Last Name

Louis J. Toth, PhD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentAnatomy & Neurobiology
Address72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-2381
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-4986-7046
Other Positions
TitleGraduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
My interest is in studying how the brain codes and computes information between a sensory input
and a behavioral output. These studies incorporate three main techniques: 1) recording from
single or small populations of neurons in anesthetized animals responding to visual stimuli, 2)
imaging of neuronal activity using intrinsic optical signals, voltage-sensitive dyes, and fMRI
techniques, and 3) recording and imaging from awake monkeys trained to perform cognitive


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2006 Impact of TMS on visual processing 5R03EY014588-03 1
2005 Impact of TMS on visual processing 5R03EY014588-02 1
2004 Impact of TMS on visual processing 1R03EY014588-01A1 1

 Self-Described Keywords
  • comparative neurophysiology
  • functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • optical imaging
  • physiology of cognitive processes
  • primate neurophysiology
  • single neuron recording
  • trans-cranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • visual system anatomy and physiology
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. Van Hooser SD, Heimel JA, Chung S, Nelson SB, Toth LJ. Orientation selectivity without orientation maps in visual cortex of a highly visual mammal. J Neurosci. 2005 Jan 5; 25(1):19-28. PMID: 15634763.
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  2. Kim DS, Ronen I, Olman C, Kim SG, Ugurbil K, Toth LJ. Spatial relationship between neuronal activity and BOLD functional MRI. Neuroimage. 2004 Mar; 21(3):876-85. PMID: 15006654.
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  3. Williams ZM, Elfar JC, Eskandar EN, Toth LJ, Assad JA. Parietal activity and the perceived direction of ambiguous apparent motion. Nat Neurosci. 2003 Jun; 6(6):616-23. PMID: 12730699.
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  4. Toth LJ, Assad JA. Dynamic coding of behaviourally relevant stimuli in parietal cortex. Nature. 2002 Jan 10; 415(6868):165-8. PMID: 11805833.
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  5. Somers DC, Todorov EV, Siapas AG, Toth LJ, Kim DS, Sur M. A local circuit approach to understanding integration of long-range inputs in primary visual cortex. Cereb Cortex. 1998 Apr-May; 8(3):204-17. PMID: 9617915.
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  6. Toth LJ, Kim DS, Rao SC, Sur M. Integration of local inputs in visual cortex. Cereb Cortex. 1997 Dec; 7(8):703-10. PMID: 9408034.
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  7. Rao SC, Toth LJ, Sur M. Optically imaged maps of orientation preference in primary visual cortex of cats and ferrets. J Comp Neurol. 1997 Oct 27; 387(3):358-70. PMID: 9335420.
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  8. Toth LJ, Rao SC, Kim DS, Somers D, Sur M. Subthreshold facilitation and suppression in primary visual cortex revealed by intrinsic signal imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Sep 3; 93(18):9869-74. PMID: 8790423.
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  9. Kwon YH, Nelson SB, Toth LJ, Sur M. Effect of stimulus contrast and size on NMDA receptor activity in cat lateral geniculate nucleus. J Neurophysiol. 1992 Jul; 68(1):182-96. PMID: 1355526.
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