PUBLICATIONS

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2017:

Hofmann, V., Chacron, M.J. (2017). Differential receptive field organizations give rise to nearly identical neural correlations across three parallel sensory maps in weakly electric fish. PLoS Computational Biology 13: e1005716.

Carriot, J., Jamali, M., Cullen, K.E., Chacron, M.J. (2017). Envelope statistics of self-motion signals experienced by human subjects during everyday activities: implications for vestibular processing. PLoS One 12: e0178664.

Sproule, M.K.J., Chacron, M.J. (2017). Electrosensory neural responses to natural electro-communication stimuli are distributed along a continuum. PLoS One 12: e0175322.

Metzen, M.G., Chacron, M.J. (2017). Stimulus background influences phase invariant coding by correlated neural activity. eLife 6: e24482.

Huang, C.G., Chacron, M.J. (2017). SK channel subtypes enable parallel optimized coding of behaviorally relevant stimulus features: a review. Channels 11: 281-304.

Carriot, J., Jamali, M., Chacron, M.J., Cullen, K.E. (2017). The statistics of the vestibular input experienced during natural self-motion differ between rodents and primates. Journal of Physiology 595: 2751-2766.

Metzen, M.G., Fortune, E.S., Chacron, M.J. (2017). Physiology of Tuberous Electrosensory systems. Elsevier Reference Module in Life Sciences 03045.

2016:

Martinez, D., Metzen, M.G., Chacron, M.J. (2016). Electrosensory processing in Apteronotus albifrons: implications for general and specific neural coding strategies across wave-type weakly electric fish species. Journal of Neurophysiology 116: 2909-2921.

Jamali, M., Chacron, M.J., Cullen, K.E. (2016). Self-motion evokes precise spike timing in the primate vestibular system. Nature Communications 7: 13229.

Huang, C.G., Chacron, M.J. (2016). Optimized parallel coding of second-order stimulus features by heterogeneous neural populations. Journal of Neuroscience 36: 9859-9872.

Metzen, M.G., Krahe, R., Chacron, M.J. (2016). Burst firing in the electrosensory system of gymnotiform weakly electric fish: mechanisms and functional roles. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 10: 81.

Zhang, Z.D., Chacron, M.J. (2016). Adaptation to second order stimulus features by electrosensory neurons causes ambiguity. Scientific Reports 6: 28716.

Metzen, M.G., Hofmann, V., Chacron, M.J. (2016). Neural correlations enable invariant coding and perception of natural stimuli in weakly electric fish. eLife 5: e12993.

Huang, C.G., Zhang, Z.D., Chacron, M.J. (2016). Temporal decorrelation by SK channels enables efficient neural coding and perception of natural stimuli. Nature Communications 7: 11353.

Zhang, Z., Chacron, M.J. (2016). Scale-invariant adaptation in response to second-order electro-sensory stimuli in weakly electric fish. McGill Science Undergraduate Research Journal 11: 16-21.     

2015:

Aumentado-Armstrong, T., Metzen, M.G., Sproule, M.K.J., Chacron, M.J. (2015). Electrosensory midbrain neurons display feature invariant responses to natural communication stimuli. PLoS Computational Biology 11: e1004430.

Sproule, M.K.J., Metzen, M.G., Chacron, M.J. (2015). Parallel sparse and dense information coding streams in the electrosensory midbrain. Neuroscience Letters 607: 1-6.

Metzen, M.G., Ávila-Ǻkerberg, O., Chacron, M.J. (2015). Coding stimulus amplitude by correlated neural activity. Physical Review E 91: 042717.

Schneider, A.D., Jamali, M., Carriot, J., Chacron, M.J., Cullen, K.E. (2015). The increased sensitivity of irregular peripheral canal and otolith vestibular afferents optimizes their encoding of natural stimuli. Journal of Neuroscience 35: 5522-5536.

Metzen, M.G., Jamali, M., Carriot, J., Ávila-Ǻkerberg, O., Cullen, K.E., Chacron, M.J. (2015). Coding of envelopes by correlated but not single neuron activity requires neural variability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 112: 4791-4796.

Metzen, M.G., Chacron, M.J. (2015). Neural heterogeneities determine response characteristics to second-, but not first-order stimulus features. Journal of Neuroscience 35: 3124-3138.

Simmonds, B., Chacron, M.J. (2015). Activation of parallel fiber feedback by spatially diffuse stimuli simultaneously reduces signal and noise correlations via independent mechanisms in a cerebellum-like structure. PLoS Computational Biology 11: e1004034.

2014:

Carriot, J., Jamali, M., Chacron, M.J., Cullen, K.E. (2014). Statistics of the vestibular input experienced during natural self-motion: implications for neural processing. Journal of Neuroscience 34: 8347-8357.

Larson, E.A., Metzen, M.G., Chacron, M.J. (2014). Serotonin modulates electrosensory processing and behavior via 5-HT2-like receptors. Neuroscience 271: 108-118.

Khosravi-Hashemi, N., Chacron, M.J. (2014). Motion processing across multiple topographic maps in the electrosensory system. Physiological Reports 2: e00253.

Metzen, M.G., Chacron, M.J. (2014). Weakly electric fish display behavioral responses to envelopes naturally occurring during movement: implications for neural processing. Journal of Experimental Biology 217:1381-1391.

2013:

Deemyad, T., Metzen, M.G., Pan, Y., Chacron, M.J. (2013). Serotonin selectively enhances perception and sensory neural responses to stimuli generated by same-sex conspecifics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 110: 19609-19614.

Jamali, M., Carriot, J., Chacron, M.J., Cullen, K.E. (2013). Strong correlations between sensitivity and variability give rise to constant discrimination thresholds across the otolith afferent population. Journal of Neuroscience 33: 11302-11313.

Toscano-Márquez, B., Krahe, R., Chacron, M.J. (2013). Neuromodulation of early electrosensory processing in gymnotiform weakly electric fish. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 2442-2450.

Stamper, S.A., Fortune, E.S., Chacron, M.J. (2013). Perception and coding of envelopes in weakly electric fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 2393-2402.

2012:

Deemyad, T., Kroeger, J., Chacron, M.J. (2012). Sub and Suprathreshold adaptation currents have opposite effects on frequency tuning. Journal of Physiology 590: 4839-4858.

Litwin-Kumar, A., Chacron, M.J., Doiron, B. (2012). The spatial structure of stimuli shapes the timescale of correlations in population spiking activity. PLoS Computational Biology 8: e1002667.

Massot, C., Schneider, A.D., Chacron, M.J., Cullen, K.E. (2012). The vestibular system implements a linear-nonlinear transformation in order to encode self-motion. PLoS Biology 10: e1001365.

Khosravi-Hashemi, N., Chacron, M.J. (2012). Bursts and isolated spikes code for opposite movement directions in midbrain electrosensory neurons. PLoS One 7: e40339.

McGillivray, P., Vonderschen, K., Fortune, E.S., Chacron, M.J. (2012). Parallel coding of first and second order stimulus attributes by midbrain electrosensory neurons. Journal of Neuroscience 32: 5510-5524.

2011:

Vonderschen, K., Chacron, M.J. (2011). Sparse and dense coding of natural stimuli by distinct midbrain neuron subpopulations in weakly electric fish. Journal of Neurophysiology 106: 3102-3118.

Khosravi-Hashemi, N., Fortune, E.S., Chacron, M.J. (2011). Coding movement direction by burst firing in electrosensory neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 106: 1954-1968.

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., Maler, L. (2011). Efficient computation via sparse coding in electrosensory neural networks. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 21:752-760. (invited contribution).

Schneider, A.D., Cullen, K.E., Chacron, M.J. (2011). In vivo conditions induce faithful encoding of stimuli by reducing nonlinear synchronization in vestibular sensory neurons. PLoS Computational Biology 7: e1002120.

Ávila-Ǻkerberg, O., Chacron, M.J. (2011). In vivo conditions influence the coding of stimulus features by bursts of action potentials. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 31: 369-383. 

Fortune, E.S., Chacron, M.J. (2011). Physiology of Tuberous Electrosensory Systems. In: Farrell A.P., (ed.), Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment. 1: 366–374. San Diego: Academic Press. (invited contribution).  

Ávila-Ǻkerberg, O., Chacron, M.J. (2011). Nonrenewal spike train statistics: causes and consequences on neural coding. Experimental Brain Research 210: 353-371.

Massot, C., Chacron, M.J., Cullen, K.E. (2011). Information transmission and detection thresholds in the vestibular nuclei: single neurons versus population encoding. Journal of Neurophysiology 105: 1798-1814.

Deemyad, T., Maler, L., Chacron, M.J. (2011). Inhibition of SK and M channel mediated currents by 5-HT enables parallel processing by bursts and isolated spikes. Journal of Neurophysiology 105: 1276-1294.

Savard, M., Krahe, R., Chacron, M.J. (2011). Neural heterogeneities influence envelope and temporal coding at the sensory periphery. Neuroscience 172: 270-284.

2010:

Chacron, M.J., Fortune, E.S. (2010). Subthreshold membrane conductances enhance directional selectivity in vertebrate sensory neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 104: 449-462.  

Ávila-Ǻkerberg, O., Krahe, R., Chacron, M.J. (2010). Neural heterogeneities and stimulus properties affect burst coding in vivo. Neuroscience 168: 300-313.

Ávila-Ǻkerberg, O., Chacron, M.J. (2010). Noise shaping in neural populations with global delayed feedback. Mathematical Modeling of Natural Phenomena 5: 100-124. (invited contribution).

2009:

Chacron, M.J., Toporikova, N., Fortune, E.S. (2009). Differences in the time course of short-term depression across receptive fields are correlated with directional selectivity in electrosensory neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 102: 3270-3279.

Toporikova, N., Chacron, M.J. (2009). SK channels gate information processing in vivo by regulating an intrinsic bursting mechanism seen in vitro. Journal of Neurophysiology 102: 2273-2287.

Fortune, E.S., Chacron, M.J. (2009). From molecules to behavior: organismal-level regulation of ion channel trafficking. PLoS Biology 7: e1000211. (invited contribution).

Hitschfeld, É.M., Stamper, S.A., Vonderschen, K., Fortune, E.S., Chacron, M.J. (2009). Effects of restraint and immobilization on electrosensory behaviors of weakly electric fish. ILAR Journal 50: 361-372. (invited contribution).

Vonderschen, K., Chacron, M.J. (2009). Sparse Coding of Natural Communication Signals in Midbrain Neurons. BioMed Central Neuroscience 10: O3.

Ávila-Ǻkerberg, O., Chacron, M.J. (2009). Noise shaping in neural populations. Physical Review E 79: 011914.

2008:

Mehaffey, W.H., Ellis, L.D., Krahe, R., Dunn, R.J., Chacron, M.J. (2008). Ionic and Neuromodulatory Regulation of Burst Discharge Controls Frequency Tuning. Journal of Physiology (Paris) 102: 195-208 (invited contribution).

Krahe, R., Bastian, J., Chacron, M.J. (2008). Temporal processing across multiple topographic maps in the electrosensory system. Journal of Neurophysiology 100: 852-867.

Chacron, M.J., Bastian, J. (2008). Population Coding by Electrosensory Neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 99: 1825-1835.

2007:

Ellis, L.D., Krahe, R., Bourque, C.M., Dunn, R.J., Chacron, M.J. (2007). Muscarinic Receptors Control Frequency Tuning Through the Downregulation of an A-type Potassium Current. Journal of Neurophysiology 98: 1526-1537.  

Chacron, M.J., Lindner, B., Longtin, A. (2007). Threshold Fatigue and Information Transfer. Journal of Computational Neuroscience 23: 301-311.

Sadeghi, S.G., Chacron, M.J., Taylor, M.C., Cullen, K.E. (2007). Neural Variability, Detection Thresholds, and Information Transmission in the Vestibular System. Journal of Neuroscience 27: 771-781.

Chacron, M.J. (2007). Electrolocation. Scholarpedia, 2(1):1411 (invited review).

2006:

Chacron, M.J. (2006). Nonlinear information processing in a model sensory system. Journal of Neurophysiology 95: 2933-2946.

2005:

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., Maler, L. (2005). Delayed Excitatory and Inhibitory Feedback Shape Neural Information Transmission. Physical Review E 72: 051917.

Lindner, B., Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A. (2005). Integrate-and-fire neurons with threshold noise – a tractable model of how interspike interval correlations affect neuronal signal transmission. Physical Review E 72: 021911.

Chacron, M.J., Maler, L., Bastian, J. (2005). Feedback and Feedforward Control of Frequency Tuning to Naturalistic Stimuli. Journal of Neuroscience 25: 5521-5532.

Chacron, M.J., Maler, L., Bastian, J. (2005).  Electroreceptor Neuron Dynamics Shape Information Transmission. Nature Neuroscience 8: 673-678.

Chacron, M.J., Lindner, B., Maler, L., Longtin, A., Bastian, J. (2005). Experimental and Theoretical demonstration of Noise Shaping by Interspike Interval Correlations. Proceedings of SPIE 5841: 150-163. (invited contribution).

2004:

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., Maler, L. (2004). To Burst or Not to Burst? Journal of Computational Neuroscience 17: 127-136.

Oswald, A.M.M., Chacron, M.J., Doiron, B., Bastian, J., Maler, L. (2004). Parallel Processing of Sensory Input by Bursts and Isolated Spikes. Journal of Neuroscience 24: 4351-4362.

Chacron, M.J., Lindner, B., Longtin, A. (2004). ISI Correlations and Information Transfer. Fluctuations and Noise Letters 4: L195-L205.

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., Pakdaman, K. (2004). Chaotic firing in the sinusoidally forced leaky integrate and fire model with threshold fatigue. Physica D 192: 138-160.

Bastian, J., Chacron, M.J., Maler, L. (2004). Plastic and Non-Plastic Pyramidal Cells Perform Unique Roles in a Network Capable of Adaptive Redundancy Reduction. Neuron 41: 767-779.

Chacron, M.J., Lindner, B., Longtin, A. (2004). Noise Shaping by Interspike Interval Correlations Increases Information Transfer. Physical Review Letters 92: 080601.

2003:

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., Maler, L. (2003). The effects of spontaneous activity, background noise, and the stimulus ensemble on information transfer in neurons. Network: Computation in Neural Systems 14: 803-824.

Chacron, M.J., Doiron, B., Maler, L., Longtin, A., Bastian, J. (2003).   Non-classical receptive field mediates switch in a sensory neuron’s frequency tuning. Nature 423: 77-81.

Doiron, B., Chacron, M.J., Maler, L., Longtin, A., Bastian, J. (2003). Inhibitory feedback required for network oscillatory responses to communication but not prey stimuli. Nature 421: 539-543.

Middleton, J.W., Chacron, M.J., Lindner, B., Longtin, A. (2003). Firing statistics of a neuron driven by long-range correlated noise. Physical Review E 68: 021920.

Chacron, M.J., Pakdaman, K., Longtin, A. (2003). Interspike Interval Correlations, Memory, Adaptation, and Refractoriness in a Leaky Integrate-and-Fire Neuron with Threshold Fatigue. Neural Computation 15: 253-276.

Longtin, A., Laing, C., Chacron, M.J. (2003). Correlations and Memory in Neurodynamical Systems. In: Long-Range Dependent Stochastic Processes: Theory and Applications, G. Rangarajan and M. Ding eds. (Springer, Berlin). (invited contribution).

2002:

Bastian, J., Chacron, M.J., Maler, L. (2002). Receptive Field Organization Determines Pyramidal Cell Stimulus-Encoding Capability and Spatial Stimulus Selectivity. Journal of Neuroscience 22: 4577-4590.

Middleton, J.W., Chacron, M.J., Lindner, B., Longtin, A. (2002). Correlated Noise and Memory Effects in Neural Firing Statistics.      In: Unsolved Problems of Noise and Fluctuations, S.M. Beruzkov ed.,  AIP Conference Proceedings 665: 183-190.

2001:

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., Maler, L. (2001). Negative Interspike Interval Correlations Increase the Neuronal Capacity for Encoding Time Dependent Stimuli. Journal of Neuroscience 21: 5328-5343.

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., Maler, L. (2001). Simple Models of Bursting and Non-Bursting P-Type Electroreceptors. Neurocomputing 38: 129-139.

2000:

Chacron, M.J., Longtin, A., St-Hilaire, M., Maler, L. (2000). Suprathreshold Stochastic Firing Dynamics with Memory in P-type Electroreceptors. Physical Review Letters 85: 1576-1579.

1999:

Chacron, M.J., L'Heureux, I. (1999). A New Model of Periodic Precipitation Incorporating Nucleation, Growth and Ripening. Physics Letters A 263: 70-77.

1997:

Chacron, M.J., Slater, G.W. (1997). Particle Trapping and Self-Focusing in Temporally Asymmetric Ratchets with Strong Field Gradients. Physical Review E 56: 3446-3450.