Friday Paper Post – Posted on Saturday Dec 28th

I hope everyone has had a chance to spend some quality time with family and friends as the year wraps up!

A sprinkling of papers are below:

1) Cortical neural populations can guide behavior by integrating inputs linearly, independent of synchrony Mark H. Histed and John H. R. Maunsell ; PNAS 2013 (link)

  • Mark Histed presented this work COSYNE this year and I’m really looking forward to revisiting what appeared to be an a very interesting result!

2) Awake reactivation predicts memory in humans Bernhard P. Staresina, Arjen Alink, Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, and Richard N. Henson ; PNAS 2013 (link)

3) Primary Visual Cortex Represents the Difference Between Past and Present Nora Nortmann, Sascha Rekauzke, Selim Onat, Peter König and Dirk Jancke ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

  • I think this paper is very interesting!

4) Stereotyped connectivity and computations in higher-order olfactory neurons Mehmet Fişek & Rachel I Wilson ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

5) An electroconvulsive therapy procedure impairs reconsolidation of episodic memories in humans Marijn C W Kroes, Indira Tendolkar, Guido A van Wingen Jeroen A van Waarde, Bryan A Strange & Guillén Fernández ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

6) Selective Injection System into Hippocampus CA1 via Monitored Theta Oscillation Jyoji Tsutajima, Takato Kunitake, Yoshihiko Wakazono, Kogo Takamiya ; PLoS One 2013 (link)

7) Unilateral Lateral Entorhinal Inactivation Impairs Memory Expression in Trace Eyeblink Conditioning Stephanie E. Tanninen, Mark D. Morrissey, Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi ; PLoS One 2013 (link)

8)  Declining NAD+ Induces a Pseudohypoxic State Disrupting Nuclear-Mitochondrial Communication during Aging Ana P. Gomes, Nathan L. Price, Alvin J.Y. Ling, Javid J. Moslehi, Magdalene K. Montgomery, Luis Rajman, James P. White,7 Joao S. Teodoro, Christiane D. Wrann, Basil P. Hubbard, Evi M. Mercken, Carlos M. Palmeira, Rafael de Cabo, Anabela P. Rolo, Nigel Turner, Eric L. Bell, and David A. Sinclair ; Cell 2013 (link)

  • This last paper is definitely outside of my usual comfort zone, but the hype in the mainstream news brought it to my attention.  Kind of fun to check out a paper in another field.


Friday Paper Post – Dec. 20th

These two bunnies think the new literature on CA2 circuits is very interesting.


1) Cell type–specific genetic and optogenetic tools reveal hippocampal CA2 circuits Keigo Kohara, Michele Pignatelli, Alexander J Rivest, Hae-Yoon Jung, Takashi Kitamura, Junghyup Suh, Dominic Frank, Koichiro Kajikawa, Nathan Mise, Yuichi Obata, Ian R Wickersham & Susumu Tonegawa ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

2) The Representation of Social Facial Touch in Rat Barrel Cortex Evgeny Bobrov, Jason Wolfe, Rajnish P. Rao, and Michael Brecht ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

3) Membrane Potential Dynamics of Neocortical Projection Neurons Driving Target-Specific Signals Takayuki Yamashita, Aurelie Pala, Leticia Pedrido, Yves Kremer, Egbert Welker, and Carl C.H. Petersen ; Neuron 2013 (link)

4) Balanced Synaptic Impact via Distance-Dependent Synapse Distribution and Complementary Expression of AMPARs and NMDARs in Hippocampal Dendrites Vilas Menon, Timothy F. Musial, Annie Liu, Yael Katz, William L. Kath, Nelson Spruston, and Daniel A. Nicholson ; Neuron 2013 (link)

5) Causal Evidence of Performance Monitoring by Neurons in Posterior Cingulate Cortex during Learning Sarah R. Heilbronner and Michael L. Platt ; Neuron 2013 (link)

6) Variable Dendritic Integration in Hippocampal CA3 Pyramidal Neurons Judit K. Makara and Jeffrey C. Magee ; Neuron 2013 (link)

7) Pyramidal Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex Receive Subtype-Specific Forms of Excitation and Inhibition Anthony T. Lee, Steven M. Gee, Daniel Vogt, Tosha Patel, John L. Rubenstein, and Vikaas S. Sohal ; Neuron 2013 (link)

8) Theta-Gamma-Modulated Synaptic Currents in Hippocampal Granule Cells In Vivo Define a Mechanism for Network Oscillations Alejandro Javier Pernıa-Andrade, and Peter Jonas ; Neuron 2013 (link)

9) Flow of Cortical Activity Underlying a Tactile Decision in Mice Zengcai V. Guo, Nuo Li, Daniel Huber, Eran Ophir, Diego Gutnisky, Jonathan T. Ting, Guoping Feng, and Karel Svoboda ; Neuron 2013 (link)

10) Tonic GABAA conductance bidirectionally controls interneuron firing pattern and synchronization in the CA3 hippocampal network Ivan Pavlov, Leonid P. Savtchenko, Inseon Song, Jaeyeon Koo, Alexey Pimashkin, Dmitri A. Rusakov, and Alexey Semyanov ; PNAS 2013 (link)

11) Local domains of motor cortical activity revealed by fiber-optic calcium recordings in behaving nonhuman primates Helmuth Adelsberger, Antonio Zainos, Manuel Alvarez, Ranulfo Romo, and Arthur Konnerth ; PNAS 2013 (link)

12) Development of schemas revealed by prior experience and NMDA receptor knock-out George Dragoi, Susumu Tonegawa ; eLife 2013 (link)

13) Large-scale, high-density (up to 512 channels) recording of local circuits in behaving animals Antal Berényi, Zoltán Somogyvári, Anett J. Nagy, Lisa Roux, John Long, Shigeyoshi Fujisawa, Eran Stark, Anthony Leonardo, Timothy D. Harris and György Buzsáki ; J Neurophys 2013 (link)

Friday Paper Post – December 13th

Just when you least expect it….Surprise!!!

Today I am happy to provide a Friday Paper Post on Friday! Woohoo!

Some great papers below:

1) Parallel, Redundant Circuit Organization for Homeostatic Control of Feeding Behavior J. Nicholas Betley, Zhen Fang Huang Cao, Kimberly D. Ritola, and Scott M. Sternson ; Cell 2013 (link)

2) Transcranial amelioration of inflammation and cell death after brain injury Theodore L. Roth, Debasis Nayak, Tatjana Atanasijevic, Alan P. Koretsky, Lawrence L. Latour & Dorian B. McGavern ; Nature 2013 (link)

3) Parvalbumin-expressing basket-cell network plasticity induced by experience regulates adult learning Flavio Donato, Santiago Belluco Rompani & Pico Caroni ; Nature 2013 (link)

4) Fear Learning Enhances Neural Responses to Threat-Predictive Sensory Stimuli Marley D. Kass, Michelle C. Rosenthal, Joseph Pottackal, John P. McGann ; Science 2013 (link)

5) Optogenetic and Electrical Microstimulation Systematically Bias Visuospatial Choice in Primates Ji Dai, Daniel I. Brooks, and David L. Sheinberg ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

6) Restoration of function after brain damage using a neural prosthesis David J. Guggenmos, Meysam Azin, Scott Barbay, Jonathan D. Mahnken, Caleb Dunham, Pedram Mohseni, and Randolph J. Nudo ; PNAS 2013 (link)

7) A theory for how sensorimotor skills are learned and retained in noisy and nonstationary neural circuits Robert Ajemian, Alessandro D’Ausilio, Helene Moorman, and Emilio Bizzi  ; PNAS 2013 (link)

8) The search for a hippocampal engram Mark Mayford ; Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 2013 (link)

9) Mouse Primary Visual Cortex Is Used to Detect Both Orientation and Contrast Changes Lindsey L. Glickfeld, Mark H. Histed, and John H. R. Maunsell ; J Neuro 2013 (link)

10) Target-Specific Effects of Somatostatin-Expressing Interneurons on Neocortical Visual Processing James C. H. Cottam, Spencer L. Smith, and Michael Hausser ; J Neuro 2013 (link)

11) Cholinergic Blockade Reduces Theta-Gamma Phase Amplitude Coupling and Speed Modulation of Theta Frequency Consistent with Behavioral Effects on Encoding Ehren L. Newman, Shea N. Gillet, Jason R. Climer, and Michael E. Hasselmo ; J Neuro 2013 (link)

12) A Tweaking Principle for Executive Control: Neuronal Circuit Mechanism for Rule-Based Task Switching and Conflict Resolution Salva Ardid and Xiao-Jing Wang ; J Neuro 2013 (link)

13) Gamma Synchrony Predicts Neuron–Neuron Correlations and Correlations with Motor Behavior in Extrastriate Visual Area MT Joonyeol Lee and Stephen G. Lisberger ; J Neuro 2013 (link)

14) Coarse-Scale Biases for Spirals and Orientation in Human Visual Cortex Jeremy Freeman, David J. Heeger, and Elisha P. Merriam ; J Neuro 2013 (link)

15) Mapping and Deciphering Neural Codes of NMDA Receptor-Dependent Fear Memory Engrams in the Hippocampus Hongmiao Zhang , Guifen Chen, Hui Kuang, Joe Z. Tsien ; PLoS One 2013 (link)

16) Hyperpolarization-Activated Cyclic Nucleotide-Gated 1 Independent Grid Cell-Phase Precession in Mice Hannah Eggink, Paul Mertens, Eline Storm, and Lisa M. Giocomo ; Hippocampus 2013 (link)

17) Temporal Organization of GABAergic Interneurons in the Intermediate CA1 Hippocampus During Network Oscillations Thomas Forro, Ornella Valenti, Balint Lasztoczi and Thomas Klausberger ; Cerebral Cortex 2013 (link)

18) Recurrent synapses and circuits in the CA3 region of the hippocampus: an associative network. Richard Miles, Caroline Le_Duigou, Jean Simonnet, Maria Telenczuk and Desdemona Fricker ; Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 2013 (link)

In celebration of this Friday’s post I’ll leave you with a spotted Cow strutting her stuff 🙂

Friday Paper Post- Saturday December 7th 2013


I’m slowly getting caught back up. Hopefully I can get back to making the “Friday Paper Posts” on actual Fridays for the last few weeks of the year!

1) Ultrafast endocytosis at mouse hippocampal synapses Shigeki Watanabe, Benjamin R. Rost, Marcial Camacho-Perez, M. Wayne Davis, Berit Sohl-Kielczynski, Christian Rosenmund & Erik M. Jorgensen; Nature 2013 (link)

2) Perturbed neural activity disrupts cerebral angiogenesis during a postnatal critical period Christina Whiteus, Catarina Freitas & Jaime Grutzendler ; Nature 2013 (link)

3) Modelling the effects of subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review In-Uck Park, Mike W. Peacey & Marcus R. Munafò ; Nature 2013 (link)

  • Peer reviewers urged to speak their minds Richard Van Noorden ; Nature 2013 (link)

4) Parental olfactory experience influences behavior and neural structure in subsequent generations Brian G Dias & Kerry J Ressler ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

  • Fearful memories haunt mouse descendants Ewen Callaway  ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)
  • Check out the comments section for very some interesting discussion about the paper!

5) Inhibition-Induced Theta Resonance in Cortical Circuits Eran Stark, Ronny Eichler, Lisa Roux, Shigeyoshi Fujisawa, Horacio G. Rotstein, and Gyorgy Buzsaki ; Neuron 2013 (link)

6) A Role for Correlated Spontaneous Activity in the Assembly of Neural Circuits Lowry A. Kirkby, Georgeann S. Sack, Alana Firl, and Marla B. Feller ; Neuron 2013 (link)

7) The Will to Persevere Induced by Electrical Stimulation of the Human Cingulate Gyrus Josef Parvizi, Vinitha Rangarajan, William R. Shirer, Nikita Desai, and Michael D. Greicius ; Neuron 2013 (link)

  • Cool video from the research here.

8) Rhythmic Sampling within and between Objects despite Sustained Attention at a Cued Location Ian C. Fiebelkorn, Yuri B. Saalmann, and Sabine Kastner ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

9) Body Perception in Newborns Maria Laura Filippetti, Mark H. Johnson, Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Danica Dragovic, and Teresa Farroni ; Current Biology 2013 (link)

10) The Rules of Entrainment: Are CA1 Gamma Oscillations Externally Imposed or Locally Governed? Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz and Erik W. Schomburg ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

11) The Visual Representation of 3D Object Orientation in Parietal Cortex Ari Rosenberg, Noah J. Cowan, and Dora E. Angelaki  ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

12) Hippocampus and Retrosplenial Cortex Combine Path Integration Signals for Successful Navigation Katherine R. Sherrill, Ugur M. Erdem, Robert S. Ross, Thackery I. Brown, Michael E. Hasselmo, and Chantal E. Stern  ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

13) Independent Population Coding of Speech with Sub-Millisecond Precision Jose A. Garcia-Lazaro, Lucile A. C. Belliveau, and Nicholas A. Lesica  ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

14) Memory Consolidation by Replay of Stimulus-Specific Neural Activity Lorena Deuker, Jan Olligs, Juergen Fell, Thorsten A. Kranz, Florian Mormann, Christian Montag, Martin Reuter, Christian E. Elger,1 and Nikolai Axmacher ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

15) Integration over Multiple Timescales in Primary Auditory Cortex Stephen V. David and Shihab A. Shamma ; J Neuroscience 2013 (link)

16) Working memory performance and neural activity in prefrontal cortex of peripubertal monkeys Xin Zhou, Dantong Zhu, Xue-Lian Qi, Cynthia J. Lees, Allyson J. Bennett, Emilio Salinas, Terrence R. Stanford, and Christos Constantinidis ; J Neurophys 2013 (link)

17) Recall of spatial patterns stored in a hippocampal slice by long-term potentiation Meyer B. Jackson ; J Neurophys 2013 (link)

18) Optical imaging of cortical networks via intracortical microstimulation Andrea A. Brock, Robert M. Friedman, Reuben H. Fan, and Anna W. Roe ; J Neurophys 2013 (link)

  • Last but certainly not least, I fully endorse this paper from Brock et al. Really great work!

Friday Paper Post – Wednesday December 4th 2013

Still playing catch up.

I know everyone is eager for more papers.

1) Neural Activity in Human Hippocampal Formation Reveals the Spatial Context of Retrieved Memories Jonathan F. Miller, Markus Neufang, Alec Solway, Armin Brandt, Michael Trippel, Irina Mader, Stefan Hefft, Max Merkow, Sean M. Polyn, Joshua Jacobs, Michael J. Kahana, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage ; Science 2013 (link)

2) Prefrontal parvalbumin interneurons shape neuronal activity to drive fear expression Julien Courtin, Fabrice Chaudun, Robert R. Rozeske, Nikolaos Karalis, Cecilia Gonzalez-Campo, Helene Wurtz, Azzedine Abdi, Jerome Baufreton, Thomas C. M. Bienvenu & Cyril Herry; Nature 2013 (link)

3) Prefrontal entrainment of amygdala activity signals safety in learned fear and innate anxiety Ekaterina Likhtik, Joseph M Stujenske, Mihir A Topiwala, Alexander Z Harris & Joshua A Gordon ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

4) Distal connectivity causes summation and division across mouse visual cortex Tatsuo K Sato, Michael Häusser & Matteo Carandini ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

5) Memory recall and modifications by activating neurons with elevated CREB Jieun Kim, Jeong-Tae Kwon, Hyung-Su Kim, Sheena A Josselyn & Jin-Hee Han ; Nature Neuroscience 2013 (link)

6)  Attentional Modulation of Cell-Class-Specific Gamma-Band Synchronization in Awake Monkey Area V4 Martin Vinck, Thilo Womelsdorf, Elizabeth A. Buffalo, Robert Desimone, and Pascal Fries ; Neuron 2013 (link)

7) Dynamic Interactions Mediated by Nonredundant Signaling Mechanisms Couple Circadian Clock Neurons Jennifer A. Evans, Tanya L. Leise, Oscar Castanon-Cervantes, and Alec J. Davidson ; Neuron 2013 (link)

8) Diminished FoxP2 Levels Affect Dopaminergic Modulation of Corticostriatal Signaling Important to Song Variability Malavika Murugan, Stephen Harward, Constance Scharff, and Richard Mooney ; Neuron 2013 (link)

9) Odor Discrimination Requires Proper Olfactory Fast Oscillations in Awake Mice Gabriel Lepousez and Pierre-Marie Lledo ; Neuron 2013 (link)

10) Optogenetic Activation of an Inhibitory Network Enhances Feedforward Functional Connectivity in Auditory Cortex Liberty S. Hamilton, Jascha Sohl-Dickstein, Alexander G. Huth, Vanessa M. Carels, Karl Deisseroth, and Shaowen Bao ; Neuron 2013 (link)

11) Dissecting Local Circuits: Parvalbumin Interneurons Underlie Broad Feedback Control of Olfactory Bulb Output Kazunari Miyamichi, Yael Shlomai-Fuchs, Marvin Shu, Brandon C. Weissbourd, Liqun Luo, and Adi Mizrahi ; Neuron 2013 (link)

12) Parvalbumin-Expressing Interneurons Linearly Control Olfactory Bulb Output Hiroyuki K. Kato, Shea N. Gillet, Andrew J. Peters, Jeffry S. Isaacson, and Takaki Komiyama ; Neuron 2013 (link)

13) Fear Extinction Causes Target-Specific Remodeling of Perisomatic Inhibitory Synapses Stephanie Trouche, Jennifer M. Sasaki, Tiffany Tu, and Leon G. Reijmers ; Neuron 2013 (link)

14) A Unique Population of Ventral Tegmental Area Neurons Inhibits the Lateral Habenula to Promote Reward Alice M. Stamatakis, Joshua H. Jennings, Randall L. Ung, Grace A. Blair, Richard J. Weinberg, Rachael L. Neve, Frederick Boyce, Joanna Mattis, Charu Ramakrishnan, Karl Deisseroth, and Garret D. Stuber ; Neuron 2013 (link)

15) Dissociable Effects of Dopamine and Serotonin on Reversal Learning Hanneke E.M. den Ouden,Nathaniel D. Daw, Guillen Fernandez, Joris A. Elshout, Mark Rijpkema, Martine Hoogman, Barbara Franke, and Roshan Cools ; Neuron 2013 (link)

16) An Optimal Decision Population Code that Accounts for Correlated Variability Unambiguously Predicts a Subject’s Choice Federico Carnevale, Victor de Lafuente, Ranulfo Romo, and Nestor Parga ; Neuron 2013 (link)

17) Long-term depression triggers the selective elimination of weakly integrated synapses J. Simon Wiegert and Thomas G. Oertner ; PNAS 2013 (link)

18) Implantable fiber-optic interface for parallel multisite long-term optical dynamic brain interrogation in freely moving mice L. V. Doronina-Amitonova, I. V. Fedotov, O. I. Ivashkina, M. A. Zots, A. B. Fedotov, K. V. Anokhin & A. M. Zheltikov ; Scientific Reports 2013 (link)

19) Tapered whiskers are required for active tactile sensation Samuel Andrew Hires, Lorenz Pammer, Karel Svoboda, David Golomb ; eLife 2013 (link)

20) The haves and the have nots Eve Marder ; eLife 2013 (link)

21) Reflections on agranular architecture: predictive coding in the motor cortex Stewart Shipp, Rick A. Adams, and Karl J. Friston ; Trends in Neurosciences 2013 (link)

22) Electrical engram: how deep brain stimulation affects memory Hweeling Lee, Jurgen Fell, and Nikolai Axmacher ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2013 (link)

23) How we forget may depend on how we remember Talya Sadeh, Jason D. Ozubko, Gordon Winocur, and Morris Moscovitch  ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2013 (link)

24) DataHigh: graphical user interface for visualizing and interacting with high-dimensional neural activity Benjamin R Cowley, Matthew T Kaufman, Zachary S Butler, Mark M Churchland, Stephen I Ryu, Krishna V Shenoy and Byron M Yu ; Journal of Neural Engineering 2013 (link)

25) Facilitation of memory encoding in primate hippocampus by a neuroprosthesis that promotes task-specific neural firing Robert E Hampson, Dong Song, Ioan Opris, Lucas M Santos, Dae C Shin, Greg A Gerhardt, Vasilis Z Marmarelis, Theodore W Berger and Sam A Deadwyler ; Journal of Neural Engineering 2013 (link)

26) Deciphering laminar- specific neural inputs with line-scanning fmri Xin Yu, Chunqi Qian, Der-yow Chen, Stephen J Dodd & Alan P Koretsky ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)

27) Points of View: Storytelling Martin Krzywinski & Alberto Cairo ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)

  • Should scientists tell stories? Editorial ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)
  • Against storytelling of scientific results Yarden Katz ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)
  • Reply to: “Against storytelling of scientific results” Martin Krzywinski & Alberto Cairo ; Nature Methods 2013 (link)