Friday Paper List – May 24th

I have mentioned this blog before, but I really liked the last two posts over at Nucleus Ambiguous. The first is an update/commentary on the BRAIN Inititative. I think Nucamb has provided some of the best coverage and commentary available on the BRAIN Initiative. The second is about the current state of affairs in science publishing, which is a topic I find very important and interesting.

Now some papers to dive into!

1) The importance of mixed selectivity in complex cognitive tasks Mattia Rigotti, Omri Barak, Melissa R. Warden, Xiao-Jing Wang, Nathaniel D. Daw, Earl K. Miller & Stefano Fusi ; Nature 2013 (link)

2) A functional and perceptual signature of the second visual area in primates Jeremy Freeman, Corey M Ziemba, David J Heeger, Eero P Simoncelli & J Anthony Movshon ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

3) Olfactory cortical neurons read out a relative time code in the olfactory bulb Rafi Haddad, Anne Lanjuin, Linda Madisen, Hongkui Zeng, Venkatesh N Murthy & Naoshige Uchida ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

4) Synaptic mechanisms of adaptation and sensitization in the retina Anton Nikolaev, Kin-Mei Leung, Benjamin Odermatt & Leon Lagnado ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

5) Activity-dependent silencing reveals functionally distinct itch-generating sensory neurons David P Roberson, Sagi Gudes, Jared M Sprague, Haley A W Patoski, Victoria K Robson, Felix Blasl, Bo Duan, Seog Bae Oh, Bruce P Bean, Qiufu Ma, Alexander M Binshtok & Clifford J Woolf ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

6) Fiber-optic two-photon optogenetic stimulation K. Dhakal, L. Gu, B. Black, S. K. Mohanty ; Optics Letters 2013 (link)

7) Holographic optogenetic stimulation of patterned neuronal activity for vision restoration Inna Reutsky-Gefen, Lior Golan, Nairouz Farah, Adi Schejter, Limor Tsur, Inbar Brosh & Shy Shoham ; Nature Communications 2013 (link)

8)  350-μm side-view optical probe for imaging the murine brain in vivo from the cortex to the hypothalamus Jun Ki Kim ; Jin Woo Choi ; Seok Hyun Yun ; J. Biomed Opt 2013 (link)

9) Spatiotemporal dynamics of neuronal population response in the primary visual cortex Douglas Zhou, Aaditya V. Rangan, David W. McLaughlin, and David Cai ; PNAS 2013 (link)

10) A monocular contribution to stimulus rivalry Jan Brascamp, Hansem Sohn, Sang-Hun Lee, and Randolph Blake ; PNAS 2013 (link)

11) Mapping and Cracking Sensorimotor Circuits in Genetic Model Organisms Damon A. Clark, Limor Freifeld, and Thomas R. Clandinin ; Neuron 2013 (link)

12) Monkey Area MT Latencies to Speed Changes Depend on Attention and Correlate with Behavioral Reaction Times F. Orlando Galashan, Hanna C. Saßen, Andreas K. Kreiter, and Detlef Wegener ; Neuron 2013 (link)

13) Homeostatic Control of Synaptic Transmission by Distinct Glutamate Receptors Dan Yan, Miwako Yamasaki, Christoph Straub, Masahiko Watanabe, and Susumu Tomita ; Neuron 2013 (link)

14) Attention-Induced Variance and Noise Correlation Reduction in Macaque V1 Is Mediated by NMDA Receptors Jose L. Herrero, Marc A. Gieselmann, Mehdi Sanayei, and Alexander Thiele ; Neuron 2013 (link)

15) Interval Tuning in the Primate Medial Premotor Cortex as a General Timing Mechanism Hugo Merchant, Oswaldo Pe ́rez, Wilbert Zarco, and Jorge Ga ́mez ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16) Long-Term Enhancement of Brain Function and Cognition Using Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation Albert Snowball, Ilias Tachtsidis, Tudor Popescu, Jacqueline Thompson, Margarete Delazer, Laura Zamarian, Tingting Zhu, and Roi Cohen Kadosh ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

  • This paper gained some attention across the internet. Here is one neat article about it.

17) The Cells and Circuitry for Itch Responses in Mice Santosh K. Mishra, Mark A. Hoon ; Science 2013 (link)

18) Changes in Taste Neurons Support the Emergence of an Adaptive Behavior in Cockroaches Ayako Wada-Katsumata, Jules Silverman, Coby Schal ; Science 2013 (link)

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Friday Paper List – Posted on Monday May 20th

Sorry the post is late!

Not many comments this week because I need to make the late post in a hurry…

Enjoy the papers!

1) Convergent cortical innervation of striatal projection neurons Geraldine J Kress, Naoki Yamawaki, David L Wokosin, Ian R Wickersham, Gordon M G Shepherd & D James Surmeier ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

2) Selective and graded coding of reward uncertainty by neurons in the primate anterodorsal septal region Ilya E Monosov & Okihide Hikosaka ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

3) Responses of pulvinar neurons reflect a subject’s confidence in visual categorization Yutaka Komura, Akihiko Nikkuni, Noriko Hirashima, Teppei Uetake & Aki Miyamoto ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

4) Optogenetic identification of striatal projection neuron subtypes during in vivo recordings Alexxai V. Kravitz, Scott F. Owen, Anatol C. Kreitzer ; Brain Research 2013 (link)

5) Locomotion Controls Spatial Integration in Mouse Visual Cortex Aslı Ayaz, Aman B. Saleem, Marieke L. Scho ̈ lvinck, and Matteo Carandini ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

6) The Cerebellum Optimizes Perceptual Predictions about External Sensory Events Manuel Jan Roth, Matthis Synofzik, and Axel Lindner ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

7) A light-triggered protein secretion system Daniel Chen, Emily S. Gibson, and Matthew J. Kennedy ; Journal of Cell Biology 2013 (link)

8) Ultraviolet-B-mediated induction of protein–protein interactions in mammalian cells Remco P. Crefcoeur, Ruohe Yin, Roman Ulm & Thanos D. Halazonetis ; Nature Communications 2013 (link)

9) Optogenetic Delay of Status Epilepticus Onset in an In Vivo Rodent Epilepsy Model Inna Sukhotinsky, Alexander M. Chan, Omar J. Ahmed, Vikram R. Rao, Viviana Gradinaru, Charu Ramakrishnan, Karl Deisseroth, Ania K. Majewska, Sydney S. Cash ; PLoS One 2013 (link)

10) Intermediate intrinsic diversity enhances neural population coding Shreejoy J. Tripathy, Krishnan Padmanabhan, Richard C. Gerkin, and Nathaniel N. Urban ; PNAS 2013 (link)

11) AMPA receptor exchange underlies transient memory destabilization on retrieval Ingie Hong, Jeongyeon Kim, Jihye Kima, Sukwon Lee, Hyoung-Gon Koa,b, Karim Nader, Bong-Kiun Kaang, Richard W. Tsien, and Sukwoo Choi ; PNAS 2013 (link)

12) Synaptic and Intrinsic Homeostatic Mechanisms Cooperate to Increase L2/3 Pyramidal Neuron Excitability during a Late Phase of Critical Period Plasticity Mary E. Lambo and Gina G. Turrigiano ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

13) Novelty and Anxiolytic Drugs Dissociate Two Components of Hippocampal Theta in Behaving Rats Christine E. Wells, Doran P. Amos, Ali Jeewajee, Vincent Douchamps, John Rodgers, John O’Keefe, Neil Burgess, and Colin Lever ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

14) The Synchronous Activity of Lateral Habenular Neurons Is Essential for Regulating Hippocampal Theta Oscillation Hidenori Aizawa, Shin Yanagihara, Megumi Kobayashi, Kazue Niisato, Takashi Takekawa, Rie Harukuni, Thomas J. McHugh, Tomoki Fukai, Yoshikazu Isomura, and Hitoshi Okamoto ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

15) Evidence for Encoding versus Retrieval Scheduling in the Hippocampus by Theta Phase and Acetylcholine Vincent Douchamps, Ali Jeewajee, Pam Blundell, Neil Burgess, and Colin Lever ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16) Strengthened Effective Connectivity Underlies Transfer of Working Memory Training to Tests of Short-Term Memory and Attention Bornali Kundu, David W. Sutterer, Stephen M. Emrich, and Bradley R. Postle ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

17) The Ventral Midline Thalamus Contributes to Strategy Shifting in a Memory Task Requiring Both Prefrontal Cortical and Hippocampal Functions Thibault Cholvin, Michae ̈l Loureiro, Raphaelle Cassel, Brigitte Cosquer, Karine Geiger, David De Sa Nogueira, He ́le`ne Raingard, Laura Robelin, Christian Kelche, Anne Pereira de Vasconcelos, and Jean-Christophe Cassel ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

18) Parallel Pathways for Cross-Modal Memory Retrieval in Drosophila Xiaonan Zhang, Qingzhong Ren, and Aike Guo ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

19) Spinal Premotor Interneurons Mediate Dynamic and Static Motor Commands for Precision Grip in Monkeys Tomohiko Takei and Kazuhiko Seki ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

20) Prefrontal Cholinergic Mechanisms Instigating Shifts from Monitoring for Cues to Cue-Guided Performance: Converging Electrochemical and fMRI Evidence from Rats and Humans William M. Howe, Anne S. Berry, Jennifer Francois, Gary Gilmour, Joshua M. Carp, Mark Tricklebank, Cindy Lustig, and Martin Sarter ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

Friday Paper List – May 10th

The NSF and Kavli Foundation recently organized “The Physical and Mathematical Principles of Brain Structure and Function Workshop” in Arlington VA. What is kind of neat is it looks like the attendees where asked ahead of time to write a brief answer to the question, “What are the greatest challenges impeding progress in brain science?” The answers make up this 72 page document which has some interesting thoughts and proposals from several great scientists in the field. I think it is definitely worth browsing through if for no other reason than to get a sense of where the field is presently and where people are looking towards for the future. These Breakout Session Slides are online as well.

It’s neat getting access to everyone’s ideas. Of course some find getting access to things easier than others…

On to the papers!

1) Multisensory Control of Hippocampal Spatiotemporal Selectivity Pascal Ravassard, Ashley Kees, Bernard Willers, David Ho, Daniel A. Aharoni, Jesse Cushman, Zahra M. Aghajan, Mayank R. Mehta ; Science 2013 (link)

  • Looks like this paper provides some interesting insights into using a virtual reality setup for a behavioral task.

2) Compartmentalization of GABAergic Inhibition by Dendritic Spines Chiayu Q. Chiu, Gyorgy Lur, Thomas M. Morse, Nicholas T. Carnevale, Graham C. R. Ellis-Davies, Michael J. Higley ; Science 2013 (link)

3) Improved tools for the Brainbow toolbox Dawen Cai, Kimberly B Cohen, Tuanlian Luo, Jeff W Lichtman & Joshua R Sanes ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)

4) Sublinear integration underlies binocular processing in primary visual cortex Fabio Longordo, Minh-Son To, Kaori Ikeda & Greg J Stuart ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

5) One-Step Generation of Mice Carrying Mutations in Multiple Genes by CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Genome Engineering Haoyi Wang, Hui Yang, Chikdu S. Shivalila, Meelad M. Dawlaty, Albert W. Cheng, Feng Zhang, and Rudolf Jaenisch ; Cell 2013 (link)

  • Some of this looks to be over my head, but the general concept sounds great!

6) Temporal Processing in the Olfactory System: Can We See a Smell? David H. Gire, Diego Restrepo, Terrence J. Sejnowski, Charles Greer, Juan A. De Carlos, and Laura Lopez-Mascaraque ; Neuron 2013 (link)

7) Robust Gamma Coherence between Macaque V1 and V2 by Dynamic Frequency Matching Mark J. Roberts, Eric Lowet, Nicolas M. Brunet, Marije Ter Wal, Paul Tiesinga, Pascal Fries, and Peter De Weerd ; Neuron 2013 (link)

8) Auditory Closed-Loop Stimulation of the Sleep Slow Oscillation Enhances Memory Hong-Viet V. Ngo, Thomas Martinetz, Jan Born, and Matthias Mo ̈ lle ; Neuron 2013 (link)

  • Sounds like this might be worth trying 🙂

9) Deciphering the role of CA1 inhibitory circuits in sharp wave-ripple complexes Vassilis Cutsuridis and Jiannis Taxidis ; Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 2013 (link)

10) MANTA—an open-source, high density electrophysiology recording suite for MATLAB B. Englitz, S. V. David, M. D. Sorenson and S. A. Shamma ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

11) The CRISP theory of hippocampal function in episodic memory Sen Cheng ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

12) Control of a specific motor program by a small brain area in zebrafish Otto Fajardo, Peixin Zhu and Rainer W. Friedrich; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

13) Initiation, Labile, and Stabilization Phases of Experience-Dependent Plasticity at Neocortical Synapses Jing A. Wen, Mark C. DeBlois , and Alison L. Barth ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

14) Effects of Prefrontal Cortical Inactivation on Neural Activity in the Ventral Tegmental Area Yong Sang Jo, Jane Lee, and Sheri J.Y. Mizumori ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

15) NMDA-Dependent Phase Synchronization between Septal and Temporal CA3 Hippocampal Networks Ning Gu, Jesse Jackson, Romain Goutagny, Germaine Lowe, Fre ́de ́ric Manseau, and Sylvain Williams ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16) “Master” Neurons Induced by Operant Conditioning in Rat Motor Cortex during a Brain-Machine Interface Task Pierre-Jean Arduin, Yves Fre ́gnac, Daniel E. Shulz, and Vale ́rie Ego-Stengel ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

17) Imbalance between Excitation and Inhibition in the Somatosensory Cortex Produces Postadaptation Facilitation Katayun Cohen-Kashi Malina, Muna Jubran, Yonatan Katz, and Ilan Lampl ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

18) Viral Tracing Identifies Parallel Disynaptic Pathways to the Hippocampus Judy A. Prasad and Yogita Chudasama ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

19) Corticocortical Feedback Contributes to Surround Suppression in V1 of the Alert Primate Jonathan J. Nassi, Stephen G. Lomber, and Richard T. Born ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

20) Multiple Modes of Phase Locking between Sniffing and Whisking during Active Exploration Sachin Ranade, Bala ́zs Hangya, and Adam Kepecs ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

21) Cholinergic Control over Attention in Rats Prone to Attribute Incentive Salience to Reward Cues Giovanna Paolone, Christopher C. Angelakos, Paul J. Meyer, Terry E. Robinson, and Martin Sarter ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

22) Differences between Primary Auditory Cortex and Auditory Belt Related to Encoding and Choice for AM Sounds Mamiko Niwa, Jeffrey S. Johnson, Kevin N. O’Connor, and Mitchell L. Sutter ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

23) Frontal Theta Overrides Pavlovian Learning Biases James F. Cavanagh, Ian Eisenberg, Marc Guitart-Masip, Quentin Huys, and Michael J. Frank ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

24) Differential contribution of hippocampus, perirhinal cortex and postrhinal cortex to allocentric spatial memory in the radial maze Juan M.J. Ramos ; Behavioural Brain Research 2013 (link)

25) Disruption of footshock-induced theta rhythms by stimulating median raphe nucleus reduces anxiety in rats Yi-Tse Hsiao, Pei-Lu Yia, Chiung-Hsiang Cheng, Fang-Chia Chang ; Behavioural Brain Research 2013 (link)

26) Can rats control previously acquired spatial information? Evidence of “directed forgetting” phenomenon in delay-interposed radial maze behavior Masami Kaku, Kazuo Yamada, Yukio Ichitani ; Behavioural Brain Research 2013 (link)

Friday Paper List – Posted on Monday May 6th

This list is a little late. Sorry for the small misstep in the posting schedule.

Before the list, I wanted to mention there was a neat article about the Mosers in the New York Times last week. You can check it out here.

1) Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience Katherine S. Button, John P. A. Ioannidis, Claire Mokrysz, Brian A. Nosek, Jonathan Flint, Emma S. J. Robinson and Marcus R. Munafo ; Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2013 (link)

2) Optogenetics in primates: a shining future? Annelies Gerits and Wim Vanduffel ; Trends in Genetics 2013 (link)

3) Hierarchy of orofacial rhythms revealed through whisking and breathing Jeffrey D. Moore, Martin Descheˆnes, Takahiro Furuta, Daniel Huber, Matthew C. Smear, Maxime Demers & David Kleinfeld ; Nature 2013 (link)

4) Corticostriatal neurons in auditory cortex drive decisions during auditory discrimination Petr Znamenskiy & Anthony M. Zador ; Nature 2013 (link)

This article looks great. I am a huge fan of projection specific targeting of optogenetic tools. Also I was really shocked that I had somehow missed the existence of this paper:

  • PINP: A New Method of Tagging Neuronal Populations for Identification during In Vivo Electrophysiological Recording Susana Q. Lima, Tomáš Hromádka, Petr Znamenskiy, Anthony M. Zador ; PLoS ONE 2009 (link)

5) Non-redundant coding of aversive odours in the main olfactory pathway Adam Dewan, Rodrigo Pacifico, Ross Zhan, Dmitry Rinberg & Thomas Bozza ; Nature 2013 (link)

6) Digital cameras with designs inspired by the arthropod eye Young Min Song, Yizhu Xie, Viktor Malyarchuk, Jianliang Xiao, Inhwa Jung, Ki-Joong Choi, Zhuangjian Liu, Hyunsung Park, Chaofeng Lu, Rak-Hwan Kim, Rui Li, Kenneth B. Crozier, Yonggang Huang & John A. Rogers ; Nature 2013 (link)

  • Optical Devices: Seeing the world through an insect’s eyes Alexander Borst & Johannes Plett ; Nature 2013 (link)

7) Reciprocal Homosynaptic and Heterosynaptic Long-Term Plasticity of Corticogeniculate Projection Neurons in Layer VI of the Mouse Visual Cortex Masoumeh Kourosh Arami, Kazuhiro Sohya, Abdolrahman Sarihi, Bin Jiang, Yuchio Yanagawa, and Tadaharu Tsumoto ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

8) Refractoriness Enhances Temporal Coding by Auditory Nerve Fibers Michael Avissar, John H. Wittig Jr, James C. Saunders, and Thomas D. Parsons ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

9) Feature-Specific Information Processing Precedes Concerted Activation in Human Visual Cortex Pavan Ramkumar, Mainak Jas, Sebastian Pannasch, Riitta Hari, and Lauri Parkkonen ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

10) Single-subject fMRI mapping at 7 T of the representation of fingertips in S1: a comparison of event-related and phase-encoding designs Julien Besle, Rosa-Maria Sánchez-Panchuelo, Richard Bowtell, Susan Francis, and Denis Schluppeck ; J Neurophysiology 2013 (link)

11) Long-axis specialization of the human hippocampus Jordan Poppenk, Hallvard R. Evensmoen, Morris Moscovitch, and Lynn Nadel ; Trends In Cognitive Science 2013 (link)

12) Where’s the action? The pragmatic turn in cognitive science Andreas K. Engel, Alexander Maye, Martin Kurthen, and Peter Ko ̈nig ; Trends In Cognitive Science 2013 (link)

13) Oscillatory Beta Activity Mediates Neuroplastic Effects of Motor Cortex Stimulation in Humans Craig J. McAllister, Kim C. Ro ̈nnqvist, Ian M. Stanford, Gavin L. Woodhall, Paul L. Furlong, and Stephen D. Hall ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

14) Ventral Hippocampal Neurons Are Shaped by Experience to Represent Behaviorally Relevant Contexts Robert W. Komorowski, Carolyn G. Garcia, Alix Wilson, Shoai Hattori, Marc W. Howard, and Howard Eichenbaum ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

15) Object tracking in motion-blind flies Armin Bahl, Georg Ammer, Tabea Schilling & Alexander Borst ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)