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 (In Press).

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.

Jamie Johnston, Sofie-Helene Seibel, Lea Darnet, Sabine Renninger, Michael Orger and Leon Lagnado (2018). A retinal circuit generating a dynamic predictive code for orientated features.  Borixiv. doi:

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

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.

Lagnado L. (2012). New light on photon detection. Journal of Physiology, 590: 3641-3642.

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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