Brain Dynamics Toolbox (2016-2022) Matlab toolbox for simulating dynamical systems in neuroscience.
Argtable (1998-2011) ANSI C library for parsing command-line arguments. Shipped with most unix distributions.


Heitmann S, Breakspear M (2017-2022) Handbook for the Brain Dynamics Toolbox. 1st Edition: Version 2017c, ISBN 978-1-5497-2070-3. 2nd Edition: Version 2018a, ISBN 978-1-9805-7250-3. 3rd Edition: Version 2018b, ISBN 978-1-7287-8188-4. 4th Edition: Version 2019a, ISBN 978-1-0861-1705-9. 5th Edition: Version 2020, ISBN 978-0-6450669-0-6. 6th Edition: Version 2021, ISBN 978-0-6450669-1-3. 7th Edition: Version 2022, ISBN 978-0-6450669-2-0.

Book Chapters

Park Y, Heitmann S, Ermentrout GB (2017) The utility of phase models in studying neuronal synchronization. In Computational Models of Brain and Behavior. Ed Ahmed A Moustafa. 493-504. John Wiley & Sons.

Selected Papers

Heitmann S, Vandenberg J, Hill A (2023) Assessing drug safety by identifying the axis of arrhythmia in cardiomyocyte electrophysiology. bioRxiv.

Finol-Urdaneta RK, Ziegman R, Dekan Z, McArthur JR, Heitmann S, Luna-Ramirez K, Tae HS, Mueller A, Starobova H, Chin YKY, Wingerd JS, Undheim EAB, Cristofori-Armstrong B, Hill AP, Herzig V, King GF, Vetter I, Rash LD, Adams DJ, Alewood PF (2022) Multitarget nociceptor sensitization by a promiscuous peptide from the venom of the King Baboon spider. PNAS 119 (5) e2110932119.

Heitmann S, Shpak A, Vandenberg J, Hill A (2021) Arrhythmogenic effects of ultra-long and bistable cardiac action potentials. PLoS Computational Biology 17(2): e1008683.

Ballouz A, Mangala M, Perry M, Heitmann S, Gillis J, Hill A, Vandenberg J (2021) Co-expression of calcium channels and delayed rectifier potassium channels protects the heart from proarrhythmic events. Cardiovascular Research, cvaa280, doi:10.1093/cvr/cvaa280.

Heitmann S, Ermentrout B (2020) Direction-selective motion discrimination by traveling waves in visual cortex. PLoS Computational Biology 16(9): e1008164.

Heitmann S, Breakspear M (2018) Putting the dynamic back into dynamic functional connectivity. Network Neuroscience Vol O. Issue ja. p1-61.

Heitmann S, Aburn M, Breakspear M (2017) The Brain Dynamics Toolbox for Matlab. Neurocomputing Vol 315. p82-88. doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2018.06.026

Heitmann S, Rule M, Truccolo W, Ermentrout B (2017) Optogenetic stimulation shifts the excitability of cerebral cortex from type I to type II: Oscillation onset and wave propagation. PLOS Computational Biology 13(1): e1005349. doi:10.1371/journals.pcbi.1005349.

Pearson J, Chiou R, Rogers S, Wicken M, Heitmann S, Ermentrout GB (2016) Sensory dynamics of visual hallucinations in the normal population. eLife Vol 5. e17072.

Heitmann S, Boonstra T, Gong P, Breakspear M, Ermentrout GB (2015) The rhythms of steady posture: Motor commands as spatially organized oscillation patterns. Neurocomputing: Special Issue on Advances in Biological Rhythmic Pattern Generation. Vol 170. p1-13.

Heitmann S, Ermentrout GB (2015) Synchrony, waves and ripple in spatially coupled Kuramoto oscillators with Mexican hat connectivity. Biological Cybernetics 109:3.

Heitmann S, Boonstra T, Breakspear M (2013) A dendritic mechanism for decoding traveling waves: Principles and applications to motor cortex. PLOS Computational Biology 9(10): e1003260.

Heitmann S, Gong P, Breakspear M (2012) A computational role for bistability and traveling waves in motor cortex. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 6:67.

Heitmann S, Ferns N, Breakspear M (2012). Muscle co-contraction modulates damping and joint stability in a three-link biomechanical limb. Frontiers in Neurorobotics 5:5.

Breakspear M, Heitmann S, Daffertshofer A (2010). Generative models of cortical oscillations: Neurobiological implications of the Kuramoto model. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 4:190.