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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221884/neural-network-model-for-thermal-inactivation-of-salmonella-typhimurium-to-elimination-in-ground-chicken-acquisition-of-data-by-whole-sample-enrichment-miniature-most-probable-number-method
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T P Oscar
Predictive models are valuable tools for assessing food safety. Existing thermal inactivation models for Salmonella and ground chicken do not provide predictions above 71°C, which is below the recommended final cooked temperature of 73.9°C for chicken. They also do not predict when all Salmonella are eliminated without extrapolating beyond the data used to develop them. Thus, a study was undertaken to develop a model for thermal inactivation of Salmonella to elimination in ground chicken at temperatures above those of existing models...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218241/massively-augmented-hippocampal-dentate-granule-cell-activation-accompanies-epilepsy-development
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Christopher G Dengler, Cuiyong Yue, Hajime Takano, Douglas A Coulter
In a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy, multicellular calcium imaging revealed that disease emergence was accompanied by massive amplification in the normally sparse, afferent stimulation-induced activation of hippocampal dentate granule cells. Patch recordings demonstrated reductions in local inhibitory function within the dentate gyrus at time points where sparse activation was compromised. Mimicking changes in inhibitory synaptic function and transmembrane chloride regulation was sufficient to elicit the dentate gyrus circuit collapse evident during epilepsy development...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203201/modulation-of-synaptic-plasticity-in-the-cortex-needs-to-understand-all-the-players
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Claire N J Meunier, Pascal Chameau, Philippe M Fossier
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is involved in cognitive tasks such as working memory, decision making, risk assessment and regulation of attention. These functions performed by the PFC are supposed to rely on rhythmic electrical activity generated by neuronal network oscillations determined by a precise balance between excitation and inhibition balance (E/I balance) resulting from the coordinated activities of recurrent excitation and feedback and feedforward inhibition. Functional alterations in PFC functions have been associated with cognitive deficits in several pathologies such as major depression, anxiety and schizophrenia...
2017: Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195311/reduced-local-input-to-fast-spiking-interneurons-in-the-somatosensory-cortex-in-the-gabaa-%C3%AE-2-r43q-mouse-model-of-absence-epilepsy
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Stephen P Currie, Liliana L Luz, Sam A Booker, David J A Wyllie, Peter C Kind, Michael I Daw
OBJECTIVE: Absence seizures in childhood absence epilepsy are initiated in the thalamocortical (TC) system. We investigated if these seizures result from altered development of the TC system before the appearance of seizures in mice containing a point mutation in γ-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA ) receptor γ2 subunits linked to childhood absence epilepsy (R43Q). Findings from conditional mutant mice indicate that expression of normal γ2 subunits during preseizure ages protect from later seizures...
February 13, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193691/optogenetic-examination-of-prefrontal-amygdala-synaptic-development
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Maithe Arruda-Carvalho, Wan-Chen Wu, Kirstie A Cummings, Roger L Clem
A brain network comprising the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and amygdala plays important roles in developmentally-regulated cognitive and emotional processes. However, very little is known about the maturation of mPFC-amygdala circuitry. We conducted anatomical tracing of mPFC projections and optogenetic interrogation of their synaptic connections with neurons in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) at neonatal to adult developmental stages in mice. Results indicate that mPFC-BLA projections exhibit delayed emergence relative to other mPFC pathways and establish synaptic transmission with BLA excitatory and inhibitory neurons in late infancy, events which coincide with a massive increase in overall synaptic drive...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186814/optimum-mixed-state-discrimination-for-noisy-entanglement-enhanced-sensing
#6
Quntao Zhuang, Zheshen Zhang, Jeffrey H Shapiro
Quantum metrology utilizes nonclassical resources, such as entanglement or squeezed light, to realize sensors whose performance exceeds that afforded by classical-state systems. Environmental loss and noise, however, easily destroy nonclassical resources and, thus, nullify the performance advantages of most quantum-enhanced sensors. Quantum illumination (QI) is different. It is a robust entanglement-enhanced sensing scheme whose 6 dB performance advantage over a coherent-state sensor of the same average transmitted photon number survives the initial entanglement's eradication by loss and noise...
January 27, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167793/theory-of-cortical-function
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David J Heeger
Most models of sensory processing in the brain have a feedforward architecture in which each stage comprises simple linear filtering operations and nonlinearities. Models of this form have been used to explain a wide range of neurophysiological and psychophysical data, and many recent successes in artificial intelligence (with deep convolutional neural nets) are based on this architecture. However, neocortex is not a feedforward architecture. This paper proposes a first step toward an alternative computational framework in which neural activity in each brain area depends on a combination of feedforward drive (bottom-up from the previous processing stage), feedback drive (top-down context from the next stage), and prior drive (expectation)...
February 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162806/a-neural-circuit-for-auditory-dominance-over-visual-perception
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You-Hyang Song, Jae-Hyun Kim, Hye-Won Jeong, Ilsong Choi, Daun Jeong, Kwansoo Kim, Seung-Hee Lee
When conflicts occur during integration of visual and auditory information, one modality often dominates the other, but the underlying neural circuit mechanism remains unclear. Using auditory-visual discrimination tasks for head-fixed mice, we found that audition dominates vision in a process mediated by interaction between inputs from the primary visual (VC) and auditory (AC) cortices in the posterior parietal cortex (PTLp). Co-activation of the VC and AC suppresses VC-induced PTLp responses, leaving AC-induced responses...
January 27, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158187/correction-when-optimal-feedback-control-is-not-enough-feedforward-strategies-are-required-for-optimal-control-with-active-sensing
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005190.].
February 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154151/dynamic-shaping-of-the-defensive-peripersonal-space-through-predictive-motor-mechanisms-when-the-near-becomes-far
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Ambra Bisio, Francesca Garbarini, Monica Biggio, Carlotta Fossataro, Piero Ruggeri, Marco Bove
: The Hand Blink Reflex (HBR) is a subcortical defensive response, known to dramatically increase when the stimulated hand is statically positioned inside the defensive peripersonal space (DPPS) of the face. Here, we tested in a group of healthy human subjects the HBR in dynamic conditions, investigating whether the direction of the hand movements (up-to/down-from the face) could modulate it. We found that, on equal hand position, the response enhancement was present only when the hand approached to (and not receded from) the DPPS of the face...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153767/hybrid-modeling-of-microbial-exopolysaccharide-eps-production-the-case-of-enterobacter-a47
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Rodolfo Marques, Moritz von Stosch, Rui M C Portela, Cristiana A V Torres, Sílvia Antunes, Filomena Freitas, Maria A M Reis, Rui Oliveira
Enterobacter A47 is a bacterium that produces high amounts of a fucose-rich exopolysaccharide (EPS) from glycerol residue of the biodiesel industry. The fed-batch process is characterized by complex non-linear dynamics with highly viscous pseudo-plastic rheology due to the accumulation of EPS in the culture medium. In this paper, we study hybrid modeling as a methodology to increase the predictive power of models for EPS production optimization. We compare six hybrid structures that explore different levels of knowledge-based and machine-learning model components...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149391/spatial-control-of-reflexes-posture-and-movement-in-normal-conditions-and-after-neurological-lesions
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Anatol G Feldman, Mindy F Levin
Control of reflexes is usually associated with central modulation of their sensitivity (gain) or phase-dependent inhibition and facilitation of their influences on motoneurons (reflex gating). Accumulated empirical findings show that the gain modulation and reflex gating are secondary, emergent properties of central control of spatial thresholds at which reflexes become functional. In this way, the system pre-determines, in a feedforward and task-specific way, where, in a spatial domain or a frame of reference, muscles are allowed to work without directly prescribing EMG activity and forces...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147609/time-domain-versus-frequency-domain-effort-weighting-in-active-noise-control-design
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Emmanuel Friot
Active noise control is often designed by minimizing an error index which includes a penalty on the actuator inputs. In this way, an effort-weighting parameter allows one to monitor the maximum voltages applied to the control sources. Two effort-weighting techniques have been widely implemented in previous studies, Tikhonov regularization for frequency-domain simulations and the leaky filtered-reference least mean square algorithm for real-time feedforward control. This paper introduces the formal connection between the weighting parameters of these two techniques...
January 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141541/the-roles-of-feedback-and-feedforward-as-humans-learn-to-control-unknown-dynamic-systems
#14
Xingye Zhang, Shaoqian Wang, Jesse B Hoagg, T Michael Seigler
We present results from an experiment in which human subjects interact with an unknown dynamic system 40 times during a two-week period. During each interaction, subjects are asked to perform a command-following (i.e., pursuit tracking) task. Each subject's performance at that task improves from the first trial to the last trial. For each trial, we use subsystem identification to estimate each subject's feedforward (or anticipatory) control, feedback (or reactive) control, and feedback time delay. Over the 40 trials, the magnitudes of the identified feedback controllers and the identified feedback time delays do not change significantly...
January 26, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138530/feedforward-and-feedback-frequency-dependent-interactions-in-a-large-scale-laminar-network-of-the-primate-cortex
#15
Jorge F Mejias, John D Murray, Henry Kennedy, Xiao-Jing Wang
Interactions between top-down and bottom-up processes in the cerebral cortex hold the key to understanding attentional processes, predictive coding, executive control, and a gamut of other brain functions. However, the underlying circuit mechanism remains poorly understood and represents a major challenge in neuroscience. We approached this problem using a large-scale computational model of the primate cortex constrained by new directed and weighted connectivity data. In our model, the interplay between feedforward and feedback signaling depends on the cortical laminar structure and involves complex dynamics across multiple (intralaminar, interlaminar, interareal, and whole cortex) scales...
November 2016: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131824/a-dynamic-model-of-immune-responses-to-antigen-presentation-predicts-different-regions-of-tumor-or-pathogen-elimination
#16
Eduardo D Sontag
The immune system must discriminate between agents of disease and an organism's healthy cells. While the identification of an antigen as self/non-self is critically important, the dynamic features of antigen presentation may also determine the immune system's response. Here, we use a simple mathematical model of immune activation to explore the idea of antigen discrimination through dynamics. We propose that antigen presentation is coupled to two nodes, one regulatory and one effecting the immune response, through an incoherent feedforward loop and repressive feedback...
January 25, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131397/multi-loop-control-of-ups-inverter-with-a-plug-in-odd-harmonic-repetitive-controller
#17
Reza Razi, Mohammad-Sadegh Karbasforooshan, Mohammad Monfared
This paper proposes an improved multi-loop control scheme for the single-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) inverter by using a plug-in odd-harmonic repetitive controller to regulate the output voltage. In the suggested control method, the output voltage and the filter capacitor current are used as the outer and inner loop feedback signals, respectively and the instantaneous value of the reference voltage feedforwarded to the output of the controller. Instead of conventional linear (proportional-integral/-resonant) and conventional repetitive controllers, a plug-in odd-harmonic repetitive controller is employed in the outer loop to regulate the output voltage, which occupies less memory space and offers faster tracking performance compared to the conventional one...
January 25, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124834/hybrid-network-model-for-deep-learning-of-chemical-data-application-to-antimicrobial-peptides
#18
Petra Schneider, Alex T Müller, Gisela Gabernet, Alexander L Button, Gernot Posselt, Silja Wessler, Jan A Hiss, Gisbert Schneider
We present a "deep" network architecture for chemical data analysis and classification together with a prospective proof-of-concept application. The model features a self-organizing map (SOM) as the input layer of a feedforward neural network. The SOM converts molecular descriptors to a two-dimensional image for further processing. We implemented lateral neuron inhibition for contrast enhancement. The model achieved improved classification accuracy and predictive robustness compared to feedforward network classifiers lacking the SOM layer...
January 2017: Molecular Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123025/sodium-pumps-mediate-activity-dependent-changes-in-mammalian-motor-networks
#19
Laurence D Picton, Filipe Nascimento, Matthew J Broadhead, Keith T Sillar, Gareth B Miles
: Ubiquitously expressed sodium pumps are best known for maintaining the ionic gradients and resting membrane potential required for generating action potentials. However, activity- and state-dependent changes in pump activity can also influence neuronal firing and regulate rhythmic network output. Here we demonstrate that changes in sodium pump activity regulate locomotor networks in the spinal cord of neonatal mice. The sodium pump inhibitor, ouabain, increased the frequency and decreased the amplitude of drug-induced locomotor bursting, effects that were dependent on the presence of the neuromodulator dopamine...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114295/an-inhibitory-pull-push-circuit-in-frontal-cortex
#20
Pablo Garcia-Junco-Clemente, Taruna Ikrar, Elaine Tring, Xiangmin Xu, Dario L Ringach, Joshua T Trachtenberg
Push-pull is a canonical computation of excitatory cortical circuits. By contrast, we identify a pull-push inhibitory circuit in frontal cortex that originates in vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)-expressing interneurons. During arousal, VIP cells rapidly and directly inhibit pyramidal neurons; VIP cells also indirectly excite these pyramidal neurons via parallel disinhibition. Thus, arousal exerts a feedback pull-push influence on excitatory neurons-an inversion of the canonical push-pull of feedforward input...
January 23, 2017: Nature Neuroscience
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