• Ladel S, Schlossbauer P, Flamm J, Luksch H, Mizaikoff B, Schindowski K. (2019). Improved In Vitro Model for Intranasal Mucosal Drug Delivery: Primary Olfactory and Respiratory Epithelial Cells Compared with the Permanent Nasal Cell Line RPMI 2650. Pharmaceutics 11). pii: E367.
  • Farrow, K., Isa, T., Luksch, H., Yonehara, K. (2019). Editorial: The Superior Colliculus/Tectum: Cell Types, Circuits, Computations, Behavior. Front Neural Circuits. 13:39
  • Bothe, M.S., Luksch, H., Straka, H., Kohl, T. (2019). Neuronal substrates for infrared contrast enhancement and motion detection in rattlesnakes. Curr Biol.29, 1827 – 1832.
  • Kugler, K., Luksch, H., Peremans, H., Vanderelst, D., Wiegrebe, L., Firzlaff, U. (2019) Echo-acoustic  and optic flow interact in bats. J. Exp. Biol. 222,XX – XX.
  • Craciun, I., Gutierrez-Ibanez, C., Chan, A.S.M., Luksch, H., Wylie, D.R. (2019) Secretagogin Immunoreactivity Reveals Lugaro Cells in the Pigeon Cerebellum. Cerebellum 18, 544 – 555.


  • Ladel, S., Flamm, J., Zadeh, A.S., Filzwieser, D., Walter, J.C., Schlossbauer, P., Kinscherf, R., Lischka, K., Luksch, H., Schindowski, K. (2018): Allogenic FC Domain-Facilitated Uptake of IgG in Nasal Lamina Propria: Friend or Foe for Intranasal CNS Delivery? Pharmaceutics. 2018 Jul 26;10(3).
  • Bothe, M.S., Luksch, H., Straka, H., Kohl, T. (2018): Synaptic convergence of afferent inputs in primary infrared-sensitive nucleus (LTTD) neurons of rattlesnakes (Crotalinae) as the origin for sensory contrast enhancement. J Exp. Biol.13;221.
  • Garrido-Charad, F, Vega-Zuniga, T., Gutiérrez-Ibáñez, C., Fernandez, P., Lopez-Jury, J., González-Cabrera, C., Karten, H.J., Luksch, H., Marin, G.J. (2018): Shepherd’s crook neurons drive and synchronize the enhancing and suppressive mechanisms of the midbrain stimulus selection network. PNAS 115 (32), 7615 - 762
  • Lischka, K., Yan, J., Weigel, S., Luksch, H.  (2018): Effect of early eye removal on the morphology of a multisensory neuron in the chicken optic tectum. Brain Res. 1691, 9-14.
  • Vega-Zuniga T, Trost D, Schicker K, Bogner EM, Luksch H. (2018): The medial ventrothalamic circuitry: Cells implicated in a bimodal network. Front Neural Circuits 12.
  • Lischka, K., Ladel, S., Luksch, H., Weigel, S.  (2018): Expression patterns of ion channels and structural proteins in a multimodal cell type of the avian optic tectum. J Comp Neurol. 526, 412-424.


  • Krabichler, Q., Vega-Zuniga, T., Carrasco, D., Fernandez, M., Gutiérrez-Ibánez, C., Marin, G., Luksch, H (2017): The Centrifugal Visual System of a Palaeognathous Bird, the Chilean Tinamou (Nothoprocta perdicaria). J Comp Neurol. 525, 2514-2534
  • My Dang, K., Rinklin, P., Schnitker, J., Haberkorn, H., Zobel, K., Gribaudo, S. Perrier, A.L.,  Carolus, J., Daenen, M., Weigel, S., Luksch,H., Offenhäusser, A., Wolfrum, B. (2017): Fabrication of precisely aligned microwire and microchannel structures: towards heat stimulation of guided neurites in neuronal cultures. Phys. Status Solidi A, Volume 214 Issue 9.
  • Niederleitner, B., Gutierrez-Ibanez, C., Krabichler, Q., Weigel, S., and Luksch, H. (2017) A novel relay nucleus between the inferior colliculus and the optic tectum in the chicken (Gallus gallus) J Comp Neurol 525:513-534.


  • Hoffmann, S., Vega-Zuniga T, Greiter W, Krabichler Q, Bley A, Matthes M, Zimmer C, Firzlaff U,  Luksch, H. (2016) Congruent representation of visual and acoustic space in the superior colliculus of the echolocating bat Phyllostomus discolor. European Journal of Neuroscience 44(9):2685-2697
  • Niederleitner, B., Gutierrez-Ibanez, C., Krabichler, Q., Weigel, S., and Luksch, H. (2016) A novel relay nucleus between the inferior colliculus and the optic tectum in the chicken (Gallus gallus) Journal of Comparative Neurology,525:513-534.
  • Gutierrez-Ibanez, C., Iwaniuk, A.N., Jensen, M., Graham, D.J., Pogány, A., Montgomery, B.C., Stafford, J.L., Luksch, H., Wylie, D.R. (2016) Immunhistochemical localization of cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide (CARTp) in the brain of the pigeon (Columba livia) and the zebra finch (Taenopygia guttata). Journal of Comparative Neurology 524(18):3747-3773. .
  • Vega-Zuniga T, Marín G, González-Cabrera C, Planitscher E, Hartmann A, Marks V, Mpodozis J, Luksch H. (2016) Microconnectomics of the pretectum and ventral thalamus in the chicken (Gallus gallus). J Comp Neurol.524: 2208 - 2229.
  • Kugler, K., Greiter, W., Luksch, H., Firzlaff, U., Wiegrebe, L. (2016) Echo-acoustic flow affects flight in bats. Journal of  Exp. Biol.219:1793-7.
  • Verhaal J, Luksch H. (2016) Neuronal responses to motion and apparent motion in the optic tectum of chickens. Brain Res. 1635:190-200.
  • Verhaal, J; Luksch, H. (2016) Multimodal integration in behaving chickens. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 90-95.


  • Verhaal, J; Luksch, H. (2015) Processing of motion stimuli by cells in the optic tectum of chickens. Neuroreport. 26(10):578-582, July 8,
  • Krabichler Q, Vega-Zuniga T, Morales C, Luksch H, Marín GJ. (2015): The visual system of a palaeognathous bird: visual field, retinal topography and retino-central connections in the Chilean tinamou (Nothoprocta perdicaria). J Comp Neurol 523(2):226-50.


  • Schnyder, H.A., Vanderelst,D., Bartenstein, S.,  Firzlaff, U., Luksch, H. (2014). The avian head induces cues for sound localization in elevation. PLOS, under revision.
  • Krabichler, Q., Vega-Zuniga, T., Morales, C., Luksch, H., Marín, G.J. (2014) Retinal projections in a palaeognath bird, the Chilean Tinamou (Nothoprocta perdicaria). Journal of Comparative Neurology, in press.
  • Tobias Kohl, Maximilian S. Bothe, Harald Luksch, Hans Straka and Guido Westhoff (2014) Topographic organization of the primary infrared sensitive nucleus (LTTD) in the western diamondback-rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox). J Comp Neurol, in press.
  • Weigel, S., Flisikowsa, T., Schnieke, A., Luksch, H. (2014) Hybrid voltage sensor imaging of eGFP-F expressing neurons in chicken midbrain slices. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, in press.
  • Vega-Zuniga, T., Mpodozis, J., Karten, H.J., Marín, G.J., Hain, S., Luksch, H. (2014) Morphology, projection pattern and neurochemical identity of   Cajal’s “centrifugal neurons”: the cells of origin of the TeO-GLv pathway in birds. J Comp Neurol, online



  • Niederleitner, B., Luksch, H. (2012) Neuronal Morphology in Subdivisions of the Inferior Colliculus of Chicken (Gallus gallus). J Chem Neuroanatomy, Volume 44, Issue 1, May 2012, Pages 24-33



  • Lai, D., Brandt, S., Luksch, H., Wessel, R.(2010) Recurrent antitopographic inhibition mediates competitive stimulus selection in an attention network. J Neurophysiol, in press
  • Görlich, A., Illy, M., Friauf, E., Wagner, H., Luksch, H., Löhrke, S.(2010). Development of the delay lines in the nucleus laminaris of the chicken embryo revealed by optical imaging (Neuroscience 168(2): 564 - 572).
  • Maier, S., Walkowiak, W., Luksch, H., Endepols, H. (2010). An indirect basal ganglia pathway in anuran amphibians? (J Chem Neuroanat. 40(1): 21-35).


  • Kuenzel, T., Wirth, M.J., Luksch, H., Wagner, H., Mey, J. (2009) Increase of Kv3.1b expression in avian auditory brainstem neurons correlates with synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro (Brain Research 1302: 64-75).
  • Shao, J., Lai, D., Meyer, U., Luksch, H., Wessel, R. (2009) Generating oscillatory bursts from regular spiking neurons without inhibition (Journal of Computational Neuroscience 27(3): 591-606)


  • Meyer, U., Shao, J., Chakrabarty, S., Brandt, S.F., Luksch, H., Wessel, R. Distributed delays stabilize neural feedback systems (Biol. Cybernetics, in press)
  • Heyers, D., Manns, M., Luksch, H., Güntürkün, O., Mouritsen, H. Calcium-binding proteins label functional streams of the visual system in songbirds (Brain Research Bulletin 75: 348-355)
  • Wirth, M.J., Kuenzel, T., Luksch, H., Wagner, H. Identification of auditory neurons by retrograde labelling for patch-clamp recordings in a mixed culture of chick brainstem (J Neurosci Meth 169/1, 44-64).
  • Luksch, H. (im Druck) Sensorimotor integration: optic tectum. Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 4th Edition, Elsevier.


  • Künzel, T., Mönig, B., Mey, J., Luksch, H. (2007) Development of avian auditory brainstem neurons in culture. European Journal of Neuroscience 25 (4), 974-984.
  • Sloley, S., Smith, S., Gandhi1, S., Caldwell, J.A., London, S., Luksch, H., Clayton, D.F., Bhattacharya, S. (2007) Proteomic analysis of zebra finch optic tectum and comparative histochemistry. (Journal of Proteomic Research 6(6): 2341-2350.
  • Propping, C., Mönig, B., Luksch, H., Mey, J. (2007) Distribution of the cellular retinoic acid binding protein CRABP-I in the developing chick optic Tectum (Brain Research 1168: 21-31)
  • Heyers, D., Manns, M., Luksch, H.,Güntürkün, O., Mouritsen H. (2007) A putative magnetosensory pathway in migratory birds (PLOS One, 2(9) e937).
  • Luksch, H. (2007). Neurobionik – was wir vom Gehirn lernen können. In : Brickwedde, Erb, Lefèvre, Schwake (Hrsg.) Bionik und Nachhaltigkeit - Lernen von der Natur. E. Schmidt Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-503-10325-6.


  • Wang, Y., Luksch, H., Brecha, N.C., Karten, H.J. (2006) Nucleus isthmi and columnar cholinergic endings in the optic tectum in chicks (Gallus gallus): A possible substrate for correlation of parallel tectal channels (Journal of Comparative Neurology 494, 7-35).
  • Mönig, B., Luksch, H. (2006) Isolation and selective cultivation of specific cell types from the embryonic avian brain (Journal of Neuroscience Methods 154, 53-59).
  • Mahani, A.S., Khanbabaie, S., Luksch, H., Wessel, R. (2006) Sparse spatial sampling for the computation of motion in multiple stages of the visual pathway (Biological Cybernetics 94, 276-287).


  • Endepols, H., Roden, K., Luksch, H., Dicke, U., Walkowiak, W. (2004) The dorsal striatopallidal system in anurans. Journal of Comparative Neurology 468, 299-310.
  • Luksch, H., Khanbabaie, R., Wessel, R. (2004) Synaptic depression mediates form-cue invariant motion analysis. Nature Neuroscience 7, 380-388.
  • Heyers, D., Luksch, H., Redies, C. (2004) Selective Synaptic Cadherin Expression by Traced Neurons of the Chicken Visual System. Neuroscience 127/4, 901-912.
  • Luksch, H. (2004) Neurobionik – Prothetik, Biohybride und intelligente Algorithmen. Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York, ISBN 3-540-21890-4, 81-93.


  • Luksch, H., Golz, S. (2003) Anatomy and Physiology of Horizontal Cells in the Optic Tectum of the Chick. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 25-3, 185-194.
  • Nieder, B., Wagner, H., Luksch, H. (2003) Development of output connections from the ICX to the optic tectum in barn owls. Journal of Comparative Neurology 464, 511-524.
  • Luksch, H. (2003) Cytoarchitecture of the avian optic tectum: Neuronal substrate for cellular computation. Reviews in the Neurosciences 14, 85-106.
  • Luksch, H. (2003) Bereiche der Neurobionik und Prinzipien neuronaler Informationsverarbeitung. Biona Report 16, 95-105.
  • Luksch, H. (2003) Neurobionik. Biona Report 16, 261-262.
  • Luksch, H. (2003) Plastizität im adulten Gehirn. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 56, 40-4
  • Luksch, H., Gaese, B.H. (2003) Integrationszentrum oder ausführende Struktur? Neue Befunde zur Stellung des Mittelhirns der Wirbeltiere. Neuroforum 3/03, 87-93.


  • Luksch, H., Poll, A.(2002) Early enucleation does not alter the gross morphology of identified projection neurons in the chicken optic tectum. Neuroscience Letters 331, 41 - 44.


  • Heidmann, S., Luksch, H. (2001) Development of retinorecipient projection neurons in the optic tectum of the chick. Developmental Brain Research 128, 149 - 156.
  • Luksch, H., Karten, H.J., Kleinfeld, D., Wessel, R. (2001) Chattering and differential signal processing in identified motion sensitive neurons of parallel visual pathways in chick tectum. Journal of Neuroscience 21, 6440 – 6446.


  • Luksch, H., Gauger, B., Wagner, H. (2000) A Candidate Pathway for a Visual Instructional Signal to the Barn Owl’s Auditory System. Journal of Neuroscience 20, RC70-74.
  • Major, D., Luksch, H., Karten, H.J. (2000) Bottlebrush dendritic endings and large dendritic fields: motion detecting neurons in the mammalian tectum. Journal of Comparative Neurology 423, 243 - 260.
  • Endepols, H., Walkowiak, W., Luksch, H. (2000) Chemoarchitecture of the anuran auditory midbrain. Brain Research Reviews 33, 179 - 198. (Kein Review; Paper wurde aufgrund des Umfangs der Originaldaten in einem Review-Journal veröffentlicht)


  • Luksch, H., Kahl, H., Wiggers, W., Roth, G. (1998): Connectivity of the salamander pretectum: An in-vitro (whole brain) intracellular tracing study. Cell and Tissue Research 292, 47-56.
  • Luksch, H., Cox, K., Karten, H.J. (1998) Bottlebrush dendritic endings and large dendritic fields: motion detecting neurons in the tectofugal pathway. Journal of Comparative Neurology 396, 399-414.
  • König, P., Luksch, H. (1998) Active sensing - closing multiple loops. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 53, 542-549.
  • Wagner, H., Luksch, H. (1998) Effect of ecological pressures on brains: examples from avian neuroethology and general meanings. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung 53, 560-581.
  • Luksch, H., Walkowiak, W. (1998): Morphology and axonal projection patterns of auditory neurons in the midbrain of the painted frog, Discoglossus pictus. Hearing Research 122, 1-17.


  • Luksch, H., und Roth, G. (1996): Pretecto-tectal interactions: Effects of lesioning and stimulating the pretectum on field potentials in the optic tectum of salamanders in-vitro. Neuroscience Letters 217, 137 - 140.
  • Luksch, H., Walkowiak, W., Muñoz, A., und tenDonkelaar, H.J.(1996): The use of in-vitro preparations of the isolated amphibian central nervous system in neuroanatomy and electrophysiology. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 70, 91 - 102.


  • Walkowiak W., Luksch, H. (1994): Sensory Motor Interfacing in Acoustic Behavior of Anurans. American Zoologist 34, 685-695.
  • Strake, J., Luksch, H., Walkowiak, W. (1994): Audio-motor interface in anura. European Journal of Morphology 32, 122 - 126.