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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522527/lineage-dependent-spatial-and-functional-organization-of-the-mammalian-enteric-nervous-system
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Reena Lasrado, Werend Boesmans, Jens Kleinjung, Carmen Pin, Donald Bell, Leena Bhaw, Sarah McCallum, Hui Zong, Liqun Luo, Hans Clevers, Pieter Vanden Berghe, Vassilis Pachnis
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is essential for digestive function and gut homeostasis. Here we show that the amorphous neuroglia networks of the mouse ENS are composed of overlapping clonal units founded by postmigratory neural crest-derived progenitors. The spatial configuration of ENS clones depends on proliferation-driven local interactions of ENS progenitors with lineally unrelated neuroectodermal cells, the ordered colonization of the serosa-mucosa axis by clonal descendants, and gut expansion. Single-cell transcriptomics and mutagenesis analysis delineated dynamic molecular states of ENS progenitors and identified RET as a regulator of neurogenic commitment...
May 19, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512438/are-neurodynamic-organizations-a-fundamental-property-of-teamwork
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Ronald H Stevens, Trysha L Galloway
When performing a task it is important for teams to optimize their strategies and actions to maximize value and avoid the cost of surprise. The decisions teams make sometimes have unintended consequences and they must then reorganize their thinking, roles and/or configuration into corrective structures more appropriate for the situation. In this study we ask: What are the neurodynamic properties of these reorganizations and how do they relate to the moment-by-moment, and longer, performance-outcomes of teams?...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504952/exponential-synchronization-of-networked-chaotic-delayed-neural-network-by-a-hybrid-event-trigger-scheme
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Zhongyang Fei, Chaoxu Guan, Huijun Gao
This paper is concerned with the exponential synchronization for master-slave chaotic delayed neural network with event trigger control scheme. The model is established on a network control framework, where both external disturbance and network-induced delay are taken into consideration. The desired aim is to synchronize the master and slave systems with limited communication capacity and network bandwidth. In order to save the network resource, we adopt a hybrid event trigger approach, which not only reduces the data package sending out, but also gets rid of the Zeno phenomenon...
May 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502585/frontoparietal-neurostimulation-modulates-working-memory-training-benefits-and-oscillatory-synchronization
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Kevin T Jones, Dwight J Peterson, Kara J Blacker, Marian E Berryhill
There is considerable interest in maintaining working memory (WM) because it is essential to accomplish most cognitive tasks, and it is correlated with fluid intelligence and ecologically valid measures of daily living. Toward this end, WM training protocols aim to improve WM capacity and extend improvements to unpracticed domains, yet success is limited. One emerging approach is to couple WM training with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). This pairing of WM training with tDCS in longitudinal designs promotes behavioral improvement and evidence of transfer of performance gains to untrained WM tasks...
May 11, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501498/the-role-of-sleep-in-the-plasticity-of-the-olfactory-system
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Masahiro Yamaguchi
The central olfactory system mediates a variety of odor-guided behaviors crucial for maintenance of animal life. The olfactory neural circuit must be highly plastic to ensure that it responds appropriately to changing odor circumstances. Recent studies have revealed that the processing of odor information changes drastically during waking and sleep and that neural activity during sleep plays pivotal roles in the structural reorganization and functional plasticity of the olfactory system. While olfactory information from the external world is efficiently transferred to the olfactory cortex (OC) via the olfactory bulb (OB) during waking, this information flow is attenuated during slow-wave sleep: during slow-wave sleep, the OC neurons exhibit synchronous discharges without odor input under the entrainment of sharp waves in the local field potential recording...
May 10, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500011/improved-stability-and-stabilization-results-for-stochastic-synchronization-of-continuous-time-semi-markovian-jump-neural-networks-with-time-varying-delay
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Yanling Wei, Ju H Park, Hamid Reza Karimi, Yu-Chu Tian, Hoyoul Jung
Continuous-time semi-Markovian jump neural networks (semi-MJNNs) are those MJNNs whose transition rates are not constant but depend on the random sojourn time. Addressing stochastic synchronization of semi-MJNNs with time-varying delay, an improved stochastic stability criterion is derived in this paper to guarantee stochastic synchronization of the response systems with the drive systems. This is achieved through constructing a semi-Markovian Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional together as well as making use of a novel integral inequality and the characteristics of cumulative distribution functions...
May 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499987/evoked-potentials-in-final-epoch-of-self-initiated-hand-movement-a-study-in-patients-with-depth-electrodes
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Miloslav Kukleta, Alena Damborská, Baris Turak, Jacques Louvel
Comparison between the intended and performed motor action can be expected to occur in the final epoch of a voluntary movement. In search for electrophysiological correlates of this mental process the purpose of the current study was to identify intracerebral sites activated in final epoch of self-paced voluntary movement. Intracerebral EEG was recorded from 235 brain regions of 42 epileptic patients who performed self-paced voluntary movement task. Evoked potentials starting at 0 to 243ms after the peak of averaged, rectified electromyogram were identified in 21 regions of 13 subjects...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493808/prestimulus-alpha-oscillations-and-the-temporal-sequencing-of-audio-visual-events
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Laetitia Grabot, Anne Kösem, Leila Azizi, Virginie van Wassenhove
Perceiving the temporal order of sensory events typically depends on participants' attentional state, thus likely on the endogenous fluctuations of brain activity. Using magnetoencephalography, we sought to determine whether spontaneous brain oscillations could disambiguate the perceived order of auditory and visual events presented in close temporal proximity, that is, at the individual's perceptual order threshold (Point of Subjective Simultaneity [PSS]). Two neural responses were found to index an individual's temporal order perception when contrasting brain activity as a function of perceived order (i...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489548/retinal-circuit-emulator-with-spatiotemporal-spike-outputs-at-millisecond-resolution-in-response-to-visual-events
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Yuki Hayashida, Yuka Kudo, Ryoya Ishida, Hirotsugu Okuno, Tetsuya Yagi
To gain insights on how visual information of the real world is filtered, compressed, and encoded by the vertebrate retinas, emulating in silico the spatiotemporal patterns of the graded and action potentials of neuronal responses to natural visual scenes on biological time scale is a feasible approach. As a basic platform for such an emulation, we here developed a compact hardware system comprising an analog silicon retina and a field-programmable gate array module. With utilizing the Izhikevich formalism, a retinal circuit model that emulates spiking of ganglion cells was implemented in this system...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488308/large-scale-network-organization-of-eeg-functional-connectivity-in-newborn-infants
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Brigitta Tóth, Gábor Urbán, Gábor P Háden, Molnár Márk, Miklós Török, Cornelis Jan Stam, István Winkler
The organization of functional brain networks changes across human lifespan. The present study analyzed functional brain networks in healthy full-term infants (N = 139) within 1-6 days from birth by measuring neural synchrony in EEG recordings during quiet sleep. Large-scale phase synchronization was measured in six frequency bands with the Phase Lag Index. Macroscopic network organization characteristics were quantified by constructing unweighted minimum spanning tree graphs. The cortical networks in early infancy were found to be significantly more hierarchical and had a more cost-efficient organization compared with MST of random control networks, more so in the theta and alpha than in other frequency bands...
May 10, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486505/modeling-of-inter-neuronal-coupling-medium-and-its-impact-on-neuronal-synchronization
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Muhammad Iqbal, Muhammad Rehan, Keum-Shik Hong
In this paper, modeling of the coupling medium between two neurons, the effects of the model parameters on the synchronization of those neurons, and compensation of coupling strength deficiency in synchronization are studied. Our study exploits the inter-neuronal coupling medium and investigates its intrinsic properties in order to get insight into neuronal-information transmittance and, there from, brain-information processing. A novel electrical model of the coupling medium that represents a well-known RLC circuit attributable to the coupling medium's intrinsic resistive, inductive, and capacitive properties is derived...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484384/mechanisms-of-winner-take-all-and-group-selection-in-neuronal-spiking-networks
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Yanqing Chen
A major function of central nervous systems is to discriminate different categories or types of sensory input. Neuronal networks accomplish such tasks by learning different sensory maps at several stages of neural hierarchy, such that different neurons fire selectively to reflect different internal or external patterns and states. The exact mechanisms of such map formation processes in the brain are not completely understood. Here we study the mechanism by which a simple recurrent/reentrant neuronal network accomplish group selection and discrimination to different inputs in order to generate sensory maps...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484370/clustered-protocadherins-are-required-for-building-functional-neural-circuits
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Sonoko Hasegawa, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Makiko Kumagai, Hiroshi Nishimaru, Etsuko Tarusawa, Hiro Kanda, Makoto Sanbo, Yumiko Yoshimura, Masumi Hirabayashi, Takahiro Hirabayashi, Takeshi Yagi
Neuronal identity is generated by the cell-surface expression of clustered protocadherin (Pcdh) isoforms. In mice, 58 isoforms from three gene clusters, Pcdhα, Pcdhβ, and Pcdhγ, are differentially expressed in neurons. Since cis-heteromeric Pcdh oligomers on the cell surface interact homophilically with that in other neurons in trans, it has been thought that the Pcdh isoform repertoire determines the binding specificity of synapses. We previously described the cooperative functions of isoforms from all three Pcdh gene clusters in neuronal survival and synapse formation in the spinal cord...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479324/theta-oscillations-during-active-sleep-synchronize-the-developing-rubro-hippocampal-sensorimotor-network
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Carlos Del Rio-Bermudez, Jangjin Kim, Greta Sokoloff, Mark S Blumberg
Neuronal oscillations comprise a fundamental mechanism by which distant neural structures establish and express functional connectivity. Long-range functional connectivity between the hippocampus and other forebrain structures is enabled by theta oscillations. Here, we show for the first time that the infant rat red nucleus (RN)-a brainstem sensorimotor structure-exhibits theta (4-7 Hz) oscillations restricted primarily to periods of active (REM) sleep. At postnatal day 8 (P8), theta is expressed as brief bursts immediately following myoclonic twitches; by P12, theta oscillations are expressed continuously across bouts of active sleep...
May 22, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466868/a-sequential-emt-met-mechanism-drives-the-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-towards-hepatocytes
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Qiuhong Li, Andrew P Hutchins, Yong Chen, Shengbiao Li, Yongli Shan, Baojian Liao, Dejin Zheng, Xi Shi, Yinxiong Li, Wai-Yee Chan, Guangjin Pan, Shicheng Wei, Xiaodong Shu, Duanqing Pei
Reprogramming has been shown to involve EMT-MET; however, its role in cell differentiation is unclear. We report here that in vitro differentiation of hESCs to hepatic lineage undergoes a sequential EMT-MET with an obligatory intermediate mesenchymal phase. Gene expression analysis reveals that Activin A-induced formation of definitive endoderm (DE) accompanies a synchronous EMT mediated by autocrine TGFβ signalling followed by a MET process. Pharmacological inhibition of TGFβ signalling blocks the EMT as well as DE formation...
May 3, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466825/pure-visual-imagery-as-a-potential-approach-to-achieve-three-classes-of-control-for-implementation-of-bci-in-non-motor-disorders
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Teresa Sousa, Carlos Amaral, João Andrade, Gabriel Pires, Urbano Nunes, Miguel Castelo-Branco
OBJECTIVE: The achievement of multiple instances of control with the same type of mental strategy represents a way to improve flexibility of BCI systems. Here we test the hypothesis that pure visual motion imagery of an external actuator can be used as a tool to achieve three classes of EEG based control, which might be useful in attention disorders. APPROACH: We hypothesize that different number of imagined motion alternations lead to distinctive signals, as predicted by distinct motion patterns...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465524/chaotic-resonance-in-typical-routes-to-chaos-in-the-izhikevich-neuron-model
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Sou Nobukawa, Haruhiko Nishimura, Teruya Yamanishi
Chaotic resonance (CR), in which a system responds to a weak signal through the effects of chaotic activities, is a known function of chaos in neural systems. The current belief suggests that chaotic states are induced by different routes to chaos in spiking neural systems. However, few studies have compared the efficiency of signal responses in CR across the different chaotic states in spiking neural systems. We focused herein on the Izhikevich neuron model, comparing the characteristics of CR in the chaotic states arising through the period-doubling or tangent bifurcation routes...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465521/neural-connectivity-in-internet-gaming-disorder-and-alcohol-use-disorder-a-resting-state-eeg-coherence-study
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Su Mi Park, Ji Yoon Lee, Yeon Jin Kim, Jun-Young Lee, Hee Yeon Jung, Bo Kyung Sohn, Dai Jin Kim, Jung-Seok Choi
The present study compared neural connectivity and the level of phasic synchronization between neural populations in patients with Internet gaming disorder (IGD), patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD), and healthy controls (HCs) using resting-state electroencephalography (EEG) coherence analyses. For this study, 92 adult males were categorized into three groups: IGD (n = 30), AUD (n = 30), and HC (n = 32). The IGD group exhibited increased intrahemispheric gamma (30-40 Hz) coherence compared to the AUD and HC groups regardless of psychological features (e...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457872/feedback-synthesizes-neural-codes-for-motion
#19
Stephen E Clarke, Leonard Maler
In senses as diverse as vision, hearing, touch, and the electrosense, sensory neurons receive bottom-up input from the environment, as well as top-down input from feedback loops involving higher brain regions [1-4]. Through connectivity with local inhibitory interneurons, these feedback loops can exert both positive and negative control over fundamental aspects of neural coding, including bursting [5, 6] and synchronous population activity [7, 8]. Here we show that a prominent midbrain feedback loop synthesizes a neural code for motion reversal in the hindbrain electrosensory ON- and OFF-type pyramidal cells...
May 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457867/brain-to-brain-synchrony-tracks-real-world-dynamic-group-interactions-in-the-classroom
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Suzanne Dikker, Lu Wan, Ido Davidesco, Lisa Kaggen, Matthias Oostrik, James McClintock, Jess Rowland, Georgios Michalareas, Jay J Van Bavel, Mingzhou Ding, David Poeppel
The human brain has evolved for group living [1]. Yet we know so little about how it supports dynamic group interactions that the study of real-world social exchanges has been dubbed the "dark matter of social neuroscience" [2]. Recently, various studies have begun to approach this question by comparing brain responses of multiple individuals during a variety of (semi-naturalistic) tasks [3-15]. These experiments reveal how stimulus properties [13], individual differences [14], and contextual factors [15] may underpin similarities and differences in neural activity across people...
May 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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