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Spatio-temporal activation patterns of neuronal population evoked by optostimulation and the comparison to electrical microstimulation

Margalit SN., Slovin H.

Sci Rep 13, 12689 (2023).

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Microstimulation in the primary visual cortex: activity patterns and their relation to visual responses and evoked saccades

R. Oz, H. Edelman-Klapper, S. Nivinsky-Margalit, H. Slovin

Cereb Cortex. 2023 Apr 25;33(9):5192-5209. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac409

Preprint in BioRxiv:



Computational modeling of color perception with biologically plausible spiking neural networks

H. Cohen-Duwek, H. SlovinE. Ezra Tsur

PLoS Comput Biol​. 2022 Oct 27;18(10):e1010648. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010648. eCollection 2022 Oct

Spatio-temporal patterns of population responses in the visual cortex under Isoflurane: from wakefulness to loss of consciousness

S. Nivinsky-Margalit, N. Gery-Golomb, O. Tsur, A. Raz, H Slovin

Cereb Cortex. 2022 Dec 8;32(24):5512-5529. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac031

Preprint in BioRxiv:



Advanced Circuit and Cellular Imaging Methods in Nonhuman Primates

Stephen L. Macknik, Robert G. Alexander, Olivya Caballero, Jordi Chanovas, Kristina J. Nielsen, Nozomi Nishimura, Chris B. Schaffer, Hamutal Slovin, Amit Babayoff, Ravid Barak, Shiming Tang, Niansheng Ju, Azadeh Yazdan-Shahmorad, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Eugene Malinskiy and Susana Martinez-Conde 

J Neurosci. 2019 Oct 16;39(42):8267-8274

The effects of fixational eye movements on population responses in V1.

Keynote at the 20th European Conference on Eye Movements in Alicante, September 22, 2019

J Eye Mov Res. 2019 Nov 25;12(7):10.16910/jemr.12.7.7. doi: 10.16910/jemr.12.7.7



Spatio-temporal characteristics of population responses evoked by microstimulation in the barrel cortex

Margalit SN, Slovin H.

Sci Rep. 2019 Sep 07;8(1):13913.



Uncovering the Spatial Profile of Contour Integration from Fixational Saccades: Evidence for a Widespread Processing in V1  

Gilad A, Oz R, Slovin H.

Cereb Cortex. 2017 Nov 1;27(11):5261-5273



Abnormal Population Responses in the Somatosensory Cortex of Alzheimer’s Disease Model Mice.

Maatuf Y, Stern EA, Slovin H.

Sci Rep. 2016 Apr 15;6:24560. doi: 10.1038/srep24560.

Reconstruction of shape contours from V1 activity at high resolution.

Zurawel G, Shamir I, Slovin H.

NeuroImage, 2016 Jan 15;125:1005-1012 .


Representation of Color Surfaces in V1: Edge Enhancement and  Unfilled Holes.

Zweig S, Zurawel G, Shapley R, Slovin H.

J Neurosci. 2015 Sep 2;35(35):12103-15.​

Population responses in V1 encode different figures by response amplitude.

Gilad A, Slovin H. 

J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 22;35(16):6335-49.

Comment in:


A Contrast and Surface Code Explains Complex Responses to Black and White Stimuli in V1.

Zurawel G, Ayzenshtat I, Zweig S, Shapley R, Slovin H.

J Neurosci. 2014 Oct 22; 34(43):14388-14402. 


Figure-Ground Processing during Fixational Saccades in V1: Indication for Higher-Order Stability.

Gilad A, Pesoa Y, Ayzenshtat I, Slovin H.

J Neurosci. 2014 Feb 26;34(9):3247-52.


Population Responses to Contour Integration: Early Encoding of Discrete Elements and Late Perceptual Grouping.

Gilad A, Meirovithz E and Slovin H. 

Neuron. 2013 Apr 24;78(2):389-402. 


In vivo minimally invasive interstitial multi-functional microendoscopy.

Shahmoon A., Aharon S, Kruchik O, Hohmann M, Slovin H, Douplik A and Zalevsky Z. 

Sci Rep. 2013 May 28;3:1805. 


Collinear Stimuli Induce Local and Cross-Areal Coherence in the Visual Cortex of Behaving Monkeys.

Gilad A, Meirovithz E, Leshem A, Arieli A, Slovin H.

PLoS ONE. 2012;7(11):e49391. 


Population Response to Natural Images in the Primary Visual Cortex Encodes Local Stimulus Attributes and Perceptual Processing.

Ayzenshtat I, Gilad A, Zurawel G, Slovin H.

J. Neurosci. 2012 Oct 3;32(40):13971-86


Spatiotemporal Effects of Microsaccades on Population Activity in the Visual Cortex of Monkeys during Fixation.

Meirovithz E, Ayzenshtat I,  Werner-Reiss U, Shamir Itay, Slovin H.

Cereb Cortex. 2012 Feb;22(2):294-307. 


Biomedical super resolved imaging using special micro- probe.

Zalevsky Z, Slovin H and Shahmoon A.

Journal of BioNanoScience Volume 1, Number 3, 103-109, July 2011. DOI: 10.1007/s12668-011-0012-7. 


Presice spatio-temporal patterns among visual cortical areas and their relation to visual stimulus processing.

Ayzenshtat I., Meirovithz E., Edelman H., Werner-Reiss U., Bienenstock E., Abeles M., Slovin H.

J. Neurosci. 2010 30(33):11232-45.


comment in:


Obtaining Scalable and Accurate  Classification in Large Scale Spatio-temporal Domains.

Vainer I., Kraus S., Kaminka G.A., Slovin H.

Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS). 2010. 2011 Dec; 29(3):527-564.


A BOLD assumption.

Vanzetta I., Slovin H.

Frontiers in Neuroenergetics. 2010 Aug 5;2. pii: 24. 


Population Response to Contextual Influences in the Primary Visual Cortex.

Meirovithz E, Ayzenshtat I, Bonneh YS, Itzhack R, Werner-Reiss U, Slovin H.

Cereb Cortex. 2010 20(6):1293-1304. 


Columnar resolution of blood volume and oximetry functional maps in the behaving monkey; implication for fMRI.

Vanzetta I, Slovin H., Omer DB, Grinvald A. 

Neuron. 2004 Jun 42(5):843-54. 


Long-term voltage-sensitive dye imaging reveals cortical dynamics in behaving monkeys.

Slovin H., Arieli A., Hildesheim R. and Grinvald A. 

J Neurophysiol. 2002 Dec; 88(6):3421-38. 


Dural substitute for long-term imaging of cortical activity in behaving monkeys and its clinical implications.

Arieli A. Grinvald A. and Slovin H. 

J Neurosci Methods. 2002 Mar 15;114(2):119-33.


Dynamics of depolarization and hyperpolarization in the frontal cortex and saccade goal.

Seidemann E, Arieli A, Grinvald A, Slovin H.

Science. 2002 Feb 1;295(5556):862-5.


Long-term optical imaging and spectroscopy reveal mechanism underlying the intrinsic signals and stability of cortical maps in behaving monkeys.

Shtoyerman E., Arieli A., Slovin H., Vanzetta I. and Grinvald A. 

J. Neurosci. 2000 Nov 1;20(21)8111-21.


Non-invasive visualization of cortical columns by fMRI.

Grinvald A., Slovin H. and Vanzetta I.

Nature neuroscience, 2000 Feb; 3(2):105-7.


Frontal cognitive impairments and saccadic deficits in low-dose MPTP-treated monkeys. 

Slovin H., Abeles M., Vaadia E., Haalman I, Prut Y. and Bergman H. 

J Neurophysiol. 1999 Feb; 81(2):858-74.


Spatiotemporal structure of cortical activity: properties and behavioral relevance. 

Prut Y., Vaadia E., Bergman H., Haalman I., Slovin H., and Abeles M. 

J Neurophysiol. 1998 Jun; 79(6):2857-74. 


Physiologocal aspects of information processing in the basal ganglia of normal and parkinsonian primates.

Bergman H., Feingold A., Nini A., Raz A., Slovin H., Abeles M. and Vaadia E. 

Trends Neurosci. 1998 Jan; 21(1):32-8. 


Neurons in the globus pallidus do not show correlated activity in the normal monkey, but phase-locked oscillations appear in the MPTP model of parkinsonism.

Nini A., Feingold A., Slovin H., and Bergman H. 

J Neurophysiol. 1995 Oct; 74(4):1800-5. 


Dynamics of neuronal interactions in monkey cortex in relation to behavioral Events.

Vaadia E., Haalman I., Abeles M., Bergman H., Prut Y., Slovin H., and Aertsen A. 

Nature. 1995 Feb 9; 373(6514):515-8.


  • Shahmoon A., Aharon S., Fixler D., Slovin H. and Zalevsky Z.  Biomedical Micro-Probe for Super Resolved Image Extraction. Nanobiotechnology Handbook, Taylor and Francis (2012).

  • Grinvald A., Sharon, D. Vanzetta I. Slovin H. (2005). Intrinsic signal imaging in the neocortex Chapter in: “Imaging in Neuroscience and Development”. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

  • Grinvald A., Sharon D. Slovin H. and Hildesheim R. (2005). Voltage-sensitive dyes imaging in the neocortex: a new era in functional imaging. Chapter in: “Imaging in Neuroscience and Development”. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

  • Abeles M., Vaadia E., Bergman H., Haalman I. and Slovin H. (1993): Dynamics of Neuronal Interactions in the Frontal Cortex of Behaving Monkeys. In: Concepts in Neuroscience, vol. 4, No. 2, 1993.

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