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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

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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

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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.

ERKquake in Noonan syndrome: one step closer to personalized medicine

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1627 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3879

Author: Mauro Costa-Mattioli

A study now provides proof of concept that restoration of Ras-Erk signaling during adulthood rescues cellular and cognitive phenotypes in mouse models of the genetic disorder Noonan syndrome.

Replay to remember: a boost from dopamine

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1629 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3875

Authors: Laura A Ewell & Stefan Leutgeb

A study links transient activation of the brain's reward system during a novel experience to frequent reactivation of memory traces during sleep and shows that artificial activation of the reward circuit can strengthen memories.

Cortical geography is destiny

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1631 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3877

Author: Charles E Connor

A study demonstrates that learning different character sets produces a repeatable arrangement of distinct cortical modules, suggesting that a preexisting cortical architecture is repurposed during learning.

Neuroscience: the next generation

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1633 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3874

Author: Sandra Aamodt

Paul Fatt 1924–2014

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1634 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3873

Authors: Stuart Cull-Candy & Jonathan Ashmore

Encoding of fear learning and memory in distributed neuronal circuits

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1644 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3869

Authors: Cyril Herry & Joshua P Johansen

Corrigendum: Autism spectrum disorder susceptibility gene TAOK2 affects basal dendrite formation in the neocortex

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1840 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1840a

Author: Froylan Calderon de Anda, Ana Lucia Rosario, Omer Durak, Tracy Tran, Johannes Gräff, Konstantinos Meletis, Damien Rei, Takahiro Soda, Ram Madabhushi, David D Ginty, Alex L Kolodkin & Li-Huei Tsai

Corrigendum: Direct gating and mechanical integrity of Drosophila auditory transducers require TRPN1

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1840 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1840b

Author: Thomas Effertz, Björn Nadrowski, David Piepenbrock, Jörg T Albert & Martin C Göpfert

Corrigendum: Dopamine restores reward prediction errors in old age

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1840 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1840c

Author: Rumana Chowdhury, Marc Guitart-Masip, Christian Lambert, Peter Dayan, Quentin Huys, Emrah Düzel & Raymond J Dolan

Erratum: Dopamine signals mimic reward prediction errors

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1840 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1840d

Author: Geoffrey Schoenbaum, Guillem R Esber & Mihaela D Iordanova

Erratum: Best-laid schemes for interneuron origin of mice and men

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1840 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1840e

Author: Zoltán Molnár & Simon J B Butt

Erratum: Betaine acts on a ligand-gated ion channel in the nervous system of the nematode C. elegans

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1840 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1840f

Author: Aude S Peden, Patrick Mac, You-Jun Fei, Cecilia Castro, Guoliang Jiang, Kenneth J Murfitt, Eric A Miska, Julian L Griffin, Vadivel Ganapathy & Erik M Jorgensen

Corrigendum: Parallel states of pathological Wnt signaling in neonatal brain injury and colon cancer

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1841 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1841a

Author: Stephen P J Fancy, Emily P Harrington, Sergio E Baranzini, John C Silbereis, Lawrence R Shiow, Tracy J Yuen, Eric J Huang, Stavros Lomvardas & David H Rowitch

Corrigendum: Nuclear BK channels regulate gene expression via the control of nuclear calcium signaling

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1841 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1841b

Author: Boxing Li, Wei Jie, Lianyan Huang, Peng Wei, Shuji Li, Zhengyi Luo, Allyson K Friedman, Andrea L Meredith, Ming-Hu Han, Xin-Hong Zhu & Tian-Ming Gao

Corrigendum: miR-92a regulates expression of synaptic GluA1-containing AMPA receptors during homeostatic scaling

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1841 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1841c

Author: Mathieu Letellier, Sara Elramah, Magali Mondin, Anaïs Soula, Andrew Penn, Daniel Choquet, Marc Landry, Olivier Thoumine & Alexandre Favereaux

Corrigendum: The GABAergic parafacial zone is a medullary slow wave sleep–promoting center

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Nature Neuroscience 17, 1841 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn1214-1841d

Author: Christelle Anaclet, Loris Ferrari, Elda Arrigoni, Caroline E Bass, Clifford B Saper, Jun Lu & Patrick M Fuller

Pathological circuit function underlying addiction and anxiety disorders

Neuroscience in the News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:00am

Nature Neuroscience 17, 1635 (2014). doi:10.1038/nn.3849

Authors: Andreas Lüthi & Christian Lüscher

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