Professor Maxwell Bennett

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Professor
Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

Telephone +61 2 9351 0872
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Biographical details

Maxwell Bennett is Professor of Neuroscience in the University of Sydney, Scientific Director of the Brain & Mind Research Institute and holds the first University Chairs awarded for research ‘recognized internationally as of exceptional distinction’. He graduated in Electrical Engineering and did his doctoral research in Zoology at Melbourne University before turning to the brain sciences and being appointed to the second Personal Chair at Sydney University, after Lord May. His books and papers are concerned with research on the formation and function of synaptic connections between cells in the brain, on the history and philosophy of the brain sciences, and on science policy. His most recent books are The Idea of Consciousness, History of the Synapse, Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience, Neuroscience & Philosophy:Brain, Mind & Language, and History of Cognitive Neuroscience. Amongst the organizations he has founded to promote science and brain research are the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies, the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience.

Selected grants

2010

  • Purinergic P2X7 Receptor as a Target for Antidepressant Drug Discovery; Kassiou M, McGregor I, Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • The role of IQGAP1 in actively migrating glioma cells and its regulation by MiR-124; McDonald K, Bennett M, Davey R, Robinson B; Cancer Council New South Wales/Research Project Grants.

2008

  • Neuron-microglia signalling mechanisms; Bennett M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Research Infrastructure (Major Equipment) Scheme 2008; Ittner L, Goetz J, Christie M, Bennett M, Kassiou M, Connor M, Holsinger D, Bagley E; Faculty of Medicine/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2007

  • Retinal neuronal - glial cell networks; Bennett M; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2006

  • The role of astrocytes in nociceptor pain transmission in the spinal cord; Bennett M; NSW Ministry of Science and Medical Research/Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants Program.
  • Mechanism of Transmission of calcium by Glial Cells; Bennett M, Gibson W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2005

  • Glial and neuroinflammatory mechanisms of neuronal degeneration and regeneration: The functional states of microglia in central nervous system and macrophages in the peripheral nervous system.; Pollard J, Kassiou M, Prineas J, Banati R, Bennett M; NSW Ministry of Science and Medical Research/Spinal Cord Injury Research Grants.
  • Development of peripheral benzodiazepine ligands for animal imaging (microPET); Bennett M, Balandin S; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2004

  • Mechanism of transmitter secretion at sympathetic nerve varicosities; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Syncytial intergration of autonomic transmission; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • TRACERlab FX (f-n) nucleophilic fluorination module and hot cell; Bennett M, Banati R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Purchase of microPET Focus 220 scanner.; Bennett M; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Biomedical Research in NSW.

2003

  • Major Initiative for Biomedical Research (excluding NSW); Pollard J, Bennett M, Hickie I; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Biomedical Research in NSW.
  • Calcium Signalling and Sequestration at Vertebrate Motor-Nerve Terminals; Bennett M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Mechanisms of formation of sympathetic varicosities in vascular and cardiac muscle; Bennett M; National Heart Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Identification and function of receptors on sympathetic terminal Schwann cells; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • A mathematical model of calcium signalling in single cells and in multicellular systems; Gibson W, Bennett M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Patchclamp system plus steep/shallow headstage bracket and mount for zeiss axiover; Multiclamp and softpanel (amplifier); CoolSNAPhqCCD camera system; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2002

  • Receptor mechanisms for purines on cardiac muscle cells; Bennett M; National Heart Foundation/Research Grant.
  • The functioning of purinergic receptors at enteric varicosities; Bennett M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • The functioning of purinergic receptors at enteric varicosities; Bennett M; University of Sydney/Medicine Bridging.

2001

  • Receptor mechanisms in the smooth muscles cells of arteries; Bennett M; National Heart Foundation/Research Grant.

2000

  • Secretory mechanisms at varicosities on arteries; Bennett M; Heart Foundation of Australia/Grants-in-Aid.
  • Computation of exterior currents and potentials for neurons, muscle fibres and arteries; Gibson W, Bennett M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Mechanisms of transmitter secretion at preganglionic nerve terminals; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Probability of quantal secretion at neuromuscular synapses; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Syncytial integration of autonomic transmission; Bennett M, Phillips W, Gibson W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Mechanisms of transmitter secretion at preganglionic nerve terminals; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Probability of quantal secretion at neuromuscular synapses; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Equipment to allow simultaneous voltage clamp and confocal microscopy on a single cell; Allen D, Cook D, Bennett M; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Calcium and transmitter release at single active zones; Bennett M; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Research Grant.
  • A theoretical investigation of calcium sequestration mechanisms in neurons and in nerve terminals.; Gibson W, Bennett M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Small Grants.
  • Transmission at single synapses in autonomic ganglia; Bennett M; National Heart Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Probability of quantal secretion at neuromuscular synapses; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Mechanisms of transmitter secretion at sympathetic nerve varicosities; Bennett M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Bennett, M. (2013). Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry. Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2008). History of Cognitive Neuroscience. USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Bennett, M., Dennett, D., Hacker, P., Searle, J. (2007). Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and Language. United States: Columbia University Press.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2003). Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience. USA: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Bennett, M. (2001). The History of the Synapse. United States: CRC Press.

Book Chapters

  • Bennett, M. (2011). Seele und Geist - Zur Geschichte Zweier Begriffe. In Colleen M. Schmitz, Ladislav Kesner (Eds.), Images of the Mind: Bildwelten des Geistes aus Kunst und Wissenschaft, (pp. 13-24). Gottingen: Wallstein Verlag.
  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2008). A quantitative model of ATP-mediated calcium wave propagation in astrocyte networks. In Deutsch A; Bravo de la Parra R; de Boer RJ; Diekmann O; Jagers P;Kisdi E; etc (Eds.), Mathematical modeling of biological systems, (pp. 193-204). Boston: Birkhauser (imprint of Springer).
  • Bennett, M. (2004). Autonomic Neuromuscular Transmission. In David Robertson (editor in chief), Italo Biaggioni, Geoffrey Burnstock, Philli (Eds.), Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System, (pp. 34-35). San Diego, USA: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Bennett, M. (2004). Milestones in Autonomic Research. In David Robertson (editor in chief), Italo Biaggioni, Geoffrey Burnstock, Philli (Eds.), Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System, (pp. 12-13). San Diego, USA: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Bennett, M. (2002). Single sympathetic varicosities and their receptor clusters: regulation of transmitter release and cluster formation. In Toshiharu Nagatsu, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Richard McCarty, David S Goldstein (Eds.), Catecholamine Research: from molecular insights to clinical medicine, (pp. 47-51). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Journals

  • Bennett, M., Lagopoulos, J. (2014). Stress and Trauma: BDNF control of Dendritic-Spine Formation and Regression. Progress in Neurobiology, 112, 80-99. [More Information]
  • Wilkinson, S., Gunosewoyo, H., Barron, M., Boucher, A., McDonnell, M., Turner, P., Morrison, D., Bennett, M., McGregor, I., Rendina, L., Kassiou, M. (2014). The first CNS-active carborane: A novel P2X7 receptor antagonist with antidepressant activity. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 5(5), 335-339. [More Information]
  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Hickie, I., Scott, E., Bennett, M. (2014). White matter tractography in early psychosis: clinical and neurocognitive associations. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 39(4), 130280. [More Information]
  • Hyder, F., Rothman, D., Bennett, M. (2013). Cortical energy demands of signaling and nonsignaling components in brain are conserved across mammalian species and activity levels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 110(9), 3549-3554. [More Information]
  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Scott, E., Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2013). Cortical thinning in young psychosis and bipolar patients correlate with common neurocognitive deficits. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, 1(3), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Svahn, A., Graeber, M., Ellett, F., Lieschke, G., Rinkwitz, S., Bennett, M., Becker, T. (2013). Development of Ramified Microglia from Early Macrophages in the Zebrafish Optic Tectum. Developmental Neurobiology, 73(1), 60-71. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2013). Fiber Pathway Pathology, Synapse Loss and Decline of Cortical Function in Schizophrenia. PLoS One, 8(4), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Hatton, S., Battisti, R., Tobias-Webb, J., White, D., Naismith, S., Scott, E., Ryder, W., Bennett, M., Hickie, I. (2013). Microstructural white matter changes are correlated with the stage of psychiatric illness. Translational Psychiatry, 3, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kassem, M., Lagopoulos, J., Stait-Gardner, T., Price, W., Chohan, T., Arnold, J., Hatton, S., Bennett, M. (2013). Stress-Induced Grey Matter Loss Determined by MRI Is Primarily Due to Loss of Dendrites and Their Synapses. Molecular Neurobiology, 47(2), 645-661. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2013). The discovery of a new class of synaptic transmitters in smooth muscle 50 years ago and amelioration of coronary artery thrombosis. Acta Physiologica, 207(2), 236-243. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2013). The discovery of NANC transmission: reply to the criticisms of G.Burnstock (2013) (GB) and Abbracchio et al., (2013) (A et al.) of M.Bennett's (MB) account of this history in Acta Physiol (2013) Feb; 207(2):236-43. Acta Physiologica, 208(4), 292-293. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2012). A Model of Neuregulin Control of NMDA receptors on Synaptic Spines. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74(3), 717-735. [More Information]
  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Bennett, M., Hickie, I. (2012). Correlating anterior insula gray matter volume changes in young people with clinical and neurocognitive outcomes: an MRI study. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Lovelace, M., Nagarajah, R., Bennett, M. (2012). Glutamate potentiates lipopolysaccharide-stimulated interleukin-10 release from neonatal rat spinal cord astrocytes. Neuroscience, 207, 12-24. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2011). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73(9), 2109-2131. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2011). Criminal Law as It Pertains to Patients Suffering from Psychiatric Diseases. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8(1), 45-58. [More Information]
  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Lovelace, M., Nagarajah, R., Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2011). Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Interleukin-10 Release From Neonatal Spinal Cord Microglia is Potentiated by Glutamate. Neuroscience, 175, 93-103. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2011). Reply to critical review by professor John Smythies. Perception, 40(2), 249-251. [More Information]
  • Boucher, A., Arnold, J., Hunt, G., Spiro, A., Spencer, J., Brown, C., McGregor, I., Bennett, M., Kassiou, M. (2011). Resilience and Reduced C-FOS Expression in P2X7 Receptor Knockout Mice Exposed to Repeated Forced Swim Test. Neuroscience, 189, 170-177. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2011). Schizophrenia: susceptibility genes, dendritic-spine pathology and gray matter loss. Progress in Neurobiology, 95(3), 275-300. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2011). The prefrontal–limbic network in depression: A core pathology of synapse regression. Progress in Neurobiology, 93(4), 457-467. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2011). The prefrontal–limbic network in depression: Modulation by hypothalamus, basal ganglia and midbrain. Progress in Neurobiology, 93(4), 468-487. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2010). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, , 1-23. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2010). Synapse regression in depression: the role of 5-HT receptors in modulating NMDA receptor function and synaptic plasticity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(4), 301-308. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2009). Criminal law as it pertains to ''mentally incompetent defendants'': a McNaughton rule in the light of cognitive neuroscience. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(4), 289-299. [More Information]
  • Shin, J., Nguyen, K., Pow, D., Knight, T., Buljan, V., Bennett, M., Balcar, V. (2009). Distribution of Glutamate Transporter GLAST in Membranes of Cultured Astrocytes in the Presence of Glutamate Transport Substrates and ATP. Neurochemical Research, 34(10), 1758-1766. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Nagarajah, R., Banati, R., Bennett, M. (2009). Glutamate induces directed chemotaxis of microglia. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29(6), 1108-1118. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2009). P 2 X7 regenerative-loop potentiation of glutamate synaptic transmission by microglia and astrocytes. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 261(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2009). Positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia: the NMDA receptor hypofunction hypothesis, neuregulin/ErbB4 and synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(8), 711-721. [More Information]
  • Gunosewoyo, H., Coster, M., Bennett, M., Kassiou, M. (2009). Purinergic P2X(7) receptor antagonists:Chemistry and fundamentals of biological screening. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 17(14), 4861-4865. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, K., Shin, J., Rae, C., Nanitsos, E., Acosta, G., Powis, D., Buljan, V., Bennett, M., Else, P., Balcar, V. (2009). Rottlerin Inhibits (Na(+), K (+))-ATPase Activity in Brain Tissue and Alters D-Aspartate Dependent Redistribution of Glutamate Transporter GLAST in Cultured Astrocytes. Neurochemical Research, 34(10), 1767-1774. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2009). Synapse formation and regression in the cortex during adolescence and in schizophrenia. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4 SUPPL.), s14-s16. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). A quantitative model of cortical spreading depression due to purinergic and gap-junction transmission in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 95(12), 5648-5660. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2008). Consciousness and hallucinations in schizophrenia: the role of synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(11), 915-931.
  • Gunosewoyo, H., Liu, G., Bennett, M., Coster, M., Kassiou, M. (2008). Cubyl amides: Novel P2X(7) receptor antagonists. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters: the tetrahedron journal for research at the interface of chemistry and biology, 18(13), 3720-3723. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2008). Dual constraints on synapse formation and regression in schizophrenia: neuregulin, neuroligin, dysbindin, DISC1, MuSK and agrin. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 662-677.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of blood volume change due to glutamatergic synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting on arteriolar smooth muscle cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 250(1), 172-185. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of the BOLD changes due to synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting arteriolar smooth muscle. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 252, 123-130. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in cultured spinal cord microglial networks. Purinergic Signalling, 4(1), 47-59. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2008). Stress and anxiety in schizophrenia and depression: glucocorticoids, corticotropin-releasing hormone and synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 995-1002.
  • Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2008). The Brain and Mind Research Institute: a unique campus for the integration of clinical and basic neurosciences in Australia. Australasian Psychiatry, 16(3), 169-172. [More Information]
  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2007). A computational model relating changes in cerebral blood volume to synaptic activity in neurons. Neurocomputing, 70(10), 1674-1679.
  • Bennett, M. (2007). Development of the concept of mind. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(12), 943-956. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Dickens, P. (2007). Mechanisms of calcium sequestration during facilitation at active zones of an amphibian neuromuscular junction. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 247(2), 230-241. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2007). Synaptic P2X7 receptor regenerative-loop hypothesis for depression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(7), 563-571. [More Information]
  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Bennett, M. (2006). Glutamate-stimulated ATP release from spinal cord astrocytes is potentiated by substance P. Journal of Neurochemistry, 99(3), 924-936. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2006). Language and cortical function: Conceptual developments. Progress in Neurobiology, 80(1), 20-52. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Kalous, A., Werry, E., Bennett, M. (2006). Purine Release from Spinal Cord Microglia Following Elevation of Calcium by Glutamate. Molecular Pharmacology, 70(3), 851-859. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2006). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in spinal cord astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 91(9), 3560-3571. [More Information]
  • Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2006). Schwann cells in rat vascular autonomic nerves activated via purinergic receptors. NeuroReport, 17(5), 531-535. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative description of the contraction of blood vessels following the release of noradrenaline from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 234(1), 107-122. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative model of purinergic junctional transmission of calcium waves in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 89(4), 2235-2250. [More Information]
  • Lemon, G., Brockhausen, J., Li, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2005). Calcium mobilization and spontaneous transient outward current characteristics upon agonist activation of P2Y(2) receptors in smooth muscle cells. Biophysical Journal, 88(3), 1507-1523.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2005). Emotion and cortical-subcortical function: conceptual developments. Progress in Neurobiology, 75(1), 29-52. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Werry, E., Bennett, M. (2005). Secretion of ATP from Schwann cells in response to uridine triphosphate. European Journal of Neuroscience, 21(1), 151-160. [More Information]
  • Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2005). Varicosity-Schwann cell interactions mediated by ATP in the mouse vas deferens. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93(5), 2787-2796. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Blair, D. (2004). A Quantitative Description Of The Diffusion Of Noradrenaline In The Media Of Blood Vessels Following Its Release From Sympathetic Varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 226(3), 359-372.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2004). The Facilitated Probability of Quantal Secretion within an Array of Calcium Channels of an Active Zone at the Amphibian Neuromuscular Junction. Biophysical Journal, 86(5), 2674-2690.
  • Lemon, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2003). A model of insoitol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and calcium dynamics in single cells following metabotropic receptor activation. Neurocomputing, 52-54, 271-276.
  • Liu, G., Bennett, M. (2003). ATP secretion from nerve trunks and Schwann cells mediated by glutamate. NeuroReport, 14(16), 2079-2083.
  • Blair, D., Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2003). Differential sensitivity to calcium and osmotic pressure of fast and slow ATP currents at sympathetic varicosities in mouse vas deferens. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 105(1), 45-52.
  • Abdipranoto, A., Liu, G., Werry, E., Bennett, M. (2003). Mechanisms of secretion of ATP from cortical astrocytes triggered by uridine triphosphate. NeuroReport, 14(17), 2177-2181.
  • Lemon, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2003). Metabotropic receptor activation, desensitization and sequestration - I: modelling calcium and inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate dynamics following receptor ativation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 223(1), 93-111.
  • Lemon, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2003). Metabotropic receptor activation, desensitization and sequestration - II: modelling the dynamics of the pleckstrin homology domain. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 223(1), 113-129.
  • Bennett, M. (2003). Obituary: Sir Bernard Katz (1911-2003). Brain Cell Biology, 11, 431-436.
  • Liu, G., Brockhausen, J., Bennett, M. (2003). P2X1 receptor currents after disruption of PKC site and its surroundings by dominant negative mutations in HEK293 cells. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 108(1-2), 12-16.
  • Dickens, P., Hill, P., Bennett, M. (2003). Schwann cell dynamics with respect to newly formed motor-nerve terminal branches on mature (bufo marinus) muscle fibers. Journal of Neurocytology, 32(4), 381-392.
  • Bennett, M. (2003). The formation and function of single transmitter release sites at mature amphibian motor - Nerve terminals. Journal of Neurocytology, 32(5-8), 447-472.
  • Bennett, M. (2003). The formation and function of single transmitter release sites at mature amphibian motor-nerve terminals. Journal of Neurocytology, 32(5-8), 447-472.
  • Bennett, M., Gibson, W., Lemon, G. (2002). Neuronal cell death, nerve growth factor and neurotrophic models: 50 years on. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 95, 1-23.
  • Henery, R., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2002). Potential fields in vascular smooth muscle generated by transmitter release from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 218(4), 531-548.
  • Kearns, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2002). Quantal current fields around individual boutons in sympathetic Ganglia. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 214(2), 135-146. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2002). The motor system in neuroscience: a history and analysis of conceptual developments. Progress in Neurobiology, 67(1), 1-52.
  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2001). A Monte Carlo analysis of calcium dynamics and facilitation in nerve terminals. Neurocomputing, 38-40, 17-22.
  • Lin, Y., Bennett, M., Graham, K. (2001). Depression of transmitter release at Synapses in the rat superior cervical ganglion: the role of transmitter depletion. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 88, 16-24.
  • Macleod, G., Bennett, M., Dickens, P. (2001). Formation and Function of Synapses with Respect to Schwann Cells at the End of Motor Nerve Terminal Branches on Mature Amphibian (Bufo marinus) Muscle. The Journal of Neuroscience, 21, 2380-2392.
  • Bennett, M., Barden, J. (2001). Ionotropic (P2X) receptor dynamics at single autonomic varicosities. NeuroReport, 12 No 16.
  • Bennett, M. (2001). Mechanisms of depression of transmitter release at synapses. NeuroReport, 12.
  • Bennett, M. (2001). Perception and memory in Neuroscience: a conceptual analysis. Progress in Neurobiology, 65, 499-543.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Blair, D. (2001). Quantal and non-quantal current and potential fields around individual sympathetic varicosities on release of ATP. Biophysical Journal, 80(3), 1311-1328.
  • Blair, D., Bennett, M., King, G., Robson, S. (2001). Vesicle-associated proteins and transmitter release from sympathetic ganglionic boutons. NeuroReport, 12, 607-610.

2014

  • Bennett, M., Lagopoulos, J. (2014). Stress and Trauma: BDNF control of Dendritic-Spine Formation and Regression. Progress in Neurobiology, 112, 80-99. [More Information]
  • Wilkinson, S., Gunosewoyo, H., Barron, M., Boucher, A., McDonnell, M., Turner, P., Morrison, D., Bennett, M., McGregor, I., Rendina, L., Kassiou, M. (2014). The first CNS-active carborane: A novel P2X7 receptor antagonist with antidepressant activity. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 5(5), 335-339. [More Information]
  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Hickie, I., Scott, E., Bennett, M. (2014). White matter tractography in early psychosis: clinical and neurocognitive associations. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 39(4), 130280. [More Information]

2013

  • Hyder, F., Rothman, D., Bennett, M. (2013). Cortical energy demands of signaling and nonsignaling components in brain are conserved across mammalian species and activity levels. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 110(9), 3549-3554. [More Information]
  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Scott, E., Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2013). Cortical thinning in young psychosis and bipolar patients correlate with common neurocognitive deficits. International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, 1(3), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Svahn, A., Graeber, M., Ellett, F., Lieschke, G., Rinkwitz, S., Bennett, M., Becker, T. (2013). Development of Ramified Microglia from Early Macrophages in the Zebrafish Optic Tectum. Developmental Neurobiology, 73(1), 60-71. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2013). Fiber Pathway Pathology, Synapse Loss and Decline of Cortical Function in Schizophrenia. PLoS One, 8(4), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Hatton, S., Battisti, R., Tobias-Webb, J., White, D., Naismith, S., Scott, E., Ryder, W., Bennett, M., Hickie, I. (2013). Microstructural white matter changes are correlated with the stage of psychiatric illness. Translational Psychiatry, 3, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kassem, M., Lagopoulos, J., Stait-Gardner, T., Price, W., Chohan, T., Arnold, J., Hatton, S., Bennett, M. (2013). Stress-Induced Grey Matter Loss Determined by MRI Is Primarily Due to Loss of Dendrites and Their Synapses. Molecular Neurobiology, 47(2), 645-661. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2013). The discovery of a new class of synaptic transmitters in smooth muscle 50 years ago and amelioration of coronary artery thrombosis. Acta Physiologica, 207(2), 236-243. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2013). The discovery of NANC transmission: reply to the criticisms of G.Burnstock (2013) (GB) and Abbracchio et al., (2013) (A et al.) of M.Bennett's (MB) account of this history in Acta Physiol (2013) Feb; 207(2):236-43. Acta Physiologica, 208(4), 292-293. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2013). Virginia Woolf and Neuropsychiatry. Heidelberg: Springer.

2012

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2012). A Model of Neuregulin Control of NMDA receptors on Synaptic Spines. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74(3), 717-735. [More Information]
  • Hatton, S., Lagopoulos, J., Hermens, D., Naismith, S., Bennett, M., Hickie, I. (2012). Correlating anterior insula gray matter volume changes in young people with clinical and neurocognitive outcomes: an MRI study. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Lovelace, M., Nagarajah, R., Bennett, M. (2012). Glutamate potentiates lipopolysaccharide-stimulated interleukin-10 release from neonatal rat spinal cord astrocytes. Neuroscience, 207, 12-24. [More Information]

2011

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2011). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73(9), 2109-2131. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2011). Criminal Law as It Pertains to Patients Suffering from Psychiatric Diseases. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 8(1), 45-58. [More Information]
  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Lovelace, M., Nagarajah, R., Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2011). Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Interleukin-10 Release From Neonatal Spinal Cord Microglia is Potentiated by Glutamate. Neuroscience, 175, 93-103. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2011). Reply to critical review by professor John Smythies. Perception, 40(2), 249-251. [More Information]
  • Boucher, A., Arnold, J., Hunt, G., Spiro, A., Spencer, J., Brown, C., McGregor, I., Bennett, M., Kassiou, M. (2011). Resilience and Reduced C-FOS Expression in P2X7 Receptor Knockout Mice Exposed to Repeated Forced Swim Test. Neuroscience, 189, 170-177. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2011). Schizophrenia: susceptibility genes, dendritic-spine pathology and gray matter loss. Progress in Neurobiology, 95(3), 275-300. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2011). Seele und Geist - Zur Geschichte Zweier Begriffe. In Colleen M. Schmitz, Ladislav Kesner (Eds.), Images of the Mind: Bildwelten des Geistes aus Kunst und Wissenschaft, (pp. 13-24). Gottingen: Wallstein Verlag.
  • Bennett, M. (2011). The prefrontal–limbic network in depression: A core pathology of synapse regression. Progress in Neurobiology, 93(4), 457-467. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2011). The prefrontal–limbic network in depression: Modulation by hypothalamus, basal ganglia and midbrain. Progress in Neurobiology, 93(4), 468-487. [More Information]

2010

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2010). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, , 1-23. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2010). Synapse regression in depression: the role of 5-HT receptors in modulating NMDA receptor function and synaptic plasticity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44(4), 301-308. [More Information]

2009

  • Bennett, M. (2009). Criminal law as it pertains to ''mentally incompetent defendants'': a McNaughton rule in the light of cognitive neuroscience. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(4), 289-299. [More Information]
  • Shin, J., Nguyen, K., Pow, D., Knight, T., Buljan, V., Bennett, M., Balcar, V. (2009). Distribution of Glutamate Transporter GLAST in Membranes of Cultured Astrocytes in the Presence of Glutamate Transport Substrates and ATP. Neurochemical Research, 34(10), 1758-1766. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Nagarajah, R., Banati, R., Bennett, M. (2009). Glutamate induces directed chemotaxis of microglia. European Journal of Neuroscience, 29(6), 1108-1118. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2009). P 2 X7 regenerative-loop potentiation of glutamate synaptic transmission by microglia and astrocytes. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 261(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2009). Positive and negative symptoms in schizophrenia: the NMDA receptor hypofunction hypothesis, neuregulin/ErbB4 and synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(8), 711-721. [More Information]
  • Gunosewoyo, H., Coster, M., Bennett, M., Kassiou, M. (2009). Purinergic P2X(7) receptor antagonists:Chemistry and fundamentals of biological screening. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 17(14), 4861-4865. [More Information]
  • Nguyen, K., Shin, J., Rae, C., Nanitsos, E., Acosta, G., Powis, D., Buljan, V., Bennett, M., Else, P., Balcar, V. (2009). Rottlerin Inhibits (Na(+), K (+))-ATPase Activity in Brain Tissue and Alters D-Aspartate Dependent Redistribution of Glutamate Transporter GLAST in Cultured Astrocytes. Neurochemical Research, 34(10), 1767-1774. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2009). Synapse formation and regression in the cortex during adolescence and in schizophrenia. Medical Journal of Australia, 190(4 SUPPL.), s14-s16. [More Information]

2008

  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2008). A quantitative model of ATP-mediated calcium wave propagation in astrocyte networks. In Deutsch A; Bravo de la Parra R; de Boer RJ; Diekmann O; Jagers P;Kisdi E; etc (Eds.), Mathematical modeling of biological systems, (pp. 193-204). Boston: Birkhauser (imprint of Springer).
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). A quantitative model of cortical spreading depression due to purinergic and gap-junction transmission in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 95(12), 5648-5660. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2008). Consciousness and hallucinations in schizophrenia: the role of synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42(11), 915-931.
  • Gunosewoyo, H., Liu, G., Bennett, M., Coster, M., Kassiou, M. (2008). Cubyl amides: Novel P2X(7) receptor antagonists. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters: the tetrahedron journal for research at the interface of chemistry and biology, 18(13), 3720-3723. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2008). Dual constraints on synapse formation and regression in schizophrenia: neuregulin, neuroligin, dysbindin, DISC1, MuSK and agrin. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 662-677.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2008). History of Cognitive Neuroscience. USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of blood volume change due to glutamatergic synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting on arteriolar smooth muscle cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 250(1), 172-185. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of the BOLD changes due to synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting arteriolar smooth muscle. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 252, 123-130. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in cultured spinal cord microglial networks. Purinergic Signalling, 4(1), 47-59. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2008). Stress and anxiety in schizophrenia and depression: glucocorticoids, corticotropin-releasing hormone and synapse regression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 42, 995-1002.
  • Hickie, I., Bennett, M. (2008). The Brain and Mind Research Institute: a unique campus for the integration of clinical and basic neurosciences in Australia. Australasian Psychiatry, 16(3), 169-172. [More Information]

2007

  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2007). A computational model relating changes in cerebral blood volume to synaptic activity in neurons. Neurocomputing, 70(10), 1674-1679.
  • Bennett, M. (2007). Development of the concept of mind. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(12), 943-956. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Dickens, P. (2007). Mechanisms of calcium sequestration during facilitation at active zones of an amphibian neuromuscular junction. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 247(2), 230-241. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Dennett, D., Hacker, P., Searle, J. (2007). Neuroscience and Philosophy: Brain, Mind, and Language. United States: Columbia University Press.
  • Bennett, M. (2007). Synaptic P2X7 receptor regenerative-loop hypothesis for depression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(7), 563-571. [More Information]

2006

  • Werry, E., Liu, G., Bennett, M. (2006). Glutamate-stimulated ATP release from spinal cord astrocytes is potentiated by substance P. Journal of Neurochemistry, 99(3), 924-936. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2006). Language and cortical function: Conceptual developments. Progress in Neurobiology, 80(1), 20-52. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Kalous, A., Werry, E., Bennett, M. (2006). Purine Release from Spinal Cord Microglia Following Elevation of Calcium by Glutamate. Molecular Pharmacology, 70(3), 851-859. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2006). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in spinal cord astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 91(9), 3560-3571. [More Information]
  • Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2006). Schwann cells in rat vascular autonomic nerves activated via purinergic receptors. NeuroReport, 17(5), 531-535. [More Information]

2005

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative description of the contraction of blood vessels following the release of noradrenaline from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 234(1), 107-122. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative model of purinergic junctional transmission of calcium waves in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 89(4), 2235-2250. [More Information]
  • Lemon, G., Brockhausen, J., Li, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2005). Calcium mobilization and spontaneous transient outward current characteristics upon agonist activation of P2Y(2) receptors in smooth muscle cells. Biophysical Journal, 88(3), 1507-1523.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2005). Emotion and cortical-subcortical function: conceptual developments. Progress in Neurobiology, 75(1), 29-52. [More Information]
  • Liu, G., Werry, E., Bennett, M. (2005). Secretion of ATP from Schwann cells in response to uridine triphosphate. European Journal of Neuroscience, 21(1), 151-160. [More Information]
  • Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2005). Varicosity-Schwann cell interactions mediated by ATP in the mouse vas deferens. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93(5), 2787-2796. [More Information]

2004

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Blair, D. (2004). A Quantitative Description Of The Diffusion Of Noradrenaline In The Media Of Blood Vessels Following Its Release From Sympathetic Varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 226(3), 359-372.
  • Bennett, M. (2004). Autonomic Neuromuscular Transmission. In David Robertson (editor in chief), Italo Biaggioni, Geoffrey Burnstock, Philli (Eds.), Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System, (pp. 34-35). San Diego, USA: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Bennett, M. (2004). Milestones in Autonomic Research. In David Robertson (editor in chief), Italo Biaggioni, Geoffrey Burnstock, Philli (Eds.), Primer on the Autonomic Nervous System, (pp. 12-13). San Diego, USA: Academic Press Elsevier.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2004). The Facilitated Probability of Quantal Secretion within an Array of Calcium Channels of an Active Zone at the Amphibian Neuromuscular Junction. Biophysical Journal, 86(5), 2674-2690.

2003

  • Lemon, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2003). A model of insoitol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and calcium dynamics in single cells following metabotropic receptor activation. Neurocomputing, 52-54, 271-276.
  • Liu, G., Bennett, M. (2003). ATP secretion from nerve trunks and Schwann cells mediated by glutamate. NeuroReport, 14(16), 2079-2083.
  • Blair, D., Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2003). Differential sensitivity to calcium and osmotic pressure of fast and slow ATP currents at sympathetic varicosities in mouse vas deferens. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 105(1), 45-52.
  • Abdipranoto, A., Liu, G., Werry, E., Bennett, M. (2003). Mechanisms of secretion of ATP from cortical astrocytes triggered by uridine triphosphate. NeuroReport, 14(17), 2177-2181.
  • Lemon, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2003). Metabotropic receptor activation, desensitization and sequestration - I: modelling calcium and inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate dynamics following receptor ativation. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 223(1), 93-111.
  • Lemon, G., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2003). Metabotropic receptor activation, desensitization and sequestration - II: modelling the dynamics of the pleckstrin homology domain. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 223(1), 113-129.
  • Bennett, M. (2003). Obituary: Sir Bernard Katz (1911-2003). Brain Cell Biology, 11, 431-436.
  • Liu, G., Brockhausen, J., Bennett, M. (2003). P2X1 receptor currents after disruption of PKC site and its surroundings by dominant negative mutations in HEK293 cells. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 108(1-2), 12-16.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2003). Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience. USA: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Dickens, P., Hill, P., Bennett, M. (2003). Schwann cell dynamics with respect to newly formed motor-nerve terminal branches on mature (bufo marinus) muscle fibers. Journal of Neurocytology, 32(4), 381-392.
  • Bennett, M. (2003). The formation and function of single transmitter release sites at mature amphibian motor - Nerve terminals. Journal of Neurocytology, 32(5-8), 447-472.
  • Bennett, M. (2003). The formation and function of single transmitter release sites at mature amphibian motor-nerve terminals. Journal of Neurocytology, 32(5-8), 447-472.

2002

  • Bennett, M., Gibson, W., Lemon, G. (2002). Neuronal cell death, nerve growth factor and neurotrophic models: 50 years on. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 95, 1-23.
  • Henery, R., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2002). Potential fields in vascular smooth muscle generated by transmitter release from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 218(4), 531-548.
  • Kearns, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2002). Quantal current fields around individual boutons in sympathetic Ganglia. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 214(2), 135-146. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M. (2002). Single sympathetic varicosities and their receptor clusters: regulation of transmitter release and cluster formation. In Toshiharu Nagatsu, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Richard McCarty, David S Goldstein (Eds.), Catecholamine Research: from molecular insights to clinical medicine, (pp. 47-51). New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Bennett, M., Hacker, P. (2002). The motor system in neuroscience: a history and analysis of conceptual developments. Progress in Neurobiology, 67(1), 1-52.

2001

  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2001). A Monte Carlo analysis of calcium dynamics and facilitation in nerve terminals. Neurocomputing, 38-40, 17-22.
  • Lin, Y., Bennett, M., Graham, K. (2001). Depression of transmitter release at Synapses in the rat superior cervical ganglion: the role of transmitter depletion. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 88, 16-24.
  • Macleod, G., Bennett, M., Dickens, P. (2001). Formation and Function of Synapses with Respect to Schwann Cells at the End of Motor Nerve Terminal Branches on Mature Amphibian (Bufo marinus) Muscle. The Journal of Neuroscience, 21, 2380-2392.
  • Bennett, M., Barden, J. (2001). Ionotropic (P2X) receptor dynamics at single autonomic varicosities. NeuroReport, 12 No 16.
  • Bennett, M. (2001). Mechanisms of depression of transmitter release at synapses. NeuroReport, 12.
  • Bennett, M. (2001). Perception and memory in Neuroscience: a conceptual analysis. Progress in Neurobiology, 65, 499-543.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Blair, D. (2001). Quantal and non-quantal current and potential fields around individual sympathetic varicosities on release of ATP. Biophysical Journal, 80(3), 1311-1328.
  • Bennett, M. (2001). The History of the Synapse. United States: CRC Press.
  • Blair, D., Bennett, M., King, G., Robson, S. (2001). Vesicle-associated proteins and transmitter release from sympathetic ganglionic boutons. NeuroReport, 12, 607-610.

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