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    1. Neuroscience

    Mushroom body output neurons encode valence and guide memory-based action selection in Drosophila

    Yoshinori Aso et al.
    Output neurons in the mushroom body of the fruit fly brain encode the positive or negative survival value of stimuli, enabling insects to choose adaptive approach and avoidance behaviors through associative learning.
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    Spatiotemporal patterns of neocortical activity around hippocampal sharp-wave ripples

    J Karimi Abadchi et al.
    The hippocampus and neocortex engage in waves of mutual excitation wherein a sharp wave-ripple may occur at any time before, during or after the peak of the hippocampal-neocortical activation.
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    Oxytocin promotes coordinated out-group attack during intergroup conflict in humans

    Hejing Zhang et al.
    Humans intranasally administered the neuropeptide oxytocin waste less and earn more spoils during intergroup conflict because oxytocin enables group members to better coordinate strategic attacking of out-groups.
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    Coupling between motor cortex and striatum increases during sleep over long-term skill learning

    Stefan M Lemke et al.
    Sleep spindles, distinctive brain activity patterns occurring in non-REM sleep, modify cross-area connectivity in the motor network relevant for behavioral flexibility, impacting subsequent behavior.
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    Activation of astrocytes in hippocampus decreases fear memory through adenosine A1 receptors

    Yulan Li et al.
    A new strategy of memory consolidation disruption based on astrocyte and purinergic signaling, which leads to persistent fear memory attenuation accompanied by reduced fear-related anxiety behavior.
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    Metformin reverses early cortical network dysfunction and behavior changes in Huntington’s disease

    Isabelle Arnoux et al.
    In a premanifest mouse model of Huntington's disease at a stage very far from disease onset, significant network and behavior dysregulation was found, being rebalanced by treatment with metformin.
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    Schematic memory components converge within angular gyrus during retrieval

    Isabella C Wagner et al.
    Upon retrieval, the angular gyrus recombines distinct, consolidated schema components into one memory representation.
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    Sleep: Shifting memories

    Hong-Viet V Ngo, Bernhard P Staresina
    A region of the brain called the putamen has a central role in memory consolidation during sleep.
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    Ablation of STAT3 in Purkinje cells reorganizes cerebellar synaptic plasticity in long-term fear memory network

    Jeong-Kyu Han et al.
    Cerebellar STAT3 is indispensable for proper expression of fear memory network processing.
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    Small molecule cognitive enhancer reverses age-related memory decline in mice

    Karen Krukowski et al.
    Inhibition of the integrated stress response restores neuronal and immune dysfunction and alleviates memory deficits in aged mice.