Shih-Cheng YEN

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National University of Singapore
Blk E4, #05-48
4 Engineering Drive 3
Singapore 117576
Republic of Singapore
(T) +65.6516.2118
(F) +65.6779.1103

 
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Publications

2009

Dimitrov AG, Sheikoa MA, Baker J, Yen SC. Spatial and temporal jitter distort estimated functional properties of visual sensory neurons. Journal of Computational Neuroscience (in press).

Herikstad R, Baker J, Gray CM, Yen SC. Columnar coding of neuronal populations in primary visual cortex, Cosyne 2009. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

2008

Yen SC, Baker J, Lachaux JP, Gray CM. Responses of primary visual cortical neurons to natural movies in anesthetized cat. BMC Neuroscience, 9(Suppl 1):P125 (11 July 2008). [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Bong JH, Yen SC, Salazar RF, Gray CM. Neural representations of visual salience in primary visual cortex. BMC Neuroscience, 9(Suppl 1):P129 (11 July 2008). [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Mokri Y, Yen SC. Spike overlap resolution of electrode and tetrode data from primary visual cortex. BMC Neuroscience, 9(Suppl 1):P94 (11 July 2008). [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Mahapatra D, Winkler S, Yen SC. Motion saliency outweighs other low-level features while watching videos. Proc. IS&T/SPIE Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, vol. 6806, San Jose, CA, Jan. 27–31, 2008. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

2007

Yen SC, Baker J, and Gray CM. Heterogeneity in the Responses of Adjacent Neurons to Natural Stimuli in Cat Striate Cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 97, 1326-1341. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Yen S-C, Baker J, Gray CM. Heterogeneity in the responses of adjacent neurons to natural stimuli in Cat striate cortex, Journal of Vision, 7(9):326, 326a,http://journalofvision.org/7/9/326/, doi:10.1167/7.9.326, 2007. [ Abstract ] [ Slides in PDF ]

Herikstad R, Yen SC, Baker J, and Gray CM. Information rates and redundancy in the responses of striate cortical cells to natural movie stimuli. Cosyne 2007. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Khosrowshahi A, Olshausen BA, Baker J, Yen S-C, Gray CM. Predicting responses of V1 neurons to natural movies, Cosyne 2007.

Baker J, Yen S-C, Gray CM. Heterogeneous responses within a column of cat striate cortical neurons under natural scene stimulation, Program No. 920.9. 2007 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2007.Online.

2006

Salazar RF, Yen SC, Gray CM. Transitions from low to high frequency oscillations in macaque V1 distinguish salient from non-salient contours. FENS Abstracts, Vol 3, A216.19. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

2005

Yen S, Gray CM. Time-varying natural scenes evoke dynamic patterns of synchronous activity in cat striate cortex at multiple time scales. Program No. 591.13. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online. [ Abstract ] [ Slides in PDF ]

Patterson M, Salazar RF, Yen S, Gray CM. Reaction times during working memory and perception and their implications in neuronal processing. Program No. 66.3. 2005 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2005. Online. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Baker J, Yen S-C, Lachaux J-P, Gray CM. Natural movies evoke responses in the primary visual cortex of anesthetized cat that are not well modeled by Poisson processes. Cosyne 2005 [ Abstract ] [ Abstract in PDF ]

Dimitrov A, Sheiko, M, Baker, J, Yen S-C. Effects of stimulus transformations on estimated functional properties of visual sensory neurons. CNS*05 [ Abstract ]

2004

Yen S, Baker JL, Lachaux J, Gray CM. Natural movies evoke temporally precise responses in cat visual cortex that are not predicted by non-uniform Poisson processes with relative refractory periods. Program No. 984.8. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2004. Online. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

B.A. Olshausen, J. Baker, S. Yen, C.M. Gray. Receptive field models fail to predict responses of V1 neurons to natural movies. Program No. 984.18. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2004. Online. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Yen S, Baker JL, Lachaux J, Gray CM. Natural movies evoke precise responses in cat visual cortex that are not predicted by non-uniform Poisson processes. Vision Sciences Society Meeting, 2004. Journal of Vision, 4(8):281. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Gray CM, Baker JL, Yen S. Multineuron response dynamics in cat visual cortex during the presentation of time-varying natural scenes. Vision Sciences Society Meeting, 2004. Journal of Vision, 4(8):352. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

2003

Baker JL, Yen SC, Lachaux JP, Gray CM. Natural movies evoke precise responses in cat visual cortex that vary more rapidly than the stimulus. Program No. 485.12. 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2003. Online.

Gray CM, Baker JL, Yen S. Multineuron response dynamics in cat visual cortex during the presentation of time-varying natural scenes. Program No. 485.13. 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2003. Online.

2002

Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Salience. Encyclopedia of the Human Brain, Ramachandran VS (Ed), San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2002.

Gray CM, Mckeehan T, Olshausen B, Yen SC: Neuronal Dynamics in Macaque V1 During Free-Viewing of Natural Images. Program No. 622.3, 2002 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. CD-ROM.

Mckeehan T, Yen SC, Gray CM: Neocortical Recording in Alert Monkeys Using a Replaceable, Self-Sealing, Artificial Dura. Program No. 405.1, 2002 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2002. CD-ROM.

2001

Yen S-C, Gray CM:  Estimating the perceptual component in reaction time measurements in a contour detection task in the macaque monkey. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 31:821.71, (2001).

Yen S-C, Gray CM:  Properties of contour integration in a macaque monkey. Vision Sciences Meeting, 2001. Journal of Vision, 1(3):36 (2001).

2000

Yen S-C, Gray CM: The contribution of coherent and incoherent motion to the detection of contours in a macaque monkey. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 30:687.5. [ Abstract ]

Yen S-C, Gray CM: The time course of perception in a contour detection task in a macaque monkey. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 41: 2337. [ Abstract ] [ Poster in PDF ]

Lachaux J-P, Yen S-C, Baker J, Olshausen BA, Gray CM: Reliability of neuronal responses to dynamic natural images in cat area 17. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 30:779.6. [ Abstract ]

1999

Yen S-C, Menschik ED, Finkel LH: Perceptual grouping in striate cortical networks mediated by synchronization and desynchronization. Neurocomputing, 26-27(1-3):609-616. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Yen S-C, Gray CM: Gamma-band neuronal oscillations are largely absent in the lateral geniculate nucleus of the awake behaving monkey. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 29:573.18.  [ Abstract ]

Menschik ED, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Model- and scale-independent performance of a hippocampal CA3 network architecture. Neurocomputing, 26-27(1-3):443-453.  [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Nafziger JS, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Psychophysical Determination of the Spatial Connectivity Function in a Model of Contour Salience. Neurocomputing, 26-27(1-3):823-830.  [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

1998

Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Extraction of perceptually salient contours by striate cortical networks. Vision Research, 38(5): pp. 719-741. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Yen S-C, Menschik ED, Finkel LH: Cortical Synchronization and Perceptual Salience. Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1998, New York: Plenum Press, pp. 125-130. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Perceptual Grouping Mediated By Synchronization and Desynchronization in a Striate Cortical Network. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 28:59.4. [ Abstract ]

Finkel LH, Yen S-C, Menschik ED: Synchronization: The Computational Currency of Cognition. ICANN 98, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Skövde, Sweden, 2-4 September 1998. Niklasson L, Boden M, Ziemke T (eds.). New York: Springer-Verlag. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Menschik ED, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Attractor Dynamics in Realistic Hippocampal Networks. Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1998, New York: Plenum Press, pp. 465-470. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Nafziger JS, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: The effect of Gabor element aspect ratio on contour detection. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 28:551.2. [ Abstract ]

Nafziger JS, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Dependence of contour detection thresholds on the pattern of element spacing. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 39: 3997. [ Abstract ]

Nafziger JS, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Receptive Field Modulation by Stimulus Density in the Distant Surround. Dynamical Neuroscience Abstracts. The 6th Annual Dynamical Neuroscience Symposium, Los Angeles, California, Novermber 5-6. [ Abstract ]

1997

Yen S-C, Finkel, LH: Cortical synchronization mechanism for pop-out of salient image contours. in Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research 1997, pp. 553-560. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Yen S-C, Finkel, LH: Salient contour extraction by temporal binding in a cortically-based network. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 10, pp. 915-921. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Identification of salient contours in cluttered Images. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 1997, pp. 273-279. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Perceptual salience of contours due to horizontally-mediated synchronization of modeled cortical cells. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 38: 992. [ Abstract ]

Yen S-C, Menschik ED, Nafziger JS, Finkel LH: Perceptual correlates of neuronal synchronization in a network of realistic cortical cells with long-range horizontal connections. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 27:13.7. [ Abstract ]

Sakai K, Sajda P, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Coarse-grain parallel computing for very large scale neural simulations in the NEXUS simulation environment. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 27(4), pp. 257-266. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

1996

Yen S-C, Finkel, LH: Pop-out of salient contours in a network based on striate cortical connectivity. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 37(3):1348. [ Abstract ]

Sakai K, Yen S-C, Finkel LH: Enhancement of shape-from-texture perception by spatial frequency processing. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 37(3):810. [ Abstract ]

1994

Yen S-C, Sajda P, Finkel, LH: Face recognition by PDP and Radial Basis Function networks: Comparisons and Insights. The Neurobiology of Computation, pp. 433-438. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]

Sajda P, Sakai K, Yen S-C, Finkel, LH: Nexus: A neural simulator for integrating top-down and bottom-up modeling. in Neural Network Simulation Environments, J. Skrzypek, ed., Kluwer, pp. 29-45. [ Abstract ] [ Full Text in PDF ]