Recent publications

Below are recent publications by Berkeley Neuroscience faculty. Click here to view all faculty publications on PubMed.

Imaging beta amyloid aggregation and iron accumulation in Alzheimer’s disease using quantitative susceptibility mapping MRI.

Imaging beta amyloid aggregation and iron accumulation in Alzheimer’s disease using quantitative susceptibility mapping MRI. Neuroimage. 2019 Feb 07;: Authors: Gong NJ, Dibb R, Bulk M, van der Weerd L, Liu C Abstract Beta amyloid is a protein fragment snipped from the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Aggregation of these peptides into amyloid plaques is one […]

Dopaminergic mechanisms underlying normal variation in trait anxiety.

Related Articles Dopaminergic mechanisms underlying normal variation in trait anxiety. J Neurosci. 2019 Feb 08;: Authors: Berry AS, White RL, Furman DJ, Naskolnakorn JR, Shah VD, D’Esposito M, Jagust WJ Abstract Trait anxiety has been associated with altered activity within corticolimbic pathways connecting the amygdala and rostral anterior cingulate cortex (rACC), which receive rich dopaminergic […]

Multi-atlas tool for automated segmentation of brain gray matter nuclei and quantification of their magnetic susceptibility.

Multi-atlas tool for automated segmentation of brain gray matter nuclei and quantification of their magnetic susceptibility. Neuroimage. 2019 Feb 06;: Authors: Li X, Chen L, Kutten K, Ceritoglu C, Li Y, Kang N, Hsu J, Qiao Y, Wei H, Liu C, Miller M, Mori S, Yousem DM, van Zijl P, Faria AV Abstract Quantification of […]

Binocular Eye Movements are Adapted to the Natural Environment.

Related Articles Binocular Eye Movements are Adapted to the Natural Environment. J Neurosci. 2019 Feb 07;: Authors: Gibaldi A, Banks MS Abstract Humans and many animals make frequent saccades requiring coordinated movements of the eyes. When landing on the new fixation point, the eyes must converge accurately or double images will be perceived. We asked […]

The navigational nose: a new hypothesis for the function of the human external pyramid.

Related Articles The navigational nose: a new hypothesis for the function of the human external pyramid. J Exp Biol. 2019 Feb 06;222(Pt Suppl 1): Authors: Jacobs LF Abstract One of the outstanding questions in evolution is why Homo erectus became the first primate species to evolve the external pyramid, i.e. an external nose. The accepted […]

Information integration in large brain networks.

Related Articles Information integration in large brain networks. PLoS Comput Biol. 2019 Feb 07;15(2):e1006807 Authors: Toker D, Sommer FT Abstract An outstanding problem in neuroscience is to understand how information is integrated across the many modules of the brain. While classic information-theoretic measures have transformed our understanding of feedforward information processing in the brain’s sensory […]

Multimodal LA-ICP-MS and nanoSIMS imaging enables copper mapping within photoreceptor megamitochondria in a zebrafish model of Menkes disease.

Related Articles Multimodal LA-ICP-MS and nanoSIMS imaging enables copper mapping within photoreceptor megamitochondria in a zebrafish model of Menkes disease. Metallomics. 2018 03 01;10(3):474-485 Authors: Ackerman CM, Weber PK, Xiao T, Thai B, Kuo TJ, Zhang E, Pett-Ridge J, Chang CJ Abstract Copper is essential for eukaryotic life, and animals must acquire this nutrient through […]

Goal-Oriented Attention Self-Regulation (GOALS) training in older adults.

Goal-Oriented Attention Self-Regulation (GOALS) training in older adults. Aging Ment Health. 2019 Feb 06;:1-10 Authors: Turner GR, Novakovic-Agopian T, Kornblith E, Adnan A, Madore M, Chen AJW, D’Esposito M Abstract OBJECTIVES: A common cognitive complaint of older adulthood is distractibility, or decline in ability to concentrate and maintain focus, yet few evidence-based interventions exist to […]

Causal Evidence for the Role of Neuronal Oscillations in Top-Down and Bottom-Up Attention.

Causal Evidence for the Role of Neuronal Oscillations in Top-Down and Bottom-Up Attention. J Cogn Neurosci. 2019 Feb 06;:1-12 Authors: Riddle J, Hwang K, Cellier D, Dhanani S, D’Esposito M Abstract Beta and gamma frequency neuronal oscillations have been implicated in top-down and bottom-up attention. In this study, we used rhythmic TMS to modulate ongoing […]