Neuroscience

Neuroscience

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Latest articles

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    Apical length governs computational diversity of layer 5 pyramidal neurons

    Alessandro R Galloni et al.
    Layer 5 pyramidal neurons vary substantially in dendritic excitability between primary and secondary visual cortex, likely due to a counterintuitive amplifying effect of long apical dendrites.
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    Tuning of feedforward control enables stable muscle force-length dynamics after loss of autogenic proprioceptive feedback

    Joanne C Gordon et al.
    Running guinea fowl maintain stable running after loss of the stretch reflex in a major ankle extensor muscle, by increasing feedforward muscle activation to maintain ankle stiffness and work output.
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    Vestigial auriculomotor activity indicates the direction of auditory attention in humans

    Daniel J Strauss et al.
    Recordings of ear muscles in humans show that ears attempt to pivot in the direction that requires attention.
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    Automated task training and longitudinal monitoring of mouse mesoscale cortical circuits using home cages

    Timothy H Murphy et al.
    A new methodology and protocol use automated brain imaging and task training technology to probe links between behavior and mouse cortical circuits.
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    Temperature compensation in a small rhythmic circuit

    Leandro M Alonso, Eve Marder
    Computational models demonstrate that circuit resilience to temperature perturbations are associated with smooth transitions between cellular mechanisms as the contributions of different currents are altered while activity is maintained.
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    Global sleep homeostasis reflects temporally and spatially integrated local cortical neuronal activity

    Christopher W Thomas et al.
    The global sleep homeostatic process tracks sleep-wake history by integrating local cortical neuronal activity over time and space, rather than directly reflecting changes in specific homeostatically regulated physiological variables.
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    Fast and reversible neural inactivation in macaque cortex by optogenetic stimulation of GABAergic neurons

    Abhishek De et al.
    Optogenetic activation of cortical GABAergic cells in macaques yields robust and reversible behavioral deficits.

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