Maxim Volgushev


Research Interests:

  • Neurophysiology of the visual system
  • Signal processing in visual cortical neurons in vivo
  • Generation of action potentials and cell electrophysiology
  • Synaptic transmission in the neocortex
  • Plasticity of synaptic transmission


Representative Publications:

  • Mukovski M, Chauvette S, Timofeev I, Volgushev M – Detection of active and silent states in neocortical neurons from the field potential signal during slow wave sleep. – /Cerebral Cortex / 2007 17:400-414
  • Volgushev M, Chauvette S, Mukovski M, Timofeev I – Precise long-range synchronization of activity and silence in neocortical neurons during slow wave sleep – /The Journal of Neuroscience/ 2006 26:5665-5672
  • Naundorf B, Wolf F, Volgushev M – Neurophysiology: Hodgkin and Huxley model – still standing? (Reply) – /Nature /2007 Jan 4 445(7123):E2-E3
  • Naundorf B, Wolf F, Volgushev M – Unique features of action potential initiation in cortical neurons – /Nature /2006 440:1060-1063
  • Beck O, Chistiakova M, Obermayer K, Volgushev M – Adaptation at synaptic connections to layer 2/3 pyramidal cells in rat visual cortex – /J. Neurophysiol/ 2005 94:363-376
  • Volgushev M, Kudryashov I, Chistiakova M, Mukovski M, Niesmann J, Eysel UT – Probability of transmitter release at neocortical synapses at different temperatures – /J Neurophysiol/ 2004 92:212-220
  • Balaban P, Chistiakova M, Malyshev A, Volgushev M – Dependence of calcium influx in neocortical cells on the temporal structure of depolarization, number of spikes and blockade of NMDA-receptors – /J. Neuroscience Research/, 2004 76:481-487
  • Volgushev M, Pernberg J, Eysel UT – A novel mechanism of response selectivity of cortical neurons – /Journal of Physiology/, 2002 540.1: 307-320
  • Volgushev M, Chistiakova M, Balaban P, Eysel UT – Retrograde signalling with nitric oxide at neocortical synapses – /European Journal of Neuroscience/, 2000 12:4255-4267
  • Volgushev M, Vidyasagar TR, Chistiakova M, Yousef T, Eysel UT – Membrane properties and spike generation in rat visual cortical cells during reversible cooling – /Journal of Physiology/, 2000 522.1:59-76
  • Vidyasagar TR, Pei X, Volgushev M – Multiple mechanisms underlying the orientation selectivity of visual cortical neurones – /Trends in Neurosciences/ 1996, 19:272-277
Maksim Volgushev
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Office LocationBousfield 133