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Sergei A. Kozhukhov

PhD in Biology, Scientist

primary visual cortex, orientation tuning, directional tuning, dynamics, intrinsic-signal optical imaging

Laboratory of Physiology of Sensory Systems

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  • 2010-2014 PhD Program in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology


  • 2004-2010 Master program in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology


  • 2009 the Advanced Course in Computational Neuroscience

Freiburg, Germany

Research goals

  • Exploring the neuronal activity using intrinsic-signal optical imaging;
  • Study of role of short-range horizontal connections on functional properties of orientation and direction detectors in the primary visual cortex (V1);
  • Construction of neural model of the primary visual cortex (V1).

Working skills

  • Extracellular single-cell recording: digital processing of the recorded signal, spike train processing;
  • Instrinsic-signal optical imaging: application and development of methods for the instrinsic signal processing;
  • Working with neural models: firing-rate, Hodgkin-Huxley, CBRD

Additional skills

  • Programming languages: C/C++, Python, Matlab, HOC, PHP, Javascript, HTML/CSS, SQL
  • English: B2/C1

Publication list

  1. Kozhukhov S.A., Saltykov K.A., Bondar I.V. Application of Intrinsic-Signal Optical Imaging for Analysis of Neuronal Activity in the Cortex: Vasomotor Oscillations. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti. 2022. V. 72. N. 6. P. 880-895. DOI: 10.31857/S0044467722060041.
  2. Kozhukhov S.A., Ivanov R.S., Bugrova V.S., Verkhlyutov V.M., Ushakov V.L. Functional asymmetry of local connections in V1 and its impact on orientation tuning. Procedia Computer Science. 2020. V. 169. P. 620-639. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2020.02.201.
  3. Kozhukhov S.A. A Model of Temporal Encoding of Stimulus Orientation by Neuronal Responses in the Primary Visual Cortex. Biophysics. 2018. V. 63. N. 3. P. 544-560. DOI: 10.1134/S0006350918030119.
  4. Kozhukhov S.A., Saltykov K.A., Lazareva N.A. Structure of Response and Dynamics of Preferred Orientation in Cat's V1 Neurons. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2016. V. 66. N. 1. P. 36-50. DOI: 10.7868/S004446771601010X.
  5. Lazareva N.A., Kozhukhov S.A., Ivanov R.S., Novikova R.V., Tikhomirov A.S., Tsutskiridze D.I., Bondar I.V. Comparison of its and orientation tuning dynamics in neurons located in different functional domains of cat's primary visual cortex. Zhurnal vyssheǐ nervnoǐ deiatelnosti imeni I P Pavlova. 2013. V. 63. N. 2. P. 205-217. DOI: 10.7868/S0044467713020044.
  6. Lazareva N.A., Kozhukhov S.A., Novikova R.V., Tikhomirov A.S., Tsutskiridze D.Yu., Sharaev G.A. Alpha- and beta-oscillations of dynamics of the area and weight of receptive fields of cat striate neurons under conditions of classical and combined mapping. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im. I.P. Pavlova. 2012. V. 62. N. 2. P. 174-184.
  7. Lazareva N.A., Kozhukhov S.A., Sharaev G.A., Novikova R.V., Tikhomirov A.S., Tsutskiridze D.Y., Shevelev I.A. Receptive fields of cat striate neurons: dynamics of weight and topographical characteristics of the excitatory zone of the neuron receptive fields in the visual cortex. Zhurnal Vysshei Nervnoi Deiatelnosti im I P Pavlova. 2010. V. 60. N. 4. P. 457-464.

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