Doiron Lab Publications

(* indicates equal contribution)




44. Ly C., Doiron B. Noise-Enhanced Coding by Non-Markovian Phasic Neuron Spike Trains (Submitted), 2013.

43. Rosenbaum R., Rubin J. Doiron B. Short term synaptic depression and stochastic vesicle dynamics reduce and reshape neuronal correlations. J. Neurophysiology, 109: 475-484, 2013.



42. Litwin-Kumar A., Doiron B. Slow Dynamics and High Variability in Balanced Cortical Networks with Clustered connections. Nature Neuroscience doi:10.1038/nn.3220, 2012.

41. Litwin-Kumar A., Chacron M.J.,Doiron B. The spatial structure of stimuli shapes the timescale of correlations in population spiking activity. PLoS Computational Biology.doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002667, 2012.

40. Rosenbaum R., Rubin J. Doiron B. Synaptic filtering with short term depression. PLoS Computational Biology. 8(6): e1002557. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002557, 2012.

39. Leao R., Li S., Doiron B, Tzounopoulos T. Diverse Expression of a single pottasium conductance generates heterogeneous neuronal behavior in a population of pyramidal neurons. J. Neurophysiology, 107: 3008–3019, 2012.

38. Polk A., Litwin-Kumar A., Doiron B. Correlated Neural Variability in Persistent State Networks. PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1121274109, 2012.

37. Ly C., Middleton JW, Doiron B. Cellular and circuit mechanisms maintain low spike co-variability and enhance population coding in somatosensory cortex. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 6:7. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2012.00007, 2012.

36. Middleton JW, Omar C, Doiron B, Simons DJ. Correlated Activity is Stimulus Modulated in a Feedforward Inhibitory Circuit. J. Neuroscience. 32:506-518, 2012.



35. Litwin-Kumar A., Oswald A-M.M., Urban N.N., Doiron B. Balanced synaptic input shapes the correlation between spike trains. PLoS Computational Biology, 7: doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002005, 2011.

34. Reitsma P., Doiron B., Rubin R. Correlation transfer from basal ganglia to thalamus in Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 5:58 doi:10.3389/fncom.2011.00058, 2011.

33. Doiron B*, Zhao Y*, T. Tzounopoulos. Combined LTP and LTD of Modulatory Inputs Controls Neuronal Processing of Primary Sensory Inputs J. Neuroscience, 31:10579 –10592, 2011.

32. Giridhar S.B.P., Doiron B., and Urban N.N. Timescale-dependent shaping of correlation by olfactory bulb lateral inhibition. PNAS, 108:5843-5848, 2011.



31. Tabone M, Ermentrout B, Doiron B. Balancing Organization and Flexibility in Foraging Dynamics. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 266: 391-400, 2010.

30. Gai Y, Doiron B, Rinzel J. Slope based stochastic resonance: how noise enables phasic neurons to encode slow signals. PLoS Computational Biology 6, e1000825, 2010.



29. Gai Y, Doiron B, Kotak V, Rinzel J. Noise-gated Encoding of Slow Inputs by Auditory Brainstem Neurons With a Low Threshold K+ current J. Neurophysiology 102: 3447–3460, 2009.

28. Josic K, Shea-Brown E, Doiron B, de la Rocha, J. Stimulus-Dependent Correlations and Population Codes. Neural Computation, 21: 2774–2804, 2009.

27. Oswald AM*, Doiron B*, Rinzel J, Reyes. AD. Spatial profile and differential recruitment of GABAB in inhibitory microcircuits modulate oscillatory activity in auditory cortex. J. Neuroscience, 29: 10321-10334, 2009.

26. Ly C. Doiron B. Divisive Gain Modulation with Dynamic Stimuli in Integrate-and-Fire Neurons. PLoS Computational Biology 5, e1000365, 2009. Paris paper

25. Sutherland C, Doiron B, Longtin A. Feedback-induced gain control in stochastic spiking networks Biological Cybertics, 100: 475-489, 2009. Paris paper.



24. Mehaffey WH, Fernandez FR, Doiron B, Maler L, Turner RW. Synaptic and Dynamic Regulation of Firing Dynamics by Backpropating Dendritic Spikes. J. Physiology (Paris) 102: 181-194, 2008.Paris paper

23. Shea-Brown E, Josic, K, de la Rocha J. Doiron B. Correlation and Synchrony Transfer in Integrate-and-Fire Neurons: Basic Properties and Consequences for Coding. Physical Review Letters. 100, 108102, 2008.

22. Day M, Doiron B, and Rinzel J. Stimulus-dependence of temporal encoding in an auditory brainstem neuron model. J. Neurophysiology 99: 534-544, 2008.



21. Masuda N and Doiron B. Gamma Oscillations of spiking neural populations enhance signal discrimination. PLoS Computational Biology 3:2348-2355, 2007.

20. de la Rocha, J*, Doiron B*, Shea-Brown, E. Josic, K. and Reyes A. Correlation between neural spike trains increase with firing rate. Nature. 448: 802-806, 2007.

19. Doiron B, Oswald A-M, and Maler L. Interval Coding II: Dendrite Dependent Mechanisms. J. Neurophysiology 97: 2744-2757, 2007.

18. Oswald, A-M, Doiron B, and Maler L. Interval Coding I: Burst Inter-Spike Intervals as Indicators of Stimulus Intensity. J. Neurophysiology 97: 2731 – 2743, 2007.

Editorial Focus for the pair of publications Oswald et al., 2007 (18) and Doiron et al., 2007 (19): Pings the body electric (and means it too). J Neurophysiol. 97: 2577 - 2578, 2007, written by Alexander Dimitrov.



17. Coombes*, Doiron, B*, S. Shea-Brown, E*., and Josic, K*. Towards blueprints for network architecture, biophysical dynamics and signal transduction Phil. Trans. Royal. Soc. A. 364:3301-3318, 2006.

16. Doiron B., Rinzel J., and Reyes, AD. Stochastic synchronization in finite size spiking networks. Physical Review E. 74: 030903, 2006.



15. Lindner B., Doiron B, Longtin A. Theory of oscillatory firing induced by spatially correlated noise and delayed inhibitory feedback. Physical Review E 72, 061919, 2005.

14. Mehaffey W.H., Doiron B., Maler L., and Turner, R.W. Deterministic Multiplicative Gain Control with Active Dendrites J. Neuroscience 25: 9968 – 9977, 2005.

13. Masuda N. Doiron B, Longtin A, Aihara, K. Coding of oscillatory signals by globally coupled networks of spiking neurons. Neural Computation 17:2139-75, 2005.



12. Doiron B, Lindner B, Longtin A, Maler L, Bastian J. Oscillatory Activity in Electrosensory Neurons increases with the spatial correlation of the stochastic input stimulus. Physical Review Letters. 93:048101, 2004.

11. Oswald A-M., Chacron, MJ, Doiron B, Bastian J, Maler L. Parallel processing of sensory stimuli by bursts and isolated spikes. J Neuroscience 24:4351-4362, 2004.



10. Chacron MJ, Doiron B, Maler L, Longtin A, Bastain J. Non-classical receptive field mediated biological switch in a sensory neuron’s frequency tuning. Nature 423, 77-81, 2003.

9. Laing CR, Doiron B, Longtin A, Noonan L, Turner RW, Maler L. Type I Burst Excitability. J. Computational Neurosci. 14:329-342, 2003.

8. Doiron B, Chacron MJ, Maler L, Longtin A, Bastain J. Inhibitory feedback required for network oscillatory responses to communication but not prey stimuli. Nature 421:539-543, 2003.

News and Views review for Nature publication Doiron et al. 2003 (8): A switch for oscillatory bursting. Nat. Neurosci. 6: 212-213, 2003, written by Fabrizio Gabbiani.

7. Noonan L*, Doiron B*, Laing CR*, Longtin A, Turner RW. A dynamic dendritic refractory period regulates burst discharge in the electrosensory lobe of weakly electric fish. J. Neuroscience 23: 1524-1534. 2003.

6. Doiron B, Noonan L, Lemon N, Turner RW. Persistent Na+ current modifies burst discharge by regulating conditional backpropagation of dendritic spikes. J. Neurophysiology 89:338-354, 2003.



5. Turner RW, Lemon N, Doiron B, Rashid RJ, Morales E, Maler L, Longtin A, Dunn RJ. Oscillatory burst discharge generated through conditional backpropagtionof dendritic spikes. J. Physiology (Paris) 96:517-530, 2002.

4. Longtin A, Doiron B, Bulsara AR. Noise-induced divisive inhibition in simple neuronal models. Biosystems 67, 147-156, 2002.

3. Doiron B, Laing CR, Longtin A, Maler L. Ghostbursting: A novel neuronal burst mechanism. J. Computational Neuroscience 12:5-25, 2002.



2. Doiron B, Longtin A, Turner RW, Maler L. Model of gamma frequency burst discharge generated by conditional backpropagation. J. Neurophysiology 86: 1523-1545, 2001.

1. Doiron B, Longtin A, Berman NJ, Maler L. Subtractive and divisive inhibition: Effect of voltage-dependent inhibitory conductances and noise. Neural Computation. 13: 227-248, 2001.


Conference Proceedings

2. Doiron B, Longtin A, Lindner B. Oscillatory network coding of a global stimulus, SPIE Proceedings, Fluctuations and Noise conference, Santa Fe, June 2003.

1. Laing CR, Doiron B, Longtin A, Maler L. Ghostbursting: The effects of dendrites on spike patterns. Neurocomputing 44-46:127-132, 2002.

Book Chapters

2. Doiron B. The role of variability in networks of spiking neurons, in Stochastic Neuroscience, editors C. Laing, G. Lord, Oxford Univeristy Press, 2009.

1. Laing C.R., Doiron B. Ghostbursting: the role of Active Dendrites in Electrosensory Processing, in Bursting: The Genesis of Rhythm in the Nervous System, editors S. Coombes and P. C. Bressloff, World Scientific Press, 2005.


PhD Thesis

Doiron B. Electrosensory Dynamics: Dendrites and Delays. Univeristy of Ottawa, 2004.