Publications

Christa A. Baker, Jan Clemens*, and Mala Murthy* (* co-corresponding authors)
Acoustic Pattern Recognition and Courtship Songs: Insights from Insects
in press, Annual Reviews of Neuroscience

Jan Clemens*, David Deutsch*, Stephan Thiberge, and Mala Murthy (* eq. contribution)
Shared song object detector neurons in Drosophila male and female brains drive divergent, sex-specific behaviors
2018, in review | biorxiv, pdf

Jan Clemens*, Philip Coen*, Frederic A. Roemschied*, Talmo Pereira, David Mazumder, Diego Pacheco, and Mala Murthy (* eq. contribution)
Discovery of a new song mode in Drosophila reveals hidden structure in the sensory and neural drivers of behavior
2018, Current Biology, 28:2400–2412 | pdf, dispatch, press, biorxiv | code&data 1 & 2

Jan Clemens, Nofar Ozeri, Mala Murthy
Fast intensity adaptation enhances the encoding of sound in Drosophila
2018, Nature Communications, 9:134 | pdf, biorxiv

David Stern, Jan Clemens, Pip Coen, Adam Calhoun, Troy Shirangi, John Hogenesch, Ben Arthur, Mala Murthy
Experimental and statistical reevaluation provides no evidence for Drosophila courtship song rhythms
2017, PNAS, 114(37):9978-9983 | pdf, biorxiv, code&data

Jan Clemens, Jennifer Aufderheide (eq. contribution), Bernhard Ronacher
Relative weighting of acoustic information during mating decisions in grasshoppers indicates signatures of sexual selection
2017, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 203(11):891-901 | pdf, code&data

Jan Clemens, Mala Murthy
The use of computational modeling to link sensory processing with behavior in Drosophila
2017, Celik, A., Wernet, M. (eds.) Decoding neural circuit structure and function Book chapter | Peerj preprint, pdf

Philip Coen, Marjorie Xie, Jan Clemens, Mala Murthy
Sensorimotor transformations underlying variability in song intensity during Drosophila courtship
2016, Neuron, 89(3):629–644 | pdf, preview

Jan Clemens, Cyrille Girardin (eq. contribution), Philip Coen, Georgia Guan, Barry Dickson, Mala Murthy
Connecting neural codes with behavior in the auditory system of Drosophila
2015, Neuron, 87(6):1332-1343 | pdf, preview, press

Florian Rau, Jan Clemens, Viktor Naumov, Matthias Hennig, Susanne Schreiber
Firing-rate resonances in the peripheral auditory system of the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus
2015, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201(11):1075-1090 | pdf

Jan Clemens, Florian Rau, Matthias Hennig, Jannis Hildebrandt
Context-dependent coding and gain control in the auditory system of crickets
2015, European Journal of Neuroscience, 42(7):2390-2406 | pdf

Kelly LaRue, Jan Clemens, Gordon Berman, Mala Murthy
Acoustic duetting in Drosophila virilis relies on the integration of auditory and tactile signals
2015, eLife, 4:e07277 | pdf

Jan Clemens, Stefanie Krämer (eq. contribution), Bernhard Ronacher
Asymmetrical integration of evidence during courtship decisions in grasshoppers
2014, PNAS, 111(46):16562–16567 | pdf, press release

Bernhard Ronacher, Matthias Hennig, Jan Clemens
Computational principles underlying the recognition of acoustic signals in grasshoppers and crickets
2014, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 201(1):61-71, invited review | pdf

Matthias Hennig, Klaus-Gerhard Heller, Jan Clemens
Time and timing in the acoustic recognition system of crickets
2014, Frontiers in Physiology, 5:286, invited review | pdf

Philip Coen, Jan Clemens, Andrew Weinstein, Diego Pacheco, Yi Deng, and Mala Murthy
Dynamic sensory cues shape song structure in Drosophila
2014, Nature, 507:233-237 | pdf, news&views

Jan Clemens, Bernhard Ronacher
Feature extraction and combination underlying decision making during courtship in grasshoppers
2013, Journal of Neuroscience, 33(29):12136-12145 | pdf

Jan Clemens, Matthias Hennig
Computational principles underlying the recognition of acoustic signals in insects
2013, Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 35(1):75-85 | pdf

Jan Clemens, Sandra Wohlgemuth, Bernhard Ronacher
Nonlinear computations underlying temporal and population sparseness in the auditory system of the grasshopper
2012, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(29):10053-10062 | pdf

Jan Clemens, Olaf Kutzki, Bernhard Ronacher, Susanne Schreiber, Sandra Wohlgemuth
Efficient transformation of an auditory population code in a small sensory system
2011, PNAS, 108(33):13812-13817 | pdf, press release, media coverage

Jan Clemens, Gerroth Weschke, Astrid Vogel, Bernhard Ronacher
Intensity invariance properties of auditory neurons compared to the statistics of relevant natural signals in grasshoppers
2010, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 196:285-297 | pdf

Invited talks

From song to behavior in Drosophila.
05/2018 Neuroscience Department seminar, Oldenburg, Germany.
07/2017 Drosophila neuroscience workshop, Crete, Greece.
11/2017 Cellular neurobiology group seminar, Göttingen, Germany
12/2017 MPI for dynamics and self-organization, Göttingen, Germany

Neural computations underlying acoustic communication in Drosophila.
09/2016 DZG Tagung (invited talk), Kiel, Germany,
09/2016 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

Organization of adaptation in the auditory receptor neurons of Drosophila.
09/2016 Neural Coding workshop, Cologne, Germany,
09/2016 Bernstein Conference 2016, Berlin, Germany.

Neural computations underlying acoustic communication in Drosophila.
06/2016 European Neuroscience Institute, Göttingen, Germany.

Connecting neural codes with behavior in the auditory system of Drosophila.
08/2015, Swartz theoretical neuroscience meeting, Janelia, USA,
06/2015, Würzburg University, Germany,
05/2015, retreat of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Red Bank, USA,
04/2015, sense2synapse meeting, New York, USA.

Optimal sparse coding of song in a size-constrained auditory system?
07/2011, CNS 2011, Stockholm, Sweden | abstract

Optimal coding of song in grasshoppers.
02/2011, Trinity College, Dublin, Irland

Transformation of the neural representation of song in the early auditory system of grasshoppers.
10/2010, Berlin Brain Days, Berlin, Germany

Optimal coding of song in grasshoppers.
05/2010, PhD Symposium of the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin

Transformation of the neural representation of song in the metathoracic ganglion of grasshoppers.
03/2010, Orthopteran Research Meeting, Berlin