Neuroscience

Neuroscience

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Latest articles

    1. Neuroscience

    The trajectory of cortical GABA across the lifespan, an individual participant data meta-analysis of edited MRS studies

    Eric C Porges et al.
    Individual participant data meta-analysis reveals the estimated lifespan trajectory of cortical GABA, characterized by an early rapid increase, followed by a period of stability during early adulthood, and a gradual decrease.
    1. Neuroscience

    In silico analysis of the transcriptional regulatory logic of neuronal identity specification throughout the C. elegans nervous system

    Lori Glenwinkel et al.
    Neuron type-specific gene batteries share cis-regulatory motifs.
    1. Neuroscience

    The Prop1-like homeobox gene unc-42 specifies the identity of synaptically connected neurons

    Emily G Berghoff et al.
    Circuit transcription factors may define the differentiation and assembly of distinct neurons into functional circuitry.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Multiple pathways of toxicity induced by C9orf72 dipeptide repeat aggregates and G4C2 RNA in a cellular model

    Frédéric Frottin et al.
    Protein aggregates resulting from mutations in C9orf72 impair different aspects of cellular quality control in the cytosol and the nucleus, but mRNA-mediated effects contribute more strongly to toxicity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Uncovering a ‘sensitive window’ of multisensory and motor neuroplasticity in the cerebrum and cerebellum of male and female starlings

    Jasmien Orije et al.
    Despite the structural sexual dimorphism in the song control system, both male and female starlings experience similar seasonal neuroplasticity in multisensory systems and cerebellum during the photosensitive phase, which acts as a sensitive window of plasticity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cortical signatures of precision grip force control in children, adolescents, and adults

    Mikkel Malling Beck et al.
    Precise motor control is supported by connectivity within a cortical grasping network from childhood to adulthood, but older individuals display more top-down control and superior motor performance compared to children.

Highlights

    1. Neuroscience

    Where ketamine and dopamine collide

    David J Marcus, Michael R Bruchas
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    Decoding the infrastructure of the cerebellum

    Willem S van Hoogstraten, Chris I De Zeeuw

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    Andrew J King
    University of Oxford, United Kingdom
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    Vollum Institute, United States
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    State University of New York Upstate Medical University, United States
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