Krom A.*, Marmelshtein A.*, Gelbard-Sagiv H., Tankus A., Hayat H., Hayat D., Matot I., Strauss I., Fahoum F., Soehle M., Boström J., Mormann F., Fried I. and Nir Y. Anesthesia-induced loss of consciousness disrupts auditory responses beyond primary cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020 [PDF]

Hayat H., Regev N., Matosevich N., Sales A., Paredes-Rodriguez E., Krom A., Bergman L., Li Y., Lavigne M., Kremer E., Yizhar O., Pickering A. and Nir Y. Locus-coeruleus norepinephrine activity gates sensory-evoked awakenings from sleep. Science Advances, 2020 [PDF]

Sela Y., Krom A., Bergman L., Regev N. and Nir Y. Sleep Differentially Affects Early and Late Neuronal Responses to Sounds in Auditory and Perirhinal Cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2020 [PDF]

Bar E., Marmelshtein A., Arzi A., Perl O., Livne E., Hizmi E., Paz R., Sobel N., Dudai Y. and Nir Y. Local Targeted Memory Reactivation in Human Sleep. Current Biology, 2020 [PDF] [News coverage: JPost, Haaretz, ynet]


Geva-Sagiv M. and Nir Y. Local Sleep Oscillations: Implications for Memory Consolidation. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2019 [PDF]


Magidov E., Hayat H., Sharon O., Andelman F., Katzav S., Lavie P., Tauman R. and Nir Y. Near-total absence of REM sleep co-occurring with normal cognition: an update of the 1984 paper. Sleep Medicine, 2018 [PDF]

Gelbard-Sagiv H.*, Magidov E.*, Sharon H., Hendler T. and Nir Y.* Noradrenaline Modulates Visual Perceptionand Late Visually Evoked Activity. Current Biology, 2018 [PDF]


Nir Y., Andrillon T., Marmelshtein A., Suthana N., Cirelli C., Tononi G. & Fried I. Selective neuronal lapses precede human cognitive lapses following sleep deprivation. Nature Medicine, 2017. [PDF]

Makov S, Sharon O, Ding N, Ben-Shachar M, Nir Y* and Zion Golumbic E.* Sleep Disrupts High-Level Speech Parsing Despite Significant Basic Auditory Processing. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2017. [PDF]

Sharon O, Nir Y. Attenuated Fast Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials During Human Sleep. Cerebral Cortex, 2017. [PDF]


Rodriguez AV, Funk CM, Vyazovskiy VV, Nir Y, Tononi G, Cirelli C. Why Does Sleep Slow-Wave Activity Increase After Extended Wake? Assessing the Effects of Increased Cortical Firing During Wake and Sleep. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2016. [PDF]

Sela, Y., Vyazovskiy, V.V., Cirelli, C., Tononi, G. and Nir, Y. Responses in Rat Core Auditory Cortex are Preserved during Sleep Spindle Oscillations. SLEEP, 2016. [PDF]


Andrillon, T.*, Nir, Y.*, Cirelli, C., Tononi, G., and Fried, I. Single-neuron activity and eye movements during human REM sleep and awake vision. Nature Communications, 2015 [PDF]

Nir, Y., Le Van Quyen, M., Tononi, G., and Staba, R. Microelectrode studies of human sleep. In Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain., G. Kreiman, M. Cerf, U. Rutishauser, and I. Fried, eds. MIT press, in press [Book Chapter]

2007 – 2013

Yuval Nir, Vladyslav V. Vyazovskiy, Chiara Cirelli, Matthew I. Banks and Giulio Tononi. Auditory Responses and Stimulus-Specific Adaptation in Rat Auditory Cortex are Preserved Across NREM and REM Sleep. Cerebral Cortex, 2013 [PDF]

Nir, Y., Massimini, M., Boly, M., and Tononi, G. Sleep and consciousness. In Neuroimaging of Consciousness. Springer 2013 [Book Chapter]

Nir Y, Vyazovskiy VV, Cirelli C, Banks MI and Tononi G. Auditory responses and stimulus-specific adaptation are largely preserved across NREM and REM sleep in rat primary auditory cortexSociety for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2012 [Abstract]

Funk CM, Nir Y, Vyazovskiy VV, Mieda M, Sakurai T, Yizhar O, Cirelli C and Tononi G.. Pharmacogenetic and optogenetic induction of local tonic cortical activity in anesthetized mice.  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2012 [Abstract]

Ovadia-Caro S, Nir Y, Soddu A, Ramot M, Hesselmann G, Vanhaudenhuyse A, Dinstein I, Tshibanda JF, Boly M, Harel M, Laureys S, Malach R. Reduction in inter-hemispheric connectivity in disorders of consciousness. PLoS One 2012 [PDF]

Andrillon T*, Nir Y*, Staba RJ, Ferrarelli F, Cirelli C, Tononi G, Fried I. Sleep spindles in humans: insights from intracranial EEG and unit recordingsJ Neuroscience 2011 [PDF]

Vyazovskiy VV, Olcese U, Hanlon EC, Nir Y, Cirelli C, Tononi G. Local sleep in awake ratsNature 2011 [PDF]

Nir Y, Staba RJ, Andrillon T, Vyazovskiy VV, Cirelli C, Fried I, Tononi G. Regional slow waves and spindles in human sleepNeuron 2011 [PDF] [Video abstract]

Nir Y, Tononi G. Dreaming and the brain: from phenomenology to neurophysiologyTrends in Cognitive Sciences 2010 [PDF]

Fisch L, Privman E, Ramot M, Harel M, Nir Y, Kipervasser S, Andelman F, Neufeld MY, Kramer U, Fried I, Malach R. Neural “ignition”: enhanced activation linked to perceptual awareness in human ventral stream visual cortex. Neuron 2009 [PDF]

Nir Y, Mukamel R, Dinstein I, Privman E, Harel M, Fisch L, Gelbard-Sagiv H, Kipervasser S, Andelman F, Neufeld MY, Kramer U, Arieli A, Fried I, Malach R. Interhemispheric correlations of slow spontaneous neuronal fluctuations revealed in human sensory cortexNature Neuroscience 2008 [PDF]

Nir Y, Dinstein I, Malach R, Heeger DJ. BOLD and spiking activityNature Neuroscience 2008 [PDF]

Nir Y, Fisch L, Mukamel R, Gelbard-Sagiv H, Arieli A, Fried I, Malach R. Coupling between neuronal firing rate, gamma LFP, and BOLD fMRI is related to interneuronal correlationsCurrent Biology 2007 [PDF]

Privman E, Nir Y, Kramer U, Kipervasser S, Andelman F, Neufeld MY, Mukamel R, Yeshurun Y, Fried I, Malach R. Enhanced category tuning revealed by intracranial electroencephalograms in high-order human visual areas.  J Neuroscience 2007 [PDF]

Golland Y, Bentin S, Gelbard H, Benjamini Y, Heller R, Nir Y, Hasson U, Malach R. Extrinsic and intrinsic systems in the posterior cortex of the human brain revealed during natural sensory stimulationCerebral Cortex 2007 [PDF]

Nir Y, Hasson U, Levy I, Yeshurun Y, Malach R. Widespread functional connectivity and fMRI fluctuations in human visual cortex in the absence of visual stimulationNeuroimage 2006. [PDF]

Hasson U, Nir Y, Levy I, Fuhrmann G, Malach R. Intersubject synchronization of cortical activity during natural visionScience 2004. [PDF]