Neuroscience

Neuroscience

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Latest articles

    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Sex differences in learning from exploration

    Cathy S Chen et al.
    A new computational analysis of decision making in mice shows sex biases in value-updating while exploring unknown options, with male mice tending to explore longer than females due to updating values more slowly.
    1. Neuroscience

    Juxtacellular opto-tagging of hippocampal CA1 neurons in freely moving mice

    Lingjun Ding et al.
    The combination of juxtacellular recordings with optogenetics in freely moving mice enables the targeting of genetically defined cell classes for high-resolution, single-cell structure–function analysis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Synaptic targets of photoreceptors specialized to detect color and skylight polarization in Drosophila

    Emil Kind et al.
    The fly connectome reveals dedicated cell types for processing specific kinds of visual information such as color or skylight polarization.
    1. Neuroscience

    BNP facilitates NMB-encoded histaminergic itch via NPRC-NMBR crosstalk

    Qing-Tao Meng et al.
    B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) modulates itch via BNP-NPRC pathway by enhancing NMB-NMBR signaling, which is independently of gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP)-GRPR signaling in the spinal cord.
    1. Neuroscience

    Intrinsic mechanisms in the gating of resurgent Na+ currents

    Joseph L Ransdell et al.
    1. Neuroscience

    Motor planning brings human primary somatosensory cortex into action-specific preparatory states

    Giacomo Ariani et al.
    Movement planning elicits finger-specific activity in primary somatosensory cortex that is strongly correlated to the finger-specific activity elicited during movement execution.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distributed coding of duration in rodent prefrontal cortex during time reproduction

    Josephine Henke et al.
    Mixed responses in single cells or distributed across a local population of neurons can explain regression effects during time reproduction.
    1. Neuroscience

    Archerfish number discrimination

    Davide Potrich et al.
    Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix) can encode an abstract concept of number in relative numerousness judgements, without the influence of any continuous physical variables, including spatial frequency.

Highlights

    1. Neuroscience

    Overwriting memories

    Xingyun Wang, Richard Naud
    1. Neuroscience

    Decoding the infrastructure of the cerebellum

    Willem S van Hoogstraten, Chris I De Zeeuw

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