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choice changes connectivity between prefrontal cortex and striatum

Posted comment on ´Human choice strategy varies with anatomical projections from ventromedial prefrontal cortex to medial striatum` by P. Piray, I. Toni and R. Cools and published in Journal of Neuroscience 2016, 36 (10) p. 2857; doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2033-15.2016 SUMMARY Piray, Toni … Continue reading

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event related potentials show primary visual consciousness

Posted comment on ´Cortical Neural Synchronisation Underlies Primary Visual Consciousness of Qualia: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials` by C.Babiloni, N. Marzona, A. Soricelli, S. Cordone, J.C. Millan-Calenti, C. Del Percio and A. Bujan and published in Front.Hum. Neurosci. 30th June 2016, … Continue reading

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adenosine receptors and neuronal firing

Posted comment on ´Adenosine receptors: expression, function and regulation` by S. Sheth, R. Brito, D. Mukherjea, L.P: Rybak and V. Ramkumar and published in International Journal of Molecular Science 2014 15(2) 2024-2052 doi.org/10.3390/ijms15022024 pmcid:pmc3958836 SUMMARY Adenosine receptors (ARs) are G-protein … Continue reading

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GABA B receptor related synaptic inhibition mechanism in the hippocampus

Posted comment on ´Neuronal chloride regulation via KCC2 is modulated through a GABA B receptor protein complex`  by R. Wright, S.E. Newey, A. Ilie, W. Wefelmeyer, J.V. Raimondo, R. Ginham, R.A. J. Mcllhinney and C.J. Akerman and published in Journal … Continue reading

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prefrontal cortex short-term potentiation model for working memory

Posted comment on ´A Spiking Working Memory Model Based on Hebbian Short-Term Potentiation` by F. Fiebig and A. Lansner and published in Journal of Neuroscience 37(1) p. 83: doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1989-16.2016 SUMMARY Researchers hypothesize that the encoding and maintenance of informational items … Continue reading

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action of anaesthetic agents at the neuronal cell membrane

Posted comment on ´When the lights go out` by Philip Ball and published in New Scientist no. 3115 4th March 2017 p. 36 SUMMARY As Ball states in the beginning of his article, after 177 years of using anaesthetic agents … Continue reading

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blocking hippocampal AMPAR removal prevents forgetting

Posted comment on ´Blocking Synaptic Removal of GluA2-Containing AMPA Receptors Prevents the Natural Forgetting of Long-Term Memories` by P.V. Migues, L. Liu, G.E.B. Archbold, E.O. Einarsson, J. Wong, K. Bonasia, S.H. Ko, Y.T. Wang and O. Hardt and published in … Continue reading

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