In the morning of Thursday and Friday, we have a short discussion on papers recently published and closely related to our research, avec du café et des croissants. 

Papers to be discussed:


Chen et al. (2021) Decoding molecular and cellular heterogeneity of mouse nucleus accumbens. Nature Neuroscience in press

List of papers we have already discussed:


Jan. 2021 -

Lee et al. (2021) Dopamine facilitates associative memory encoding in the entorhinal cortex. Nature 598: 321–326.

Wu et al. (2021) Neural control of affiliative touch in prosocial interaction. Nature in press


Chang et al. (2021) A cortico-cortical pathway targets inhibitory interneurons and modulates paw movement during locomotion in mice. bioRxiv preprint

Nguyen et al. (2021) Nicotine inhibits the VTA-to-amygdala dopamine pathway to promote anxiety. Neuron 109: 2604-2615.

Smith et al. (2021) Anterior cingulate inputs to nucleus accumbens control the social transfer of pain and analgesia. Science 371: 153-159.

Li et al. (2021) Synaptic mechanism underlying serotonin modulation of transition to cocaine addiction. Science 373: 1252-1256.

Pan et al. (2021) Dissociable contributions of phasic dopamine activity to reward and prediction. Cell Reports 36:109684


Kim et al. (2021) Gated feedforward inhibition in the frontal cortex releases goal-directed action. Nature Neuroscience in press

Wang et al. A cortico-basal ganglia-thalamo-cortical channel underlying short-term memory. Neuron in press


Choi et al. (2021) Synaptic correlates of associative fear memory in the lateral amygdala. Neuron 109: 2717-2726.


Zhang et al. (2021) Hypothalamic dopamine neurons motivate mating through persistent cAMP signalling. Nature in press


Okada et al. (2021) Pain induces stable, active microcircuits in the somatosensory cortex that provide a therapeutic target. Science Advances 7: eabd8261


Carcea et al. (2021) Oxytocin neurons enable social transmission of maternal behaviour. Nature in press


Hey et al. (2021) Thalamus mediates neocortical Down state transition via GABAB-receptor-targeting interneurons. Neuron in press

Pribiag et al. (2021) Ventral pallidum DRD3 potentiates a pallido-habenular circuit driving accumbal dopamine release and cocaine seeking. Neuron 109: 2165-2182.

Rodgers et al. (2021) Sensorimotor strategies and neuronal representations for shape discrimination. Neuron 109: 2308-2325.

Nieh et al. (2021) Geometry of abstract learned knowledge in the hippocampus. Nature 595: 80–84.

Sans-Dublanc et al. (2021) Optogenetic fUSI for brain-wide mapping of neural activity mediating collicular-dependent behaviors. Neuron 109: 1888-1905.


Kim et al. (2020) A molecular calcium integrator reveals a striatal cell type driving aversion. Cell 183: 2003-2019.

Dacre et al. (2021) A cerebellar-thalamocortical pathway drives behavioral context-dependent movement initiation. Neuron in press

Michelson et al. Dual brain cortical calcium imaging reveals social interaction-specific correlated activity in mice. bioRxiv preprint


Yang et al. (2021) Wireless multilateral devices for optogenetic studies of individual and social behaviors. Nature Neuroscience in press

Sheggia et al. (2020) Somatostatin interneurons in the prefrontal cortex control affective state discrimination in mice. Nature Neuroscience 23: 47–60.

Orsolic et al. (2021) Mesoscale cortical dynamics reflect the interaction of sensory evidence and temporal expectation during perceptual decision-making. Neuon in press

Bitzenhofer et al. (2021) A transient developmental increase in prefrontal activity alters network maturation and causes cognitive dysfunction in adult mice. Neuron in press

Liu et al. (2021) A cortical circuit mechanism for structural knowledge-based flexible sensorimotor decision-making. Neuron in press


Hamid et al. (2021) Wave-like dopamine dynamics as a mechanism for spatiotemporal credit assignment. Cell in press


Spellman et al. (2021) Prefrontal deep projection neurons enable cognitive flexibility via persistent feedback monitoring. Cell in press

Graybuck et al. (2021) Enhancer viruses for combinatorial cell-subclass-specific labeling. Neuron 109:1449–1464

Stinger et al. (2021) High-precision coding in visual cortex. Cell in press


Schmack et al. (2021) Striatal dopamine mediates hallucination-like perception in mice. Science 372: eabf4740


Brown et al. (2021) Spatial integration during active tactile sensation drives orientation perception. Neuron in press


Hu et al. (2021) An amygdala-to-hypothalamus circuit for social reward. Nature Neuroscience in press


Kwon et al. (2021) An amygdala circuit that suppresses social engagement. Nature in press


Kim et al. (2021) Biophysical demonstration of co-packaging of glutamate and GABA in individual synaptic vesicles in the central nervous system. bioRxiv preprint

Urbain et al. (2019) Brain-state-dependent modulation of neuronal firing and membrane potential dynamics in the somatosensory thalamus during natural sleep. Cell Reports 26:1443-1457.

Karigo et al. (2021) Distinct hypothalamic control of same- and opposite-sex mounting behaviour in mice. Nature 589: 258–263


Trojanowski et al. (2021) Activity labeling in vivo using CaMPARI2 reveals intrinsic and synaptic differences between neurons with high and low firing rate set points. Neuron 109:663-676.


Norman et al. (2021) Post-error recruitment of frontal sensory cortical projections promotes attention in mice. Neuron in press

Lui et al. (2021) Differential encoding in prefrontal cortex projection neuron classes across cognitive tasks. Cell 184: 489-506.


Holler et al. (2021) Structure and function of a neocortical synapse. Nature in press

Peters et al. (2021) Striatal activity topographically reflects cortical activity. Nature in press


Ketzef & Silberberg (2021) Differential synaptic input to external globus pallidus neuronal subpopulations in vivo. Neuron in press

Prager et al. (2020) Dopamine oppositely modulates state transitions in striosome and matrix direct pathway striatal spiny neurons. Neuron 108: 1091-1102.


Kim et al. (2020) A unified framework for dopamine signals across timescales. Cell 183: 1600-1616.

Cachero et al. (2020) BAcTrace, a tool for retrograde tracing of neuronal circuits in Drosophila. Nature Methods  17: 1254–1261.

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