Sensory and Motor Systems
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.
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.
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.
Confocal image of a brain section containing the somatosensory (barrel) cortex from a transgenic mouse.
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 expressing CaMKIIα-ChR2-eYFP along its somatic membrane and dendrites.
This image shows a section of postnatal day 7 mouse olfactory bulb in which plasmids encoding fluorescent proteins were introduced at embryonic day 11 with in utero electroporation.
Omri Nachmani and Gunnar Blohm talk about their paper on how sensorimotor prediction and uncertainty modulate oculomotor tracking behavior, and share their thoughts on publishing through the Registered Report format.
PhD Candidate Victoria Jensen and Dr. Steven Crone tell the story behind their eNeuro paper that showed that glutamatergic V2a neurons participate in a circuit that serves to constrain the activity of accessory respiratory muscles so that they are active only when needed.
Authors show that although handedness impacts the accuracy of hand movement control, it has virtually no influence on the ability to predict the visual consequences of hand movements.
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