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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:

Stempey et al. (2023) Tonically active GABAergic neurons in the dorsal periaqueductal gray control the initiation and execution of instinctive escape. bioRxiv preprint

List of papers we have already discussed:



Jan. 2023 - 


Courcelles et al. (2023) Association cortical areas in the mouse contain a large population of fast-spiking GABAergic neurons that do not express parvalbumin. bioRxiv preprint


Chari et al (2023) A novel head-fixed assay for social touch in mice uncovers aversive responses in two autism models. J Neurosci 43:7158-7174


Wang & Feldman (2023) Degraded tactile coding in the Cntnap2 mouse model of autism. bioRxiv preprint


Zimmerman et al. (2023) A neural mechanism for learning from delayed postingestive feedback. bioRxiv preprint


Berndt et al. (2023) Bidirectional synaptic changes in deep and superficial hippocampal neurons following in vivo activity. Neuron 19: 2984-2994.

Handler et al. (2023) Three-dimensional reconstructions of mechanosensory end organs suggest a unifying mechanism underlying dynamic, light touch. Neuron in press


Valtcheva et al. (2023) Neural circuitry for maternal oxytocin release induced by infant cries. Nature in press

de Ceglia et al. (2023) Specialized astrocytes mediate glutamatergic gliotransmission in the CNS. Nature in press


Gore et al. (2023) Orbitofrontal cortex control of striatum leads economic decision-making. Nature Neuroscience 26:1566–1574


Rowland et al. (2023) Propagation of activity through the cortical hierarchy and perception are determined by neural variability. Nature Neuroscience in press


Shen et al. (2022) Distinct organization of two cortico-cortical feedback pathways. Nature Communications 13: 6389


Broersen et al. (2023) Synaptic mechanisms for associative learning in the cerebellar nuclei. bioRxiv preprint


Guo et al. (2023) Neural dynamics in the limbic system during male social behaviors. Neuron in press


Majumder et al. (2023) Cell-type-specific plasticity shapes neocortical dynamics for motor learning. bioRxiv preprint

Csillag et al. (2023) Voltage-Seq: all-optical postsynaptic connectome-guided single-cell transcriptomics. Nature Methods in press

Zhang et al. (2021) NG2 glia-derived GABA release tunes inhibitory synapses and contributes to stress-induced anxiety. Nature Communications 12: 5740


Isett et al. (2023) The indirect pathway of the basal ganglia promotes transient punishment but not motor suppression. Neuron 111: 2218-2231


Wietek et al. (2023) A bistable inhibitory OptoGPCR for multiplexed optogenetic control of neural circuits. bioRxiv preprint

Fişek et al. (2023) Cortico-cortical feedback engages active dendrites in visual cortex. Nature 617: 769–776


Villarino et al. (2023) Labeling PIEZO2 activity in the peripheral nervous system. Neuron in press

Willmore et al. (2023) Overlapping representations of food and social stimuli in VTA dopamine neurons. bioRxiv preprint

Zhang and Zagha (2023) Motor cortex gates distractor stimulus encoding in sensory cortex. Nature Communications 14, 2097.

Bakuhurin et al. (2023) Force tuning explains changes in phasic dopamine signaling during stimulus-reward learning. bioRxiv preprint

Liu et al. (2023) A Hypothalamic Circuit Underlying the Dynamic Control of Social Homeostasis. bioRxiv preprint

Hur et al. (2023) Correlated signatures of social behavior in cerebellum and anterior cingulate cortex. bioRxiv preprint


Abdeladim et al. (2023) Probing inter-areal computations with a cellular resolution two-photon holographic mesoscope. bioRxiv preprint


Lee et al. (2023) Perirhinal Cortex Learns A Predictive Map of The Task Environment. bioRxiv preprint


Chen et al. (2023) Brain-wide neural activity underlying memory-guided movement. bioRxiv preprint


Singh Alvarado et al. (2023) Transient cAMP production drives rapid and sustained spiking in brainstem parabrachial neurons to suppress feeding. bioRxiv preprint


Yang et al. (2023) Phosphorylation of pyruvate dehydrogenase marks the inhibition of in vivo neuronal activity. bioRxiv preprint


de la Torre-Martinez et al. (2023) Ongoing movement controls sensory integration in the dorsolateral striatum. Nature Communications 14: 1004


Vestergaard et al. (2023) The cellular coding of temperature in the mammalian cortex. Nature 614: 725–731


Fan et al. (2023) All-optical physiology resolves a synaptic basis for behavioral timescale plasticity. Cell 186: 543-559.

Bimbard et al. (2023) Behavioral origin of sound-evoked activity in mouse visual cortex. Nature Neuroscience 26: 251–258

Markowitz et al. (2023) Spontaneous behaviour is structured by reinforcement without explicit reward. Nature in press


Coddington et al. (2023) Mesolimbic dopamine adapts the rate of learning from action. Nature in press


Campagner et al. (2022) A cortico-collicular circuit for orienting to shelter during escape. Nature 613:111–119


Gan et al. (2022) Layer-specific pain relief pathways originating from primary motor cortex. Science 378: 1336-1343

Veit et al. (2022) Cortical VIP neurons locally control the gain but globally control the coherence of gamma band rhythms. Neuron in press

Xie et al. (2022) A dopaminergic reward prediction error signal shapes maternal behavior in mice. Neuron in press



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