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Must-Read Neural Circuit Papers in October 2017

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 11.01.2017
October brought with it cooler air and many more amazing neural circuit papers! Three of the papers on our must-read list used Inscopix nVista technology in freely ...
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Two Blockbuster Papers use Inscopix Tech to Probe the Neural Basis of ...

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 10.30.2017
How do our brains represent the most basic of social cues, like whether a member of our species is male or female? This is a question two labs have been asking in mice, ...
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Ed Boyden: Creating Tools and Disrupting Neuroscience

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 10.25.2017
“I think we ought to integrate the maps of the brain, the dynamics of the brain, and the ability to control the brain into single coherent datasets” ~ Ed Boyden, MIT ...
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Social Experience as the Sculptor of Conspecific Sex Representation ...

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 10.19.2017
A mouse’s ability to differentiate male mice from female mice results from neural circuits that are hardwired in the hypothalamus of the brain, or at least that’s what ...
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Must-Read Neural Circuit Papers in September 2017

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 10.02.2017
September went by way too quickly, but at least there was plenty of great neural circuit research published in September to read. Congrats to all the authors! There are ...
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Imaging Apical Dendrites of Layer 5 Corticospinal Neurons Controlling ...

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 09.21.2017
Sitting in a movie theater, we eat buttered popcorn from a bag with eyes fixed on the giant screen in front of us. Our hands move from bag to mouth without much ...
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Ed Callaway on Mapping Brain Connectivity, Mentorship, and the Dream ...

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 09.20.2017
About ten years ago a group of neuroscientists led by Professor Ed Callaway realized they would soon be able to label all the presynaptic inputs to an individual neuron ...
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Ready-to-Image Virus for Neural Circuit Research

  • Swagata Basu |
  • 09.19.2017
Virus vectors are promising tools for delivering genes to the nervous system and are used for introducing genes which, when expressed, allow for the manipulation and ...
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Must-Read Neural Circuit Papers in August 2017

  • Jami L. Milton, PhD |
  • 09.01.2017
For August, we selected 10 papers that cover the circuit mechanisms involved in a full spectrum of behaviors, including feeding, moving, sleeping, socializing, ...
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Hidden deep in the brain, a map that guides animals' movements

  • Anne Holden |
  • 08.30.2017
New research has revealed that deep in the brain, in a structure called striatum, all possible movements that an animal can do are represented in a map of neural ...
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