Recent publications

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

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 […]

Individual differences in dopamine are associated with reward discounting in clinical groups but not in healthy adults.

Related Articles Individual differences in dopamine are associated with reward discounting in clinical groups but not in healthy adults. J Neurosci. 2018 Nov 16;: Authors: Castrellon JJ, Seaman KL, Crawford JL, Young JS, Smith CT, Dang LC, Hsu M, Cowan RL, Zald DH, Samanez-Larkin GR Abstract Some people are more willing to make immediate, risky, […]

Double dissociation of single-interval and rhythmic temporal prediction in cerebellar degeneration and Parkinson’s disease.

Related Articles Double dissociation of single-interval and rhythmic temporal prediction in cerebellar degeneration and Parkinson’s disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Nov 13;: Authors: Breska A, Ivry RB Abstract Predicting the timing of upcoming events is critical for successful interaction in a dynamic world, and is recognized as a key computation for […]