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    1. Neuroscience

    Persistent coding of outcome-predictive cue features in the rat nucleus accumbens

    Jimmie M Gmaz et al.
    Neural activity in the rat nucleus accumbens provides a rich task representation that includes not only expected outcomes, but also the specific identity of the cues that predict these outcomes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Risk of punishment influences discrete and coordinated encoding of reward-guided actions by prefrontal cortex and VTA neurons

    Junchol Park, Bita Moghaddam
    Risk of punishment during reward seeking behavior is associated with a functional "disconnection" of the PFC-VTA circuit due to a transient loss of VTA-driven theta oscillation.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Science Forum: Unit of analysis issues in laboratory-based research

    Nick R Parsons et al.
    A simulation study is used to demonstrate how mistakes in identifying the experimental unit and the unit of analysis can lead to incorrect analyses and inappropriate inferences when reporting research studies.
    1. Neuroscience

    Reward-based training of recurrent neural networks for cognitive and value-based tasks

    H Francis Song et al.
    A two-part neural network models reward-based training and provides a unified framework in which to study diverse computations that can be compared to electrophysiological recordings from behaving animals.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

    Paul HGM Dirks et al.
    A new hominin species found in a South African cave is part of one of the most unusual hominin fossil assemblages on record.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Repression of interrupted and intact rDNA by the SUMO pathway in Drosophila melanogaster

    Yicheng Luo et al.
    SUMO-dependent pathway is responsible for selective repression of damaged rDNA and silencing of intact surplus units revealing an epigenetic mechanism that controls the differential expression of identical sequences in the same cell.
    1. Neuroscience

    A new no-report paradigm reveals that face cells encode both consciously perceived and suppressed stimuli

    Janis Karan Hesse, Doris Y Tsao
    Conscious visual percepts are encoded by face patches in the absence of report, can be decoded from population recordings, and are multiplexed with the veridical physical stimulus.
    1. Neuroscience

    Automated long-term recording and analysis of neural activity in behaving animals

    Ashesh K Dhawale et al.
    A new automated system for recording and analyzing neural activity in behaving animals over months-long time-scales offers new perspectives on how neural circuits underlie processes such as learning, development, and recovery from brain injury.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The Drosophila formin Fhos is a primary mediator of sarcomeric thin-filament array assembly

    Arkadi Shwartz et al.
    Actin is incorporated into the thin-filament arrays of skeletal muscle sarcomeres in discrete steps, and Fhos, the Drosophila homolog of FHOD-family formins, is an essential player in the process.
    1. Neuroscience

    Rapid learning in visual cortical networks

    Ye Wang, Valentin Dragoi
    The rapid learning of sensory information in cortical circuits is accompanied by a tight coordination of spike timing with the local theta-band population activity in visual cortex.