Journal Club 2015

  • 2015/12/15
Primary motor cortex of the parkinsonian monkey: altered encoding of active movement (2015).  
Benjamin Pasquereau, Mahlon R. DeLong, Robert S. Turner. Brain. 
  • 2015/11/17
Multisensory Signaling Shapes Vestibulo-Motor Circuit Specificity (2015). Emanuela Basaldella, Aya Takeoka, Markus Sigrist, Silvia Arber. Cell 163(2), 301–312
  • 2015/11/10
Thalamic control of sensory selection in divided attention (2015). Ralf D. Wimmer, L. Ian Schmitt, Thomas J. Davidson, Miho Nakajima, Karl Deisseroth & Michael M. Halassa. Nature 526, 705–709
  • 2015/10/13
Spinal Locomotor Circuits Develop Using Hierarchical Rules Based on Motorneuron Position and Identity (2015). Christopher A. Hinckley, William A. Alaynick, Benjamin W. Gallarda, Marito Hayashi, Kathryn L. Hilde, Shawn P. Driscoll, Joseph D. Dekker, Haley O. Tucker, Tatyana O. Sharpee, Samuel L. Pfaff Neuron, 87(5), 1008–1021
  • 2015/10/6
SCellular evidence for efference copy in Drosophila visuomotor processing (2015).
Kim AJ, Fitzgerald JK, Maimon G Nat Neurosci.18(9):1247-55. doi: 10.1038/nn.4083. Epub 2015 Aug 3.
  • 2015/9/29
Targeted, activity-dependent spinal stimulation produces long-lasting motor recovery in chronic cervical spinal cord injury (2015).
Jacob G. McPherson, Robert R. Miller, and Steve I. Perlmutter doi: 10.1073/pnas.1505383112, PNAS September 14, 2015
  • 2015/9/15
Motor Neuron Pools of Synergistic Thigh Muscles Share Most of Their Synaptic Input (2015). Christopher M. Laine, Eduardo Martinez-Valdes, Deborah Falla, Frank Mayer, and Dario Farina,
J.Neurosci, 35(35): 12207-12216; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0240-15.2015
  • 2015/9/1
Primacy of Flexor Locomotor Pattern Revealed by Ancestral Reversion of Motor Neuron Identity.(2015)
Timothy A. Machado, Eftychios Pnevmatikakis, Liam Paninski, Thomas M. Jessell, Andrew Miri Volume 162, Issue 2, p338–350 DOI:
  • 2015/8/25
Single-cell–initiated monosynaptic tracing reveals layer-specific cortical network modules (2015)
Adrian Wertz, Stuart Trenholm, Keisuke Yonehara, Daniel Hillier, Zoltan Raics, Marcus Leinweber, Gergely Szalay, Alexander Ghanem, Georg Keller, Balázs Rózsa, Karl-Klaus Conzelmann, Botond Roska
Science, Vol. 349 no. 6243 pp. 70-74,DOI: 10.1126/science.aab1687
  • 2015/8/18
Activity Regulates the Incidence of Heteronymous Sensory-Motor Connections
​ (2015)​ 
Alana I. Mendelsohn, Christian M. Simon, L.F. Abbott, George Z. Mentis, Thomas M. Jessellcorrespondenceemail
​Neuron, Volume 87, Issue 1, p111–123,  ​ 
  • 2015/8/11
Pathway-specific reorganization of projection neurons in somatosensory cortex during learning (2015) 
Jerry L Chen, David J Margolis, Atanas Stankov, Lazar T Sumanovski, Bernard L Schneider & Fritjof Helmchen 
Nature Neuroscience 18, 1101–1108, doi:10.1038/nn.4046
  • 2015/6/16
    A top-down cortical circuit for accurate sensory perception.Manita et al. (2015) Neuron 86, 1304-1314
  • 2015/6/9
    Chiara Varazzani, Aurore San-Galli, Sophie Gilardeau, and Sebastien Bouret (2015) Noradrenaline and Dopamine Neurons in the Reward/Effort Trade-Off: A Direct Electrophysiological Comparison in Behaving Monkeys. J Neurosci, 35(20): 7866-7877.
  • 2015/6/4
    EJ Kim, M Park, MS Kong, SG Park, J Cho, JJ Kim (2015) Alterations of Hippocampal Place Cells in Foraging Rats Facing a “Predatory” Threat. Current Biology, 25 (10), 1362–1367.
  • 2015/5/28
    Aflalo T, Kellis S, Klaes C, Lee B, Shi Y, Pejsa K, Shanfield K, Hayes-Jackson S, Aisen M, Heck C, Liu C, Andersen RA. Decoding motor imagery from the posterior parietal cortex of a  tetraplegic human. 
    Science  2015 May 22;348(6237):906-10.
  • 2015/5/21
    Bruno AM, Frost WN, Humphries MD. Modular deconstruction reveals the dynamical and physical building blocks of a locomotion motor program. Neuron. 2015 Apr 8;86(1):304-18.
  • 2015/5/14
    de Hemptinne C, Swann NC, Ostrem JL, Ryapolova-Webb ES, San Luciano M, Galifianakis NB, Starr PA. Therapeutic deep brain stimulation reduces cortical phase-amplitude coupling in Parkinson's disease. Nat Neurosci. 2015 May;18(5):779-86.
  • 2015/5/7
    Tauste Campo A, Martinez-Garcia M, Nácher V, Luna R, Romo R, Deco G. 
    Task-driven intra- and interarea communications in primate cerebral cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 14;112(15):4761-6.
  • 2015/4/30
    Beliez L, Barrière G, Bertrand SS, Cazalets JR. Origin of Thoracic Spinal Network Activity during Locomotor-Like Activity in the Neonatal Rat. J Neurosci. 2015 Apr 15;35(15):6117-30. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4145-14.2015.
  • 2015/4/23
    Kim SS, Gomez-Ramirez M, Thakur PH, Hsiao SS. Multimodal Interactions between Proprioceptive and Cutaneous Signals in Primary Somatosensory Cortex. Neuron. 2015 Apr 8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.020. [Epub ahead of print]
  • 2015/4/16
    Biane JS, Scanziani M, Tuszynski MH, Conner JM. Motor Cortex Maturation Is Associated with Reductions in Recurrent Connectivity among Functional Subpopulations and Increases in Intrinsic Excitability. J Neurosci. 2015 Mar 18;35(11):4719-28.
  • 2015/4/9
    Ocaña, F. M., Suryanarayana, S. M., Saitoh, K., Kardamakis, A. A., Capantini, L., Robertson, B., & Grillner, S. (2015). The Lamprey Pallium Provides a Blueprint of the Mammalian Motor Projections from Cortex. Current Biology25(4), 413–423.
  • 2015/4/2
    Li, N., Chen, T.-W., Guo, Z. V., Gerfen, C. R., & Svoboda, K. (2015). A motor cortex circuit for motor planning and movement. Nature519(7541), 51–6.
  • 2015/3/19
    • Nakayama, Y., Yokoyama, O. & Hoshi, E. Distinct neuronal organizations of the caudal cingulate motor area and supplementary motor area in monkeys for ipsilateral and contralateral hand movements. J Neurophysiol jn.00854.2014 (2015). doi:10.1152/jn.00854.2014
    • Callier, T., Saal, H. P., Davis-Berg, E. C. & Bensmaia, S. J. Kinematics of unconstrained tactile texture exploration. J Neurophysiol jn.00703.2014 (2015). doi:10.1152/jn.00703.2014
    • McManus, L. M., Hu, X., Rymer, W. Z., Lowery, M. M. & Suresh, N. L. Changes in motor unit behavior following isometric fatigue of the first dorsal interosseous muscle. J Neurophysiol jn.00146.2015 (2015). doi:10.1152/jn.00146.2015
    • Lu, Y. et al. Optogenetically-Induced Spatiotemporal Gamma Oscillations and Neuronal Spiking Activity in Primate Motor Cortex. J Neurophysiol jn.00792.2014 (2015). doi:10.1152/jn.00792.2014
  • 2015/3/12
    Goetz, C., Pivetta, C., & Arber, S. (2015). Distinct limb and trunk premotor circuits establish laterality in the spinal cord. Neuron85(1), 131–44.
  • 2015/2/26
    Jiang, J., & Alstermark, B. (2015). Not GABA But Glycine Mediates Segmental, Propriospinal, and Bulbospinal Postsynaptic Inhibition in Adult Mouse Spinal Forelimb Motor Neurons. J Neurosci35(5), 1991–8.
  • 2015/2/19
    Bourane, S., Grossmann, K. S., Britz, O., Dalet, A., Del Barrio, M. G., Stam, F. J., … Goulding, M. (2015). Identification of a Spinal Circuit for Light Touch and Fine Motor Control. Cell160(3), 503–515.
  • 2015/2/12
    Minev IR, Musienko P, Hirsch A, Barraud Q, Wenger N, Moraud EM, Gandar J, Capogrosso M, Milekovic T, Asboth L, Torres RF, Vachicouras N, Liu Q, Pavlova N, Duis S, Larmagnac A, Vörös J, Micera S, Suo Z, Courtine G, Lacour SP. Biomaterials. Electronic dura mater for long-term multimodal neural interfaces. Science. 2015 Jan 9;347(6218):159-63.
  • 2015/2/5
    Akay T, Tourtellotte WG, Arber S, Jessell TM. Degradation of mouse locomotor pattern in the absence of proprioceptive sensory feedback.
    PNAS 2014 Nov 25;111(47):16877-82.
  • 2015/1/29
    Steele KM, Tresch MC, Perreault EJ.Consequences of biomechanically constrained tasks in the design and interpretation of synergy analyses.
    J Neurophysiol. 2015 Jan 14 [Epub ahead of print]
  • 2015/1/22
    Santana MB, Halje P, Simplício H, Richter U, Freire MA, Petersson P, Fuentes R, Nicolelis MA. Spinal cord stimulation alleviates motor deficits in a primate model of Parkinson disease. Neuron. 2014 Nov 19;84(4):716-22. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.08.061. Epub 2014 Oct 30.