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Visual Cortex

Bouvier G, Senzai Y, Scanziani M. Head Movements Control the Activity of Primary Visual Cortex in a Luminance-Dependent Manner. Neuron S0896-6273(20)30521-3 (2020) [pdf]

Keller AJ, Roth MM, Scanziani M. Feedback generates a second receptive field in neurons of the visual cortex. Nature 582(7813):545-549 (2020) [pdf]

Beltramo R, Scanziani M. A collicular visual cortex: Neocortical space for an ancient midbrain visual structure. Science 363(6422):64-69 (2019) [pdf]

Lien AD, Scanziani M. Cortical direction selectivity emerges at convergence of thalamic synapses. Nature 558(7708):80-86 (2018)[pdf]

Resulaj A, Ruediger S, Olsen SR, Scanziani M. First spikes in visual cortex enable perceptual discrimination. eLife 7:e34044 (2018) [pdf]

Liu BH, Huberman AD, Scanziani M. Cortico-fugal output from visual cortex promotes plasticity of innate motor behaviour. Nature 538(7625):383-387 (2016) [pdf]

Reinhold K, Lien AD, Scanziani M. Distinct recurrent versus afferent dynamics in cortical visual processing. Nature Neurosci 18(12):1789-97 (2015) [pdf]

Xue M, Atallah BV, Scanziani M. Equalizing excitation-inhibition ratios across visual cortical neurons. Nature 511(7511):596-600 (2014) [pdf]

Bortone DS, Olsen SR, Scanziani M. Translaminar Inhibitory Cells Recruited by Layer 6 Corticothalamic Neurons Suppress Visual Cortex. Neuron 82: 474-485 (2014) [pdf] [YouTube]

Lien AD, Scanziani M. Tuned thalamic excitation is amplified by visual cortical circuits.Nature Neurosci 16(9):1315-23 (2013) [pdf]

Pfeffer CK, Xue M, He M, Huang ZJ, Scanziani M. Inhibition of inhibition in visual cortex: the logic of connections between molecularly distinct interneurons. Nature Neurosci 16(8):1068-76 (2013) [pdf]

Adesnik H, Bruns W, Taniguchi H, Huang ZJ, Scanziani M. A neural circuit for spatial summation in visual cortex. Nature 490: 226-231 (2012) [pdf]

Olsen SR, Bortone D, Adesnik  H, Scanziani M.  Gain control by layer six in cortical circuits of vision. Nature 483: 47-52 (2012) [pdf]

Atallah  BV, Bruns  W, Carandini   M, Scanziani M. Parvalbumin expressing interneurons linearly transform cortical responses to visual stimuli. Neuron 73: 159 – 170 (2012) [pdf]

Lien AD, Scanziani M. In vivolabeling of constellations of functionally identified neurons for targeted in vitro recordings. Frontiers in Neural Circuits 5: Article 16; 1-7(2011) [pdf]


Somatosensory Cortex

Bagnall MW, Hull C, Bushong EA, Ellisman MH, Scanziani M. Multiple clusters of release sites formed by individual thalamic afferents onto cortical interneurons ensure reliable transmission. Neuron 71: 180-194 (2011)[pdf]

Adesnik H, Scanziani, M. Lateral competition for cortical space through layer specific horizontal circuits. Nature 464: 1155-1160 (2010)[pdf]

Pouille F, Marin-Burgin A, Adesnik H, Atallah BV, Scanziani M, Input normalization by global feed-forward inhibition expands cortical dynamic range. Nature Neurosci  12: 1577-1585 (2009)[pdf]

Hull C, Adesnik H, Scanziani M. Neocortical Disynaptic inhibition requires
somatodendritic integration in interneurons. J Neurosci 29:8991-8995 (2009)[pdf]

Hull C, Isaacson JS, Scanziani M.  Postsynaptic mechanisms govern the differential excitation of cortical neurons by thalamic Inputs. J Neurosci 29: 9127-9136 (2009) [pdf]

Kapfer C, Glickfeld LL, Atallah BV, Scanziani M, Supralinear Increase of Recurrent Inhibition during Sparse Activity in the Somatosensory Cortex. Nature Neurosci 10: 743 – 753 (2007)[pdf]

Gabernet L, Jadhav SP, Feldman DE, Carandini M, Scanziani M.  Somatosensory integration controlled by dynamic thalamocortical feed-forward inhibition. Neuron 48:315-327 (2005) [pdf]



Yuan Q, Isaacson JS, Scanziani M. Linking neuronal ensembles by associative synaptic plasticity. PLoS One 6: e20486 (2011) [pdf]

Apicella A, Yuan Q,  Scanziani M, Isaacson JS, Pyramidal cells in piriform cortex receive convergent input from distinct olfactory bulb glomeruli. J Neurosci  30:14255–14260 (2010) [pdf]

Atallah BV, Scanziani M. Instantaneous modulation of gamma oscillation frequency by balancing excitation with inhibition. Neuron  62: 566-577 (2009) [pdf]

Glickfeld LL, Roberts JD, Somogyi P, Scanziani M. Interneurons hyperpolarize pyramidal cells along their entire somatodendritic axis. Nature Neurosci 12: 21-23 (2009) [pdf]

Glickfeld LL, Atallah BV, Scanziani M, Complementary modulation of somatic inhibition by opioids and cannabinoids. J Neurosci 28: 1824-32 (2008) [pdf]

Glickfeld LL, Scanziani M. Distinct timing in the activity of cannabinoid-sensitive and -insensitive basket cells. Nature Neurosci 9: 807-815. (2006) [pdf]

Pouille F,Scanziani MRouting of spike series by dynamic circuits in the hippocampus. Nature 429: 717-23 (2004) [pdf]

Arnth-Jensen N, Jabaudon D, Scanziani M.  Cooperation between independent hippocampal synapses is controlled by glutamate uptake. Nature Neurosci 5: 325-31 (2002) [pdf]

Pouille F, Scanziani M.  Enforcement of temporal fidelity in pyramidal cells by somatic feed-forward inhibition. Science 293: 1159-1163 (2001) [pdf]

Scanziani M.  GABA Spillover activates postsynaptic GABAB receptors to control rhythmic hippocampal activity. Neuron 25: 673-681 (2000) [pdf]


Reviews and Commentaries

Isaacson JS, Scanziani M. How inhibition shapes cortical activity. Neuron 72: 231-243 (2011) [pdf]

Scanziani M, Hausser M. Electrophysiology in the age of light. Nature 461: 930-939 (2009) [pdf]

Hull C, Scanziani M. It’s about time for thalamocortical circuits. Nature Neurosci 10: 400-402 (2007) [pdf]

Glickfeld LL, Scanziani M.  Self-administering cannabinoids. Trends Neurosci 28: 341-343 (2005) [pdf]

Feller MB, Scanziani M.  Precritical period for plasticity in visual cortex. Curr Op Neurobiol 15: 1-7 (2005) [pdf]

Scanziani M. Competing on the edge. Trends Neurosci 25: 282-3 (2002) [pdf]