Dr Samuel Solomon

Honorary Senior Lecturer
Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

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Research interests

To provide ways in which we can associate normal vision (and disorders in it) with the activity of nerve cells in the brain

Keywords

Vision

Selected 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.

2011

  • Developmental Plasticity in the Nonhuman Primate Visual Cortex; Bourne J, Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • The functional organisation and signals of motion sensitive neurons in the middle-temporal area of visual cortex; Solomon S, Morley J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2010

  • Non-standard receptive fields in the primate visual system; Martin P, Grunert U, Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Inhibitory control of retinal sensitivity; Solomon S, Protti D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Non-standard receptive fields in the primate visual system; Martin P, Grünert U, Grunert U, Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • 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).

2008

  • The signals of nerve cells that provide the capacity for sight; Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Career Development Awards.
  • Multiphoton Microscope for Cellular Imaging in Live Animals; Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2007

  • Neural mechanisms that limit the visual sensitivity of primates; Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • 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

  • Correlated activity early in the primate visual pathway; Solomon S; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.
  • Mechanisms That Control The Sensitivity Of Neurons Early In The Primate Visual Pathway; Solomon S; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/General Grants.

2002

  • Colour processing in cortical vision; Solomon S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Martin, P., Solomon, S. (2013). Spike timing in early stages of visual processing. In Patricia M. Di Lorenzo, Jonathan D. Victor (Eds.), Spike Timing: Mechanisms and Function, (pp. 343-373). Boca Ratoa: CRC Press.
  • Kremers, J., Kaas, J., Martin, P., Solomon, S. (2005). The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. In Jan Kremers (Eds.), The Primate Visual System: A Comparative Approach, (pp. 161-190). United States: John Wiley & Sons.

Journals

  • Protti, D., Di Marco, S., Huang, J., Vonhoff, C., Nguyen, V., Solomon, S. (2014). Inner retinal inhibition shapes the receptive field of retinal ganglion cells in primate. The Journal of Physiology, 592(1), 49-65. [More Information]
  • McDonald, J., Clifford, C., Solomon, S., Chen, S., Solomon, S. (2014). Integration and segregation of multiple motion signals by neurons in area MT of primate. Journal of Neurophysiology, 111(2), 369-378. [More Information]
  • Pietersen, S., Cheong, S., Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Martin, P. (2014). Temporal response properties of koniocellular (blue-on and blue-off) cells in marmoset lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112(6), 1421-1438. [More Information]
  • Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Martin, P. (2013). Cortical-Like Receptive Fields in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of Marmoset Monkeys. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(16), 6864-6876. [More Information]
  • Di Marco, S., Protti, D., Solomon, S. (2013). Excitatory and inhibitory contributions to receptive fields of alpha-like retinal ganglion cells in mouse. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110(6), 1426-1440. [More Information]
  • Wijesinghe, R., Solomon, S., Camp, A. (2013). Noise Normalizes Firing Output of Mouse Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Neurons. PloS One, 8(2), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Gharaei, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Solomon, S. (2013). Texture-dependent motion signals in primate middle temporal area. The Journal of Physiology, 591(22), 5671-5690. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Cheong, S., Pietersen, S., Solomon, S., Martin, P. (2012). Colour and pattern selectivity of receptive fields in superior colliculus of marmoset monkeys. The Journal of Physiology, 590(16), 4061-4077. [More Information]
  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Mannion, D., McDonald, J., Solomon, S., Clifford, C. (2011). Color responsiveness argues against a dorsal component of human V4. Journal of Vision, 11(4:3), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Martin, P., Solomon, S. (2011). Information processing in the primate visual system. The Journal of Physiology, 589(Pt 1), 29-31. [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]
  • Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Martin, P., Levitt, J., Solomon, S. (2011). Slow intrinsic rhythm in the koniocellular visual pathway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 108(35), 14659-14663. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2011). The impact of brief exposure to high contrast on the contrast response of neurons in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(3), 1310-1321. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Gharaei, S., Camp, A., Bourne, J., Solomon, S. (2011). Visual motion integration by neurons in the middle temporal area of a New World monkey, the marmoset. The Journal of Physiology, 589(23), 5741-5758. [More Information]
  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Solomon, S., Clifford, C. (2010). Adaptable mechanisms sensitive to surface color in human vision. Journal of Vision, 10(9), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Mannion, D., McDonald, J., Solomon, S., Clifford, C. (2010). Combination of subcortical color channels in human visual cortex. Journal of Vision, 10(5, Article 25), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Cheong, S., Camp, A. (2010). Linear and Nonlinear Contributions to the Visual Sensitivity of Neurons in Primate Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(4), 1884-1898. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Dobbie, W., Solomon, S., Szmajda, B., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Forte, J., Martin, P. (2010). Receptive field asymmetries produce color-dependent direction selectivity in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Vision, 10(8), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2009). Adaptable mechanisms that regulate the contrast response of neurons in the primate lateral geniculate nucleus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(15), 5009-5021. [More Information]
  • Bex, P., Solomon, S., Dakin, S. (2009). Contrast sensitivity in natural scenes depends on edge as well as spatial frequency structure. Journal of Vision, 9(10), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Clifford, C., Solomon, S. (2008). Centre-surround effects on perceived orientation in complex images. Vision Research, 48(12), 1374-1382. [More Information]
  • Peirce, J., Solomon, S., Forte, J., Lennie, P. (2008). Cortical representation of color is binocular. Journal of Vision, 8(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Lennie, P. (2008). Functional asymmetries in visual pathways carrying S-cone signals in macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(15), 4078-4087. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Dhruv, N., Lennie, P. (2008). Habituation reveals fundamental chromatic mechanisms in striate cortex of macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(5), 1131-1139. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Dhruv, N., Majaj, N., Sokol, S., Lennie, P. (2007). A New Code for Contrast in the Primate Visual Pathway. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27(14), 3904-3909. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Dhruv, N., Majaj, N., Sokol, S., Lennie, P. (2007). A new code for contrast in the Primate visual pathway. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27(14), 3904-3909. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Lennie, P. (2007). The Machinery of Colour Vision. Nature Reviews. Neuroscience, 8(4), 276-286. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Peirce, J., Meth, A. (2007). Two expressions of "surround suppression" in V1 that arise independent of cortical mechanisms of suppression. Visual Neuroscience, 24(1), 99-109. [More Information]
  • Rauschecker, A., Solomon, S., Glennerster, A. (2006). Stereo and motion parallax cues in human 3D vision: can they vanish without a trace? Journal of Vision, 6(12), 1471-1485. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Lee, B., Sun, H. (2006). Suppressive surrounds and contrast gain in magnocellular-pathway retinal ganglion cells of macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(34), 8715-8726. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Lennie, P. (2005). Chromatic Gain Controls in Visual Cortical Neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(19), 4779-4792. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Lee, B., White, A., Rüttiger, L., Martin, P. (2005). Chromatic organization of ganglion cell receptive fields in the peripheral retina. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(18), 4527-4539. [More Information]
  • Webb, B., Dhruv, N., Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Lennie, P. (2005). Early and late mechanisms of surround suppression in striate cortex of macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(50), 11666-11675.
  • Blessing, E., Solomon, S., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Morris, B., Martin, P. (2004). Chromatic And Spatial Properties Of Parvocellular Cells In The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Of The Marmoset (Callithrix Jacchus). The Journal of Physiology, 557(1), 229-245. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Peirce, J., Dhruv, N., Lennie, P. (2004). Profound Contrast Adaptation Early in the Visual Pathway. Neuron, 42(1), 155-162.
  • Solomon, S., Peirce, J., Lennie, P. (2004). The impact of suppressive surrounds on chromatic properties of cortical neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 24(1), 148-160.
  • Clifford, C., Spehar, B., Solomon, S., Martin, P., Zaidi, Q. (2003). Interactions between color and luminance in the pereption of orientation. Journal of Vision, 3(2), 106-115.
  • Solomon, S., White, A., Martin, P. (2002). Extraclassical receptive field properties of parvocellular magnocellular and koniocellular cells in the primate lateral geniculate nucleus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 22(1), 338-349.
  • Solomon, S., Martin, P., White, A., Rüttiger, L., Lee, B. (2002). Modulation sensitivity of ganglion cells in peripheral retina of macaque. Vision Research, 42(27), 2893-2898.
  • Solomon, S. (2002). Striate cortex in dichromatic and trichromatic marmosets: neurochemical compartmentalization and geniculate input. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 450(4), 366-381. [More Information]
  • Martin, P., White, A., Solomon, S., Lee, K., Rüttiger, L. (2001). Chromatic sensitivity of ganglion cells in the peripheral primate retina. Nature, 410, 933-935.
  • White, A., Solomon, S., Martin, P. (2001). Spatial properties of koniocellular cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the marmoset Callithrix jacchus. The Journal of Physiology, 533.2, 519-535.

2014

  • Protti, D., Di Marco, S., Huang, J., Vonhoff, C., Nguyen, V., Solomon, S. (2014). Inner retinal inhibition shapes the receptive field of retinal ganglion cells in primate. The Journal of Physiology, 592(1), 49-65. [More Information]
  • McDonald, J., Clifford, C., Solomon, S., Chen, S., Solomon, S. (2014). Integration and segregation of multiple motion signals by neurons in area MT of primate. Journal of Neurophysiology, 111(2), 369-378. [More Information]
  • Pietersen, S., Cheong, S., Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Martin, P. (2014). Temporal response properties of koniocellular (blue-on and blue-off) cells in marmoset lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112(6), 1421-1438. [More Information]

2013

  • Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Martin, P. (2013). Cortical-Like Receptive Fields in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus of Marmoset Monkeys. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(16), 6864-6876. [More Information]
  • Di Marco, S., Protti, D., Solomon, S. (2013). Excitatory and inhibitory contributions to receptive fields of alpha-like retinal ganglion cells in mouse. Journal of Neurophysiology, 110(6), 1426-1440. [More Information]
  • Wijesinghe, R., Solomon, S., Camp, A. (2013). Noise Normalizes Firing Output of Mouse Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Neurons. PloS One, 8(2), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Martin, P., Solomon, S. (2013). Spike timing in early stages of visual processing. In Patricia M. Di Lorenzo, Jonathan D. Victor (Eds.), Spike Timing: Mechanisms and Function, (pp. 343-373). Boca Ratoa: CRC Press.
  • Gharaei, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Solomon, S. (2013). Texture-dependent motion signals in primate middle temporal area. The Journal of Physiology, 591(22), 5671-5690. [More Information]

2012

  • Tailby, C., Cheong, S., Pietersen, S., Solomon, S., Martin, P. (2012). Colour and pattern selectivity of receptive fields in superior colliculus of marmoset monkeys. The Journal of Physiology, 590(16), 4061-4077. [More Information]

2011

  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Mannion, D., McDonald, J., Solomon, S., Clifford, C. (2011). Color responsiveness argues against a dorsal component of human V4. Journal of Vision, 11(4:3), 1-21. [More Information]
  • Martin, P., Solomon, S. (2011). Information processing in the primate visual system. The Journal of Physiology, 589(Pt 1), 29-31. [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]
  • Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Martin, P., Levitt, J., Solomon, S. (2011). Slow intrinsic rhythm in the koniocellular visual pathway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 108(35), 14659-14663. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2011). The impact of brief exposure to high contrast on the contrast response of neurons in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(3), 1310-1321. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Gharaei, S., Camp, A., Bourne, J., Solomon, S. (2011). Visual motion integration by neurons in the middle temporal area of a New World monkey, the marmoset. The Journal of Physiology, 589(23), 5741-5758. [More Information]

2010

  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Solomon, S., Clifford, C. (2010). Adaptable mechanisms sensitive to surface color in human vision. Journal of Vision, 10(9), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Mannion, D., McDonald, J., Solomon, S., Clifford, C. (2010). Combination of subcortical color channels in human visual cortex. Journal of Vision, 10(5, Article 25), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Cheong, S., Camp, A. (2010). Linear and Nonlinear Contributions to the Visual Sensitivity of Neurons in Primate Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(4), 1884-1898. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Dobbie, W., Solomon, S., Szmajda, B., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Forte, J., Martin, P. (2010). Receptive field asymmetries produce color-dependent direction selectivity in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Vision, 10(8), 1-18. [More Information]

2009

  • Camp, A., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2009). Adaptable mechanisms that regulate the contrast response of neurons in the primate lateral geniculate nucleus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(15), 5009-5021. [More Information]
  • Bex, P., Solomon, S., Dakin, S. (2009). Contrast sensitivity in natural scenes depends on edge as well as spatial frequency structure. Journal of Vision, 9(10), 1-19. [More Information]

2008

  • Goddard (nee Weston), E., Clifford, C., Solomon, S. (2008). Centre-surround effects on perceived orientation in complex images. Vision Research, 48(12), 1374-1382. [More Information]
  • Peirce, J., Solomon, S., Forte, J., Lennie, P. (2008). Cortical representation of color is binocular. Journal of Vision, 8(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Lennie, P. (2008). Functional asymmetries in visual pathways carrying S-cone signals in macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(15), 4078-4087. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Dhruv, N., Lennie, P. (2008). Habituation reveals fundamental chromatic mechanisms in striate cortex of macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(5), 1131-1139. [More Information]

2007

  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Dhruv, N., Majaj, N., Sokol, S., Lennie, P. (2007). A New Code for Contrast in the Primate Visual Pathway. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27(14), 3904-3909. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Dhruv, N., Majaj, N., Sokol, S., Lennie, P. (2007). A new code for contrast in the Primate visual pathway. The Journal of Neuroscience, 27(14), 3904-3909. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Lennie, P. (2007). The Machinery of Colour Vision. Nature Reviews. Neuroscience, 8(4), 276-286. [More Information]
  • Tailby, C., Solomon, S., Peirce, J., Meth, A. (2007). Two expressions of "surround suppression" in V1 that arise independent of cortical mechanisms of suppression. Visual Neuroscience, 24(1), 99-109. [More Information]

2006

  • Rauschecker, A., Solomon, S., Glennerster, A. (2006). Stereo and motion parallax cues in human 3D vision: can they vanish without a trace? Journal of Vision, 6(12), 1471-1485. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Lee, B., Sun, H. (2006). Suppressive surrounds and contrast gain in magnocellular-pathway retinal ganglion cells of macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(34), 8715-8726. [More Information]

2005

  • Solomon, S., Lennie, P. (2005). Chromatic Gain Controls in Visual Cortical Neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(19), 4779-4792. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Lee, B., White, A., Rüttiger, L., Martin, P. (2005). Chromatic organization of ganglion cell receptive fields in the peripheral retina. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(18), 4527-4539. [More Information]
  • Webb, B., Dhruv, N., Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Lennie, P. (2005). Early and late mechanisms of surround suppression in striate cortex of macaque. The Journal of Neuroscience, 25(50), 11666-11675.
  • Kremers, J., Kaas, J., Martin, P., Solomon, S. (2005). The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. In Jan Kremers (Eds.), The Primate Visual System: A Comparative Approach, (pp. 161-190). United States: John Wiley & Sons.

2004

  • Blessing, E., Solomon, S., Hashemi-Nezhad, M., Morris, B., Martin, P. (2004). Chromatic And Spatial Properties Of Parvocellular Cells In The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Of The Marmoset (Callithrix Jacchus). The Journal of Physiology, 557(1), 229-245. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Peirce, J., Dhruv, N., Lennie, P. (2004). Profound Contrast Adaptation Early in the Visual Pathway. Neuron, 42(1), 155-162.
  • Solomon, S., Peirce, J., Lennie, P. (2004). The impact of suppressive surrounds on chromatic properties of cortical neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 24(1), 148-160.

2003

  • Clifford, C., Spehar, B., Solomon, S., Martin, P., Zaidi, Q. (2003). Interactions between color and luminance in the pereption of orientation. Journal of Vision, 3(2), 106-115.

2002

  • Solomon, S., White, A., Martin, P. (2002). Extraclassical receptive field properties of parvocellular magnocellular and koniocellular cells in the primate lateral geniculate nucleus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 22(1), 338-349.
  • Solomon, S., Martin, P., White, A., Rüttiger, L., Lee, B. (2002). Modulation sensitivity of ganglion cells in peripheral retina of macaque. Vision Research, 42(27), 2893-2898.
  • Solomon, S. (2002). Striate cortex in dichromatic and trichromatic marmosets: neurochemical compartmentalization and geniculate input. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 450(4), 366-381. [More Information]

2001

  • Martin, P., White, A., Solomon, S., Lee, K., Rüttiger, L. (2001). Chromatic sensitivity of ganglion cells in the peripheral primate retina. Nature, 410, 933-935.
  • White, A., Solomon, S., Martin, P. (2001). Spatial properties of koniocellular cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the marmoset Callithrix jacchus. The Journal of Physiology, 533.2, 519-535.

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