Publications

Mowery, T.M.*, Caras, M.L.*, Hassan, S., Wang, D., Dimidschstein, J., Fishell, G., Sanes, D.H. (2019) Preserving inhibition during developmental hearing loss rescues auditory learning and perception. Journal of Neuroscience. 39(42):8347-8361. web | pdf

Caras, M.L., Sanes, D.H. (2019) Neural variability limits adolescent skill learning. Journal of Neuroscience39(15):2889-2902.^ web | pdf 

Caras, M.L., Sanes, D.H. (2017) Top-down modulation of sensory cortex gates perceptual learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(37): 9972-9977.    web | pdf

Caras, M.L. and Remage-Healey, L. (2016) Control of peripheral and central auditory processing by estrogen in birds. pp 77-100. In: Hearing and Hormones. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. A. Bass, J. Sisneros, Fay, D. and Popper, A. eds. Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, New York.   pdf

Larson, T.A., Lent, K.L., Bammler, T.K., MacDonald, J.W., Wood, W.E., Caras, M.L., Thatra, N.M, Budzillo, A., Perkel, D.J., Brenowitz, E.A. (2015) Network analysis of microRNA and mRNA seasonal dynamics in a highly plastic sensorimotor neural circuit. BMC Genomics. 16:905.  web | pdf

Caras, M.L., Sanes, D.H. (2015) Sustained perceptual deficits from transient sensory deprivation. Journal of Neuroscience. 35(30):10851-10865.  web | pdf

Caras, M.L., Sen, K., Rubel, E.W., Brenowitz, E. (2015) Seasonal plasticity of precise spike timing in the avian auditory system. Journal of Neuroscience. 35(8): 3431-3445.   web | pdf

Buran, B., Sarro, E, Manno, F.,Kang, R., Caras, M.L., Sanes, D.H. (2014) A sensitive period for the impact of hearing loss on auditory perception. Journal of Neuroscience. 34(6):2276-84.  web | pdf

Caras, M.L. (2013) Estrogenic modulation of auditory processing: a vertebrate comparison. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 34(4):285-299.  web | pdf

Larson, T.A., Wang, T., Gale, S.D., Miller, K.E., Thatra, N.M., Caras, M.L., Perkel, D.J., Brenowitz, E.A. (2013) Post-Synaptic Neural Activity Regulates Neuronal Addition in the Adult Avian Song Control System. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(41):16640-16644. web | pdf

Caras, M.L., O’Brien, M., Brenowitz, E.A. and Rubel, E.W. (2012)  Estradiol selectively enhances auditory function in avian forebrain neurons. Journal of Neuroscience. 32(49):17597-17611. web | pdf

Caras, M.L., Brenowitz, E. and Rubel, E.W. (2010) Peripheral auditory processing changes seasonally in Gambel’s white-crowned sparrows. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 196(8): 581-599.  web | pdf

Caras, M.L., MacKenzie, K., Rodwin B., and Katz, D.B. (2008) Investigating the motivational mechanism of altered saline consumption following 5-HT1A manipulation.  Behavioral Neuroscience. 122(2): 407-415. web | pdf

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^ Featured article in This Week in the Journal: Esch, T. (2019) More neuronal variability, slower learning in adolescents. Journal of Neuroscience. 39(15): 2775. web | pdf