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ErbB4 regulation of a thalamic reticular nucleus circuit for sensory selection

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3897

Authors: Sandra Ahrens, Santiago Jaramillo, Kai Yu, Sanchari Ghosh, Ga-Ram Hwang, Raehum Paik, Cary Lai, Miao He, Z Josh Huang & Bo Li

A region-specific neurogenesis mode requires migratory progenitors in the Drosophila visual system

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3896

Authors: Holger Apitz & Iris Salecker

Developmental regulation of human cortex transcription and its clinical relevance at single base resolution

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3898

Authors: Andrew E Jaffe, Jooheon Shin, Leonardo Collado-Torres, Jeffrey T Leek, Ran Tao, Chao Li, Yuan Gao, Yankai Jia, Brady J Maher, Thomas M Hyde, Joel E Kleinman & Daniel R Weinberger

Early depolarizing GABA controls critical-period plasticity in the rat visual cortex

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3890

Authors: Gabriele Deidda, Manuela Allegra, Chiara Cerri, Shovan Naskar, Guillaume Bony, Giulia Zunino, Yuri Bozzi, Matteo Caleo & Laura Cancedda

PlexinA1 is a new Slit receptor and mediates axon guidance function of Slit C-terminal fragments

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3893

Authors: Céline Delloye-Bourgeois, Arnaud Jacquier, Camille Charoy, Florie Reynaud, Homaira Nawabi, Karine Thoinet, Karine Kindbeiter, Yutaka Yoshida, Yvrick Zagar, Youxin Kong, Yvonne E Jones, Julien Falk, Alain Chédotal & Valérie Castellani

Cell-specific STORM super-resolution imaging reveals nanoscale organization of cannabinoid signaling

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3892

Authors: Barna Dudok, László Barna, Marco Ledri, Szilárd I Szabó, Eszter Szabadits, Balázs Pintér, Stephen G Woodhams, Christopher M Henstridge, Gyula Y Balla, Rita Nyilas, Csaba Varga, Sang-Hun Lee, Máté Matolcsi, Judit Cervenak, Imre Kacskovics, Masahiko Watanabe, Claudia Sagheddu, Miriam Melis, Marco Pistis, Ivan Soltesz & István Katona

Synaptic and circuit mechanisms promoting broadband transmission of olfactory stimulus dynamics

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3895

Authors: Katherine I Nagel, Elizabeth J Hong & Rachel I Wilson

Retinal output changes qualitatively with every change in ambient illuminance

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3891

Authors: Alexandra Tikidji-Hamburyan, Katja Reinhard, Hartwig Seitter, Anahit Hovhannisyan, Christopher A Procyk, Annette E Allen, Martin Schenk, Robert J Lucas & Thomas A Münch

PIEZO2 is required for mechanotransduction in human stem cell–derived touch receptors

Nature Neuroscience - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3894

Authors: Katrin Schrenk-Siemens, Hagen Wende, Vincenzo Prato, Kun Song, Charlotte Rostock, Alexander Loewer, Jochen Utikal, Gary R Lewin, Stefan G Lechner & Jan Siemens

Neuronal encoding of the switch from specific to generalized fear

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3888

Authors: Supriya Ghosh & Sumantra Chattarji

A novel role for visual perspective cues in the neural computation of depth

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3889

Authors: HyungGoo R Kim, Dora E Angelaki & Gregory C DeAngelis

Impaired spatial selectivity and intact phase precession in two-dimensional virtual reality

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3884

Authors: Zahra M Aghajan, Lavanya Acharya, Jason J Moore, Jesse D Cushman, Cliff Vuong & Mayank R Mehta

Selective conversion of fibroblasts into peripheral sensory neurons

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3887

Authors: Joel W Blanchard, Kevin T Eade, Attila Szűcs, Valentina Lo Sardo, Rachel K Tsunemoto, Daniel Williams, Pietro Paolo Sanna & Kristin K Baldwin

A learning-based approach to artificial sensory feedback leads to optimal integration

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3883

Authors: Maria C Dadarlat, Joseph E O'Doherty & Philip N Sabes

Modeling pain in vitro using nociceptor neurons reprogrammed from fibroblasts

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3886

Authors: Brian J Wainger, Elizabeth D Buttermore, Julia T Oliveira, Cassidy Mellin, Seungkyu Lee, Wardiya Afshar Saber, Amy J Wang, Justin K Ichida, Isaac M Chiu, Lee Barrett, Eric A Huebner, Canan Bilgin, Naomi Tsujimoto, Christian Brenneis, Kush Kapur, Lee L Rubin, Kevin Eggan & Clifford J Woolf

Columnar organization of spatial phase in visual cortex

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3878

Authors: Yushi Wang, Jianzhong Jin, Jens Kremkow, Reza Lashgari, Stanley J Komban & Jose M Alonso

Unbiased classification of sensory neuron types by large-scale single-cell RNA sequencing

Nature Neuroscience - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience. doi:10.1038/nn.3881

Authors: Dmitry Usoskin, Alessandro Furlan, Saiful Islam, Hind Abdo, Peter Lönnerberg, Daohua Lou, Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Jesper Haeggström, Olga Kharchenko, Peter V Kharchenko, Sten Linnarsson & Patrik Ernfors

Nature Neuroscience celebrates its 200th issue

Neuroscience in the News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience 17, 1623 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3885

December 2014 marks the 200th issue of Nature Neuroscience. We reflect on the history of the journal and the field.

Flavanol-rich food for thought

Neuroscience in the News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience 17, 1624 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3876

Authors: Judy Pa & Adam Gazzaley

A randomized clinical trial in older adults shows that high dietary intake of cocoa flavanols enhances memory performance on an object-recognition task and neural activity as assessed by functional magnetic resonance imaging in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus, a region that is critical for learning and memory.

Reading dendritic activity with gap junctions

Neuroscience in the News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience 17, 1625 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3880

Authors: Frederic Lanore & R Angus Silver

Patch-clamp recordings and imaging in retina show that electrical synapses between dendrites of neighboring ganglion cells transform spatial patterns of light activated synaptic input into a temporal population code.

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