Yulia Bereshpolova

Assistant Research Professor

Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., 2000, Rostov State University

Research Interests

  • Visual neuroscience
  • State-dependent visual processing
  • Thalamocortical connectivity

Research Synopsis:

Have you ever wondered how our brain creates a detailed picture of the world around us? It’s an incredible process involving multiple brain regions and a complex network of different classes of neurons constantly communicating to each another. Our lab focuses on how these neurons work together and how their communication is enhanced or disrupted depending on the behavioral state when the brain activity shifts from vigilance to inattention and to sleep. Toward these goals we use combinations of innovative methods in awake behaving animals.

Representative Publications:

Three rules govern thalamocortical connectivity of fast-spike inhibitory interneurons in the visual cortex. Bereshpolova Y, Hei X, Alonso J-M, Swadlow HA. (2020) eLife 9:e60102. Featured in eLife by Frederic Chavane and Diego Contreras (Chavane F, Contreras D. (2021). Like a clock in the rabbit’s visual cortex. eLife 10).

Axonal conduction delays, brain state, and corticogeniculate communication. Stoelzel CR, Bereshpolova Y, Alonso J-M, Swadlow HA. (2017) J Neurosci. 37: 6342-6358.

Brain state effects on layer 4 of the awake visual cortex. Zhuang J, Bereshpolova Y, Stoelzel CR, Huff JM, Hei X, Alonso JM, Swadlow HA. (2014) J Neurosci. 34: 3888-900.

Stability of thalamocortical synaptic transmission across awake brain states. Stoelzel CR, Bereshpolova Y, Swadlow HA (2009) J Neurosci. 29: 6851-9.

Recent publications: Complete list of published work on Google Scholar

Yulia Bereshpolova
Contact Information
Mailing AddressUnit 1020
Office LocationBous 054
LinkGoogle Scholar