Thomas A. Cleland

Associate Professor
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

278E Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 351-9797

Thomas A. Cleland

Associate Professor
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise
Olfactory sensory processing; neural coding and representation; computational neuroscience; behavioral phenotyping; learning and memory systems

Current Research Interest
Distributed neural mechanisms of naturalistic, incremental odor learning, particularly in service to source segregation; spike timing-dependent metrics of information transfer in the brain; biomimetic algorithms for artificial olfaction

Distinction
Big Think Delphi Fellow
Association for Chemoreception Sciences Polak Young Investigator Award

Selected Publications
McIntyre, Alexa B.R. and Thomas A. Cleland. “Biophysical Constraints on Lateral Inhibition in the Olfactory Bulb." Journal of Neurophysiology 115, no. 6 (2016): 2937-2949.

Cleland, Thomas A. “Construction of Odor Representations by Olfactory Bulb Microcircuits.” Progress in Brain Research 208 (2014): 177-203.

Cornell Research Website Article
Learning, Memory, and the Sense of Smell