• 8107 Citations
1977 …2016

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Research Interests

Professor Ferster's recent studies have focused on the manner in which excitatory and inhibitory inputs interact, the mechanisms of oscillatory firing and the origin of orientation and direction selectivity in cortical cells.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Harvard University

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    Functional coupling from simple to complex cells in the visually driven cortical circuit

    Yu, J. & Ferster, D. L., Jan 1 2013, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 33, 48, p. 18855-18866 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 14 Scopus citations

    Feedforward Origins of Response Variability Underlying Contrast Invariant Orientation Tuning in Cat Visual Cortex

    Sadagopan, S. & Ferster, D., Jun 7 2012, In : Neuron. 74, 5, p. 911-923 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 34 Scopus citations

    Mechanisms of Neuronal Computation in Mammalian Visual Cortex

    Priebe, N. J. & Ferster, D., Jul 26 2012, In : Neuron. 75, 2, p. 194-208 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 105 Scopus citations


    Ferster, D., Feb 21 2011, In : Nation. 292, 8, 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

    Mechanisms of direction selectivity in cat primary visual cortex as revealed by visual adaptation

    Priebe, N. J., Lampl, I. & Ferster, D. L., Nov 1 2010, In : Journal of Neurophysiology. 104, 5, p. 2615-2623 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Scopus citations