Publications

  • Selective Inhibition of Mirror Invariance for Letters Consolidated by Sleep Doubles Reading Fluency. Current Biology

    12/18/2020
    Mirror invariance is a visual mechanism that emerges early in human development and that enables a prompt recognition of mirror images.
  • Spatial clustering of orientation preference in primary visual cortex of the large rodent agouti. ISCIENCE

    12/15/2020
    Our results argue against V1 size as a key parameter in determining the presence of periodic orientation maps. They are consistent with a phylogenetic influence on the map layout and development, potentially reflecting distinct retinal traits or interspecies differences in cortical circuitry...
  • Dreaming during the Covid-19 pandemic: Computational assessment of dream reports reveals mental suffering related to fear of contagion. PLoS One

    11/30/2020
    These results corroborate the hypothesis that pandemic dreams reflect mental suffering, fear of contagion, and important changes in daily habits that directly impact socialization.
  • The dream of God: how do religion and science see lucid dreaming and other conscious states during sleep? Frontiers in Psychology

    10/07/2020
    Teachings from religious traditions around the world offer important insights for scientific researchers today who want to understand the full range of LD phenomenology as it has emerged through history.
  • The history of writing reflects the effects of education on discourse structure: implications for literacy, orality, psychosis and the axial age. Trends In Neuroscience And Education

    10/05/2020
    The educational pathways of oral and literate traditions are structurally divergent, with a decreasing range of recurrence in the former, and an increasing range of recurrence in the latter. Education is seemingly the driving force underlying discourse maturation
  • Evidence of progenitor cell lineage rerouting in the adult mouse hippocampus after status epilepticus. Frontiers

    09/22/2020
    We show that 3 days after tamoxifen-mediated recombination in cDCX/EGFP adult mice, GFP+ cells in the dentate gyrus (DG) co-expresses DCX and about 6% of these cells are proliferative neuronal progenitors.
  • Pyk2 overexpression in postsynaptic neurons blocks amyloid beta1-42-induced synaptotoxicity in microfluidic co-cultures. Brain Communications

    09/02/2020
    Treating the cells with antibodies that target different forms of amyloid beta suggested that low molecular weight oligomers are the likely culprit.
  • Cross-frequency phase-amplitude coupling between hippocampal theta and gamma oscillations during recall destabilizes memory and renders it susceptible to reconsolidation disruption

    08/24/2020
    Our results indicate that hPAC mediates the destabilization required for avoidance memory reconsolidation, and suggest that generation of artificial hPAC at recall overcomes the boundary conditions of this process.