Here are the most recent 100 publications by Berkeley Neuroscience faculty. Click here to view all faculty publications on PubMed.

Changes in cognitive flexibility and hypothesis search across human life history from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

Related Articles Changes in cognitive flexibility and hypothesis search across human life history from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 24;: Authors: Gopnik A, O’Grady S, Lucas CG, Griffiths TL, Wente A, Bridgers S, Aboody R, Fung H, Dahl RE Abstract How was the evolution of our […]

Stable individual signatures in object localization.

Stable individual signatures in object localization. Curr Biol. 2017 Jul 24;27(14):R700-R701 Authors: Kosovicheva A, Whitney D Abstract Perceptual processes in human observers vary considerably across a number of domains, producing idiosyncratic biases in the appearance of ambiguous figures [1], faces [2], and a number of visual illusions [3-6]. This work has largely emphasized object and […]

Motion Vision: Cortical Preferences Influenced by Retinal Direction Selectivity.

Motion Vision: Cortical Preferences Influenced by Retinal Direction Selectivity. Curr Biol. 2017 Jul 24;27(14):R710-R713 Authors: Morrie RD, Feller MB Abstract A recent study shows that retinal direction selectivity influences a subset of cells in primary visual cortex which respond to the optic flow associated with forward motion, while other cortical direction selective cells perform this […]

Cerebellar contributions to motor control and language comprehension: searching for common computational principles.

Related Articles Cerebellar contributions to motor control and language comprehension: searching for common computational principles. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Apr;1369(1):154-71 Authors: Moberget T, Ivry RB Abstract The past 25 years have seen the functional domain of the cerebellum extend beyond the realm of motor control, with considerable discussion of how this subcortical structure […]

Choosing words: left hemisphere, right hemisphere, or both? Perspective on the lateralization of word retrieval.

Related Articles Choosing words: left hemisphere, right hemisphere, or both? Perspective on the lateralization of word retrieval. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Apr;1369(1):111-31 Authors: Riès SK, Dronkers NF, Knight RT Abstract Language is considered to be one of the most lateralized human brain functions. Left hemisphere dominance for language has been consistently confirmed in […]

Functional Subdomains within Scene-Selective Cortex: Parahippocampal Place Area, Retrosplenial Complex, and Occipital Place Area.

Related Articles Functional Subdomains within Scene-Selective Cortex: Parahippocampal Place Area, Retrosplenial Complex, and Occipital Place Area. J Neurosci. 2016 Oct 05;36(40):10257-10273 Authors: Çukur T, Huth AG, Nishimoto S, Gallant JL Abstract Functional MRI studies suggest that at least three brain regions in human visual cortex-the parahippocampal place area (PPA), retrosplenial complex (RSC), and occipital place […]

Aging Affects Dopaminergic Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Flexibility.

Related Articles Aging Affects Dopaminergic Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Flexibility. J Neurosci. 2016 Dec 14;36(50):12559-12569 Authors: Berry AS, Shah VD, Baker SL, Vogel JW, O’Neil JP, Janabi M, Schwimmer HD, Marks SM, Jagust WJ Abstract Aging is accompanied by profound changes in the brain’s dopamine system that affect cognitive function. Evidence of powerful individual differences […]

Modular Brain Network Organization Predicts Response to Cognitive Training in Older Adults.

Related Articles Modular Brain Network Organization Predicts Response to Cognitive Training in Older Adults. PLoS One. 2016;11(12):e0169015 Authors: Gallen CL, Baniqued PL, Chapman SB, Aslan S, Keebler M, Didehbani N, D’Esposito M Abstract Cognitive training interventions are a promising approach to mitigate cognitive deficits common in aging and, ultimately, to improve functioning in older adults. […]

Human hippocampal pre-activation predicts behavior.

Related Articles Human hippocampal pre-activation predicts behavior. Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 20;7(1):5959 Authors: Jafarpour A, Piai V, Lin JJ, Knight RT Abstract The response to an upcoming salient event is accelerated when the event is expected given the preceding events – i.e. a temporal context effect. For example, naming a picture following a strongly constraining […]

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