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    1. Neuroscience

    Probing the functional impact of sub-retinal prosthesis

    Sébastien Roux et al.
    Existing artificial retinas produce distorted and imprecise activation of the visual system, but reverse engineering promises to refine the induced activation patterns.
    1. Neuroscience

    High and asymmetric somato-dendritic coupling of V1 layer 5 neurons independent of visual stimulation and locomotion

    Valerio Francioni et al.
    Layer 5 neuron apical tuft in mouse visual cortex display widespread, highly correlated calcium signals, with a strong and asymmetric coupling to somatic signals, independent of visual stimulation and locomotion.
    1. Neuroscience

    Stimulus vignetting and orientation selectivity in human visual cortex

    Zvi N Roth et al.
    Functional MRI measurements of orientation reflect coarse-scale biases that are wholly determined by second-order interactions between the stimulus aperture and the underlying orientation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Optimal level activity of matrix metalloproteinases is critical for adult visual plasticity in the healthy and stroke-affected brain

    Justyna Pielecka-Fortuna et al.
    Matrix metalloproteinases play a crucial role in adult visual plasticity in the brains of healthy and stroke-affected mice and their activity has to be within a narrow window for experience-induced plasticity to occur.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct spatiotemporal mechanisms underlie extra-classical receptive field modulation in macaque V1 microcircuits

    Christopher A Henry et al.
    The multiple component mechanisms of extra-classical receptive field modulation, with distinct dynamics, discovered in the monkey visual cortex have important implications for understanding contextual perceptual processing.
    1. Neuroscience

    Mouse V1 population correlates of visual detection rely on heterogeneity within neuronal response patterns

    Jorrit S Montijn et al.
    Heterogeneity of neural responses in mouse cortex correlates better with visual detection than mean population activity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Representational untangling by the firing rate nonlinearity in V1 simple cells

    Merse E Gáspár et al.
    Firing rate nonlinearity recovers linear decodability of orientation information from simple cells of the primary visual cortex under uncertainty of nuisance parameters phase and spatial frequency.
    1. Neuroscience

    Apical length governs computational diversity of layer 5 pyramidal neurons

    Alessandro R Galloni et al.
    Layer 5 pyramidal neurons vary substantially in dendritic excitability between primary and secondary visual cortex, likely due to a counterintuitive amplifying effect of long apical dendrites.
    1. Neuroscience

    'Artiphysiology' reveals V4-like shape tuning in a deep network trained for image classification

    Dean A Pospisil et al.
    Single units in a deep convolutional neural network trained for image classification develop shape selectivity that is similar to that found in the primate visual cortex.
    1. Neuroscience

    Navigation: Shedding light on stellate cells

    Andrew S Alexander, Michael E Hasselmo
    The relationship between grid cells and two types of neurons found in the medial entorhinal cortex has been clarified.
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