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    1. Neuroscience

    Using light and X-ray scattering to untangle complex neuronal orientations and validate diffusion MRI

    Miriam Menzel, David Gräßel ... Marios Georgiadis
    Light and X-ray scattering on the same primate and human brain samples cross-validate each other and enable accurate mapping of axonal trajectories in regions with uni- and multi-directional nerve fibers, which can be used to validate diffusion MRI.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Model discovery to link neural activity to behavioral tasks

    Jamie D Costabile, Kaarthik A Balakrishnan ... Martin Haesemeyer
    1. Neuroscience

    Changing the incentive structure of social media platforms to halt the spread of misinformation

    Laura K Globig, Nora Holtz, Tali Sharot
    Offering users reaction buttons that convey reliability (e.g., ‘trust’, ‘distrust’) increases discernment and significantly reduces the spread of misinformation on a social media platform.
    1. Neuroscience

    Motor cortex analogue neurons in songbirds utilize Kv3 channels to generate ultranarrow spikes

    Benjamin M Zemel, Alexander A Nevue ... Henrique von Gersdorff
    Molecular and electrophysiological evidence shows that Kv3 subunits contribute critically to ultrashort action potential waveforms and high-frequency firing in large projection neurons in zebra finch motor nuclei controlling song production and somatic movements.
    1. Neuroscience

    Response outcome gates the effect of spontaneous cortical state fluctuations on perceptual decisions

    Davide Reato, Raphael Steinfeld ... Alfonso Renart
    In a forced-choice auditory discrimination task, mice are more accurate if neural activity in the auditory cortex in the pre-stimulus baseline is higher and more desynchronized, but only if the previous trial was an error.
    1. Neuroscience

    Humans parsimoniously represent auditory sequences by pruning and completing the underlying network structure

    Lucas Benjamin, Ana Fló ... Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz
    When exposed to sound sequences, humans compute biased transition probabilities between elements, extract the underlying network structure, and even generalize missing data.
    1. Neuroscience

    Making memories last using the peripheral effect of direct current stimulation

    Alison M Luckey, Lauren S McLeod ... Sven Vanneste
    Non-invasive transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the greater occipital nerve using direct current promotes strengthening of memories using late-phase synaptic activity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Gain, not concomitant changes in spatial receptive field properties, improves task performance in a neural network attention model

    Kai J Fox, Daniel Birman, Justin L Gardner
    Simple modifications to early stages of the visual hierarchy, such as gain changes, can induce complex effects on later stages, but only gain is both necessary and sufficient to explain enhanced perception during spatial attention.

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