Neuroscience

Neuroscience

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Latest articles

    1. Neuroscience

    Long-term potentiation is independent of the C-tail of the GluA1 AMPA receptor subunit

    Javier Díaz-Alonso et al.
    Despite being the key element of the classic model for excitatory synaptic plasticity, the cytoplasmic AMPA receptor C-tail is not required for hippocampal LTP.
    1. Neuroscience

    Recurrent processes support a cascade of hierarchical decisions

    Laura Gwilliams, Jean-Remi King
    The dynamics of neural responses during visual perception are best explained by a joint feedforward and recurrent architecture, which both maintains and broadcasts input features over time.
    1. Neuroscience

    Post-tetanic potentiation lowers the energy barrier for synaptic vesicle fusion independently of Synaptotagmin-1

    Vincent Huson et al.
    Modulation of the energy barrier for membrane fusion is a common mechanism by which sensors in the synapse produce supralinear calcium dependence of vesicle release and short-term synaptic potentiation.
    1. Neuroscience

    Ultra-high-field imaging reveals increased whole brain connectivity underpins cognitive strategies that attenuate pain

    Enrico Schulz et al.
    A single-trial whole-brain analysis of three cognitive strategies to attenuate pain shows that a more effective pain attenuation is associated with increased functional connectivity across the entire brain.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ca2+-dependent release of synaptotagmin-1 from the SNARE complex on phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate-containing membranes

    Rashmi Voleti et al.
    Ca2+-free synaptotagmin-1 binds to neuronal SNARE complexes anchored on nanodiscs, and Ca2+ releases this interaction to induce tight, specific binding to PIP2-containing membranes.
    1. Neuroscience

    A whole-brain connectivity map of mouse insular cortex

    Daniel August Gehrlach et al.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Quantitative mapping of transcriptome and proteome dynamics during polarization of human iPSC-derived neurons

    Feline W Lindhout et al.
    A dynamic qualitative and quantitative map of human iPSC-derived neuronal stem cells transitioning into polarized neurons with the identification and characterization of a previously unrecognized axon developmental stage.

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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