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By SfN Staff
April 7, 2022

The authors target an important question in the field of neurobiology of obesity and their results suggest a dimorphic response to female animals.

Results of this study suggest that decreased responding to food-associated cues when food becomes less desirable are due to changes in the excitability of neurons in the nucleus accumbens.
By Yavin Shaham
January 23, 2020

Results of this study suggest that decreased responding to food-associated cues when food becomes less desirable are due to changes in the excitability of neurons in the nucleus accumbens.

Authors tested whether native English-speaking adults could learn a second, visually atypical writing system, HouseFont, and used neuroimaging data to assess the location of any learning effects.
By Rosalind S.E. Carney, DPhil
June 20, 2019

Authors tested whether native English-speaking adults could learn a second, visually atypical writing system, HouseFont, and used neuroimaging data to assess the location of any learning effects.

Authors provide the first functional description of the emergence of neocortical fast ripples in hippocampal epilepsy and show that cross-frequency coupling might be a fundamental mechanism underlying the spreading of epileptic activity.
By William Stacey, MD, PhD
June 13, 2019

Authors provide the first functional description of the emergence of neocortical fast ripples in hippocampal epilepsy and show that cross-frequency coupling might be a fundamental mechanism underlying the spreading of epileptic activity.

Authors show that excitation and inhibition of pyramidal neurons in different basolateral amygdala subdivisions promote auditory fear memory formation.
By Rosalind S.E. Carney, DPhil
April 18, 2019

Authors show that excitation and inhibition of pyramidal neurons in different basolateral amygdala subdivisions promote auditory fear memory formation.

Authors used a novel method to show that selectively activating cholecystokinin-expressing GABAergic neurons subtly affects emotional behavior but surprisingly enhances multiple memory and cognitive processes.
By Thomas J. McHugh, PhD
April 4, 2019

Authors used a novel method to show that selectively activating cholecystokinin-expressing GABAergic neurons subtly affects emotional behavior but surprisingly enhances multiple memory and cognitive processes.

Authors identify capsaicin receptor TRPV1 as a key regulator of Ca2+ entry into axoplasm that is required for developmental degeneration modeled by NGF withdrawal from sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglion in vitro.
By Jeffery L. Twiss, M.D., Ph.D.
March 7, 2019

Authors identify capsaicin receptor TRPV1 as a key regulator of Ca2+ entry into axoplasm that is required for developmental degeneration modeled by NGF withdrawal from sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglion in vitro.

Authors describes an unexpected effect of in utero electroporation of plasmid DNA on the distribution of microglia within the developing forebrain.
By Orly Reiner
January 24, 2019

Authors describe an unexpected effect of in utero electroporation of plasmid DNA on the distribution of microglia within the developing forebrain.

Authors addressed the question 'what, if anything, is rodent prefrontal cortex?' by carrying out a survey of prefrontal cortex researchers and uncovered points of agreement as well as differences in regard to what brain areas constitute "prefrontal cortex" in rodents."
By Mark G. Baxter
December 5, 2018

Authors addressed the question 'what, if anything, is rodent prefrontal cortex?' by carrying out a survey of prefrontal cortex researchers and uncovered points of agreement as well as differences in regard to what brain areas constitute "prefrontal cortex" in rodents."

Authors show that axons of inhibitory neurons have distinctive structural and molecular features that contrast with those of the majority of myelinated excitatory axons in human neocortex.
By Rosalind S.E. Carney, DPhil
November 29, 2018

Authors show that axons of inhibitory neurons have distinctive structural and molecular features that contrast with those of the majority of myelinated excitatory axons in human neocortex.