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    1. Neuroscience

    A compositional neural code in high-level visual cortex can explain jumbled word reading

    Aakash Agrawal et al.
    Viewing a jumbled word activates an efficient visual representation in high-level visual cortex that is matched to stored words in the word form area.
    1. Ecology
    2. Neuroscience

    Individual recognition and the ‘face inversion effect’ in medaka fish (Oryzias latipes)

    Mu-Yun Wang, Hideaki Takeuchi
    Medaka fish were able to use faces for individual recognition, and were slower to recognise inverted faces but not inverted non-face shapes.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A deletion polymorphism in the Caenorhabditis elegans RIG-I homolog disables viral RNA dicing and antiviral immunity

    Alyson Ashe et al.
    Evidence that C. elegans and mammals use homologous versions of the same protein (RIG-1) to activate antiviral defense mechanisms suggests that RIG-1 may have a conserved role in coupling virus recognition to virus destruction.
    1. Neuroscience

    An afferent white matter pathway from the pulvinar to the amygdala facilitates fear recognition

    Jessica McFadyen et al.
    A subcortical white matter connection from the pulvinar to the amygdala predicts how well we recognise fearful faces and the strength of feed-forward neural connectivity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Single-exposure visual memory judgments are reflected in inferotemporal cortex

    Travis Meyer, Nicole C Rust
    In response to the question "Have you seen this image before?", remembering and forgetting can be accounted for by a weighted linear read-out of memory signals in monkey inferotemporal cortex.
    1. Neuroscience

    Causal neural mechanisms of context-based object recognition

    Miles Wischnewski, Marius V Peelen
    Context-based object recognition causally relies on both scene- and object-selective cortex, with scene-selective cortex generating expectations (at 160-200 ms after onset) that disambiguate object representations in object-selective cortex (at 260-300 ms after onset).
    1. Neuroscience

    Shape-invariant encoding of dynamic primate facial expressions in human perception

    Nick Taubert et al.
    Contrasting with neural network theories, a study of the cross-species perception of dynamic faces with highly realistic human and monkey avatars reveals independent perceptual encoding of facial shape and expression.
    1. Neuroscience

    The cell adhesion molecule Sdk1 shapes assembly of a retinal circuit that detects localized edges

    Pierre-Luc Rochon et al.
    A novel retinal ganglion cell requires a cell adhesion molecule to grow its dendrites, collect synaptic inputs, and become selective to edges placed in its receptive field.
    1. Neuroscience

    A neural-level model of spatial memory and imagery

    Andrej Bicanski, Neil Burgess
    The BB model explains spatial cognition in terms of interactions between specific neuronal populations, providing a common computational framework for the human neuropsychological and in vivo animal electrophysiological literatures.