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Simoes P, Ott SR, Niven JE         
Associative olfactory learning in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria
J. Exp. Biol., 214(15): 2495-2503 (2011)
Niven JE         
Invertebrate Neurobiology: Visual Direction of Arm Movements in an Octopus
Current Biology, 21(6): R217-R218 (2011)
Niven JE, Chittka L         
Reuse of identified neurons in multiple neural circuits
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33 , pp 285-285 doi:10.1017/S0140525X10001068
Weckstrom M, Laughlin S         
Extracellular Potentials Modify the Transfer of Information at Photoreceptor Output Synapses in the Blowfly Compound Eye
J. Neurosci., 30(28): 9557-9566 (2010)
Sengupta B, Stemmler M, Laughlin SB, Niven JE         
Action potential energy efficiency varies among neuron types in vertebrates and invertebrates
Plos Computational Biol 6: e1000840 (2010)
Niven JE         
Visuomotor Control: Drosophila Bridges the Gap
Current Biology, 20(7): 309-311 (2010)
Parsons MM, Krapp HG, Laughlin SB         
Sensor Fusion in Identified Visual Interneurons
Current Biology, 20(7): 624-628 (2010)
Niven JE, Buckingham CJ, Lumley S, Cuttle MF, Laughlin SB         
Visual Targeting of Forelimbs in Ladder-Walking Locusts
Current Biology 20(1): 86-91 (2010)
Fain GL, Hardie R, Laughlin SB         
Phototransduction and the Evolution of Photoreceptors
Curr Biol 20(3): 114-124 (2010)
Sengupta B, Laughlin SB, Niven JE         
Comparison of Langevin and Markov channel noise models for neuronal signal generation
Phys. Rev. E 81, 011918 (2010)
Lars C, Niven JE         
Are Bigger Brains Better?
Current Biology, 19(21): 995-1008 (2009)
Okawa H, Sampath AP, Laughlin SB, Fain GL         
ATP Consumption by Mammalian Rod Photoreceptors in Darkness and in Light
Current Biology, 18(24): 1917-1921 (2008)
Seid MA, Scheffrahn RH, Niven JE         
The rapid mandible strike of a termite soldier
Current Biology, 18(22): 1049-1050 (2008)
Niven JE, Laughlin SB         
Energy limitation as a selective pressure on the evolution of sensory systems
J. Exp. Biol., 211(11): 1792-1804 (2008)
Niven JE, Graham CM, Burrows M         
Diversity and Evolution of the Insect Ventral Nerve Cord
Annu. Rev. Ent., 53: 253-271 (2008)
Niven JE         
Impossible arguments about possible species?
Trends Ecol. Evol. 23: 8-9 (2008)
Niven JE         
Evolution: Converget Eye Losses in Fishy Circumstances
Curr. Biol., 18: R27-29 (2007)
Niven JE, Anderson JC, Laughlin SB         
Fly photoreceptors demonstrate energy-information trade-offs in neural coding
PLoS Biol 5: 828-840 (2007)
Faisal AA & Laughlin SB         
Stochastic Simulations on the reliability of action potential propagation in thin axons
Plos Computational Biol 3: 783-7951 (2007)
Niven JE         
Invertebrate memory: wide-eyed ants retrieve visual snapshots
Curr. Biol., 17: R85-7 (2007)
Nawroth JC, Greer CA, Chen WR, Laughlin SB, & Shepherd GM         
An energy budget for the olfactory glomerulus
J Neurosci: 27: 9790-9800 (2007)
Niven JE         
Brains, islands and evolution: breaking all the rules
Trends Ecol. Evol. 22: 57-9 (2007)
Parsons, MM, Krapp, HG & Laughlin, SB         
A motion-sensitive neurone responds to signals from the two visual systems of the blowfly, the compound eyes and the ocelli
J Exp Biol 209: 4464-4474 (2006)
Niven JE         
Visual motion: homing in on small target detectors
Curr. Biol. 16: R292-4 (2006)
Vahasoyrinki M, Niven JE, Hardie RC, Weckstrom M, Juusola M         
Robustness of neural coding in Drosophila photoreceptors in the absence of slow delayed rectifier K+ channels
J. Neurosci., 26: 2652-60 (2006)
Faisal, AA, White, JA & Laughlin, SB         
Ion-channel noise places limits on the miniaturization of the brain's wiring
Current Biol: 15: 1143-1149 (2005)
Neri, P & Laughlin, SB         
Global versus local adaptation in fly motion-detecting neurons
Proc R Soc B: 272: 2243-2249 (2005)
Tan SJ, Amos W, Laughlin SB         
Captivity selects for smaller eyes
Current Biol 15: R540-R542 (2005)
Walsh V and Laughlin SB         
In: Information Processing Meets Brain Science (eds R Morris, L Tarassenko and M Kenward). Elsevier Academic Press (2005)
Niven JE, Scharlemann JP         
Do insect metabolic rates at rest and during flight scale with body mass?
Biol. Lett., 1: 346-9 (2005)
Niven JE         
Brain evolution: getting better all the time?
Curr. Biol., 15: R624-6 (2005)
Niven JE         
Channelling evolution: canalization and the nervous system
PLoS Biol. 2(1):E19 (2004)
Niven JE, Vahasoyrinki M, Juusola M, French AS         
Interactions between light-induced currents, voltage-gated currents, and input signal properties in Drosophila photoreceptors
J. Neurophysiol. 91: 2696-706 (2004)
Laughlin, SB & Attwell, D         
Neural energy consumption and the representation of mental events
In: Brain energetics and neuronal activity: application to fMRI and medicine (eds RG Shulman & DL Rothman) pp. 111 – 124 Wiley, Chichester (2004)
Laughlin, SB         
The implications of metabolic energy requirements in the representation of information in neurons
In The Cognitive Neurosciences III, M.S. Gazzaniga, ed. pp. 187-196 (Cambridge MA: MIT Press) (2004)
Laughlin, SB. and Sejnowski, TJ         
Communication in neuronal networks
Science 301: 1870-1874 (2003)
Burton, BG. and Laughlin, SB         
Neural images of pursuit targets in the photoreceptor arrays of male and female houseflies, Musca domestica
J. Exp Biol 206: 3963-3977 (2003)
Niven JE, Vahasoyrinki M, Kauranen M, Hardie RC, Juusola M, Weckstrom M         
The contribution of Shaker K+ channels to the information capacity of Drosophila photoreceptors
Nature, 421: 630-4 (2003)
Niven JE, Vahasoyrinki M, Juusola M         
Shaker K+-channels are predicted to reduce the metabolic cost of neural information in Drosophila photoreceptors
Proc. Roy. Soc. B, 270 1: S58-61 (2003)
Niven JE, Burrows M         
Spike width reduction modifies the dynamics of short-term depression at a central synapse in the locust
J. Neurosci., 23: 7461-9 (2003)
Juusola M, Niven JE, French AS         
Shaker K+ channels contribute early nonlinear amplification to the light response in Drosophila photoreceptors
J. Neurophysiol., 90: 2014-21 (2003)