Friday Paper Post – Feb 14th

Kind of a sleepy week for papers that caught my eye. A great opportunity to catch up on papers from past weeks!

List below:

1) Independent optical excitation of distinct neural populations Nathan C Klapoetke, Yasunobu Murata, Sung Soo Kim, Stefan R Pulver, Amanda Birdsey-Benson, Yong Ku Cho, Tania K Morimoto, Amy S Chuong, Eric J Carpenter, Zhijian Tian, Jun Wang, Yinlong Xie, Zhixiang Yan, Yong Zhang, Brian Y Chow, Barbara Surek, Michael Melkonian, Vivek Jayaraman, Martha Constantine-Paton, Gane Ka-Shu Wong & Edward S Boyden ; Nature Methods 2014 (link)

2) Scientific Method: Statistical Errors Regina Nuzzo ; Nature 2014 (link)

3) Temporally selective contextual encoding in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus L.M. Rangel , A.S. Alexander , J.B. Aimone , J. Wiles , F.H. Gage , A.A. Chiba & L.K. Quinn ; Nature Communications 2014 (link)

4) Synaptic tagging during memory allocation Thomas Rogerson, Denise J. Cai, Adam Frank, Yoshitake Sano, Justin Shobe, Manuel F. Lopez-Aranda and Alcino J. Silva ; Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2014 (link)

5) Laminar and Columnar Structure of Sensory-Evoked Multineuronal Spike Sequences in Adult Rat Barrel Cortex In Vivo Vicente Reyes-Puerta, Jyh-Jang Sun, Suam Kim, Werner Kilb and Heiko J. Luhmann ; Cerebral Cortex 2014 (link)

6) From circuit motifs to computations: mapping the behavioral repertoire of cortical interneurons Balázs Hangya, Hyun-Jae Pi, Duda Kvitsiani, Sachin P Ranade, Adam Kepecs ; Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2014 (link)

7) Theta Phase Shift in Spike Timing and Modulation of Gamma Oscillation: A Dynamic Code for Spatial Alternation during Fixation in  Rat Hippocampal Area CA1 Muneyoshi Takahashi, Hiroshi Nishida, A. David Redish, and Johan Lauwereyns ; J Neurophys 2014 (link)

8) Increase in Hippocampal Theta Oscillations during Spatial Decision-Making Hindiael Belchior, Vítor Lopes-dos-Santos, Adriano B. L. Tort, Sidarta Ribeiro ; Hippocampus 2014 (link)

9) The effect of chronic intracortical microstimulation on the electrode–tissue interface Kevin H Chen, John F Dammann, Jessica L Boback, Francesco V Tenore, Kevin J Otto, Robert A Gaunt and Sliman J Bensmaia ; J Neuro Engineering 2014 (link)

10) Subject-specific modulation of local field potential spectral power during brain–machine interface control in primates Kelvin So, Siddharth Dangi, Amy L Orsborn, Michael C Gastpar and Jose M Carmena ; J Neuro Engineering 2014 (link)

11) Molecular neuroanatomy: a generation of progress Jonathan D. Pollock, Da-Yu Wu, and John S. Satterlee ; Trends in Neurosciences 2014 (link)

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Try and get into some mischief 🙂


Friday Paper Post – Feb 7th 2014

Plenty of winter weather recently…

I have to admit it is making me a bit stir-crazy!

Anyway, plenty of papers listed below:

1) Skilled reaching relies on a V2a propriospinal internal copy circuit Eiman Azim, Juan Jiang, Bror Alstermark & Thomas M. Jessell ; Nature 2014 (link)

2) Brainstem nucleus MdV mediates skilled forelimb motor tasks Maria Soledad Esposito, Paolo Capelli & Silvia Arber ; Nature 2014 (link)

3) An excitatory paraventricular nucleus to AgRP neuron circuit that drives hunger Michael J. Krashes, Bhavik P. Shah, Joseph C. Madara, David P. Olson, David E. Strochlic, Alastair S. Garfield, Linh Vong, Hongjuan Pei, Mitsuko Watabe-Uchida, Naoshige Uchida, Stephen D. Liberles & Bradford B. Lowell ; Nature 2014 (link)

4) Modelling the effects of subjective and objective decision making in scientific peer review In-Uck Park, Mike W. Peacey & Marcus R. Munafo` ; Nature 2014 (link)

5) Tactile perception and working memory in rats and humans Arash Fassihi, Athena Akrami, Vahid Esmaeili, and Mathew E. Diamond ; PNAS 2014 (link)

  • I am a big fan of the work from the Diamond Lab and enjoyed hearing about this work at COSYNE and SFN. I think it’s interesting and worth a read.

6) In vivo imaging of immediate early gene expression reveals layer-specific memory traces in the mammalian brain Hong Xie, Yu Liu, Youzhi Zhu, Xinlu Ding, Yuhao Yang, and Ji-Song Guan ; PNAS 2014 (link)

  • How amazing is this?!

7) Bump attractor dynamics in prefrontal cortex explains behavioral precision in spatial working memory Klaus Wimmer, Duane Q Nykamp, Christos Constantinidis & Albert Compte ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

8) Cortical activity in the null space: permitting preparation without movement Matthew T Kaufman, Mark M Churchland, Stephen I Ryu & Krishna V Shenoy ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

9) NMDA spikes enhance action potential generation during sensory input Lucy M Palmer, Adam S Shai, James E Reeve, Harry L Anderson, Ole Paulsen & Matthew E Larkum ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

10) Optogenetic astrocyte activation modulates response selectivity of visual cortex neurons in vivo Gertrudis Perea, Aimei Yang, Edward S. Boyden & Mriganka Sur ; Nature Communications 2014 (link)

11) Spiking Irregularity and Frequency Modulate the Behavioral Report of Single-Neuron Stimulation Guy Doron, Moritz von Heimendahl, Peter Schlattmann, Arthur R. Houweling, and Michael Brecht ; Neuron 2014 (link)

  • quick thanks to Michele for making sure this paper was on the list

12) Adaptation Disrupts Motion Integration in the Primate Dorsal Stream Carlyn A. Patterson, Stephanie C. Wissig, and Adam Kohn ; Neuron 2014 (link)

13) Crossmodal Induction of Thalamocortical Potentiation Leads to Enhanced Information Processing in the Auditory Cortex Emily Petrus, Amal Isaiah, Adam P. Jones, David Li, Hui Wang, Hey-Kyoung Lee, and Patrick O. Kanold ; Neuron 2014 (link)

14) Learning by the Dendritic Prediction of Somatic Spiking Robert Urbanczik and Walter Senn ; Neuron 2014 (link)

15) Structured Synaptic Connectivity between Hippocampal Regions Shaul Druckmann, Linqing Feng, Bokyoung Lee, Chaehyun Yook, Ting Zhao, Jeffrey C. Magee, and Jinhyun Kim ; Neuron 2014 (link)

16) Cascaded Effects of Spatial Adaptation in the Early Visual System Neel T. Dhruv and Matteo Carandin ; Neuron 2014 (link)

17) The Projective Field of Retinal Bipolar Cells and Its Modulation by Visual Context Hiroki Asari and Markus Meister ; Neuron 2014 (link)

18) Temporal Responses of C. elegans Chemosensory Neurons Are Preserved in Behavioral Dynamics Saul Kato, Yifan Xu, Christine E. Cho, L.F. Abbott, and Cornelia I. Bargmann ; Neuron 2014 (link)

19) Precise Control of Movement Kinematics by Optogenetic Inhibition of Purkinje Cell Activity Shane A. Heiney, Jinsook Kim, George J. Augustine, and Javier F. Medina ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

20) Cholinergic Contributions to Supramodal Attentional Processes in Rats Vladimir Ljubojevic, Paul Luu, and Eve De Rosa ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

21) Transgenic Mouse Lines Subdivide External Segment of the Globus Pallidus (GPe) Neurons and Reveal Distinct GPe Output Pathways Kevin J. Mastro, Rachel S. Bouchard, Hiromi A. K. Holt, and Aryn H. Gittis ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

22) Optogenetic and Pharmacologic Dissection of Feedforward Inhibition in Drosophila Motion Vision Alex S. Mauss, Matthias Meier, Etienne Serbe, and Alexander Borst ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

23) Characterizing Context-Dependent Differential Firing Activity in the Hippocampus and Entorhinal Cortex Michael J. Prerau, Paul A. Lipton, Howard B. Eichenbaum, and Uri T. Eden ; Hippocampus 2014 (link)

24) Medial Prefrontal Theta Phase Coupling during Spatial Memory Retrieval Raphael Kaplan, Daniel Bush, Mathilde Bonnefond, Peter A. Bandettini, Gareth R. Barnes, Christian F. Doeller, Neil Burgess ; Hippocampus 2014 (link)

25) Grid cell spatial tuning reduced following systemic muscarinic receptor blockade Ehren L. Newman, Jason R. Climer, Michael E. Hasselmo ; Hippocampus 2014 (link)

26) Temporary inactivation of the rodent hippocampus: An evaluation of the current methodology Tine L. Gulbrandsen, Robert J. Sutherland ; J Neuroscience Methods 2014 (link)

Friday Paper Post- sooooooo late!

Ok, let me explain.

I wanted to have a nice reflective post that went over some of my favorite papers from 2013. However what ended up happening was having this “goal” pushed the task of making a post just past some internal threshold in my mind that made sitting down and working on a blog post just too “difficult”.  Plus things have been busy in lab so I just kept avoiding making a a post…

This brings us to the present and I missed the ENTIRE FIRST MONTH OF 2014… my goodness!

So in the interest of attempting to avoid becoming even more behind on the literature, I’ll have to skip the 2013 recap for now 😦

Below are just a few of the papers that have caught my attention since the last post. Yes the list is 49 papers… please cut me some slack, this is from an entire month. Enjoy!

1) Upwash exploitation and downwash avoidance by flap phasing in ibis formation flight Steven J. Portugal, Tatjana Y. Hubel, Johannes Fritz, Stefanie Heese, Daniela Trobe, Bernhard Voelkl, Stephen Hailes, Alan M. Wilson & James R. Usherwood ; Nature 2014 (link)

  • At least we get to start of 2014 with an awesome paper! I mean….I know it is still very early in the year, but this is definitely the top contender for paper of the year in my book. I just love everything about this paper!
  • I can’t resist posting some of these awesome figures.
  • Number of flaps across different positions:singlebirdheatmap
  • A histogram/heat map of individual bird positions over time.heatmaps
  • And the really cool finding that the birds maintain wingtip path coherence! So awesome!antiphaseinphase

2) Circuit dynamics of adaptive and maladaptive behaviour Karl Deisseroth ; Nature 2014 (link)

3) Interneuron cell types are fit to function Adam Kepecs & Gordon Fishell ; Nature 2014 (link)

4) Island Cells Control Temporal Association Memory Takashi Kitamura, Michele Pignatelli, Junghyup Suh, Keigo Kohara, Atsushi Yoshiki, Kuniya Abe, Susumu Tonegawa ; Science 2014 (link)

  • for those keeping track, we now have ocean cells and island cells to add to the list with place cells, episode cells, “time cells”, grid cells, border cells, head direction cells.

5) Grid-Layout and Theta-Modulation of Layer 2 Pyramidal Neurons in Medial Entorhinal Cortex Saikat Ray, Robert Naumann, Andrea Burgalossi, Qiusong Tang, Helene Schmidt, Michael Brecht ; Science 2014 (link)

  • and of course I can’t resist showing at least one figure from this paper. Beautiful grids of grid cells!
  • gridofgridscells

6) Sound Isolation and Giant Linear Nonreciprocity in a Compact Acoustic Circulator Romain Fleury, Dimitrios L. Sounas, Caleb F. Sieck, Michael R. Haberman, Andrea Alu ; Science 2014 (link)

7) How dolphins see the world: A comparison with chimpanzees and humans Masaki Tomonaga, Yuka Uwano & Toyoshi Saito ; Science Reports 2014 (link)

8) Wafer-scale design of lightweight and transparent electronics that wraps around hairs Giovanni A. Salvatore, Niko Mu ̈nzenrieder, Thomas Kinkeldei, Luisa Petti, Christoph Zysset, Ivo Strebel, Lars Bu ̈the & Gerhard Tro ̈ster ; Nature Communications 2014 (link)

9) Theta-Gamma-Modulated Synaptic Currents in Hippocampal Granule Cells In Vivo Define a Mechanism for Network Oscillations Alejandro Javier Pern ́ıa-Andrade and Peter Jonas ; Neuron 2014 (link)

10) CA3 Retrieves Coherent Representations from Degraded Input: Direct Evidence for CA3 Pattern Completion and Dentate Gyrus Pattern Separation Joshua P. Neunuebel and James J. Knierim ; Neuron 2014 (link)

11) Oscillatory Dynamics and Place Field Maps Reflect Hippocampal Ensemble Processing of Sequence and Place Memory under NMDA Receptor Control Henrique O. Cabral, Martin Vinck, Celine Fouquet, Cyriel M.A. Pennartz, Laure Rondi-Reig, and Francesco P. Battaglia ; Neuron 2014 (link)

12) Retinal Representation of the Elementary Visual Signal Peter H. Li, Greg D. Field, Martin Greschner, Daniel Ahn, Deborah E. Gunning, Keith Mathieson, Alexander Sher, Alan M. Litke, and E.J. Chichilnisky ; Neuron 2014 (link)

13) Basal ganglia subcircuits distinctively encode the parsing and concatenation of action sequences Xin Jin, Fatuel Tecuapetla & Rui M Costa ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

14) Resolving human object recognition in space and time Radoslaw Martin Cichy, Dimitrios Pantazis & Aude Oliva ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

15) Oxytocin mediates early experience–dependent cross-modal plasticity in the sensory cortices Jing-Jing Zheng, Shu-Jing Li, Xiao-Di Zhang, Wan-Ying Miao, Dinghong Zhang, Haishan Yao1 & Xiang Yu ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

16) Medial prefrontal D1 dopamine neurons control food intake Benjamin B Land, Nandakumar S Narayanan, Rong-Jian Liu, Carol A Gianessi, Catherine E Brayton, David M Grimaldi, Maysa Sarhan, Douglas J Guarnieri, Karl Deisseroth, George K Aghajanian & Ralph J DiLeone ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

17) Imaging an optogenetic pH sensor reveals that protons mediate lateral inhibition in the retina Tzu-Ming Wang, Lars C Holzhausen & Richard H Kramer ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

18) Transcranial focused ultrasound modulates the activity of primary somatosensory cortex in humans Wynn Legon, Tomokazu F Sato, Alexander Opitz, Jerel Mueller, Aaron Barbour, Amanda Williams & William J Tyler ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

19) Temporal structure of motor variability is dynamically regulated and predicts motor learning ability Howard G Wu, Yohsuke R Miyamoto, Luis Nicolas Gonzalez Castro, Bence P Ölveczky & Maurice A Smith ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

20) Flies and humans share a motion estimation strategy that exploits natural scene statistics Damon A Clark, James E Fitzgerald, Justin M Ales, Daryl M Gohl, Marion A Silies, Anthony M Norcia & Thomas R Clandinin ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

21) Representation of interval timing by temporally scalable firing patterns in rat prefrontal cortex Min Xu,, Si-yu Zhang,, Yang Dan, and Mu-ming Poo ; PNAS 2014 (link)

22) Distinct cerebellar engrams in short-term and long-term motor learning Wen Wang, Kazuhiko Nakadate, Miwako Masugi-Tokita, Fumihiro Shutoh, Wajeeha Aziz, Etsuko Tarusawa, Andrea Lorincz, Elek Molnáre, Sebnem Kesaf, Yun-Qing Li, Yugo Fukazawa, Soichi Nagao, and Ryuichi Shigemoto; PNAS 2014 (link)

23) Distinct kinetics of synaptic structural plasticity, memory formation, and memory decay in massed and spaced learning Wajeeha Aziz, Wen Wang, Sebnem Kesaf, Alsayed Abdelhamid Mohamed, Yugo Fukazawa, and Ryuichi Shigemoto; PNAS 2014 (link)

24) Interaction of plasticity and circuit organization during the acquisition of cerebellum-dependent motor learning Yan Yang, Stephen G Lisberger ; eLIFE 2014 (link)

25) Cell type-specific and time-dependent light exposure contribute to silencing in neurons expressing Channelrhodopsin-2 Alexander M Herman, Longwen Huang, Dona K Murphey, Isabella Garcia, Benjamin R Arenkiel ; eLIFE 2014 (link)

26) Timing of Single-Neuron and Local Field Potential Responses in the Human Medial Temporal Lobe Hernan Gonzalo Rey, Itzhak Fried, and Rodrigo Quian Quiroga ; Current Biology 2014 (link)

27) Tools for Resolving Functional Activity and Connectivity within Intact Neural Circuits Joshua H. Jennings and Garret D. Stuber ; Current Biology 2014 (link)

28) Optogenetic and Electrical Microstimulation Systematically Bias Visuospatial Choice in Primates Ji Dai, Daniel I. Brooks, and David L. Sheinberg ; Current Biology 2014 (link)

29) Topography of Head Direction Cells in Medial Entorhinal Cortex Lisa M. Giocomo,Tor Stensola, Tora Bonnevie, Tiffany Van Cauter, May-Britt Moser, and Edvard I. Moser ; Current Biology 2014 (link)

30) Insights from the retina into the diverse and general computations of adaptation, detection, and prediction David B Kastner and Stephen A Baccus ; Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2014 (link)

31) In vivo optogenetic identification and manipulation of GABAergic interneuron subtypes Lisa Roux, Eran Stark, Lucas Sjulson and Gyo ̈ rgy Buzsa ́ ki ; Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2014 (link)

32) A blanket of inhibition: functional inferences from dense inhibitory connectivity Mahesh M Karnani, Masakazu Agetsuma and Rafael Yuste ; Current Opinion in Neurobiology 2014 (link)

33) Working memory and neural oscillations: alpha–gamma versus theta–gamma codes for distinct WM information? Fre ́de ́ric Roux and Peter J. Uhlhaas ; Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2014 (link)

34)  The Role of Thalamic Population Synchrony in the Emergence of Cortical Feature Selectivity Sean T. Kelly, Jens Kremkow, Jianzhong Jin, Yushi Wang, Qi Wang, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Garrett B. Stanley ; PLoS Computational Biology 2014 (link)

35) Inference of neuronal network spike dynamics and topology from calcium imaging data Henry Lütcke, Felipe Gerhard, Friedemann Zenke, Wulfram Gerstner and Fritjof Helmchen ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

36) Dynamic NMDAR-mediated properties of place cells during the object place memory task Thomas W. Faust, Sergio Robbiati, Tomás S. Huerta and Patricio T. Huerta ; Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 2013 (link)

37) Speed and accuracy of visual image discrimination by rats Pamela Reinagel ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

38) Animation of natural scene by virtual eye-movements evokes high precision and low noise in V1 neurons Pierre Baudot, Manuel Levy, Olivier Marre, Cyril Monier, Marc Pananceau and Yves Frégnac ; Frontiers in Neural Circuits 2013 (link)

39) Encoding of Head Direction by Hippocampal Place Cells in Bats Alon Rubin, Michael M. Yartsev, and Nachum Ulanovsky ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

40) Repeating Firing Fields of CA1 Neurons Shift Forward in Response to Increasing Angular Velocity Stephen L. Cowen and Douglas A. Nitz ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

  • Another neat figure:
  • spiralshift

41) Medial Septum-Diagonal Band of Broca (MSDB) GABAergic Regulation of Hippocampal Acetylcholine Efflux Is Dependent on Cognitive Demands Jessica J. Roland, Amanda L. Stewart, Kellie L. Janke, Matthew R. Gielow, John A. Kostek, Lisa M. Savage, Richard J. Servatius, and Kevin C.H. Pang ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

42) Causal Evidence for a Privileged Working Memory State in Early Visual Cortex Nahid Zokaei, Sanjay Manohar, Masud Husain, and Eva Feredoes ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

43) Comparison of Sleep Spindles and Theta Oscillations in the Hippocampus David Sullivan, Kenji Mizuseki, Anthony Sorgi, and Gyo ̈rgy Buzsa ́ki ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

44) Perceptual Color Map in Macaque Visual Area V4 Ming Li, Fang Liu, Mikko Juusola, and Shiming Tang ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

45) Amygdala Inputs to the Ventral Hippocampus Bidirectionally Modulate Social Behavior Ada C. Felix-Ortiz and Kay M. Tye ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

46) Cerebellar Potentiation and Learning a Whisker-Based Object Localization Task with a Time Response Window Negah Rahmati, Cullen B. Owens, Laurens W. J. Bosman, Jochen K. Spanke, Sander Lindeman, Wei Gong, Jan-Willem Potters, Vincenzo Romano, Kai Voges, Letizia Moscato, Sebastiaan K. E. Koekkoek, Mario Negrello, and Chris I. De Zeeuw  ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

47) Bayesian decoding using unsorted spikes in the rat hippocampus Fabian Kloosterman, Stuart P. Layton, Zhe Chen, and Matthew A. Wilson ; J Neurophys 2014 (link)

48) Thalamostriatal projections from the medial posterior and parafascicular nuclei have distinct topographic and physiologic properties Kevin D. Alloway, Jared B. Smith, and Glenn D. R. Watson ; J Neurophys 2014 (link)

49) Fast and Scalable Multi-way Analysis of Neural Data Dan Chen, Xiaoli Li, Lizhe Wang, Samee U. Khan, Juan Wang, Ke Zeng, Chang Cai IEEE Transactions on Computers 2014 (link)