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  • 2015
  Chen N, Sugihara S, Sur M.
An acetylcholine-activated microcircuit drives temporal dynamics of cortical activity.
Nature Neuroscience adv. online pub. 27 Apr 2015; doi:10.1038/nn.4002.
  Sur M.
Cortical Development: Transplantation and Rewiring Studies.
In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, VOL 5: Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 30–34.
  S Bavamanian, N Mellios, J Lalonde, DM Fass, J Wang, SD Sheridan, JM Madison, Fen Zhou, EH Rueckert, D Barker, RH Perlis, M Sur, SJ Haggarty
Dysregulation of miR-34a links neuronal development to genetic risk factors for bipolar disorder.
Molecular Psychiatry adv. online pub., 27 January 2015; doi:10.1038/mp.2014.176.
  • 2014
  El-Boustani S, Sur M.
Response-dependent dynamics of cell-specific inhibition in cortical networks in vivo.
Nature Communications 11 December 2014; doi:10.1038/ncomms6689.
  Cassady JP, D’Alessio AC, Sarkar S, Dani VS, Zi Peng Fan, Ganz K, Roessler R, Sur M, Young RA, Jaenisch R
Direct Lineage Conversion of Adult Mouse Liver Cells and B Lymphocytes to Neural Stem Cells.
Stem Cell Reports December 9, 2014; Vol. 3:948–956.
  Landman R, Sharma J, Sur M, Desimone R.
Effect of distracting faces on visual selective attention in the monkey.
PNAS Early Edition 2014 December 3; doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420167111.
  Perea G, Sur M, Araque A
Neuron-glia networks: integral gear of brain function.
Front in Cell Neurosci. 8:378, November 2014.
  Swiech L, Heidenreich M, Banerjee A, Habib N, Li Y, Trombetta J, Sur M, Zhang F.
In vivo interrogation of gene function in the mammalian brain using CRISPR-Cas9.
Nat Biotech. 19 October 2014, doi:10.1038/nbt.3055.
  Nagakura, I., A. Van Wart, J. Petravicz, D. Tropea, M. Sur
STAT1 Regulates the Homeostatic Component of Visual Cortical Plasticity via an AMPA Receptor-Mediated Mechanism
The Journal of Neuroscience, 30 July 2014, 34(31): 10256-10263; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0189-14.2014
  Caggiano V, Sur M, Bizzi E.
Rostro-caudal inhibition of hindlimb movements in the spinal cord of mice.
PLoS One. 2014 Jun 25;9(6):e100865. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100865. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24963653
  Castro J, Garcia RI, Kwok S, Banerjee A, Petravicz J, Woodson J, Mellios N, Tropea D, and Sur M.
Functional recovery with recombinant human IGF1 treatment in a mouse model of Rett Syndrome.
PNAS Published online before print June 23, 2014, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1311685111.
  Mellios N, Woodson J, Garcia RI, Crawford B, Sharma J, Sheridan SD, Haggarty SJ, and Sur M.
ß2-Adrenergic receptor agonist ameliorates phenotypes and corrects microRNA-mediated IGF1 deficits in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.
PNAS Published online before print June 23, 2014, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1309426111.
  Sharma J, Sugihara H, Katz Y, Schummers J, Tenenbaum J, Sur M.
Spatial Attention and Temporal Expectation Under Timed Uncertainty Predictably Modulate Neuronal Responses in Monkey V1.
Cereb Cortex. 2014 May 16. pii: bhu086. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24836689
  Sharma J and Sur M
The Ferret as a Model for Visual System Development and Plasticity
In: Biology and Diseases of the Ferret, Editors JG Fox and RP Marini, John Wiley and Sons, pp 711-734, 2014.
  Bosch M, Castro J, Saneyoshi T, Matsuno H, Sur M, Hayashi Y.
Structural and molecular remodeling of dendritic spine substructures during long-term potentiation.
2014 Apr 16;82(2):444-59. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.03.021. PMID: 24742465
  El-Boustani S, Wilson NR, Runyan CA, Sur M.
El-Boustani et al. reply.
Nature. 2014 Apr 3;508(7494):E3-4. doi: 10.1038/nature13130. PMID: 24695315
  Khwaja OS, Ho E, Barnes KV, O'Leary HM, Pereira LM, Finkelstein Y, Nelson CA 3rd, Vogel-Farley V, DeGregorio G, Holm IA, Khatwa U, Kapur K, Alexander ME, Finnegan DM, Cantwell NG, Walco AC, Rappaport L, Gregas M, Fichorova RN, Shannon MW, Sur M, Kaufmann WE.
Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary assessment of efficacy of mecasermin (recombinant human IGF-1) for the treatment of Rett syndrome.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 25;111(12):4596-601. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1311141111. Epub 2014 Mar 12. PMID: 24623853
  Perea G, Yang A, Boyden E, and Sur M
Optogenetic astrocyte activation modulates response selectivity of visual cortex neurons in vivo.
Nature Communications 5: 3262, doi: 10.1038/ ncomms4262, 2014.
  • 2013
  Sur M, Nagakura I, Chen N, and Sugihara H.
Mechanisms of plasticity in the developing and adult visual cortex.
Progress in Brain Research 207: 243-254, 2013.
  Nagakura I, Mellios N, Sur M.
Mechanisms of visual cortex plasticity during development.
In: The New Visual Neurosciences, Editors J. Werner and L.Chalupa, MIT Press, pp 1359-1368, 2013.
  Li Y, Wang H, Muffat J, Cheng AW, Orlando DA, Lovén J, Kwok S, Feldman DA, Bateup HS, Gao Q, Hockemeyer D, Mitalipova M, Lewis CA, Vander Heiden MG, Sur M, Young RA, Jaenisch R.
Global Transcriptional and Translational Repression in Human-Embryonic-Stem-Cell-Derived Rett Syndrome Neurons.
Cell Stem Cell 13, 446–458, October 3, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.stem.2013.09.001.
  Banerjee A, Romero-Lorenzo E, Sur M.
MeCP2: Making sense of missense in Rett syndrome.
Cell Res. (2013) 23:1244-1246. doi:10.1038/cr.2013.109. pub online Aug 13, 2013.
  Runyan CA, Sur M.
Response Selectivity Is Correlated to Dendritic Structure in Parvalbumin-Expressing Inhibitory Neurons in Visual Cortex
J Neurosci 33(28): 11724–11733 (2013).
  Wilson NR, Schummers J, Runyan CA, Yan SX, Chen RE, Deng Y, Sur M.
Two-way communication with neural networks in vivo using directed light.
Nature Protocols 8: 1184–1203 (2013).
  Castro J, Mellios N, Sur M.
Mechanisms and therapeutic challenges in autism spectrum disorders: insights from Rett syndrome.
Curr Opin Neurol. 2013 Apr;26(2):154-9. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0b013e32835f19a7.
  Roy D, Tjandra Y, Mergenthaler K, Petravicz J, Runyan CA, Wilson NR, Sur M, Obermayer K.
Afferent specificity, feature specific connectivity influence orientation selectivity: A computational study in mouse primary visual cortex.
arXiv:1301.0996 [q-bio.NC].
  • 2012
  Chen N, Sugihara H, Sharma J, Perea G, Petravicz J, Le C, Sur M.
Nucleus basalis enabled stimulus specific plasticity in the visual cortex is mediated by astrocytes.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1206557109), 2012. [PDF]
  Anguera MC, Sadreyev R, Zhang Z, Szanto A, Payer B, Sheridan SD, Kwok S, Haggarty SJ, Sur M, Alvarez J, Gimelbrant A, Mitalipova M, Kirby JE, Lee JT.
Molecular signatures of human induced pluripotent stem cells highlight sex differences and cancer genes.
Cell Stem Cell 11: 75-90, 2012. [PDF]
  Wilson NR, Runyan CA, Wang FL, Sur M.
Division and subtraction by distinct cortical inhibitory networks in vivo.
Nature 488: 343-348, 2012; doi:10.1038/nature11347. [PDF]
  Gorlin S, Meng M, Sharma J, Sugihara H, Sur M, Sinha P.
Imaging prior information in the brain.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 May 15; 109:20, 7935-7940. [PDF]
  Mellios N, Sur M.
The emerging role of microRNAs in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders.
Front. Psychiatry 2012 April; 3:39. [PDF]
  Merlin S, Horng S, Marotte LR, Sur M, Sawatari A, Leamey CA.
Deletion of Ten-m3 Induces the Formation of Eye Dominance Domains in Mouse Visual Cortex.
Cerebral Cortex 2012 April 11; doi:10.1093/cercor/bhs030. [PDF]
  Banerjee A, Castro J, Sur M.
Rett syndrome: genes, synapses, circuits and therapeutics.
Front. Psychiatry 2012 March; 3:34. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2012.00034. [PDF]
  Jarosiewicz B, Schummers J, Malik WQ, Brown EN, Sur M.
Functional Biases in Visual Cortex Neurons with Identified Projections to Higher Cortical Targets.
Current Biology 2012 February 21; 22: 269–277. [PDF]
  • 2011
  Yu H, Majewska AK, Sur M
Rapid experience-dependent plasticity of synapse function and structure in ferret visual cortex in vivo.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Dec 12. [PDF]
  Mower AF, Kwok S, Yu H, Majewska AK, Okamoto KI, Hayashi Y, Sur M
Experience-dependent regulation of CaMKII activity within single visual cortex synapses in vivo.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Dec 12. [PDF]
  Mellios N, Sugihara H, Castro J, Banerjee A, Le C, Kumar A, Crawford B, Strathmann J, Tropea D, Levine SS, Edbauer D, Sur M.
miR-132, an experience-dependent microRNA, is essential for visual cortex plasticity.
Nature Neuroscience 2011. doi:10.1038/nn.2909. [PDF]
  Mao R, Schummers J, Knoblich U, Lacey CJ, Van Wart A, Cobos I, Kim C, Huguenard JR, Rubenstein JL, Sur M.
Influence of a Subtype of Inhibitory Interneuron on Stimulus-Specific Responses in Visual Cortex.
Cereb Cortex. 2011 Jun 24. PMID: 21666125 [PDF]
  Cramer SC, Sur M, Dobkin BH, O'Brien C, Sanger TD, Trojanowski JQ, Rumsey JM, Hicks R, Cameron J, Chen D, Chen WG, Cohen LG, deCharms C, Duffy CJ, Eden GF, Fetz EE, Filart R, Freund M, Grant SJ, Haber S, Kalivas PW, Kolb B, Kramer AF, Lynch M, Mayberg HS, McQuillen PS, Nitkin R, Pascual-Leone A, Reuter-Lorenz P, Schiff N, Sharma S, Shekim L, Stryker M, Sullivan EV, Vinogradov S
Harnessing neuroplasticity for clinical applications
Brain (2011) 134(6): 1591-1609 first published online April 10, 2011 doi:10.1093/brain/awr039 [PDF]
  Tropea D, Sur M, Majewska AK
Experience-dependent plasticity in visual cortex: Dendritic spines and visual responsiveness
Commun Integr Biol. 2011 Mar-Apr; 4(2): 216–219. doi: 10.4161/cib.4.2.14505 [PDF]
  Malik WQ, Schummers J, Sur M, Brown EN
Denoising Two-Photon Calcium Imaging Data.
PLoS ONE 2011 6(6):e20490. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020490 [PDF]
  Wilson NR, Sur M
Determinants of Synaptic and Circuit Plasticity in the Cerebral Cortex.
In: Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives (Chalupa LM, ed, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA), pp 75-88, 2011. [PDF]
  • 2010
  Runyan CA, Schummers J, Van Wart A, Kuhlman SJ, Wilson NR, Huang ZJ, Sur M
Response Features of Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons Suggest Precise Roles for Subtypes of Inhibition in Visual Cortex.
Neuron 2010 Sep 9, 67(5):847-857. [PDF]
  Tropea D, Majewska AK, Garcia R, and Sur M
Structural Dynamics of Synapses in Vivo Correlate with Functional Changes during Experience-Dependent Plasticity in Visual Cortex
J. Neurosci. 2010 30: 11086-11095; doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1661-10.2010 [PDF]
  Yu, H, Schummers J, Sur M
The influence of astrocyte activation on hemodynamic signals for functional brain imaging.
In: Imaging the Brain with Optical Methods (Roe AW, ed, Springer NY), pp 45-64, 2010. [PDF]
  Stevenson IH, Cronin B, Sur M, Kording KP
Sensory Adaptation and Short Term Plasticity as Bayesian Correction for a Changing Brain.
PLoS ONE 2010 5(8): e12436. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012436. [PDF]
  McCurry CL, Shepherd JD, Tropea D, Wang KH, Bear MF, Sur M.
Loss of Arc renders the visual cortex impervious to the effects of sensory experience or deprivation.
Nat Neurosci. 2010 Apr;13(4):450-7. [PDF]
  Cronin, B., Stevenson, I.H.., Sur, M., Kording, K.P.
Hierarchical Bayesian modeling and Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling for tuning curve analysis.
J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jan; 103(1):591-602. [PDF]
  • 2009
  Page DT, Kuti OJ, Sur M.
Computerized assessment of social approach behavior in mouse.
Front Behav Neurosci. 2009 Nov 30;3:48.[PDF]
  Malik, W., Schummers, J., Sur, M., Brown, E.,
A Statistical Model for Multiphoton Calcium Imaging of the Brain.
31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 2-6, 2009 [PDF]
  Horng, S., Kreiman, G., Ellsworth, C., Page, D., Blank, M., Millen, K., Sur, M.
Differential gene expression in the developing lateral geniculate nucleus and medial geniculate nucleus reveals novel roles for Zic4 and Foxp2 in visual and auditory pathway development.
Journal of Neuroscience 29(43): 13672-13683, 2009. [PDF]
  Neville, H., Sur, M.
Introduction to Plasticity.
In "The Cognitive Neurosciences, 4th Edition," ed. M.S. Gazzaniga, MIT Press, pp. 89-91, 2009. [PDF]
  Horng, S., Sur, M.
Patterning and Plasticity of Maps in the Mammalian Visual Pathway.
In "The Cognitive Neurosciences, 4th Edition," ed. M.S. Gazzaniga, MIT Press, pp. 91-107, 2009. [PDF]
  Stimberg, M., K. Wimmer, R. Martin, L. Schwabe, J. Marino, J. Schummers, D. Lyon, M. Sur and K. Obermayer.
The operating regime of local computations in primary visual cortex.
Cerebral Cortex (advanced access e-publication Feb 16), 2009. [PDF]
  Mao, R., D.T. Page, J. Holtzman, I. Merzlyak, C. Kim, L. H. Tecott, P.H. Janak, J.L.R. Rubenstein, and M. Sur.
Reduced conditioned fear response in mice that lack /Dlx1/ and show subtype-specific loss of interneurons.
Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 1:224-236. 2009. [PDF]
  Leamey, C.A., A. Van Wart and M. Sur.
Intrinsic patterning and experience-dependent mechanisms that generate eye-specific projections and binocular circuits in the visual pathway.
Current Opinion in Neurobiology 19:181-187. 2009. [PDF]
  Tropea D., Giacometti E., Wilson N.R., Beard C., McCurry C., Fu D.D., Flannery R., Jaenisch R., Sur M.
Partial reversal of Rett Syndrome-like symptoms in MeCP2 mutant mice.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106:2029-2034. 2009. [PDF]
  Wimmer K., Stimberg M., Martin R., Schwabe L., Mariño J., Schummers J., Lyon D.C., Sur M., Obermayer K.
Dependence of orientation tuning on recurrent excitation and inhibition in a network model of V1.
In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 21. (D. Koller, D. Schuurmans, Y. Bengio, and L. Bottou, editors, MIT Press), pp 1769–1776, 2009. [PDF]
  Page D.T., Kuti O.J., Prestia C., Sur M.
Haploinsufficiency for Pten and Serotonin transporter cooperatively influences brain size and social behavior.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 106:1989-1994. 2009. [PDF]
  • 2008
Tropea D., Van Wart A., Sur M.
Molecular mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in visual cortex
Phil Trans R Soc B 364:341-355, 2009. Published online 31 October 2008 [PDF]
  Sur M.
The Emerging Nature of Nurture
Science 322:1636. 2008. [PDF]

  Lyckman A.W., Horng S., Leamey C.A., Tropea D., Watakabe A., Van Wart A., McCurry C., Yamamori T., Sur M.
Gene expression patterns in visual cortex during the critical period: synaptic stabilization and reversal by visual deprivation.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 105(27):9409-14. 2008. [PDF]

  Leamey C.A., Glendining K.A., Kreiman G., Kang N.D., Wang K.H., Fassler R., Sawatari A., Tonegawa S. and Sur M.
Differential Gene Expression between Sensory Neocortical Areas: Potential Roles for Ten_m3 and Bcl6 in Patterning Visual and Somatosensory Pathways.
Cerebral Cortex 2008. [PDF]
  Schummers J., Yu H., Sur M.
Tuned responses of astrocytes and their influence on hemodynamic signals in the visual cortex.
Science 320(5883):1638-43, 2008. [PDF]
    **See also:
  Welberg, L.
  Astrocytes: More than meets the eye
  Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9, 586, 2008. [PDF]
  Swaminathan, N.
  Mysterious Brain Cells Linked to Blood Flow
  Scientific American July 20, 2008.
  Wolf, F., and Kirchhoff, F.
  Imaging Astrocyte Activity
  Science 320: 1597-1599. [PDF]
  • 2007
Wilson N.R., Ty M.T., Ingber D.E., Sur M. and Liu G.
Synaptic Reorganization in Scaled Networks of Controlled Size.
Journal of Neuroscience 27 (50):13581, 2007.[PDF]
  Schummers J., Cronin B., Wimmer K., Stimberg M., Martin R., Obermayer K., Kording K. and Sur M.
Dynamics of orientation tuning in cat V1 neurons depend on location within layers and orientation maps
Frontiers in Neuroscience 1:145-159, 2007.[PDF]
  Farley B.F., Yu H., Jin D.Z., and Sur M.
Alteration of Visual Input Results in a Coordinated Reorganization of Multiple Visual Cortex Maps
The Journal of Neuroscience 27:10299–10310, 2007. [PDF]
  Leamey C.A., Merlin S., Lattouf P., Sawatari A., Zhou X., Demel N., Glendining K., Oohashi T., Sur M. and Fassler R.
Ten_m3 Regulates Eye-Specific Patterning in the Mammalian Visual Pathway and is Required for Binocular Vision.
PLoS Biology 5:2077-2092, 2007. [PDF]
  Newton J.R., Page D. and Sur M.
Developmental studies on rewiring the brain: What they tell us about brain evolution.
In: Evolution of Nervous Systems, ed. J.H. Kaas, Academic Press, Oxford, vol 3, pp 103-112, 2007. [PDF]
  • 2006
  Horng, S.H. and M.Sur.
Visual activity and cortical rewiring: activity-dependent plasticity of cortical networks.
Progress in Brain Research 157:3-11, 2006. [PDF]
  Newton J.R., Majewska A.K., Ellsworth C. and Sur M.
Reprogramming cortex: the consequences of cross-modal plasticity during development.
In: Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex, ed., S. Lomber and J. Eggermont, Oxford University Press, pp 349-360, 2006. [PDF]
  Dragoi V. and Sur M.
Image Structure at the Center of Gaze during Free Viewing.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 18:737-748, 2006.[PDF]
  Oray S., Majewska A., and Sur M.
Effects of Synaptic Activity on Dendritic Spine Motility of Developing Cortical Layer V Pyramidal Neurons.
Cerebral Cortex 16:730-741, 2006. [PDF]
  Majewska A. and Sur M.
Plasticity and specificity of cortical processing networks.
Trends in Neuroscience 29:323-329, 2006. [PDF]
  Tropea D., Kreiman G., Lyckman A., Mukherjee S., Yu H., Horng S., Sur M.
Gene expression changes and molecular pathways mediating activity-dependent plasticity in visual cortex.
Nature Neuroscience 9:660-668, 2006. [PDF]
  Majewska A., Newton J. and Sur M.
Remodeling of synaptic structure in sensory cortical areas in vivo.
Journal of Neuroscience 26:3021-3029, 2006. [PDF]
  Wang K.H., Majewska A., Schummers J., Farley B., Hu C., Sur M. and Tonegawa S.
In Vivo Two-Photon Imaging Reveals a Role of Arc in Enhancing Orientation Specificity in Visual Cortex.
Cell 126:389–402, 2006. [PDF]
  • 2005
  Schummers, J., Marino, J. and Sur, M.
Local networks in visual cortex and their influence on neuronal responses and dynamics.
Journal of Physiology Paris 98:429-441, 2005. [PDF]
  Sur, M. and Rubenstein, J.L.
Patterning and plasticity of the cerebral cortex.
Science 310:805-810, 2005. [PDF]
  Schummers, J., Sharma, J. and Sur, M.
Bottom-up and top-down dynamics in visual cortex.
Progress in Brain Research 149:65-81, 2005. [PDF]
  Jin, D.Z., Dragoi, V., Sur, M. and Seung, H.S.
Tilt after effect and adaptation-induced changes in orientation tuning in visual cortex.
Journal of Neurophysiology 94:4038-4050, 2005. [PDF]
  Sur, M.
Breathing life into biology.
Nature 436:487, 2005. [PDF]
  Yu, H., Farley, B.J., Jin, D.Z. and Sur, M.
The Coordinated Mapping of Visual Space and Response Features in Visual Cortex.
Neuron 47:267-280, 2005. [PDF]
    **See commentary by Aniruddha Das:
Cortical Maps: Where Theory Meets Experiments.
Neuron 47: 168-171, 2005. [PDF]
  Ellsworth, C.A., Lyckman, A.W., Feldheim D.A., Flanagan, J.G. and Sur, M.
Ephrin-A2 and -A5 influence patterning of normal and novel retinal projections to the thalamus: Conserved mapping mechanisms in visual and auditory thalamic targets.
The Journal of Comparative Neurology 488: 140-151, 2005. [PDF]
  Lyckman, A.W., Fan, G., Rios, M., and Sur, M.
Normal eye-specific patterning of retinal inputs to murine subcortical visual nuclei in the absence of brain-derived neurotrophic factor.
Visual Neuroscience 22:27-36, 2005. [PDF]
  Mariño, J., Schummers, J., Lyon, D.C., Schwabe, L., Beck, O., Wiesing, P., Obermayer, K. and Sur, M.
Invariant computations in local cortical networks with balanced excitation and inhibition.
Nature Neuroscience 8: 194-201, 2005. [PDF]
  George, P., Lyckman, A., LaVan, D., Hedge, A., Leung, Y., Avasare, R.,Testa, C., Alexander, P., Langer, R. and Sur, M.
Fabrication and biocompatibility of polypyrrole implants suitable for neural prosthetics.
Biomaterials 26: 3511-3519, 2005. [PDF]
  • 2004
  Oray, S., Majewska, A. and Sur, M.
Dendritic spine dynamics are regulated by monocular deprivation and extracellular matrix degradation.
Neuron 44: 1021-1030, 2004 [PDF]
  Newton, J.R., Ellsworth, C., Miyakawa, T., Tonegawa, S. and Sur, M.
Acceleration of visually cued conditioned fear through the auditory pathway.
Nature Neuroscience 7: 968-973, 2004. [PDF]
  Newton, J.R. and Sur, M.
Rewiring cortex functional visual plasticity in the auditory cortex during development.
In "Plasticity of the central auditory system and processing of complex acoustic signals"
ed., J. Syka and M.M. Merzenich, 2004 [PDF]
Handbook of Multisensory Processing by B. Stein, Ed. Sur, M.
Rewiring cortex: Cross-modal plasticity and its implications for cortical development
and function.
"Handbook of Multisensory Processing", B. Stein, ed., MIT Press, 2004. [PDF]
  Newton, J.R. and Sur, M.
Plasticity of cerebral cortex in development.
Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2004.pdf [PDF]
  • 2003
  Sharma, J., Dragoi, V., Tenenbaum, J.B., Miller, E.K. and Sur, M.
V1 neurons signal acquisition of an internal representation of stimulus location.
Science 300: 1758-1763, 2003. [PDF]
  Leamey, C.A., Ho-Pao, C. and Sur, M.
The role of calcineurin in activity dependent pattern formation in the
dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the ferret.
Journal of Neurobiology 56: 153-162, 2003. [PDF]
  Marino, J., Schummers, J. and Sur, M.
Combinacion de nuevas tecnicas electrofisiologicas y de imagen en el estudio
de la funcion de la coteza visual primaria.
Revisitia de Nuerologica 36: 944-950, 2003. [PDF]
  Sur, M., and Jayadeva.
Cognitive science: sensation, perception and learning.
Editorial, special issue on cognitive science, IETE Journal of Research 49: 73-75, 2003. [PDF]
  Dragoi, V., Sharma, J. and Sur, M.
Response plasticity in primary visual cortex and its role in vision and visuomotor behavior:
Bottom up and top-down influences of orientation processing in adult visual cortex.
IETE Journal of Research 49: 77-85, 2003. [PDF]
The Visual Neurosciences by Chalupa and Werner, Eds. Dragoi, V. and Sur, M.
Plasticity of orientation processing in adult visual cortex.
"The Visual Neurosciences", L.M. Chalupa and J.S. Werner,eds., MIT Press, 1654-1664, 2003. [PDF]
  Majewska, A. and Sur, M.
Motility of dendritic spines in visual cortex in vivo: changes during the critical period and
effects of visual deprivation.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100: 16024-16029, 2003. [PDF]
  • 2002
  Schummers, J., Dragoi, V. and Sur, M.
Cortical plasticity: Time for a change
Current Biology 12: R168-R170, 2002. [PDF]
  Dragoi, V., Sharma, J., MIller, E.K. and Sur, M.
Dynamics of neuronal selectivity in primate visual cortex underlying local
feature discrimination.
Nature Neuroscience . 5: 883-891, 2002. [PDF]
  Schummers, J., Marino, J. and Sur, M.
Synaptic integration by V1 neurons depends on location within the orientation map.
Neuron 36: 969-978, 2002. [PDF]
    **see commentary by Edward M. Callaway:
Orientation tuning--a crooked path to the straight and narrow.
Neuron 5:783-785, 2002. [PDF]
  Leamey, C.A. and Sur, M.
The thalamus: A new proposal.
Neuron 34: 507-508, 2002. [PDF]
  Lyckman, A. and Sur, M.
The role of afferent activity in the development of cortical specification.
"Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation, Vol. 39 ", C. Hohmann, ed., Springer-Verlag, pp. 139-156, 2002.[PDF]
  Somers, D., Dragoi, V. and Sur, M.
Orientation selectivity and its modulation by local and long-range connections in visual cortex.
"The Cat Primary Visual Cortex", A. Peters and B. Payne, eds., Academic Press, pp 471-520, 2002. [PDF]
  Dragoi, V., Rivadulla, C. and Sur, M.
Contributions of ascending thalamic and local intracortical connections to visual cortical
"Virtual Lesions: Understanding perception and behavior with reversible deactivactivation techniques",
S. Lomber and R. Galuske, eds., Oxford University Press, pp. 41-60, 2002.[PDF]
  • 2001
  Dragoi, V., Turcu, C. and Sur, M.
Stability of cortical responses and the statistics of natural scenes.
Neuron 32: 1181-1192, 2001. [PDF]
  Hohnke, C.D., and Sur, M.
Neural activity and the development of brain circuits.
In: Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, London: Nature Publishing Group, vol. 13, pp. 19-27, 2001. [PDF]
  Lyckman, A., Jhaveri,S., Feldheim,D., Vanderhaeghen, P., Flanagan, J. and Sur, M.
Enhanced plasticity of retinothalamic projections in an ephrin-A2/A5 double mutant.
J. Neuroscience 21(19): 7684-7690, 2001. [PDF]
  Sur, M.
Cortical development: Transplantation and rewiring studies.
In: International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 4: 2837-2842, 2001. [PDF]
  Leamey, C., Ho-Pao., C. and Sur, M.
Disruption of retinogeniculate pattern formation by inhibition of soluble guanylyl
J. Neuroscience 21(11): 3871-3880, 2001. [PDF]
  Dragoi, V., Rivadulla, C. and Sur, M.
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Autonomous mental development by robots and animals.
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  Hohnke, C.D., Oray, S. and Sur, M.
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