Friday Paper Post – Saturday November 16th 2013

I have definitely gone into a tailspin as far as updates go.

The combination of experiments, SFN, and some other things have made me fall behind; but don’t worry too much because I have plenty of great papers to catch up with!

Instead of making one giant post, I’ll try to make a catch up post sometime before Friday.


1) Dendritic spikes enhance stimulus selectivity in cortical neurons in vivo Spencer L. Smith, Ikuko T. Smith, Tiago Branco & Michael Hausser ; Nature 2013 (link)

  • This is a pretty exciting paper!

2) Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel in Grasshopper Mice Defends Against Bark Scorpion Toxin Ashlee H. Rowe, Yucheng Xiao, Matthew P. Rowe, Theodore R. Cummins, Harold H. Zakon ; Science 2013 (link)

There where a whole bunch of special neuroscience related special issues in different journals over the last few weeks. One of them was a special issue of Science and the papers below have some of these special issue reviews and editorial commentaries.

3) Cortical High-Density Counterstream Architectures Nikola T. Markov, Mária Ercsey-Ravasz, David C. Van Essen, Kenneth Knoblauch, Zoltán Toroczkai, Henry Kennedy ; Science 2013 (link)

4) Structural and Functional Brain Networks: From Connections to Cognition Hae-Jeong Park and Karl Friston ; Science 2013 (link)

5) Functional Interactions as Big Data in the Human Brain Nicholas B. Turk-Browne ; Science 2013 (link)

6) Predispositions and Plasticity in Music and Speech Learning: Neural Correlates and Implications Robert J. Zatorre ; Science 2013 (link)

7) Seize the Neuroscience Moment Alan I. Leshner ; Science 2013 (link)

Short-Circuiting Depression Emily Underwood ; Science 2013 (link)

Connection, Connection, Connection. Peter Stern ; Science 2013 (link)

8) Play It Again Brain Daniel Bendor ; Science 2013 (link)

9) A spatiotemporal coding mechanism for background- invariant odor recognition Debajit Saha, Kevin Leong, Chao Li, Steven Peterson, Gregory Siegel & Baranidharan Raman ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

10) Temporal synchrony and gamma-to-theta power conversion in the dendrites of CA1 pyramidal neurons Sachin P Vaidya & Daniel Johnston ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

11) Integration of visual motion and locomotion in mouse visual cortex Aman B Saleem, Aslı Ayaz, Kathryn J Jeffery, Kenneth D Harris & Matteo Carandini ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

12) Regulation of interneuron excitability by gap junction coupling with principal cells Pierre F Apostolides & Laurence O Trussell ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

13) Engineering Approaches to Illuminating Brain Structure and Dynamics Karl Deisseroth and Mark J. Schnitzer ; Neuron 2013 (link)

14) Optical control of neuronal excitation and inhibition using a single opsin protein, ChR2 Holly Liske, Xiang Qian, Polina Anikeeva, Karl Deisseroth & Scott Delp ; Scientific Reports 2013 (link)

15) Points of Significance: Significance, P values and t-tests Martin Krzywinski & Naomi Altman ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)

16) The development of the hippocampal neural representation of space Thomas J Wills and Francesca Cacucci ; Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2013 (link)

17) Seeing Left- or Right-Asymmetric Tail Wagging Produces Different Emotional Responses in Dogs Marcello Siniscalchi, Rita Lusito, Giorgio Vallortigara, and Angelo Quaranta ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

  • this is fun!

18) Short Duration Waveforms Recorded Extracellularly from Freely Moving Rats Are Representative of Axonal Activity Ashlee A Robbins, Steven E Fox, Gregory L Holmes, Rodney C Scott and Jeremy Michael Barry ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

19) Dopaminergic transmission in the midbrain ventral tegmental area in the induction of hippocampal theta rhythm Jolanta Orzeł-Gryglewska, Magda Kus ́mierczak, Paweł Matulewicz, Edyta Jurkowlanie ; Brain Research 2013 (link)

20) A low-cost multichannel wireless neural stimulation system for freely roaming animals Monzurul Alam, Xi Chen and Eduardo Fernandez ; J NeuroEngineering 2013 (link)

21) System identification of the nonlinear dynamics in the thalamocortical circuit in response to patterned thalamic microstimulation in vivo Daniel C Millard, Qi Wang, Clare A Gollnick and Garrett B Stanley ; J NeuroEngineering 2013 (link)

22) A unified framework and method for automatic neural spike identification Chaitanya Ekanadham, Daniel Tranchin, Eero P. Simoncelli ; J Neuroscience Methods 2013 (link)

23) Distinct Balance of Excitation and Inhibition in an Interareal Feedforward and Feedback Circuit of Mouse Visual Cortex Weiguo Yang, Yarimar Carrasquillo, Bryan M. Hooks, Jeanne M. Nerbonne, and Andreas Burkhalter ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

24) Modality-Based Organization of Ascending Somatosensory Axons in the Direct Dorsal Column Pathway Jingwen Niu, Long Ding, Jian J. Li, Hyukmin Kim, Jiakun Liu, Haipeng Li, Andrew Moberly, Tudor C. Badea, Ian D. Duncan, Young-Jin Son, Steven S. Scherer, and Wenqin Luo ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

25) Ca2 Sparks and Puffs Are Generated and Interact in Rat Hippocampal CA1 Pyramidal Neuron Dendrites Kenichi Miyazaki and William N. Ross ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

26) Perceptual Spaces: Mathematical Structures to Neural Mechanisms Qasim Zaidi, Jonathan Victor, Josh McDermott, Maria Geffen, Sliman Bensmaia, and Thomas A. Cleland ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

27) Imaging Neuronal Populations in Behaving Rodents: Paradigms for Studying Neural Circuits Underlying Behavior in the Mammalian Cortex Jerry L. Chen, Mark L. Andermann, Tara Keck, Ning-Long Xu, and Yaniv Ziv ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

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