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    1. Neuroscience

    Optogenetic inhibition-mediated activity-dependent modification of CA1 pyramidal-interneuron connections during behavior

    Igor Gridchyn et al.
    The optogenetic manipulation of hippocampal neuronal circuit activity revealed plastic changes of pyramidal-interneuron connections in behaving animals, which were primarily governed by the firing rate change of postsynaptic interneurons.
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    Asymmetric effects of activating and inactivating cortical interneurons

    Elizabeth AK Phillips, Andrea R Hasenstaub
    The consequences of manipulating neuronal activity with techniques such as optogenetics are highly sensitive to methodological details, highlighting the need for caution when interpreting results.
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    Different dendritic domains of the GnRH neuron underlie the pulse and surge modes of GnRH secretion in female mice

    Li Wang et al.
    Electrical activity at the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neuron cell body and proximal dendrites is not required for the pulsatile secretion of GnRH that controls fertility.
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    The integration of Gaussian noise by long-range amygdala inputs in frontal circuit promotes fear learning in mice

    Mattia Aime et al.
    The frontal associative cortex promotes fear learning by non-linearly integrating Gaussian noise in between conditioning trials with the help of basolateral amygdala inputs.
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    Glutamatergic drive along the septo-temporal axis of hippocampus boosts prelimbic oscillations in the neonatal mouse

    Joachim Ahlbeck et al.
    Combined optogenetics and electrophysiology in vivo identified the cellular substrate of hippocampal drive that initiates the oscillatory entrainment of prefrontal cortex in neonatal mice.
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    Homeostatic synaptic depression is achieved through a regulated decrease in presynaptic calcium channel abundance

    Michael A Gaviño et al.
    Experiments at synapses between nerve and muscle cells in genetically modified fruit flies reveal how neurons compensate for perturbations that would otherwise cause excessive synaptic transmission.
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    The amygdala instructs insular feedback for affective learning

    Dominic Kargl et al.
    Hierarchical information flow in a cortico-limbic loop between the insular cortex, central amygdala and the cholinergic basal forebrain links bodily states with environmental stimuli to guide fear and reward behavior.
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    Effects of visual inputs on neural dynamics for coding of location and running speed in medial entorhinal cortex

    Holger Dannenberg et al.
    Spatial accuracy of grid cell firing correlates with the slope of the local field potential theta frequency vs. running speed relationship and integrates velocity signals over past time.
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    Recurrent circuitry is required to stabilize piriform cortex odor representations across brain states

    Kevin A Bolding et al.
    Intracortical circuits in mouse olfactory cortex stabilize odor-evoked activity patterns when upstream inputs, from olfactory bulb, become degraded under anesthesia.
    1. Neuroscience

    Striatal fast-spiking interneurons selectively modulate circuit output and are required for habitual behavior

    Justin K O'Hare et al.
    Fast-spiking interneurons of the dorsolateral striatum are found to provide a microcircuit mechanism driving the circuit properties and behavioral adaptations that characterize habit.