Friday Paper List – Posted Saturday August 17th

It has been tough getting back into the swing of things, especially since I have recently moved. Hopefully my posts will become more consistent again. Plus Part 2 of the Special Blog Post on Magnificent Memory Manipulations  will come out eventually, I promise!

On to the papers:

1) Oxytocin enhances hippocampal spike transmission by modulating fast-spiking interneurons Scott F. Owen, Sebnem N. Tuncdemir, Patrick L. Bader, Natasha N. Tirko, Gord Fishell & Richard W. Tsien ; Nature 2013 (link)

2) Prolonged dopamine signalling in striatum signals proximity and value of distant rewards Mark W. Howe, Patrick L. Tierney, Stefan G. Sandberg, Paul E. M. Phillips & Ann M. Graybiel ; Nature 2013 (link)

3) Direct recordings of grid-like neuronal activity in human spatial navigation  Joshua Jacobs , Christoph T Weidemann , Jonathan F Miller , Alec Solway, John F Burke, Xue-Xin Wei, Nanthia Suthana, Michael R Sperling, Ashwini D Sharan, Itzhak Fried & Michael J Kahana ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

4) Septo-hippocampal GABAergic signaling across multiple modalities in awake mice Patrick Kaifosh, Matthew Lovett-Barron, Gergely F Turi, Thomas R Reardon & Attila Losonczy ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

For those of you interested in the transformation of sensory input from thalamus to cortex, three papers just came out in Nature Neuroscience on that topic!

5) Tuned thalamic excitation is amplified by visual cortical circuits Anthony D Lien & Massimo Scanziani ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

6) Linear transformation of thalamocortical input by intracortical excitation Ya-tang Li, Leena A Ibrahim, Bao-hua Liu, Li I Zhang & Huizhong Whit Tao ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

7) Intracortical multiplication of thalamocortical signals in mouse auditory cortex Ling-yun Li1,, Ya-tang Li, Mu Zhou, Huizhong W Tao & Li I Zhang ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

8)  Lineage-specific laminar organization of cortical GABAergic interneurons Gabriele Ciceri, Nathalie Dehorter, Ignasi Sols, Josh Z Huang, Miguel Maravall & Oscar Marín ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

9) Extended practice of a motor skill is associated with reduced metabolic activity in M1 Nathalie Picard, Yoshiya Matsuzaka & Peter L Strick ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

10) Motor Cortex Feedback Influences Sensory Processing by Modulating Network State Edward Zagha, Amanda E. Casale, Robert N.S. Sachdev, Matthew J. McGinley, and David A. McCormick ; Neuron 2013 (link)

  • Top-Down Control of Cortical State Kenneth D. Harris ; Neuron 2013 (link)

11) Cellular and Synaptic Architecture of Multisensory Integration in the Mouse Neocortex Umberto Olcese, Giuliano Iurilli, and Paolo Medini ; Neuron 2013 (link)

12) Potassium Channels Control the Interaction between Active Dendritic Integration Compartments in Layer 5 Cortical Pyramidal Neurons Mark T. Harnett, Ning-Long Xu, Jeffrey C. Magee, and Stephen R. Williams ; Neuron 2013 (link)

13) Coding of Information in the Phase of Local Field Potentials within Human Medial Temporal Lobe Beth A. Lopour, Abtine Tavassoli, Itzhak Fried, and Dario L. Ringach ; Neuron 2013 (link)

14) Formation and Reverberation of Sequential Neural Activity Patterns Evoked by Sensory Stimulation Are Enhanced during Cortical Desynchronization Edgar J. Bermudez Contreras, Andrea Gomez Palacio Schjetnan, Arif Muhammad, Peter Bartho, Bruce L. McNaughton, Bryan Kolb, Aaron J. Gruber, and Artur Luczak ; Neuron 2013 (link)

15) The Need for Research Maps to Navigate Published Work and Inform Experiment Planning Anthony Landreth and Alcino J. Silva ; Neuron 2013 (link)

16) Genetically Targeted Optical Electrophysiology in Intact Neural Circuits Guan Cao, Jelena Platisa, Vincent A. Pieribone, Davide Raccuglia, Michael Kunst, and Michael N. Nitabach ; Neuron 2013 (link)

  • I have worked with Voltage Sensitive Dyes in the past and I strongly believe that a good GEVI (Genetically Encoded Voltage Indicator) is the future of neuroscience. So I find this work very very exciting!
  • I should also point out, the above image also does a good job of illustrating how I feel about being back in the lab after almost a year 🙂

17) Sparse reconstruction of brain circuits: Or, how to survive without a microscopic connectome Nuno Maçarico da Costa, Kevan A.C. Martin ; NeuroImage 2013 (link)

18) Noise focusing and the emergence of coherent activity in neuronal cultures Javier G. Orlandi, Jordi Soriano, Enrique Alvarez-Lacalle, Sara Teller and Jaume Casademunt ; Nature Physics 2013 (link)

19) Top-Down Beta Rhythms Support Selective Attention via Interlaminar Interaction: A Model Jung H. Lee, Miles A. Whittington, Nancy J. Kopell ; PLoS Computational Biology 2013 (link)

20)  Surge of neurophysiological coherence and connectivity in the dying brain Jimo Borjigin, UnCheol Leed, Tiecheng Liu, Dinesh Pal, Sean Huff, Daniel Klarr, Jennifer Sloboda, Jason Hernandez, Michael M. Wang, and George A. Mashour ; PNAS 2013 (link)

  • It looks like for about 30 seconds after death these rats temporarily turn into zombies. Luckily this is only temporary…

21)  Deep impact: unintended consequences of journal rank Björn Brembs, Katherine Button and Marcus Munafo ; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2013 (link)


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