Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4476
Authors: Thomas C Fung, Christine A Olson & Elaine Y Hsiao
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4477
Authors: Valentin A Pavlov & Kevin J Tracey
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4475
Authors: Marco Prinz & Josef Priller
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4479
Authors: Wei Li, Lei Ma, Guang Yang & Wen-Biao Gan
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4496
We present a special set of Review articles on neuroimmune communication that highlight how the immune system and nervous system are anatomically connected, mechanistically communicate and reciprocally influence the other's function.
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4472
Authors: Gareth R I Barker, Paul J Banks, Hannah Scott, G Scott Ralph, Kyriacos A Mitrophanous, Liang-Fong Wong, Zafar I Bashir, James B Uney & E Clea Warburton
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4470
Authors: Tamara B Franklin, Bianca A Silva, Zinaida Perova, Livia Marrone, Maria E Masferrer, Yang Zhan, Angie Kaplan, Louise Greetham, Violaine Verrechia, Andreas Halman, Sara Pagella, Alexei L Vyssotski, Anna Illarionova, Valery Grinevich, Tiago Branco & Cornelius T Gross
Modulation of excitation on parvalbumin interneurons by neuroligin-3 regulates the hippocampal network
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4471
Authors: Jai S Polepalli, Hemmings Wu, Debanjan Goswami, Casey H Halpern, Thomas C Südhof & Robert C Malenka
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4469
Authors: Ikuko T Smith, Leah B Townsend, Ruth Huh, Hongtu Zhu & Spencer L Smith
Nature Neuroscience 20, 1 (2017). doi:10.1038/nn.4460
Authors: Alfredo Gonzalez-Sulser & Matthew F Nolan
Grid-firing fields of neurons in the entorhinal cortex are thought to require inputs encoding running speed. Glutamatergic projections from the medial septum may be one of the inputs that provide these speed signals.
Nature Neuroscience 20, 2 (2017). doi:10.1038/nn.4456
Author: Richard D Palmiter
Recent studies reveal several groups of neurons that become activated upon anticipation or consumption of meals. These neurons constitute key components of the complex feedback system that prevents continuous feeding by mice.
Nature Neuroscience 20, 4 (2017). doi:10.1038/nn.4461
Authors: Jinho Kim & S Andrew Hires
A new study finds that a major population of output cells in primary motor cortex suppresses movement and behavioral engagement.
Nature Neuroscience 20, 6 (2017). doi:10.1038/nn.4455
Author: Peter E Latham
An elegant study answers a long-standing question: how do correlations arise in large, highly interconnected networks of neurons? The answer represents a major step forward in our understanding of spiking networks in the brain.
Nature Neuroscience 20, 8 (2017). doi:10.1038/nn.4466
Authors: Eva Zita Patai & Hugo J Spiers
Evidence reveals that humans share remarkably similar patterns of event-specific neural activity during spontaneous spoken recall. Posterior medial cortex appears to play a key role in transforming experience into memory.
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4467
Authors: Kathleen B Quast, Kevin Ung, Emmanouil Froudarakis, Longwen Huang, Isabella Herman, Angela P Addison, Joshua Ortiz-Guzman, Keith Cordiner, Peter Saggau, Andreas S Tolias & Benjamin R Arenkiel
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4468
Authors: Arielle Tambini, Ulrike Rimmele, Elizabeth A Phelps & Lila Davachi
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4465
Authors: Pierre-Yves Jacob, Giulio Casali, Laure Spieser, Hector Page, Dorothy Overington & Kate Jeffery
We investigated how landmarks influence the brain's computation of head direction and found that in a bidirectionally symmetrical environment, some neurons in dysgranular retrosplenial cortex showed bidirectional firing patterns. This indicates dominance of neural activity by local environmental cues even when these conflicted with the global head direction signal. It suggests a mechanism for associating landmarks to or dissociating them from the head direction signal, according to their directional stability and/or utility.
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4464
Authors: Jacob M Olson, Kanyanat Tongprasearth & Douglas A Nitz
Flexible navigation demands knowledge of boundaries, routes and their relationships. Within a multi-path environment, a subpopulation of subiculum neurons robustly encoded the axis of travel. The firing of axis-tuned neurons peaked bimodally, at head orientations 180° apart. Environmental manipulations showed these neurons to be anchored to environmental boundaries but to lack axis tuning in an open arena. Axis-tuned neurons thus provide a powerful mechanism for mapping relationships between routes and the larger environmental context.
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4458
Authors: Elseline Hoekzema, Erika Barba-Müller, Cristina Pozzobon, Marisol Picado, Florencio Lucco, David García-García, Juan Carlos Soliva, Adolf Tobeña, Manuel Desco, Eveline A Crone, Agustín Ballesteros, Susanna Carmona & Oscar Vilarroya
Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.4463
Authors: Takashi Matsuda, Takeshi Y Hiyama, Fumio Niimura, Taiji Matsusaka, Akiyoshi Fukamizu, Kenta Kobayashi, Kazuto Kobayashi & Masaharu Noda