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    Cortical state transitions and stimulus response evolve along stiff and sloppy parameter dimensions, respectively

    Adrian Ponce-Alvarez et al.
    Neurons differ in their impact on collective cortical activity, with sensitive neurons forming a stable topological core, implicated in cortical-state transitions, while peripheral insensitive neurons are more responsive to stimuli.
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    Temporal chunking as a mechanism for unsupervised learning of task-sets

    Flora Bouchacourt et al.
    Model-based analyses of human behaviour and neural activity show that representations of concurrent task-sets emerge by merging together representations of individual stimulus-response associations that occur in temporal proximity.
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    Categorical representation from sound and sight in the ventral occipito-temporal cortex of sighted and blind

    Stefania Mattioni et al.
    The categorical organization of the ventral occipito-temporal cortex, typically thought to be a visual region, is actually partially independent of visual input and even visual experience.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The Cryo-EM structure of pannexin 1 reveals unique motifs for ion selection and inhibition

    Kevin Michalski et al.
    The structure of a pannexin 1 uncovers the extracellular loops of pannexin 1 as important structural motifs for ion selectivity and channel inhibition.
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    Visually-updated hand state estimates modulate the proprioceptive reflex independently of motor task requirements

    Sho Ito, Hiroaki Gomi
    Distortion and elimination of limb visual feedback affects low-level stretch reflex control, indicating the involvement of a high-level and multimodal representation of the limb state in orchestrating hierarchical sensorimotor control.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ion Channels: Taking a close look at a large-pore channel

    Pablo S Gaete, Jorge E Contreras
    The structure of pannexin 1, a channel protein with a large pore, has been determined for the first time.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Extracellular matrix-inducing Sox9 promotes both basal progenitor proliferation and gliogenesis in developing neocortex

    Ayse Güven et al.
    Transcription factor Sox9 has an important role in neocortex expansion, where its expression in basal progenitors increases proliferation, induces premature gliogenesis and promotes the expression of extracellular matrix components.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The membrane periodic skeleton is an actomyosin network that regulates axonal diameter and conduction

    Ana Rita Costa et al.
    The axonal cytoskeletal contains an actomyosin-II network that controls circumferential axonal contraction and expansion with the potential of regulating fluctuations in diameter during action potential firing, trafficking, and degeneration.