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  • Vision: from neurons to cognition. In: Progress in Brain Research. C. Casanova and M. Ptito. Eds. Elsevier. Amsterdam, 2001, 500 pages.

Chapitres de livre

  • CASTONGUAY A., THOMAS S., LESAGE F., CASANOVA C. (2016). Optogenetic Tools for Confined Stimulation in Deep Brain Structures. In A. Kianianmomeni (Ed.), Optogenetics: Methods and Protocols (pp. 267-280), Springer Protocols.

  • BÉLANGER S., SOUZA B. O. F., POULIOT P., CASANOVA C., LESAGE F. (2014). Neurovascular Coupling in the Deep Brain Using Confocal Fiber-Optic Endomicroscopy. In M. Zhao, H. Ma, & H. T. Schwartz (Eds.), Neurovascular Coupling Methods (pp. 77-95). Springer New York.

  • CASANOVA C. (2002) In search of the role of extrageniculate cortico-thalamic loops in visual processing using deactivation techniques. In: Virtual lesions: Understanding behaviour and perception with reversible deactivation techniques. S. Lomber & R Galuske, Eds. Oxford University Press. Pages 61-81.

  • CASANOVA C. (2004) Functions of the pulvinar in vision. In: The Visual Neurosciences. L.M. Chalupa and J.S. Werner, Eds. MIT Press. Cambridge, Mass. Pages 592-608.


Articles publiés avec comité de lecture (* étudiants et personnel du laboratoire)


  • CORTES* N, DE SOUZA* BOF, CASANOVA C. (2020). Pulvinar Modulates Synchrony across Visual Cortical Areas. Vision. 4(22): 1-18.

  • 2019

  • SOUZA* BOF, CORTES* N, CASANOVA C. (2019). Pulvinar modulates the contrast-response function of visual cortical neurons as a function of cortical hierarchy. Cerebral Cortex.

  • HUPPÉ-GOURGUES* F, ABBAS FARISHTA* R, BOIRE D, PTITO M, CASANOVA C. (2019) Distribution and Morphology of Cortical Terminals in the Cat Thalamus from the Anterior Ectosylvian Sulcus. Scientific Reports, 9(1):3075. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-39327-7

  • SOUZA* BOF, CASANOVA C. (2019). Stronger responses to darks along the ventral pathway of the cat visual cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience, 49:1102–1114.

  • 2018

  • SOUZA* BOF, ABOU RJEILI* M, QUINTANA C, BEAULIEU JM, CASANOVA C (2018) Spatial Frequency Selectivity Is Impaired in Dopamine D2 Receptor Knockout Mice. Front. Integr. Neurosci. 11:41. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2017.00041

  • 2017

  • CÉCYRE* B, CASANOVA C, BOUCHARD JF. (2017) Retinal Cannabinoids. In Reference module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Vincent Walsh (Ed.), Elsevier.

  • NADERIAN A, BUSSIÈRES L, THOMAS S, LESAGE F, CASANOVA C. (2017). Cellular origin of intrinsic optical signals in the rabbit retina, In Vision Research, Volume 137, Pages 40-49

  • BUSSIÈRES L, CASANOVA C. (2017). Neural Processing of Second-Order Motion in the Suprasylvian Cortex of the Cat, Cerebral Cortex, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 1347–1357

  • 2016

  • BÉLANGER S, DE SOUZA BO, CASANOVA C, LESAGE F. (2016). Correlation of hemodynamic and fluorescence signals under resting state conditions in mice's barrel field cortex. Neuroscience Letters; 616 : 177–181

  • BOUSKILA J, JAVADI P, ELKRIEF L, CASANOVA C, BOUCHARD JF, PTITO M. (2016). A comparative analysis of the endocannabinoid system in the retina of mice, tree shrews and monkeys. Special Issue "Cannabinoids in the Brain: New Vistas on an Old Dilemma" in Neural Plasticity. ID 3127658: 1-13

  • BOUCHARD JF, CASANOVA C, CECYRE B, REDMOND WJ. (2016). Expression and Function of the Endocannabinoid System in the Retina and the Visual Brain. Special Issue "Cannabinoids in the Brain: New Vistas on an Old Dilemma" in Neural Plasticity. ID 9247057: 1-14

  • 2015

  • ABBAS R, ROBERT C, TURCOT O, THOMAS S, VANNI M P, BOUCHARD JF, CASANOVA C. (2015). Impact of CB1 receptor deletion on visual responses and organization of primary visual cortex. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.; 56(13):7697-707. doi: 10.1167/iovs.15-17690

  • VANNI, M.P., THOMAS, S., PETRY, H.M., BICKFORD, M.E., CASANOVA, C. (2015) Spatiotemporal Profile of Voltage-Sensitive Dye Responses in the Visual Cortex of Tree Shrews Evoked by Electric Microstimulation of the Dorsal Lateral Geniculate and Pulvinar Nuclei. J Neurosci.; 35(34):11891-6. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0717-15.2015

  • PICHÉ, M, THOMAS, S, CASANOVA, C. (2015) Spatiotemporal profiles of receptive fields of neurons in the lateral posterior nucleus of the cat LP-pulvinar complex. J Neurophysiol.:jn.00649.2015. doi: 10.1152/jn.00649

  • LAI, J., LEGAULT, M.A., THOMAS, S., CASANOVA, C. (2015) Simultaneous Electrophysiological Recording and Micro-injections of Inhibitory Agents in the Rodent Brain. J Vis Exp.;(101). doi: 10.3791/52271

  • 2014

  • GROLEAU, M., NGUYEN, H.N., VANNI, M.P., HUPPÉ-GOURGUES, F., WESS, J., CASANOVA, C., VAUCHER, E. (2014) Impaired functional organization in the visual cortex of muscarinic receptors knock-out mice., Neuroimage; 98, 233-242

  • CÉCYRE, B., THOMAS, S., CASANOVA, C., BOUCHARD, J.-F. (2014) Evaluation of specificity of antibodies raised against cannabinoid receptor type 2 in the mouse retina. Naunyn-Schmiederberg’s Archives of Pharmacolog; 387(2), 175-84

  • CASTONGUAY, A., THOMAS, S., LESAGE, F., CASANOVA, C. (2014) Repetitive and retinotopically restricted activation of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus with optogenetics., PLoS One; 11;9(4):e94633. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094633

  • CÉCYRE B., ZABOURI N., HUPPE-GOURGUES F., CASANOVA C., BOUCHARD J.-F. Roles of cannabinoid receptors type 1 and 2 on the retinal function of adult mice. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 11;54(13):8079-90

  • 2013

  • BOUSKILA J., JAVADI P., CASANOVA C., PTITO M., BOUCHARD J.-F. (2013) Rod photoreceptors express GPR55 in the adult vervet monkey retina. PLoS One , 14;8(11):e81080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081080

  • DUFF G, ARGAW A, CECYRE B, CHERIF H, TEA N, ZABOURI N, CASANOVA C, PTITO M, BOUCHARD JF. (2013) Cannabinoid Receptor CB2 Modulates Axon Guidance. PLoS One; 8(8):e70849. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070849

  • BOUSKILA J., JAVADI P., CASANOVA C., PTITO M., BOUCHARD J.-F. (2013) Müller cells express the cannabinoid CB2 receptor in the vervet monkey retina. J Comp Neurol, vol 521(11);   2399-2415. (Figure 4 G on journal cover page)

  • VANNI M.P., CASANOVA C. (2013) Surround suppression maps in the cat primary visual cortex. Front. Neural Circuits; 7:78. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2013.00078

  • PICHÉ M., THOMAS S., CASANOVA C. (2013) Spatiotemporal profiles of neurons receptive fields in the cat posteromedial lateral suprasylvian cortex. Neuroscience, 248:319-332

  • ALMASIEH M., MCINTYRE J., POULIOT M., CASANOVA C., VAUCHER E., KELLY M., DI POLO A. (2013) Acetylcholinesterase inhibition promotes retinal vasoprotection and increases ocular blood flow in experimental glaucoma. IOVS, 54(5):3171-83

  • 2012

  • VILLENEUVE M.Y, THOMPSON B., HESS R.F., CASANOVA C. (2012) Pattern-motion selective responses in MT, MST and the pulvinar of humans. Eur J Neurosci. 36(6):2849-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08205.x. (Figure 2 on journal cover page)

  • BOUSKILA J., BURKE M.W., ZABOURI N., CASANOVA C., PTITO M., BOUCHARD J.F. (2012) Expression and localisation of the canabinnoids receptor type 1 and the enzyme fatty acid amide hydrolase in the retina of vervet monkeys. Neuroscience Vol 202; 117-30. (journal cover page)

  • THOMPSON B., VILLENEUVE M.Y., CASANOVA C., HESS, R.F. (2012) Abnormal cortical processing of pattern motion in amblyopia: evidence from fMRI. NeuroImage Vol 60 1 (2); 1307-15

  • 2011

  • ZABOURI N., PTITO M., CASANOVA C., BOUCHARD J.-F. (2011) Fatty acid amide hydrolase expression during retinal postnatal development in rats. Neuroscience.  195:145-165

  • 2010

  • ZABOURI N., BOUCHARD, J.-F., CASANOVA, C. (2010) Cannabinoid receptor type 1 expression during postnatal development of the rat retina. J. Comp. Neurol. May 1;519(7):1258-80

  • VANNI M., PROVOST J., LESAGE F., CASANOVA C. (2010) Evaluation of receptive field size from higher harmonics in visuotopic mapping using continuous stimulation optical imaging. J. Neurosci. Methods. 189(1):138-50

  • ALMASIEH M., ZHOU Y., KELLY M., CASANOVA C., DI POLO A. (2010) Structural and functional neuroprotection in glaucoma: role of galantamine-mediated activation of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. Cell Death & Disease. 1, e27; doi:10.1038/cddis.2009.23

  • BELANGER S., ABRAN M., INTES X., CASANOVA C., LESAGE F. (2010) Real time diffuse optical tomography based on structured illumination. J. Biomedical Optics. 15(1): 016006

  • VANNI M., PROVOST J., CASANOVA C., LESAGE F (2010) Bimodal modulation and continuous stimulation in optical imaging to map direction selectivity. Neuroimage. 49: 1416-1431

  • 2009

  • VILLENEUVE M.Y., VANNI, M., CASANOVA C. (2009) Modular organization in area 21a of the cat revealed by optical imaging: comparison with the primary visual cortex. Neuroscience. 164: 1320-1333. Faculty of 1000 Biology.

  • 2008

  • ZABOURI N., PTITO M., AND CASANOVA C. (2008) Complex motion sensitivity of neurons in the visual part of the anterior ectosylvian cortex in cats Neuroscience. 152 (1):106-118

  • BROSSEAU-LACHAINE O., CASANOVA C., FAUBERT J. (2008) Infant sensitivity to radial optic flow fields during the first months of life. Journal of Vision, 8(4):5, 1-14

  • 2007

  • BRULE J., LAVOIE M-P. , CASANOVA C., LACHAPELLE P., HEBERT M.. (2007) Evidence of a possible impact of the menstrual cycle on the reproducibility of scotopic ERGs in women. Doc. Ophthalmol. 114:125-134

  • OUELLETTE B., MINVILLE K., BOIRE D., PTITO M., CASANOVA C. (2007) Complex motion selectivity in PMLS cortex following early lesions of primary visual cortex in the cat. Visual Neurosci. 24: 53-64

  • 2006

  • OUELLETTE B., CASANOVA C. (2006) Overlapping visual response latency distributions in visual cortices and LP-pulvinar complex of the cat. Exp. Brain Res. 175(2): 332-341

  • HUPPE-GOURGUES F., BICKFORD M., BOIRE D., PTITO M., CASANOVA C. (2006) Distribution, morphology, and synaptic targets of corticothalamic terminals in the cat lateral posterior-pulvinar complex that originate from the posteromedial lateral suprasylvian cortex. J. Comp Neurol. 497(6) :847-863

  • VILLENEUVE M.Y., PTITO M, CASANOVA C. (2006) Global motion integration in the postero-medial part of the lateral suprasylvian cortex in the cat. Exp Brain Res. 172(4): 485- 497

  • 2005

  • VILLENEUVE M.Y., KUPERS R., GJEDDE A., PTITO M., CASANOVA C. (2005) Pattern-Motion Selectivity in the Human Pulvinar. Neuroimage 28: 474-480

  • HUPPÉ-GOURGUES F., COUDÉ, G. LACHAPELLE P., CASANOVA C. (2005) Effects of the intravitreal administration of dopaminergic ligands on the b-wave amplitude of the rabbit electroretinogram. Vision Research. 45: 137-145

  • 2004

  • BOIRE D., MATTEAU I., CASANOVA C., PTITO M. (2004) Retinal projections to the lateral posterior-pulvinar complex in intact and early visual cortex lesioned cats. Exp. Brain Res. 159: 185-196

  • OUELLETTE B., MINVILLE K., FAUBERT J., CASANOVA C. (2004) Simple and complex visual motion response properties in the anterior medial bank of the lateral suprasylvian cortex. Neuroscience. 123: 231-245
  • 2003

  • VILLENEUVE M., CASANOVA C. (2003) On the use of isoflurane versus halothane in the study of visual response properties of single cells in the primary visual cortex. J. Neurosci. Methods. 129: 19-31

  • PLAZIAC C., LACHAPELLE P., CASANOVA C. (2003) Effects of methanol on the retinal function of juvenile rats. Neurotoxicol. 24: 255-260

  • BEHN D., DOKE A., RACINE J., CASANOVA, C., CHEMTOB S., LACHAPELLE P. (2003) Dark adaptation in rats: Long-Evans are faster than Sprague Dawley. Doc. Ophthalmol. 106: 153-159

  • 2002

  • HABAK C., CASANOVA C., FAUBERT J. (2002) Central and peripheral interactions in the perception of optic flow. Vision Research. 42: 2843-2852

  • 2001

  • BROSSEAU-LACHAINE O., FAUBERT J., CASANOVA C. (2001) Functional subregions for optic flow processing in the cat posteromedial lateral suprasylvian cortex of the cat. Cerebral Cortex. 11: 989-1001

  • DUMBRAVA D., FAUBERT J., CASANOVA C. (2001) Global motion integration in the cat’s lateral posterior-pulvinar complex. Eur. J. Neurosci. 13 : 2218-2226

  • CASANOVA C., MERABET L., DESAULTELS A., MINVILLE K. (2001) Higher-order motion processing in the pulvinar. Prog. Brain Res. 134: 71-82

  • DESAUTELS A., CASANOVA C. (2001) Response properties of neurons in the adult cat’s lateral posterior–pulvinar complex after neonatal ablation of the primary visual cortex. Prog. Brain Res. 134: 83-96

  • PTITO M., GIGUÈRE J.F., BOIRE D., FROST D.O., CASANOVA C. (2001) When the auditory cortex turns visual. Prog. Brain Res. 134: 444-458

  • 2000

  • BOIRE D., THEORET H ., HERBIN M., CASANOVA C., PTITO M. (2000) Retinogeniculate projections following early cerebral hemispherectomy in the vervet monkey Exp Brain Res. 135: 373-381

  • COUDÉ G., MAROIS A., CASANOVA C. (2000) Effects of angiotensin II on visual evoked potentials in the superior colliculus of juvenile rats. Neuropeptides. 34 : 203-210

  • MERABET L., MINVILLE K., PTITO M., CASANOVA C. (2000) Motion sensitivity of neurons in the posteromedial part of the lateral suprasylvian cortex. Neuroscience. 97 : 611-623

  • 1999

  • CASANOVA C., MERABET L., MINVILLE K., DESAUTELS A. (1999) Un nouveau rôle pour le thalamus? Med. Sciences. 11 : 1302-1304

  • 1998

  • MERABET L., DESAUTELS A., MINVILLE K., CASANOVA C. (1998) Motion integration in a thalamic visual nucleus. Nature 396 : 265-268

  • MINVILLE K., CASANOVA C. (1998) Spatial contrast sensitivity in PMLS cortex does not depend on the striate-recipient zone of the cat's lateral posterior-pulvinar complex. Neuroscience. 84: 699-711

  • 1997

  • MERABET L., De GASPARO M., CASANOVA C. (1997) Inhibitory effects of angiotensin II on visual responses of the rat superior colliculus: AT1 and AT2 receptor contributions. Neuropeptides. 31: 469-481

  • BOUMGHAR L., MAROIS A., JOLICOEUR F., CASANOVA C. (1997) Effects of Apomorphine on Cell Response in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Can. J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 75: 853-858

  • CASANOVA C., SAVARD T, DARVEAU S. (1997) Contribution of Area 17 to Cell Response in the Striate-Recipient Zone of the Cat's Lateral Posterior-Pulvinar complex.Eur. J. Neurosci. 9: 1026-1036

  • NORDMANN J.P., CASANOVA C. (1997) Chronic glaucoma. Physiopathology, diagnosis, course, principles of treatment. Rev. Prat. 47:219-223

  • 1996

  • CHORVATOVA A., GALLO-PAYET N., CASANOVA C., PAYET M.D. (1996) Modulation of membrane potential and ionic currents by the AT1 and AT2 receptors of angiotensine II. Cell. Signal. 8:525-532

  • CASANOVA C., SAVARD T. (1996) Motion sensitivity and stimulus interactions in the striate-recipient zone of the lateral posterior-pulvinar complex. Prog. Brain Res. 112: 277-287

  • CASANOVA C., SAVARD T. (1996) Responses of cells in the striate-recipient zone of the cat's LP-pulvinar complex to moving texture patterns. Neuroscience. 70, 439-447

  • 1995

  • CASANOVA C., SAVARD T., NORDMANN J.P., MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., MINVILLE K. (1995) Comparison of the responses to moving texture patterns of simple and complex cells in the cat's area 17. J. Neurophysiol. 74: 1271-1286

  • CASANOVA C., NORDMANN J.P., SAVARD T., TREMBLAY M., DENIS P., SARAUX H. (1995) Influence d'un bruit visuel sur l'activité des cellules complexes du cortex occipital. Ophtalmol. 9: 235-240

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., MICHAUD Y., CHABLIS A., RUAN D.Y., CASANOVA C. (1995) Connections between areas 17 and 18 depend on orientation and cell type. Biol. Signals. 4: 98-104

  • MERABET L., DeGASPARO M., CASANOVA C. (1994) Neuromodulatory effects of Angiotensin II in the visual layers of the rat superior colliculus. Neuroreport 5: 2649-2652

  • 1994

  • CAO W., ZAHARIA M., DRUMHELLER A., CASANOVA C., LAFOND G., BRUNETTE J.R., JOLICOEUR F.B. (1994) Effects of dextromethorphan on ischemia induced electroretinogram changes in rabbit. Curr. eye Res. 13: 97-102

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., DURAND V., CASANOVA C. (1994) Visual cortical neuron responses to drifting sine-wave gratings in rabbit. Intl. J. Neurosci.77: 99-115

  • NORDMANN J.P., CASANOVA C., DENIS P., SAVARD T., SARAUX H. (1994) Tuning properties of spatial and temporal channels of vision: clinical consequences. Neuro-Ophthalmol. 14: 9-14

  • 1993

  • CASANOVA C. (1993) Response properties of neurons in area 17 projecting to the striate-recipient zone of the cat's lateral posterior-pulvinar complex. Comparison with cortico-tectal cells. Exp. Brain Res. 96: 247-259

  • CASANOVA C. (1993) Responses of cells in cat's area 17 to moving random dot patterns: influence of stimulus size. Neuroreport 4 (8): 1011-1014

  • CASANOVA C., MOLOTCHNIKOFF S. (1993) Functional organization of the projections from the rabbit's superior colliculus to the lateral posterior nucleus. Prog. Brain Res. 95: 113-122

  • 1992

  • CASANOVA C., MICHAUD Y., MORIN C., McKINLEY P.A., MOLOTCHNIKOFF S (1992) Visual responsiveness and direction selectivity of cells in area 18 during local reversible inactivation of area 17 in cats. Visual Neurosci. 9: 581-593

  • CASANOVA C., NORDMANN J.P., OHZAWA I., FREEMAN R.D. (1992) Influence of the stimulus on the direction selectivity of neurons in the cat's striate cortex. Differences between bar and grating stimuli. Visual Neurosci. 9: 505-513

  • NORDMANN J.P., FREEMAN R.D., CASANOVA C. (1992) Contrast sensitivity in amblyopia: masking effects of noise. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 33: 2975-2985

  • 1991

  • CASANOVA C., NORDMANN J.P., MOLOTCHNIKOFF S. (1991) Le complexe noyau latéral postérieur-pulvinar des mammifères et la fonction visuelle. J. Physiol. (Paris) 85: 44-57

  • CASANOVA C., McKINLEY P.A., MOLOTCHNIKOFF S. (1991) Responsiveness of reorganized primary somatosensory (SI) cortex after local inactivation of normal SI cortex in chronic spinal cats. Somatosens. Motor Res. 8: 65-76

  • 1990

  • NORDMANN J.P., CASANOVA C., DENIS P., SARAUX H. (1990) L'analyse de la vision par niveaux de gris: résultats neurophysiologiques et psychophysiques. Ophthalmol. 4: 426-429

  • CASANOVA C., MOLOTCHNIKOFF S. (1990) Influence of the superior colliculus on visual responses of cells in the rabbit's lateral posterior nucleus. Exp. Brain Res. 80: 387-396

  • 1989

  • CASANOVA C., FREEMAN R.D., NORDMANN J.P. (1989) Monocular and binocular response properties of cells in the striate recipient zone of the cat's lateral posterior pulvinar complex. J. Neurophysiol. 62: 544-557

  • NORDMANN J.P., CASANOVA C., LAROCHE L., SARAUX H. (1989) La sensibilité au contraste n'est pas simplement un examen complémentaire de plus. J. Fr. Ophtalmol. 12: 455-460

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., LACHAPELLE P., CASANOVA C. (1989) Optic nerve blockade influences the retinal responses to flash in rabbits. Vision. Res. 29: 957 963

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., MORIN C., CERAT A., CASANOVA C. (1989) The influence of transcortical relationships on visual responses in rats. Brain Res. Bull. 23: 75-82

  • 1988

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., CASANOVA C., CERAT A. (1988) The consequences of the superior colliculus output on the lateral geniculate and pulvinar responses. Prog. Brain Res. 75: 67 74

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., CERAT A., CASANOVA C. (1988) Influence of the visual cortex on light responses of pretectal cells in rat. Brain Res. 446: 67 76

  • 1986

  • CASANOVA C., MOLOTCHNIKOFF S. (1986) Modulations de l'activité des cellules du corps genouillé latéral par la stimulation de la région du noyau abducteur chez le lapin. J. Physiol. (Paris) 81: 7 13

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., DELAUNAIS D., CASANOVA C. (1986) Modulations of the lateral geniculate nucleus cell responses by a second discrete conditioning stimulus: implications of the superior colliculus in rabbits. Exp. Brain Res. 62: 321 328

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., DELAUNAIS D., CASANOVA C., LACHAPELLE P. (1986) Influence of a local inactivation in the superior colliculus on lateral geniculate responses in rabbits. Brain Res. 375: 66 72

  • 1985

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., CASANOVA C. (1985) Reaction of the geniculate cells to extraocular proprioceptive activation in rabbits. J. Neurosci. Res. 14: 105 115

  • 1983

  • MOLOTCHNIKOFF S., CASANOVA C., LAFERRIERE C., DELAUNAIS D. (1983) The superior colliculus simultaneously modifies the responses of the lateral geniculate cells and of the oculomotor nuclei. Brain Res. Bull. 10: 719 722

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