag(001) surface: Geometry and electronic structure.” Physical Review B, vol. 23, no. 10, Jan. 1981, pp. 4879–87. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.23.4879. Full Text

Hamann, D. R., et al. “Comparative LCAO-LAPW study of C1 chemisorption on the Ag(001) surface.” Physical Review B, vol. 24, no. 10, Jan. 1981, pp. 6151–55. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.24.6151. Full Text

Bachelet, G. B., et al. “Structural-energy calculations based on norm-conserving pseudopotentials and localized Gaussian orbitals.” Physical Review B, vol. 24, no. 8, Jan. 1981, pp. 4745–52. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.24.4745. Full Text

Greenside, H. S., et al. “Possible coexisting superconducting and magnetic states.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 46, no. 1, Jan. 1981, pp. 49–53. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.46.49. Full Text

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