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    1. Neuroscience

    A genetic basis for molecular asymmetry at vertebrate electrical synapses

    Adam C Miller et al.
    Electrical synapses are neuronal, gap-junction-based connections found throughout the nervous system that, in the escape circuit of zebrafish, are composed of molecularly distinct pre- and postsynaptic junction forming proteins that are required for behavioral performance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Feed-forward recruitment of electrical synapses enhances synchronous spiking in the mouse cerebellar cortex

    Andreas Hoehne et al.
    Transient recruitment of electrical synapses mediates precisely timed excitation and inhibition to enhance synchronized control of cerebellar cortical output.
    1. Neuroscience

    PARIS, an optogenetic method for functionally mapping gap junctions

    Ling Wu et al.
    As the first fully genetically encoded method, PARIS allows cell-specific, long-term, repeated measurements of gap junctional coupling with high spatiotemporal resolution, facilitating its study in both health and disease.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Selectivity to approaching motion in retinal inputs to the dorsal visual pathway

    Todd R Appleby, Michael B Manookin
    Cells in the primate retina show unexpected sensitivity to approaching motion and optical flow.
    1. Neuroscience

    Acute control of the sleep switch in Drosophila reveals a role for gap junctions in regulating behavioral responsiveness

    Michael Troup et al.
    Optogenetic activation reveals a larger role for the fly brain 'sleep switch' neurons in controlling both waking and sleeping behavioral responsiveness, partly via a parallel channel involving innexin6 electrical synapses.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cell Communication: Studying gap junctions with PARIS

    Daniel R Kick, David J Schulz
    A new genetically encoded system manipulates the pH inside cells to detect whether they are coupled to each other.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Human Intelligence: What single neurons can tell us

    Elaine N Miller, Chet C Sherwood
    IQ scores are correlated with the morphology and activity of certain neurons in the human temporal cortex.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Hippocampus: Getting the full picture

    Alessandro Luchetti et al.
    A combination of old and new techniques have been used to reveal new details about the behavior of individual neurons across the sleep-wake-cycle.
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    1. Neuroscience

    Axons: The cost of communication in the brain

    Brian A MacVicar et al.
    Imaging ATP in axons reveals that they rely on glucose from the blood and lactate produced by glial cells as sources of energy.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Memory: Can fearlessness come in a tiny package?

    Bryan W Luikart
    A molecule called microRNA-153 helps to prevent rats associating new environments with fear.
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