Neuroscience

Neuroscience

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Latest articles

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    Role of matrix metalloproteinase-9 in neurodevelopmental deficits and experience-dependent plasticity in Xenopus laevis

    Sayali V Gore et al.
    Chronic dysregulation of matrix-metalloproteinase 9, which is associated with some neurodevelopmental disorders, leads to local hyperconnectivity in the developing brain, resulting in altered sensory processing and increased seizure susceptibility.
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    Transcriptomics-informed large-scale cortical model captures topography of pharmacological neuroimaging effects of LSD

    Joshua B Burt et al.
    Computational models of large-scale cortical dynamics, integrating gene expression mapping to pattern pharmacological modulation across cortex, capture inter-areal topographies of functional connectivity alterations induced by lysergic acid diethylamide, providing a framework for simulating effects of pharmacology in the human brain.
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    Spike frequency adaptation supports network computations on temporally dispersed information

    Darjan Salaj et al.
    Spike frequency adaptation provides spiking neural networks with long short-term memory.
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    A locomotor neural circuit persists and functions similarly in larvae and adult Drosophila

    Kristen Lee, Chris Q Doe
    Descending interneurons maintain synaptic connectivity and behavioral function despite pruning during metamorphosis, showing that synaptic specificity is established twice at different life stages.
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    Information flow, cell types and stereotypy in a full olfactory connectome

    Philipp Schlegel et al.
    Synaptic resolution analysis of a full olfactory connectome reveals lateralised circuits, convergence of innate and learned pathways, and shows that homologous neurons are highly stereotyped within and across brains.

Highlights

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    Decoding the infrastructure of the cerebellum

    Willem S van Hoogstraten, Chris I De Zeeuw
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    On the origin of fly species

    Hui Gong, Lucia Prieto-Godino

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