Jan Clemens

I am a post doc in the lab of Mala Murthy at Princeton University. I did my PhD in the lab of Bernhard Ronacher and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin.

Publications

Journal articles

Michael Reichert, Jan Clemens, Michael Rumpoldt, Bernhard Ronacher
Integration of sound localization cues in frogs and grasshoppers
in preparation

Jan Clemens, Mala Murthy
Nonlinear coding of sound in the Drosophila ear
in preparation

Jan Clemens, Philip Coen (eq. contribution), David Mazumder, Mala Murthy
A novel song mode in Drosophila melanogaster
in preparation

Jan Clemens, Nofar Ozeri, Mala Murthy
Dynamic-range adaptation in Drosophila auditory receptor neurons supports song pattern recognition
in revision

David Stern, Jan Clemens, Pip Coen, Adam Calhoun, Troy Shirangi, John Hogenesch, Ben Arthur, Mala Murthy
Reported Drosophila courtship song rhythms remain data analysis artifacts. A reply to Kyriacou et al (2017)
in revision | preprint | 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, online only | 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 Gryllys 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

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

Selected conference abstracts

Jan Clemens, Cyrille Girardin and Mala Murthy
Nonlinear coding and gain control in the population of auditory receptor neurons in Drosophila
CoSyNe, 03/2015, Salt Lake City, USA

Jan Clemens, Cyrille Girardin, Pip Coen, Barry Dickson and Mala Murthy
Neural computations in the auditory system of fruit flies from sensory coding to behavior
Gordon Research Conference ”Auditory System”, 07/2014, Bates College, USA

Jan Clemens, Cyrille Girardin, Pip Coen, Barry Dickson and Mala Murthy
Neural computations in the auditory system of fruit flies from sensory coding to behavior
CoSyNe, 02/2014, Salt Lake City, USA

Jan Clemens, Mala Murthy
Principles of auditory coding in receptor neurons of Drosophila
SfN Meeting, 11/2013, San Diego, USA

Cyrille Girardin, Jan Clemens, Barry Dickson, Mala Murthy
Functional analysis of the Drosophila auditory pathway
SfN Meeting, 11/2013, San Diego, USA

Florian Rau, Jan Clemens, Viktor Naumov, Wei Wu, Matthias Hennig and Susanne Schreiber
Band-pass properties of neurons in the early auditory system of the cricket
BC12, 09/2012, Munich, Germany | abstract

Jan Clemens, Florian Rau, Jannis Hildebrand, Matthias Hennig
Adaptive sharpening of tuning in the auditory system of the cricket CoSyNe, 02/2012, Salt Lake City, USA

Jan Clemens, Florian Rau, K. Jannis Hildebrandt, R. Matthias Hennig
Functional connectivity and temporal selectivity depend on carrier frequency in the auditory system of crickets NWG 2011, Göttingen, Germany

Jan Clemens, Bernhard Ronacher
Signal design for intensity-invariant perception in grasshoppers?
Etho-Communication 2010, Berlin, Germany

Jan Clemens, Bernhard Ronacher
Feature selectivity of grasshopper auditory interneurons determined by spike-triggered covariance analysis
NWG 2009, Göttingen, Germany

Jan Clemens, Gerroth Weschke, Bernhard Ronacher
Concurrent encoding of intensity and pattern in a grasshopper
ISV 2008, Tours, France

Other

Jan Clemens
Entscheidungsfindungsprozesse bei der gesangsbasierten Partnerwahl
Zoologie 2014 | pdf

Song recognition in a grasshopper: evaluation and processing of stimulus fine structure
diploma thesis 2007, supervised by Bernhard Ronacher

Spike sorting of extracellular signals from the auditory system of locusts
project report 2005, supervised by Matthias Hennig

Jan Clemens, Arnulf Köhncke
Auf Kreta im Sturm und im Regen - Heinz Sielmanns Einstieg in den Tierfilm
to appear in: Anti-Darwin: Von Lamarck bis Mandelstam | amazon

Grants and awards

fellow of the Swartz Research Initiative for Theoretical Neurobiology, Princeton
since October 2014

postdoctoral fellowship
from the DAAD, since September 2013

Horst-Wiehe prize for my PhD thesis
from the DZG, 2013

start-up grant
from the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, April-August 2012

excellent poster award at the BC11 in Freiburg, Germany
from the NNCN, October 2011

travel grant for the Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium in Lisbon, Portugal
from the Champalimaud Foundation, September 2011

PhD grant
from the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin, January-September 2011

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