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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105686/visual-tactile-processing-in-primary-somatosensory-cortex-emerges-before-cross-modal-experience
#1
Malte Bieler, Kay Sieben, Sandra Schildt, Brigitte Röder, Ileana L Hanganu-Opatz
The presumptive unisensory neocortical areas process multisensory information by oscillatory entrainment of neuronal networks via direct cortico-cortical projections. While neonatal unimodal experience has been identified as necessary for setting up the neuronal networks of multisensory processing, it is still unclear whether early cross-modal experience equally controls the ontogeny of multisensory processing. Here, we assess the development of visual-somatosensory interactions and their anatomical substrate by performing extracellular recordings of network activity in primary sensory cortices in vivo and assessing the cortico-cortical connectivity in pigmented rats...
January 20, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101523/spatial-mnemonic-encoding-theta-power-decreases-and-medial-temporal-lobe-bold-increases-co-occur-during-the-usage-of-the-method-of-loci
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Marie-Christin Fellner, Gregor Volberg, Maria Wimber, Markus Goldhacker, Mark W Greenlee, Simon Hanslmayr
The method of loci is one, if not the most, efficient mnemonic encoding strategy. This spatial mnemonic combines the core cognitive processes commonly linked to medial temporal lobe (MTL) activity: spatial and associative memory processes. During such processes, fMRI studies consistently demonstrate MTL activity, while electrophysiological studies have emphasized the important role of theta oscillations (3-8 Hz) in the MTL. However, it is still unknown whether increases or decreases in theta power co-occur with increased BOLD signal in the MTL during memory encoding...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087359/the-effect-of-nmda-r-antagonism-on-simultaneously-acquired-local-field-potentials-and-tissue-oxygen-levels-in-the-brains-of-freely-moving-rats
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John Kealy, Sean Commins, John P Lowry
Non-competitive NMDA receptor antagonists are known to induce psychosis-like symptoms in rodents. Administration of such compounds cause behavioural effects such as memory impairment and hyperlocomotion. Additionally, drugs such as phencyclidine (PCP), ketamine and MK-801 all cause distinctive increases in striatal local field potential (LFP) in the high frequency oscillation (HFO) band in the power spectrum (140-180 Hz). Amperometric sensors provide a means to measure tissue oxygen (tO2; a BOLD-like signal) in the brains of freely-moving rats while simultaneously acquiring LFP using the same electrode...
January 10, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077711/phase-amplitude-coupling-and-long-range-phase-synchronization-reveal-frontotemporal-interactions-during-visual-working-memory
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Jonathan Daume, Thomas Gruber, Andreas K Engel, Uwe Friese
: It has been suggested that cross-frequency phase-amplitude coupling (PAC), particularly in temporal brain structures, serves as a neural mechanism for coordinated working memory storage. In this magnetoencephalography study, we show that during visual working memory maintenance, temporal cortex regions, which exhibit enhanced PAC, interact with prefrontal cortex via enhanced low-frequency phase synchronization. Healthy human participants were engaged in a visual delayed match-to-sample task with pictures of natural objects...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052448/the-can-in-network-a-biologically-inspired-model-for-self-sustained-theta-oscillations-and-memory-maintenance-in-the-hippocampus
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Francesco Giovannini, Beate Knauer, Motoharu Yoshida, Laure Buhry
During working memory tasks, the hippocampus exhibits synchronous theta-band activity, which is thought to be correlated with the short-term memory maintenance of salient stimuli. Recent studies indicate that the hippocampus contains the necessary circuitry allowing it to generate and sustain theta oscillations without the need of extrinsic drive. However, the cellular and network mechanisms supporting synchronous rhythmic activity are far from being fully understood. Based on electrophysiological recordings from hippocampal pyramidal CA1 cells, we present a possible mechanism for the maintenance of such rhythmic theta-band activity in the isolated hippocampus...
January 3, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051156/ingroup-outgroup-membership-modulates-fairness-consideration-neural-signatures-from-erps-and-eeg-oscillations
#6
Yiwen Wang, Zhen Zhang, Liying Bai, Chongde Lin, Roman Osinsky, Johannes Hewig
Previous studies have shown that ingroup/outgroup membership influences individual's fairness considerations. However, it is not clear yet how group membership influences brain activity when a recipient evaluates the fairness of asset distribution. In this study, subjects participated as recipients in an Ultimatum Game with alleged members of both an experimentally induced ingroup and outgroup. They either received extremely unequal, moderately unequal, or equal offers from proposers while electroencephalogram was recorded...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043892/genetic-influences-on-functional-connectivity-associated-with-feedback-processing-and-prediction-error-phase-coupling-of-theta-band-oscillations-in-twins
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Şükrü Barış Demiral, Simon Golosheykin, Andrey P Anokhin
Detection and evaluation of the mismatch between the intended and actually obtained result of an action (reward prediction error) is an integral component of adaptive self-regulation of behavior. Extensive human and animal research has shown that evaluation of action outcome is supported by a distributed network of brain regions in which the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) plays a central role, and the integration of distant brain regions into a unified feedback-processing network is enabled by long-range phase synchronization of cortical oscillations in the theta band...
December 31, 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017779/electroencephalographic-frontal-synchrony-and-caudal-asynchrony-during-painful-hand-immersion-in-cold-water
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Joshua Levitt, Hyunwoo J Choo, Kelsey A Smith, Brian W LeBlanc, Carl Y Saab
Recent studies in our laboratory showed that cortical theta oscillations correlate with pain in rodent models. In this study, we sought to validate our pre-clinical data using EEG recordings in humans during immersion of the hand in ice cold water, a moderately noxious stimulus. Power spectral analysis shows that an increase in pain score is associated with an increase in power amplitude within a frequency range of 6-7Hz at the frontal (Fz) electrode. These results are consistent with our previous pre-clinical animal studies and the clinical literature...
December 22, 2016: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012274/activity-dependent-switch-of-gabaergic-inhibition-into-glutamatergic-excitation-in-astrocyte-neuron-networks
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Gertrudis Perea, Ricardo Gómez, Sara Mederos, Ana Covelo, Jesús J Ballesteros, Laura Schlosser, Alicia Hernández-Vivanco, Mario Martín-Fernández, Ruth Quintana, Abdelrahman Rayan, Adolfo Díez, Marco Fuenzalida, Amit Agarwal, Dwight E Bergles, Bernhard Bettler, Denise Manahan-Vaughan, Eduardo D Martín, Frank Kirchhoff, Alfonso Araque
Interneurons are critical for proper neural network function and can activate Ca(2+) signaling in astrocytes. However, the impact of the interneuron-astrocyte signaling into neuronal network operation remains unknown. Using the simplest hippocampal Astrocyte-Neuron network, i.e., GABAergic interneuron, pyramidal neuron, single CA3-CA1 glutamatergic synapse, and astrocytes, we found that interneuron-astrocyte signaling dynamically affected excitatory neurotransmission in an activity- and time-dependent manner, and determined the sign (inhibition vs potentiation) of the GABA-mediated effects...
December 24, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009257/interneuronal-mechanisms-of-hippocampal-theta-oscillation-in-a-full-scale-model-of-the-rodent-ca1-circuit
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Marianne J Bezaire, Ivan Raikov, Kelly Burk, Dhrumil Vyas, Ivan Soltesz
The hippocampal theta rhythm plays important roles in information processing; however, the mechanisms of its generation are not well understood. We developed a data-driven, supercomputer-based, full-scale (1:1) model of the rodent CA1 area and studied its interneurons during theta oscillations. Theta rhythm with phase-locked gamma oscillations and phase-preferential discharges of distinct interneuronal types spontaneously emerged from the isolated CA1 circuit without rhythmic inputs. Perturbation experiments identified parvalbumin-expressing interneurons and neurogliaform cells, as well as interneuronal diversity itself, as important factors in theta generation...
December 23, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993610/a-kcnj6-gene-polymorphism-modulates-theta-oscillations-during-reward-processing
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Chella Kamarajan, Ashwini K Pandey, David B Chorlian, Niklas Manz, Arthur T Stimus, Howard J Edenberg, Leah Wetherill, Marc Schuckit, Jen-Chyong Wang, Samuel Kuperman, John Kramer, Jay A Tischfield, Bernice Porjesz
Event related oscillations (EROs) are heritable measures of neurocognitive function that have served as useful phenotype in genetic research. A recent family genome-wide association study (GWAS) by the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) found that theta EROs during visual target detection were associated at genome-wide levels with several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), including a synonymous SNP, rs702859, in the KCNJ6 gene that encodes GIRK2, a G-protein inward rectifying potassium channel that regulates excitability of neuronal networks...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982120/emotional-arousal-modulates-oscillatory-correlates-of-targeted-memory-reactivation-during-nrem-but-not-rem-sleep
#12
Mick Lehmann, Thomas Schreiner, Erich Seifritz, Björn Rasch
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is considered to preferentially reprocess emotionally arousing memories. We tested this hypothesis by cueing emotional vs. neutral memories during REM and NREM sleep and wakefulness by presenting associated verbal memory cues after learning. Here we show that cueing during NREM sleep significantly improved memory for emotional pictures, while no cueing benefit was observed during REM sleep. On the oscillatory level, successful memory cueing during NREM sleep resulted in significant increases in theta and spindle oscillations with stronger responses for emotional than neutral memories...
December 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965584/more-severe-insomnia-complaints-in-people-with-stronger-long-range-temporal-correlations-in-wake-resting-state-eeg
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Michele A Colombo, Yishul Wei, Jennifer R Ramautar, Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen, Enzo Tagliazucchi, Eus J W Van Someren
The complaints of people suffering from Insomnia Disorder (ID) concern both sleep and daytime functioning. However, little is known about wake brain temporal dynamics in people with ID. We therefore assessed possible alterations in Long-Range Temporal Correlations (LRTC) in the amplitude fluctuations of band-filtered oscillations in electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. We investigated whether LRTC differ between cases with ID and matched controls. Within both groups, we moreover investigated whether individual differences in subjective insomnia complaints are associated with LRTC...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956487/sure-i-m-sure-prefrontal-oscillations-support-metacognitive-monitoring-of-decision-making
#14
Martijn E Wokke, Axel Cleeremans, K Richard Ridderinkhof
: Successful decision-making critically involves metacognitive processes such as monitoring and control of our decision process. Metacognition enables agents to adaptively modify on-going behavior and to determine what to do next in situations where external feedback is not (immediately) available. Despite the importance of metacognition for many aspects of life, little is known about how our metacognitive system operates or about what kind of information is used for metacognitive (second-order) judgments...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939190/effects-of-acoustic-periodicity-and-intelligibility-on-the-neural-oscillations-in-response-to-speech
#15
Kurt Steinmetzger, Stuart Rosen
Although several studies have investigated neural oscillations in response to acoustically degraded speech, it is still a matter of debate which neural frequencies reflect speech intelligibility. Part of the problem is that effects of acoustics and intelligibility have so far not been considered independently. In the current electroencephalography (EEG) study the amount of acoustic periodicity (i.e. the amount of time the stimulus sentences were voiced) was manipulated, while using the listeners' spoken responses to control for differences in intelligibility...
December 7, 2016: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933672/single-neuron-activity-and-theta-modulation-in-the-posterior-parietal-cortex-in-a-visuospatial-attention-task
#16
Fang-Chi Yang, T K Jacobson, R D Burwell
The posterior parietal cortex (PPC) is implicated in directing and maintaining visual attention to locations in space. We hypothesized that the PPC also engages other cognitive processes in the transformation of behaviorally relevant visual inputs into appropriate actions, for example, monitoring of multiple locations, selection of responses to locations in space, and monitoring the outcome of response selections. We recorded single cells and local field potentials in the rat PPC during performance on a novel visuospatial attention (VSA) task that requires visually monitoring locations in space in order to make appropriate stimulus-guided locomotor responses...
December 9, 2016: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931147/neural-communication-through-theta-gamma-cross-frequency-coupling-in-a-bistable-motion-perception-task
#17
Abolfazl Alipour, Azadeh Mojdehfarahbakhsh, Ashkan Tavakolian, Taha Morshedzadeh, Maedeh Asadi, Alireza Mehdizadeh, Mohammad Nami
Functional significance of the neural oscillations has been debated since long. In particular, oscillations have been suggested to play a major role in formation of communication channels between brain regions. It has been previously suggested that gamma coherence increases during communication between hemispheres when subjects perceive a horizontal motion in Stroboscopic Alternative Motion (SAM) stimulus. In addition, disruption of this coherence may change the horizontal perception of SAM. In this study, we investigated the changes of Cross-Frequency Coupling (CFC) in EEG signals from parietal and occipital cortices during horizontal and vertical perception of SAM...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929374/flexible-theta-sequence-compression-mediated-via-phase-precessing-interneurons
#18
Angus Chadwick, Mark Cw van Rossum, Matthew F Nolan
Encoding of behavioral episodes as spike sequences during hippocampal theta oscillations provides a neural substrate for computations on events extended across time and space. However, the mechanisms underlying the numerous and diverse experimentally observed properties of theta sequences remain poorly understood. Here we account for theta sequences using a novel model constrained by the septo-hippocampal circuitry. We show that when spontaneously active interneurons integrate spatial signals and theta frequency pacemaker inputs, they generate phase precessing action potentials that can coordinate theta sequences in place cell populations...
December 8, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927782/modeling-fast-and-slow-gamma-oscillations-with-interneurons-of-different-subtype
#19
Stephen Keeley, André A Fenton, John Rinzel
Experimental and theoretical studies demonstrate that neuronal gamma oscillations crucially depend on interneurons, but current models do not consider the diversity of known interneuron subtypes. Moreover, in CA1 of the hippocampus, experimental evidence indicates the presence of multiple gamma oscillators, two of which may be coordinated by differing interneuron populations. Here, we show that models of networks with competing interneuron populations with different post-synaptic effects are sufficient to generate, within CA1, distinct oscillatory regimes...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925581/on-cross-frequency-phase-phase-coupling-between-theta-and-gamma-oscillations-in-the-hippocampus
#20
Robson Scheffer-Teixeira, Adriano Bl Tort
Phase-amplitude coupling between theta and multiple gamma sub-bands is a hallmark of hippocampal activity and believed to take part in information routing. More recently, theta and gamma oscillations were also reported to exhibit phase-phase coupling, or n:m phase-locking, suggesting an important mechanism of neuronal coding that has long received theoretical support. However, by analyzing simulated and actual LFPs, here we question the existence of theta-gamma phase-phase coupling in the rat hippocampus. We show that the quasi-linear phase shifts introduced by filtering lead to spurious coupling levels in both white noise and hippocampal LFPs, which highly depend on epoch length, and that significant coupling may be falsely detected when employing improper surrogate methods...
December 7, 2016: ELife
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