Friday Paper List – posted Saturday June 15th

In a topic slightly unrelated to neuroscience but instead more in the “wow we really are living in the future” category… I read about this amazing and real technology this week and was really amazed.

On to the good stuff! They just keep on rolling by!

Papers papers papers

1) A single pair of interneurons commands the Drosophila feeding motor program Thomas F. Flood, Shinya Iguchi, Michael Gorczyca, Benjamin White, Kei Ito & Motojiro Yoshihara ; Nature 2013 (link)

2) Repeated Cortico-Striatal Stimulation Generates Persistent OCD-Like Behavior Susanne E. Ahmari, Timothy Spellman,Neria L. Douglass, Mazen A. Kheirbek, H. Blair Simpson, Karl Deisseroth, Joshua A. Gordon, René Hen ; Science 2013 (link)

3) Optogenetic Stimulation of Lateral Orbitofronto-Striatal Pathway Suppresses Compulsive Behaviors Eric Burguière, Patrícia Monteiro, Guoping Feng, Ann M. Graybiel ; Science 2013 (link)

  • Commentary on the two papers above.
  • Illuminating the Neural Circuitry of Compulsive Behaviors Scott L. Rauch and William A. Carlezon Jr. ; Science 2013 (link)

4) Geniculocortical Input Drives Genetic Distinctions Between Primary and Higher-Order Visual Areas Shen-Ju Chou, Zoila Babot, Axel Leingärtner, Michele Studer,Yasushi Nakagawa, Dennis D. M. O’Leary ; Science 2013 (link)

5) GABA Networks Destabilize Genetic Oscillations in the Circadian Pacemaker G. Mark Freeman, Jr., Rebecca M. Krock, Sara J. Aton, Paul Thaben, and Erik D. Herzog ; Neuron 2013 (link)

6) Dynamics of Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Adult Humans Kirsty L. Spalding, Olaf Bergmann, Kanar Alkass, Samuel Bernard, Mehran Salehpour, Hagen B. Huttner, Emil Bostro ̈ m, Isabelle Westerlund, Ce ́ line Vial, Bruce A. Buchholz, Go ̈ ran Possnert, Deborah C. Mash, Henrik Druid, and Jonas Frise ́ n ; Cell 2013 (link)

  • Funny thing about this really interesting article; because it is in Cell, a journal that I don’t really browse every week, I ended up stumbling upon a reference to the article from a popular technology website that I enjoy reading every day. Of course headlines in the popular news more than often tend to distort or misrepresent scientific articles; and you could maybe make an argument this is especially true for neuroscience…(you can read some really interesting articles related to this topic here, here, here and here !!) So when I read the headline, How Fallout from Nuke Tests Just Proved that Brain Cells Regenerate” my interest was not only piqued, but I was eager to see what the article was really about. Needless to say I was pretty shocked when I found out that the headline above is not really stretching the truth! Check out this great graphical abstract published online with the paper:

7) The cortical angiome: an interconnected vascular network with noncolumnar patterns of blood flow Pablo Blinder, Philbert S Tsai, John P Kaufhold, Per M Knutsen, Harry Suhl & David Kleinfeld ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

8) Temporal whitening by power-law adaptation in neocortical neurons Christian Pozzorini, Richard Naud, Skander Mensi & Wulfram Gerstner ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

9) Whole-rat conditional gene knockout via genome editing Andrew J Brown, Daniel A Fisher, Evguenia Kouranova, Aaron McCoy, Kevin Forbes, Yumei Wu, Rachel Henry, Diana Ji, Andre Chambers, Joe Warren, Weiguo Shu, Edward J Weinstein & Xiaoxia Cui ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)

10) In Vivo–Directed Evolution of a New Adeno-Associated Virus for Therapeutic Outer Retinal Gene Delivery from the Vitreous Deniz Dalkara, Leah C. Byrne, Ryan R. Klimczak, Meike Visel, Lu Yin, William H. Merigan, John G. Flannery, David V. Schaffer ; Science Translational Medicine 2013 (link)

11) Prefrontal microcircuit underlies contextual learning after hippocampal loss Moriel Zelikowskya,b, Stephanie Bissierec, Timothy A. Hasta, Rebecca Z. Bennetta, Andrea Abdipranotod,e, Bryce Visseld,e, and Michael S. Fanselow ; PNAS 2013 (link)

12) Similarity in form and function of the hippocampus in rodents, monkeys, and humans Robert E. Clark and Larry R. Squire ; PNAS 2013 (link)

13) The evolution of episodic memory Timothy A. Allen and Norbert J. Fortin ; PNAS 2013 (link)

14) Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation Modulates Afferent Fibers, Efferent Fibers, and Glia Jay J. Jantz and Masayuki Watanabe ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

15) From Dendritic Compartments to Neuronal Networks: A Multilevel Analysis of Motion Vision Peter T. Weir and Marie P. Suver ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16) Modulation of Visual Responses by Gaze Direction in Human Visual Cortex Elisha P. Merriam, Justin L. Gardner, J. Anthony Movshon, and David J. Heeger ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

17) Encoding and Retrieval of Artificial Visuoauditory Memory Traces in the Auditory Cortex Requires the Entorhinal Cortex Xi Chen, Yiping Guo, Jingyu Feng, Zhengli Liao, Xinjian Li, Haitao Wang, Xiao Li, and Jufang He ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

18) Time Course of Motor Preparation during Visual Search with Flexible Stimulus–Response Association Husam A. Katnani and Neeraj J. Gandhi ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

19) Queuing of Concurrent Movement Plans by Basal Ganglia Neha Bhutani, Ramakrishnan Sureshbabu, Ausaf A. Farooqui, Madhuri Behari, Vinay Goyal, and Aditya Murthy ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

20) Resistance of optogenetically evoked motor function to global ischemia and reperfusion in mouse in vivo Yicheng Xie, Shangbin Chen, Eitan Anenberg and Timothy H Murphy ; Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism 2013 (link)

21) A process analysis of the CA3 subregion of the hippocampus Raymond P. Kesner; Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 2013 (link)

22) Conscious experience and episodic memory: hippocampus at the crossroads Ralf-Peter Behrendt ; Frontiers in Psychology 2013 (link)

23) Theta Coordinated Error-Driven Learning in the Hippocampus Nicholas Ketz, Srinimisha G. Morkonda, Randall C. O’Reilly ; PLoS Computational Biology 2013 (link)

24)  Switching off LTP: mGlu and NMDA Receptor–Dependent Novelty Exploration–Induced Depotentiation in the Rat Hippocampus Yingjie Qi, Neng-Wei Hu and Michael J. Rowan ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

25) Behavioral Detection of Passive Whisker Stimuli Requires Somatosensory Cortex Toshio Miyashita and Daniel E. Feldman ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

26) Cannabinoid Modulation of Backpropagating Action Potential-Induced Calcium Transients in Layer 2/3 Pyramidal Neurons Lawrence S. Hsieh and Eric S. Levine ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

27) Neural and Hemodynamic Responses Elicited by Forelimb- and Photo-stimulation in Channelrhodopsin-2 Mice: Insights into the Hemodynamic Point Spread Function Alberto L. Vazquez, Mitsuhiro Fukuda, Justin C. Crowley and Seong-Gi Kim ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

This blog post, which links to an article about how most people don’t make it to the end of articles they read online, was really interesting. So for those of you who made it to the end of this post…

Surprise!

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