Friday Paper List – June 28th

Several new papers popped up this week!

This weeks list of papers has a little bit of everything: new technologies (two very cool two-photon technique papers #15 and #21); some really fantastic anatomy (#12),  issues in science funding and publishing (#19 and #20), and some new insight into the powerful rubber hand illusion (#14).

1) Behaviour-dependent recruitment of long-range projection neurons in somatosensory cortex Jerry L. Chen, Stefano Carta, Joana Soldado-Magraner, Bernard L. Schneider & Fritjof Helmchen ; Nature 2013 (link)

2)  Physical Principles for Scalable Neural Recording  Adam H. Marblestone, Bradley M. Zamft, Yael G. Maguire, Mikhail G. Shapiro, Thaddeus R. Cybulski, Joshua I. Glaser, Ben Stranges, Reza Kalhor, David A. Dalrymple, Dongjin Seo, Elad Alon, Michel M. Maharbiz, Jose Carmena, Jan Rabaey, Edward S. Boyden, George M. Church, and Konrad P. Kording ; 2013 (link)

  • I think this is an extremely interesting paper and covers some very important considerations for the future of neuroscience!!

Papers #3 – 7 are from a special edition of Nature Neuroscience focusing on neurotechniques!

Try not to get too excited..

3) Opportunities and challenges of pluripotent stem cell neurodegenerative disease models Jackson Sandoe & Kevin Eggan ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

4) Seeing the forest tree by tree: super-resolution light microscopy meets the neurosciences Marta Maglione & Stephan J Sigrist ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

5) Targeting neurons and photons for optogenetics Adam M Packer, Botond Roska & Michael Häusser ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

6) Optogenetic pharmacology for control of native neuronal signaling proteins Richard H Kramer, Alexandre Mourot & Hillel Adesnik ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

7) Probing perceptual decisions in rodents Matteo Carandini & Anne K Churchland ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

8) Information for decision-making and stimulus identification is multiplexed in sensory cortex David H Gire, Jennifer D Whitesell, Wilder Doucette & Diego Restrepo ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

9) Signals in inferotemporal and perirhinal cortex suggest an untangling of visual target information Marino Pagan, Luke S Urban, Margot P Wohl & Nicole C Rust ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

10) Prefrontal mechanisms of behavioral flexibility, emotion regulation and value updating Peter H Rudebeck, Richard C Saunders, Anna T Prescott, Lily S Chau & Elisabeth A Murray ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

11) SeeDB: a simple and morphology-preserving optical clearing agent for neuronal circuit reconstruction Meng-Tsen Ke, Satoshi Fujimoto & Takeshi Imai ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

  • So we now have another technique for optical clearing. You can read this nice little blurb about the new one here.




12) Differential Innervation of Direct- and Indirect-Pathway Striatal Projection Neurons Nicholas R. Wall, Mauricio De La Parra, Edward M. Callaway, and Anatol C. Kreitzer ; Neuron 2013 (link)

13) A Dual Operator View of Habitual Behavior Reflecting Cortical and Striatal Dynamics Kyle S. Smith and Ann M. Graybiel ; Neuron 2013 (link)

14) The body beyond the body: expectation of a sensory event is enough to induce ownership over a fake hand Francesca Ferri, Antonio Maria Chiarelli, Arcangelo Merla, Vittorio Gallese and Marcello Costantini ; Proc of the Royal Soc B 2013 (link)

15) Encoded multisite two-photon microscopy Mathieu Ducros, Yannick Goulam Houssen, Jonathan Bradley, Vincent de Sars, and Serge Charpak ; PNAS 2013 (link)

16) Transformation of the neural code for tactile detection from thalamus to cortex Yuriria Vázquez, Emilio Salinas, and Ranulfo Romo ; PNAS 2013 (link)

17) Trade-off between curvature tuning and position invariance in visual area V4 Tatyana O. Sharpee, Minjoon Kouh, and John H. Reynolds ; PNAS 2013 (link)

18) Distributed cortical adaptation during learning of a brain–computer interface task Jeremiah D. Wander, Timothy Blakely, Kai J. Miller, Kurt E. Weaver, Lise A. Johnson, Jared D. Olson, Eberhard E. Fetz, Rajesh P. N. Rao, and Jeffrey G. Ojemann ; PNAS 2013 (link)

19) Why Selective Publication of Statistically Significant Results Can Be Effective Joost de Winter, Riender Happee ; PLoS One 2013 (link)

  • this is an interesting way to look at things…. based on some important assumptions.. but interesting.

20) Big Science vs. Little Science: How Scientific Impact Scales with Funding Jean-Michel Fortin, David J. Currie ; PLoS One 2013 (link)

  • I followed a link to this paper that was prefaced by saying something along the lines of, “I wonder if the European Commission has any regrets….”

21) Instantaneous three-dimensional sensing using spatial light modulator illumination with extended depth of field imaging Sean Quirin, Darcy S. Peterka, and Rafael Yuste ; Optics Express 2013 (link)

22) Dismantling the Papez circuit for memory in rats Seralynne D Vann ; eLIFE 2013 (link)

23) Brain Dynamical Networks: Contextualizing the Function of Primary Cortices Jonathan Wimmer del Solar and Daniel Rojas-Líbano ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

24) The Generalization of Visuomotor Learning to Untrained Movements and Movement Sequences Based on Movement Vector and Goal Location Remapping Howard G. Wu and Maurice A. Smith ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

25) Somatosensory Demands Modulate Muscular Beta Oscillations, Independent of Motor Demands Freek van Ede and Eric Maris ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

26) A Neocortical Delta Rhythm Facilitates Reciprocal Interlaminar Interactions via Nested Theta Rhythms Lucy M. Carracedo, Henrik Kjeldsen, Leonie Cunnington, Alastair Jenkins, Ian Schofield, Mark O. Cunningham, Ceri H. Davies, Roger D. Traub, and Miles A. Whittington ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

27) Emergence of Orientation Selectivity in the Mammalian Visual Pathway Benjamin Scholl, Andrew Y. Y. Tan, Joseph Corey, and Nicholas J. Priebe ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

28) Prefrontal Activity Links Nonoverlapping Events in Memory Marieke R. Gilmartin, Hiroyuki Miyawaki, Fred J. Helmstetter, and Kamran Diba ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

29) The Temporal Evolution of Feedback Gains Rapidly Update to Task Demands Michael Dimitriou, Daniel M. Wolpert, and David W. Franklin ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

30) Multineuronal spike sequences repeat with millisecond precision Koki Matsumoto, Tomoe Ishikawa, Norio Matsuki and Yuji Ikegaya ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

31) Rigid firing sequences undermine spatial  memory codes in a neurodegenerative mouse model Jingheng Cheng and Daoyun Ji ; eLIFE 2013 (link)

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