Friday Paper List – March 8th

Several new papers.

Happy to deliver them!

1) Source Memory in the Rat Jonathon D. Crystal, Wesley T. Alford, Wenyi Zhou, and Andrea G. Hohmann ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

Commentary on this paper here :

Episodic Memory: A Rat Model of Source Memory  Anthony A. Wright ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

A recent study using a novel procedure to test the memory of rats for a preferred (chocolate) reinforcement shows many key characteristics that define source memory and episodic memory in humans.

2) Traces of Experience in the Lateral Entorhinal Cortex Albert Tsao, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

3) A Fovea for Pain at the Fingertips Flavia Mancini, Chiara F. Sambo, Juan D. Ramirez, David L.H. Bennett, Patrick Haggard, and Gian Domenico Iannetti ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

4) Near-Real-Time Feature-Selective Modulations in Human Cortex Javier O. Garcia, Ramesh Srinivasan, and John T. Serences ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

5) Sniffing Behavior Communicates Social Hierarchy Daniel W. Wesson ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

This is a really interesting finding! Even though the entire point of this paper is that the behavior is independent of olfaction, I think it’s always important to remember how important olfaction is for so many animals used in research. While on the subject if you haven’t read this paper from Dmitry Rinberg’s lab (formerly at Janelia, but now at NYU) then I highly recommend you check it out!

6) Genetically encoded calcium indicators for multi-color neural activity imaging and combination with optogenetics Jasper Akerboom, Nicole Carreras Calderón, Lin Tian, Sebastian Wabnig, Matthias Prigge, Johan Tolö, Andrew Gordus, Michael B. Orger, Kristen E. Severi, John J. Macklin, Ronak Patel, Stefan R. Pulver, Trevor J. Wardill, Elisabeth Fischer, Christina Schüler, Tsai-Wen Chen, Karen S. Sarkisyan, Jonathan S. Marvin, Cornelia I. Bargmann, Douglas S. Kim, Sebastian Kügler, Leon Lagnado, Peter Hegemann, Alexander Gottschalk, Eric R. Schreiter and Loren L. Looger ; Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Count of exciting new tool/methods paper = 1

7) Differential Control of Learning and Anxiety along the Dorsoventral Axis of the Dentate Gyrus Mazen A. Kheirbek, Liam J. Drew, Nesha S. Burghardt, Daniel O. Costantini, Lindsay Tannenholz, Susanne E. Ahmari, Hongkui Zeng, Andre ́ A. Fenton, and Rene ́ Hen ; Neuron 2013 (link)

Commentary on this paper here :

Illuminating Hippocampal Control of Fear Memory and Anxiety Neil M. Fournier and Ronald S. Duman ; Neuron 2013 (link)

8) Multiple Mechanisms Switch an Electrically Coupled, Synaptically Inhibited Neuron between Competing Rhythmic Oscillators Gabrielle J. Gutierrez, Timothy O’Leary, and Eve Marder ; Neuron 2013 (link)

9) Independent Category and Spatial Encoding in Parietal Cortex Chris A. Rishel, Gang Huang, and David J. Freedman ; Neuron 2013 (link)

10) Mechanisms Underlying Selective Neuronal Tracking of Attended Speech at a ‘‘Cocktail Party’’ Elana M. Zion Golumbic, Nai Ding, Stephan Bickel, Peter Lakatos, Catherine A. Schevon, Guy M. McKhann, Robert R. Goodman, Ronald Emerson, Ashesh D. Mehta, Jonathan Z. Simon, David Poeppel, and Charles E. Schroeder ; Neuron 2013 (link)

I really love the “cocktail party” phenomenon and use it as my go to example whenever trying to explain selective attention.

11) The Mental Cost of Cognitive Enhancement Teresa Iuculano and Roi Cohen Kadosh ; Journal of Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Well this is a bummer… but I’m not totally giving up on cognitive enhancement 🙂

12) Precise Neural Stimulation in the Retina Using Focused Ultrasound Michael D. Menz, O ̈ mer Oralkan, Pierre T. Khuri-Yakub, and Stephen A. Baccus ; Journal of Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Count of exciting new tool/methods paper = 2

13) Adaptation to Speed in Macaque Middle Temporal and Medial Superior Temporal Areas Nicholas S. C. Price and Richard T. Born ; Journal of Neuroscience 2013 (link)

14) Illusory Movement of Stationary Stimuli in the Visual Periphery: Evidence for a Strong Centrifugal Prior in Motion Processing Ruyuan Zhang, Oh-Sang Kwon, and Duje Tadin ; Journal of Neuroscience 2013 (link)

15) Fear Extinction Memory Consolidation Requires Potentiation of Pontine-Wave Activity during REM Sleep Subimal Datta and Matthew W. O’Malley ; Journal of Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16) The Critical Role of Sleep Spindles in Hippocampal- Dependent Memory: A Pharmacology Study Sara C. Mednick, Elizabeth A. McDevitt, James K. Walsh, Erin Wamsley, Martin Paulus, Jennifer C. Kanady, and Sean P. A. Drummond ; Journal of Neuroscience 2013 (link)

17) Cortical–Amygdalar Circuit Dysfunction in a Genetic Mouse Model of Serotonin Deficiency Kafui Dzirasa, Sunil Kumar, Benjamin D. Sachs, Marc G. Caron, and Miguel A. L. Nicolelis ; Journal of Neuroscience 2013 (link)

18) Frequency-specific network connectivity increases underlie accurate spatiotemporal memory retrieval Andrew J Watrous, Nitin Tandon, Chris R Conner, Thomas Pieters & Arne D Ekstrom ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Commentary on this paper here :

Multiplexed memories: a view from human cortex Robert T Knight & Howard Eichenbaum ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

19) mTORC2 controls actin polymerization required for consolidation of long-term memory Wei Huang, Ping Jun Zhu, Shixing Zhang, Hongyi Zhou, Loredana Stoica, Mauricio Galiano, Krešimir Krnjević, Gregg Roman & Mauro Costa-Mattioli ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

20) Optical control of metabotropic glutamate receptors Joshua Levitz, Carlos Pantoja, Benjamin Gaub, Harald Janovjak, Andreas Reiner, Adam Hoagland, David Schoppik, Brian Kane, Philipp Stawski, Alexander F Schier, Dirk Trauner & Ehud Y Isacoff ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Count of exciting new tool/methods paper = 3

21) Transient decline in rats’ hippocampal theta power relates to inhibitory stimulus-reward association Yuya Sakimotoa, Kozue Takedab, Kana Okadab, Minoru Hattoric, Shogo Sakata ; Behavioural Brain Research 2013 (link)

22) Differential Role of the Dorsal Hippocampus, Ventro-intermediate Hippocampus, and Medial Prefrontal Cortex in updating the Value of a Spatial Goal Paul De Saint Blanquat, Vincent Hok, Etienne Save, Bruno Poucet, and Franck A. Chaillan; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

23) Influence of Local Objects on Hippocampal Representations: Landmark Vectors and Memory Sachin S. Deshmukh and James J. Knierim ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

24) A role for anterior thalamic nuclei in affective cognition: Interaction with environmental conditions Alexandra Dupire, Patricia Kant, Nicole Mons, Alain R. Marchand, Etienne Coutureau, John Dalrymple-Alford, Mathieu Wolff ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

25) The medial and lateral entorhinal cortex both contribute to contextual and item recognition memory: A test of the binding of items and context model Michael R. Hunsaker, Victoria Chen, Giang T. Tran, Raymond P. Kesner ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

26) Hippocampal lesions produce both nongraded and temporally graded retrograde amnesia in the same rat Gordon Winocur, Melanie J. Sekeres, Malcolm A. Binns, Morris Moscovitch ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

27) On the role of retrosplenial cortex in long-lasting memory storage Cynthia Katche, Guido Dorman, Carolina Gonzalez, Cecilia P. Kramar, Leandro Slipczuk, Janine I. Rossato, Martin Cammarota, Jorge H. Medina ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

28) Passive Dendrites Enable Single Neurons to Compute Linearly Non-separable Functions Romain Daniel Cazé ,Mark Humphries,Boris Gutkin ; PLOS Computational Biology 2013 (link)

29) Handling Ibuprofen Increases Pain Tolerance and Decreases Perceived Pain Intensity in a Cold Pressor Test Abraham M. Rutchick, Michael L. Slepian ; PLOS One 2013 (link

Count of exciting new tool/methods paper = 4. Instead of taking pain medications you can just toss around a box for a while.

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