I am a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Richard Axel in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University.

I was a graduate student with Larry Abbott in the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.

Evan S. Schaffer, PhD


Schaffer E.S., Stettler D.D., Kato D., Choi G.B., Axel R, and Abbott L.F.  Odor Perception on the Two Sides of the Brain: Consistency Despite Randomness. Neuron, 98 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.04.004


Schaffer E.S., Ostojic S, and Abbott L.F.  A Complex-Valued Firing-Rate Model That Approximates the Dynamics of Spiking Networks. PLoS Computational Biology, 9, 10 (2013). PMCID:PMC3814717.


Ozeki H., Finn I., Schaffer E.S., Miller K.D., Ferster D. Inhibitory stabilization of the cortical network underlies visual surround suppression. Neuron, 62, 578–592 (2009). PMCID:PMC2691725.


Durgin F.H., Fox L.F., Schaffer E., and Whitaker R.  The perception of linear self-motion. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging X, 5666, 503-514 (2003). doi:10.1117/12.610864.



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