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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793129/global-mittag-leffler-stability-and-synchronization-analysis-of-fractional-order-quaternion-valued-neural-networks-with-linear-threshold-neurons
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Xujun Yang, Chuandong Li, Qiankun Song, Jiyang Chen, Junjian Huang
This paper talks about the stability and synchronization problems of fractional-order quaternion-valued neural networks (FQVNNs) with linear threshold neurons. On account of the non-commutativity of quaternion multiplication resulting from Hamilton rules, the FQVNN models are separated into four real-valued neural network (RVNN) models. Consequently, the dynamic analysis of FQVNNs can be realized by investigating the real-valued ones. Based on the method of M-matrix, the existence and uniqueness of the equilibrium point of the FQVNNs are obtained without detailed proof...
May 4, 2018: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789811/uncovering-neuronal-networks-defined-by-consistent-between-neuron-spike-timing-from-neuronal-spike-recordings
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Roemer van der Meij, Bradley Voytek
It is widely assumed that distributed neuronal networks are fundamental to the functioning of the brain. Consistent spike timing between neurons is thought to be one of the key principles for the formation of these networks. This can involve synchronous spiking or spiking with time delays, forming spike sequences when the order of spiking is consistent. Finding networks defined by their sequence of time-shifted spikes, denoted here as spike timing networks, is a tremendous challenge. As neurons can participate in multiple spike sequences at multiple between-spike time delays, the possible complexity of networks is prohibitively large...
May 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780300/encoding-of-sucrose-s-palatability-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-shell-and-its-modulation-by-exteroceptive-auditory-cues
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Miguel Villavicencio, Mario G Moreno, Sidney A Simon, Ranier Gutierrez
Although the palatability of sucrose is the primary reason for why it is over consumed, it is not well understood how it is encoded in the nucleus accumbens shell (NAcSh), a brain region involved in reward, feeding, and sensory/motor transformations. Similarly, untouched are issues regarding how an external auditory stimulus affects sucrose palatability and, in the NAcSh, the neuronal correlates of this behavior. To address these questions in behaving rats, we investigated how food-related auditory cues modulate sucrose's palatability...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779942/transformation-of-a-spatial-map-across-the-hippocampal-lateral-septal-circuit
#4
David Tingley, György Buzsáki
The hippocampus constructs a map of the environment. How this "cognitive map" is utilized by other brain regions to guide behavior remains unexplored. To examine how neuronal firing patterns in the hippocampus are transmitted and transformed, we recorded neurons in its principal subcortical target, the lateral septum (LS). We observed that LS neurons carry reliable spatial information in the phase of action potentials, relative to hippocampal theta oscillations, while the firing rates of LS neurons remained uninformative...
May 15, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779871/non-canonical-phototransduction-mediates-synchronization-of-the-drosophila-melanogaster-circadian-clock-and-retinal-light-responses
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Maite Ogueta, Roger C Hardie, Ralf Stanewsky
The daily light-dark cycles represent a key signal for synchronizing circadian clocks. Both insects and mammals possess dedicated "circadian" photoreceptors but also utilize the visual system for clock resetting. In Drosophila, circadian clock resetting is achieved by the blue-light photoreceptor cryptochrome (CRY), which is expressed within subsets of the brain clock neurons. In addition, rhodopsin-expressing photoreceptor cells contribute to light synchronization. Light resets the molecular clock by CRY-dependent degradation of the clock protein Timeless (TIM), although in specific subsets of key circadian pacemaker neurons, including the small ventral lateral neurons (s-LNvs), TIM and Period (PER) oscillations can be synchronized by light independent of CRY and canonical visual Rhodopsin phototransduction...
April 30, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776158/clusters-in-nonsmooth-oscillator-networks
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Rachel Nicks, Lucie Chambon, Stephen Coombes
For coupled oscillator networks with Laplacian coupling, the master stability function (MSF) has proven a particularly powerful tool for assessing the stability of the synchronous state. Using tools from group theory, this approach has recently been extended to treat more general cluster states. However, the MSF and its generalizations require the determination of a set of Floquet multipliers from variational equations obtained by linearization around a periodic orbit. Since closed form solutions for periodic orbits are invariably hard to come by, the framework is often explored using numerical techniques...
March 2018: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771436/correlations-of-neuronal-apoptosis-with-expressions-of-c-fos-and-c-jun-in-rats-with-post-ischemic-reconditioning-damage
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P Xiao, X-W Liu, N-N Zhao, R Fang, Q Wen, K-X Zeng, Y-L Wang
OBJECTIVE: Transcription factors (c-Fos and c-Jun) have been considered to play roles in the initiation of programmed nerve cell death. However, the roles of c-Fos and c-Jun protein expressions in neuronal apoptosis of rats with post-ischemic reconditioning damage were not clarified. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the correlations of protein expressions of c-Fos and c-Jun with neuronal apoptosis of rats with post-ischemic reconditioning damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat models of post-ischemic reconditioning were established firstly...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770521/nicotine-mediated-neuroprotection-of-rat-spinal-networks-against-excitotoxicity
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Jaspreet Kaur, Rossana Rauti, Andrea Nistri
Activation of neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) by nicotine is reported to protect brain neurons from glutamate excitotoxicity. We inquired whether a similar phenomenon can occur in the rat isolated spinal cord (or spinal slice culture) challenged by a transient (1 h) application of kainate (a powerful glutamate receptor agonist) to induce excitotoxicity mimicking spinal injury in vitro. We recorded spinal reflexes and fictive locomotion generated by the locomotor central pattern generator before and 24 h after applying kainate...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767302/amyloid-causes-intermittent-network-disruptions-in-cognitively-intact-older-subjects
#9
Susanne G Mueller
Recent findings in AD models but also human patients suggest that amyloid can cause intermittent neuronal hyperactivity. The overall goal of this study was to use dynamic fMRI analysis combined with graph analysis to a) characterize the graph analytical signature of two types of intermittent hyperactivity (spike-like (spike) and hypersynchronus-like (synchron)) in simulated data and b) to attempt to identify one of these signatures in task-free fMRIs of cognitively intact subjects (CN) with or without increased brain amyloid...
May 16, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765481/weak-periodic-signal-detection-by-sine-wiener-noise-induced-resonance-in-the-fitzhugh-nagumo-neuron
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Yuangen Yao, Jun Ma
Based on the FitzHugh-Nagumo (FHN) neuron model subjected to sine-Wiener (SW) noise, impacts of SW noise on weak periodic signal detection are investigated by calculating response measure Q for characterizing synchronization between the input signal and the output temporal activities of the neuron. It is numerically demonstrated that the response measure Q can achieve the optimal value under appropriate and moderate intensity or correlation time of SW noise, suggesting the occurrence of SW-noise-induced stochastic resonance...
June 2018: Cognitive Neurodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765480/effect-of-spike-timing-dependent-plasticity-on-stochastic-burst-synchronization-in-a-scale-free-neuronal-network
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Sang-Yoon Kim, Woochang Lim
We consider an excitatory population of subthreshold Izhikevich neurons which cannot fire spontaneously without noise. As the coupling strength passes a threshold, individual neurons exhibit noise-induced burstings. This neuronal population has adaptive dynamic synaptic strengths governed by the spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP). However, STDP was not considered in previous works on stochastic burst synchronization (SBS) between noise-induced burstings of sub-threshold neurons. Here, we study the effect of additive STDP on SBS by varying the noise intensity D in the Barabási-Albert scale-free network (SFN)...
June 2018: Cognitive Neurodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760977/fast-volume-scanning-light-sheet-microscopy-reveals-transient-neuronal-events
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Peter Haslehurst, Zhengyi Yang, Kishan Dholakia, Nigel Emptage
Light sheet fluorescence microscopy offers considerable potential to the cellular neuroscience community as it makes it possible to image extensive areas of neuronal structures, such as axons or dendrites, with a low light budget, thereby minimizing phototoxicity. However, the shallow depth of a light sheet, which is critical for achieving high contrast, well resolved images, adds a significant challenge if fast functional imaging is also required, as multiple images need to be collected across several image planes...
May 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757267/assessment-of-the-effects-of-endocrine-disrupting-compounds-on-the-development-of-vertebrate-neural-network-function-using-multi-electrode-arrays
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Karla R Sanchez, Mahlet D Mersha, Harbinder S Dhillon, Murali K Temburni
Bis-phenols, such as bis-phenol A (BPA) and bis-phenol-S (BPS), are polymerizing agents widely used in the production of plastics and numerous everyday products. They are classified as endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC) with estradiol-like properties. Long-term exposure to EDCs, even at low doses, has been linked with various health defects including cancer, behavioral disorders, and infertility, with greater vulnerability during early developmental periods. To study the effects of BPA on the development of neuronal function, we used an in vitro neuronal network derived from the early chick embryonic brain as a model...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754901/nocte-is-required-for-integrating-light-and-temperature-inputs-in-circadian-clock-neurons-of-drosophila
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Chenghao Chen, Min Xu, Yuto Anantaprakorn, Mechthild Rosing, Ralf Stanewsky
Circadian clocks organize biological processes to occur at optimized times of day and thereby contribute to overall fitness. While the regular daily changes of environmental light and temperature synchronize circadian clocks, extreme external conditions can bypass the temporal constraints dictated by the clock. Despite advanced knowledge about how the daily light-dark changes synchronize the clock, relatively little is known with regard to how the daily temperature changes influence daily timing and how temperature and light signals are integrated...
May 8, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747244/nucleus-reuniens-of-the-thalamus-controls-fear-memory-intensity-specificity-and-long-term-maintenance-during-consolidation
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Fernanda Troyner, Maira A Bicca, Leandro J Bertoglio
The thalamic nucleus reuniens (NR) has been shown to support bidirectional medial prefrontal cortex-hippocampus communication and synchronization relevant for cognitive processing. Using non-selective or prolonged inactivation of the NR, previous studies reported its activity positively modulates aversive memory consolidation. Here we examined the NR's role in consolidating contextual fear memories with varied strength, at both recent and more remote time points, using muscimol-induced temporary inactivation in rats...
May 10, 2018: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747058/generalized-pinning-synchronization-of-delayed-cohen-grossberg-neural-networks-with-discontinuous-activations
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Dongshu Wang, Lihong Huang, Longkun Tang, Jinsen Zhuang
In this article, generalized pinning synchronization problem is investigated for a class of Cohen-Grossberg neural networks with discontinuous neuron activations and mixed delays. By designing generalized pinning state-feedback and adaptive controllers, several criteria for global exponential synchronization and global asymptotical synchronization of the drive-response based system are obtained in view of non-smooth analysis theory with generalized Lyapunov functional method, in which first pinning the neurons with very small self-inhibition and small amplification functions is pointed out...
April 21, 2018: Neural Networks: the Official Journal of the International Neural Network Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746458/how-stimulation-frequency-and-intensity-impact-on-the-long-lasting-effects-of-coordinated-reset-stimulation
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Thanos Manos, Magteld Zeitler, Peter A Tass
Several brain diseases are characterized by abnormally strong neuronal synchrony. Coordinated Reset (CR) stimulation was computationally designed to specifically counteract abnormal neuronal synchronization processes by desynchronization. In the presence of spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) this may lead to a decrease of synaptic excitatory weights and ultimately to an anti-kindling, i.e. unlearning of abnormal synaptic connectivity and abnormal neuronal synchrony. The long-lasting desynchronizing impact of CR stimulation has been verified in pre-clinical and clinical proof of concept studies...
May 10, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745543/-a-new-algorithm-for-automatically-detecting-epileptiform-spikes-and-its-application-in-epilepsy-models
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Xiaoqian Chen, Zhouyan Feng, Zheshan Guo, Wenjie Zhou, Zhaoxiang Wang
Epilepsy is characterized by abnormally synchronized firing of neuronal populations, which is presented as epileptiform spikes in neural electrical signal recordings. In order to investigate the epileptiform spikes quantitatively, we designed a new window-based algorithm to automatically detect population spikes (PS) in acute epilepsy models in rat hippocampus CA1 region, and to calculate characteristic parameters of PS. Results show that the algorithm could recognize PS waveforms directly in wideband recording signals in epilepsy models induced by 4-aminopyridine (4-AP), a potassium channel blocker, or by picrotoxin (PTX), an antagonist of γ-aminobutyric acid A-type receptor...
August 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742032/modulation-of-motor-cortical-excitability-with-auditory-stimulation
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Olli Löfberg, Petro Julkunen, Elisa Kallioniemi, Ari Pääkkönen, Jari Karhu
Loud sounds have been demonstrated to increase motor cortex excitability when transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is synchronized with auditory evoked N100 potential measured from electroencephalography (EEG). The N100 potential is generated by an afferent response to sound onset and feature analysis, and upon novel sound it is also related to the arousal reaction. Arousal reaction is known to originate from the ascending reticular activating system of the brainstem and to modulate neuronal activity throughout the central nervous system...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738912/functionally-separated-networks-for-self-paced-and-externally-cued-motor-execution-in-parkinson-s-disease-evidence-from-deep-brain-recordings-in-humans
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Oliver Bichsel, Roger Gassert, Lennart Stieglitz, Mechthild Uhl, Heide Baumann-Vogel, Daniel Waldvogel, Christian R Baumann, Lukas L Imbach
Spatially segregated cortico-basal ganglia networks have been proposed for the control of goal-directed and habitual behavior. In Parkinson's disease, selective loss of dopaminergic neurons regulating sensorimotor (habitual) behavior might therefore predominantly cause deficits in habitual motor control, whereas control of goal-directed movement is relatively preserved. Following this hypothesis, we examined the electrophysiology of cortico-basal ganglia networks in Parkinson patients emulating habitual and goal-directed motor control during self-paced and externally-cued finger tapping, respectively, while simultaneously recording local field potentials in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and surface EEG...
May 5, 2018: NeuroImage
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