Sorry for the late post… it seems that no matter how hard I try to keep on schedule, I keep falling off every once in a while…
But there are plenty of good papers listed below!
1) Distinct behavioural and network correlates of two interneuron types in prefrontal cortex D. Kvitsiani, S. Ranade, B. Hangya, H. Taniguchi, J. Z. Huang & A. Kepecs ; Nature 2013 (link)
I think this is a great paper and an exciting demonstration of a link between neuronal cell types and behavior. Furthermore I am a big fan of their SALT method for using careful statistical analysis to identify neurons targeted using optogenetics.
2) Rats maintain an overhead binocular field at the expense of constant fusion Damian J. Wallace, David S. Greenberg, Juergen Sawinski, Stefanie Rulla, Giuseppe Notaro & Jason N. D. Kerr ; Nature 2013 (link)
In my opinion this is a really fantastic paper! Check out the supplementary videos if you can!
3) Tracking Individuals Shows Spatial Fidelity Is a Key Regulator of Ant Social Organization Danielle P. Mersch, Alessandro Crespi, Laurent Keller ; Science 2013 (link)
This paper is definitely out of my field, but I still can’t get enough of these papers tracking ants. I find them really fascinating.
4) A causal link between prediction errors, dopamine neurons and learning Elizabeth E Steinberg, Ronald Keiflin, Josiah R Boivin, Ilana B Witten, Karl Deisseroth & Patricia H Janak ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)
5) Robust timing and motor patterns by taming chaos in recurrent neural networks Rodrigo Laje & Dean V Buonomano ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)
This paper gives me an excuse to share this lovely animated GIF demonstrating the fine line between motor patterns and chaos 🙂 Maybe some motor patterns are chaos… 🙂
6) Selective and graded coding of reward uncertainty by neurons in the primate anterodorsal septal region Ilya E Monosov & Okihide Hikosaka ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)
- The uncertainty of it all Adam Kepecs ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)
7) Attention during natural vision warps semantic representation across the human brain Tolga Çukur, Shinji Nishimoto, Alexander G Huth & Jack L Gallant ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)
8) 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)
9) Hippocampal ‘‘Time Cells’’: Time versus Path Integration Benjamin J. Kraus, Robert J. Robinson II, John A. White, Howard Eichenbaum, and Michael E. Hasselmo ; Neuron 2013 (link)
- Cognitive Neuroscience: Time, space and memory Gyorgi Buzsaki ; Nature 2013 (link)
10) Molecular layer perforant path-associated cells contribute to feed-forward inhibition in the adult dentate gyrus Yan Li, Floor J. Stam, James B. Aimone, Martyn Goulding, Edward M. Callaway, and Fred H. Gage ; PNAS 2013 (link)
11) Distinct preplay of multiple novel spatial experiences in the rat George Dragoi and Susumu Tonegawa ; PNAS 2013 (link)
12) Subdivisions and Anatomical Boundaries of the Subthalamic Nucleus Anneke Alkemade ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)
13) Dysmyelination of Auditory Afferent Axons Increases the Jitter of Action Potential Timing during High-Frequency Firing Jun Hee Kim, Robert Renden, and Henrique von Gersdorff ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)
14) GABAergic Circuits Control Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity Vincent Paille, Elodie Fino, Kai Du, Teresa Morera-Herreras, Sylvie Perez, Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski and Laurent Venance ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)
15) Peripheral Deafferentation-Driven Functional Somatosensory Map Shifts Are Associated with Local, Not Large-Scale Dendritic Structural Plasticity Vanessa Schubert, Daniel Lebrecht, and Anthony Holtmaat ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)
16) Conflicts between Local and Global Spatial Frameworks Dissociate Neural Representations of the Lateral and Medial Entorhinal Cortex Joshua P. Neunuebel, D. Yoganarasimha, Geeta Rao and James J. Knierim ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)
17) Attending Multiple Items Decreases the Selectivity of Population Responses in Human Primary Visual Cortex David E. Anderson, Edward F. Ester, John T. Serences, and Edward Awh ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)
18) A Physical Constraint on Perceptual Learning: Tactile Spatial Acuity Improves with Training to a Limit Set by Finger Size Michael Wong, Ryan M. Peters, and Daniel Goldreich ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)
19) The flexDrive: an ultra-light implant for optical control and highly parallel chronic recording of neuronal ensembles in freely moving mice Jakob Voigts, Joshua H. Siegle, Dominique L. Pritchett and Christopher I. Moore ; Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 2013 (link)
This is from the guys behind Open-Ephys. I recommend checking it out if you haven’t already!
20) Local connections of excitatory neurons in motor-associated cortical areas of the rat Takeshi Kaneko ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)
21) Formation of three-dimensional carbon microstructures via two-photon microfabrication and microtransfer molding Yuya Daicho, Terumasa Murakami, Tsuneo Hagiwara, and Shoji Maruo ; Optical Materials Express 2013 (link)
I ran across this paper in the context of having tons of potential for microfabrication of electrodes.
22) Points of view: Plotting symbols Martin Krzywinski & Bang Wong ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)
If you haven’t seen any of these pieces in Nature Methods on figure design, I think they are great.
23) Review of The Access Principle by John Willinsky Scott Aaronson ; SIGACT News 2013 (link)
This paper makes some very important points and I think everyone in science should read it! I think the current model for academic publishing is a broken one and pieces like this are important for leading to much needed change.
This reminds me, earlier this week I shared this blog with a friend for the first time and he asked why I don’t post links to download the PDFs of these papers directly. I wish I could. It really bothers me that for the majority of people these links will take them to sites blocked by pay walls unless you are on a university network that pays the huge fees for subscriptions to these journals.
24) Method man Kerri Smith ; Nature 2013 (link)
This great article about Karl Deisseroth reveals a startling truth!!
There is a very important question we need to ask ourselves:
Has anyone really ever seen Dr. Deisseroth and Method Man together in the same room?
I think the answer speaks for itself…