Lab News & Journal Club

April 17th, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Dendritic spikes enhance stimulus selectivity in cortical neurons in vivo
Spencer L. Smith, Ikuko T. Smith, Tiago Branco & Michael Hausser
(Presented by Nicholas)

April 12th, 2018
LAB MEETING: Visual Selective Attention in Mice
Lupeng Wang, Richard J. Krauzlis
(Presented by Baowang)

April 3rd, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Aging affects dual encoding of periodicity and envelope shape in rat inferior colliculus neurons
Björn Herrmann, Aravindakshan Parthasarathy, and Edward L. Bartlett
(Presented by Cat)

March 20th, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Aging affects the direction selectivity of MT cells in rhesus monkeys
Zhen Liang, Yun Yang, Guangxing Li, Jie Zhang, Yongchang Wang, Yifeng Zhou, Audie G. Leventhal
(Presented by Baowang)

March 16th, 2018
LAB MEETING: An automated platform for high-throughput mouse behavior and physiology with voluntary headfixation
Ryo Aoki , Tadashi Tsubota , Yuki Goya & Andrea Benucci
(Presented by Dylan)

March 8th, 2018
LAB MEETING: A Cortical Circuit for Gain
Control by Behavioral State
Yu Fu, Jason M. Tucciarone, J. Sebastian Espinosa, Nengyin Sheng, Daniel P. Darcy, Roger A. Nicoll, Z. Josh Huang, and Michael P. Stryker
(Presented by Veronica)

March 6th, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Vision and visual plasticity in ageing mice
Konrad Lehmann, Karl-Friedrich Schmidt and Siegrid Lowel
(Presented by Dylan)

March 1st, 2018
LAB MEETING: Modulation of Visual Responses
by Behavioral State in Mouse Visual Cortex
Cristopher Niell, Michael Stryker
(Presented by Chris)

February 20th, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Degradation of stimulus selectivity
of visual cortical cells in senescent rhesus monkeys
Matthew T. Schmolesky, Youngchang Wang, Mingliang Pu and Audie G. Leventhal
(Presented by Jagruti)

February 15th, 2018
LAB MEETING: A Novel Form of Stereo Vision in the Praying Mantis
Vivek Nityananda, Ghaith Tarawneh, Sid Henriksen, Diana Umeton, Adam Simmons, Jenny C.A. Read
(Presented by Jason)

February 6th, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Age-Related Alterations in Neurons of the Mouse Retina
Melanie A. SamuelYifeng ZhangMarkus Meister and Joshua R. Sanes
(Presented by Veronica)

February 2nd, 2018
LAB MEETING: Emergence of Direction Selectivity at the Convergence of Thalamo-Cortical Synapses in Visual Cortex
Anthony Lien, Massimo Scanziani
(Presented by Jagruti)

January 23rd, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Responses to Predictable versus Random Temporally
Complex Stimuli from Single Units in Auditory Thalamus:
Impact of Aging and Anesthesia
(Presented by Lauren)

January 19th, 2018
LAB MEETING: Learned spatiotemporal sequence recognition and prediction in primary visual cortex
Jeffrey P Gavornik & Mark F Bear
(Presented by Dylan)

January 12th, 2018
LAB MEETING: Feature-Specific Organization of Feedback Pathways in Mouse Visual Cortex
Carey Y.L. Huh, John P. Peach, Corbett Bennett, Roxana M. Vega, Shaul Hestrin
(Presented by Veronica)

January 9th, 2018
JOURNAL CLUB: Age-Related Changes in Temporal Processing of Rapidly-Presented Sound Sequences in the Macaque Auditory Cortex
Chi-Wing Ng and Gregg H. Recanzone
(Presented by Mackenzie)

January 5th, 2018
LAB MEETING: Cortico-fugal output from visual cortex promotes plasticity of innate motor behaviour
Bao-hua Liu, Andrew D. Huberman & Massimo Scanziani
(Presented by Chris)

December 14th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Jason presented his data

December 8th, 2017
LAB MEETING: A Three-Dimensional Spatiotemporal Receptive Field Model Explains Responses of Area MT Neurons to Naturalistic Movies
Shinji Nishimoto and Jack L. Gallant
(Presented by Jagruti)

December 1st, 2017
LAB MEETING: Sensory coding accuracy and perceptual performance are improved during the desynchronized cortical state
Charles B. Beaman, Sarah L. Eagleman1, & Valentin Dragoi
(Presented by Baowang)

November 28th, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Synaptic transmission at the endbulb of Held deteriorates during age-related hearing loss.
Xie R, Manis PB
(Presented by Nace)

November 17th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Thalamic inhibition regulates critical-period plasticity in visual cortex and thalamus
Jean-Pierre Sommeijer, Mehran Ahmadlou, M. Hadi Saiepour, Koen Seignette, Rogier Min, J. Alexander Heimel and Christiaan N. Levelt
(Presented by Sarina)

November 3rd, 2017
LAB MEETING: Audiovisual Modulation in Mouse Primary Visual Cortex Depends on Cross-Modal Stimulus Configuration and Congruency
Guido T. Meijer, Jorrit S. Montijn, XCyriel M.A. Pennartz, and XCarien S. Lansink
(Presented by Veronica)

October 31st, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Jason presented his binocular disparity data

October 26th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Dylan presented his adaptation data

October 19th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Representation of visual scenes by local neuronal populations in layer 2/3 of mouse visual cortex
Björn M. Kampa, Morgane M. Roth, Werner Göbel and Fritjof Helmchen
(Presented by Chris)

October 17th, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Perinatal nicotine exposure impairs the maturation of glutamatergic inputs in the auditory brainstem
Veronika J. Baumann, Ursula Koch
(Presented by Brian)

October 12th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Adaptive processes in thalamus and cortex revealed by silencing of primary visual cortex during contrast adaptation
Jillian L. King, Matthew P. Lowe, Kurt R. Stover, Aimee A. Wong, Nathan A. Crowder
(Presented by Jason)

October 5th, 2017
LAB MEETING: How MT cells analyze the motion of visual patterns
Nicole C Rust, Valerio Mante2, Eero P Simoncelli1, & J Anthony Movshon
(Presented by Jagruti)

October 2nd, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: GABA Concentration Is Reduced in Visual Cortex in Schizophrenia and Correlates with Orientation-Specific
Surround Suppression
Jong H. Yoon, Richard J. Maddock, Ariel Rokem, Michael A. Silver, Michael J. Minzenberg, J. Daniel Ragland,
and Cameron S. Carter
(Presented by Nicholas)

September 28th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Veronica presented her data

June 20th, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Early hyperactivity and precocious maturation of corticostriatal circuits in Shank3B−/− mice
Rui T Peixoto, Wengang Wang, Donyell M Croney, Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy & Bernardo L Sabatini
Nature Neuroscience, 2016
(Presented by Bradley)

June 14th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Visuomotor coupling shapes the functional development of mouse visual cortex
Alexander Attinger, Bo Wang, Georg B. Keller
Cell, 2017
(presented by Baowang)

May 23rd, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: A computational perspective on autism
Ari RosenbergJaclyn Sky Patterson, & Dora E. Angelaki
PNAS, 2015
(presented by Jason)

May 17th, 2017
LAB MEETING: How Is a Sensory Map Read Out? Effects of Microstimulation in Visual Area MT on Saccades and Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements
Jennifer M. Groh, Richard T. Born, & William T. Newsome
Journal of Neuroscience, 1997
(presented by Jagruti)

April 26th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Retinal origin of direction selectivity in the superior colliculus
Xuefeng Shi, Jad Barchini, Hector Acaron Ledesma, David Koren, Yanjiao Jin, Xiaorong Liu1, Wei Wei & Jianhua Cang
Nature Neuroscience, 2017
(presented by Veronica)

April 19th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Active cortical dendrites modulate perception
Naoya Takahashi, Thomas G. Oertner, Peter Hegemann, Matthew E. Larkum
Science 2016
(presented by Dylan)

April 18th, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Disruption of visual circuit formation and refinement in a mouse model of autism
Cheng, N., Khanbabaei, M., Murari, K., & Rho, J. M.
Autism Research 2017
(presented by Devon)

April 12th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Temporally precise labeling and control of neuromodulatory circuits in the mammalian brain
D Lee, M Creed, K Jung, T Stefanelli, D Wendler, W Oh, N Mignocchi, C Luscher, & H Kwon
Nature Methods 2017
(presented by Devon)

April 4th, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Impaired Critical Period Plasticity in Primary Auditory Cortex of Fragile X Model Mice
Heesoo Kim, Robert Gibboni, Colleen Kirkhart, and Shaowen Bao
Journal of Neuroscience 2013
(presented by David)

March 29th, 2017
LAB MEETING: Locomotion induces stimulus-specific response enhancement in adult visual cortex
Kaneko, Megumi, Yu Fu, and Michael P. Stryker
Journal of Neuroscience 2017
(presented by Baowong)

March 22nd, 2017
LAB MEETING: Instantaneous correlation of excitation and inhibition during ongoing and sensory-evoked activities
Okun, Michael, and Ilan Lampl
Nature Neuroscience 2008
(presented by Jagruti)

March 21st, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: DPOAEs and contralateral acoustic stimulation and their link to sound hypersensitivity in children with autism
Danesh, Ali A., and Wafaa A. Kaf
Internal Journal of Audiology 2012
(presented by Cat)

March 15th, 2017
LAB MEETING: GABAergic Neurons in Ferret Visual Cortex Participate in Functionally Specific Networks
Daniel E. Wilson, Gordon B. Smith, Amanda L. Jacob, Theo Walker, Jordane Dimidschstein, Gord Fishell, & David Fitzpatrick
Neuron 2017
(presented by Jason)

March 8th, 2017
LAB MEETING: A Comparison of Visual Response Properties in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus and Primary Visual Cortex of Awake and Anesthetized Mice
Severine Durand,* XRamakrishnan Iyer,* Kenji Mizuseki, Saskia de Vries, Stefan Mihalas, & R. Clay Reid
Journal of Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Veronica)

March 7th, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Autism review
(presented by Audrey)

March 1st, 2017
LAB MEETING: Laminar differences in the orientation selectivity of geniculate afferents in mouse primary visual cortex
Satoru Kondo & Kenichi Ohki
Nature Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Dylan)

February 22nd, 2017
LAB MEETING: Binocular matching of thalamocortical and intracortical circuits in the mouse visual cortex
Gu, Y., & Cang, J.
eLife 2016
(presented by Devon)

February 21st, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: A neural circuit for spatial summation in visual cortex
Hillel Adesnik, William Bruns, Hiroki Taniguchi, Z. Josh Huang & Massimo Scanziani
Nature 2012
(presented by Baowong)

February 1st, 2017
LAB MEETING: An excitatory basis for divisive normalization in visual cortex
Tatsuo K Sato, Bilal Haider, Michael Häusser, & Matteo Carandini
Nature Neuroscience 2017
(presented by Baowong)

January 18th, 2017
LAB MEETING: The spatial structure of correlated neuronal variability
Robert Rosenbaum, Matthew A Smith, Adam Kohn, Jonathan E Rubin, & Brent Doiron
Nature Neuroscience 2017
(presented by Jagruti)

January 17th, 2017
JOURNAL CLUB: Spontaneous events outline the realm of possible sensory reponses in neocortical populations
A. Luczak, P. Bartho, K.D. Harris
Neuron, 62 (2009), pp. 413–425
(presented by Jagruti)

December 14th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Microscopic Eye Movements Compensate for Nonhomogeneous Vision within the Fovea
Martina Poletti, Chiara Listorti, and Michele Rucci
Current Biology 2013
Microsaccadic Efficacy and Contribution to Foveal and Peripheral Vision
Michael B. McCamy, Jorge Otero-Millan, Stephen L. Macknik, Yan Yang, Xoana G. Troncoso, Steven M. Baer, Sharon M. Crook, and Susana Martinez-Conde
J. Neurosci. 2012
(presented by Jason)

December 13th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Humans integrate visual and haptic information in a statistically optimal fashion
Marc O. Ernst and Martin S. Banks
Letters to Nature 2002
Multisensory Decision-Making in Rats and Humans
David Raposo, John P. Sheppard, Paul R. Schrater, and Anne K. Churchland
J. Neurosci. 2012
(presented by Veronica)

December 7th, 2016
LAB NEWS: Congrats to Jagruti for her new paper in the Journal of Neurophysiology!

November 29th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: The dominant role of low-frequency interaural time differences in sound localization
Wightman and Kistler
J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 1992
Two Image Lateralization of Tones and Clicks
Hafter and Jeffress
J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 1968
(presented by Lauren)

November 23rd, 2016
LAB MEETING: Functional Organization of Flash-Induced V1 Offline Reactivation
Kenta Funayama, Nobuhiro Hagura, Hiroshi Ban, and XYuji Ikegaya
Journal of Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Veronica)

November 9th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Mixed functional microarchitectures for orientation selectivity in the mouse primary visual cortex
Satoru Kondo, Takashi Yoshida, and Kenichi Ohki
Nature Communications 2016
(presented by Devon)

October 28-30th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Expedition to tour the McDonald Observatory!

October 19th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Sublinear integration underlies binocular processing in primary visual cortex
Fabio Longordo, Minh-Son To, Kaori Ikeda, and Greg J Stuart
Nature Neuroscience 2013
(presented by Joe)

October 18th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB:  Intrinsic biophysical diversity decorrelates neuronal firing while increasing information content
Krishnan Padmanabhan and Nathaniel N Urban
Nature Neuroscience 2010
(presented by Brad)

October 4th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Prior Expectation Mediates Neural Adaptation to Repeated Sounds in the Auditory Cortex: An MEG Study
Ana Todorovic, Freek van Ede, Eric Maris, and Floris P. de Lange
Journal of Neuroscience 2011
(presented by Jason)

September 26th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Internal state of monkey primary visual cortex (V1) predicts figure–ground perception
Supèr, Hans, Chris van der Togt, Henk Spekreijse, and Victor AF Lamme
Journal of Neuroscience 2003
(presented by Baowong)

September 20th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: A mechanistic understanding of the role of feedforward inhibition in the mammalian sound localization circuitry
Michael T. Roberts, Stephanie C. Seeman, and Nace L. Golding
Neuron 2013
(presented by Nace)

September 13th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Regulation of the gain of visually guided smooth-pursuit eye movements by frontal cortex
Tanaka, Masaki, and Stephen G. Lisberger
Nature 2001
(presented by Jagruti)

August 31st, 2016
LAB MEETING: Somatostatin Interneurons Control a Key Component of Mismatch Negativity in Mouse Visual Cortex
Jordan P. Hamm and Rafael Yuste
Cell Reports 2016
(presented by Jason)

August 18th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: A Developmental Switch to GABAergic Inhibition Dependent on Increases in Kv1-Type K+ Currents
MacKenzie A. Howard, R. M. Burger, and Edwin W. Rubel
J. Neurosci. 2007
(presented by David)

August 17th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Spatial clustering of tuning in mouse primary visual cortex
Dario L. Ringach, Patrick J. Mineault, Elaine Tring, Nicholas D. Olivas, Pablo Garcia-Junco-Clemente, and Joshua T. Trachtenberg
Nature Communications 2016
(presented by Veronica)

August 5th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Excitatory Actions of GABA in the Cortex
Allan T. Gulledge and Greg J. Stuart
Neuron 2003
(presented by Brian)

July 27th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Perceptual consequences of centre–surround antagonism in visual motion processing
Duje Tadin, Joseph S. Lappin, Lee A. Gilroy, and Randolph Blake
Letters to Nature 2003
(presented by Baowong)

July 22nd, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: The contribution of inhibitory mechanisms to the receptive field properties of neurones in the striate cortex of the cat
A. M. Silitto
J. Physiol. 1975
(presented by Baowong)

July 20th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Vision and locomotion shape the interactions between neuron types in mouse visual cortex
Mario Dipoppa, Adam Ranson, Michael Krumin, Marius Pachitariu, Matteo Carandini, and Kenneth D Harris
bioRxiv 2016
(presented by Devon)

July 15th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Mechanism of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) action and its relation to synaptic inhibition
SW Kuffler and C. Edwards
J Neurophysiology 1958
(presented by Jagruti)

July 13th, 2016
LAB MEETING: The Interaction of Bayesian Priors and Sensory Data and Its Neural Circuit Implementation in Visually Guided Movement
Jin Yang, Joonyeol Lee, and Stephen G. Lisberger
Journal of Neuroscience 2012
(presented by Jagruti)

June 29th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Adaptive Acceleration of Visually Evoked Smooth Eye Movements in Mice
Takashi Kodama and Sascha du Lac
Journal of Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Jason)

June 24th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Inhibitory interaction of receptor units in the eye of Limulus
H.K. Hartline and F. Ratliff
Journal of General Physiology 1956
(presented by Veronica)

June 22nd, 2016
LAB NEWS: Congrats to Jagruti for her 2016 Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Student Research Fellowship!!

June 22nd, 2016
LAB MEETING: Enhanced Spatial Resolution During Locomotion and Heightened Attention in Mouse Primary Visual Cortex
Patrick J. Mineault, Elaine Tring, Joshua T. Trachtenberg, and Dario L. Ringach
Journal of Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Veronica)

June 16th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Orientation selectivity and the functional clustering of synaptic inputs in primary visual cortex
Daniel E Wilson, David E Whitney, Benjamin Scholl, and David Fitzpatrick
Nature Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Nicholas)

June 10th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Differences between Somatic and Dendritic Inhibition in the Hippocampus
Richard Miles, Katalin Tóth, Attila I Gulyás, Norbert Hájos, and Tamas F Freund
Neuron 1996
(presented by Lauren)

June 8th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Inhibitory Neuron Transplantation into Adult Visual Cortex Creates a New Critical Period that Rescues Impaired Vision
Melissa F. Davis, Dario X. Figueroa Velez, Roblen P. Guevarra, Michael C. Yang, Mariyam Habeeb, Mathew C. Carathedathu, and Sunil P. Gandhi
Neuron 2015
(presented by Devon)

June 1st, 2016
LAB MEETING: Principles underlying sensory map topography in primary visual cortex
Jens Kremkow, Jianzhong Jin, Yushi Wang, and Jose Alonso
Nature 2016
(presented by Baowong)

May 27th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Shift from depolarizing to hyperpolarizing glycine action in rat auditory neurones is due to age-dependent Cl- regulation
I. Ehrlich, S. Lohrke, and E. Friauf
J. Phys. 1999
(presented by Bradley)

May 25th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Sensory Population Decoding for Visually Guided Movements
Sonja S. Hohl, Kris S. Chaisanguanthum, and Stephen G. Lisberger
Neuron 2013
(presented by Jagruti)

May 13th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Mice Can Use Second-Order, Contrast-Modulated Stimuli to Guide Visual Perception
Zeinab Khastkhodaei, Ovidiu Jurjut, Steffen Katzner, & Laura Busse
Journal of Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Jason)

May 11th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Practice for Vision Sciences Society 2016
(presented by Jason)

May 4th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Rivalry-Like Neural Activity in Primary Visual Cortex in Anesthetized Monkeys
H Xu, C Han, M Chen, P Li, S Zhu, Y Fang, J Hu, H Ma and H Lu
Journal of Neuroscience 2016
(presented by Chris)

April 29th, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Neuronal Firing Rate Homeostasis Is Inhibited by Sleep and Promoted by Wake
KB Hengen, A Torrado Pacheco, JN McGregor, SD Van Hooser, and GG Turrigiano
Cell 2016
(presented by Nace)

April 27th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Mouse primary visual cortex is used to detect both orientation and contrast changes
Lindsay Glickfield, Mark Histed, and John Maunsell
Journal of Neurobiology 2013
(presented by Veronica)

April 20th, 2016
LAB MEETING: The Fuzzy Logic of Network Connectivity in Mouse Visual Thalamus
Josh Lyskowski Morgan, Daniel Raimund Berger, Arthur Willis Wetzel, and Jeff William Lichtman
Cell 2016
(presented by Nicholas)

April 1st, 2016
JOURNAL CLUB: Experience with moving visual stimuli drives the early development of cortical direction selectivity
Y Li, SD Van Hooser, M Mazurek, LE White, and D Fitzpatrick
Nature 2008
(presented by Nicholas)

March 30th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Visual dysfunction, but not rental thinning, following anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis
Alexander Brandt, Timm Oberwahrenbrock, Janine Mikolajczak, Hanna Zimmerman, Harald Pruss, Firedemann Paul, and Carsten Finke
American Academy of Neurology
(presented by Mert)

March 17th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Pooled, but not single-neuron, responses in macaque V4 represent a solution to the stereo correspondence problem
Mohammad Abdolrahmani, Takahiro Doi, Hiroshi M Shiozaki, and Ichiro Fujita
Journal of Neurophysiology
(presented Jason)

February 25th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Cellular mechanisms of brain state–dependent gain modulation in visual cortex
Pierre-Olivier Polack, Jonathan Friedman, and Peyman Golshani
Nature Neuroscience 2013
(presented by Jagruti)

February 11th, 2016
LAB MEETING: Thalamic nuclei convey diverse contextual information to layer 1 of visual cortex
Morgane M Roth, Johannes C Dahmen, Dylan R Muir, Fabia Imhof, Francisco J Martini, and Sonja B Hofer
Nature Neuroscience 2015
(presented by Veronica)

October 7th, 2015
DAILY TEXAN: Three brain research teams awarded $4 million from BRAIN Initiative…

October 2nd, 2015
UT NEWS: UT Austin Receives $4M to Develop Techniques for Brain Imaging & Manipulation…