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    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A cholinergic feedback circuit to regulate striatal population uncertainty and optimize reinforcement learning

    Nicholas T Franklin, Michael J Frank
    Computational modeling suggests that feedback between striatal cholinergic neurons and spiny neurons dynamically adjusts learning rates to optimize behavior in a variable world.
    1. Neuroscience

    The inhibitory microcircuit of the substantia nigra provides feedback gain control of the basal ganglia output

    Jennifer Brown et al.
    Negative feedback signals within the substantia nigra regulate the output of the basal ganglia, with implications for disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
    1. Neuroscience

    Conditioned respiratory threat in the subdivisions of the human periaqueductal gray

    Olivia K Faull et al.
    High-resolution imaging shows that the different columns of the human periaqueductal gray play differential roles in the response to a respiratory threat.
    1. Neuroscience

    A cross-modality enhancement of defensive flight via parvalbumin neurons in zona incerta

    Xiyue Wang et al.
    Parvalbumin positive GABAergic neurons in the ventral zona incerta receive input from somatosensory cortex and enhance sound-induced flight behavior, which underlies a cross-modality facilitation of defensive behavior by somatosensory input.
    1. Neuroscience

    Lifting the veil on the dynamics of neuronal activities evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation

    Bingshuo Li et al.
    A cellular-level in vivo investigative method that provides unprecedented insights into the dynamics of neuronal activities evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Consolidation alters motor sequence-specific distributed representations

    Basile Pinsard et al.
    The consolidation of newly acquired motor skills induces a functional reorganization of sequential information representations within secondary motor cortex, basal ganglia and hippocampus.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Competing basal ganglia pathways determine the difference between stopping and deciding not to go

    Kyle Dunovan et al.
    A model based on the architecture of basal ganglia and validated with behavior and neuroimaging distinguishes mechanisms of action cancellation from no-go decisions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Modular output circuits of the fastigial nucleus for diverse motor and nonmotor functions of the cerebellar vermis

    Hirofumi Fujita et al.
    Medial cerebellar nucleus comprises five major types of excitatory projection neurons differentially connected with specific subsets of inferior olive neurons, Purkinje cells, and somatomotor, oromotor, positional-autonomic, orienting and arousal circuits.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    What is the true discharge rate and pattern of the striatal projection neurons in Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia?

    Dan Valsky et al.
    Aberrant striatal signaling does not induce drastic changes in the spontaneous discharge rate and pattern of the striatal projection neurons in Parkinson’s disease and Dystonia.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Prognostication of chronic disorders of consciousness using brain functional networks and clinical characteristics

    Ming Song et al.
    Behavioral, pharmacological, optogenetic, electrophysiological and computational analyses suggest that the anterior dorsal striatum is a causal node in the network responsible for evidence accumulation.