Recent publications

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

Kinetic and photonic techniques to study chemotactic signaling in sea urchin sperm.

Related Articles Kinetic and photonic techniques to study chemotactic signaling in sea urchin sperm. Methods Cell Biol. 2019;151:487-517 Authors: Hamzeh H, Alvarez L, Strünker T, Kierzek M, Brenker C, Deal PE, Miller EW, Seifert R, Kaupp UB Abstract Sperm from sea urchins are attracted by chemical cues released by the egg-a mechanism called chemotaxis. We […]

Opportunities and challenges for a maturing science of consciousness.

Related Articles Opportunities and challenges for a maturing science of consciousness. Nat Hum Behav. 2019 Feb;3(2):104-107 Authors: Michel M, Beck D, Block N, Blumenfeld H, Brown R, Carmel D, Carrasco M, Chirimuuta M, Chun M, Cleeremans A, Dehaene S, Fleming SM, Frith C, Haggard P, He BJ, Heyes C, Goodale MA, Irvine L, Kawato M, […]

Multivariate MR biomarkers better predict cognitive dysfunction in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Related Articles Multivariate MR biomarkers better predict cognitive dysfunction in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Mar 30;: Authors: Badea A, Delpratt NA, Anderson RJ, Dibb R, Qi Y, Wei H, Liu C, Wetsel WC, Avants BB, Colton C Abstract To understand multifactorial conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) we need brain […]

Metabolic Reprogramming in Astrocytes Distinguishes Region-Specific Neuronal Susceptibility in Huntington Mice.

Related Articles Metabolic Reprogramming in Astrocytes Distinguishes Region-Specific Neuronal Susceptibility in Huntington Mice. Cell Metab. 2019 Mar 26;: Authors: Polyzos AA, Lee DY, Datta R, Hauser M, Budworth H, Holt A, Mihalik S, Goldschmidt P, Frankel K, Trego K, Bennett MJ, Vockley J, Xu K, Gratton E, McMurray CT Abstract The basis for region-specific neuronal […]

hPSC-derived Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons Generated in a Scalable 3-D Biomaterial.

Related Articles hPSC-derived Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons Generated in a Scalable 3-D Biomaterial. Curr Protoc Stem Cell Biol. 2018 02 28;44:2D.21.1-2D.21.17 Authors: Adil MM, Schaffer DV Abstract Human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC)-derived midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons may facilitate the development of therapies for Parkinson’s disease via disease modeling, drug screening, and cell replacement therapy. However, large […]

Individual differences in TMS sensitivity influence the efficacy of tDCS in facilitating sensorimotor adaptation.

Related Articles Individual differences in TMS sensitivity influence the efficacy of tDCS in facilitating sensorimotor adaptation. Brain Stimul. 2019 Mar 13;: Authors: Labruna L, Stark-Inbar A, Breska A, Dabit M, Vanderschelden B, Nitsche MA, Ivry RB Abstract BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can enhance cognitive function in healthy individuals, with promising applications as a […]

Relations of English and Heritage Language Proficiency to Response Inhibition and Attention Shifting in Dual Language Learners in Head Start.

Related Articles Relations of English and Heritage Language Proficiency to Response Inhibition and Attention Shifting in Dual Language Learners in Head Start. Early Educ Dev. 2019;30(3):357-374 Authors: Williams A, Uchikoshi Y, Bunge SA, Zhou Q Abstract This study examined the concurrent relations of English (EL) and heritage language (HL) proficiency to executive functions (EF) among […]

A wireless and artefact-free 128-channel neuromodulation device for closed-loop stimulation and recording in non-human primates.

A wireless and artefact-free 128-channel neuromodulation device for closed-loop stimulation and recording in non-human primates. Nat Biomed Eng. 2019 Jan;3(1):15-26 Authors: Zhou A, Santacruz SR, Johnson BC, Alexandrov G, Moin A, Burghardt FL, Rabaey JM, Carmena JM, Muller R Abstract Closed-loop neuromodulation systems aim to treat a variety of neurological conditions by delivering and adjusting […]

Simulated saccadic stimuli suppress ON-type direction-selective retinal ganglion cells via glycinergic inhibition.

Related Articles Simulated saccadic stimuli suppress ON-type direction-selective retinal ganglion cells via glycinergic inhibition. J Neurosci. 2019 Mar 29;: Authors: Sivyer B, Tomlinson A, Taylor WR Abstract Two types of mammalian direction-selective ganglion cells (DSGCs), ON and ONOFF, operate over different speed ranges. The directional axes of the ON-DSGCs are thought to align with the […]