Publications

  • Grid Cells and Place Cells: An Integrated View of their Navigational and Memory Function

    11/30/2015
    This model explains why MEC lesions can abolish hippocampal phase precession but not place fields.
  • Impaired Processing in the Primary Auditory Cortex of an Animal Model of Autism

    11/24/2015
    Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder clinically characterized by deficits in communication, lack of social interaction and repetitive behaviors with restricted interests.
  • The brave new brain world

    10/28/2015
    This perspective article discusses current neuroscience topics of utmost interest including the conquest of aging, evidence-based education, the epidemic of psychiatric medication, the prohibition of certain drugs, the resurgence of depth psychology (e.g. psychoanalysis) and the mechanisms underlying consciousness.
  • Can vocal conditioning trigger a semiotic ratchet in marmosets?

    10/19/2015
    The complexity of human communication has often been taken as evidence that our language reflects a true evolutionary leap, bearing little resemblance to any other animal communication system.
  • Emergence of invariant representation of vocalizations in the auditory cortex

    08/28/2015
    An essential task of the auditory system is to discriminate between different communication 33 signals, such as vocalizations. In everyday acoustic environments, the auditory system needs 34 to be capable of performing the discrimination under different acoustic distortions of 35 vocalizations.
  • Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths

    08/28/2015
    Psychiatry lacks the objective clinical tests routinely used in ther specializations. Novel computerized methods to characterize complex behaviors such as speech could be used to identify and predict sychiatric illness in individuals.
  • Editorial: Progenitor diversity and neural cell specification in the central nervous system

    08/28/2015
    The central nervous system (CNS) harbors an enormous diversity of neuronal and glial cell types, which can be identified according to morphological, chemical, and electrical properties.
  • Transcriptional Changes That Characterize the Immune Reactions of Leprosy

    08/28/2015
    These data suggest a previously underrecognized role for complement in the pathogenesis of both RR and ENL, and we propose new hypotheses for reaction pathogenesis.
  • Multifactoriality in Psychiatric Disorders: A Computational Study of Schizophrenia

    07/27/2015
    This computational work shows that schizophrenia phenotypes can be produced by a myriad of causes at the molecular and circuit levels, which suggests that unified explanations for either the full syndrome or its behavioral and network endophenotypes are unlikely to be expected...
  • Parturition Signaling by Visual Cues in Female Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)

    06/17/2015
    Skin reflectance spectra at different stages of pregnancy. Reflectance spectra from the genitalia and the thighs of one subject (Female C) measured throughout two weeks following (+1 to +2) and four weeks preceding (-4 to -1) parturition.
  • The Psychedelic State Induced by Ayahuasca Modulates the Activity and Connectivity of the Default Mode Network

    06/16/2015
    The experiences induced by psychedelics share a wide variety of subjective features, related to the complex changes in perception and cognition induced by this class of drugs.
  • D2 dopamine receptor regulation of learning, sleep and plasticity

    06/16/2015
    Dopamine and sleep have been independently linked with hippocampus-dependent learning.