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MIT RLE (Research Laboratory of Electronics) QPR (Quarterly Published Reports)

Journal Publications

  1. 1943 A mathematical theory of the affective psychoses, Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, Vol. 5; (with Pitts)
  2. 1948 Somatic functions of the central nervous system, Annual Review of Physiology Vol. 10; (with McCulloch)
  3. 1948 The path of suppression in the spinal grey matter, Federation Proceedings, Vol. 7, No. 1, March; (with McCulloch)
  4. 1950 An electrical hypothesis of central inhibition and facilitation, Proceedings of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases, Vol. 30, December; (with McCulloch, Pitts, and Dell)
  5. 1950 Positivity in ventral horn during bulbar reticular inhibition of motoneurons Federation Proceedings, Vol. 9, No. 1, March; (with Dell and McCulloch)
  6. 1951 Changes produced in the central nervous system by ultrasound, Science, Vol. 114, No. 2974; (with Wall, Fry, Stephens, and Tucker)
  7. 1952 Sources and sinks of current in the spinal cord, Federation Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, March; (with Pitts and Brazier)
  8. 1953 Comparaison entre les machines a calculer et le cerveau, Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine, Vo.l. 37, pp. 425-443; (with McCulloch, Pitts, and Dell)
  9. 1953 On microelectrodes for plotting currents in nervous tissue, Proceedings of the Physiological Society, Vol. 122; (with Howland, McCulloch, Pitts, and Wall)
  10. 1954 Maps derived by bipolar microelectrode stimulation within the spinal cord, Federation Proceedings, Vol. 13, March; (with Pitts, McCulloch, Wall, and Howland)
  11. 1955 Physiology of a primary chemoreceptor unit, Science, Vol. 122, No. 3166, September; (with Hodgson and Roeder)
  12. 1955 Reflex inhibition by dorsal root interaction, Journal of Neurophysiology', vol.18; (with Howland, McCulloch, Pitts, and Wall)
  13. 1955 Effects of strychnine with special reference to spinal afferent fibres, Epilepsia, Series III, Vol. 4; (with Wall, McCulloch, and Pitts)
  14. 1955 The terminal arborisation of the cat's pyramidal tract determined by a new technique, The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, Vol. 28, Nos. 3-4, Dec.-Feb.; (with Wall, McCulloch, and Pitts)
  15. 1956 Excitability changes in anatomical components of the monosynaptic are following tetanic stimulation, Federation Proceedings, Vol. 15, No. 1, March; (with McCulloch and Pitts)
  16. 1956 Limits on nerve impulse transmission, IRE Convention Record, National, Part 4, March 19-20; (with Wall, Pitts, and McCulloch)
  17. 1956 Central effects of strychnine on spinal afferent fibres, A.M.A. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Vol. 75: 323-324; (with McCulloch, Pitts, and Wall)
  18. 1957 Membrane currents in clamped vertebrate nerve, Nature, Vol. 180, pp. 1290-1291, Dec. 7; (with McCulloch, and Pitts)
  19. 1956/1957 Footnotes on a headstage, IRE Transactions on Medical Electronics; (with Howland and Gesteland)
  20. 1956 Evidence that cut optic nerve fibers in a frog regenerate to their proper places in the tectum, Science, Vol. 130, No. 3390, December; (with Maturana, McCulloch, and Pitts)
  21. 1959 How seen movement appears in the frog's optic nerve, Federation Proceedings Vol. 18, No. 1, March; (with Maturana, Pitts, and McCulloch) transcribed:How Seen Movement Appears In The Frog's Optic Nerve
  22. 1959 What the frog's eye tells the frog's brain, Proceedings of the IRE, Vol. 47, No. 11, November; (with Maturana, McCulloch, and Pitts)
  23. 1959 Comments on microelectrodes, Proceedings of the IRE, Vol. 47, No. 11, November; (with Gesteland, Howland, and Pitts)
  24. 1959 Number of fibres in the optic nerve and the number of ganglion cells in the retina of anurans, Nature, Vol. 183, pp. 1406-1407, May 16; (with Maturana)
  25. 1959 Bridge for measuring the impedance of metal microelectrodes, The Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 30, No. 4, April; (with Gesteland and Howland)
  26. 1960 Anatomy and physiology of vision in the frog (Rana pipiens), The Journal of General Physiology, Vol. 43, No. 6, Supplement pp. 129-175; (withMaturana, McCulloch, and Pitts)
  27. 1961 Two remarks on the visual system of the frog, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT, Vol. 38; (with Maturana, Pitts, and McCulloch)
  28. 1963 Odor specificites of the frog's olfactory receptors, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste (Pergamon Press); (with Gesteland, Pitts, and Rojas)
  29. 1964 A theory of passive ion flux through axon membranes, Nature, Vol. 202, No. 4939, pp. 1338-1339, June; (with Pickard, McCulloch, and Pitts)
  30. 1964 Microelectrodes research laboratory of electronics, MIT Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry, (Reinhold Publishing Corporation: New York), pp. 822-826; (with Gesteland, Howland, and Pitts)
  31. 1964 Receptor model of the frog's nose, NEREM Record; (with Gesteland)
  32. 1964 Caesium ions do not pass the membrane of the giant axon, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 1177-1183; (with Pickard, Moore, Takata, Pooler, and Bernstein)
  33. 1964? Lanthanum simulates high calcium and reduces conductance changes in nerve membranes, XXIII International Congress of Physiological Sciences ; (with Moore, Takata, and Pickard)
  34. 1964 Passive transport of ions across nerve membranes, Minutes of the APS-NES 1964 Spring Meeting of the New England Section, 4 April; (with Pickard)
  35. 1964 Experiments in perception, Tech Engineering News, November;
  36. 1965 Chemical transmission in the nose of the frog, Journal of Physiology, Vol. 181, pp. 525-559; (with Gesteland, and Pitts)
  37. 1965 Octopus optic responses, Experimental Neurology, Vol. 12, No. 3, July; (with Boycott, Maturana, and Wall)
  38. 1965 Glass-coated tungsten microelectrodes, Science, Vol. 148, No.3676, pp. 1462-1464; (with Baldwin, and Frenk)
  39. 1965 Speculations on smell, Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, Vol. 30; (with Gesteland)
  40. 1965 General discussion: early receptor potential, Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, vol. 30; (with Platt, Wald, and Brown)
  41. 1966 Ionic conductance changes in lobster axon membrane when lanthanum is substituted for calcium, Journal of General Physiology, Vol. 50, Number 2, November; (with Takata, Pickard, and Moore)
  42. 1966 Alkali cation selectivity of a squid axon membrane, N.Y. Academy of Sciences, vol. 137, pp. 818-829; (with Moore, Anderson, Blaustein, Takata, Pickard, Bernstein, and Pooler)
  43. 1966 A demonstration of ion-exchange phenomena in phospholipid mono-molecular films, Nature, Vol. 209, No. 5026, pp. 886-887, February; (with Rojas and Pickard)
  44. 1967 You can't even step in the same river once, Journal of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 76, No. 8, October;
  45. 1968 A code in the nose, Cybernetic Problems in Bionics (Gordon and Breach Science Publishers); (with Gesteland, Pitts, and Chung)
  46. 1968 Pure renaissance, Natural History, June-July, p. 62
  47. 1969 The annotated octopus, Natural History, Vol. 78, No. 9, p. 10; (Sokolski with notes by Lettvin)
  48. 1970 Multiple meaning in single visual units, Brain, Behavior, and Evolution, vol.3, pp. 72-101; (with Chung and Raymond)
  49. 1970 The rise and fall of progress, Natural History, Vol. 79, No. 3, pp. 80-82, March
  50. 1972 Scratched and chiseled marks of man, Natural History
  51. 1974 The CLOOGE: a simple device for interspike interval analysis, Proceedings of the Physiological Society, vol. 239, pp. 63-66, February; (with Chung and Raymond)
  52. 1976 A physical model for the passage of ions through an ion-specific channel - I. The sodium-like channel, Mathematical Biosciences, vol.32, pp. 37-50; (with Pickard)
  53. 1976 Probability of conduction deficit as related to fiber length in random-distribution models of peripheral neuropathies, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 29, pp. 39-53; (with Waxman, Brill, Geschwind, and Sabin)
  54. 1976 The use of myth, Technology Review, Vol. 78(7), pp. 52-57
  55. 1976 On seeing sidelong, The Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 4, July/August
  56. 1977 The gorgon's eye, Technology Review, Vol. 80(2), pp. 74-83
  57. 1977 Freedoms and constraints in color vision, Brain Theory Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, December; (with Linden)
  58. 1978 Aftereffects of activity in peripheral axons as a clue to nervous coding, Physiology and Pathobiology of Axons, edited by Waxman (Raven Press: New York); (with Raymond)
  59. 1978 Relation of the e-wave to ganglion cell activity and rod responses in the frog, Vision Research, Vol. 18, pp. 1181-1188; (with Newman)
  60. 1980 Anatomy and physiology of a binocular system in the frog Rana pipiens, Brain Research Vol. 192, pp. 313-325; (with Gruberg)
  61. 1983 Processing of polarized light by squid photoreceptors, Nature, Vol. 304, pp.534-536; (with Saidel and MacNichol)
  62. 1986 The colors of things, Scientific American, Vol.255.3, pp. 84-91; September (with Brou, Philippe, Sciascia, and Linden)
  63. 1995 Functional Properties of Regenerated Optic Axons Terminating in the Primary Olfactory Cortex
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Reformatted List of Papers With Additions

Published Papers and Articles
Title Co-authors Journal
Selective, unilateral, reversible loss of behavioral responses to looming stimuli after injection of tetrodotoxin of cadmium chloride into the frog optic nerve. King JG, Lettvin JY, and Gruberg ED Brain research 841(1-2):20-6, 1999 Sep 11
A compartment-based, asymmetric representation of the retina in an induced projection to the olfactory cortex. Scalia F, Eisner S, Galoyan SM, Harris E, Su W, and Lettvin JY The Journal of comparative neurology 383(4):415-27, 1997 Jul 14
Concentration and storage of biotin in the amphibian brain. Eisner S, Harris E, Galoyan SM, Lettvin JY, and Scalia F The Journal of comparative neurology 368(3):455-66, 1996 May 6
Functional properties of regenerated optic axons terminating in the primary olfactory cortex. Scalia F, Grant AC, Reyes M, and Lettvin JY Brain research 685(1-2):187-97, 1995 Jul 10
Dyslexic children learn a new visual strategy for reading: a controlled experiment. Geiger G, Lettvin JY, and Fahle M Vision research 34(9):1223-33, 1994 May
Task-determined strategies of visual process. Geiger G, Lettvin JY, and Zegarra-Moran O Brain research. Cognitive brain research 1(1):39-52, 1992 Jun
Sources of electrical transients in tectal neuropil of the frog, Rana pipiens. Grant AC and Lettvin JY Brain research 560(1-2):106-21, 1991 Sep 27
Peripheral vision in persons with dyslexia. Geiger G and Lettvin JY The New England journal of medicine 316(20):1238-43, 1987 May 14
The colors of things. Brou P, Sciascia TR, Linden L, and Lettvin JY Scientific American 255(3):84-92, 1986 Sep
Enhancing the perception of form in peripheral vision. Geiger G and Lettvin JY Perception 15(2):119-30, 1986
Processing of polarized light by squid photoreceptors. Saidel WM, Lettvin JY, and MacNichol EF Nature 304(5926):534-6, 1983
1981 Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. Lettvin JY Science (New York, N.Y.) 214(4520):517-20, 1981 Oct 30
Anatomy and physiology of a binocular system in the frog Rana pipiens. Gruberg ER and Lettvin JY Brain research 192(2):313-25, 1980 Jun 23
Relation of the epsilon-wave to ganglion cell activity and rod responses in the frog. Newman EA and Lettvin JY Vision research 18(9):1181-8, 1978
Probability of conduction deficit as related to fiber length in random-distribution models of peripheral neuropathies. Waxman SG, Brill MH, Geschwind N, Sabin TD, and Lettvin JY Journal of the neurological sciences 29(1):39-53, 1976 Sep
Proceedings: The CLOOGE: a simple device for interspike interval analysis. Chung SH, Lettvin JY, and Raymond SA The Journal of physiology 239(2):63P-66P, 1974 Jun
Multiple meaning in single visual units. Chung SH, Raymond SA, and Lettvin JY Brain, behavior and evolution 3(1):72-101, 1970
Ionic conductance changes in lobster axon membrane when lanthanum is substituted for calcium. Takata M, Pickard WF, Lettvin JY, and Moore JW The Journal of general physiology 50(2):461-71, 1966 Nov
Alkali cation selectivity of squid axon membrane. Moore JW, Anderson N, Blaustein M, Takata M, Lettvin JY, Pickard WF, Bernstein T, and Pooler J Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 137(2):818-29, 1966 Jul 14
A demonstration of ion-exchange phenomena in phospholipid mono-molecular films. Rojas E, Lettvin JY, and Pickard WF Nature 209(5026):886-7, 1966 Feb 26
Chemical transmission in the nose of the frog. Gesteland RC, Lettvin JY, and Pitts WH The Journal of physiology 181(3):525-59, 1965 Dec
Octopus Optic Responses. Boycott BB, Lettvin JY, Maturana HR, and Wall PD Experimental neurology 12:247-56, 1965 Jul
Speculations on smell. Lettvin JY and Gesteland RC Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology 30:217-25, 1965
General discussion: early receptor potential. Lettvin JY, Platt JR, Wald G, and Brown KT Cold Spring Harbor symposia on quantitative biology 30:501-4, 1965
Caesium Ions Do Not Pass the Membrane of the Giant Axon. Pickard WF, Lettvin JY, Moore JW, Takata M, Pooler J, and Bernstein T Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 52:1177-83, 1964 Nov
A Theory of Passive Ion Flux Through Axon Membranes. Lettvin JY, Pickard WF, McCulloch WS, and Pitts W Nature 202:1338-9, 1964 Jun 27
Anatomy and physiology of vision in the frog (Rana pipiens). Maturana HR, Lettvin JY, McCulloch WS, and Pitts WH The Journal of general physiology 43(6)Suppl:129-75, 1960 Jul
Two remarks on the visual system of the frog. Lettvin JY, Maturana HR, Pitts WH, and McCulloch WS AFOSR TR. United States. Air Force. Office of Scientific Research 60-77:1-25, 1960 Apr 30
Membrane currents in clamped vertebrate nerve. DelCastillo J, Lettvin JY, McCulloch WS, and Pitts W Nature 180(4597):1290-1, 1957 Dec 7
Effects of strychnine with special reference to spinal afferent fibres. Wall PD, McCulloch WS, Lettvin JY, and Pitts WH Epilepsia 4:29-40, 1955 Nov
Physiology of a primary chemoreceptor unit. Hodgson ES, Lettvin JY, and Roeder KD Science (New York, N.Y.) 122(3166):417-8, 1955 Sep 2
Reflex inhibition by dorsal root interaction. Howland B, Lettvin JY, McCulloch WS, Pitts W, and Wall PD Journal of neurophysiology 18(1):1-17, 1955 Jan
The terminal arborisation of the cat's pyramidal tract determined by a new technique. Wall PD, McCulloch WS, Lettvin JY, and Pitts WH The Yale journal of biology and medicine 28(3-4):457-64, 1955
On microelectrodes for plotting currents in nervous tissue. Howland B, Lettvin JY, McCulloch WS, Pitts W, and Wall PD The Journal of physiology 122(Suppl):24-5P, 1953
An electrical hypothesis of central inhibition and facilitation. McCulloch WS, Lettvin JY, Pitts WH, and Dell PC Research publications - Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease 30:87-97, 1952
Changes produced in the central nervous system by ultrasound. Wall PD, Fry WJ, Stephens R, Tucker D, and Lettvin JY Science (New York, N.Y.) 114(2974):686-7, 1951 Dec 28
Map of electrical current in the cord during a reflex. Wall PD, Pitts W, and Lettvin JY Transactions of the American Neurological Association 56:75-9, 1951
Apomorphine in Parkinson's disease. Schwab RS, Amador LV, and Lettvin JY Transactions of the American Neurological Association 56:251-3, 1951
An electrical hypothesis of central inhibition and facilitation. McCulloch, WS; Pitts, W; Dell, PC Proceedings of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases, Vol. 30, December 1950
Positivity in ventral horn during bulbar reticular inhibition of motoneurons' McCulloch, WS; Dell, PC Federation Proceedings, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 1950
The path of suppression in the spinal grey matter. Lettvin JY Federation proceedings 7(1 Pt):71, 1948 Mar
Somatic functions of the central nervous system. McCulloch WS and Lettvin JY Annual review of physiology 10:117-32, 1948
A mathematical theory of the affective psychoses. Pitts W Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, Vol. 5; 1943
Sources and sinks of current in the spinal cord. Pitts, W; Brazier, ? Federation Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 1952
Comparaison entre les machines a calculer et le cerveau. McCulloch, WS; Pitts, W; Dell, PC Les machines à calculer et la pensée humaine, Vol. 37, pp. 425-443 1953
Maps derived by bipolar microelectrode stimulation within the spinal cord. Pitts, W; McCulloch, WS; Wall, PD; Howland, B Federation Proceedings, Vol. 13, March 1954
Excitability changes in anatomical components of the monosynaptic are following tetanic stimulation. McCulloch, WS; Pitts, WH Federation Proceedings, Vol. 15, No. 1, March 1956
Limits on nerve impulse transmission. Wall, PD; Pitts, WH; McCulloch, WS IRE Convention Record, National, Part 4, 19-20 March 1956
Central effects of strychnine on spinal afferent fibres. Wall, PD; Pitts, WH; McCulloch, WS A.M.A. Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Vol. 75: 323-324 1956
Footnotes on a headstage, Howland, B; Gesteland, RC IRE Transactions on Medical Electronics 1956-57
Evidence that cut optic nerve fibers in a frog regenerate to their proper places in the tectum. Maturana, HR; McCulloch, WS; Pitts, WH Science, Vol. 130, No. 3390, December 1956
How seen movement appears in the frog's optic nerve. Maturana, HR; McCulloch, WS; Pitts, WH Federation Proceedings Vol. 18, No. 1, March 1959
What the frog's eye tells the frog's brain. Maturana, HR; McCulloch, WS; Pitts, WH Proceedings of the IRE, Vol. 47, No. 11, November 1959
Comments on microelectrodes. Gesteland, RC; Howland, B; Pitts, WH Proceedings of the IRE, Vol. 47, No. 11, November 1959
Number of fibres in the optic nerve and the number of ganglion cells in the retina of anurans. Maturana, HR Nature, Vol. 183, pp. 1406-1407, May 16 1959
Bridge for measuring the impedance of metal microelectrodes. Gesteland, RC; Howland, B The Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 30, No. 4, April 1959
Odor specificites of the frog's olfactory receptors. Gesteland, RC; Pitts, WH, Rojas, ? Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste (Pergamon Press) 1963
Microelectrodes research laboratory of electronics. Gesteland, RC; Howland, B; Pitts, WH MIT Encyclopedia of Electrochemistry, (Reinhold Publishing Corporation: New York), pp. 822-826 1964
Receptor model of the frog's nose. Gesteland, RC NEREM Record 1964
Lanthanum simulates high calcium and reduces conductance changes in nerve membranes. Moore, ?; Takata, ?; Pickard, WF XXIII International Congress of Physiological Sciences 1964
Passive transport of ions across nerve membranes. Pickard, WF Minutes of the APS-NES 1964 Spring Meeting of the New England Section, 4 April 1964
Experiments in perception. n/a Tech Engineering News, November 1964
Glass-coated tungsten microelectrodes. Baldwin, ?; Frenk, ? Science, Vol. 148, No.3676, pp. 1462-1464 1965
General discussion: early receptor potential. Platt, ?; Wald, ?; Brown, ? Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, vol. 30 1965; (with Platt, Wald, and Brown)
You can't even step in the same river once. n/a Journal of the American Museum of Natural History, Vol. 76, No. 8, October 1967
A code in the nose. Gesteland, R; Pitts, WH; Chung, SH Cybernetic Problems in Bionics (Gordon and Breach Science Publishers) 1968
Pure renaissance. n/a Natural History, June-July, p. 62 1968
The annotated octopus. Sokolski, ? (Author) notes by Lettvin Natural History, Vol. 78, No. 9, p. 10 1969; (Sokolski with notes by Lettvin)
The rise and fall of progress. n/a Natural History, Vol. 79, No. 3, pp. 80-82, March 1970
Scratched and chiseled marks of man. n/a Natural History 1972
A physical model for the passage of ions through an ion-specific channel - I. The sodium-like channel. Pickard, WF Mathematical Biosciences, vol.32, pp. 37-50 1976
The use of myth. n/a Technology Review, Vol. 78(7), pp. 52-57 1976
On seeing sidelong. n/a The Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 4, July/August 1976
The gorgon's eye. n/a Technology Review, Vol. 80(2), pp. 74-83 1977
Freedoms and constraints in color vision. Linden, ? Brain Theory Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 2, December 1977
Aftereffects of activity in peripheral axons as a clue to nervous coding. Raymond, S Physiology and Pathobiology of Axons, edited by Waxman (Raven Press: New York) 1978
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