Emeritus Professor Bogdan Dreher

Emeritus Professor
Anatomy & Histology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

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Selected grants

2015

  • Brain pathways serving conscious and sub-conscious vision; Martin P, Solomon S, Dreher B, Grunert U, Rosa M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2012

  • Interaction of thalamic and cortical activity in the primate visual system; Martin P, Solomon S, Grunert U, Dreher B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • Neural basis of sensitivity to polarity of visual contrast in primary and higher-order visual cortices; Dreher B; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2009

  • Multiphoton microscope for Cellular Imaging in Live Animals; Leamey C, Phillips W, Dampney R, Westbrook R, Morley J, Arabzadeh E, Dreher B, Solomon S, Protti D, McGregor I, King N, Hunt N, Keay K, Allen D, Koeppl C, Cullen K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2007

  • Integration of information by cells in mammalian visual cortices: role of feedforward and feedback inputs; Dreher B, Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2006

  • Australian Research Concil (Arc) - Centre For Excellence In Vision Science; Dreher B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Centres of Excellence (CE).

2004

  • Chromatic inputs to cortical receptive fields in primates; Dreher B, Martin P; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Role of cortico-cortical connections in mediating cerebral cortex plasticity:visual cortex model; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Neuronal basis of stimulus-dependent receptive field properties and role of feedback projections; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2002

  • Neurolucida analysis system for neuron tracing and 3D serial section reconstruction of brain tissue; Dreher B; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Awards for Biomedical Research: Major Equipment.

2001

  • Colour information processing in the primate visual system; Martin P, Dreher B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Integrative role of feedback projections to cat primary visual cortex; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Plasticity in the thalamic reticular nucleus during normal and altered postnatal development; Fitzgibbon T, Dreher B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Colour information processing in the primate visual system; Dreher B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

2000

  • Corticotectal interactions in the mammalian visual system; Dreher B, Wang C, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Receptive field plasticity in visual cortices in development and maturity; Dreher B, Calford M, Burke W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Diode pumped solid state laser system; portable visual stimulator; Dreher B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • The role of intrinsic and feedback connections in cat visual cortex; Dreher B, Burke W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • The thalamic reticular nucleus: interrelationships between the cortex and thalamus; Fitzgibbon T, Mitrofanis J, Dreher B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Multielectrode recording system for visual neurophysiology; Martin P, Dreher B; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Research Grants.
  • Visual stimulus generator-series five system; Dreher B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Leamey, C., Protti, D., Dreher, B. (2008). Comparative Survey of the Mammalian Visual System with Reference to the Mouse. In Chalupa L; Williams R (Eds.), Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse, (pp. 35-60). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
  • Dreher, B. (2006). Reprogramming the striate and extrastriate visual cortices following retinal lesions. In Stephen G. Lomber, Jos J. Eggermont (Eds.), Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex Plasticity following central and peripheral lesions, (pp. 3-46). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Dreher, B., Ibbotson, M. (2006). Visual functions of the retinorecipient nuclei in the midbrain, pretectum, and ventral thalamus of primates. In J Kremers (Eds.), The Primate Visual System: A Comparative Approach (2nd edition), (pp. 213-265). United States: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Dreher, B., Burke, W., Calford, M. (2001). Cortical plasticity revealed by circumscribed retinal lesions or artificial scotomas. In Christina Casanova & Maurice Ptito (Eds.), Vision: From Neurons To Cognition, (pp. 217-246). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

Journals

  • Jayakumar, J., Roy, S., Dreher, B., Martin, P., Vidyasagar, T. (2013). Multiple pathways carry signals from short-wavelength-sensitive ('blue') cones to the middle temporal area of the macaque. The Journal of Physiology, 591(1), 339-352. [More Information]
  • Hietanen, M., Cloherty, S., van Kleef, J., Wang, C., Dreher, B., Ibbotson, M. (2013). Phase sensitivity of complex cells in primary visual cortex. Neuroscience, 237, 19-28. [More Information]
  • Jayakumar, J., Dreher, B., Vidyasagar, T. (2013). Tracking blue cone signals in the primate brain. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 96(3), 259-266. [More Information]
  • Wypych, M., Wang, C., Nagy, E., Benedek, G., Dreher, B., Waleszczyk, W. (2012). Standardized F1: A consistent measure of strength of modulation of visual responses to sine-wave drifting gratings. Vision Research, 72(1), 14-33. [More Information]
  • Romo, P., Wang, C., Zeater, N., Solomon, S., Dreher, B. (2011). Phase-sensitivities, excitatory summation fields and silent suppressive receptive fields of single neurons in the parastriate cortex of the cat. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(4), 1688-1712. [More Information]
  • Dreher, B. (2011). Wlodzimierz M.H. Kozak (1927-2010) in memoriam. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 71(4), xix-xxvi. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Huang, J., Bardy, C., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2010). Influence of 'feedback' signals on spatial integration in receptive fields of cat area 17 neurons. Brain Research, 1328, 34-48. [More Information]
  • Bardy, C., Huang, J., Wang, C., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2009). 'Top-down' influences of ipsilateral or contralateral postero-temporal visual cortices on the extra-classical receptive fields of neurons in cat's striate cortex. Neuroscience, 158(2), 951-968. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Bardy, C., Huang, J., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2009). Contrast dependence of center and surround integration in primary visual cortex of the cat. Journal of Vision, 9(20), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Roy, S., Jayakumar, J., Martin, P., Dreher, B., Saalmann, Y., Hu, D., Vidyasagar, T. (2009). Segregation of short-wavelength-sensitive (S) cone signals in the macaque dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30(8), 1517-1526. [More Information]
  • Buzás, P., Szmajda, B., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Dreher, B., Martin, P. (2008). Color signals in the primary visual cortex of marmosets. Journal of Vision, 8(10), 7-1-7-16. [More Information]
  • Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Blessing, E., Dreher, B., Martin, P. (2008). Segregation of short-wavelength sensitive ("blue") cone signals among neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus and striate cortex of marmosets. Vision Research, 48(26), 2604-2614. [More Information]
  • Crowder, N., van Kleef, J., Dreher, B., Ibbotson, M. (2007). Complex cells increase their phase sensitivity at low contrasts and following adaptation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98(3), 1155-1166.
  • Young, J., Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Calford, M., Dreher, B., Obermayer, K. (2007). Cortical reorganization consistent with spike timing-but not correlation-dependent plasticity. Nature Neuroscience, 10(7), 887-895. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2007). Feedback signals from cat's area 21a enhance orientation selectivity of area 17 neurons. Experimental Brain Research, 182(4), 479-490. [More Information]
  • Huang, J., Wang, C., Dreher, B. (2007). The effects of reversible inactivation of postero-temporal visual cortex on neuronal activities in cat's area 17. Brain Research, 1138, 111-128. [More Information]
  • Bardy, C., Huang, J., Wang, C., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2006). 'Simplification' of responses of complex cells in cat striate cortex: suppressive surrounds and 'feedback' inactivation. The Journal of Physiology, 574(3), 731-750. [More Information]
  • Crowder, N., Price, N., Hietanen, M., Dreher, B., Clifford, C., Ibbotson, M. (2006). Relationship between contrast adaptation and orientation tuning in V1 and V2 of cat visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 95, 271-283. [More Information]
  • Forte, J., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Dobbie, W., Dreher, B., Martin, P. (2005). Spatial coding and response redundancy in parallel visual pathways of the marmoset Callithrix jacchus. Visual Neuroscience, 22(4), 479-491. [More Information]
  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2004). Motion Sensitivity In cat's Superior Colliculus: Contribution Of Different Visual Processing Channels To Response Properties Of Collicular Neurons. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 64(2), 209-228. [More Information]
  • Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2003). Area 21a of cat visual cortex modulates neuronal activities in the superior colliculus. The Journal of Physiology, 550(2), 535-552.
  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Young, J., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2003). Laminar differences in plasticity in area 17 following retinal lesions in kittens or adult cats. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(11), 2351-2368.
  • Vidyasagar, T., Kulikowski, J., Lipnicki, D., Dreher, B. (2002). Convergence of parvocellular and magnocellular information channels in the primary visual cortex of the macaque. European Journal of Neuroscience, 16(5), 945-956.
  • Young, J., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2002). Topographical reorganization in area 18 of adult cats following circumscribed momocular retinal lesions in adolescence. The Journal of Physiology, 541(2), 601-612.
  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2001). Convergence of Y and non-Y channels onto single neurons in the superior colliculi of the cat. NeuroReport, 12 (13), 2927-2933.

Conferences

  • Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2011). Influence of feedback signals from cat's area 21a on contrast response function of area 17 neurons. 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics ICCN 2009, Dordrecht: Springer.

2013

  • Jayakumar, J., Roy, S., Dreher, B., Martin, P., Vidyasagar, T. (2013). Multiple pathways carry signals from short-wavelength-sensitive ('blue') cones to the middle temporal area of the macaque. The Journal of Physiology, 591(1), 339-352. [More Information]
  • Hietanen, M., Cloherty, S., van Kleef, J., Wang, C., Dreher, B., Ibbotson, M. (2013). Phase sensitivity of complex cells in primary visual cortex. Neuroscience, 237, 19-28. [More Information]
  • Jayakumar, J., Dreher, B., Vidyasagar, T. (2013). Tracking blue cone signals in the primate brain. Clinical & Experimental Optometry, 96(3), 259-266. [More Information]

2012

  • Wypych, M., Wang, C., Nagy, E., Benedek, G., Dreher, B., Waleszczyk, W. (2012). Standardized F1: A consistent measure of strength of modulation of visual responses to sine-wave drifting gratings. Vision Research, 72(1), 14-33. [More Information]

2011

  • Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2011). Influence of feedback signals from cat's area 21a on contrast response function of area 17 neurons. 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics ICCN 2009, Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Romo, P., Wang, C., Zeater, N., Solomon, S., Dreher, B. (2011). Phase-sensitivities, excitatory summation fields and silent suppressive receptive fields of single neurons in the parastriate cortex of the cat. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(4), 1688-1712. [More Information]
  • Dreher, B. (2011). Wlodzimierz M.H. Kozak (1927-2010) in memoriam. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 71(4), xix-xxvi. [More Information]

2010

  • Wang, C., Huang, J., Bardy, C., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2010). Influence of 'feedback' signals on spatial integration in receptive fields of cat area 17 neurons. Brain Research, 1328, 34-48. [More Information]

2009

  • Bardy, C., Huang, J., Wang, C., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2009). 'Top-down' influences of ipsilateral or contralateral postero-temporal visual cortices on the extra-classical receptive fields of neurons in cat's striate cortex. Neuroscience, 158(2), 951-968. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Bardy, C., Huang, J., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2009). Contrast dependence of center and surround integration in primary visual cortex of the cat. Journal of Vision, 9(20), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Roy, S., Jayakumar, J., Martin, P., Dreher, B., Saalmann, Y., Hu, D., Vidyasagar, T. (2009). Segregation of short-wavelength-sensitive (S) cone signals in the macaque dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 30(8), 1517-1526. [More Information]

2008

  • Buzás, P., Szmajda, B., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Dreher, B., Martin, P. (2008). Color signals in the primary visual cortex of marmosets. Journal of Vision, 8(10), 7-1-7-16. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Protti, D., Dreher, B. (2008). Comparative Survey of the Mammalian Visual System with Reference to the Mouse. In Chalupa L; Williams R (Eds.), Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse, (pp. 35-60). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
  • Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Blessing, E., Dreher, B., Martin, P. (2008). Segregation of short-wavelength sensitive ("blue") cone signals among neurons in the lateral geniculate nucleus and striate cortex of marmosets. Vision Research, 48(26), 2604-2614. [More Information]

2007

  • Crowder, N., van Kleef, J., Dreher, B., Ibbotson, M. (2007). Complex cells increase their phase sensitivity at low contrasts and following adaptation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98(3), 1155-1166.
  • Young, J., Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Calford, M., Dreher, B., Obermayer, K. (2007). Cortical reorganization consistent with spike timing-but not correlation-dependent plasticity. Nature Neuroscience, 10(7), 887-895. [More Information]
  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2007). Feedback signals from cat's area 21a enhance orientation selectivity of area 17 neurons. Experimental Brain Research, 182(4), 479-490. [More Information]
  • Huang, J., Wang, C., Dreher, B. (2007). The effects of reversible inactivation of postero-temporal visual cortex on neuronal activities in cat's area 17. Brain Research, 1138, 111-128. [More Information]

2006

  • Bardy, C., Huang, J., Wang, C., Fitzgibbon, T., Dreher, B. (2006). 'Simplification' of responses of complex cells in cat striate cortex: suppressive surrounds and 'feedback' inactivation. The Journal of Physiology, 574(3), 731-750. [More Information]
  • Crowder, N., Price, N., Hietanen, M., Dreher, B., Clifford, C., Ibbotson, M. (2006). Relationship between contrast adaptation and orientation tuning in V1 and V2 of cat visual cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 95, 271-283. [More Information]
  • Dreher, B. (2006). Reprogramming the striate and extrastriate visual cortices following retinal lesions. In Stephen G. Lomber, Jos J. Eggermont (Eds.), Reprogramming the Cerebral Cortex Plasticity following central and peripheral lesions, (pp. 3-46). United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Dreher, B., Ibbotson, M. (2006). Visual functions of the retinorecipient nuclei in the midbrain, pretectum, and ventral thalamus of primates. In J Kremers (Eds.), The Primate Visual System: A Comparative Approach (2nd edition), (pp. 213-265). United States: John Wiley & Sons.

2005

  • Forte, J., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Dobbie, W., Dreher, B., Martin, P. (2005). Spatial coding and response redundancy in parallel visual pathways of the marmoset Callithrix jacchus. Visual Neuroscience, 22(4), 479-491. [More Information]

2004

  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2004). Motion Sensitivity In cat's Superior Colliculus: Contribution Of Different Visual Processing Channels To Response Properties Of Collicular Neurons. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 64(2), 209-228. [More Information]

2003

  • Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Wang, C., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2003). Area 21a of cat visual cortex modulates neuronal activities in the superior colliculus. The Journal of Physiology, 550(2), 535-552.
  • Waleszczyk, W., Wang, C., Young, J., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2003). Laminar differences in plasticity in area 17 following retinal lesions in kittens or adult cats. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(11), 2351-2368.

2002

  • Vidyasagar, T., Kulikowski, J., Lipnicki, D., Dreher, B. (2002). Convergence of parvocellular and magnocellular information channels in the primary visual cortex of the macaque. European Journal of Neuroscience, 16(5), 945-956.
  • Young, J., Waleszczyk, W., Burke, W., Calford, M., Dreher, B. (2002). Topographical reorganization in area 18 of adult cats following circumscribed momocular retinal lesions in adolescence. The Journal of Physiology, 541(2), 601-612.

2001

  • Wang, C., Waleszczyk, W., Benedek, G., Burke, W., Dreher, B. (2001). Convergence of Y and non-Y channels onto single neurons in the superior colliculi of the cat. NeuroReport, 12 (13), 2927-2933.
  • Dreher, B., Burke, W., Calford, M. (2001). Cortical plasticity revealed by circumscribed retinal lesions or artificial scotomas. In Christina Casanova & Maurice Ptito (Eds.), Vision: From Neurons To Cognition, (pp. 217-246). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

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