Friday Paper List – April 11th

One theme of this blog is that it can be very overwhelming trying to keep up with all of the latest research being published. Today’s post is a fine example as there are 34 papers on the list!

It’s almost enough to make you dizzy.

1) Mental time travel: continuities and discontinuities Thomas Suddendorf ; Trends in Cognitive Science 2013 (link)

2) The wandering rat: response to Suddendorf Michael C. Corballis ; Trends in Cognitive Science 2013 (link)

I really like these first two papers. They are not full ‘papers’ really, but rather short commentaries on a debate.

3) Structural and molecular interrogation of intact biological systems Kwanghun Chung, Jenelle Wallace, Sung-Yon Kim, Sandhiya Kalyanasundaram, Aaron S. Andalman, Thomas J. Davidson, Julie J. Mirzabekov, Kelly A. Zalocusky, Joanna Mattis, Aleksandra K. Denisin, Sally Pak, Hannah Bernstein, Charu Ramakrishnan, Logan Grosenick, Viviana Gradinaru & Karl Deisseroth ; Nature 2013 (link)

Commentary on the above paper here:

See-through brains clarify connections Helen Shen ; Nature 2013 (link)

Of course you can read my impressions about this exciting paper from my last post.

4) Rats and Humans Can Optimally Accumulate Evidence for Decision-Making Bingni W. Brunton,  Matthew M. Botvinick,  Carlos D. Brody ; Science 2013 (link)

Commentary for the above paper:

Sensory noise drives bad decisions Matthew T. Kaufman & Anne K. Churchland; Nature 2013 (link)

5) Injectable, Cellular-Scale Optoelectronics with Applications for Wireless Optogenetics Tae-il Kim, Jordan G. McCall, Yei Hwan Jung, Xian Huang,Edward R. Siuda,Yuhang Li,Jizhou Song,Young Min Song,Hsuan An Pao,Rak-Hwan Kim,Chaofeng Lu,Sung Dan Lee, Il-Sun Song, Gunchul Shin,Ream Al-Hasani,Stanley Kim,Meng Peun Tan, Yonggang Huang,Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, John A. Rogers, Michael R. Bruchas ; Science 2013 (link)

Um yes please…

The toys *cough* I mean tools that are coming out for neuroscientists nowadays are just awesome.

6) Corticostriatal connectivity and its role in disease Gordon M. G. Shepherd ; Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2013 (link)

On a slightly related note (and I’m sure it’s not the first time Dr. Shepherd Jr. has had to deal with being a segway to the work of Dr. Shepherd Sr.) if you are looking for a good book recommendation (as if you don’t already have enough papers to read) check out

Creating Modern Neuroscience: The Revolutionary 1950s by Gordon M. Shepherd (link)

It is a really fantastic book.

7) Brain networks underlying episodic memory retrieval Michael D Rugg and Kaia L Vilberg ; Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2013 (link)

8) Synaptic Computation and Sensory Processing in Neocortical Layer 2/3 Carl C.H. Petersen and Sylvain Crochet ; Neuron 2013 (link)

9) Imaging Patients with Psychosis and a Mouse Model Establishes a Spreading Pattern of Hippocampal Dysfunction and Implicates Glutamate as a Driver Scott A. Schobel, Nashid H. Chaudhury, Usman A. Khan, Beatriz Paniagua, Martin A. Styner, Iris Asllani, Benjamin P. Inbar, Cheryl M. Corcoran, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Holly Moore, and Scott A. Small, ; Neuron 2013 (link)

10) Closing the Gate in the Limbic Striatum: Prefrontal Suppression of Hippocampal and Thalamic Inputs Gwendolyn G. Calhoon and Patricio O’Donnell  ; Neuron 2013 (link)

11) Dynamic Reconfiguration of Hippocampal Interneuron Circuits during Spatial Learning David Dupret, Joseph O’Neill, and Jozsef Csicsvari ; Neuron 2013 (link)

12) Circuits for Grasping: Spinal dI3 Interneurons Mediate Cutaneous Control of Motor Behavior Tuan V. Bui, Turgay Akay, Osama Loubani, Thomas S. Hnasko, Thomas M. Jessell, and Robert M. Brownstone ; Neuron 2013 (link)

13) Pre-neuronal morphological processing of object location by individual whiskers Knarik Bagdasarian, Marcin Szwed, Per Magne Knutsen, Dudi Deutsch, Dori Derdikman, Maciej Pietr Erez Simony & Ehud Ahissar ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

14) Regulation of Spatial Selectivity by Crossover Inhibition Jon Cafaro and Fred Rieke ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

15) Cortical Connectivity Suggests a Role in Limb Coordination for Macaque Area PE of the Superior Parietal Cortex Sophia Bakola, Lauretta Passarelli, Michela Gamberini, Patrizia Fattori, and Claudio Galletti ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16)  Functional Disconnection of the Orbitofrontal Cortex and Basolateral Amygdala Impairs Acquisition of a Rat Gambling Task and Disrupts Animals’ Ability to Alter Decision-Making Behavior after Reinforcer Devaluation Fiona D. Zeeb and Catharine A. Winstanley ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

17) Improving brain–machine interface performance by decoding intended future movements Francis R Willett, Aaron J Suminski, Andrew H Fagg and Nicholas G Hatsopoulos ; J Neuroengineering 2013 (link)

18) Animal Communication: Sniffing Is About More Than Just Smell Bennett G. Galef ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

This is a commentary on a paper that was posted a while back (paper #5 on the March 8th post).

19) A Sensitive Period for GABAergic Interneurons in the Dentate Gyrus in Modulating Sensorimotor Gating Nannan Guo, Kaichi Yoshizaki, Ryuichi Kimura, Fumikazu Suto, Yuchio Yanagawa, and Noriko Osumi ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

20) The Role of Delayed Suppression in Slow and Fast Contrast Adaptation in V1 Simple Cells Manuel Levy, Julien Fournier, and Yves Fre ́gnac ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

21) Intensity Invariant Dynamics and Odor-Specific Latencies in Olfactory Receptor Neuron Response Carlotta Martelli, John R. Carlson, and Thierry Emonet ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

22) Matched Pre- and Post-Synaptic Changes Underlie Synaptic Plasticity over Long Time Scales Alex Loebel, Jean-Vincent Le Be ́, Magnus J. E. Richardson, Henry Markram, and Andreas V. M. Herz ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

23) Deep Brain Stimulation Reduces Tic-Related Neural Activity via Temporal Locking with Stimulus Pulses Kevin W. McCairn, Atsushi Iriki, and Masaki Isoda ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

24) Loss of Histone Deacetylase 2 Improves Working Memory and Accelerates Extinction Learning Michael J. Morris, Melissa Mahgoub, Elisa S. Na, Heena Pranav, and Lisa M. Monteggia ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

25) The Role of Memory Reactivation during Wakefulness and Sleep in Determining Which Memories Endure Delphine Oudiette, James W. Antony, Jessica D. Creery, and Ken A. Paller ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

26) Distributed Patterns of Activity in Sensory Cortex Reflect the Precision of Multiple Items Maintained in Visual Short-Term Memory Stephen M. Emrich, Adam C. Riggall, Joshua J. LaRocque, and Bradley R. Postle ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

27) Immature Doublecortin-Positive Hippocampal Neurons Are Important for Learning But Not for Remembering Jana Vukovic, Gilyana G. Borlikova, Marc J. Ruitenberg, Gregory J. Robinson, Robert K.P. Sullivan, Tara L. Walker, and Perry F. Bartlett ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

28) Hierarchical Organization of Parietofrontal Circuits during Goal-Directed Action Lennart Verhagen, H. Chris Dijkerman, W. Pieter Medendorp, and Ivan Toni ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

29) Mapping Brain Metabolic Connectivity in Awake Rats with μPET and Optogenetic Stimulation Panayotis K. Thanos, Lisa Robison, Eric J. Nestler, Ronald Kim, Michael Michaelides, Mary-Kay Lobo, and Nora D. Volkow ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

30) Functional Role of the Cerebellum in Gamma-Band Synchronization of the Sensory and Motor Cortices Daniela Popa, Maria Spolidoro, Re ́mi D. Proville, Nicolas Guyon, Lucile Belliveau, and Cle ́ment Le ́na ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

31) Spiking Neurons in a Hierarchical Self-Organizing Map Model Can Learn to Develop Spatial and Temporal Properties of Entorhinal Grid Cells and Hippocampal Place Cells Praveen K. Pilly1, Stephen Grossberg ; PLoS One 2013 (link)

32) A jump-start for electroceuticals Kristoffer Famm, Brian Litt, Kevin J. Tracey, Edward S. Boyden, Moncef Slaoui.; Nature 2013 (link)

This is a very interesting commentary that I only stumbled upon because it was linked from Ed Boyden’s twitter account.

33) The appearance of new phantom fingers post- amputation in a phocomelus Paul D. McGeoch a & V. S. Ramachandran ; Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition 2012 (link)

This is not really a “new” paper but I stumbled upon it from a friend’s post on facebook and it is really interesting!

34) The First Level of Super Mario Bros. is Easy with Lexicographic Orderings and Time Travel . . . after that it gets a little tricky. Tom Murphy VII ; (link)

This is not published in a peer-reviewed journal, but I thought it was really awesome. You can of course watch a video here, if you don’t want to read the paper. But the paper is really entertaining and has my favorite lines out of all the papers I read this week:

“8 bits is really small. You can see them all right here: 00001111.”

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