Professor Gerald Pollack

Publications:

Pollack, G.S. and Noji, S. Recent history of research on crickets. In: Cricket as a model Organism for the 21st century; Development, Regeneration, and Behavior. Noji S., Wilson-Horch H., Ohuchi H., Mito T. (eds.), Springer, in review

Pollack, G.S. and Hedwig, B. The cricket auditory pathway: neural processing of acoustic signals. In: Cricket as a model Organism for the 21st century; Development, Regeneration, and Behavior. Noji S., Wilson-Horch H., Ohuchi H., Mito T. (eds.), Springer, in review.

Pollack, G.S., Mason, A.C., Popper, A.M. and Fay, R.R. (eds): Hearing in insects: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, vol. 55.

Pollack, G.S. (2016) Hearing for defense. In: Pollack GS., Mason AC., Popper A.M and Fay RR (eds), Hearing in insects: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, vol. 55, in press.

Pollack, G.S. (2016) Acoustic communication in insects: neuroethology. Elsevier online reference module: Animal Behavior, vol. 55, in press.

Pollack, G.S. and Krahe, R. (2016) ¬ÝSignal Identification: Peripheral and Central Mechanisms. Elsevier online reference module: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology, in press.

Pollack, G.S. (2015) Neurobiology of acoustically mediated predator detection. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, DOI 10.1007/s00359-014-0948-5

Pollack, G.S. (2014) Cricket acoustic communication. Scholarpedia, 9(2):11999

Pollack, G.S. and Kim, J.S. (2013) Selective phonotaxis to high sound-pulse rate in the cricket Gryllus assimilis. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 199:285-293

Vedenina, V.U. and Pollack, G.S. (2012) Recognition of variable courtship song in the field cricket Gryllus assimilis. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 2210-2219.

Marsat, G. and Pollack, G.S. (2012) Bursting neurons and ultrasound avoidance in crickets. Frontiers in Neuroscience 6: doi: 10.3389/fnins.2012.00095.

Pyenson, B.C. and Pollack, G.S. (2012) Independent regulation of physiological and behavioral maturation of reproduction in female sand crickets (Gryllus firmus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 90: 1370-1377.

Pollack, G.S. (2010) Acoustic communication in insects: neuroethology. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Breed, M. D. & Moore, J., eds. Academic Press, Oxford 2010

Pollack, G.S. (2010) Neuroethology of acoustic communication in insects. In: Breed, M. & Moore, J. (eds), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Elsevier.

Marsat, G. and Pollack, G.S. (2010) The structure and size of sensory bursts encode stimulus information but only size affects behavior. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 196:315-320.

Guerra, P.A. and Pollack, G.S. (2010) Colonists and desperadoes: different fighting strategies in wing dimorphic male Texas field cricket. Animal Behaviour 79:1087-1093.

Sabourin, P. and Pollack, G.S. (2010) Temporal coding by populations of auditory receptor neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 103:1614-1621.

Fullard, J.H., ter Hofstede, H.M., Ratcliffe, J.M., Pollack, G.S., Brigidi, G.S., Tinghihella, R.M., Zuk, M. (2010) Release from bats: genetic distance and sensoribehavioural regression in the Pacific field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus.  Naturwissenschaften 97:53-61.

Sabourin, P. and Pollack, G.S. (2009) Behaviorally relevant burst coding in sensory neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102:1086-1091.

Guerra, P. and Pollack, G.S. (2009) Flight behaviour attenuates the trade-off between flight capability and reproduction in a wing polymorphic cricket. Biology Letters 5:229-231.

Pollack, G. and Krahe, R. (2009) Signal identification: peripheral and central mechanisms. In: Squire, L.P. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, volume8, pp 809-814. Oxford: Academic Press.

Sabourin, P, Gottlieb, H. and Pollack, G.S. (2008) Carrier-dependent temporal processing in an auditory interneuron. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123:2910-2917.

Narbonne, R. and Pollack, G.S. (2008) Developmental control of ultrasound sensitivity by a juvenile hormone analog in crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus). Journal of Insect Physiology, in press

Marsat, G. and Pollack, G.S. (2007) Efficient inhibition of bursts by bursts in the auditory system of crickets. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 193: 625-633.

Pollack, G.S. and Martins, R. (2007) Flight and hearing: ultrasound sensitivity differs between flight-capable and flight-incapable morphs of a wing-dimorphic cricket species. Journal of Experimental Biology 210:3160-3164.

Hedwig, B. and Pollack, G.S. (2007)] Invertebrate auditory pathways. In: P. Dallos and D. Oertel, eds., The senses: a comprehensive reference, Vol. 3, Audition, pp. 525-564.

Guerra, P. and Pollack, G.S. (2007) A life history trade-off between flight ability and reproductive behavior in male field crickets (Gryllus texensis). Journal of Insect Behavior 20: 377-387.

Marsat, G. and Pollack, G.S. (2006) Sensory coding and burst firing: a behavioral link. Proceedings of Computational Neuroscience Meeting 2006, Edinborough, July 2006.

Marsat, G. and Pollack, G.S. (2006) A behavioral role for feature detection by sensory bursts. Journal of Neuroscience 26:10542-10547.

Imaizumi, K. and Pollack, G.S. (2005) Central projections of auditory receptor neurons of crickets. Journal of Comparative Neurology 493: 439-447.

Marsat, G. and Pollack, G.S. (2005) Effect of the temporal pattern of contralateral inhibition on sound localization cues. Journal of Neuroscience 25: 6137-6144.

Tunstall, D.N. and Pollack, G.S. (2005) Temporal and directional processing by an identified interneuron, ON1, compared in cricket species that sing with different tempos. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 191:363-372.

The physiology of taste receptors of flies. (2005) In: Laboratory Manual for Physiology, D.U. Silvertorn, B.R., Johnson, A.C. Mills, (eds.), Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, pp. 657-665.

Wind-sensitive interneuronsof crickets: processing of sensory information. (2005) In: Laboratory Manual for Physiology, D.U. Silvertorn, B.R., Johnson, A.C. Mills, (eds.), Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, pp. 667-676.

Marsat, G. and Pollack, G.S. (2004) Differential temporal coding of rhythmically diverse acoustic signals by a single interneuron. Journal of Neurophysiology 92: 939-948.

Lupien, M., Marshall, S.  Leser, W., Pollack, G.S., Honegger, H.-W. (2003) Antibodies against the PER protein of Drosophila label neurons  in the optic lobe, central brain and thoracic ganglia of the crickets Teleogryllus commodus and Teleogryllus  oceanicus. Cell and Tissue Research, 312: 377-391.

Pollack, G.S. (2003) Sensory cues for sound localization in the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus: interaural difference in response strength vs. interaural latency difference. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 189: 143-151.

Samson, A-H and Pollack, G.S. (2002) Encoding of sound localisation cues by an identified auditory interneuron: effects of stimulus temporal pattern. Journal of Neurophysiology, 88:2322-2328.

Pollack, G.S. (2001) Analysis of temporal patterns of communication signals. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 11:734-738.

Imaizumi, K. and Pollack, G.S. (2001) Neural representation of sound intensity by functionally different auditory receptors in crickets. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 109:1247-1260.

Faulkes, Z. and Pollack, G.S. (2001). Mechanisms of frequency-specific responses of omega neuron 1 in crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus): a polysynaptic pathway for song? Journal of Experimental Biology, 204:1295-1305.

Pollack, G.S. (2000). Who what where? Recognition and localization of acoustic signals by insects. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 10:763-767.

Givois, V. and Pollack, G.S. (2000). Sensory habituation of auditory receptor neurons: implications for sound localization. Journal of Experimental Biology, 203: 2529-2537.

Faulkes, Z. and Pollack, G.S. (2000). Effects of inhibitory timing on contrast enhancement in auditory circuits in crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus). Journal of Neurophysiology, 84: 1247-1255.

Imaizumi, K. and Pollack, G.S. (1999). Neural coding of sound frequency by cricket auditory receptors. Journal of Neuroscience, 19: 1508-1516.

Pollack, G.S. and Imaizumi, K. (1999) Frequency analysis by insect auditory systems. BioEssays, 21: 295-303.

Pollack, G.S., Givois, V. and Balakrishnan, R. (1998) Air-movement 'signals' do not play a role in courtship in the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 183:513-518.

Pollack, G.S. and Faulkes, Z. (1998) Representation of behaviorally relevant sound frequencies by auditory receptors in the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Journal of Experimental Biology 201: 155-163.

Pollack, G. S. (1997) SWEEPS: a program for the acquisition and analysis of neurophysiological data. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 53:163-173.

Balakrishnan, R. and Pollack, G.S. (1997) The role of antennal sensory cues in female  responses to courting males in the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Journal of Experimental Biology, 200:511-522

Pollack, G.S. and Balakrishnan, R. (1997) Taste sensilla of flies: function, central neuronal projections, and development. Microscopy Research and Technique 39:532-546 (invited review).

Balakrishnan, R. and Pollack, G.S. (1996) Recognition of courtship song in the field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. Animal Behaviour 51:353-366.

Pollack, G.S. and Lakes-Harlan, R. (1995) Birth times of labellar chemoreceptors of the blowfly Phormia regina. Journal of  Neurobiology 26:17-32.

Pollack, G.S. (1994) Synaptic inputs to the omega neuron of the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus: differences in EPSP waveforms evoked by low and high sound frequencies. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 174:83-89.

Lakes, R. and Pollack, G.S. (1993) Pathfinding of peripheral neurons in the central nervous system of an embryonic grasshopper (Chorthippus biguttulus). Cell and Tissue Research 273:97-106

Pollack, G.S. and El-Feghaly, E. (1993) Calling song recognition in the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus: comparison of the effects of stimulus intensity and sound spectrum on selectivity for temporal pattern. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 171:759-766.

Lakes, R., Pollack, G.S. and Merritt, D. (1991) From embryo to adult: Anatomy and physiology of a leg sensory organ in Phormia regina Meigen (Insecta:Diptera). I. Anatomy and physiology of a larval “leg” sensory organ. Journal of Comparative Neurology 308:188-199.

Lakes, R., Pollack, G.S. and Merritt, D. (1991) From embryo to adult: Anatomy and physiology of a leg sensory organ in Phormia regina Meigen (Insecta:Diptera). II. Development and persistence of sensory neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology 308:200-208.

Lakes, R., Pollack, G.S. (1990) The development of sensory organs of the legs in the blowfly, Phormia regina. Cell and Tissue Research 259: 93-104.

Possidente, D, Murphey, R, Pollack, G.S, Merritt, D. (1989) Modality specific afferent projections in the flies Phormia and Drosophila. Journal of Comparative Neurology 290 : 185- 200

Pollack, G.S. (1988) Selective attention in an insect auditory neuron. Journal of Neuroscience 8:2635-2639.

Atkins, G. and Pollack, G.S. (1987) Response properties of prothoracic, interganglionic, sound-activated interneurons in the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 161: 681-693.

Atkins, G. and Pollack, G.S.  (1987) Correlations between structure, topographic arrangement, and spectral sensitivity of auditory interneurons in cricket. Journal of Comparative Neurology 266: 398-412.

Yetman, S. and Pollack, G.S. (1987) Proboscis extension in the blowfly: directional responses to stimulation of identified chemosensitive hairs. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 160: 367-374.

Pollack, G.S. (1986) Discrimination of calling song models by the cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus: the influence of sound direction on neural encoding of the stimulus temporal pattern and on phonotactic behavior. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 158: 549-561.

Yetman, S. and Pollack, G.S. (1986) Central projections of taste hairs in the blowfly Phormia regina Meigen. Cell and Tissue Research 245: 555-561.

Atkins, G. and Pollack G.S. (1986) Age dependent occurrence of an ascending axon on the omega neuron of the cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus. Journal of Comparative Neurology 243: 527-534.

Doolan J.M. and Pollack, G.S. (1985) Phonotactic specificity of the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus: intensity-dependent selectivity for temporal parameters of the stimulus. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 157: 223-233.

Pollack, G.S. (1984) Ultrasound-sensitive neurons descending in the thoracic nervous system of the cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus. Canadian Journal of Zoology 62: 555-562.

Pollack, G.S., Huber, F. and Weber, T. (1984) Frequency and temporal pattern dependent phonotaxis of crickets (Teleogryllus oceanicus) during tethered flight and compensated walking. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 154: 13-26.

Pollack, G.S. (1982) Sexual differences in cricket calling song recognition. Journal of Comparative Physiology 146: 217- 221.

Pollack, G.S. and Plourde, N. (1982) Directionality of acoustic orientation in flying crickets. Journal of Comparative Physiology 146: 207- 215.

Hoy, R.R., Pollack, G.S. and Moiseff, A. (1982). Species recognition in the field cricket Teleogryllus oceanicus: behavioral and neural mechanisms. Amer. Zool. 22: 597-607.

Pollack, G.S. and Hoy, R.R. (1981a) Phonotaxis to individual rhythmic components of a complex cricket calling song. Journal of Comparative Physiology 144: 367-373.

Pollack, G.S. and Hoy, R.R. (1981b) Phonotaxis in flying crickets: neural correlates. Journal of Insect Physiology 27: 41-45.

Pollack, G.S. and Hoy, R.R. (1979) Temporal pattern as a cue for species-specific calling song recognition in crickets. Science 204: 429-432.

Moiseff, A., Pollack, G.S. and Hoy, R.R. (1978) Steering responses of flying crickets to sound and ultrasound: mate attraction and predator avoidance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 75: 4052-4056.

Pollack, G.S. (1977) Labellar lobe spreading in the blowfly: regulation by taste and satiety. Journal of Comparative Physiology 121: 115-134.

Last update: Jan. 18, 2016