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Alexander Ecker

Address: Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen
Room number: 231
Phone: +49 7071 601 1611
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Alexander Ecker

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow  Unit: Logothetis

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Articles (17):

Ecker AS, Denfield GH, Bethge M and Tolias AS (February-2016) On the Structure of Neuronal Population Activity under Fluctuations in Attentional State Journal of Neuroscience 36(5) 1775-1789.
Jiang X, Shen S, Cadwell CR, Berens P, Sinz F, Ecker AS, Patel S and Tolias AS (November-2015) Principles of connectivity among morphologically defined cell types in adult neocortex Science 350(6264) 1055: 1-10.
Gatys LA, Ecker AS and Bethge M (October-2015) A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style Nature Communications . submitted
Gatys LA, Ecker AS, Tchumatchenko T and Bethge M (June-2015) Synaptic unreliability facilitates information transmission in balanced cortical populations Physical Review E 91(062707) 1-7.
Yatsenko D, Josić K, Ecker AS, Froudarakis E, Cotton RJ and Tolias AS (March-2015) Improved Estimation and Interpretation of Correlations in Neural Circuits PLoS Computational Biology 11(3) 1-28.
Ecker AS and Tolias AS (June-2014) Is there signal in the noise? Nature Neuroscience 17(6) 750-751.
Froudarakis E, Berens P, Ecker AS, Cotton RJ, Sinz FH, Yatsenko D, Saggau P, Bethge M and Tolias AS (June-2014) Population code in mouse V1 facilitates readout of natural scenes through increased sparseness Nature Neuroscience 17(6) 851–857.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Cotton RJ, Subramaniyan M, Denfield GH, Cadwell CR, Smirnakis SM, Bethge M and Tolias AS (April-2014) State Dependence of Noise Correlations in Macaque Primary Visual Cortex Neuron 82(1) 235–248.
Subramaniyan M, Ecker AS, Berens P and Tolias AS (March-2013) Macaque Monkeys Perceive the Flash Lag Illusion PLoS ONE 8(3) 1-10.
Berens P, Ecker AS, Cotton RJ, Ma WJ, Bethge M and Tolias AS (August-2012) A Fast and Simple Population Code for Orientation in Primate V1 Journal of Neuroscience 32(31) 10618-10626.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Tolias AS and Bethge M (October-2011) The effect of noise correlations in populations of diversely tuned neurons Journal of Neuroscience 31(40) 14272-14283.
Berens P, Ecker AS, Gerwinn S, Tolias AS and Bethge M (March-2011) 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.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Keliris GA, Bethge M, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (January-2010) Decorrelated Neuronal Firing in Cortical Microcircuits Science 327(5965) 584-587.
Macke JH, Berens P, Ecker AS, Tolias AS and Bethge M (February-2009) Generating Spike Trains with Specified Correlation Coefficients Neural Computation 21(2) 397-423.
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Berens P, Keliris GA, Ecker AS, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (December-2008) Feature selectivity of the gamma-band of the local field potential in primate primary visual cortex Frontiers in Neuroscience 2(2) 199-207.
Berens P, Keliris GA, Ecker AS, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (June-2008) 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 2(2) 1-11.
Tolias AS, Ecker AS, Siapas AG, Hoenselaar A, Keliris GA and Logothetis NK (December-2007) Recording Chronically from the same Neurons in Awake, Behaving Primates Journal of Neurophysiology 98(6) 3780-3790.

Conference papers (3):

Gatys LA, Ecker AS and Bethge M (June-2016) Image Style Transfer Using Convolutional Neural Networks, IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2016), 2414-2423.
Gatys LA, Ecker AS and Bethge M (2016) Texture Synthesis Using Convolutional Neural Networks In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 28, , Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2015), Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 262-270.
Berens P, Gerwinn S, Ecker AS and Bethge M (April-2010) Neurometric function analysis of population codes In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 22, , 23rd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2009), Curran, Red Hook, NY, USA, 90-98.
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Posters (34):

Cadena SA, Ecker AS, Denfield GH, Walker EY, Tolias AS and Bethge M (September-21-2016): A goal-driven deep learning approach for V1 system identification, Bernstein Conference 2016, Berlin, Germany.
Cadwell CR, Jiang X, Sinz FH, Berens P, Fahey PG, Yatsenko D, Froudarakis E, Ecker AS, Cotton RJ and Tolias AS (June-2016): Cell Lineage Directs teh Precise Assembly of Excitatory Neocortical Circuits, AREADNE 2016: Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Denfield GH, Ecker AS, Bethge M and Tolias AS (June-2016): Correlated Variability in Population Activity: Noise or Signature of Internal Computations, AREADNE 2016: Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Reimer J, Yatsenko D, Ecker A, Walker EY, Sinz F, Berens P, Hoenselaar A, Cotton RJ, Siapas AG and Tolias AS (June-2016): DataJoint: Managing Big Scientific Data Using Matlab or Python, AREADNE 2016: Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Gatys LA, Ecker AS and Bethge M (May-14-2016): A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style, 16th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2016), St. Pete Beach, FL, USA.
Wallis TSA, Ecker AS, Gatys LA, Funke CM, Wichmann FA and Bethge M (May-14-2016): Seeking summary statistics that match peripheral visual appearance using naturalistic textures generated by Deep Neural Networks, 16th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS 2016), St. Pete Beach, FL, USA.
Yatsenko D, Froudarakis E, Ecker A, Rosenbaum R, Josic K and Tolias A (February-27-2016): Strong functional connectivity of parvalbumin-expressing cortical interneurons, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2016), Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Cotton JR, Ecker AS, Froudarakis E, Berens P, Bethge M, Saggau P and Tolias AS (October-19-2015): Scaling of information in large sensory neuronal populations, 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2015), Chicago, IL, USA.
Cadwell CR, Jiang X, Berens P, Fahey PG, Yatsenko D, Froudarakis E, Ecker AS and Tolias AS (October-17-2015): Sibling rivalry and cooperation among excitatory neurons in the neocortex, 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2015), Chicago, IL, USA.
Bassetto G, Sandhaeger F, Ecker A and Macke JH (September-16-2015): A statistical characterization of neural population responses in V1, Bernstein Conference 2015, Heidelberg, Germany.
Ecker AS, Denfield GH, Tolias AS and Bethge M (September-16-2015): On the structure of population activity under fluctuations in attentional state, Bernstein Conference 2015, Heidelberg, Germany.
Gatys LA, Ecker AS and Bethge M (September-16-2015): Texture synthesis and the controlled generation of natural stimuli using convolutional neural networks, Bernstein Conference 2015, Heidelberg, Germany.
Froudarakis A, Berens P, Ecker AS, Cotton RJ, Sinz FH, Yatsenko D, Saggau P, Bethge M and Tolias AS (June-2014): Population Code in Mouse V1 Facilities Read-out of Natural Scenes through Increased Sparseness, AREADNE 2014: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Cotton RJ, Froudarakis E, Ecker AS, Berens P, Saggau P and Tolias AS (June-2014): Scaling of Information in Large Sensory Neuronal Populations, AREADNE 2014: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Cotton RJ, Subramaniyan M, Denfield GH, Cadwell CR, Smirnakis SM, Bethge M and Tolias AS (June-2014): State Dependence of Noise Correlation in Macaque Primary Visual Cortex, AREADNE 2014: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Gatys L, Ecker A, Tchumatchenko T and Bethge M (September-2013): Information Coding in the Variance of Neural Activity, Bernstein Conference 2013, Tübingen, Germany.
Froudarakis E, Berens P, Cotton JR, Ecker AS, Saggau P, Bethge M and Tolias A (March-2013): Encoding of natural scene statistics in the primary visual cortex of the mouse, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2013), Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Tolias AS and Bethge M (June-2012): The correlation structure induced by fluctuations in attention, AREADNE 2012: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Ecker A, Berens P, Tolias A and Bethge M (February-2012): The correlation structure induced by fluctuations in attention, 9th Annual Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (Cosyne 2012), Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Berens P, Ecker AS, Gerwinn S, Tolias AS and Bethge M (February-2011): Optimal Population Coding, Revisited, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2011), Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Keliris GA, Bethge M, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (November-2010): Decorrelated neuronal firing in cortical microcircuits, 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2010), San Diego, CA, USA.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Keliris GA, Bethge M, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (June-2010): Decorrelated Firing in Cortical Microcircuits, AREADNE 2010: Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Berens P, Macke JH, Ecker AS, Cotton RJ, Bethge M and Tolias AS (March-2009): Sensory input statistics and network mechanisms in primate primary visual cortex, Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (COSYNE 2009), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 2009(Conference Abstracts: Computational and Systems Neuroscience).
Ecker AS, Berens P, Hoenselaar A, Subramaniyan M, Tolias AS and Bethge M (September-2008): Towards the neural basis of the flash-lag effect, International Workshop: Aspects of Adaptive Cortex Dynamics, Delmenhorst, Germany.
Macke JH, Berens P, Ecker AS, Opper M, Tolias AS and Bethge M (July-2008): Modeling populations of spiking neurons with the Dichotomized Gaussian distribution, Annual Meeting 2008 of Sloan-Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neurobiology, Princeton, NJ, USA.
Bethge M, Macke JH, Berens P, Ecker AS and Tolias AS (June-2008): Flexible Models for Population Spike Trains, AREADNE 2008: Research in Encoding and Decoding of Neural Ensembles, Santorini, Greece.
Berens P, Ecker AS, Subramaniyan M, Macke JH, Hauck P, Bethge M and Tolias AS (June-2008): 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, Santorini, Greece.
Berens P, Ecker AS, Keliris GA, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (November-2007): 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), San Diego, CA, USA.
Ecker AS, Siapas AG, Hoenselaar A, Berens P, Keliris GA, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (November-2007): Recording chronically from the same neurons in awake, behaving primates, 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Neuroscience 2007), San Diego, CA, USA.
Ecker AS, Berens P, Bethge M, Logothetis NK and Tolias AS (September-2007): Studying the effects of noise correlations on population coding using a sampling method, Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD 07), Hossegor, France.
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