Publications

  • Developmental disruption of recurrent inhibitory feedback results in compensatory adaptation in the Renshaw cell - motor neuron circuit

    06/05/2017
    Here we used the selective expression of the nicotinic cholinergic receptor alpha 2 (Chrna2) in mice to genetically target the vesicular inhibitory amino acid transporter (VIAAT) in Renshaw cells.
  • Selective post-training time window for memory consolidation interference of cannabidiol into the prefrontal cortex: Reduced dopaminergic modulation and immediate gene expression in limbic circuits.

    05/12/2017
    The prefrontal cortex (PFC), amygdala and hippocampus display a coordinated activity during acquisition of associative fear memories.
  • Selective entrainment of gamma subbands by different slow network oscillations

    05/04/2017
    Respiration-induced oscillations and the theta rhythm modulate different gamma frequencies, suggesting that the brain uses different frequency channels for transferring different types of information.
  • Dopamine Modulates Delta-Gamma Phase-Amplitude Coupling in the Prefrontal Cortex of Behaving Rats

    05/04/2017
    Dopamine release and phase-amplitude cross-frequency coupling (CFC) have independently been implicated in prefrontal cortex (PFC) functioning.
  • Thought disorder measured as random speech structure classifies negative symptoms and schizophrenia diagnosis 6 months in advance

    04/18/2017
    This analysis relies mostly on connectedness, a structural feature of speech that is anti-correlated with negative symptoms.
  • Chronic nicotine attenuates behavioral and synaptic plasticity impairments in a streptozotocin model of Alzheimer's disease.

    04/11/2017
    Brain glucose metabolism is altered in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (sAD), whose pathologies are reproduced in rodents by intracerebroventricular (icv) infusion of streptozotocin (STZ) in subdiabetogenic doses.
  • Coupled variability in primary sensory areas and the hippocampus during spontaneous activity

    04/10/2017
    The cerebral cortex is an anatomically divided and functionally specialized structure. It includes distinct areas, which work on different states over time.
  • Physiology and assessment as low-hanging fruit for education overhaul

    03/31/2017
    Physiology and assessment constitute major bottlenecks of school learning among students with low socioeconomic status.
  • Chrna2-Martinotti Cells Synchronize Layer 5 Type A Pyramidal Cells via Rebound Excitation

    03/22/2017
    Chrna2-Martinotti cells participate in defined cortical circuits and can synchronize pyramidal cells in a frequency-dependent manner.
  • Activity-Independent Effects of CREB on Neuronal Survival and Differentiation during Mouse Cerebral Cortex Development

    01/18/2017
    Neuronal survival and morphological maturation depends on the action of the transcription factor calcium responsive element binding protein (CREB), which regulates expression of several target genes in an activity-dependent manner.
  • On cross-frequency phase-phase coupling between theta and gamma oscillations in the hippocampus

    01/10/2017
    Phase-locking of hippocampal theta and gamma waves has been proposed to support memory formation, but an analysis using robust statistical methods finds no convincing evidence for the phenomenon.
  • Selective interhemispheric circuits account for a cardinal bias in spontaneous activity within early visual areas

    11/03/2016
    Ongoing brain activity exhibits patterns resembling neural ensembles co activated by stimulation or task performance.