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Two’s company, three (or more) is a simplex: Algebraic-topological tools for understanding higher-order structure in neural data

‘The language of graph theory, or network science, has proven to be an exceptional tool for addressing myriad problems in neuroscience. Yet, the use of networks is predicated on a critical simplifying assumption: that the quintessential unit of interest in … Continue reading

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Brain State Control by Closed-Loop Environmental Feedback

‘Brain state regulates sensory processing and motor control for adaptive behavior. Internal mechanisms of brain state control are well studied, but the role of external modulation from the environment is not well understood. Here, we examined the role of closed-loop … Continue reading

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NeuroMorpho.Org

‘NeuroMorpho.Org is a centrally curated inventory of digitally reconstructed neurons associated with peer-reviewed publications. It contains contributions from over 100 laboratories worldwide and is continuously updated as new morphological reconstructions are collected, published, and shared. To date, NeuroMorpho.Org is the … Continue reading

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Seeing and Feeling Motion: Canonical Computations in Vision and Touch

‘Abstract While the different sensory modalities are sensitive to different stimulus energies, they are often charged with extracting analogous information about the environment. Neural systems may thus have evolved to implement similar algorithms across modalities to extract behaviorally relevant stimulus information, leading … Continue reading

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Can There Be a Physics of the Brain? by John Beggs

‘The recently launched brain initiatives [1] have thrown financial support behind one of the greatest intellectual challenges of our time: to develop an understanding of “how the brain works.” Physicists are expected to play a vital role in this research, … Continue reading

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NeuroElectro: organizing information on cellular neurophysiology

‘The goal of the NeuroElectro Project is to extract information about the electrophysiological properties (e.g. resting membrane potentials and membrane time constants) of diverse neuron types from the existing literature and place it into a centralized database. Our goal is … Continue reading

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From SciTechDaily: Carbon Nanotube Fibers Provide Two-Way Communication with Neurons

‘Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from a neuronal network. Because they … Continue reading

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