Publications

  1. Polat U., Sagi D.  (1993) Lateral interactions between spatial channels: suppression and facilitation revealed by lateral masking experiments.  Vision Res., 33(7), 993-999. Request PDF
  2. Polat U., Sagi D. (1994)  The architecture of perceptual interactions.  Vision Res., 34(1), 73-78. Request PDF
  3. Polat U., Sagi D. (1994) Spatial interactions in human vision: from near to far via experience-dependent cascades of connections.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 91, 1206-1209. Request PDF
  4. Polat U., Norcia A.M.  (1995) Neurophysiological evidence for long range facilitation in normal, but not amblyopic, human visual cortex. Vision Science and Its Applications, Vol. 1, Opt. Soc. Am. Technical Digest, pp. 228-231. Request PDF
  5. Polat U., Norcia A.M.  (1996) Neurophysiological evidence for contrast dependent long range facilitation and suppression in the human visual cortex.  Vision Res., 36, pp. 2099-2109. Request PDF
  6. Levi D.M., Polat U.,  (1996) Neural plasticity in adults with amblyopia.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 93, pp. 6830-6834. Request PDF
  7. Polat U., Sagi D., Norcia A.M.  (1997) Abnormal long-range spatial interactions in amblyopia.  Vision Res., 37, pp. 737-744. Request PDF
  8. Levi D.M., Polat U., Hu YS, (1997) Visual improvement in adults with amblyopia. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 38(8) 1493-1510. Request PDF
  9. Candy, T.R., Norcia, A.M. & Polat U. (1998) Preferential loss of lateral interaction in amblyopia. Vision Science and Its Applications, Vol. 1, Opt. Soc. Am. Technical Digest, pp. 60-63.
  10. Polat U., Mizobe, K., Kasamatsu, T., Norcia A.M.  (1998). Collinear stimuli regulate visual responses depending on Cell’s contrast threshold.  Nature, 391, 580-584. Request PDF
  11. Polat U., Norcia A.M.  (1998)  Elongated physiological summation pools in the human visual cortex. Vision Res., 38, 3735-3741. Request PDF
  12. Polat U., Tyler C. W. (1999). What pattern does the eye sees best? Vision Res., 39, 887-895. Request PDF
  13. Polat U., (1999) Functional architecture of long-range perceptual interactions. Spatial Vision, 12, 143-162. Request PDF
  14. Pennefather, P.M., Chandna, A. Kovacs, I., Polat U.,  & Norcia, A. M. (1999). Contour detection threshold: repeatability and learning with “contour cards” Spatial Vision, 12, 257-266. Request PDF
  15. Kovács, I., Polat U., Pennefather, P.M., Chandna , Norcia. A.M.  (2000). A new test of contour integration deficit in patients with history of disrupted binocular experience during visual development. Vision Res. 40, 1775-1783 Request PDF
  16. Polat U. &  Bonneh, Y. (2000) Collinear interactions and contour  detection. Spatial Vision, 13, 393-402. Request PDF
  17. Kasamatsu, T., Polat U., Pettet M.W., & Norcia, A.M. (2001) Collinear facilitation promotes reliability of single-cell responses in cat striate cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 138(2): 163-172. Request PDF
  18. Popple, A., Polat U., Bonneh, Y. (2001) Collinear effects on 3-Gabor alignment as a function of spacing, orientation and detectability. Spatial Vision, 14(2), 139-150. Request PDF
  19. Chen, C-C., Kasamatsu, T., Polat U., Norcia, A.M. (2001) Contrast response characteristics of long-range lateral interactions in cat striate cortex. NeuroReport, 12(4): 655-661. Request PDF
  20. Mizobe, K., Polat U., Pettet, M. & Kasamatsu, T. (2001) Facilitation and suppression of single straite-cell activitiy by spatially-discrete pattern stimuli presented beyond the receptive field. Visual NeuroScience 18(3):377-391Request PDF
  21.  Polat U., Ma-Naim, T., Belkin, M., & Sagi, D. (2004) Improving vision in adult amblyopia by perceptual learning. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 101(17): 6692-6697. Request PDF
  22. Bonneh, Y., Sagi, D., Polat U., (2004) Local and non-local deficits in amblyopia: acuity and spatial interactions. Vision Res 44(27), 3099-310. Request PDF
  23. Polat U., Bonneh, Y., Ma-Naim, T., Belkin, M., Sagi, D., (2005) Spatial interactions in amblyopia: effects of stimulus parameters and amblyopia type.  Vision Res  45, 1471-1479 Request PDF
  24. Mandel, Y. Belkin, M. Yehezkel,O. Rosner, M. Polat U., (2005) Measurement of dark adapted foveal contrast sensitivity: effect of age. Proc. of SPIE  5688
  25. Polat U., Sagi, D. (2006) Temporal asymmetry of collinear interactions. Vision Res., 46, 953–960 Request PDF
  26. Ellenbogen, T., Polat U., Spitzer, H. (2006) Chromatic collinear facilitation, further evidence for chromatic form perception. Spatial Vision, 19 (6) 547-568. Request PDF
  27. Bonneh, Y., Sagi, D., Polat U., (2007) Spatial and temporal crowding in amblyopia. Vision Res. 47 (14) 1950-1962. Request PDF
  28. Polat, U, Sterkin, A., Yehezkel, O. Spatio-temporal low-level neural networks account for visual masking (2007) Advances in Cognitive Psychology. 3 (1-2) 153-165 Request PDF
  29.  Polat U., Sagi, D. (2007) The relationship between the subjective and objective aspects of visual filling-in. Vision Res,  47(18):2473-81 Request PDF
  30. Mandel, Y.,Groto, I., El-Yaniv, R., Belkin, M., Israeli, E., Polat U., Bartov, E. (2007). Season of birth, natural light, and myopia. Opthalmology, Aug. 13 Request PDF
  31. Sterkin, A., Yehezkel, O., Bonneh, Y.,  Norcia, A.M. Polat U., (2008) Multi-component correlate for lateral collinear interactions in the human visual cortex Vision Res,  48(15): 1641–1647 Request PDF
  32. Zomet, A., Amiaz, R., Grunhaus, L., & Polat U., (2008) Major depression affects perceptual filling-in. Biological Psychiatry, 64:667-671 Request PDF
  33. Sterkin, A., Sterkin, A., Polat U., (2008) Response similarity as a basis for perceptual binding. Journal of Vision  8(7) 1-12. Request PDF
  34. Cohen, Y., Belkin, M., Yehezkel, O., Avni, I., Polat U., (2008) Light Intensity Modulates Corneal Power and Refraction in the Chick Eye Exposed to Continuous Light. Vision Res, 48(21) 2329-2335 Request PDF
  35. 35.   Polat, U. (2008) Restoration of underdeveloped cortical functions: evidence from Treatment of adultamblyopia. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 26 413-424 Request PDF
  36. Polat U., The efficacy of collinear facilitation. (2009) Spatial Vision, 22(2) 179-193 Request PDF
  37. Li R., Polat U., Makous W., Bavelier D., (2009) Enhancing the contrast sensitivity function through action video game training Nature Neuroscience, 12 527-528 Request PDF
  38. Sterkin, A., Yehezkel, O., Bonneh, Y.,  Norcia, A.M. Polat U., (2009) Backward masking suppresses collinear facilitation in the visual cortex Vision Res, 49 (14) 1784-1794 Request PDF
  39. Polat U., (2009) Making perceptual learning practical to improve visual functions. Vision Res, 49(21) 2566-2573 Request PDF
  40. Polat U., Ma-Naim T., Spirer A. (2009) Treatment of children with amblyopia by perceptual learning Vision Res, 49(21) 2599-2603 Request PDF
  41. Polat U., (2009) Perceptual learning induces neuroplasticity, enabling improvement of visual functions. Expert Rev. Ophthalmol. 4(6), 573–576 Request PDF
  42. Hirshler- Kotner, Y., Polat U., Biegon, A., (2010) Intracranial electrode implantation produces regional neuroinflammation and memory deficits in rats. Experimental Neurology 222 (1) 42-50. Request PDF
  43. Gabriel K., Levkovitch-Verbin H., Triester G., Belkin M., Ilany J.,  Polat U., (2010) Mesopic Foveal Contrast Sensitivity is Impaired in Diabetic Patients Without Retinopathy. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 248:1699–1703 Request PDF
  44. Lahav K., Levkovitch-Verbin H., Belkin M., Glovinsky Y., Polat U., (2010) Reduced foveal photopic and scotopic contrast sensitivity in glaucoma. Archeive of Opthalmology, 129(1):16-22. Request PDF
  45. Yehezkel O., Sagi D., Sterkin A., Polat U., (2010) Learning to adapt: Dynamics of readaptation to geometrical distortions.  Vision Res, 50 1550–1558 Request PDF
  46. Li R., Polat  U., Scalzo F.,  Bavelier D., Reducing backward masking through action game training. Journal of Vision 10(14):33, 1–13. Request PDF
  47. Cohen, Y., Belkin, M., Yehezkel, O., Polat U., Dependency between Light Intensity and Refractive Development under Light-Dark Cycles. Experimental Eye Research 92: 40-46. Request PDF
  48. Sterkin, A., Yehezkel, O., Polat U., (2012) Learning to be fast: Gain accuracy with speed. Vision Res. 2012 May 15(61):115-24. Request PDF
  49. Lev, M., Polat, U., (2011) Collinear facilitation and suppression at the periphery. Vision Res. 51(23-24):2488-98. Request PDF
  50. Polat, U., Schor, C., Tong, J.L., Zomet, A., Lev, M., Yehezkel, O., Sterkin, A., Levi, DM. (2012) Training the brain to overcome the effect of aging on the human eye. Scientific Reports 2:278. Request PDF
  51. Lev, M., Ludwig, K., Gilaie-Dotan, S., Voss, S., Sterzer, P., Hesselmann, G., Polat, U., (2014) Training improves visual processing speed and generalizes to untrained functions. Request PDF 
  52. Lev, M., Gilaie-Dotan, S., Gotthilf-Nezri, D., Yehezkel, O., Brooks, J.L., Perry, A., Bentin, S., Bonneh, Y., Polat, U., (2014) Training-induced recovery of low-level vision followed by mid- level perceptual improvements in developmental object and face agnosia. Request PDF
  53. Lev, M., Yehezkel, O., Polat, U., (2014) Uncovering foveal crowding? Request PDF
  54. Fried, M., Tsitsiashvili, E., Bonneh, Y.S., Sterkin, A., Wygnanski-Jaffe, T., Epstein, T., Polat, U., (2014) ADHD subjects fail to suppress eye blinks and microsaccades while anticipating visual stimuli but recover with medication. Request PDF
  55. Yehezkel, O., Sterkin, A., Lev, M., Polat, U., (2015) Training on spatiotemporal masking improves crowded and uncrowded visual acuity. Request PDF

1. Polat U., Sagi D.  (1995) Plasticity of spatial interactions in early vision.  Maturational Windows and Adult Cortical Plasticity, Julesz B., Kovács I. (eds.), SFI Studies in the Science of Complexity, Vol. XXIV, Addison-Wesley, pp. 111-125.
2. Polat U., Norcia, A.M., & Sagi, D. (1996) The pattern and functional significance of long-interactions in human visual cortex. In: J. Sirosh, R. Miikkulainen & Y. Choe (Eds), Lateral Interactions in the Cortex: Structure and function. The UTCS Neural Networks Research Group, Austin, Tx. Electronic book, ISBN 0-9647060-0-8, http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/nn/web-pubs/html book96.
3. Polat U., (2005). Improving abnormal spatial vision in adults with amblyopia. In: L. Harris, & M. Jenkin (Eds.), Seeing Spatial Forms (Oxford University Press).

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