Publications - Neurobiology of Vision

  • Callosal Influence on Visual Receptive Fields Has an Ocular, an Orientation-and Direction Bias

    04/17/2018
    One leading hypothesis on the nature of visual callosal connections (CC) is that they replicate features of intrahemispheric lateral connections. However, CC act also in the central part of the binocular visual field.
  • Motion contrast in primary visual cortex: a direct comparison of single neuron and population encoding

    02/15/2018
    We analyzed firing rates and phase-locking to low-gamma frequency in single cells and neuronal assemblies. Motion contrast was reflected in all measures but in semi-independent populations.
  • Selective interhemispheric circuits account for a cardinal bias in spontaneous activity within early visual areas

    11/03/2016
    Ongoing brain activity exhibits patterns resembling neural ensembles co activated by stimulation or task performance.
  • Do lateral intrinsic and callosal axons have comparable actions in early visual areas ?

    02/16/2016
    By comparing data from lateral and feedback circuits, we conclude that visual callosal connections are more similar to intrinsic connections and can be interpreted as extending this circuit across the hemispheres.
  • Input and Output Gain Modulation by the Lateral Interhemispheric Network in Early Visual Cortex

    05/27/2015
    Neurons in the cerebral cortex are constantly integrating different types of inputs. Dependent on their origin, these inputs can be modulatory in many ways and, for example, change the neuron's responsiveness, sensitivity, or selectivity.
  • The influence of interhemispheric connections on spiking, assembly and LFP activities, and their phase relationship during figure-ground stimulation in primary visual cortex

    05/07/2014
    Desde os descobrimentos pioneiros de Hubel e Wiesel acumulou-se uma vasta literatura descrevendo as respostas neuronais do córtex visual primário (V1) a diferentes estímulos visuais. Estes estímulos consistem principalmente em barras em movimento, pontos ou grades, que são úteis para explorar as respostas dentro do...
  • An Updated Midline Rule: Visual Callosal Connections Anticipate Shape and Motion in Ongoing Activity across the Hemispheres

    11/18/2013
    If trajectory and direction of motion are known beforehand, the detection of a moving object at future positions might be facilitated. In agreement, primary visual cortical neurons close to the visual field's midline seem to anticipate movements and shapes of objects which...
  • The Visual Callosal Connection: A Connection Like Any Other?

    01/01/2013
    I propose that experimental results about the callosal circuit in early visual areas can be interpreted with respect to lateral connectivity in general.
  • Functional specificity of long-range intrinsic and interhemispheric connections in the visual cortex of strabismic cats.

    01/01/1997
  • The Perceptual Grouping Criterion of Colinearity is Reflected by Anisotropies of Connections in the Primary Visual Cortex.

    01/01/1997
  • The layout of orientation and ocular dominance domains in area 17 of strabismic cats.

    01/01/1998
  • Matching the modules: Cortical maps and long range intrinsic connections in cat visual cortex during development.

    01/01/1999
  • Feedback circuits: Link to ability to redirect attention.

    01/01/2002
  • Spatial analysis of ocular dominance patterns in monocularly deprived cats.

    01/01/2002
  • Two-dimensional analysis of the spacing of ocular dominance columns in normally raised and strabismic kittens.

    01/01/2002
  • The role of feedback in shaping neural representations in cat visual cortex.

    01/01/2002
  • Postnatal growth and column spacing in cat primary visual cortex.

    01/01/2003
  • Striatal activation during blepharospasm revealed by fMRI.

    01/01/2003
  • Precise placement of multiple electrodes into functionally predefined cortical locations.

    01/01/2003
  • Processing Deficits in Primary Visual Cortex of Amblyopic Cats.

    01/01/2004
  • Hemodynamic Signals Correlate Tightly with Synchronized Gamma Oscillations.

    01/01/2005
  • Pattern motion selectivity in population responses of area?18.

    01/01/2006
  • A Novel Interhemispheric Interaction: Modulation of Neuronal Cooperativity in the Visual Areas

    01/01/2007
  • Stimulus-Dependent Interaction between the Visual Areas 17 and 18 of the 2 Hemispheres of the Ferret (Mustela putorius).

    01/01/2007
  • Binocular phasic coactivation does not prevent ocular dominance segregation.

    01/01/2008
  • Specificity of Neuronal Responses in Primary Visual Cortex Is Modulated by Interhemispheric CorticoCortical Input.

    01/01/2010
  • A Linear Model of Phase-Dependent Power Correlations in Neuronal Oscillations

    01/01/2011
  • Pattern motion representation in primary visual cortex is mediated by transcortical feedback

    01/01/2011
    Global features of the visual scenery are fed back to lower visual processing units to facilitate the integration of local cues into a global construct.
  • Visual cortex combines a stimulus and an error-like signal with a proportion that is dependent on time, space, and stimulus contrast.

    01/01/2012
  • Multiplicative Mechanism of Lateral Interactions Revealed by Controlling Interhemispheric Input.

    01/01/2012