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Journal Club Paper Archive 2007-2008

September 21, 2007

Kay Tye
Mo’ Neurons, Mo’ Memories
Localization of a Stable Neural Correlate of Associative Memory

Aaron Milstein
It’s Never too Late to be Wrong
Doubts about Quantal Analysis
Refuting: Fluctuating Responses at a Central Synapse
Nature news: Long-held Theory is in Danger of Losing its Nerve

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September 28, 2007

Selina Koch
Postsynaptic Decoding of Neural Activity: eEF2 as a Biochemical Sensor Coupling Miniature Synaptic Transmission to Local Protein Synthesis

Jennifer Li
Eternal Sunshine of the ZIP-ed Mind
Rapid Erasure of Long-Term Memory Associations in the Cortex by an Inhibitor of PKMζ

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October 5, 2007

Wendy Huang
Specialized Inhibitory Synaptic Actions Between Nearby Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons
Supplemental Article: Bypassing Interneurons: Inhibition in Neocortex

Danny Jones
You, too, can have an Out-of-Body Experience in the Comfort of Your Own Home.
The Experimental Induction of Out-of-Body Experiences

Video Ergo Sum: Manipulating Bodily Self-Consciousness

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October 12, 2007

Kris Bouchard
Tic-Toc, Tic-Toc...
Hebbian STDP in Mushroom Bodies Facilitates the Synchronous Flow of Olfactory Information in Locusts

Ben Cheyette
Rain Mouse: A New Mouse Genetic Model for Autism
A Neuroligin-3 Mutation Implicated in Autism Increases Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Mice

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October 19, 2007

Ervin Johnson
Cocaine Addiction, Slower and with more Intensity: LTP 'Lost in Translation'
Rapid Synthesis and Synaptic Insertion of GluR2 for mGluR-LTD in the Ventral Tegmental Area

Philip Sabes
How Neurons Match Up: Timing is Important - - It's Just not enough to Like the same Things.
Cortical Reorganization Consistent with Spike Timing--but not Correlation-Dependent Plasticity

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October 26, 2007

Annabelle Singer
No Immunity for the Brain: T-cells, and Spatial Learning
Immune Cells Contribute to the Maintenance of Neurogenesis and Spatial Learming in Adulthood

Yuriy Kirichok
One Voltage-Gated Ion Channel, How Many Pores?
A Voltage Sensor-Domain Protein Is a Voltage-Gated Proton Channel
Supporting online material

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November 9, 2007

Carleton Goold
Shine and Rise!
Neural Substrates of Awakening Probed with Optogenetic Control of Hypocretin Neurons

Mark von Zastrow
Built for Speed
Dynamic Scaffolding in a G Protein-Coupled Signaling System

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November 30, 2007

Leah McGuire
Attention all Monkeys
Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Control of Attention in the Prefrontal and Posteror Parietal Cortices

Zack Chadick
TMS: THe New Phase of Shock and Awe
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Elicits Coupled Neural and Hemodynamics Consequences

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December 7, 2007

Rochelle Urban
Control your Behavior
Histone Deacetylase 5 Epigenetically Controls Behavioral Adaptations to Chronic Emotional Stimuli

Anatol Kreitzer
Why do we Need Dopamine? Neuronal Adaptations in Parkinson's Disease Models.
Cholinergic Modulation of Kir2 Channels Selectively Elevates Dendritic Excitability in Straitopallidal Neurons

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January 18, 2008

Venu Nemani
Who Needs Glutamate Recptors Anyway?
Correction of Fragile X Syndrome in Mice

Fen-Biao Gao
Role of Knot in Dendritic Arbor
Knot/Collier and Cut Control Different Aspects of Dendrite Cytoskeleton and Synergize to Define Final Arbor Shape

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January 25, 2008

Carol Peebles
DISC1 Brakes for Adult Neuogenesis
Disrupted-In-Schizophrenia 1 Regulates Integration of Newly Generated Neurons in the Adult Brain

Stavros Lomvardas
Close Your Eyes, Relax, Quit Smoking and Accept my Paper: Hypnosis and Reviewer Persuasion
Mesmerizing Memories: Brain Substrates of Episodic Memory Suppression in Posthypnotic Amnesis

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February 8, 2008

Catherine Massaro
Maybe Fishing for Complements Isn’t Such a Good Idea After All
The Classsical Complement Cascade Mediates CNS Synapse Elimination

Ulrike Heberlein
Just What You Need for Grad School
Molecular Adaptations Underlying Susceptibility and Resistance to Social Defeat in Brain Reward Regions

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February 15, 2008

Amy Chang
Valium - Not Just for Anxiety Any More
Reversal of Pathological Pain through Specific Spinal GABA-A Receptor Subtypes

Julie Schnapf
Two Roads Diverged: Circuitry Explained
Signals and Noise in an Inhibitory Interneuron Diverge to Control Activity in Nearby Retinal Ganglion Cells

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February 22, 2008

Melinda Owens
One (Neuron) Really Can Make a Difference
Behavioural Report of Single Neuron Stimulaton in Somatosensory Cortex

Helen Shen
Location, Location, Location...and Timing
Reactivation of Experience-Dependent Cell Assembly Patterns in the Hippocampus

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February 29, 2008

Kimberly Kempadoo
Shaky Hands? Trade in Your Coffee Cup for an Electrode
Adenosine is Crucial for Deep Brain Stimulation--Mediated Attenuation of Tremor

Sam Pleasure
Is that a Hippocampus in Your Pocket, or are You Just Happy to See Me?
Lhx2 Selector Activity Specifies Cortical Identity and Suppresses Hippocampal Organizer Fate

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March 7, 2008

Derek Southwell
Cortical Plasticity: Waiting for the PSAn
Activity-Dependent PSA Expression Regulates Inhibitory Maturation and Onset of Critical Period Plastcity

Adam Gazzaley
I Need a Better Bouncer
Prefrontal Cortex and Basal Ganglia Control Access to Working Memory

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March 21, 2008

Cindy Yang
Nociceptive Neurons Protect Drosophila Larvae from Parasitoid Wasps

Christoph Schreiner
Monkeys Hear Voices too...
A Voice Region in the Monkey Brain

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April 11, 2008

Sharon Bergquist
Watch out NMDAR, mGluR's Barreling Through
Ongoing in Vivio Experience Triggers Synaptic Metaplasticity in the Neocortex

Mary Dallman
Nature & Nurture
Emotional Environments Retune the Valence of Appetitive Versus Fearful Function in Nucleus Accumbens

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April 25, 2008

Tim Warren
How Fish Swim: Imaging and Interfering with a Sensorimotor Transformation in Zebrafish
Control of Visually Guided Behavior by Distinct Populations of Spinal Projection Neurons

Nirao Shah
Lights, Camera, Action: The Love Song of the Fruitfly
Sex-Specific Control and Tuning of the Pattern Generator for Courtship Song in Drosophila

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May 2, 2008

Sally Chege
Could Pavlov's Dog be Hearing a Different Tune?
Aversive Learning Enhances Perceptual and Cortical Discrimination of Odor Cues

Erik Ullian
Let's Get Together and Feel Alright; Neuron to Astrocyte to Neuron Signaling Mediated by Endocannabinoids
Endocannabinoids Mediated Neuron-Astrocyte Communication

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May 16, 2008

Christine Fu
A Tasteblind Sweet Tooth: Why Is It So Hard to Stick to Your Diet?
Food Reward in the Absence of Taste Receptor Signaling

Susan Voglmaier
An HD Converter for the Antenna
Homeostatic Matching and Nonlinear Amplification at Indentified Central Synapses

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May 23, 2008

Ari Arrenberg
Let There be Light! Restoring Vision in Photoreceptor-Deficient Mice Using a Light Activated Channel
Light-Activated Channels Targetd to ON Bipolar Cells Restore Visual Function in Retinal Degeneration

Lennart Mucke
It's the Pits!
Endocytosis Is Required for Synaptic Activity-Dependent Release of Amyloid-β in Vivo
Supplemental Data

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May 30, 2008

John O'Leary
Free Your Will, and the Rest Will Follow
Unconscious Determinates of Free Decisions in the Human Brain
Manipulating the Experienced Onset on Intention after Action Execution

Michael Brainard
Who's On First?
Double Dissociation of 'What' and 'Where' Processing in Auditory Cotrex

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June 6, 2008

Darya Pino
Brain IRS2 Signaling Coordinates Life Span and Nutrient Homeostasis

David Gorczyca
Now Why Would You Go and Do a Thing Like That?
Spiking and Nonspiking classes of Oligodendrocyte Precursor Glia in CNS White Matter

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