Institut NeuroPSI - UMR9197
CNRS Université Paris-Saclay

Dr. Matias GOLDIN

Sensori-motor Integration & Plasticity, Traitement sensori-moteur et plasticité

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I am interested in the mechanisms that the brain uses to encode complex stimulus features. Using my modeling training as a physicist, I try to understand nature using simple explanations keeping always in mind the full richness of the biological systems. I am an experimentalist, and believe that discoveries come from the experiment-model-experiment virtuous closed-loop: a well-designed experiment -> followed by proper analyses -> rendering an intelligent model -> that predicts new experimental results.

I started working in UNIC in 2015 studying the cortical representations of complex multi-whisker stimulus in the secondary somatosensory cortex of the rat. We were able to find novel spatio-temporal receptive fields with time windows much longer than previously reported and supra-linear multi-whisker integration properties.

I am currently working in the analysis of the neural coding of expectancy signals in the primary somatosensory cortex of the rat. My project involves multi-electrode extracellular recordings in vivo, and the neuronal activity elicited by a one-of-a-kind multi-whisker micromanipulator with different spatiotemporal stimulation protocols.


Articles (10)

> M.A.Goldin, E.R.Harrell, L.Estebanez, D.E.Shulz, “Rich spatio-temporal stimulus dynamics unveil sensory specialization in cortical area S2”, Nature Communications, 9, 4053

> G.C.Dima, M.A.Goldin, G.B.Mindlin, “Modeling temperature manipulations in a circular model of birdsong production”, Papers in Physics, 10(1), 100002. Published with reviewer’s commentary


> M.A.Goldin, G.B.Mindlin, “Temperature manipulation of neuronal dynamics in a forebrain motor control nucleus”, PloS Computational Biology 13(8), e1005699


> A.C.Ventura, A.Bush, G.Vasen, M.A.Goldin, B.Burkinshaw, N.Bhattacharjee, A.Folch, R.Brent, A.Chernomoretz, A.Colman-Lerner, “Utilization of extracellular information before equilibrium receptor binding expands and shifts the input dynamic range”, PNAS, 111(37), E3860-E3869


> M.A.Goldin, G.B.Mindlin, “Evidence and control of bifurcations in a respiratory system”, Chaos 23,4 043138

> M.A.Goldin, L.M.Alonso, J.A.Alliende, F.Goller, G.B.Mindlin, “Temperature induced syllable breaking unveils nonlinearly interacting timescales in birdsong motor pathway”, PLoS ONE,, Volume 8, Issue 6, e67814. Recommended in F1000Prime doi: 10.3410/f.718033157.793487820


> M.A.Goldin, D.Francisco, S.Ledesma, “Classical images as quantum entanglement: An image processing analogy of the GHZ experiment”, Optics Communications Volume 284, Issue 7, 2089-2093 (2011)


> M.A.Goldin, D.Francisco, S.Ledesma, « Simulating Bell inequality violations with classical optics encoded qubits, » Journal of the Optical Society America B 27, 779-786 (2010)


> M.A.Goldin, G.Díaz Costanzo, O.E.Martínez, C.Iemmi, S.Ledesma, “A new method for 3D tracking using an LCoS”, Journal of Optics A, 10 104001, (2008)

> M.Goldin, G.Diaz Costanzo, O.E.Martinez, C.Iemmi, and S.Ledesma, “Application of LCoS to dynamical focusing in an optical system”, AIP Conf. Proc. 992, 146 (2008)