Recent Publications

Mo C, Petrof I, Viaene AN, Sherman SM (2017) Synaptic properties of the lemniscal and paralemniscal pathways to the mouse somatosensory thalamus. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1703222114 (pdf)

Sherman SM (2017) Functioning of Circuits Connecting Thalamus and Cortex. Compr Physiol 7:713-739 (pdf)

Akil H, Balice-Gordon R, Cardozo DL, Koroshetz W, Posey Norris SM, Sherer T, Sherman SM, and Thiels E (2016) Neuroscience Training for the 21st Century. 90(5):917-26 (pdf)

Sherman SM (2016) Thalamus plays a central role in ongoing cortical functioning. 16(4):533-41 (pdf)

Petrof I, Viaene AN, Sherman SM (2015) Properties of the Primary Somatosensory Cortex Projections to the Primary Motor Cortex in the Mouse. 113:2400-2407 (pdf)

Lam YW, Sherman SM (2015) Functional Topographic Orginization of the Motor Reticulothalamic Pathway. Journal of Neurophysiology. 113:3090-3097 (pdf)

Liu T, Petrof I, Sherman SM (2014) Modulatory Effects of Activation of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors on GABAergic Circuits in the Mouse Cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology. 111(11) 2287-97 (pdf)

Sherman SM (2014) The function of metabotropic glutamate receptors in thalamus and cortex. Neuroscientist. 20(2) 136-149 (pdf)

Petrof I, Sherman SM (2013) Functional significance of synaptic terminal size in glutamatergic sensory pathways in thalamus and cortex. Journal of Physiology. 519(13): 3125-3131. (pdf)

Lam YW, Sherman SM (2013) Activation of Both Group I and Group II Metabotropic Glutamatergic Receptors Supress Retinogeniculate Transmission. Neuroscience. 242: 78-84. (pdf)

DePasquale R, Sherman SM (2013) A Modulatory Effect of the Feedback from Higher Visual Areas to V1 in the Mouse. J Neurophys. 109: 2618-2631. (pdf

Viaene AN, Petrof I, Sherman SM (2013) Activation requirements for metabotropic glutamate receptors. Neurosci Lett. 541:67-72 (pdf)

Sherman SM (2012)  Thalamocortical Interactions. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 22:575-579 (pdf)

Lee CC, Lam YW, Sherman SM (2012) Intracortical Convergence of Layer 6 Neurons. NeuroReport. 23:736-40 (pdf)

De Pasquale R, Sherman SM (2012) Modulatory Effects of Metabotropic Glutamate Receptors on Local Cortical Circuits. J Neurosci. 32(21):7364-72 (pdf)

Lee CC, Sherman SM. (2012) Intrinsic modulators of auditory thalamocortical transmission. Hearing Research. 287: 43-50 (pdf)

Petrof I, Viaene AN, Sherman SM. (2012) Two populations of corticothalamic and interareal corticocortical cells in the subgranular layers of the mouse primary sensory cortices. J Comp Neurol. 520 (8): 1678-86 (pdf)

De Pasquale R, Sherman SM. (2011) Synaptic Properties of Corticocortical Connections between the Primary and Secondary Visual Cortical Areas in the Mouse. J Neurosci. 16;31(46):16494-506 (pdf)

Viaene AN, Petrof I, Sherman SM.  (2011) Properties of the thalamic projection from the posterior medial nucleus to primary and secondary somatosensory cortices in the mouse. PNAS, 108(44):18156-18161 (pdf)

Viaene AN, Petrof I, Sherman SM. (2011) Synaptic properties of thalamic input to the subgranular layers of primary somatosensory and auditory cortices in the mouse. J Neurosc. Sep 7;31(36):12738-47 (pdf)

Covic EN, Sherman SM (2011) Synaptic Properties of Connections between the Primary and Secondary Auditory Cortices in Mice. Cereb Cortex. 21(11):2425-41 (pdf)

Sherman SM, Guillery RW (2011) Distinct functions for direct and transthalamic corticocortical connections. J Neurophys. 106:1068-1077 (pdf)

Lam YW, Sherman, SM (2011) Functional organization of the thalamic input to the thalamic reticular nucleus. J Neurosci. May 4;31(18) 6791-6799 (pdf)

Lee CC, Sherman SM (2011) On the classification of pathways in the auditory midbrain, thalamus, and cortex. Hearing Research 276, 79-87 (pdf)

Theyel BB, Llano DA, Issa NP, Mallik AK, Sherman SM (2011) In vitro imaging using laser photostimulation with flavoprotein autoflorescence. Nat Protocols Apr;6(4):502-8. (pdf)

Guillery RW,  Sherman SM. (2011) Branched thalamic afferents: What are the messages that they relay to the cortex? Brain Research Reviews. Jan; 66 (205-219). (pdf)

Viaene AN, Petrof I, Sherman SM. (2011) Synaptic properties of thalamic input to layers 2/3 and 4 of primary somatosensory and auditory cortices. J Neurophys. Jan;105(1):279-92. (pdf)

Lee C, Sherman, S.M. (2010) Drivers and modulators in the central auditory pathways. Frontiers in Neuroscience. May 4(1):79-87 (pdf)

Theyel B, Lee C, Sherman, S.M. (2010)Specific and nonspecific thalamocortical connectivity in the auditory and somatosensory thalamocortical slices. NeuroReport. May 21:861-864. (pdf)

Lee C, Sherman, S.M. (2010)Topography and physiology of ascending streams in the auditory tectothalamic pathway. PNAS Jan 107(1):372-377. (pdf)

Theyel B, Llano D, and S. M. Sherman (2010) The Corticothalamocortical Circuit Drives Higher-Order Cortex in the Mouse.  Nat. Neuroscience. Jan 13:84-88. (pdf)

Lam, Y.-W., Sherman, S.M. (2010) Functional Organization of the Somatosensory Cortical Layer 6 Feedback to the Thalamus.  Cereb Cortex. Jan 20:12-24 (pdf)

Llano D, and S. M. Sherman (2009) Differences in Intrinsic Properties and Local Network Connectivity of Identified Layer 5 and Layer 6 Adult Mouse Auditory Corticothalamic Neurons Support a Dual Corticothalamic Projection Hypothesis. Cereb Cortex. Dec 19:2810-2826 (pdf)

Lu E, Llano DA, Sherman SM (2009) Different Distributions of Calbindin and Calretinin Immunostaining Across the Medial and Dorsal Divisions of the Mouse Medial Geniculate Body. Hearing Res. 257: 16-23. (pdf)

Llano D, Theyel B, Mallik A, S. M. Sherman and N Issa (2009) Rapid and Sensitive Mapping of Long-Range Connections In Vitro Using Flavoprotein Autofluorescence Imaging Combined With Laser Photostimulation. J Neurophysiol 101: 3325-3340. (pdf)

Varela C, Sherman, S.M. (2009) Differences in Response to Serotonergic Activation Between First and Higher Order Thalamic Relays. Cerebral Cortex 19:1776--1786. (pdf)

Petrof I, Sherman, S.M. (2009) Synaptic Properties of the Mammillary and Cortical Afferents to the Anterodorsal Thalamic Nucleus in the Mouse.  J Neurophysiol 29(24):7815-7819. (pdf)

Lee C, Sherman, S.M. (2009) Modulator property of the intrinsic cortical projection from layer 6 to layer 4.  Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 3:1-5.(pdf).

Lee C, Sherman, S.M. (2009) Glutamatergic Inhibition in Sensory Neocortex. Cereb Cortex. 2009 Jan 28. (pdf)

Lee C, Sherman, S.M. (2008)  Synaptic Properties of Thalamic and Intracortical Inputs to Layer 4 of the First- and Higher-Order Cortical Areas in the Auditory and Somatosensory Systems. J Neurophysiol 100: 317-326.  (pdf)

Van Horn, S.C., and Sherman, S.M. (2007) Fewer driver synapses in higher order than in first order thalamic relays. Neuroscience, 475, 406-415. (pdf)

Sherman, S.M. (2007) The thalamus is more than just a relay. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 17:417-422.  (pdf)

Varela C, Sherman, S.M. (2007) Differences in Response to Muscarinic Activation Between First and Higher Order Thalamic Relays. J Neurophysiol 98:3538-3547.(pdf)

Sherman, S.M., Thalamic relays and cortical functioning, in Progress in brain research, Casagrande V.A., Guillery R.W., Sherman S.M., Eds. vol.149, chap. (Oxford: Elsevier), 2005.(pdf)

Lam, Y.-W., Sherman, S.M. (2005) Mapping by laser photostimulation of connections between the thalamic reticular and ventral posterior lateral nuclei in the rat. J Neurophysiol 94:2472-2483. (pdf)

Ramcharan, E.J., Gnadt, J.W., and Sherman, S.M. (2005)  Higher-order thalamic relays burst more than first-order relays. Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A. 102:12236-41.(pdf)

Lam, Y.-W., Cox, C.L., Varela C, Sherman, S.M. (2005) Morphological correlates of triadic circuitry in the lateral geniculate nucleus of cats and rats. J Neurophysiol 93:748-757. (pdf)

Sherman, S.M. (2004) Interneurons and triadic circuitry of the thalamus.  TRENDS in Neurosciences Vol.27 No.11. (pdf)

Reichova, I., Sherman, S.M. (2004) Somatosensory corticothalamic projections: distinguishing drivers from modulators. J Neurophysiol 92:2185-2197. (pdf)

Van Horn, S.C., Sherman, S.M. (2004) Differences in projection patterns between large and small corticothalamic terminals. J. Comp. Neuro., 475:406-415. (pdf)

Cox, C.L., Reichova, I., and Sherman, S.M. (2003) Functional synaptic contacts by intranuclear axon collaterals of thalamic relay neurons. J. Neurosci., 23:7642-7646. (pdf)

Killackey, H.P., and Sherman, S.M. (2003) Corticothalamic projections from the rat primary somatosensory cortex. J. Neurosci., 23:7381-7384. (pdf)

Ramcharan, E.J., Gnadt, J.W., and Sherman, S.M. (2003) Single unit recording in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the awake behaving monkey. Methods. 30:142-151. (pdf)

Guillery, R.W., and Sherman, S.M. (2003) The thalamus as a monitor of motor outputs, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.B:Biological Sciences. 357:1809-1821. (pdf)

Sherman, S.M., and Guillery, R.W. (2003) The role of thalamus in the flow of information to cortex. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. B: Biological Sciences. 357:1695-1708. (pdf)

Adams, P.R., Guillery, R.W., Sherman, S.M., and Sillito, A.M. (2003) Preface. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.B:Biological Sciences. 357:1647. (pdf)

Smith. G.D., and Sherman, S.M. (2002) Detectability of excitatory versus inhibitory drive in an integrate-and-fire-or-burst thalamocortical relay neuron model., J. Neurosci., 22:10242-10250. (pdf)

Guillery, R.W., and Sherman, S.M. (2002) Thalamic relay functions and their role in corticocortical communication: Generalizations from the visual system, Neuron, 33:1-20. (pdf)

Sherman, S.M. (2001) Thalamic relay functions. Progress in Brain Research, 134:51-69. 

Wang, S., Bickford, M.E., Van Horn, S.C., Erisir, A., Godwin, D.W., and Sherman, S.M. (2002) Synaptic targets of thalamic reticular nucleus terminals in the visual thalamus of the cat. J. Comp. Neurol., 440:321-341. (pdf)

Smith, G.D., Cox, C.L., Sherman, S.M., and J. Rinzel (2001) A firing-rate model of spike-frequency adaptation in sinusoidally-driven thalamocortical relay neurons. Thalamus, 1:135-156.

Ramcharan, E.J., Gnadt, J.W., and Sherman, S.M. (2001) The effects of saccadic eye movements on the activity of geniculate relay neurons in the monkey. Visual Neurosci., 18:253-258. (pdf)

Sherman, S.M. (2001) A wake-up call from the thalamus. Nature Neurosci., 4:344-346. (pdf)

Levitt, J.B., Schumer, R.A., Sherman, S.M., Spear, P.D., and Movshon, J.A. (2001) Visual response properties of neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus of normally-reared and visually-deprived macaque monkeys. J. Neurophysiol., 85:2111-2129.(pdf)

Gutierrez, C., Cox, C.L., Rinzel, J., and Sherman, S.M. (2001) Dynamics of low threshold spike activation in relay neurons of the cat lateral geniculate nucleus. J. Neurosci., 21:1022-1032. (pdf)

Sherman, S.M. (2001) Tonic and burst firing: dual modes of thalamocortical relay. Trends in Neurosci., 24:122-126. (pdf)

Ramcharan, E.J., Cox, C.L., Zhan, X.J., Sherman, S.M., and Gnadt, J.W. (2000) Cellular mechanisms underlying activity patterns in the monkey thalamus during visual behavior. J. Neurophysiol., 84:1982-1987. (pdf)

Cox, C.L., and Sherman, S.M. (2000) Control of dendritic outputs of inhibitory interneurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus. Neuron, 27:597-610. (pdf)

Bickford, M.E., Ramcharan, E., Godwin, D.W., Erisir, A., Gnadt, J., and Sherman, S.M. (2000) Neurotransmitters contained in the subcortical extraretinal inputs to the monkey lateral geniculate nucleus. J. Comp. Neurol., 424:701-717. (pdf)

Sherman, S.M. (2000) A new slant on the development of orientation selectivity. Nature Neurosci., 3:525-527. (pdf)

Zhan, X.J., Cox, C.L., and Sherman, S.M. (2000) Dendritic depolarization efficiently attenuates low threshold calcium spikes in thalamic relay cells. J. Neurosci., 20:3909-3914. (pdf)

Ramcharan, E.J., Gnadt, J.W., and Sherman, S.M. (2000) Burst and tonic firing in thalamic cells of unanesthetized, behaving monkeys, Visual Neurosci., 17:55-62.(pdf)

Smith, G.D. Cox, C.L. Sherman, S.M., and Rinzel, J. (2000) Fourier analysis of sinusoidally-driven thalamocortical relay neurons and a minimal integrate-and-fire-or-burst model, J. Neurophysiol., 83:588-610. (pdf)

Van Horn, S.C., Erisir, A., and Sherman S.M. (2000) Relative distribution of synapses in the A-laminae of the lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. J. Comp. Neurol., 416:509-520. (pdf)