Friday Paper Post – Posted Monday March 31st 2014

I had the opportunity to hear Josh Vogelstein (the first author of paper #1 below) give an awesome talk about big data and neuroscience at a meeting a few years ago and I really enjoyed it! Josh works in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University and serves as a pleasant reminder of how important statistics are for science in general and especially for neuroscience moving forward. #20 and the paired blog post follow the same theme of statistics in neuroscience.

#3 talks about some problems in big data and the old computer science saying, “Garbage in, garbage out“. It’s kind of interesting to think about how this applies to neuroscience, if at all… but I’ll save my random thoughts for myself.

Paper below!

1) Discovery of Brainwide Neural- Behavioral Maps via Multiscale Unsupervised Structure Learning Joshua T. Vogelstein, Youngser Park, Tomoko Ohyama,  Rex Kerr, James W. Truman, Carey E. Priebe,  Marta Zlatic ; Science 2014 (link)

2) Humans Can Discriminate More than 1 Trillion Olfactory Stimuli C. Bushdid, M. O. Magnasco, L. B. Vosshall, A. Keller ; Science 2014 (link)

3) The Parable of Google Flu: Traps in Big Data Analysis David Lazer, Ryan Kennedy, Gary King, Alessandro Vespignani ; Science 2014 (link)

4) Optical Broadband Angular Selectivity Yichen Shen, Dexin Ye, Ivan Celanovic, Steven G. Johnson, John D. Joannopoulos, Marin Soljačić ; Science 2014 (link)

5) Visual space is compressed in prefrontal cortex before eye movements Marc Zirnsak, Nicholas A. Steinmetz, Behrad Noudoost, Kitty Z. Xu & Tirin Moore ; Nature 2014 (link)

6) Sensory stimulation shifts visual cortex from synchronous to asynchronous states Andrew Y. Y. Tan, Yuzhi Chen, Benjamin Scholl, Eyal Seidemann & Nicholas J. Priebe ; Nature 2014 (link)

7)  The Molecular and Systems Biology of Memory Eric R. Kandel, Yadin Dudai, and Mark R. Mayford ; Cell 2014 (link)

8) A Framework for Studying Emotions across Species David J. Anderson and Ralph Adolphs ; Cell 2014 (link)

9) Memory loss in a nonnavigational spatial task after hippocampal inactivation in monkeys Patrick A. Forcelli, Guillermo Palchik, Taylor Leath, Jacqueline T. DesJardin, Karen Gale, and Ludise Malkova ; PNAS 2014 (link)

10) Mossy fiber-evoked subthreshold responses induce timing-dependent plasticity at hippocampal CA3 recurrent synapses Federico Brandalise and Urs Gerber ; PNAS 2014 (link)

11) Identification of ocular dominance domains in New World owl monkeys by immediate-early gene expression Toru Takahataa, Masanobu Miyashitab, Shigeru Tanakac, and Jon H. Kaas ; PNAS 2014 (link)

12) Whole-Brain Activity Maps Reveal Stereotyped, Distributed Networks for Visuomotor Behavior Ruben Portugues, Claudia E. Feierstein, Florian Engert, and Michael B. Orger ; Neuron 2014 (link)

13) Functional Architecture of an Optic Flow-Responsive Area that Drives Horizontal Eye Movements in Zebrafish Fumi Kubo, Bastian Hablitzel, Marco Dal Maschio, Wolfgang Driever, Herwig Baier, and Aristides B. Arrenberg ; Neuron 2014 (link)

14) Learned spatiotemporal sequence recognition and prediction in primary visual cortex Jeffrey P Gavornik & Mark F Bear ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

15) Unbalanced excitability underlies offline reactivation of behaviorally activated neurons Mika Mizunuma, Hiroaki Norimoto, Kentaro Tao , Takahiro Egawa , Kenjiro Hanaoka , Tetsuya Sakaguchi , Hiroyuki Hioki, Takeshi Kaneko, Shun Yamaguchi, Tetsuo Nagano, Norio Matsuki & Yuji Ikegaya ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

16) Two types of asynchronous activity in networks of excitatory and inhibitory spiking neurons Srdjan Ostojic ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

  • Useful dynamic regimes emerge in recurrent networks Vishwa Goudar & Dean V Buonomano ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

17) Object-based attention involves the sequential activation of feature-specific cortical modules Mircea A Schoenfeld, Jens-Max Hopf , Christian Merkel, Hans-Jochen Heinze & Steven A Hillyard Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

18) Spine neck plasticity regulates compartmentalization of synapses Jan Tønnesen, Gergely Katona, Balázs Rózsa & U Valentin Nägerl ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

19) Designer receptors show role for ventral pallidum input to ventral tegmental area in cocaine seeking Stephen V Mahler, Elena M Vazey, Jacob T Beckley, Colby R Keistler, Ellen M McGlinchey, Jennifer Kaufling, Steven P Wilson, Karl Deisseroth, John J Woodward & Gary Aston-Jones ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

20) A solution to dependency: using multilevel analysis to accommodate nested data Emmeke Aarts, Matthijs Verhage, Jesse V Veenvliet, Conor V Dolan & Sophie van der Sluis ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

  • Statistical Flaw Punctuates Brain Research in Elite Journals  Gary Stix ; Scientific American Blog: Talking Back 2014 (link)

21) Attentive scanning behavior drives one-trial potentiation of hippocampal place fields Joseph D Monaco, Geeta Rao, Eric D Roth & James J Knierim Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

22) Reversed theta sequences of hippocampal cell assemblies during backward travel Anne Cei, Gabrielle Girardeau, Céline Drieu, Karim El Kanbi & Michaël Zugaro ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

  • This paper is just plain awesome. This post was easily my favorite from SFN last year and you can see the great set up they used in panel A of their figure 1 below. So excited to see the movie now!
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23) Serial dependence in visual perception Jason Fischer & David Whitney ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

24) Long term functional plasticity of sensory inputs mediated by olfactory learning Nixon M Abraham, Roberto Vincis, Samuel Lagier, Ivan Rodriguez, Alan Carleton ; eLife 2014 (link)

25) CA1 cell activity sequences emerge after reorganization of network correlation structure during associative learning Mehrab N Modi, Ashesh K Dhawale, Upinder S Bhalla ; eLife 2014 (link)

  • Hippocampal neurons wait their turn Yuan Gao and Ian Davison ; eLife 2014 (link)

26) Behavioral flexibility is increased by optogenetic inhibition of neurons in the nucleus accumbens shell during specific time segments Luca Aquili, Andrew W. Liu, Mayumi Shindou, Tomomi Shindou, and Jeffery R. Wickens ; Learning and Memory 2014 (link)

27) Multisensory Response Modulation in the Superficial Layers of the Superior Colliculus Dipanwita Ghose, Alexander Maier, Aaron Nidiffer, and Mark T. Wallace ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

28) Cortical Neuron Response Properties Are Related to Lesion Extent and Behavioral Recovery after Sensory Loss from Spinal Cord Injury in Monkeys Hui-Xin Qi, Jamie L. Reed, Omar A. Gharbawie, Mark J. Burish, and Jon H. Kaas ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

29) Dendritic Inhibition Provided by Interneuron-Specific Cells Controls the Firing Rate and Timing of the Hippocampal Feedback Inhibitory Circuitry Leonid Tyan, Simon Chamberland, Elise Magnin, Olivier Camire ́, Ruggiero Francavilla, Linda Suzanne David, Karl Deisseroth, and Lisa Topolnik ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

30) Differential Coding of Conspecific Vocalizations in the Ventral Auditory Cortical Stream Makoto Fukushima, Richard C. Saunders, David A. Leopold, Mortimer Mishkin, and Bruno B. Averbeck ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

31) A Unified Mathematical Framework for Coding Time, Space, and Sequences in the Hippocampal Region Marc W. Howard, Christopher J. MacDonald, Zoran Tiganj, Karthik H. Shankar, Qian Du, Michael E. Hasselmo, and Howard Eichenbaum ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)



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