Publications by A. S. Ecker

Journal Articles


T. S. A. Wallis, C. M. Funke, A. S. Ecker, L. A. Gatys, F. A. Wichmann, and M. Bethge
A Parametric Texture Model Based on Deep Convolutional Features Closely Matches Texture Appearance for Humans
Journal of Vision, 17(12), 2017
#visual textures, #style transfer, #perceptual image synthesis, #cnns, #psychophysics, #appearance
Code, URL, DOI, Stimuli, Preprint, BibTex
L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, and M. Bethge
Texture and art with deep neural networks
Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 46, 178-186, 2017
#visual textures, #style transfer, #perceptual image synthesis, #cnns, #computational neuroscience
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S. A. Cadena, G. H. Denfield, E. Y. Walker, L. A. Gatys, A. S. Tolias, M. Bethge, and A. S. Ecker
Deep convolutional models improve predictions of macaque V1 responses to natural images
bioRxiv, 2017
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A. S. Ecker, G. H. Denfield, M. Bethge, and A. S. Tolias
On the Structure of Neuronal Population Activity under Fluctuations in Attentional State
Journal of Neuroscience, 36(5), 1775-1789, 2016
#attention, #gain modulation, #noise correlations, #population coding
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X. Jiang, S. Shen, C. Cadwell, P. Berens, F. Sinz, A. S. Ecker, S. Patel, and A. Tolias
Principles of connectivity among morphologically defined cell types in adult neocortex
Science, 350(6264), 1055, 2015
#connectivity, #interneurons, #morphology, #machine learning
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L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, T. Tchumatchenko, and M. Bethge
Synaptic unreliability facilitates information transmission in balanced cortical populations
Physical Review E, 91(6), 62707, 2015
#synaptic noise, #balanced state, #neural population coding
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A. S. Ecker and A. S. Tolias
Is there signal in the noise?
Nature Neuroscience, 17, 750-751, 2014
#variability, #modulated poisson, #noise correlations
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E. Froudarakis, P. Berens, A. S. Ecker, R. J. Cotton, F. H. Sinz, D. Yatsenko, P. Saggau, M. Bethge, et al.
Population code in mouse V1 facilitates read-out of natural scenes through increased sparseness
Nature Neuroscience, 17, 851-857, 2014
#sparsity, #natural image statistics, #population coding, #v1, #two-photon imaging
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A. S. Ecker, P. Berens, R. J. Cotton, M. Subramaniyan, G. H. Denfield, C. R. Cadwell, S. M. Smirnakis, M. Bethge, et al.
State dependence of noise correlations in macaque primary visual cortex
Neuron, 82(1), 235-248, 2014
#noise correlations, #gpfa, #population, #anesthesia, #macaque
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M. Subramaniyan, A. S. Ecker, P. Berens, and A. S. Tolias
Macaque monkeys perceive the flash lag illusion
PLoS ONE (e58788), 8(3), 2013
#macaque, #flash-lag, #psychophysics, #illusion
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P. Berens, A. S. Ecker, R. J. Cotton, W. J. Ma, M. Bethge, and A. S. Tolias
A fast and simple population code for orientation in primate V1
Journal of Neuroscience, 32(31), 10618-10626, 2012
#population coding, #orientation, #v1, #macaque, #logistic regression, #multi-tetrode recordings, #noise correlations
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A. S. Ecker, P. Berens, A. S. Tolias, and M. Bethge
The effect of noise correlations in populations of diversely tuned neurons
The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(40), 14272-14283, 2011
#noise correlations, #population coding, #fisher information, #orientation
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P. Berens, A. S. Ecker, S. Gerwinn, A. S. Tolias, and M. Bethge
Reassessing optimal neural population codes with neurometric functions
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(11), 4423-4428, 2011
#fisher information, #population coding, #mean squared error, #discrimination error, #neurometric function
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A. S. Ecker, P. Berens, G. A. Keliris, M. Bethge, N. K. Logothetis, and A. S. Tolias
Decorrelated Neuronal Firing in Cortical Microcircuits
Science, 327(5965), 584-587, 2010
#noise correlations, #multi-tetrode recordings, #v1, #macaque
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J. Macke, P. Berens, A. Ecker, A. Tolias, and M. Bethge
Generating Spike Trains with Specified Correlation-Coeffcients
Neural Computation, 2009
#spike train, #correlated poisson, #multivariate poisson, #noise correlations, #discretized gaussian
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P. Berens, G. A. Keliris, A. S. Ecker, N. K. Logothetis, and A. S. Tolias
Comparing the feature selectivity of the gamma-band of the local field potential and the underlying spiking activity in primate visual cortex
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 2008
#local field potential, #lfp, #orientation tuning, #ocular dominance, #gamma
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P. Berens, G. A. Keliris, A. S. Ecker, N. K. Logothetis, and A. S. Tolias
Feature selectivity of the gamma-band of the local field potential in primate primary visual cortex
Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2008
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Conference Papers


D. Klindt, A. S. Ecker, T. Euler, and M. Bethge
Neural system identification for large populations separating “what” and “where”
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 30 (in press), 2017
#convolutional neural networks, #system identification, #neural data analysis
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L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, M. Bethge, A. Hertzmann, and E. Shechtman
Controlling Perceptual Factors in Neural Style Transfer
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2017
#texture transfer, #artistic style, #user control, #convolutional neural networks
Code, URL, Supplementary Material, BibTex
L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, and M. Bethge
Image Style Transfer Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2016
#texture transfer, #artistic style, #separating content from style, #convolutional neural networks
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L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, and M. Bethge
Texture Synthesis Using Convolutional Neural Networks
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 28, 2015
#texture synthesis, #ventral stream, #convolutional neural networks, #deep learning
Code, URL, PDF, Example textures, BibTex
P. Berens, S. Gerwinn, A. S. Ecker, and M. Bethge
Neurometric function analysis of population codes
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22, 2009
#population coding, #neurometric function
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Technical Reports


C. M. Funke, L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, and M. Bethge
Synthesising Dynamic Textures using Convolutional Neural Networks
arXiv, 2017
#texture synthesis, #dynamic textures
Code, URL, BibTex

Abstracts


L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, T. Tchumatchenko, and M. Bethge
Synaptic unreliability facilitates information transmission in balanced cortical populations
Bernstein Conference, 2014
#synaptic noise, #balanced state, #neural population coding
DOI, Talk, BibTex
L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, T. Tchumatchenko, and M. Bethge
How much signal is there in the noise?
Computational and Systems Neuroscience, 2014
#synaptic noise, #balanced state, #neural population coding
Poster, BibTex
L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, T. Tchumatchenko, and M. Bethge
Information Coding in the Variance of Neural Activity
Bernstein Conference, 2013
#information transmission, #balanced state, #variance coding
DOI, Poster, BibTex
A. Ecker, P. Berens, G. Keliris, M. Bethge, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
Decorrelated Firing in Cortical Microcircuits
AREADNE 2010: Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles, 2010
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A. Ecker, P. Berens, G. Keliris, M. Bethge, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
Decorrelated neuronal firing in cortical microcircuits
40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2010), 2010
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P. Berens, J. Macke, A. Ecker, R. Cotton, M. Bethge, and A. Tolias
Sensory input statistics and network mechanisms in primate primary visual cortex
Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 2009
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P. Berens, A. Ecker, M. Subramaniyan, J. Macke, P. Hauck, M. Bethge, and A. Tolias
Pairwise Correlations and Multineuronal Firing Patterns in the Primary Visual Cortex of the Awake, Behaving Macaque
AREADNE 2008: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, 2008
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M. Bethge, J. Macke, P. Berens, A. Ecker, and A. Tolias
Flexible Models for Population Spike Trains
AREADNE 2008: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, 2008
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A. Ecker, P. Berens, A. Hoenselaar, M. Subramaniyan, A. Tolias, and M. Bethge
Towards the neural basis of the flash-lag effect
International Workshop on Aspects of Adaptive Cortex Dynamics, 2008
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P. Berens, G. Keliris, A. Ecker, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
Orientation tuning of the local field potential and multi-unit activity in the primary visual cortex of the macaque
7th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, 2007
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A. Ecker, P. Berens, G. Keliris, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
A Data Management System for Electrophysiological Data Analysis
7th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, 2007
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A. Ecker, P. Berens, M. Bethge, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
Studying the effects of noise correlations on population coding using a sampling method
Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD 07), 2007
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A. Ecker, A. Siapas, A. Hoenselaar, P. Berens, G. Keliris, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
Recording chronically from the same neurons in awake, behaving primates
37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2007), 2007
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P. Berens, A. Ecker, G. Keliris, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
On the spatial scale of the local field potential - orientation and ocularity tuning of the local field potential in the primary visual cortex of the macaque
37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2007), 2007
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A. S. Ecker, P. Berens, M. Bethge, N. K. Logothetis, and A. S. Tolias
Studying the effects of noise correlations on population coding using a sampling method
Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics, 2007
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P. Berens, A. Ecker, A. Hoenselaar, G. Keliris, A. Siapas, N. Logothetis, and A. Tolias
Spikes are phase locked to the gamma-band of the local field potential oscillations in the primary visual cortex of the macaque
AREADNE 2006: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, 2006
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A. Tolias, G. Keliris, A. Ecker, A. Siapas, S. Smirnakis, and N. Logothetis
Structure of Interneuronal Correlations in the Primarh Visual Cortex of the Rhesus Macaque
Society for Neuroscience's 35th Annual Meeting, 2005
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Preprint versions of published articles


G. H. Denfield, A. S. Ecker, T. J. Shinn, M. Bethge, and A. S. Tolias
Attentional fluctuations induce shared variability in macaque primary visual cortex
bioRxiv, 2017
#attention, #primary visual cortex, #noise correlations, #internal states
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L. A. Gatys, A. S. Ecker, and M. Bethge
A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style
arXiv, 2015
#artistic style, #convolutional neural networks, #separating content from style
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