Louis J. Toth, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Impact of TMS on Visual Processing
01/01/2004 - 06/30/2007 (PI)
NIH/National Eye Institute
5 R03 EY14588 03


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

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
  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
  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
  4. Toth LJ, Assad JA. Dynamic coding of behaviourally relevant stimuli in parietal cortex. Nature. 2002 Jan 10; 415(6868):165-8. PMID: 11805833
  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
  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
  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
  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; PMCID: PMC38521
  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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Bar chart showing 9 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1997


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