Publications

Journal Articles

  • Alitto HJ, Rathbun DL, Vandeleest JJ, Alexander PC, and Usrey WM. (2019) The augmentation of retinogeniculate communication during thalamic burst mode. Journal of Neuroscience. 39:5697-5710. (PMID: 31109958; PMCID: PMC6636080). PDF
  • Hembrook-Short J, Mock V, Usrey WM, and F. Briggs. (2019) Attention enhances the efficacy of communication in V1 local circuits. Journal of Neuroscience. 39:1066-1076. (PMID: 30541911; PMCID: PMC6363925). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, Rathbun DL, Fisher TG, Alexander PC, and Usrey WM. (2019) Contrast gain control and retinogeniculate communication. European Journal of Neuroscience. 49:1061-1068. [Epub ahead of print; Mar 8, 2018; doi: 10.1111/ejn.13904] (PMID: 29520859; PMCID: PMC6129230). PDF
  • Kiley CW, and Usrey WM. (2017) Orientation tuning of correlated activity in the developing lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neuroscience. 37:11549-11558. (PMID: 29066558; PMCID: PMC5707762). PDF
  • Fisher TG, Alitto HA, and Usrey WM. (2017) Retinal and non-retinal contributions to extraclassical surround suppression in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neuroscience. 37:226-235.(PMID: 27903703; PMCID: PMC5214633). PDF
  • Briggs F, Kiley CW, Callaway EM, and Usrey WM. (2016) Morphological substrates for parallel streams of corticogeniculate feedback originating in both V1 and V2. Neuron 90:388-399. (PMID: 27041497; PMCID: PMC4840039). PDF
  • Rathbun DL, Alitto HJ, Warland DK, and Usrey WM. (2016) Stimulus contrast and retinogeniculate signal processing. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 10:8, doi: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00008. (PMID: 26924964; PMCID: PMC4759309). PDF
  • Usrey WM, and Alitto HJ. (2015) Visual functions of the thalamus. Annual Review of Vision Science. 1:351-371. (PMID: 28217740; PMCID: PMC5310631). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, and Usrey WM. (2015) Dissecting the dynamics of corticothalamic feedback. Neuron 86:605-607. (PMID: 25950627; PMCID: PMC4416570). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, and Usrey WM. (2015) Surround suppression and temporal processing of visual signals. Journal of Neurophysiology. 113:2605-2617. (PMID: 25652919; PMCID: PMC4416570). PDF
  • Bastos AM, Briggs F, Alitto HJ, Mangun GR, and Usrey WM. (2014) Simultaneous recordings from the primary visual cortex and lateral geniculate nucleus reveal rhythmic interactions and a cortical source for gamma-band oscillations. Journal of Neuroscience 34:7639-7644. (PMID: 24872567; PMCID: PMC4035524). PDF
  • Moore BD 3rd, Rathbun DL, Usrey WM, and Freeman RD. (2014) Spatiotemporal flow of information in the early visual pathway. European Journal of Neuroscience 39:593-601. (PMID: 24251425; PMCID: PMC4005889). PDF
  • Briggs F, Mangun GR, and Usrey WM. (2013) Attention Enhances Synaptic Efficacy and Signal-to-Noise in Neural Circuits. Nature 499:476-480. (PMID: 23803766; PMCID: PMC3725204). PDF
    • Research Highlight: Welberg L. (2013) Fine-tuning the synaptic signal. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 14:520–521. PDF
  • Iwai L, Ohashi Y, van der List D, Usrey WM, Miyashita Y, and Kawasaki H. (2013) FoxP2 is a parvocellular-specific transcription factor in the visual thalamus. Cerebral Cortex 23:2204-2212. (PMID: 22791804; PMCID: PMC3729200). PDF
  • Munneke J, Heslenfeld DJ, Usrey WM, Theeuwes J, Mangun GR. (2011) Preparatory effects of distractor suppression: evidence from visual cortex. PLos ONE. 612):e27700. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0027700. (PMID: 22164213; PMCID: PMC3229494). PDF 
  • Moore BD, Kiley CW, Sun C, and Usrey WM. (2011) Rapid plasticity of visual responses in the adult lateral geniculate nucleus. Neuron 71:812-819. (PMID: 21903075; PMCID: PMC3170518). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2011) Distinct mechanisms for size tuning in visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 31:12644-12649. (PMID: 21880925; PMCID: PMC3172870). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2011) Corticogeniculate feedback and parallel processing in the visual system. Journal of Physiology 589:33-40. (PMID: 20724361; PMCID: PMC3039257). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, Moore BD, Rathbun DL, and Usrey WM. (2011) A comparison of visual responses in the lateral geniculate nucleus... Journal of Physiology 589:87-99. (PMID: 20603332; PMCID: PMC3039262). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2010) Patterned activity within the local cortical architecture. Frontiers in Neuroscience 4:18. doi:10.3389/fnins.2010.00018. (PMID: 21103018; PMCID: PMC2987657). PDF
  • Rathbun DL, Warland DK, and Usrey WM. (2010) Spike timing and information transmission at retinogeniculate synapses. Journal of Neuroscience 30:13558-13566. (PMID: 20943897; PMCID: PMC2970570). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2009) Modulation of gamma-band activity across local cortical circuits.  Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 3:15. doi:10.3389/neuro.07.015.2009. (PMID: 19636391; PMCID: PMC2715268). PDF
  • Koepsell K, Wang X, Vaingankar V, Wei Y, Wang Q, Rathbun DL, Usrey WM, Hirsch J, and Sommer FT (2009) Retinal oscillations carry visual information to cortex. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, doi:10.3389/neuro.06.004.2009. (PMID: 19404487; PMCID: PMC2674373). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2009) Parallel processing in the corticogeniculate pathway. Neuron 62:135-146. (PMID: 19376073; PMCID: PMC2789995). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. Emerging views of corticothalamic function. (2008) Current Opinion in Neurobiology 18:403-407. (PMID: 18805486; PMCID: PMC2626162). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, and Usrey WM. (2008) Origin and dynamics of extraclassical suppression in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Neuron 57:135-146. (PMID: 18184570; PMCID: PMC2259247). PDF
  • Briggs F and Usrey WM (2007) Cortical activity influences geniculocortical spike efficacy. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience 1:1-5. (PMID: 18958231; PMCID: PMC2526010). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2007) Temporal properties of feedforward and feedback pathways between the thalamus and visual cortex. Thalamus and Related Systems 3:133-139. (PMID: 18176624; PMCID: PMC2174692). PDF
  • Rathbun DL, Alitto HJ, Weyand TG, and Usrey WM. (2007) Interspike interval analysis of retinal ganglion cell receptive fields. Journal of Neurophysiology 98:911-919. (PMID: 17522169; PMCID: PMC2752417). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2007) A fast, reciprocal pathway between the lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 27:5431-5436. (PMID: 17507565; PMCID: PMC2888515). PDF
  • Moore BD, Alitto HJ, and Usrey WM. (2005) Orientation tuning, but not direction selectivity, is invariant to temporal frequency in primary visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology 94:1336-1345. (PMID: 15872063). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, Weyand TG, and Usrey WM. (2005) Distinct properties of visually evoked bursts in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neuroscience 25:514-523. (PMID: 15647497). PDF
  • Briggs F, and Usrey WM. (2004) A shrewd insight for vision.  Nature Neuroscience 7:796-797. (PMID: 15280890; PMCID: PMC4277864). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, and Usrey WM. (2004) The influence of contrast on orientation and temporal frequency tuning in primary visual cortex.  Journal of Neurophysiology 91:2797-2808. (PMID: 14762157). PDF
  • McAllister AK, and Usrey WM. (2003) Depressed from deprivation? Look to the molecules... Nature Neuroscience 6:787-788. (PMID: 12886221). PDF
  • Usrey WM, Sceniak MP, and Chapman B (2003) Receptive fields and response properties of neurons in layer 4 of visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology 89:1003-1015. (PMID: 12574476). PDF
  • Reppas JB, Usrey WM, and Reid RC (2002) Saccadic eye movements modulate visual responses in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Neuron 35:961-974. (PMID: 12372289). PDF
  • Alonso J-M, Usrey WM, and Reid RC. (2001) Rules of connection for neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus and visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 21:4002-4015. (PMID: 11356887). PDF
  • Usrey WM, Alonso J-M, and Reid RC. (2000) Synaptic interactions between thalamic inputs to simple cells in visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 20:5461-5467. (PMID: 10884329). PDF
  • Usrey WM, and Reid RC. (2000) Visual Physiology of the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus... Journal of Physiology 523:755-769. (PMID: 10718753). PDF
  • Usrey WM, Reppas JB, and Reid RC. (1999) Specificity and strength of retinogeniculate connections.  Journal of Neurophysiology 82:3527-3540. (PMID: 10601479). PDF
  • Dan Y, Alonso J-M, Usrey WM, and Reid RC. (1998) Coding of visual information by precisely correlated spikes in the LGN. Nature Neuroscience 1:501-507. (PMID: 10196548). PDF
  • Usrey WM, Reppas JB, and Reid RC. (1998) Paired-spike interactions and synaptic efficacy of retinal inputs to thalamus. Nature 395:384-387. (PMID: 9759728). PDF
  • Alonso J-M, Usrey WM, and Reid RC. (1996) Precisely correlated firing in cells of the lateral geniculate nucleus. Nature 383:815-819. (PMID: 8893005). PDF
  • Usrey WM, and Fitzpatrick D. (1996) Specificity in the axonal connections of layer VI neurons in striate cortex: Evidence for separate granular and supragranular  systems. Journal of Neuroscience 16:1203-1218. (PMID: 8558249). PDF
  • Fitzpatrick D, Usrey WM, Schofield BR, and Einstein G. (1994) The sublaminar organization of neurons in layer 6 of striate cortex. Visual Neuroscience 11:307-315. (PMID: 7516176). PDF
  • Usrey WM, Muly E, and Fitzpatrick D. (1992) Lateral geniculate projections to the superficial layers of visual cortex. Journal of Comparative Neurology 319:159-171. (PMID: 1375607). PDF

Reviews

  • Usrey WM, and Sherman SM. (2019) Corticofugal circuits: Communication lines from the cortex to the rest of the brain. Journal of Comparative Neurology. 527:640-650. (PMID: 29524229; PMCID: PMC6131091). PDF
  • Bastos AM, Usrey WM, Adams RA, Mangun GR, Fires P, and Friston KJ. (2012) Cononical microcircuits for predictive coding. Neuron 76:695-711. (PMID:23177956; PMCID: PMC3777738). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, and Usrey WM. (2005) Dynamic properties of thalamic neurons for vision. Progress in Brain Research 149:83-90. (PMID: 16226578). PDF
  • Alitto HJ, and Usrey WM. (2003) Corticothalamic feedback and sensory processing. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 13:440-445. (PMID: 12965291). PDF
  • Usrey WM(2002) Spike timing and visual processing in the retinogeniculocortical pathway. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences. 357:1729-1737. (PMID: 12626007). PDF
  • Usrey WM. (2002) AMPA autoreceptors fill the gap in olfactory temporal coding. Nature Neuroscience 5:1108-1109. (PMID: 12404001). PDF
  • Usrey WM. (2002) The role of spike timing for thalamocortical processing. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 12:411-417. (PMID: 12139989). PDF
  • Usrey WM, Reid RC. (1999) Synchronous activity in the visual system. Annual Review of Physiology. 61:435-456. (PMID: 10099696). PDF

Books & Chapters

  • Usrey WM, and Kastner S. Functions of the visual thalamus in selective attention. In: The Cognitive Neurosciences, 6thedition, MS Gazzaniga, GR Mangun, and D Poeppel (Eds), MIT Press. (in press)
  • Kiley CW, and Usrey WM. (2016) Cortical processing of visual signals. In: Neuroscience in the 21st century, 2nd Edition. D Pfaff and ND Volkow (Eds). pp 1-20. Springer-Verlag. Heidelberg, Germany. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-6434-1_24-3. Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6434-1
  • Briggs F and Usrey WM. (2014). Functional properties of cortical feedback to the lateral geniculate nucleus. In The New Visual Neurosciences. MIT Press in Cambridge
  • Reid RC and Usrey WM. (2012). Vision. Retinal and Cortical Mechanisms. In Fundamental Neuroscience: Fourth Edition (pp. 577-595). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385870-2.00026-3
  • Kiley CW, and Usrey WM. (2012) Cortical processing of visual signals. In: Neuroscience in the 21st century. D Pfaff (Ed). Springer-Verlag. Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Lankow BS, and Usrey WM. (2011) Visual processing. In: Biology, Behavior and Disorders. RM Williams (Ed). pp 181-197.Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY.
  • McAllister AK, Usrey WM, Noctor SC, and Rayport S. (2010) Fundamentals of cellular neurobiology. In: Essentials of Neuropsychiatric and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2nd Edition. SC Yudofsky and RE Hales (Eds.). pp.1-28. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Arlington, VA.
  • McAllister AK, Usrey WM, Noctor SC, and Rayport S. (2009) Cellular and molecular biology of the neuron. In: The American Psychiatric Publishing Board Review Guide for Psychiatry. J Bourgeois, J Young, RE Hales, and SC Yudofsky (Eds.). pp.51-57. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Arlington, VA.
  • Briggs F and Usrey WM. (2009). Corticothalamic Connections: Structure and Function. In Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (pp. 215-219). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008045046-9.01806-4
  • Briggs F and Usrey WM. (2009). Visual system structure. In Encyclopedia of Perception. Sage Press
  • Briggs F and Usrey WM. (2009). Visual processing: primary visual cortex. In Encyclopedia of Perception. Sage Press
  • Rathbun DL, and Usrey WM. (2008) The geniculo-striate pathway. In: Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Eds, Binder MD, Hirokawa N, Windhorst U, and Hirsch MC. Springer-Verlag. Heidelberg, Germany.
  • Reid RC, and Usrey WM. (2008) Vision. In: Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rdEdition. Eds, Squire LR, Roberts JL, Spitzer NC, Zigmond MJ, McConnell SK, Bloom FE. Academic Press. San Diego.
  • McAllister AK, Usrey WM, Noctor SC, and Rayport S. (2008) Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Neuron.  In: American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.  SC Yudofsky and RE Hales (Eds.) pp. 3-44. American Psychiatric Press, Washington DC.
  • McAllister AK, Usrey WM, Noctor SC, and Rayport S. (2008) Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Neuron.  In: American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 5thEdition.  RE Hales, SC Yudofsky and GO Gabbard (Eds.) pp. 113-156. American Psychiatric Press, Washington DC.
  • McAllister AK, Usrey WM, Kriegstein AR, and Rayport S. (2007) Cellular and Molecular Biology.  In: Board prep and review guide for psychiatry. J Bourgeois, RE Hales, and SC Yudofsky (Eds.). pp. 17-22. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Arlington, VA. 
  • Reid RC, and Usrey WM. (2004) Functional connectivity in the pathway from retina to visual cortex. In: The Visual Neurosciences. LM Chalupa and JS Werner (Eds.) MIT Press. Pages 673-679.
  • McAllister AK, Usrey WM, Kriegstein AR, and Rayport S (2002) Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Neuron.  In: American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Neuropsychiatry, 4th Edition.  SC Yudofsky and RE Hales (Eds.) American Psychiatric Press, Washington DC.
  • Reid RC, Alonso J-M, and Usrey WM. (2001) Integration of thalamic inputs to primary visual cortex. In: The primary visual cortex.  BR Payne and A Peters (Eds.) Academic Press, San Diego. Pages 319-342.
  • Usrey WM, and Fitzpatrick D. (1993) Parallel streams in the corticogeniculate pathway: Intrinsic and extrinsic projections of neurons in layer VI of striate cortex. In: Thalamic Networks for Relay and Modulation, D. Minciacchi, M. Molinari, G. Macchi, and E.G. Jones (Eds.) Pergman Press, New York.

Volumes Edited

  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Editor: Sherman SM. Section Editors: Anticevic A, Gaspar P, Katz PS, Medell L, Usrey WM, Nelson R, Wang. Oxford University Press. (in press)
  • Oxford Reearch Encyclopedia of Sensory Systems. Editor: Usrey WM. Oxford University Press. (in press)
  • Thalamic Function - Beyond A Simple Relay. (2016). Editors: Crunelli V, Connelley WM, and Usrey WMInFrontiers in Neural Circuits. Frontiers. Lausanne Switzerland.
  • The New Visual Neurosciences. (2013) Editors: Chalupa LM and Werner JS. Associate Editors: (alphabetical) Burns ME, Geng J, Goldman MS, Handa J, Ishida A, Mangun GR, McAllister AK, Olshausen B, Recanzone GH, Srinivasan M, Usrey WM, Webster M, Whitney D. MIT Press.

Alternative Media

  • Jones EG, Adowe A, Brown K, Bun M, Chen HJ, Cleary M, Countryman M, Cui X, Gorin F, Graziano A, Hunt B, Kania N, Lau L, Lim A, Linehan R, Liu X, Mehran P, Mikula S, Murray K, Nguyen P, Pakmanesh P, Rubino B, Stone J, Trotts I, Votran L, Wei S, van der List D, Wright J, Usrey WM. Brainmaps;  XJ, An Interactive Multiresolution Brain Atlas. www.brainmaps.org.
  • Kiley CW, and Usrey WM. Cortical processing of visual signals. In: Neuroscience in the 21st century. D. Pfaff (Ed).  Distributed via the World Health Organization’s HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme (http://www.who.int/hinari/en/).  [Note: This is an online version of publication (Kiley CW, and Usrey WM 2012) that is made available free-of-charge to premed, graduate and medical students in economically developing countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia]  

 

 

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