Sensory and Motor Systems

By SfN Staff
June 20, 2024

To assess neural activity during mouse tasting behavior, a calcium indicator (green) and a red fluorescent protein (magenta) were expressed in the locus coeruleus.

By SfN Staff
May 30, 2024

Pictured are proprioceptive sensory afferents and Atoh1-lineage neurons in the lower thoracic mouse spinal cord.

By SfN Staff
May 2, 2024

Dr. Naoki Shigematsu talks about how his research interests led him to Dr. Takaichi Fukuda’s lab where he investigated the under-explored anterolateral barrel subfield and discusses the findings of his paper.

By SfN Staff
March 14, 2024

Co-first authors Drs. Krishnakanth Kondabolu and Natalie Doig discuss how they overcame barriers from COVID lockdowns to collaborate, bridging together multiple techniques to map out and describe a precise connection between the subthalamic nucleus and the striatum.

headshot Dr. Mahima Sharma
By SfN Staff
November 9, 2023

Dr. Mahima Sharma, currently advancing her research career at the Buck Institute, emphasizes how interdisciplinary collaboration is critical for extending benchwork science translatability as we discuss her recent first author eNeuro publication.

image showing a reconstructed drawing of photoreceptor
By SfN Staff
October 19, 2023

This image shows 3D reconstructions of Little skate photoreceptor terminals (orange) and postsynaptic partners (yellow and blue) obtained from serial block-face electron microscopy data.

By SfN Staff
October 12, 2023

Dr. Hugo Calligaro, currently in the lab of Dr. Satchidananda Panda at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, tells us about his interest in circadian rhythms and discusses the unexpected findings from his recent first author publication.

By SfN Staff
September 14, 2023

Confocal image of a brain section containing the somatosensory (barrel) cortex from a transgenic mouse.

line drawing of brain inside side view of head with green background
By SfN Staff
July 21, 2022

The authors show that voltage-gated sodium channels in vomeronasal sensory neurons undergo slow inactivation and this can contribute to the spike adaption caused by repeated stimuli.

A confocal image showing a neuron, likely a fusiform cell, at the dorsal cochlear nucleus of a coronal slice from a mouse
By SfN Staff
March 18, 2021

A confocal image showing a neuron, likely a fusiform cell, at the dorsal cochlear nucleus of a coronal slice from a mouse expressing CaMKIIα-ChR2-eYFP along its somatic membrane and dendrites.