Recent publications

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bioinorganic Life and Neural Activity: Toward a Chemistry of Consciousness?

Related Articles Bioinorganic Life and Neural Activity: Toward a Chemistry of Consciousness? Acc Chem Res. 2017 03 21;50(3):535-538 Authors: Chang CJ Abstract Identifying what elements are required for neural activity as potential path toward consciousness, which represents life with the state or quality of awareness, is a “Holy Grail” of chemistry. As life itself arises […]

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 […]