Friday Paper list – Saturday March 23rd

I might need to seriously consider changing the title of these Friday Paper List posts……

There were tons of really exciting papers published this week! It’s a lot to chew on.

1) Nanotools for Neuroscience and Brain Activity Mapping A. Paul Alivisatos, Anne M. Andrews, Edward S. Boyden, Miyoung Chun, George M. Church, Karl Deisseroth, John P. Donoghue, Scott E. Fraser, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Loren L. Looger, Sotiris Masmanidis, Paul L. McEuen, Arto V. Nurmikko, Hongkun Park, Darcy S. Peterka, Clay Reid, Michael L. Roukes, Axel Scherer, Mark Schnitzer, Terrence J. Sejnowski, Kenneth L. Shepard, Doris Tsao, Gina Turrigiano, Paul S. Weiss, Chris Xu, Rafael Yuste, and Xiaowei Zhuang ; ACSNano 2013 (link)

To continue with the whole BAM thing, here is the most recent paper on the subject. While this paper adds a little more substance, in my opinion these ideas and insights are nothing new, but rather an overview of progress shared by the entire neuroscience community. So while I appreciate these folks are excited about where things are headed; getting together and publishing papers on how the field can move forward is the easy part. It will be the implementation of these ideas that will matter.

2) Whole-brain functional imaging at cellular resolution using light-sheet microscopy Misha B Ahrens & Philipp J Keller ; Nature Neuroscience Methods 2013 (link)

Speaking of implementation, how about this paper! I mean let’s be honest for a second; when the BAM “initiative” talks about recording the activity of every single neuron in the brain some might be a little skeptical. In fact the idea of recording the activity of every single neuron in the brain might elicit a reaction like the one below.

Wait…you want to do what?!

But again… seriously… these two recorded the activity of every single neuron in a zebrafish. Make sure and take that in for a second. Got it? OK good. Well Misha and Philipp are already doing that. Heck recording the activity of every single neuron was so last month. I think I will go ahead and submit my proposal for SuperBAM where we are going to monitor the activity of every single molecule in the brain. I mean c’mon, we need a real challenge.

BAM accomplished. Brain = solved. Moving on.

3) Predicting free choices for abstract intentions Chun Siong Soon, Anna Hanxi He, Stefan Bode, and John-Dylan Haynes ; PNAS 2013 (link)

A new spin on the “we can predict what you are going to do before you do it”. I’m not familiar off the top of my head how far in advance predictions have been, but I think the 4 seconds in this paper is pretty impressive. 4 seconds is a really long time!

4) Contrasting effects on path integration after hippocampal damage in humans and rats Soyun Kim, Maya Sapiurka, Robert E. Clark, and Larry R. Squire ; PNAS 2013 (link)

5) Retrograde monosynaptic tracing reveals the temporal evolution of inputs onto new neurons in the adult dentate gyrus and olfactory bulb Aditi Deshpande, Matteo Bergami, Alexander Ghanem, Karl-Klaus Conzelmann, Alexandra Lepier, Magdalena Götz, and Benedikt Berninger ; PNAS 2013 (link)

6) Motor control during sleep and wakefulness: Clarifying controversies and resolving paradoxes Michael H. Chase ; Sleep Medicine Reviews 2013 (link)

7) Thermal and optical characterization of micro-LED probes for in vivo optogenetic neural stimulation Niall McAlinden, David Massoubre, Elliot Richardson, Erdan Gu, Shuzo Sakata, Martin D. Dawson, and Keith Mathieson ; Optics Letters 2013 (link)

8) From Optogenetic Technologies to Neuromodulation Therapies Justin C. Williams and Timothy Denison ; Science Translational Medicine 2013 (link)

9) Optogenetics and Translational Medicine Brian Y. Chow and Edward S. Boyden ; Science Translational Medicine 2013 (link)

10) Detection of a Temporal Error Triggers Reconsolidation of Amygdala-Dependent Memories Lorenzo D ́ıaz-Mataix, Raquel Chacon Ruiz Martinez, Glenn E. Schafe, Joseph E. LeDoux, and Vale ́rie Doye`re ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

And a nice commentary on the article above can be found here:

Memory Reconsolidation: Time to Change Your Mind Matthew R. Bailey and Peter D. Balsam ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

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

12) Dopamine regulates intrinsic excitability thereby gating successful induction of spike timing-dependent plasticity in CA1 of the hippocampus Elke Edelmann and Volkmar Lessmann ; Fronteirs in Neuroscience 2013 (link)

13) Distinct extended amygdala circuits for divergent motivational states Joshua H. Jennings, Dennis R. Sparta, Alice M. Stamatakis, Randall L. Ung, Kristen E. Pleil, Thomas L. Kash & Garret D. Stuber ; Nature 2013 (link)

14) Diverging neural pathways assemble a behavioural state from separable features in anxiety Sung-Yon Kim, Avishek Adhikari, Soo Yeun Lee, James H. Marshel, Christina K. Kim, Caitlin S. Mallory, Maisie Lo, Sally Pak, Joanna Mattis, Byung Kook Lim, Robert C. Malenka, Melissa R. Warden, Rachael Neve, Kay M. Tye & Karl Deisseroth ; Nature 2013 (link)

There was a nice commentary on the above two Nature articles here:

Anxiety is the sum of its parts Joshua P. Johansen ; Nature 2013 (link)

15) A multi-directional backlight for a wide-angle, glasses-free three-dimensional display David Fattal, Zhen Peng, Tho Tran, Sonny Vo, Marco Fiorentino1, Jim Brug & Raymond G. Beausoleil ; Nature 2013 (link)

This article has very little to do with Neuroscience directly…but it is really awesome.

16) Spatial and Temporal Scales of Neuronal Correlation in Visual Area V4 Matthew A. Smith and Marc A. Sommer ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

17) Shifting Attentional Priorities: Control of Spatial Attention through Hemispheric Competition Sara M. Szczepanski and Sabine Kastner ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

18) Sustained Multifocal Attentional Enhancement of Stimulus Processing in Early Visual Areas Predicts Tracking Performance Viola S. Sto ̈rmer, Gesche N. Winther, Shu-Chen Li, and Søren K. Andersen ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

19) Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying Functional Dichotomy between Intrinsic-Bursting and Regular-Spiking Neurons in Auditory Cortical Layer 5 Yujiao J. Sun, Young-Joo Kim, Leena A. Ibrahim, Huizhong W. Tao, and Li I. Zhang ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

20) Optical Dissection of Odor Information Processing In Vivo Using GCaMPs Expressed in Specified Cell Types of the Olfactory Bulb Matt Wachowiak, Michael N. Economo, Marta Díaz-Quesada, Daniela Brunert, Daniel W. Wesson, John A. White, and Markus Rotherme ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Funny thing, I know the journals aren’t necessarily competing every week.. but for whatever reason I thought Neuron really rocked this issue! So many articles that look really interesting. 7 listed below!

21) Hippocampal SWR Activity Predicts Correct Decisions during the Initial Learning of an Alternation Task Annabelle C. Singer, Margaret F. Carr, Mattias P. Karlsson, and Loren M. Frank ;  ; Neuron 2013 (link)

Commentary on the article above:

Hippocampus: Remembering the Choices Howard Eichenbaum  ; Neuron 2013 (link)

22) The Theta-Gamma Neural Code John E. Lisman and Ole Jensen ; Neuron 2013 (link)

23) Making Waves: Initiation and Propagation of Corticothalamic Ca2+ Waves In Vivo Albrecht Stroh, Helmuth Adelsberger, Alexander Groh, Charlotta Ru ̈ hlmann, Sebastian Fischer, Anja Schierloh, Karl Deisseroth, and Arthur Konnerth ; Neuron 2013 (link)

Commentary on the article above:

Generating Waves in Corticothalamocortical Networks Jason C. Wester and Diego Contrera ; Neuron 2013 (link)

24) Odorant Response Properties of Individual Neurons in an Olfactory Glomerular Module Shu Kikuta, Max L. Fletcher, Ryota Homma, Tatsuya Yamasoba, and Shin Nagayama ; Neuron 2013 (link)

25) Neuronal Morphology Goes Digital: A Research Hub for Cellular and System Neuroscience Ruchi Parekh and Giorgio A. Ascoli ; Neuron 2013 (link)

26) Inhibition of Mediodorsal Thalamus Disrupts Thalamofrontal Connectivity and Cognition Sebastien Parnaudeau, Pia-Kelsey O’Neill, Scott S. Bolkan, Ryan D. Ward, Atheir I. Abbas, Bryan L. Roth, Peter D. Balsam, Joshua A. Gordon and Christoph Kellendonk ; Neuron 2013 (link)

27) Selection of distinct populations of dentate granule cells in response to inputs as a mechanism for pattern separation in mice Wei Deng, Mark Mayford, Fred H Gage ; eLife 2013 (link)

Commentary on the article above: …. yes there are two commentaries from Eichenbaum this week in different journals 🙂

What’s new is older Lara M Rangel and Howard Eichenbaum ; eLife 2013 (link)

28) Convergence of pontine and proprioceptive streams onto multimodal cerebellar granule cells Cheng-Chiu Huang, Ken Sugino, Yasuyuki Shima, Caiying Guo, Suxia Bai, Brett D Mensh, Sacha B Nelson, Adam W Hantman ; eLife 2013 (link)

Commentary on the article above:

Multitasking on the run Mare E Hatten and Stephen G Lisberger ; eLife 2013 (link)

29)  Sweet Puppies and Cute Babies: Perceptual Adaptation to Babyfacedness Transfers across Species Jessika Golle,Stephanie Lisibach, Fred W. Mast, Janek S. Lobmaier ; PLoS One 2013  (link)

Someone I follow on twitter pointed out this paper. I think what’s great about the paper is there is not one picture of a cute baby or puppy. Not one figure! I mean come on, not even one, with a title like that?! I like it.

This also reminded me of a neat paper from Chris Moore’s lab showing transfer of aftereffects from motion adaptation across two sensory modalities. Pretty neat!

Motion Aftereffects Transfer between Touch and Vision Talia Konkle, Qi Wang, Vincent Hayward, and Christopher I. Moore ; Current Biology 2009 (link)

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