Journal Publications


Uyanik, I., Sefati, S., Stamper, S.A., Cho, K-A, Ankarali, M.M., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2020) Variability in locomotor dynamics reveals the critical role of feedback in task control. eLife, e51219. link, PMID:31971509.

Elie, J.E., Hoffmann, S., Dunning, J.L., Coleman, M.J., Fortune, E.S., and J.F. Prather (2019) From Perception to Action: The Role of Auditory Input in Shaping Vocal Communication and Social Behaviors in Birds. Brain Behav. Evol., link, PMID:31805560.

Uyanik, I., Stamper, S.A., Cowan, N.J., and E.S. Fortune (2019) Sensory Cues Modulate Smooth Pursuit and Active Sensing Movements. Front. Behav. Neurosci., link, PMID:31024269.

Biswas, D., Arend, L.A., Stamper, S.A., Vagvolgyi, B.P., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan. (2018) Closed-Loop Control of Active Sensing Movements Regulates Sensory Slip. Curr. Biol., 28(24):4029-4036.e4, PMID:30503617.

Coleman, M.J. and E.S. Fortune (2018) Quick Guide: Duet Singing in plain-tailed wrens. Curr. Biol., doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.066, pdf.

Madhav, M.S., Jayakumar R.P., Demir, A., Stamper S.A., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2018) High-resolution behavioral mapping of electrical fishes in Amazonian habitats. Scientific Reports. link, PMID:29643472.

Sutton, E.E., Demir, A., Stamper, S.A., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2016) Dynamic modulation of visual and electrosensory gains for locomotor control. J R Soc Interface. 13(118).pii:20160057, PMID:27170650.

Rouse, M.L., Stevenson, T.J., Fortune, E.S., and G.F. Ball (2015) Reproductive state modulates testosterone-induced singing in adult female European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). Horm. Behav., 72:78-87, PMID:25989596.

Cowan, N.J., Ankarali, M.M., Dyhr, J.P., Madhav, M.S., Roth, E., Sefati, S., Stamper, S.A., Fortune, E.S., and T.L. Daniel (2014) Feedback control as a framework for understanding tradeoffs in biology. Integr. Comp. Biol., 54:223-237, PMID:23893678.

Sefati, S., Neveln I.D., Roth E., Mitchell T.R., Snyder J.B., Maciver M.A., Fortune E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2013) Mutually opposing forces during locomotion can eliminate the tradeoff between maneuverability and stability. PNAS, 110:19798-18803, PMID:24191034.

Madhav M.S., Stamper, S.A., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2013) Closed-loop stabilization of the Jamming Avoidance Response reveals its locally unstable and globally nonlinear dynamics., J. Exp. Biol., 216:4272-4284, PMID:23997196.

Stamper, S.A., Fortune, E.S., and M.J. Chacron (2013) Perception and coding of envelopes in weakly electric fishes. J. Exp. Biol., 216:2393-2402, PMID:23761464.

Stamper S.A., Madhav M.S., Cowan N.J., and Fortune E.S. (2012) Beyond the Jamming Avoidance Response: weakly electric fish respond to the envelope of social electrosensory signals, J. Exp. Biol., 215:4196-4207, PMID:23136154.

McGilligray, P., Vonderschen, K., Fortune, E.S., and M.J. Chacron (2012) Parallel coding of first- and second-order stimulusattributes by midbrain electrosensory neurons. J. Neurosci., 32:5510-5524, PMID:22514313.

Stamper, S.A., Roth, E., Cowan, N.J., and E.S. Fortune (2012) Active sensing via movement shapes spatiotemporal patterns of sensory feedback. J. Exp. Biol., 215:1567-1574, PMID:22496294.

Fortune, E.S., Rodriguez, C., Li, D., Ball, G.F., and M.J. Coleman (2011) Neural mechanisms for the coordination of duet singing in wrens. Science., 334:666-669, PMID:22052048.

Roth, E., Zhuang, K., Stamper, S.A., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2011) Stimulus predictability mediates a switch in locomotor smooth pursuit performance for Eigenmannia virescens., PMID:21389203.

Khosravi-Hashemi, N., Fortune, E.S., and M.J. Chacron (2011) Coding movement direction by burst firing in electrosensory neurons., PMID:21775723.

Chacron, M.J. and E.S. Fortune (2010) Subthreshold membrane conductances enhance directional selectivity in vertebrate sensory neurons. J. Neurophysiol., 4(2):e32, PMID:20445028.

Stamper, S.A., Carrera-G, E., Tan, E.W., Fugere, V., Krahe, R., and E.S. Fortune (2010) Species differences in group size and electrosensory interference in weakly electric fishes: Implications for electrosensory processing. Behav Brain Res., PMID:19874855.

Chacron, M.J., Toporikova, N., and E.S. Fortune (2009) Differences in the time course of short-term depression across receptive fields are correlated with directional selectivity in electrosensory neurons., J. Neurophysiol., 102:3270-3279, PMID:19793877.

Hitschfeld, É.M., Stamper, S.A., Vonderschen, K., Fortune, E.S., and M.J. Chacron (2009) Effects of restraint and immobilization on electrosensory behavior of weakly electric fish. ILAR J., 50:361-372, PMID:19949252.

Fortune, E.S. and M.J. Chacron (2009) From molecules to behavior: organismal-level regulation of ion channel trafficking. PLoS Biol., 7:e1000211, link, PMID:19787034.

Carver, S., Roth, E., Cowan, N.J. and E.S. Fortune (2008) Synaptic plasticity can produce and enhance direction selectivity. PLoS Comput. Biol., 4(2):e32, link, PMID:18282087.

Cowan, N.J. and E.S. Fortune (2007) The critical role of locomotion mechanics in decoding sensory systems. J. Neurosci, 27:1123-1128, PMID:17267567.

Fortune, E.S. (2006) The decoding of electrosensory systems. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol., PMID:16837187.

Ramcharitar, J.U., Tan, E.W., E.S. Fortune (2006) Global electrosensory oscillations enhance directional responses of midbrain neurons in Eigenmannia. J. Neurophys., PMID:16790600.

Fortune, E.S., Rose, G.J., and M. Kawasaki (2006) Encoding and processing biologically relevant temporal information in electrosensory systems. J. Comp. Physiol. A, 192:625-635, PMID:16450118.

Ramcharitar, J.U., Tan, E.W., and E.S. Fortune (2005)
Effects of global electrosensory signals on motion processing in the midbrain of Eigenmannia. J. Comp. Physiol. A, 191:865-872, PMID:16001182.

Tan, E.W., Nizar, J.M., Carrera-G, E., and E.S. Fortune (2005) Electrosensory interference in naturally occurring aggregates of a species of weakly electric fish, Eigenmannia virescens. Behav. Brain Res., 164:83-92, PMID:16099058.

Fortune, E.S. and G.J. Rose (2003) Voltage-gated Na+ channels enhance the temporal filtering properties of electrosensory neurons in the torus. J. Neurophys., 90:924-929, PMID:12750421.

Fortune, E.S. and G.J. Rose (2002) Roles for short-term synaptic plasticity in behavior. J Physiol Paris, 96:539-545, PMID:14692501.

Fortune, E.S. and G.J. Rose (2001) Short-term synaptic plasticity as a temporal filter. Trends in Neurosciences, 24:381-385, PMID:11410267.

Rose, G.J. and E.S. Fortune (1999) Frequency-dependent PSP depression contributes to low-pass temporal filtering in Eigenmannia. J. Neurosci., 19:7629-7639, PMID:10460268.

Rose, G.J. and E.S. Fortune (1999) Mechanisms for generating temporal filters in the electrosensory system. J. Exp. Biol., 202:1281-1289, PMID:10210668.

Fortune, E.S. and G.J. Rose (1997) Passive and active membrane properties contribute to the temporal filtering properties of midbrain neurons, in vivo. J. Neurosci., 17:3815-3825, PMID:9133400.

Fortune, E.S. and G.J. Rose (1997) Temporal filtering properties of ampullary electrosensory neurons in the torus semicircularis of Eigenmannia: evolutionary and computational implications. Brain, Behav., and Evol., 49:312-323, PMID:9167857.

Rose, G.J. and E.S. Fortune (1996) New techniques for making whole-cell recordings from CNS neurons in vivo. Neurosci. Res. 26:89-94, PMID:8895897.

Fortune, E.S. and D. Margoliash (1995) Parallel pathways and convergence onto HVc and adjacent neostriatum of adult male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). J. Comp. Neurol. 360(3):413-441, PMID:8543649.

Margoliash, D., E.S. Fortune, M. Sutter, C-H. Yu, D. Hardin, and A.Dave (1994) Distributed representation in the song system of oscines: evolutionary implications and functional consequences. Brain Behav. Evol. 44:247-264, PMID:7842284.

Fortune, E.S. and D. Margoliash (1992) Cytoarchitectonic organization and morphology of cells of the field L complex in adult male zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). J. Comp. Neurol., 325:388-404, PMID:1447407.

Margoliash, D. and E.S. Fortune (1992) Temporal and harmonic combination-sensitive neurons in the zebra finch’s HVc. J. Neurosci., 12:4309-4326, PMID:1432096.

Conference Papers


Carver, S.G., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2013) State-estimation and cooperative control with uncertain time. In Proc Amer Control Conf, Washington, DC, USA, 2013, p. 2990–2995, PDF.

Sefati, S., Neveln, I., MacIver, M.A., Fortune, E.S., and N.J. Cowan (2012) Counter-propagating waves enhance maneuverability and stability: a bio-inspired strategy for robotic ribbon-fin propulsion. In Proc IEEE Int Conf on Biomed Robot and Biomech, Ro{Mech Eng}, Italy, PDF.

Book Chapters


Stamper, S.A., Madhav, M.S., Cowan, N.J., and E.S. Fortune (2019) Using Control Theory to Characterize Active Sensing in Weakly Electric Fishes, In Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Volume 70, Electroreception: Fundamental Insights from Comparative Approaches, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-030-29104-4, StamperUsing2019.

Metzen, M.G., Fortune, E.S. and M.J. Chacron (2017) Physiology of Tuberous Electrosensory Systems, In Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, 2017, ISBN: 978-0-12-809633-8, MetzenPhysiology2010.

Fortune, E.S. and N.J. Cowan (2010) Robot Behavior, in The Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, eds. Breed and Moore, Elsevier. FortuneRobot2010.