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Angeloni, C.F., Mlynarski, W., Williams, A.M., Wood, K.C., Garami, L., Hermundstad, A., Geffen, M.N. (2023) Dynamics of contrast adaptation predict detection of sounds in noise. BioRXiv . Nature Communications 14, 4817. pdf

Williams, A.M., Ding, X., Geffen, M.N. (2023) Sound improves visual orientation coding in the primary visual cortex. BioRXiv bioRxiv 2021.08.03.454738; Journal of Neuroscience

Tobin, M., Sheth, J., Stiso, J., Bassett, D.S., Geffen, M.N. (2023) Localist versus distributed representation of sounds in the auditory cortex controlled by distinct inhibitory neuronal subtypes. BioRXiv  2023.02.01.526470.

Sheth, J., Collina, J., Piasini, E., Kording, K., Cohen, Y.E., Geffen, M.N. (2023) The interplay of uncertainty, relevance and learning influences auditory categorization. BioRXiv 2022.12.01.518777.


Lesicko, A.M.H., Geffen, M.N. (2022) Diverse functions of the auditory cortico-collicular pathway. Hearing Research, 108488. pdf

Lesicko, A.M.H., Angeloni, C., Blackwell, J.M., Di Biasi, M., Geffen, M.N. (2022) Cortico-fugal regulation of predictive coding. BioRXiv 439188. eLife 11:e73289. pdf 

Wood, K.C., Angeloni, C. F., Oxman, K., Clopath, C., Geffen, M.N. (2022) Neuronal activity in sensory cortex predicts the specificity of learning. BioRXiv 128702. Nature Communications. 4;13(1):1167. pdf


Angeloni, C.F., Mlynarski, W., Williams, A.M., Wood, K.C., Garami, L., Hermundstad, A., Geffen, M.N. (2021) Cortical efficient coding shapes behavioral performance. BioRXiv 2021.08.11.455845. Under review. pdf

Williams, A.M., Ding, X., Geffen, M.N. (2021) Sound improves visual orientation coding in the primary visual cortex. BioRXiv 2021.08.03.454738. Under review. pdf


Seay, M.J.,  Natan, R.G., Geffen, M.N., and Buonomano, D.V. (2020) Differential Short-Term Plasticity of PV and SST Neurons Accounts for Adaptation and Facilitation of Cortical Neurons to Auditory Tones. Journal of Neuroscience, 40 (48) 9224-9235. PDF

Park, Y., Geffen, M.N. (2020) A Unifying Mechanistic Model of Excitatory-Inhibitory Interactions in the Auditory Cortex. BioRXiv 626358. PLoS Comput Biol 16(7): e1008016.  PDF

Blackwell, J.M., Rao, W., De Biasi, M., Geffen, M.N. (2020) The role of feedback from the auditory cortex in shaping responses to sounds in inferior colliculus. BioRXiv eLife 2020;9:e51890.  PDF


Williams, A., Geffen, M.N. (2019) Birds of a different feather sing together. Nat Neuroscience, 22(9):1381-1382.  PDF

Aizenberg, M., Rolon-Martinez S., Pham, T., Rao, W., Haass, J. S., Geffen, M.N. (2019) Projection from the amygdala to the thalamic reticular amplifies cortical sound responses. BioRXiv 623868. Cell Reports 28, 605–615.  PDF

Betzel, R.F., Wood, K.C., Angeloni, C.F., Geffen, M.N., Bassett, D.S. (2019) Stability of spontaneous, correlated activity in mouse auditory cortex. BioRXiv PLoS Comp Biology, 15(12): e1007360.  PDF

Gervain, J., Geffen, M.N. (2019) Efficient neural coding in auditory and speech perception. Trends in Neurosciences, 42(1) 56-65. PDF


Briguglio, J.J., Aizenberg, M., Balasubramanian, V., Geffen, M.N. (2018) Cortical neural activity predicts sensory acuity under optogenetic manipulation. J Neuroscience, 38 (8) 2094-2105.    PDF

Angeloni, C, Geffen, M.N. (2018) Contextual modulation of sound processing in the auditory cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 49, 8–1.  PDF


Natan, R.G., Rao, W., Geffen, M.N. (2017) Cortical interneurons differentially shape frequency tuning following adaptation. Cell Reports, 21, 1–13.  PDF

Blackwell, J.M., Geffen, M.N. (2017) Progress and challenges for understanding the function of cortical microcircuits in auditory processing. Nature Communications, 8, 2165. PDF

Wood, K.C., Blackwell, J.M., Geffen, M.N. (2017). Cortical inhibitory interneurons control sensory processing. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 46C, 200-207.  PDF

Natan, R.G., Carruthers, I.M., Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, L., Geffen, M.N. (2017) Gain Control in the Auditory Cortex Evoked by Changing Temporal Correlation of Sounds. Cerebral Cortex, 27(3), 2385-2402. PDF


Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., Black, A., Geffen, M.N. (2016) The neural correlates of processing scale-invariant environmental sounds at birth. NeuroImage, 133:144-150. PDF

Blackwell, J.M., Taillefumier, T.O., Natan, R.G., Carruthers, I.M., Magnasco, M.O., Geffen, M.N. (2016) Stable encoding of sounds over a broad range of statistical parameters in the auditory cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience, 43(6), 751–764. PDF


Aizenberg, M., Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, L., Briguglio, J.J., Natan, R.G., Geffen, M.N. (2015) Bi-directional regulation of innate and learned behaviors that rely on frequency discrimination by cortical inhibitory interneurons. PLoS Biology, 13(12): e1002308.  PDF

Natan, R.G., Briguglio, J.J., Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, L., Jones, S., Aizenberg, M., Goldberg, E.M., Geffen, M.N. (2015) Complementary control of sensory adaptation by two types of cortical interneurons. eLife 2015; 4: e09868. PDF

Carruthers, I.M., Laplagne, D.A., Jaegle, A., Briguglio, J.J., Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, L., Natan, R.G., Geffen, M.N. (2015) Emergence of invariant representation of vocalizations in the auditory cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(5):2726-40.  PDF

Mwilambwe-Tshilobo, L., Davis, A.J.O., Aizenberg, M., Geffen, M.N. (2015) Selective impairment in frequency discrimination in a mouse model of tinnitus. PLoS ONE, 10(9): e0137749.  PDF


Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., Geffen, M.N. (2014) Category-specific processing of scale-invariant sounds in infancy. PLoS ONE, 9(5): e96278.  PDF

Zaidi, Q., Victor, J.D., McDermott, J., Geffen, M.N., Bensmaia, S., Cleland, T.A. (2013) Perceptual Spaces: Mathematical structures to neural mechanisms. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(45), 17597-17602.  PDF


Aizenberg, M., Geffen, M.N. (2013) Bidirectional effects of auditory aversive learning on sensory acuity are mediated by the auditory cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 16, 994–996. PDF

Carruthers, I.M., Natan, R.G., Geffen, M.N. (2013) Encoding of ultra-sonic vocalizations in the rat auditory cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 109(7), 1912-1927.  PDF


Geffen, M.N., Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., Magnasco, M.O. (2011) Auditory perception of self-similarity in water sounds. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 5:15.  PDF

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Geffen, M.N., Broome, B.M., Laurent, G., Meister, M. (2009) Neural encoding of rapidly fluctuating odors. Neuron, 61(4), 570-586.  PDF

Geffen, M.N., de Vries, S.E.J., and Meister, M. (2007) Retinal ganglion cells can rapidly change polarity from Off to On. PLoS Biology, 5(3), e65.  PDF

Andermann, M.L., Ritt, J., Neimark, M.A., Moore, C.I. (2004) Neural correlates of vibrissa resonance: band-pass and somatotopic representation of high-frequency stimuli. Neuron, 42, 451-463.  PDF

Neimark, M.A., Andermann, M.L., Hopfield, J.J. and Moore, C.I. (2003) Vibrissa resonance as a transduction mechanism for tactile encoding. Journal of Neuroscience, 23(16), 6499-6509.  PDF