Papers

Target-specific effects of somatostatin-expressing interneurons on neocortical visual processing.
Cottam JC, Smith SL*, Hausser M*
Journal of Neuroscience (2013) 33:19567-19578. (pdf)
(* Co-corresponding authors)

Dendritic spikes enhance stimulus selectivity in cortical neurons in vivo.
Smith SL*, Smith IT, Branco T, Hausser M*
Nature (2013) 503:115-120. (online) (pdf)
(* Co-corresponding authors)
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(Highlighted in Nature Reviews Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nrn3644)

A preferentially segregated recycling vesicle pool of limited size supports neurotransmission in native central synapses.
Marra V, Burden JJ, Thorpe JR, Smith IT, Smith SL, Hausser M, Branco T, Staras K
Neuron (2012) 76(3):579-589. (pdf)

Life imitates op art.
Smith SL, Smith IT
Nature Neuroscience (2011) 14(7):803-804. (pdf)

Parallel processing of visual space by neighboring neurons in mouse visual cortex.
Smith SL*, Hausser M
Nature Neuroscience (2010) 13:1144-1149. (pdf) (supplement)
(* Corresponding author)
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The refinement of ipsilateral eye retinotopic maps is increased by removing the dominant contralateral eye in adult mice.
Smith SL*, Trachtenberg JT*
PLoS One (2010) 5(3):e9925. (pdf)
(* Co-corresponding authors)

Ipsilateral eye cortical maps are uniquely sensitive to binocular plasticity.
Faguet J, Maranhao B, Smith SL, Trachtenberg JT
Journal of Neurophysiology (2009) 101:855-861. (pdf)

Controlling neural circuits with light.
Hausser M, Smith SL
Nature (2007) 446:617-619. (pdf)

Experience-dependent binocular competition in the visual cortex begins at eye opening.
Smith SL, Trachtenberg JT
Nature Neuroscience (2007) 10:370-375. (pdf)
(Profiled in Biophotonics International 14(5):53-56.)

Pattern-dependent, simultaneous plasticity differentially transforms the input-output relationship of a feedforward inhibitory circuit.
Smith SL*, Otis TS
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2005) 102(41):14901-14906. (pdf) (supplement)
(* Corresponding author)

An ultra small array of electrodes for stimulating multiple inputs into a single neuron.
Smith SL*, Judy JW, Otis TS
Journal of Neuroscience Methods (2004) 133(1-2):109-114. (pdf)
(* Corresponding author)
(Commercialized by Cytonetics, Inc.)

The beat goes on: spontaneous firing in mammalian neuronal microcircuits.
Hausser M, Raman IM, Otis T, Smith SL, Nelson A, du Lac S, Loewenstein Y, Mahon S, Pennartz C, Cohen I, Yarom Y
Journal of Neuroscience (2004) 24(42):9215-9219. (pdf)

Persistent changes in spontaneous firing of Purkinje neurons triggered by the nitric oxide signaling cascade.
Smith SL, Otis TS
Journal of Neuroscience (2003) 23(2):367-372. (pdf)