Recent publications

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

Cracking the Function of Layers in the Sensory Cortex.

Cracking the Function of Layers in the Sensory Cortex. Neuron. 2018 Dec 05;100(5):1028-1043 Authors: Adesnik H, Naka A Abstract Understanding how cortical activity generates sensory perceptions requires a detailed dissection of the function of cortical layers. Despite our relatively extensive knowledge of their anatomy and wiring, we have a limited grasp of what each layer […]

Localizing proton-mediated inhibitory feedback at the retinal horizontal cell-cone synapse with genetically-encoded pH probes.

Related Articles Localizing proton-mediated inhibitory feedback at the retinal horizontal cell-cone synapse with genetically-encoded pH probes. J Neurosci. 2018 Nov 30;: Authors: Beckwith-Cohen B, Holzhausen LC, Wang TM, Rajappa R, Kramer RH Abstract Lateral inhibition in the vertebrate retina depends on a negative feedback synapse between horizontal cells (HCs) and rod and cone photoreceptors. A […]

A Neural Circuit Mechanism for Encoding Aversive Stimuli in the Mesolimbic Dopamine System.

Related Articles A Neural Circuit Mechanism for Encoding Aversive Stimuli in the Mesolimbic Dopamine System. Neuron. 2018 Nov 19;: Authors: de Jong JW, Afjei SA, Pollak Dorocic I, Peck JR, Liu C, Kim CK, Tian L, Deisseroth K, Lammel S Abstract Ventral tegmental area (VTA) dopamine (DA) neurons play a central role in mediating motivated […]

Human Scene-Selective Areas Represent 3D Configurations of Surfaces.

Related Articles Human Scene-Selective Areas Represent 3D Configurations of Surfaces. Neuron. 2018 Nov 16;: Authors: Lescroart MD, Gallant JL Abstract It has been argued that scene-selective areas in the human brain represent both the 3D structure of the local visual environment and low-level 2D features (such as spatial frequency) that provide cues for 3D structure. […]

Distribution of brain iron accrual in adolescence: Evidence from cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis.

Distribution of brain iron accrual in adolescence: Evidence from cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. Hum Brain Mapp. 2018 Nov 29;: Authors: Peterson ET, Kwon D, Luna B, Larsen B, Prouty D, De Bellis MD, Voyvodic J, Liu C, Li W, Pohl KM, Sullivan EV, Pfefferbaum A Abstract To track iron accumulation and location in the brain […]

Restoring visual function to the blind retina with a potent, safe and long-lasting photoswitch.

Related Articles Restoring visual function to the blind retina with a potent, safe and long-lasting photoswitch. Sci Rep. 2017 04 13;7:45487 Authors: Tochitsky I, Trautman J, Gallerani N, Malis JG, Kramer RH Abstract Photoswitch compounds such as DENAQ confer light-sensitivity on endogenous neuronal ion channels, enabling photocontrol of neuronal activity without genetic manipulation. DENAQ treatment […]

Temporal dynamics and response modulation across the human visual system in a spatial attention task: an ECoG study.

Related Articles Temporal dynamics and response modulation across the human visual system in a spatial attention task: an ECoG study. J Neurosci. 2018 Nov 20;: Authors: Martin AB, Yang X, Saalmann YB, Wang L, Shestyuk A, Lin JJ, Parvizi J, Knight RT, Kastner S Abstract The selection of behaviorally relevant information from cluttered visual scenes […]

Versatile multi-detector scheme for adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy.

Related Articles Versatile multi-detector scheme for adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Biomed Opt Express. 2018 Nov 01;9(11):5477-5488 Authors: Mozaffari S, Jaedicke V, LaRocca F, Tiruveedhula P, Roorda A Abstract Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) is a powerful tool for imaging the retina at high spatial and temporal resolution. In this paper, we present a […]

Localization and function of neurosecretory protein GM, a novel small secretory protein, in the chicken hypothalamus.

Related Articles Localization and function of neurosecretory protein GM, a novel small secretory protein, in the chicken hypothalamus. Sci Rep. 2018 01 15;8(1):704 Authors: Shikano K, Bessho Y, Kato M, Iwakoshi-Ukena E, Taniuchi S, Furumitsu M, Tachibana T, Bentley GE, Kriegsfeld LJ, Ukena K Abstract Recently, we discovered a novel cDNA encoding the precursor of […]