Friday Paper Post – Sunday October 12th

Wow…. So summer happened… and more.

Very behind on posting. So far behind that my folders of papers resemble the picture on the top of the blog.

The only possible way to even attempt to get caught up is going to involve breaking these papers down into months missed. Otherwise this post would be over 100 papers long.

Many good papers and exciting developments over the past few months as well. Hopefully I will get a chance to comment on them.

Some papers from June below:

1) Equalizing excitation–inhibition ratios across visual cortical neurons Mingshan Xue, Bassam V. Atallah & Massimo Scanziani ; Nature 2014 (link)

2) Distinct Lineage-Dependent Structural and Functional Organization of the Hippocampus Hua-Tai Xu, Zhi Han, Peng Gao, Shuijin He, Zhizhong Li, Wei Shi, Oren Kodish, Wei Shao, Keith N. Brown, Kun Huang, and Song-Hai Shi ; Cell 2014 (link)

  • Assembling Cell Ensembles Nelson Spruston; Cell 2014 (link)

3) Natural Neural Projection Dynamics Underlying Social Behavior Lisa A. Gunaydin, Logan Grosenick, Joel C. Finkelstein, Isaac V. Kauvar, Lief E. Fenno, Avishek Adhikari, Stephan Lammel, Julie J. Mirzabekov, Raag D. Airan, Kelly A. Zalocusky, Kay M. Tye, Polina Anikeeva, Robert C. Malenka, and Karl Deisseroth; Cell 2014 (link)

4) Grid cells and cortical representation Edvard I. Moser, Yasser Roudi, Menno P. Witter, Clifford Kentros, Tobias Bonhoeffer & May-Britt Moser ; Nature Reviews Neuroscience (link)

  •  I really enjoyed this review. For some silly reason I tend to characterize grid cells as a lower level phenomenon- like simple receptive fields in V1 – I guess because I think of how grid fields could be some sort of fundamental unit used to build up a more complex thing.. ..but of course this is a big mistake on my part. I appreciated the reminder that grid fields are located in what would be considered higher order areas of the cortical hierarchy.

5) Lesions of prefrontal cortex reduce attentional modulation of neuronal responses and synchrony in V4 Georgia G Gregoriou, Andrew F Rossi, Leslie G Ungerleider & Robert Desimone ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

6) A spike-timing mechanism for action selection Catherine R von Reyn, Patrick Breads, Martin Y Peek, Grace Zhiyu Zheng, W Ryan Williamson, Alyson L Yee, Anthony Leonardo & Gwyneth M Card ; Nature Neuroscience 2014 (link)

  • 🙂

7) Ongoing Network State Controls the Length of Sleep Spindles via Inhibitory Activity Peter Bartho , Andrea Slezia, Ferenc Matyas, Lejla Faradzs-Zade, Istvan Ulbert, Kenneth D. Harris, and Laszlo Acsady ; Neuron 2014 (link)

8) Closed-Loop Decoder Adaptation Shapes Neural Plasticity for Skillful Neuroprosthetic Control Amy L. Orsborn, Helene G. Moorman, Simon A. Overduin, Maryam M. Shanechi, Dragan F. Dimitrov, and Jose M. Carmena ; Neuron 2014 (link)

9) Optimal Control of Transient Dynamics in Balanced Networks Supports Generation of Complex Movements Guillaume Hennequin, Tim P. Vogels, and Wulfram Gerstner; Neuron 2014 (link)

10) Strategy Change in Vibrissal Active Sensing during Rat Locomotion Kendra Arkley, Robyn A. Grant, Ben Mitchinson, and Tony J. Prescott ; Current Biology 2014 (link)

  • I was fortunate enough to catch some videos from this work at a Barrels meeting in the past. Very neat stuff!

11) Dynamics of Neural Population Responses in Prefrontal Cortex Indicate Changes of Mind on Single Trials Roozbeh Kiani, Christopher J. Cueva, John B. Reppas, and William T. Newsome ; Current Biology 2014 (link)

12) The Hippocampus and Entorhinal Cortex Encode the Path and Euclidean Distances to Goals during Navigation Lorelei R. Howard, Amir Homayoun Javadi, Yichao Yu, Ravi D. Mill, Laura C. Morrison, Rebecca Knight, Michelle M. Loftus, Laura Staskute, and Hugo J. Spiers ; Current Biology 2014 (link)

13) All-optical electrophysiology in mammalian neurons using engineered microbial rhodopsins Daniel R Hochbaum, Yongxin Zhao, Samouil L Farhi, Nathan Klapoetke, Christopher A Werley, Vikrant Kapoor, Peng Zou, Joel M Kralj, Dougal Maclaurin, Niklas Smedemark-Margulies, Jessica L Saulnier, Gabriella L Boulting, Christoph Straub, Yong Ku Cho, Michael Melkonian, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, D Jed Harrison, Venkatesh N Murthy, Bernardo L Sabatini, Edward S Boyden, Robert E Campbell & Adam E Cohen ; Nature Methods 2014 (link)

  • Could it be? Don’t play with my heart.

14) Targeting cells with single vectors using multiple-feature Boolean logic Lief E Fenno, Joanna Mattis, Charu Ramakrishnan, Minsuk Hyun, Soo Yeun Lee, Miao He, Jason Tucciarone, Aslihan Selimbeyoglu, Andre Berndt, Logan Grosenick, Kelly A Zalocusky, Hannah Bernstein, Haley Swanson, Chelsey Perry, Ilka Diester, Frederick M Boyce, Caroline E Bass, Rachael Neve, Z Josh Huang & Karl Deisseroth ; Nature Methods 2014 (link)

15) Sensory experience during locomotion promotes recovery of function in adult visual cortex Megumi Kaneko, Michael P Stryker ; eLife 2014 (link)

16) Self-motion improves head direction cell tuning Michael E. Shinder and Jeffrey S. Taube ; J Neurophys 2014 (link)

  • Ok… weird elephant in the room question. I’m sure I’ll write something / comment more on the recent Nobel Prize awards.. but doesn’t it feel a bit like Head Direction cells might have gotten the shaft when it comes to Place Cells/ Grid Cells/ Head Direction cells story? I doubt I am the only one who asked this.

17) The Role of Visual Area V4 in the Discrimination of Partially Occluded Shapes Yoshito Kosai, Yasmine El-Shamayleh, Amber M. Fyall, and Anitha Pasupathy ; J Neuroscience 2014 (link)

18) Closed-loop optical neural stimulation based on a 32-channel low-noise recording system with online spike sorting T K T Nguyen, Z Navratilova, H Cabral, L Wang, G Gielen, F P Battaglia and C Bartic ; J NeuroEng 2014 (link)

19) Effect of High-Frequency Stimulation of the Perforant Path on Previously Acquired Spatial Memory in Rats: Influence of Memory Strength and Reactivation Katherine G. Akers, Derek A. Hamilton ; PLoS One 2014 (link)

20)  Points of Significance: Analysis of variance and blocking Martin Krzywinski & Naomi Altman ; Nature Methods 2014 (link)

21) World View: Uprooting researchers can drive them out of science Russell Garwood ; Nature 2014 (link)



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