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    1. Neuroscience

    The self-organization of grid cells in 3D

    Federico Stella, Alessandro Treves
    A computational model for the formation of neural networks of grid cells in virtual bats suggests that the highly ordered networks presumed to support spatial navigation in two dimensions cannot be routinely established in three-dimensional space.
    1. Neuroscience

    Functional properties of stellate cells in medial entorhinal cortex layer II

    David C Rowland et al.
    Stellate cells in the medial entorhinal cortex are functionally heterogeneous but a substantial fraction are grid cells.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sparse activity of identified dentate granule cells during spatial exploration

    Maria Diamantaki et al.
    Morphologically-mature granule cells with complex dendritic trees contribute to a sparse representation of space in the rat dentate gyrus.
    1. Neuroscience

    Visual Behavior: The eyes have it

    Mehmet Keleş, Mark A Frye
    Molecular genetic experiments are revealing how the fly brain generates behavioral responses to visual stimuli.
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  1. Meta-Research: How significant are the public dimensions of faculty work in review, promotion and tenure documents?

    Juan P Alperin et al.
    An analysis of review, promotion and tenure documents from 129 US and Canadian universities suggests institutions could better fulfill their public missions by changing how they incentivize the public dimensions of faculty work.
    1. Neuroscience

    Brain Evolution: Adaptations to extreme conditions

    Barbara S Beltz
    The brain architecture of shrimp living in deep-sea vents provides clues to how these organisms have adapted to extreme living.
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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Noise promotes independent control of gamma oscillations and grid firing within recurrent attractor networks

    Lukas Solanka et al.
    Random fluctuations in neuronal firing may enable a single brain region, the medial entorhinal cortex, to perform distinct roles in cognition (by generating gamma waves) and spatial navigation (by producing a grid cell map).
    1. Neuroscience

    Learning: Hippocampal neurons wait their turn

    Yuan Gao, Ian Davison
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    Learning place cells, grid cells and invariances with excitatory and inhibitory plasticity

    Simon Nikolaus Weber, Henning Sprekeler
    A large variety of spatial representations implied in rodent navigation could arise robustly and rapidly from inputs with a weak spatial structure, by an interaction of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic plasticity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Cutting Edge: Building bridges between cellular and molecular structural biology

    Ardan Patwardhan et al.
    The integration of structural data from different imaging scales requires the development of standards and tools for representing the segmentation and transformation of data, and for the annotation of biological structures.