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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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consciousness and attention are not fully dissociable in all circumstances

Posted comment on ´Against the view that consciousness and attention are fully dissociable` by G. Marchetti and published in Front. Psychol. 15th February 2012, doi / 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00036 SUMMARY Marchetti in his review article provides argument against the view that consciousness … Continue reading

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theta clock-spiking cells in the hippocampus

Posted comment on ´Theta rhythmic clock-like activity of single units in the mouse hippocampus` by L. Zhang, X. Ma, G. Chen, E. Barkai and L. Lin and published in Journal of Neuroscience 36(16) 2016 p.4415 doi.org/101523/JNEUROSCI.3851-15.2016 COMMENT In their article, … Continue reading

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neuronal firing patterns with true and false memories

Posted comment on ´Neural Global Pattern Similarity Underlies True and False Memories` by Z. Ye, B. Zhu, L. Zhuang, Z. Lu, C. Chen and G. Xue and published in Journal of Neuroscience 22nd June 2016, 36 (25) 6792-6802; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0425-16.2016Continue reading

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astrocytic calcium ion surges and tDCS

Posted comment on ´Calcium imaging reveals glial involvement in transcranial direct current stimulation-induced plasticity in mouse brain` by H. Monai, M. Ohkura, M. Tanaka, Y. Oe, A. Konno, H. Hirai, K. Mikoshiba, S. Itohara, J. Nakai, Y. Iwai and H. … Continue reading

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link between Self and neural responses to heartbeats

Posted comment on ´ Neural Responses to Heartbeats in the Default Network Encode the Self in Spontaneous Thoughts` by M. Babo-Rebelo, C.G. Richter and C. Taillon-Baudry and published in Journal of Neuroscience 27 July 2016 36 830) 7829 doi 10.1523/JNEUROSCI,0262-16.2016 … Continue reading

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