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  1. Zimmermann MJY, Nevala NE, Yoshimatsu T, Osorio D, Nilsson DE, Berens P, Baden T. "Zebrafish Differentially Process Color across Visual Space to Match Natural Scenes." (2018) Curr Biol. Epub 2018 Jun 21. link
  2. Berens P, Freeman J, Deneux T, Chenkov N, McColgan T, Speiser A, Macke JH, Turaga SC, Mineault P, Rupprecht P, Gerhard S, Friedrich RW, Friedrich J, Paninski L, Pachitariu M, Harris KD, Bolte B, Machado TA, Ringach D, Stone J, Rogerson LE, Sofroniew NJ, Reimer J, Froudarakis E, Euler T, Román Rosón M, Theis L, Tolias AS, Bethge M. "Community-based benchmarking improves spike rate inference from two-photon calcium imaging data." (2018) PLoS Comput Biol. eCollection 2018 May link
  3. Diamantaki M, Coletta S, Nasr K, Zeraati R, Laturnus S, Berens P, Preston-Ferrer P, Burgalossi A. "Manipulating Hippocampal Place Cell Activity by Single-Cell Stimulation in Freely Moving Mice." (2018) Cell Rep. link
  4. Ayhan, Murat Seckin, and Philipp Berens. "Test-time Data Augmentation for Estimation of Heteroscedastic Aleatoric Uncertainty in Deep Neural Networks." (2018) Medical Imaging with Deep Learning. link

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  1. Leibig, C., Allken, V., Ayhan, M. S., Berens, P., & Wahl, S. (2017). Leveraging uncertainty information from deep neural networks for disease detection. Scientific reports, 7(1), 17816, link
  2. C. Chapot, C. Behrens, L. E. Rogerson, T. Baden, S. Pop, P. Berens, T. Euler, T. Schubert (2017): Local Signals in Mouse Horizontal Cell Dendrites, Current Biology, link
  3. M. Nonnenmacher, C. Behrens, P. Berens, M. Bethge, JH Macke (2017): Signatures of criticality arise from random subsampling in simple population models, PLoS Comput Biol, 10(13),  e1005718, link
  4. Rogerson, L. E., C. Behrens, T. Euler, P. Berens, T. Schubert (2017): Connectomics of synaptic  microcircuits: lessons from the outer retina. Journal of Physiology, Review, link
  5. Franke* K., P. Berens*, T. Schubert, M. Bethge, T. Euler, T. Baden (2017): Inhibition decorrelates visual feature representation in the inner retina. Nature, 542, 439-444  link

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  1. Behrens* C., T. Schubert*, S. Haverkamp, T. Euler, P. Berens (2016): Connectivity map of bipolar cells and photoreceptors in the mouse retina. eLife, link
  2. Maria Diamantaki Markus Frey Philipp Berens Patricia Preston-Ferrer Andrea Burgalossi (2016) Sparse activity of identified dentate granule cells during spatial exploration.  eLife 2016;5:e20252 link
  3. Jiang X, S. Shen, F. Sinz, J. Reimer, C. R. Cadwell, P. Berens, A. S. Ecker, S. Patel, G. Denfield, E. Froudarakis, S. Li, E. Walker, A. S. Tolias (2016): Response to Comment on “Principles of connectivity among morphologically defined cell types in adult neocortex”, Science, 353 (6304), 1108 link
  4. L. Theis*, P. Berens*+, E. Froudarakis, J. Reimer, M. Roman-Roson, T. Baden, T. Euler, A. S. Tolias, M. Bethge+ (2016): Benchmarking spike rate inference in population calcium imaging, Neuron, 90(3), 471-482, link
  5. Baden T*, P Berens*, K Franke*, M Rezac, M Bethge, T Euler$: The functional diversity of retinal ganglion cells in the mouse (2016), Nature,529, 345-350, link
  6. Cadwell CR, A Palasantza, X Jiang, P Berens, Q Deng, M Yilmaz, J Reimer, S Shen, M Bethge, KF Tolias, R Sandberg, AS Tolias: Morphological, electrophysiological and transcriptomic profiling of single neurons using Patch-seq (2016), Nature Biotechnology, 34, 199-203, link

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  1. Jiang X, S Shen, CR Cadwell CR, P Berens, F Sinz, AS Ecker, S Patel, AS Tolias: Principles of connectivity among morphologically defined cell types in adult neocortex (2015), Science, 350 (6264), aac9462 link

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  1. Froudarakis, E., P. Berens+, A. S. Ecker, R. J. Cotton, F. H. Sinz, D. Yatsenko, P. Saggau, M. Bethge, A. S. Tolias+ (2014): Population code in mouse V1 facilitates read-out of natural scenes through increased sparseness, Nature Neuroscience, PDF
  2. Ecker, A. S., P. Berens, R. J. Cotton, M. Subramaniyan, G. H. Denfield, C. R. Cadwell, S. M. Smirnakis, M. Bethge, A. S. Tolias (2014): State-dependence of noise correlations in macaque primary visual cortex, Neuron, 81(1), 235-248 PDF

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  1. Subramanian, M., A. S. Ecker, P. Berens, A. S. Tolias (2013): Macaque monkeys perceive the flash-lag illusion. PLoS ONE, 8(3): e58788 PDF
  2. Baden, T., P. Berens, M. Bethge, and T. Euler (2013): Spikes in Mammalian Bipolar Cells Support Temporal Layering of the Inner Retina. Current Biology, 23(1), 48-52 PDF

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2012 and earlier

  1. Berens, P., A. S. Ecker, R. J. Cotton, W. J. Ma, M. Bethge, and A. S. Tolias (2012): A fast and simple population code for orientation in primate V1. The Journal of Neuroscience , 32(31), 10618-10626 PDF
  2. Ecker, A. S., P. Berens, A. S. Tolias, and M. Bethge (2011): The effect of noise correlations in populations of diversely tuned neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(40), 14272-14283 PDF
  3. Berens, P., A. S. Ecker, S. Gerwinn, A. S. Tolias and M. Bethge (2011): Reassessing optimal neural population codes with neurometric functions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(11), 4423-4428 PDF Supplement
  4. Ecker, A. S., P. Berens, G. A. Keliris, M. Bethge, N. K. Logothetis and A. S. Tolias (2010): Decorrelated Firing in Cortical Microcircuits. Science, 327(5965), 584-587 PDF Supplement
  5. Berens, P. (2009): CircStat: A Matlab Toolbox for Circular Statistics. Journal of Statistical Software 31(10), 1-21 PDF
  6. Macke*, J. H., P. Berens*, A. S. Ecker, A. S. Tolias and M. Bethge (2009): Generating Spike Trains with Specified Correlation Coefficients. Neural Computation 21(2), 397-423 PDF
  7. Berens, P.,S. Gerwinn, A. S. Ecker and M. Bethge (2009): Neurometric function analysis of population codes. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference, 90-98. (Eds.) Bengio, Y., D. Schuurmans, J. Lafferty, C. K. I. Williams, A. Culotta, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA PDF
  8. Gerwinn, S. , P. Berens, and M. Bethge (2009): A joint maximum-entropy model for binary neural population patterns and continuous signals. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22: Proceedings of the 2009 Conference, 620-628. (Eds.) Bengio, Y., D. Schuurmans, J. Lafferty, C. K. I. Williams, A. Culotta, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA PDF
  9. Berens, P., G. A. Keliris, A. S. Ecker, N. K. Logothetis and A. S. Tolias (2008): Feature selectivity of the gamma-band of the local field potential in primate primary visual cortex. Frontiers in Neuroscience 2(2), 199-207; Focused Review PDF
  10. Berens, P., G. A. Keliris, A. S. Ecker, N. K. Logothetis and A. S. Tolias (2008): Comparing the feature selectivity of the gamma-band of the local field potential and the underlying spiking activity in primate visual cortex. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 2(2) PDF
  11. Bethge, M. and P. Berens (2008): Near-Maximum Entropy Models for Binary Neural Representations of Natural Images. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 20: Proceedings of the 2007 Conference, 97-104. (Eds.) Platt, J. C., D. Koller, Y. Singer, S. Roweis, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA PDF

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  1. Janschewski, J., P. Berens, C. Käppler (2014): Psychisch belastete Kinder und Jugendliche im Schulkontext – eine empirische Analyse schulischer Problemlagen anhand von Schulakten einer Klinikschule. Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik (in German), 368-378
  2. Berens, P. (2013): The programming language of the brain [in german]. Bild der Wissenschaft (Supplement), 10, 14-17 PDF
  3. T. Baden, L. P. Godino, S. Yusuf, and P. Berens(2013): Neurowissenschaften in Afrika – Kooperationen und Perspektiven. Neuroforum, 19(2), 73-74 PDF
  4. Macke, J., P. Berens, and M. Bethge (2011): Statistical analysis of multi-cell recordings: linking population coding models to experimental data. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 5(35) PDF
  5. Berens, P.,N. K. Logothetis and A. S. Tolias (in press): Local field potentials, BOLD and spiking activity – relationships and physiological mechanisms. In: Understanding visual population codes – towards a common multivariate framework for cell recording and functional imaging, 599-624.  (Eds.) Kriegeskorte, N. and G. Kreiman, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA PDF Link

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