Journal club for System Neuroscience Journal Club at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Monday morning 11:00 - 12:00, Oval Office, DCCN
Discussion page for group postings: https://groups.google.com/group/donders-monday
MembersThe following table lists all currently active Journal Club members. Presenters will be selected from this list. If you are in the list but would not like to actively participate in the Journal Club anymore, please send an e-mail to me (Jim) so I can remove you from the list.
Suggestions for presenters
For (new) members it is often unclear what to present and how, therefore the following suggestions might help:
- You are free to choose the paper you wish to present. The 'Selection of relevant papers' below this section contains papers that at some point were considered to be relevant at that time but they might be outdated now.
- The goal of the Journal Club is to discuss and to keep each other updated on recent findings related to systems neuroscience. For presenters it is therefore advised to choose a recent paper (perhaps not older than one year) unless the presenter finds it relevant to revisit an older paper.
- The general topic of the JC is 'Systems neuroscience' which encompasses a wide range of areas (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_neuroscience). In principle we can discuss anything that helps us understand how the brain as a system performs tasks such as perception, decision making, etc.
- We strongly encourage the use of a PowerPoint presentation. This helps structure the discussion and prevents problems such as finding that exact figure, or sentence you wished to highlight.
- To allow each presenter the same amount of time and to keep the JC within one hour time is strictly enforced to 1 hour divided by the amount of presenters. It is therefore suggested not to focus on details irrelevant to the main message of the paper.
- Do not be afraid of presenting a paper that you do not fully understand. Discussing points that were unclear during the JC might help you and the other members as well to fully understand the main message.
Selection of relevant papers
- Microcircuits for hierarchical elaboration of object coding across primate temporal areas. Science.
- Temporally Precise Cell-Specific Coherence Develops in Corticostriatal Networks during Learning. Neuron.
- Formation and Reverberation of Sequential Neural Activity Patterns Evoked by Sensory Stimulation Are Enhanced during Cortical Desynchronization. Neuron.
- The effects of neural gain on attention and learning. Nat Neurosci.
- Sensory cortex limits cortical maps and drives top-down plasticity in thalamocortical circuits. Nat Neurosci.
- Extended practice of a motor skill is associated with reduced metabolic activity in M1. Nat Neurosci.
- Probing perceptual decisions in rodents. Nat Neurosci.
- Direct recordings of grid-like neuronal activity in human spatial navigation. Nat Neurosci. (http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n9/full/nn.3466.html)
- Responses of pulvinar neurons reflect a subject's confidence in visual categorization. Nat Neurosci. (http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n6/full/nn.3393.html)
- Natural Scenes Viewing Alters the Dynamics of Functional Connectivity in the Human Brain. Neuron. (http://www.cell.com/neuron/abstract/S0896-6273%2813%2900538-2)
- Prefrontal neurons transmit signals to parietal neurons that reflect executive control of cognition. Nat Neurosci
- Anticipatory remapping of attentional priority across the entire visual field. J Neurosci.
- Amodal Processing in Human Prefrontal Cortex. J Neurosci.
- Predictive Suppression of Cortical Excitability and Its Deficit in Schizophrenia. J Neurosci.
- Thalamocortical Mechanisms for the Anteriorization of Alpha Rhythms during Propofol-Induced Unconsciousness. J Neurosci.
- Long-Range Temporal Correlations in Resting-State Alpha Oscillations Predict Human Timing-Error Dynamics. J Neurosci.
- Concurrent Repetition Enhancement and Suppression Responses in Extrastriate Visual Cortex. Cereb Cortex.
- The Cerebellum Optimizes Perceptual Predictions about External Sensory Events. Curr Biol.
- Asynchronous Broadband Signals Are the Principal Source of the BOLD Response in Human Visual Cortex. Curr Biol.