- key papers

- reviews & previews



  • E. Shor, P. Herrero-Vidal, A. Dewan, I. Uguz, V. Curto, G. Malliaras, C. Savin, T. Bozza, D.      Rinberg.

Sensitive and robust chemical detection using an olfactory brain-computer interface 

Biosensors and Bioelctronicns 195,113664 [pdf] (earlier version at BioRxiv)

  • J. Harvey, D. Rinberg

Olfaction: Source separation in a single sniff

Current Biology, Vol. 31, Issue 17R1051–R1053  []


  • H. Nakayama and D. Rinberg

A behavioral paradigm for measuring perceptual distances in mice



  • J.V. Gill,  G. Lerman, H. Zhao, B. Stetler, D. Rinberg, S. Shoham 

Precise Holographic Manipulation of Olfactory Circuits Reveals Coding Feature Determining Perceptual Detection

Neuron 108, 1-12 [pdf] (earlier versions at Biorxiv)

  • E. Chong, M. Moroni, C.D. Wilson, S. Shoham, S. Panzeri, D. Rinberg

Manipulating synthetic optogenetic odors reveals the coding logic of olfactory perception

Science, 368 (6497), eaba2357 [pdf] (also at BioRxiv)


  • G.M. Lerman, J.P. Little, J.V. Gill, D. Rinberg, S. Shoham

Real‐Time In Situ Holographic Optogenetics Confocally Unraveled Sculpting Microscopy

Laser & Photonics Reviews, 2019, 1900144 [pdf]

Discovering precise temporal patterns in large-scale neural recordings through robust and interpretable time warping. 

Neuron 105, 246-259 [pdf] (also at Biorxiv)

  • D.R. Kepple, H. Giaffar, D. Rinberg, A.A. Koulakov

Deconstructing Odorant Identity via Primacy in Dual Networks​. 

Neural Compuation, 31(4),710-737 [pdf]


  •  R. Shusterman, Y.B. Sirotin, M.C. Smear, Y. Ahmadian, D. Rinberg

Sniff invariant odor coding.

eNeuro 6, [pdf] (also at Bioarxiv)

  • A. Dewan, A. Cichy, J. Zhang, K. Miguel, P. Feinstein, D. Rinberg, T. Bozza

Single olfactory receptors set odor detection thresholds.

Nature Comm., 9, 2887. [pdf], (also at Biorxiv)

  • E. Chong & D. Rinberg

Behavioral readout of spatio-temporal codes in olfaction.

Curr Opin Neurobiol 52, 18–24 [pdf].

  • E.M. Arneodo, K.B. Penikis, N. Rabinowitz, A. Licata, A. Cichy, J. Zhang, T. Bozza, and D. Rinberg

Stimulus Dependent Diversity And Stereotypy In The Output Of An Olfactory Functional Unit. 

Nat Commun 9, 1347 [pdf] (also at Biorxiv)

  • H. Giaffar, D. Rinberg, A.A. Koulakov

Primacy model and the evolution of the olfactory receptor repertoire.



  • C.D. Wilson, G.O. Serrano, A.A. Koulakov, and D. Rinberg  

A primacy code for odor identity.

Nat Commun 8, 1477 [pdf] (also at  Biorxiv​)


  • Y.B. Sirotin, R. Shusterman, and D. Rinberg

Neural Coding of Perceived Odor Intensity.

eNeuro, 2(6) [pdf]


  • A. Resulaj & D. Rinberg D. 

Novel Behavioral Paradigm Reveals Lower Temporal Limits on Mouse Olfactory Decisions.

J. Neuroscience, 35, pp.11667–11673  (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]


  • Sanders H, Kolterman BE, Shusterman R, Rinberg D, Koulakov A, and Lisman J.

A network that performs brute-force conversion of a temporal sequence to a spatial pattern: relevance to odor recognition.

Front Comput Neurosci, 8, 108 [pdf]


  • Devore S, and Rinberg D.

Dark matter of the bulb.

Nature Neuroscience 17, 485–487 [pdf]

  • Reisert J, Golden GJ, Matsumura K, Smear M, Rinberg D, and Gelperin A.

Comparing thoracic and intra-nasal pressure transients to monitor active odor sampling during odor-guided decision making in the mouse.

J. Neurosci. Methods, 221, pp.8–14 [pdf]


  • Dewan A, Pacifico R, Zhan R, Rinberg D, and Bozza T.

Non-redundant coding of aversive odours in the main olfactory pathway.

Nature, 497, pp.486-489 (reviewed at Faculty 1000)


  • Smear M, Resulaj A, Zhang J, Bozza T, and Rinberg D.

Multiple perceptible signals from a single olfactory glomerulus.  

Nature Neuroscience, 16, pp.1687–1691 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]


  • Spors H, Albeanu DF, Murthy V, Rinberg D, Uchida N, Wachowiak M, and Friedrich RW.

Illuminating Vertebrate Olfactory Processing.

J. Neuroscience, 32(41), pp.14102-14108 [pdf]


  • Smear M, Shusterman R, O’Connor R, Bozza T, and Rinberg D.

Perception of sniff phase in mouse olfaction.

Nature, 479, pp.397-400 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]


  • Shusterman R, Smear M, Koulakov A, and Rinberg D.

Precise olfactory responses tile the sniff cycle.

Nature Neuroscience, 14 (8), pp.1039-1044 (reviewed at Faculty 1000) [pdf]

  • Koulakov A and Rinberg D.

Sparse incomplete representations: A novel role for olfactory granule cells.

Neuron, 72, 124-136 [pdf]

  • Koulakov A, Kolterman BE, Enikolopov A, and Rinberg D.

In search of the structure of human olfactory space.

Frontiers in System Neuroscience, 5 (65), pp. 1-8 [pdf]


  • Katz DB, Matsunami H, Rinberg D, Scott K, Wachowiak M, and Wilson RI.

Receptors, Circuits, and Behaviors: New Directions in Chemical Senses. J. Neuroscience, 28(46), pp.11802-11805 [pdf]


  • Koulakov A, Gelperin A, and Rinberg D.

Olfactory coding with all-or-nothing glomeruli.

J. Neurophysiol., 98, pp.3134-3142 [pdf]


  • Rinberg D, Koulakov A, and Gelperin A.

Sparse odor coding in behaving mice.

J. Neuroscience, 26(34), pp.8857-8865 [pdf]

  • Rinberg D, Koulakov A, and Gelperin A.

Speed accuracy tradeoff in olfaction.

Neuron, 51(3), pp.351-358 [pdf]

  • Rinberg D and Gelperin A.

Olfactory neuronal dynamics in behaving animals.

Seminars in Cell and Development biology, 17(4), 454046 [pdf]


  • Koulakov A, Rinberg D, and Tsigankov DN.

How to find decision makers in neural circuits?

Biological Cybernetics, 93(6), pp.447-462 [pdf]

  • Rinberg D, Simonnet C, and Groisman A.

Pneumatic capillary gun for ballistic delivery of microparticles.

Applied Physics Letters 87, p014103 [pdf]


Public talks:


Chong E, “Manipulating synthetic optogenetic odors reveals the coding logic of olfactory perception. COSYNE 2020, Denver, CO.

Rinberg D, "What the nose knows"

August 2018, KITP Blackboard Lunch. Workshop "Neural computations for sensory navigation: mechanisms, models, and biomimetic applications", The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University California Santa Barbara, CA

Rinberg D, "Odor Coding"

July 2015. Workshop “Deconstructing the Sense of Smell”. The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University California Santa Barbara, CA