Papers for the month of December 2016


Stillman, C., Cohen, J., Lehman, M.

"Mediators of Physical Activity on Neurocognitive Function: A Review at Multiple Levels of Analysis"
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:626

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.A literature review of the mediators of the relationship between physical activity and neurocognition at three levels of analysis: cellular/molecular, brain systems, and behavioral/socioemotional. The review seeks to encourage readers to look at this relationship in different ways and broaden the scope of future research.


Patel, A., Dunsmoor, J.E., Phelps, E.A., Davachi, L.

"Reward retroactively enhances memory consolidation for related items"
Learning and Memory, 24:65-69

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.This paper characterizes how reward retroactively can facilitate episodic memory for related items via mechanisms of post-encoding consolidation. These results provide a human counterpart to animal models of synaptic tag-and-capture and behavioral tagging.


Mayo, J. P.

"Neuronal adaptation: tired neurons or wired networks?"
Trends in Neurosciences, 0:0

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.Neuronal adaptation – time-dependent modulation of sensory responses following sequential stimuli – is thought to be a consequence of synaptic plasticity. Here, Mayo and Smith comment on a recent model by Quiroga and colleagues that demonstrates adaptation of visual cortical responses can be described by recurrent network connections with fixed synaptic weights.


Cowley, B., Kohn, A.

"Stimulus-Driven Population Activity Patterns in Macaque Primary Visual Cortex"
PLoS Computational Biology, 12:e1005185

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.We asked how the complexity of neural population responses in visual area V1 vary with the complexity of the visual stimulus. Furthermore, we asked how similar are the population activity patterns generated by V1 in response to different stimuli.

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