Maravall Lab


Pubmed and Google Scholar entries



Llorca A, Ciceri G, Beattie R, Wong FK, Diana G, Serafeimidou-Pouliou E, Fernández-Otero M, Streicher C, Arnold SJ, Meyer M, Hippenmeyer S, Maravall M, Marin O (2019) A stochastic framework of neurogenesis underlies the assembly of neocortical cytoarchitecture. Elife 8: e51381. doi: 10.7554/eLife.51381.

Maravall M (2019) Sensory decision-making: rats sleuth evidence through active sensing. Curr Biology 29: R317-R319. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.03.034.

Janiak FK, Bartel P, Bale MR, Yoshimatsu T, Komulainen E, Zhou M, Staras K, Prieto-Godino LL, Euler T, Maravall M, Baden T (2019) Divergent excitation two photon microscopy for 3D random access mesoscale imaging at single cell resolution. bioRxiv 821405. doi:

Baden T, James B, Zimmermann MJY, Bartel P, Grijseels D, Euler T, Lagnado L, Maravall M (2018) Spikeling: A low-cost hardware implementation of a spiking neuron for neuroscience teaching and outreach. PLoS Biology, 16: e2006760. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2006760.

Bitzidou M, Bale MR, Maravall M (2018) Cortical lifelogging: the posterior parietal cortex as sensory history buffer. Neuron, 98: 249-252. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.04.002.

Bale MR, Maravall M (2018) Organization of sensory feature selectivity in the whisker system. Neuroscience, 368: 70-80. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.09.014.

Bale MR, Bitzidou M, Pitas A, Brebner L, Khazim L, Anagnou S, Stevenson C, Maravall M (2017) Learning and recognition of tactile temporal sequences by mice and humans. eLife doi: 10.7554/eLife.27333 bioRxiv

Martini FJ, Molano-Mazón M, Maravall M (2017) Interspersed distribution of selectivity to kinematic stimulus features in supragranular layers of mouse barrel cortex. Cereb Cortex doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx019

Pitas A, Albarracín AL, Molano-Mazón M, Maravall M (2017) Variable temporal integration of stimulus patterns in the mouse barrel cortex. Cereb Cortex doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw006

Ferrati G, Martini FJ, Maravall M (2016) Presynaptic adenosine receptor-mediated regulation of diverse thalamocortical short-term plasticity in the mouse whisker pathway. Front Neural Circuits 10: 9. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2016.00009

Maravall M, Diamond ME (2014) Algorithms of whisker-mediated touch perception. Curr Opin Neurobiol 25: 176-186. doi:10.1016/j.conb.2014.01.014

Díaz-Quesada M, Martini FJ, Ferrati G, Bureau I, Maravall M (2014) Diverse thalamocortical short-term plasticity elicited by ongoing stimulation. J Neurosci 34: 515-526. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2441-13.2014

Maravall M, Alenda A, Bale MR, Petersen RS (2013) Transformation of adaptation and gain rescaling along the whisker sensory pathway. PLoS One 8: e82418. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082418.

Ciceri G, Dehorter N, Sols I, Huang JZ, Maravall M, Marín O (2013) Lineage-specific laminar organization of cortical GABAergic interneurons. Nat Neurosci 16: 1199-1210. doi:10.1038/nn.3485

Safaai H, von Heimendahl M, Sorando JM, Diamond ME, Maravall M (2013) Coordinated population activity underlying texture discrimination in rat barrel cortex. J Neurosci 33: 5843-5855. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3486-12.2013

Alenda A, Molano-Mazón M, Panzeri S, Maravall M (2010) Sensory input drives multiple intracellular information streams in somatosensory cortex. J Neurosci 30: 10872-10884. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.6174-09.2010

Lundstrom BN, Fairhall AL, Maravall M (2010) Multiple timescale encoding of slowly varying whisker stimulus envelope in cortical and thalamic neurons in vivo. J Neurosci 30: 5071-5077. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2193-09.2010

Giaume C, Maravall M, Welker E, Bonvento G (2009) The barrel cortex as a model to study dynamic neuroglial interaction. Neuroscientist 15: 351-366. doi:10.1177/1073858409336092

Petersen RS, Panzeri S, Maravall M (2009) Neural coding and contextual influences in the whisker system. Biol Cybern 100: 427-446. doi:10.1007/s00422-008-0290-5

Petersen RS, Brambilla M, Bale MR, Alenda A, Panzeri S, Montemurro M, Maravall M (2008) Diverse and temporally precise kinetic feature selectivity in the VPM thalamic nucleus. Neuron 60: 890-903. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2008.09.041

Díaz-Quesada M, Maravall M (2008) Intrinsic mechanisms for adaptive gain rescaling in barrel cortex. J Neurosci 28: 696-710. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4931-07.2008

Montemurro MA, Panzeri S, Maravall M, Alenda A, Bale MR, Brambilla M, Petersen RS (2007) Role of precise spike timing in coding of dynamic vibrissa stimuli in somatosensory thalamus. J Neurophysiol 98: 1871-1882.

Maravall M, Petersen RS, Fairhall AL, Arabzadeh E, Diamond ME (2007) Shifts in coding properties and maintenance of information transmission during adaptation in barrel cortex. PLoS Biol 5: e19.  

Puccini GD, Compte A, Maravall M (2006) Stimulus dependence of barrel cortex directional selectivity. PLoS One 1: e137.


Deposited data

Bale et al (2020) Data for paper Sequence learning induces selectivity to multiple task parameters in mouse somatosensory cortex (see below).

Martini et al (2017) Two-photon calcium imaging data from mouse somatosensory cortex. Related to Interspersed distribution of selectivity to kinematic stimulus features in supragranular layers of mouse barrel cortex (see below).


Earlier papers

Maravall M, Koh IY, Lindquist WB, Svoboda K (2004) Experience-dependent changes in basal dendritic branching of layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons during a critical period for developmental plasticity in rat barrel cortex. Cereb Cortex 14: 655-664.

Maravall M, Stern EA, Svoboda K (2004) Development of intrinsic properties and excitability of layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons during a critical period for sensory maps in rat barrel cortex. J Neurophysiol 92: 144-156.

Stern EA, Maravall M, Svoboda K (2001) Rapid development and plasticity of layer 2/3 maps in rat barrel cortex in vivo. Neuron 31: 305-315.

Sabatini BL, Maravall M, Svoboda K (2001) Ca(2+) signaling in dendritic spines. Curr Opin Neurobiol 11: 349-356.

Maravall M, Mainen ZF, Sabatini BL, Svoboda K (2000) Estimating intracellular calcium concentrations and buffering without wavelength ratioing. Biophys J 78: 2655-2667.

Maravall M (1999) Sparsification from dilute connectivity in a neural network model of memory. Network 10: 15-39.

Maravall M (1999) An analysis of connectivity and function in hippocampal associative memory. Neurocomputing 26: 427-434.

Dominguez DRC, Maravall M, Turiel A, Ciria JC, Parga N (1999) Numerical simulation of a binary communication channel: Comparison between a replica calculation and an exact solution. Europhys Lett 45: 739-744.


Book chapters

Maravall M, Diamond ME (2015) Functional principles of whisker-mediated touch perception. In: Sensorimotor Integration in the Whisker System. Krieger P, Groh A, eds. Springer (New York).

Maravall M (2013) Adaptation and sensory coding. In: Principles of Neural Coding. Quian Quiroga R, Panzeri P, eds. CRC Press (Boca Raton).