Recommended Readings: Rebecca Saxe Ph.D. October 21, 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Friday October 21, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Rebecca Saxe, Ph.D.

Professor, MIT, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

It’s the Thought that counts: Progress in understanding the 

Neural basis of Theory of Mind

Recommended Readings:

 Chakroff, Alek; Dungan, James; Koster-Hale, Jorie; et al.  When minds matter for moral judgment: intent information is neurally encoded for harmful but not impure acts. SOCIAL COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE   11(3):476-484    MARCH 2016

Jacoby, Nir; Bruneau, Emile; Koster-Hale, Jorie; et al.  Localizing Pain Matrix and Theory of Mind networks with both verbal and non-verbal stimuli. NEUROIMAGE  126:39-48     FEB 1 2016

Deen, Ben; Koldewyn, Kami; Kanwisher, Nancy; et al.  Functional Organization of Social Perception and Cognition in the Superior Temporal Sulcus. CEREBRAL CORTEX    25(11):4596-4609     NOV 2015

Bruneau, Emile G.; Cikara, Mina; Saxe, Rebecca.  Minding the Gap: Narrative Descriptions about Mental States Attenuate Parochial Empathy.  PLOS ONE                 10:e0140838     OCT 27 2015

Andrews-Hanna, Jessica R.; Saxe, Rebecca; Yarkoni, Tal   Contributions of episodic retrieval and mentalizing to autobiographical thought: Evidence from functional neuroimaging, resting-state connectivity, and fMRI meta-analyses. NEUROIMAGE   91:324-335   MAY 1 2014

Koster-Hale, Jorie; Saxe, Rebecca; Dungan, James; et al.  Decoding moral judgments from neural representations of intentions. PNAS   110(14): 5648-5653   APRIL 2 2013

Recommended Readings: Ole Kiehn Ph.D. October 14, 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Friday October 14, 2016   3:45 p.m.

Caspary Auditorium

Ole Kiehn, Ph.D.

Professor, Mammalian Locomotor Laboratory,

Dept. of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institut

Deciphering the Functional Organization of Neuronal Circuits

Controlling Locomotion

Recommended Readings:

Kiehn, Ole.  Decoding the organization of spinal circuits that control locomotion. NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE    17(4): 224-238    APR 2016

Bouvier, Julien; Caggiano, Vittorio; Leiras, Roberto; et al. Descending Command Neurons in the Brainstem that Halt Locomotion. CELL   163(5): 1191-1203    NOV 19 2015

Patrick, Susan K.; Noah, J. Adam; Yang, Jaynie F.   Interlimb Coordination in Human Crawling Reveals Similarities in Development and Neural Control With Quadrupeds.JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY   101(2): 603-613   FEB 2009

Stuart, Douglas G.; Hultborn, Hans. Thomas Graham Brown (1882-1965), Anders Lundberg (1920-), and the neural control of stepping. BRAIN RESEARCH REVIEWS  59(1) : 74-95   NOV 2008

Recommended Readings: Gaby Maimon, Ph.D., Sept 23, 2016

Friday Lecture Series

Head shot of Gaby Maimon

Gaby Maimon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function

Quantitative Neural Computations in Behaving Drosophila

Recommended Readings:

Kim, A.J. et al. Cellular evidence for efference copy in Drosophila visuomotor processing. Nature Neuroscience. 18, 1247–1255 (2015).

Rien, D.; kern, R. and R. Kurtz.  Octopaminergic modulation of a fly visual motion-sensitive neuron during stimulation with naturalistic optic flow.  Frontiers in Bahavioral Neuroscience. 7, 155 (2013)

Maimon, G. Modulation of visual physiology by behavioral state in monkeys, mice, and flies. Current Opinions in Neurobiology. 21, 559–564 (2011).

Rosner, R. and A. K. Warzecha.  Relating neuronal to behavioral performance: variability of optomotor responses in the blowflyPLoS One.   6, 10:e26886 (2011)

Recommended Readings: Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D., May 2

Monday Lecture Series
Monday, May 2, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.
Senior Attending Physician,
The Rockefeller University Hospital
Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor and Head,
Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases,
The Rockefeller University

50th Anniversary of First Research Paper on Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Update on Molecular, Neurobiological, Behavioral, and Genetic Research

Recommended Readings:

Bond, C., LaForge, K. S., Tian, M., Melia, D., Zhang, S., Borg, L., … & Tischfield, J. A. (1998). Single-nucleotide polymorphism in the human mu opioid receptor gene alters β-endorphin binding and activity: possible implications for opiate addiction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95(16), 9608-9613.

Butelman, E. R., Yuferov, V., & Kreek, M. J. (2012). κ-opioid receptor/dynorphin system: genetic and pharmacotherapeutic implications for addiction. Trends in Neurosciences, 35(10), 587-596. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2012.05.005.

Dole, V. P., Nyswander, M. E., & Kreek, M. J. (1966). Narcotic blockade. Archives of Internal Medicine, 118(4), 304-309. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290160004002

Kreek, M. J., Nielsen, D. A., Butelman, E. R., & LaForge, K. S. (2005). Genetic influences on impulsivity, risk taking, stress responsivity and vulnerability to drug abuse and addiction. Nature Neuroscience, 8(11), 1450-1457. doi:10.1038/nn1583

Reed, B., Butelman, E. R., Yuferov, V., Randesi, M., & Kreek, M. J. (2014). Genetics of opiate addiction. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16(11), 1-12. doi:10.1007/s11920-014-0504-6.

Recommended Readings: Lindsay Schwarz, Ph.D., March 7

Special Seminar
Monday, March 7
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Lindsay Schwarz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Biology,
Stanford University

New Approaches for Uncovering Norepinephrine Circuit Organization and Function

Recommended Readings

Schwarz, L. A., & Luo, L. (2015). Organization of the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system. Current Biology, 25(21), R1051-R1056. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.09.039.

Schwarz, L. A., Miyamichi, K., Gao, X. J., Beier, K. T., Weissbourd, B., DeLoach, K. E., … & Luo, L. (2015). Viral-genetic tracing of the input-output organization of a central noradrenaline circuit. Nature, 524(7563), 88-92. doi: 10.1038/nature14600.

Recommended Readings: David Schneider, Ph.D., March 14

Special Seminar
Friday, March 14
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

David Schneider, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Neurobiology,
Duke University

Sensory and Motor Circuits for Listening and Learning

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Nelson, A., Schneider, D. M., Takatoh, J., Sakurai, K., Wang, F., & Mooney, R. (2013). A circuit for motor cortical modulation of auditory cortical activity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(36), 14342-14353. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2275-13.2013.

Schneider, D. M., Nelson, A., & Mooney, R. (2014). A synaptic and circuit basis for corollary discharge in the auditory cortex. Nature, 513(7517), 189-194. doi: 10.1038/nature13724.

Schneider, D. M., & Woolley, S. M. (2013). Sparse and background-invariant coding of vocalizations in auditory scenes. Neuron, 79(1), 141-152. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.04.038.

Review Paper

Schneider, D. M., & Mooney, R. (2015). Motor-related signals in the auditory system for listening and learning. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 33, 78-84. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2015.03.004.

Recommended Readings: Talia Lerner, Ph.D., March 10

Special Lecture Series
Thursday, March 10, 2016
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Talia Lerner, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Bioengineering,
Stanford University

Distinct Information Encoding in Circuit-Defined Nigrostriatal Dopamine Neuron Subpopulations

Recommended Reading

Adhikari, A., Lerner, T. N., Finkelstein, J., Pak, S., Jennings, J. H., Davidson, T. J., … & Kim, S. Y. (2015). Basomedial amygdala mediates top-down control of anxiety and fear. Nature,  527(7577), 179-185. doi: 10.1038/nature15698

Lerner, T. N., Shilyansky, C., Davidson, T. J., Evans, K. E., Beier, K. T., Zalocusky, K. A., … & Deisseroth, K. (2015). Intact-brain analyses reveal distinct information carried by SNc dopamine subcircuits. Cell, 162(3), 635-647. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.07.014.

Recommended Readings: Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D., January 25

Special Lecture
Monday, January 25, 2016
3:45 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D.
Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Bioengineering,
Stanford University

Targeted Top-down Control of Memory Retrieval

Recommended Reading

Fiumara, F., Rajasethupathy, P., Antonov, I., Kosmidis, S., Sossin, W. S., & Kandel, E. R. (2015). MicroRNA-22 gates long-term heterosynaptic plasticity in Aplysia through presynaptic regulation of CPEB and downstream targets. Cell Reports, 11(12), 1866-1875. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2015.05.034.

Rajasethupathy, P., Antonov, I., Sheridan, R., Frey, S., Sander, C., Tuschl, T., & Kandel, E. R. (2012). A role for neuronal piRNAs in the epigenetic control of memory-related synaptic plasticity. Cell, 149(3), 693-707. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.02.057.

Rajasethupathy, P., Sankaran, S., Marshel, J. H., Kim, C. K., Ferenczi, E., Lee, S. Y., … & Liston, C. (2015). Projections from neocortex mediate top-down control of memory retrieval. Nature, 526(7575), 653-659. doi: 10.1038/nature15389.

Recommended Readings: Jonas Frisén, M.D., Ph.D., October 16th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 16, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Jonas Frisén, M.D., Ph.D.
Tobias Foundation Professor of Stem Cell Research,
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology,
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Cellular Plasticity in the Intact and Injured Central Nervous System

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Ernst, A., Alkass, K., Bernard, S., Salehpour, M., Perl, S., Tisdale, J., … & Frisén, J. (2014). Neurogenesis in the striatum of the adult human brain. Cell, 156(5), 1072-1083. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.01.044

Magnusson, J. P., Göritz, C., Tatarishvili, J., Dias, D. O., Smith, E. M., Lindvall, O., … & Frisén, J. (2014). A latent neurogenic program in astrocytes regulated by Notch signaling in the mouse. Science, 346(6206), 237-241. doi: 10.1126/science.346.6206.237.

Sabelström, H., Stenudd, M., Réu, P., Dias, D. O., Elfineh, M., Zdunek, S., … & Frisén, J. (2013). Resident neural stem cells restrict tissue damage and neuronal loss after spinal cord injury in mice. Science, 342(6158), 637-640. doi: 10.1126/science.1242576

Review Paper

Bergmann, O., Spalding, K. L., & Frisén, J. (2015). Adult neurogenesis in humans. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 7(7), a018994. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a018994

Recommended Readings: Gulcin Pekkurnaz, Ph.D., September 21

Special Lecture
Monday, September 21, 2015
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium (CRC)

Gulcin Pekkurnaz, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Neurobiology,
Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital

Metabolic Regulation of Mitochondrial Function in the Nervous System

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Pekkurnaz, G., Trinidad, J. C., Wang, X., Kong, D., & Schwarz, T. L. (2014). Glucose regulates mitochondrial motility via Milton modification by O-GlcNAc transferase. Cell, 158(1), 54-68. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.06.007

Teodoro, R. O., Pekkurnaz, G., Nasser, A., Higashi‐Kovtun, M. E., Balakireva, M., McLachlan, I. G., … & Schwarz, T. L. (2013). Ral mediates activity‐dependent growth of postsynaptic membranes via recruitment of the exocyst. The EMBO Journal, 32(14), 2039-2055. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2013.147

Review Papers

Schwarz, T. L. (2013). Mitochondrial trafficking in neurons. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 5(6), a011304. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a011304