Neuroscience

Neuroscience

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    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    APOE2 is associated with longevity independent of Alzheimer’s disease

    Mitsuru Shinohara et al.
    Translational evidence indicates APOE2 benefits longevity independent of its protective effects on Alzheimer’s disease, which preserved activity and the metabolism of apoE protein and associated-lipids would be key to understanding.
    1. Neuroscience

    Divergent projections of the prelimbic cortex bidirectionally regulate active avoidance

    Maria M Diehl et al.
    Projections from the prelimbic prefrontal cortex targeting the ventral striatum or the basolateral amygdala bidirectionally regulate platform-mediated active avoidance in rats.
    1. Neuroscience

    How many neurons are sufficient for perception of cortical activity?

    Henry William Peter Dalgleish et al.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neural encoding of task-dependent errors during adaptive learning

    Chang-Hao Kao et al.
    Posterior parietal cortex encodes errors in a task-dependent manner while a large array of frontal regions predict subsequent behavioral changes in response to ambiguous errors.
    1. Neuroscience

    Direct translation of climbing fiber burst-mediated sensory coding into post-synaptic Purkinje cell dendritic calcium

    Seung-Eon Roh et al.
    Purkinje cell dendritic calcium response is finely controlled by the burst activity of climbing fiber during sensory coding.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Histone deacetylase knockouts modify transcription, CAG instability and nuclear pathology in Huntington disease mice

    Marina Kovalenko et al.
    Genetic knockout of Hdac2 modifies molecular and cellular phenotypes in Huntington’s disease mice and has a prominent transcriptional regulatory role in adult medium spiny neurons.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Training deep neural density estimators to identify mechanistic models of neural dynamics

    Pedro J Gonçalves et al.
    Deep neural networks can be trained to automatically find mechanistic models which quantitatively agree with experimental data, providing new opportunities for building and visualizing interpretable models of neural dynamics.

Highlights

    1. Neuroscience

    Decoding the infrastructure of the cerebellum

    Willem S van Hoogstraten, Chris I De Zeeuw
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    On the origin of fly species

    Hui Gong, Lucia Prieto-Godino

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