Friday Paper List – Saturday March 30th

I have decided I am too stubborn to change the title of these posts from Friday Paper Lists, even though I hardly ever make the post on Friday’s anymore.

As something a little new and different for this week, I wanted to include a few links from non-journal articles that caught my attention. I spend a lot of my time reading articles about how the funding and publications systems are broken and desperately need to change. Here are a few that came up recently. Also I should point out, when it comes to most of these articles reading the comments, if there is a comment section, is really interesting!

Pre-publication peer review can fall short anywhere

Publishing: Open to possibilities

What’s Wrong With “Publish or Perish”?

Scholarship: Beyond the paper

The Past, Present and Future of Scholarly Publishing

Will technology deliver for ‘big neuroscience’?

In other brief news Raphael Yuste tweeted that this coming Tuesday president Obama will make an announcement about the BAM initiative. Looking forward to hearing any new details and seeing how it is received…

On to the papers!

1) The role of long-range connections on the specificity of the macaque interareal cortical network Nikola T. Markov, Maria Ercsey-Ravasz, Camille Lamy, Ana Rita Ribeiro Gomes, Loïc Magrou, Pierre Misery, Pascale Giroud, Pascal Barone, Colette Dehay, Zoltán Toroczkai, Kenneth Knoblauch, David C. Van Essen, and Henry Kennedy ; PNAS 2013 (link)

2) Inhibitory Interneurons Decorrelate Excitatory Cells to Drive Sparse Code Formation in a Spiking Model of V1 Paul D. King, Joel Zylberberg, and Michael R. DeWeese ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

3) Fear Conditioning Enhances Gamma Oscillations and Their Entrainment of Neurons Representing the Conditioned Stimulus Drew B. Headley and Norman M. Weinberger; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

4) The Rat Prefrontostriatal System Analyzed in 3D: Evidence for Multiple Interacting Functional Units Philippe Mailly, Verena Aliane, Henk J. Groenewegen, Suzanne N. Haber, and Jean-Michel Deniau ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

5) Oscillatory Entrainment of Primary Somatosensory Cortex Encodes Visual Control of Tactile Processing Kay Sieben, Brigitte Röder, and Ileana L. Hanganu-Opatz; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

6) Coordinated Population Activity Underlying Texture Discrimination in Rat Barrel Cortex Houman Safaai, Moritz von Heimendahl, Jose M. Sorando, Mathew E. Diamond, and Miguel Maravall ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

7) Learning Increases Intrinsic Excitability of Hippocampal Interneurons Bridget M. McKay, M. Matthew Oh, and John F. Disterhoft ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

8) Engineered Deafness Reveals That Mouse Courtship Vocalizations Do Not Require Auditory Experience Elena J. Mahrt, David J. Perkel, Ling Tong, Edwin W Rubel, and Christine V. Portfors; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

9) A Role for the Medial Temporal Lobe in Feedback-Driven Learning: Evidence from Amnesia Karin Foerde, Elizabeth Race, Mieke Verfaellie, and Daphna Shohamy ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

10) Deep brain stimulation restores frontostriatal network activity in obsessive-compulsive disorder Martijn Figee, Judy Luigjes, Ruud Smolders, Carlos-Eduardo Valencia-Alfonso, Guido van Wingen, Bart de Kwaasteniet, Mariska Mantione, Pieter Ooms, Pelle de Koning, Nienke Vulink, Nina Levar, Lukas Droge, Pepijn van den Munckhof, P Richard Schuurman, Aart Nederveen, Wim van den Brink, Ali Mazaheri, Matthijs Vink & Damiaan Denys ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

11) Neural pattern similarity predicts long-term fear memory Renée M Visser, H Steven Scholte, Tinka Beemsterboer & Merel Kindt ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

12) Summary statistics in auditory perception Josh H McDermott, Michael Schemitsch & Eero P Simoncelli ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Commentary on the article above:

An ear for statistics Israel Nelken & Alain de Cheveigné ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

13) Enriched Encoding: Reward Motivation Organizes Cortical Networks for Hippocampal Detection of Unexpected Events Vishnu P. Murty and R. Alison Adcock ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

14) Qualia could arise from information processing in local cortical networks Roger Orpwood ; Frontiers in Consciousness Research 2013 (link)

15) Simple Precision Creation of Digitally Specified, Spatially Heterogeneous, Engineered Tissue Architectures Umut Atakan Gurkan , Yantao Fan , Feng Xu , Burcu Erkmen , Emel Sokullu Urkac ,  Gunes Parlakgul , Jacob Bernstein , Wangli Xing , Edward S. Boyden ,and Utkan Demirci ; Advances Materials 2013 (link)

Finally I wanted to share a link that Ed Boyden tweeted about to a course being offered at Standford this spring that he will be a guest lecturer for called CS379C: Computational Models of the Neocortex. The instructor is Dr. Thomas Dean who works for Google. The course looks really cool! I especially enjoyed looking at the slides Dr. Dean posted for his first lecture titled, Scalable Neuroscience and the Brain Activity Mapping Project. I really like these two slides on “Numbers Every Neuroscientists Ought to Know”. They don’t have citations and sometimes I get a little uneasy when numbers like these get thrown around, but I think they are fine for a general picture. Enjoy!

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