Author Archives: liz

effects of light and sound on prefrontal cortex activation and emotional responses

Posted comment on ´Effects of light and sound on the prefrontal cortex activation and emotional function:  a functional near-infrared spectroscopy study) written by S. Hori, K. Mori, T. Mashimo and A. Seiyama and published in Frontiers Neuroscience 9th June 2017 … Continue reading

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substantia nigral dopaminergic function in Parkinson disease

Posted comment on ´Habitual behaviour and dopamine cell vulnerability in Parkinson disease` by L.F. Hernández, P. Redgrave and J.A. Obeso and published in Frontiers Neuroanatomy 6th August 2015 doi 10.3389/fnana.2015.00099 SUMMARY This opinion article written by Hernández, Redgrave and Obeso … Continue reading

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updating beliefs under perceived threat

Posted comment on ´Updating beliefs under perceived threat` by N. Garrett, A.M. Gonzalez-Garzon, L. Levita and T. Sharot and published in Journal of Neuroscience 2018 vol. 38 (36) p. 7901 doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0716-18.2018 SUMMARY Garrett and colleagues sought with their experiments described … Continue reading

Posted in ageing, anxiety, emotions, fear learning, learning, memory recall, prefrontal cortex, Uncategorized, values | Tagged , , , , , , ,

hippocampus firing defines event boundaries in continuous experiences

Posted comment on ´The hippocampal film editor: sensitivity and specificity to event boundaries in continuous experience`  by A.B. Yakov and R.N. Henson and published in Journal of Neuroscience 2018 vol 38 (47) p. 10057 doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0524-18.2018 SUMMARY Yakov and Henson in … Continue reading

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role of angular gyrus in autobiographical memory and the Self

Posted comment on ´Specifying a causal role for angular gyrus in autobiographical memory` by H.M. Bonnici, L.G. Cheke, D.A.E. Green, T.H.M.B. FitzGerald and J.S. Simons and published in Journal of Neuroscience 2018 vol 38 (49) p. 10438 doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1239-18.2018 SUMMARY In … Continue reading

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reduced ventrolateral prefrontal cortex gray matter volume correlates to decision-making irrationality in aging

Posted comment on ´The reduction of ventrolateral prefrontal cortex gray matter volume correlates with loss of economic rationality in aging` by H-K. Chung, A. Tymula and P. Glimcher and published in Journal of Neuroscience 2017 37(49 12068 SUMMARY In their … Continue reading

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firing differences of tonically active interneurons in the striatum to reward events

Published comment on ´Differences between dorsal and ventral striatum in the sensitivity of tonically active neurons to rewarding events` by K. Marche, A-C. Martel and P. Apicella and published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 24th July 2017 doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2017.00052 SUMMARY Marche, … Continue reading

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