Publications

2021

Environmental Enrichment Sharpens Sensory Acuity by Enhancing Information Coding in Barrel Cortex and Premotor Cortex.
Zheng HJV, Meagher JP, Xu D, Patel YA, O’Connor DH, Kwon HB.
eNeuro, 2021. (Article)

Locus coeruleus spiking differently correlates with S1 cortex activity and pupil diameter in a tactile detection task.
Yang H, Bari BA, Cohen JY, O’Connor DH.
eLife, 2021. (Article)

Of mice and monkeys: Somatosensory processing in two prominent animal models.
O’Connor DH, Krubitzer L, Bensmaia S.
(Article)

2020

A functional cortical network for sensorimotor sequence generation.
Xu D, Chen Y, Delgado AM, Hughes N, Dong M, Zhang L, O’Connor DH.
bioRxiv, 2020. (Article)

2019

Coding of whisker motion across the mouse face.
Severson KS, Xu D, O’Connor DH.
eLife, 2019. (Article)

2018

A non-canonical feedback circuit for rapid interactions between somatosensory cortices.
Minamisawa G, Kwon SE, Chevée M, Brown SP and O’Connor DH.
Cell Reports, 2018. (Article)

Learning Recruits Higher Cortical Areas into Rapid Sensorimotor Streams.
Finkel EA and O’Connor DH.
Neuron, 2018. (Article)

2017

Organization of orientation-specific whisker deflection responses in layer 2/3 of mouse somatosensory cortex..
Kwon SE, Tsytsarev V, Erzurumlu RS and O’Connor DH.
Neuroscience, 2017. (Article)

Active touch and self-motion coding by Merkel cell-associated primary afferents.
Severson KS, Xu D, Bai L, Ginty DD and O’Connor DH.
Neuron, 2017. (Article)

Active Sensing: The Rat’s Nose Dances in Step with Whiskers, Head, and Breath.
Severson KS and O’Connor DH.
Current Biology, 2017. (Article)

2016

Sensory and decision-related activity propagate in a cortical feedback loop during touch perception.
Kwon SE, Yang H, Minamisawa G and O’Connor DH.
Nature Neuroscience, 2016. (Article)

Origins of choice-related activity in mouse somatosensory cortex.
Yang H, Kwon SE, Severson KS and O’Connor DH.
Nature Neuroscience, 2016. (Article)

2015

Low-noise encoding of active touch by layer 4 in the somatosensory cortex.
Hires SA, Gutnisky D, Yu J, O’Connor DH and Svoboda K.
eLife, 2015. (Article)

2014

Cortical adaptation and tactile perception.
Yang H, O’Connor DH.
Nature Neuroscience, 2014. (Article)

Structural plasticity within the barrel cortex during initial phases of whisker-dependent learning.
Kuhlman SJ, O’Connor DH, Fox K and Svoboda K.
Journal of Neuroscience, 2014. (Article)

Procedures for behavioral experiments in head-fixed mice.
Guo ZV, Hires SA, Li N, O’Connor DH, Komiyama T, Ophir E, Huber D, Bonardi C, Morandell K, Gutnisky D, Peron S, Xu N-L, Cox J and Svoboda K.
PLoS ONE, 2014. (Article)

2013

Neural coding during active somatosensation revealed using illusory touch.
O’Connor DH, Hires SA, Guo ZV, Li N, Yu J, Sun Q-Q, Huber D and Svoboda K.
Nature Neuroscience, 2013. (Article)

The mechanical variables underlying vibrissa-based object localization.
Pammer LP, O’Connor DH, Hires AS, Clack NG, Huber D, Myers EW and Svoboda K.
Journal of Neuroscience, 2013. (Article)

2012

Nonlinear dendritic integration of sensory and motor input during an active sensing task.
Xu N-L, Harnett MT, Williams SR, Huber D, O’Connor DH, Svoboda K and Magee JC.
Nature, 2012. (Article)

Activity in motor-sensory projections reveals distributed coding in somatosensation.
Petreanu L, Gutnisky DA, Huber D, Xu N-L, O’Connor DH, Tian L, Looger LL and Svoboda K.
Nature, 2012. (Article)

Automated tracking of whiskers in videos of head fixed mice.
Clack NG, O’Connor DH, Huber D, Petreanu L, Hires SA, Peron S, Svoboda K and Myers EW.
PLoS Computational Biology, 2012. (Article)

Multiple dynamic representations in the motor cortex during sensorimotor learning.
Huber D, Gutnisky DA, Peron S, O’Connor DH, Wiegert JS, Tian L, Oertner TG, Looger LL and Svoboda K.
Nature, 2012. (Article)

2011

Acousto-optical deflector-based patterned ultraviolet uncaging of neurotransmitter for the study of neuronal integration.
Civillico EF, Shoham S, O’Connor DH, Sarkisov DV and Wang SS-H.
In, Imaging in Neuroscience: A Laboratory Manual. 2011.

2010

Neural activity in barrel cortex underlying vibrissa-based object localization in mice.
O’Connor DH, Peron SP, Huber D and Svoboda K.
Neuron, 2010. (Article)

Learning-related fine-scale specificity imaged in motor cortex circuits of behaving mice.
Komiyama T, Sato TR, O’Connor DH, Zhang Y-X, Huber D, Hooks BM, Gabitto M and Svoboda K.
Nature, 2010. (Article)

Vibrissa-based object localization in head-fixed mice.
O’Connor DH, Clack NG, Huber D, Komiyama T, Myers EW and Svoboda K.
Journal of Neuroscience, 2010. (Article)

2009

Reverse engineering the mouse brain.
O’Connor DH, Huber D and Svoboda K.
Nature, 2009. (Article)

2008

Characterization and subcellular targeting of GCaMP-type genetically-encoded calcium indicators.
Mao T, O’Connor DH, Scheuss V, Nakai J and Svoboda K.

PLoS ONE, 2008. (Article)

2007

Timing and contributions of presynaptic and postsynaptic parameter changes during unitary plasticity events at CA3-CA1 synapses.
O’Connor DH, Wittenberg GM and Wang SS-H.
Synapse, 2007 (Article)

2006

How silent is the brain: is there a “dark matter” problem in neuroscience?
Shoham S, O’Connor DH and Segev R.
Journal of Comparative Physiology, 2006. (Article)

2005

Rapid neurotransmitter uncaging in spatially defined patterns
Shoham S*, O’Connor DH *, Sarkisov DV and Wang SS-H.
Nature Methods, 2005. (Article)

Graded bidirectional synaptic plasticity is composed of switch-like unitary events.
O’Connor DH, Wittenberg GM and Wang SS-H.
PNAS, 2005. (Article)

Dissection of bidirectional synaptic plasticity into saturable unidirectional processes.
O’Connor DH, Wittenberg GM and Wang SS-H.
Journal of Neurophysiology, 2005. (Article)

Attentional modulation in the human lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar.
Kastner S, Schneider KA and O’Connor DH.
Neurobiology of Attention, Elsevier Academic Press, 2005. (Article)

Bidirectional semantic priming in the attentional blink.
Potter MC, Dell’Acqua R, Pesciarelli F, Job R, Peressotti F and O’Connor DH.
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2005. (Article)

2004

Functional imaging of the human lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar.
Kastner S, O’Connor DH, Fukui MM, Fehd HM, Herwig U and Pinsk MA.
Journal of Neurophysiology, 2004. (Article)

Pictorial and conceptual representation of glimpsed pictures.
Potter MC, Staub A and O’Connor DH.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 2004. (Article)

2002

Attention modulates responses in the human lateral geniculate nucleus.
O’Connor DH, Fukui MM, Pinsk MA and Kastner S.
Nature Neuroscience, 2002. (Article)

The time course of competition for attention: Attention is initially labile.
Potter MC, Staub A and O’Connor DH.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 2002. (Article)

Recognition memory for briefly-presented pictures: The time course of rapid forgetting.
Potter MC, Staub A, Rado J and O’Connor DH.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 2002. (Article)