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Goren Gordon, Ehud Fonio, and Ehud Ahissar
Learning and control of exploration primitives.
Journal of Computational Neuroscience (2014): 1:22 

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Ehud Ahissar and Tess Oram
Thalamic Relay or Cortico-Thalamic Processing? Old Question, New Answers.
Cerebral Cortex (2013) bht296

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Sebastian Haidarliu, David Kleinfeld and Ehud Ahissar
Mediation of Muscular Control of Rhinarial Motility.
in Rats by the Nasal Cartilaginous Skeleton.
The Anatomical Record 296, 1821-1832

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Chunxiu Yu, Guy Horev, Naama Rubin, Dori Derdikman, Sebastian Haidarliu and Ehud Ahissar
Coding of Object Location in the Vibrissal Thalamocortical System.
Cerebral Cortex (2013) bht241

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Robyn A. Grant, Sebastian Haidarliu, Natalie J. Kennerley

and Tony J. Prescott
The evolution of active vibrissal sensing in mammals: evidence from vibrissal
musculature and function in the marsupial opossum Monodelphis domestica.
The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 3483-3494

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Knarik Bagdasarian, Marcin Szwed, Per Magne Knutsen, Dudi Deutsch, Dori Derdikman, Maciej Pietr, Erez Simony & Ehud Ahissar
Pre-neuronal morphological processing of object location by individual whiskers.
Nature Neuroscience. April 2013 - Vol 16 No 4
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Ehud Ahissar, Amos Arieli
Seeing via miniature eye movements: a dynamic
hypothesis for vision.

frontiers in COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, Vol 6, Article 89, November 2012

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Avraham Saig, Goren Gordon, Eldad Assa, Amos Arieli and Ehud Ahissar.
Motor-Sensory Confluence in Tactile Perception.
J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 3;32(40):14022-14032.
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Dudi Deutsch, Maciej Pietr, Per Magne Knutsen, Ehud Ahissar and Elad Schneidman
Fast Feedback in Active Sensing: Touch-Induced Changes to Whisker-Object Interaction.
Plos One. 2012 Spt ;7(9):e44272.
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Sebastian Haidarliu, David Golomb, David Kleinfeld, Ehud Ahissar.
Dorsorostral Snout Muscles in the Rat Subserve Coordinated Movement for Whisking and Sniffing.
The Anatomical
Record, Volume 295, Issue 7, pages 1181-91, Jul 2012.
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Goren Gordon, Ehud Ahissar.
Hierarchical curiosity loops and active sensing.
Neural Network, 32, 119-129, 2012
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Per M Knutsen and Ehud Ahissar (2011)
Vibrissal location coding.
Scholarpedia, 6(10):6639
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Guy Horev, Avraham Saig, Per Magne Knutsen, Maciej Pietr, Chunxiu Yu and Ehud Ahissar.
Motor-sensory convergence in object localization: a comparative study in rats and humans.
Phil Trans. R. Soc. B (2011) 366, , 3070-3076
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Sebastian Haidarliu, Erez Simony, David Golomb, Ahissar Ehud.
Collagenous Skeleton of the Rat Mystacial Pad
The Anatomical
Record,Volume 294, Issue 5, pages 764–773, May 2011.
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Saig A, Arieli A, Ahissar E.
What is like to be a rat? Sensory Augmentation Study.
In Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations.
Springer, Berlin, pp. 298-305, (2010) 2010
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Pietr MD, Knutsen PM, Shore DI, Ahissar E, Vogel Z.
Cannabinoids reveal separate controls for whisking amplitude and timeing in rats.
J Neurophysiol. 2010 Nov ;104(5):2532-42.
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Simony E, Bagdasarian K, Herfst L, Brecht M, Ahissar E, Golomb D.
Temporal and spatial characteristics of vibrissa responses to motor commands.
J Neurosci. 2010 Jun 30;30(26):8935-52.
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Haidarliu S, Simony E, Golomb D, Ahissar E.
Muscle architecture in the mystacial pad of the rat.
Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2010 Jul;293(7):1192-206.
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Ziv NE, Ahissar E.
New tricks and old spines.
Nature. 2009 Dec 17; 462 (7275):859-861. No abstract available
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Knutsen PM, Ahissar E.
Orthogonal coding of object location. (Review).
Trends Neurosci. 2009 Feb; 32(2):101-9.
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Ehud Ahissar
And motion changes it alls.
Nat Neurosci. 2008 Dec;11(12):1369-70. No abstract available.
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Haidarliu S, Yu C, Rubin N, Ahissar E.
Lemniscal and Extralemniscal Compartments in the VPM of the Rat.
Front Neuroanat 2008;2:4.
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Ahissar E, Golomb D, Haidarliu S, Sosnik R, Yu C.
Latency coding in POm: importance of parametric regimes.
J Neurophysiol. 2008 Aug; 100(2):1152-4. author reply 1155-7. No abstract available.
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Diamond ME, von Heimendahl M , Knutsen PM, Kleinfeld D, Ahissar E.
'Where' and 'What' in the whisker sesorimotor system.
Nat. Rev. Neruosci. 2008 Aug; 9(8):601-12 Review.
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Knutsen PM, Biess A, Ahissar E.
Vibrissal kinematics in 3D: tight coupling of azimuth, elevation, and torsion across different whisking modes.
Neuron. 2008 Jul 10;59(1):35-42.
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Ahissar E, Knutsen PM.
Object localization with whiskers.
Biol Cybern. 2008 98:449-458.
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Simony E, Saraf-Sinik I, Golomb D, Ahissar E.
Sensation-targeted motor control: Every spike counts?
J Neurophysiol. 2008 May 28.
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Derdikman D, Yu C, Haidarliu S, Bagdasarian K, Arieli A, Ahissar E.
Layer-specific touch-dependent facilitation and depression in the somatosensory cortex during active whisking.
J Neurosci. 2006 Sep 13;26(37):9538-47.
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Knutsen PM, Pietr M, Ahissar E.
Haptic object localization in the vibrissal system: behavior and performance.
J Neurosci. 2006 Aug 16;26(33):8451-64.
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Kleinfeld D, Ahissar E, Diamond ME.
Active sensation: insights from the rodent vibrissa sensorimotor system.
Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2006 Aug;16(4):435-44. Epub 2006 Jul 11.
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Zacksenhouse M, Ahissar E.
Temporal decoding by phase-locked loops: unique features of circuit-level implementations and their significance for vibrissal information processing.
Neural Comput. 2006 Jul;18(7):1611-36.
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Derdikman D, Szwed M, Bagdasarian K, Knutsen PM, Pietr M, Yu C, Arieli A, Ahissar E.
Active construction of percepts about object location.
Novartis Found Symp. 2006;270:4-14; discussion 14-7, 51-8.
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Szwed M, Ahissar E.
Mapping the gates. Focus on "Relationship between physiological response type (RA and SA) and vibrissal receptive field of neurons within the rat trigeminal ganglion".
J Neurophysiol. 2006 May;95(5):2729-30.
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Yu C, Derdikman D, Haidarliu S, Ahissar E.
Parallel thalamic pathways for whisking and touch signals in the rat.
PLoS Biol. 2006 May;4(5):e124. Epub 2006 Apr 18.
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Golomb D, Ahissar E, Kleinfeld D.
Coding of stimulus frequency by latency in thalamic networks through
the interplay of GABAB-mediated feedback and stimulus shape.
J Neurophysiol. 2006 Mar;95(3):1735-50. Epub 2005 Nov 2.
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Szwed M, Bagdasarian K, Blumenfeld B, Barak O, Derdikman D, Ahissar E.
Responses of trigeminal ganglion neurons to the radial distance of
contact during active vibrissal touch.
J Neurophysiol. 2006 Feb;95(2):791-802. Epub 2005 Oct 5.
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Knutsen PM, Derdikman D, Ahissar E.
Tracking whisker and head movements in unrestrained behaving rodents.
J Neurophysiol. 2005 Apr;93(4):2294-301
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Shulz DE, Ego-Stengel V, Ahissar E.
Acetylcholine-dependent potentiation of temporal frequency representation in the barrel
cortex does not depend on response magnitude during conditioning.
J Physiol Paris. 2003 Jul-Nov;97(4-6):431-9. Review.
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Bahar A, Dudai Y, Ahissar E.
Neural signature of taste familiarity in the gustatory cortex of the freely behaving rat.
J Neurophysiol. 2004 Dec;92(6):3298-308.
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Marcin Szwed, Knarik Bagdasarian, Ehud Ahissar
Encoding of Vibrissal Active touch
Neuron, Vol 40, 621-630, October 2003
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Dori Derdikman, Rina Hildesheim, Ehud Ahissar, Amos Arieli, and Amiram Grinvald
Imaging Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Surround Inhibition in the Barrels Somatosensory Cortex
The Journal of Neuroscience, April 15, 2003 3100-3105:(8)23
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Ahissar E, Kleinfeld D.
Closed-loop Neuronal Computations: Focus on Vibrissa Somatosensation in Rat.
Cereb Cortex 2003 Jan;13(1):53-62
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Ahissar E, Nagarajan S, Ahissar M, Protopapas A, Mahncke
H, Merzenich MM
Speech comprehension is correlated with temporal response patterns recorded from auditory cortex.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Nov 6;98(23):13367-72.
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Ehud Ahissar, Amos Arieli
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Figuring Space by Time
Neuron, Vol 32, 185-201, October 2001
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Gamzu E, Ahissar E.
Importance of temporal cues for tactile spatial- frequency discrimination.
The Journal of Neuroscience, September 15, 2001,
21(18):7416-7427
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Ahissar E, Zacksenhouse M.
Temporal and spatial coding in the rat vibrissal system.
Prog Brain Res. 2001;130:75-87. Review.
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Ego-Stengel V, Shulz DE, Haidarliu S, Sosnik R, Ahissar E.
Acetylcholine-dependent induction and expression of functional plasticity in the barrel cortex of the adult rat.
The Journal of Neurophysiology Vol.86 No. 1 July 2001, pp 422-437.
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Ahissar E, Sosnik R, Bagdasarian K, Haidarliu S.
Temporal frequency of whisker movement. ii. laminar organization of cortical representations.
The Journal of Neurophysiology Vol.86 No. 1 July 2001, pp 354-367.
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Ronen Sosnik, Sebastian Haidarliu, and Ehud Ahissar
Temporal Frequency of Whisker Movement. I. Representations in Brain Stem and Thalamus.
The Journal of Neurophysiology Vol.86 No. 1 July 2001, pp 339-353.
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Sebastian Haidarliu, Ehud Ahissar.
Size Gradients of Barreloids in the Rat Thalamus.
J Comp Neurol. 2001 Jan 15;429(3):372-387
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Ahissar, E., Sosnik, R. and Haidarliu S.
Transformation from temporal to rate coding in somatosensory thalamocortical system.
Nature. 2000 July 20;406:302-306
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Shulz DE, Sosnik R, Ego V, Haidarliu S, Ahissar E.
A neuronal analogue of state-dependent learning.
Nature. 2000 Feb 3;403(6769):549-553.
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Haidarliu S, Sosnik R, Ahissar E.
Simultaneous multi-site recordings and iontophoretic drug and dye applications along the trigeminal system of anesthetized rats.
J Neurosci Methods. 1999 Dec 15;94(1):27-40.
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Ahissar E, Abeles M, Ahissar M, Haidarliu S, Vaadia E.
Hebbian-like functional plasticity in the auditory cortex of the behaving monkey.
Neuropharmacology. 1998 Apr-May;37(4-5):633-655.
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Ahissar E.
Temporal-code to rate-code conversion by neuronal phase-locked loops.
Neural Comput. 1998 Apr 1;10(3):597-650.
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Ahissar E, Haidarliu S, Zacksenhouse M.
Decoding temporally encoded sensory input by cortical oscillations and thalamic phase comparators.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Oct 14;94(21):11633-11638.
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Haidarliu S, Ahissar E.
Spatial organization of facial vibrissae and cortical barrels in the guinea pig and golden hamster.
J Comp Neurol. 1997 Sep 8;385(4):515-527.
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Shulz DE, Cohen S, Haidarliu S, Ahissar E.
Differential effects of acetylcholine on neuronal activity and interactions in the auditory cortex of the guinea-pig.
Eur J Neurosci. 1997 Feb;9(2):396-409.
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Ahissar E, Haidarliu S, Shulz DE.
Possible involvement of neuromodulatory systems in cortical Hebbian-like plasticity.
J Physiol Paris. 1996;90(5-6):353-360.
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Haidarliu S, Shulz D, Ahissar E.
A multi-electrode array for combined microiontophoresis and multiple single-unit recordings.
J Neurosci Methods. 1995 Feb;56(2):125-131.
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Ahissar E, Ahissar M.
Plasticity in auditory cortical circuitry.
Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1994 Aug;4(4):580-7. Review.
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