Experimental and theoretical probe on mechano- and chemosensory integration in the insect antennal lobe

Frontiers in Physiology
In nature, olfactory signals are delivered to detectors—for example, insect antennae—by means of turbulent air, which exerts concurrent chemical and mechanical stimulation on the detectors.

Improved Locomotor Recovery in a Rat Model of Spinal Cord Injury by BioLuminescent-OptoGenetic (BL-OG) Stimulation with an Enhanced Luminopsin

International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Irrespective of the many strategies focused on dealing with spinal cord injury (SCI), there is still no way to restore motor function efficiently or an adequate regenerative therapy.

Roadmap on wavefront shaping and deep imaging in complex media

J. Phys. Photonics
The last decade has seen the development of a wide set of tools, such as wavefront shaping, computational or fundamental methods, that allow us to understand and control light propagation in a complex medium, such as biological tissues or multimode fibers.

Mapping odorant sensitivities reveals a sparse but structured representation of olfactory chemical space by sensory input to the mouse olfactory bulb

eLife Sciences
In olfactory systems, convergence of sensory neurons onto glomeruli generates a map of odorant receptor identity. How glomerular maps relate to sensory space remains unclear.

Motor cortex activity across movement speeds is predicted by network-level strategies for generating muscle activity

eLife Sciences
Learned movements can be skillfully performed at different paces. What neural strategies produce this flexibility? Can they be predicted and understood by network modeling?

Coupling of Mouse Olfactory Bulb Projection Neurons to Fluctuating Odor Pulses

JNeurosci The Journal of Neuroscience
Odors are transported by turbulent air currents, creating complex temporal fluctuations in odor concentration that provide a potentially informative stimulus dimension.

Three-Photon Adaptive Optics for Mouse Brain Imaging

Frontiers in Neuroscience
Three-photon microscopy (3PM) was shown to allow deeper imaging than two-photon microscopy (2PM) in scattering biological tissues, such as the mouse brain, since the longer excitation wavelength reduces tissue scattering and the non-linear excitation suppresses out-of-focus background fluorescence.

Adolescent thalamic inhibition leads to long-lasting impairments in prefrontal cortex function

Nature Neuroscience
Impaired cortical maturation is a postulated mechanism in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia. In the sensory cortex, activity relayed by the thalamus during a postnatal sensitive period is essential for proper cortical maturation.

Signatures of rapid plasticity in hippocampal CA1 representations during novel experiences

A Cell Press Journal: Neuron
Neurons in the hippocampus exhibit a striking selectivity for specific combinations of sensory features, forming representations that are thought to subserve episodic memory.