Neuroscience

eLife publishes research including brain function, neuronal circuits, synapses, sensory processing and motor pattern generation. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in neuroscience.
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Latest articles

    1. Neuroscience

    A quantitative theory of gamma synchronization in macaque V1

    Eric Lowet et al.
    Gamma-band synchronization behavior in area V1 was predicted by weakly coupled oscillator principles.
    1. Neuroscience

    Selective rab11 transport and the intrinsic regenerative ability of CNS axons

    Hiroaki Koseki et al.
    Mature axons lose the ability to regenerate because key growth molecules are excluded through changes in vesicle transport, and restoring transport can restore regeneration.
    1. Neuroscience

    Distinct stages of synapse elimination are induced by burst firing of CA1 neurons and differentially require MEF2A/D

    Chia-Wei Chang et al.
    Increasing periods of neuronal activity progressively weaken and then eliminate synapses through the activation of specific transcription factors and genes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Aversive stimuli drive hypothalamus-to-habenula excitation to promote escape behavior

    Salvatore Lecca et al.
    Glutamatergic signaling from the lateral hypothalamus instructs lateral habenular neurons for encoding aversive external stimuli to subsequently guide escape behaviours.
    1. Neuroscience

    Anatomical and functional organization of the human substantia nigra and its connections

    Yu Zhang et al.
    The human substantia nigra can be parcellated into three subdivisions that subserve emotional, cognitive and somatomotor function.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Fundamental bound on the persistence and capacity of short-term memory stored as graded persistent activity

    Onur Ozan Koyluoglu et al.
    A fundamental lower-bound on memory recall precision, which declines with storage duration and number of stored items, is derived, and human performance is shown to be well-fit by this theoretical bound.

Highlights

    1. Neuroscience

    Sleep: Shifting memories

    Hong-Viet V Ngo, Bernhard P Staresina
    1. Neuroscience

    Sleep: It's not all in the brain

    Lauren J Francey, John B Hogenesch

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