Friday Paper List February 8th

Ok, looks like I am a little late again… presenting another Friday Paper List posted on a Saturday!

1. Optogenetic protein clustering and signaling activation in mammalian cells Lukasz J Bugaj, Atri T Choksi, Colin K Mesuda, Ravi S Kane & David V Schaffer ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)

Is there anything we can’t play with using optogenetics?!

2. Receptive-Field Subfields of V2 Neurons in Macaque Monkeys Are Adult-Like Near Birth Bin Zhang, Xiaofeng Tao, Guofu Shen, Earl L. Smith III, Izumi Ohzawa, and Yuzo M. Chino ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

3. Hierarchical organization of context in the hippocampal episodic code Susumu Takahashi ; eLIFE 2013 (link)

4. Loss of Dickkopf-1 Restores Neurogenesis in Old Age and Counteracts Cognitive Decline De ́ sire ́ e R.M. Seib, Nina S. Corsini, Kristina Ellwanger, Christian Plaas, Alvaro Mateos, Claudia Pitzer, Christof Niehrs, Tansu Celikel, and Ana Martin-Villalba ; Cell Stem Cell 2013 (link)

5. Long-term channelrhodopsin-2 (ChR2) expression can induce abnormal axonal morphology and targeting in cerebral cortex Toshio Miyashita, Yu R. Shao, Jason Chung, Olivia Pourzia and Daniel E. Feldman ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

Common reaction to the title.

No but seriously. The poster on this work was at SFN this year. I felt a chill run up my spine whenever I walked by it 🙂

The most important words in the title are can induce , and thank goodness for that! If the can ran away and left behind simply induces the screams would be heard across the globe.

6. Signal Multiplexing and Single-Neuron Computations in Lateral Intraparietal Area During Decision-Making Miriam L. R. Meister, Jay A. Hennig, and Alexander C. Huk ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

7. Is Science Mostly Driven by Ideas or by Tools? Freeman J. Dyson ; Science 2012 (link)

This is not “hot off the presses” but this is one of my favorite issues to think about. I stumbled upon this paper via a quote from one of the F1000 commentaries on the paper here. The quote was, “…tools without ideas are a corpse; ideas without tools are a ghost.” from Ferdinando Boero. I like it.

8. Optopatcher—An electrode holder for simultaneous intracellular patch-clamp recording and optical manipulation Yonatan Katza, Ofer Yizhara, Jochen Staigerb, Ilan Lampla ; J Neuroscience Methods 2013 (link)

9. Differential Contribution of Hippocampal Circuits to Appetitive and Consummatory Behaviors during Operant Conditioning of Behaving Mice M. Teresa Jurado-Parras, Raudel Sa ́nchez-Campusano, Nazareth P. Castellanos, Francisco del-Pozo, Agne`s Gruart, and Jose ́ M. Delgado-García ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

10. Fast Computations in Cortical Ensembles Require Rapid Initiation of Action Potentials Vladimir Ilin, Aleksey Malyshev, Fred Wolf, and Maxim Volgushev ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

11. Pain-Specific Modulation of Hippocampal Activity and Functional Connectivity during Visual Encoding Katarina Forkmann, Katja Wiech, Christoph Ritter, Tobias Sommer, Michael Rose, and Ulrike Bingel ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

See below for something similar in rats.

12. Impaired Spatial Memory Performance in a Rat Model of Neuropathic Pain Is Associated with Reduced Hippocampus–Prefrontal Cortex Connectivity Helder Cardoso-Cruz, Deolinda Lima, and Vasco Galhardo ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

See above for something similar in humans.

13. Memory on time Howard Eichenbaum ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2013 (link)

Looks to be an interesting overview.

14. Pathfinding of Corticothalamic Axons Relies on a Rendezvous with Thalamic Projections Marie Deck, Ludmilla Lokmane, Sophie Chauvet, Caroline Mailhes, Maryama Keita, Mathieu Niquille, Michio Yoshida, Yutaka Yoshida, Ce ́ cile Lebrand, Fanny Mann, Elizabeth A. Grove, and Sonia Garel ; Neuron 2013 (link)

You know what I find to be one of the only things more mind blowing than the complexity of the brain? The fact that all of those cells and connections wire up themselves in development. I mean how insane is that?! (Answer: very insane)

Developmental Neuroscience: mind-blowing

Moving on…

These next two papers make a nice pair. The everlasting battle to classify neurons in the brain is no easy feat. I typically refer to the Markram review when thinking about interneuron diversity.

15. New insights into the classification and nomenclature of cortical GABAergic interneurons Javier DeFelipe, Pedro L. López-Cruz, Ruth Benavides-Piccione, Concha Bielza, Pedro Larrañaga, Stewart Anderson, Andreas Burkhalter, Bruno Cauli, Alfonso Fairén, Dirk Feldmeyer, Gord Fishell, David Fitzpatrick, Tamás F. Freund, Guillermo González-Burgos, Shaul Hestrin, Sean Hill, Patrick R. Hof, Josh Huang, Edward G. Jones, Yasuo Kawaguchi, Zoltán Kisvárday, Yoshiyuki Kubota, David A. Lewis, Oscar Marín, Henry Markram, Chris J. McBain, Hanno S. Meyer, Hannah Monyer, Sacha B. Nelson, Kathleen Rockland, Jean Rossier, John L. R. Rubenstein, Bernardo Rudy, Massimo Scanziani, Gordon M. Shepherd, Chet C. Sherwood, Jochen F. Staiger, Gábor Tamás, Alex Thomson, Yun Wang, Rafael Yuste and Giorgio A. Ascoli ; Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16. Beyond the frontiers of neuronal types Demian Battaglia, Anastassios Karagiannis, Thierry Gallopin, Harold W. Gutch and Bruno Cauli ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

17. A BOLD statement about the hippocampal-neocortical dialogue Gyorgy Buzsaki and Adrien Peyrache ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2013 (link)

Nice commentary on a paper from a past post.

18. Gamma oscillations: precise temporal coordination without a metronome Danko Nikolic, Pascal Fries, and Wolf Singer ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2013 (link)

19. Cell-type-specific modulation of neocortical activity by basal forebrain input Henry J. Alitto and Yang Dan ; Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 2013 (link)

19. Rat whisker motor cortex is subdivided into sensory-input and motor-output areas Jared B. Smith and Kevin D. Alloway ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

20. Vesicular stomatitis virus with the rabies virus glycoprotein directs retrograde transsynaptic transport among neurons in vivo Kevin T. Beier, Arpiar B. Saunders, Ian A. Oldenburg, Bernardo L. Sabatini and Constance L. Cepko ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

21. Spatial Modules of Coherent Activity in Pathway-Specific LFPs in the Hippocampus Reflect Topology and Different Modes of Presynaptic Synchronization N. Benito, A. Fernández-Ruiz, V.A. Makarov, J. Makarova, A. Korovaichuk and O. Herreras ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

22. Lateral entorhinal cortex is critical for novel object-context recognition David I.G. Wilson, Rosamund F. Langston, Magdalene I. Schlesiger, Monica Wagner, Sakurako Watanabe, James A. Ainge ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

23. Lifetime memories from persistently supple synapses Aryeh Routtenberg ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

This is an interesting commentary on memory theory. And below is a commentary on the commentary !

24. The conjunctive trace Blake A. Richards, Paul W. Frankland ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

and last on the list…

25. Voltage sensitive dye imaging reveals shifting spatiotemporal spread of whisker-induced activity in rat barrel cortex Brian R Lustig, Robert M. Friedman, Jeremy E Winberry, Ford F Ebner, and Anna W Roe ; J Neurophysiology 2013 (link)

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