Emeritus Professor William Burke

Emeritus Professor
Physiology, School of Medical Sciences

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Selected grants

2004

  • Role of cortico-cortical connections in mediating cerebral cortex plasticity:visual cortex model; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Neuronal basis of stimulus-dependent receptive field properties and role of feedback projections; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2001

  • Integrative role of feedback projections to cat primary visual cortex; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2000

  • The role of intrinsic and feedback connections in cat visual cortex; Dreher B, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Corticotectal interactions in the mammalian visual system; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Receptive field plasticity in visual cortices in development and maturity; Dreher B, Calford M, Burke W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Burke, W. (2010). The Charles Bonnet Syndrome. In Perminder S. Sachdev and Matcheri S. Keshavan (Eds.), Secondary Schizophrenia, (pp. 369-379). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Burke, W. (2006). Visual cortex reprogramming following retinal lesions or artificial scotomas. Perceptual effects and neural circuitry. In Stephen G. Lomber, Jos J. Eggermont (Eds.), Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex Plasticity following central and peripheral lesions, (pp. 47-60). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Dreher, B., Burke, W., Calford, M. (2001). Cortical plasticity revealed by circumscribed retinal lesions or artificial scotomas. In Christina Casanova & Maurice Ptito (Eds.), Vision: From Neurons To Cognition, (pp. 217-246). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Journals

  • Burke, W., Davey, D., Leung, J. (2013). Lunar influence on human visual acuity: effects during the lunar quarters. Biological Rhythm Research, 44(4), 609-620. [More Information]
  • Burke, W. (2013). Why do we yawn? Health (Irvine), 5(10), 1572-1579. [More Information]
  • Burke, W., Leung, J., Davey, D. (2012). Lunar and solar influences on human visual disease: the relevance of oedema? Biological Rhythm Research, 43(3), 249-266. [More Information]
  • Burke, W. (2012). Why do we sneeze? Medical Hypotheses, 78(4), 02-504. [More Information]
  • Burke, W. (2011). Avoiding errors in rhythm analysis. Biological Rhythm Research, 42(5), 363-366.
  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2007). Feedback signals from cat's area 21a enhance orientation selectivity of area 17 neurons. Experimental Brain Research, 182(4), 479-490. [More Information]
  • Davey, D., Ng, P., Burke, W. (2004). A Novel Method For Determining Regional Visual Acuity In Man And Its Application To A Case Of Macular Hole. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 138(1-2), 113-122. [More Information]
  • Burke, W. (2004). Leg Length Inequality In Humans: A New Neurophysiological Approach. Neuroscience Letters, 361(1), 29-31.
  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2004). Motion Sensitivity In cat's Superior Colliculus: Contribution Of Different Visual Processing Channels To Response Properties Of Collicular Neurons. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 64(2), 209-228. [More Information]
  • Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2003). Area 21a of cat visual cortex modulates neuronal activities in the superior colliculus. The Journal of Physiology, 550(2), 535-552.
  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Young, J., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2003). Laminar differences in plasticity in area 17 following retinal lesions in kittens or adult cats. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(11), 2351-2368.
  • Cottee, L., Daniel, C., Loh, W., Harrison, B., Burke, W. (2003). Remyelination and recovery of conduction in cat optic nerve after demyelination by pressure. Experimental Neurology, 184(2), 865-877.
  • Burke, W., Westland, K. (2002). Patterns of X and Y optic nerve fibre terminations in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 105(2), 129-149.
  • Burke, W. (2002). The neural basis of Charles Bonnet hallucinations: a hypothesis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 73(5), 535-541.
  • Young, J., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2002). Topographical reorganization in area 18 of adult cats following circumscribed momocular retinal lesions in adolescence. The Journal of Physiology, 541(2), 601-612.
  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2001). Convergence of Y and non-Y channels onto single neurons in the superior colliculi of the cat. NeuroReport, 12 (13), 2927-2933.

Conferences

  • Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2011). Influence of feedback signals from cat's area 21a on contrast response function of area 17 neurons. 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics ICCN 2009, Dordrecht: Springer.

2013

  • Burke, W., Davey, D., Leung, J. (2013). Lunar influence on human visual acuity: effects during the lunar quarters. Biological Rhythm Research, 44(4), 609-620. [More Information]
  • Burke, W. (2013). Why do we yawn? Health (Irvine), 5(10), 1572-1579. [More Information]

2012

  • Burke, W., Leung, J., Davey, D. (2012). Lunar and solar influences on human visual disease: the relevance of oedema? Biological Rhythm Research, 43(3), 249-266. [More Information]
  • Burke, W. (2012). Why do we sneeze? Medical Hypotheses, 78(4), 02-504. [More Information]

2011

  • Burke, W. (2011). Avoiding errors in rhythm analysis. Biological Rhythm Research, 42(5), 363-366.
  • Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2011). Influence of feedback signals from cat's area 21a on contrast response function of area 17 neurons. 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics ICCN 2009, Dordrecht: Springer.

2010

  • Burke, W. (2010). The Charles Bonnet Syndrome. In Perminder S. Sachdev and Matcheri S. Keshavan (Eds.), Secondary Schizophrenia, (pp. 369-379). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2007

  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2007). Feedback signals from cat's area 21a enhance orientation selectivity of area 17 neurons. Experimental Brain Research, 182(4), 479-490. [More Information]

2006

  • Burke, W. (2006). Visual cortex reprogramming following retinal lesions or artificial scotomas. Perceptual effects and neural circuitry. In Stephen G. Lomber, Jos J. Eggermont (Eds.), Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex Plasticity following central and peripheral lesions, (pp. 47-60). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

2004

  • Davey, D., Ng, P., Burke, W. (2004). A Novel Method For Determining Regional Visual Acuity In Man And Its Application To A Case Of Macular Hole. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 138(1-2), 113-122. [More Information]
  • Burke, W. (2004). Leg Length Inequality In Humans: A New Neurophysiological Approach. Neuroscience Letters, 361(1), 29-31.
  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2004). Motion Sensitivity In cat's Superior Colliculus: Contribution Of Different Visual Processing Channels To Response Properties Of Collicular Neurons. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 64(2), 209-228. [More Information]

2003

  • Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2003). Area 21a of cat visual cortex modulates neuronal activities in the superior colliculus. The Journal of Physiology, 550(2), 535-552.
  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Young, J., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2003). Laminar differences in plasticity in area 17 following retinal lesions in kittens or adult cats. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(11), 2351-2368.
  • Cottee, L., Daniel, C., Loh, W., Harrison, B., Burke, W. (2003). Remyelination and recovery of conduction in cat optic nerve after demyelination by pressure. Experimental Neurology, 184(2), 865-877.

2002

  • Burke, W., Westland, K. (2002). Patterns of X and Y optic nerve fibre terminations in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. Documenta Ophthalmologica, 105(2), 129-149.
  • Burke, W. (2002). The neural basis of Charles Bonnet hallucinations: a hypothesis. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 73(5), 535-541.
  • Young, J., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2002). Topographical reorganization in area 18 of adult cats following circumscribed momocular retinal lesions in adolescence. The Journal of Physiology, 541(2), 601-612.

2001

  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2001). Convergence of Y and non-Y channels onto single neurons in the superior colliculi of the cat. NeuroReport, 12 (13), 2927-2933.
  • Dreher, B., Burke, W., Calford, M. (2001). Cortical plasticity revealed by circumscribed retinal lesions or artificial scotomas. In Christina Casanova & Maurice Ptito (Eds.), Vision: From Neurons To Cognition, (pp. 217-246). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

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