Nuno Maçarico da Costa

Summary

Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Whose Cortical Column Would that Be?
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
    Front Neuroanat 4:16. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Sparse reconstruction of brain circuits: or, how to survive without a microscopic connectome
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute of Neuroinformatics UZH ETHZ, Wintherturerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 80:27-36. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The proportion of synapses formed by the axons of the lateral geniculate nucleus in layer 4 of area 17 of the cat
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Neurol 516:264-76. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Selective targeting of the dendrites of corticothalamic cells by thalamic afferents in area 17 of the cat
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 29:13919-28. 2009
  5. doi request reprint How thalamus connects to spiny stellate cells in the cat's visual cortex
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 31:2925-37. 2011
  6. doi request reprint A systematic random sampling scheme optimized to detect the proportion of rare synapses in the neuropil
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci Methods 180:77-81. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Diversity of thalamorecipient spine morphology in cat visual cortex and its implication for synaptic plasticity
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Neurol 521:2058-66. 2013
  8. doi request reprint The W cell pathway to cat primary visual cortex
    John C Anderson
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Neurol 516:20-35. 2009
  9. doi request reprint The synaptic organization of the claustral projection to the cat's visual cortex
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zürich and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 30:13166-70. 2010

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Whose Cortical Column Would that Be?
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Zurich, Switzerland
    Front Neuroanat 4:16. 2010
    ..The canonical microcircuit respects the known connectivity of the neocortex, and it is flexible enough to change transiently the architecture of its network in order to perform the required computations...
  2. doi request reprint Sparse reconstruction of brain circuits: or, how to survive without a microscopic connectome
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute of Neuroinformatics UZH ETHZ, Wintherturerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Neuroimage 80:27-36. 2013
    ..Rather than providing a snap-shot of an entire wiring diagram, our strategy provides for a statistical description of the circuit and integrates theory, function, and structure in a common framework...
  3. doi request reprint The proportion of synapses formed by the axons of the lateral geniculate nucleus in layer 4 of area 17 of the cat
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Neurol 516:264-76. 2009
    ..The vast majority of synapses of layer 4 probably originate from other neurons in area 17...
  4. doi request reprint Selective targeting of the dendrites of corticothalamic cells by thalamic afferents in area 17 of the cat
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 29:13919-28. 2009
    ..These data strongly suggest it is the collective computation of cortical neurons, not the monosynaptic thalamic input, that determines the output of the corticothalamic cells...
  5. doi request reprint How thalamus connects to spiny stellate cells in the cat's visual cortex
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 31:2925-37. 2011
    ....
  6. doi request reprint A systematic random sampling scheme optimized to detect the proportion of rare synapses in the neuropil
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci Methods 180:77-81. 2009
    ..Our results show that we could obtain accurate counts of the labeled synapses, even when they represented only 0.2% of all the synapses in the neuropil...
  7. doi request reprint Diversity of thalamorecipient spine morphology in cat visual cortex and its implication for synaptic plasticity
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Neurol 521:2058-66. 2013
    ..No correlation was found between the postsynaptic density size and the estimated spine R(neck). This suggests that forms of plasticity that lead to larger synapses are independent of spine neck resistance...
  8. doi request reprint The W cell pathway to cat primary visual cortex
    John C Anderson
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Comp Neurol 516:20-35. 2009
    ..In layer 1, the main targets of the W axons are likely the apical dendrites of pyramidal cells, so that both proximal and distal regions of pyramidal cell dendritic trees can be excited by the W pathway...
  9. doi request reprint The synaptic organization of the claustral projection to the cat's visual cortex
    Nuno Maçarico da Costa
    Institute for Neuroinformatics, University of Zürich and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Neurosci 30:13166-70. 2010
    ..The pattern of innervation together with the known physiology of this projection suggests that the claustrum has a modulatory effect on visual cortex...