Publications and preprints


Paul Pichler, Leon Lagnado (2019).  Motor behaviour selectively inhibits hair cells activated by forward motion in the lateral line of Zebrafish.  bioRxiv 772129; doi:

Thomas Ryan, Antonio Hinojosa, Rozan Vroman, Christoforos Papasavvas, Leon Lagnado (2019).  Correction of z-motion artefacts to allow population imaging of synaptic activity in awake behaving mice.  bioRxiv 767640; doi:

Schröder, Sylvia, Steinmetz, Nicholas A., Krumin, Michael, Pachitariu, Marius, Rizzi, Matteo, Lagnado, Leon, Harris, Kenneth D, Carandini, Matteo.  (2019). Retinal outputs depend on behavioural state. biorxiv 638049. doi:

Cornelius Schröder, Leon Lagnado, Ben James, Philipp Berens (2019). Approximate Bayesian Inference for a Mechanistic Model of Vesicle Release at a Ribbon Synapse. bioRxiv 669218; doi:

Some recent papers

James, B Darnet L, Moya-Diaz J, Seibel S-H, & Lagnado L. (2019). An amplitude code transmits information at a visual synapse. Nature Neuroscience, May 20, 22(7):1140-1147. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0403-6.

Johnston, J., Seibel, S-H., Darnet, L., Renninger, S., Orger, M. & Lagnado, L. (2019).  A Retinal Circuit Generating a Dynamic Predictive Code for Oriented Features.  Neuron, 102(6):1211-1222. DOI:

Okawa H, Yu WQ, Matti U, Schwarz K, Odermatt B, Zhong H, Tsukamoto Y, Lagnado L, Rieke F, Schmitz F, Wong ROL. Dynamic assembly of ribbon synapses and circuit maintenance in a vertebrate sensory system. (2019).  Nature Communications, May 15;10(1):2167. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10123-1.

Pichler P, Lagnado L. (2019). The transfer characteristics of hair cells encoding mechanical stimuli in the lateral line of zebrafish. Journal of Neuroscience 39(1) :112-124.

Wan-Qing Yu, Rana N. El-Danaf, Haruhisa Okawa, Justin M. Pacholec, Ulf Matti, Karin Schwarz, Benjamin Odermatt, Felice A. Dunn, Leon Lagnado, Frank Schmitz, Andrew D. Huberman and Rachel O.L. Wong (2018).  Synaptic convergence patterns onto retinal ganglion cells are preserved despite topographic variation in pre- and postsynaptic territories.  Cell Reports 25(8):2017-2026.

Tom Baden, Ben James, Maxime JY Zimmermann, Philipp Bartel, Dorieke M Grijseels, Leon Lagnado, Miguel Maravall (2018).  Spikeling: A low-cost hardware implementation of a spiking neuron for neuroscience teaching and outreach. PLoS Biol. 16(10):e2006760.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2006760.

Rosa JM, Ruehle S, Ding H, and Lagnado L. (2016). Crossover Inhibition Generates Sustained Visual Responses in the Inner Retina. Neuron, 90(2):308-19

Lagnado L and Schmitz F. (2015). Ribbon synapses and visual processing in the retina.  Annual Reviews of Vision Science, 1:235-262.

Johnston J and Lagnado L. (2015). General features of the retinal connectome determine the computation of motion anticipation. eLife, 4:06250.

Baden T, Nikolaev A, Esposti F, Dreosti E, Odermatt B and Lagnado, L. (2014). A synaptic mechanism for temporal filtering of visual signals. PLoS Biology, 12: e1001972.

Johnston J,  Ding H,  Seibel S-H, Esposti F and Lagnado L. (2014). Rapid mapping of visual receptive fields by filtered back projection: application to multi-neuronal electrophysiology and imaging. Journal of Physiology, 592: 4839-4854.

Esposti F, Johnston J, Rosa J, Leung K-M and Lagnado L. (2013). Olfactory stimulation selectively modulates the OFF pathway in the zebrafish retina. Neuron, 79:97-110.

Nikolaev A, Leung K-M, Odermatt B and Lagnado L. (2013). Synaptic mechanisms of adaptation and sensitization in the retina. Nature Neuroscience, 16: 934-941.

Johnston J and Lagnado L. (2012). What the fish’s eye tells the fish’s brain. Neuron, 76: 257-259.

Odermatt B, Nikolaev A and Lagnado L. (2012). Encoding of luminance and contrast by linear and non-linear synapses in the retina. Neuron, 73: 758-773.

Baden T, Esposti F, Nikolaev A and Lagnado L. (2011). Spikes in retinal bipolar cells phase-lock to visual stimuli with millisecond precision. Current Biology, 21: 1859-1869.

Dreosti E, Esposti F, Baden T and Lagnado L. (2011). In vivo evidence that retinal bipolar cells generate spikes modulated by light. Nature Neuroscience, 14: 951-952.

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