Journal Club - Tentative Schedule

 

This page contains schedule info from January 2014 through (early) July 2016.

Meetings are held Wednesdays 5:30 pm at the Margoliash lab conference room.

 

 

Date

Speaker

Paper

Beer*

Summer 2016

Jul 06

Daniel Margoliash

Internal models direct dragonfly interception steering

 

Jun 29

Sofija Canavan

Auditory experience-dependent cortical circuit shaping for memory formation …

Oberon Ale
Score: 4.25
σ²: 0.05

Jun 22

Arij Daou

Budgerigars and zebra finches differ in how they generalize in artificial grammar learning

Three Philosophers
Score: 4.02
σ²: 0.27

Spring 2016

Jun 15

Nathan Buerkle

A shared neural ensemble links distinct contextual memories encoded close in time

Over Rated
Score: 3.75
σ²: 0.25

Jun 08

Graham Fetterman

Mechanisms underlying the social enhancement of vocal learning in songbirds

Ad Astra
Score: 3.74
σ²: 0.03

Jun 01

Tim Brawn

Hippocampo-cortical coupling mediates memory consolidation during sleep

Heavy Melon
Score: 3.68
σ²: 0.14

May 25

Sofija Canavan

Causal evidence for the role of REM sleep theta rhythm in contextual memory consolidation

Sunspot Greenbush
Score: 4.41
σ²: 0.26

May 18

Arij Daou

Activity-dependent plasticity of spike pauses in cerebellar Purkinje cells (see also Supp Matt)

Summerfest Lager
Score: 3.9
σ²: 0.08

May 11

Nathan Buerkle

Mechanisms underlying population response dynamics in inhibitory interneurons

Sumatra Mountain
Score: 4.2
σ²: 0.36

May 04

Dan Margoliash

Slow waves, sharp waves, ripples, and REM in sleeping dragons

(See also supplementary materials and this video)

Left-Overs

Apr 27

Kyler Brown

Mapping a complete neural population in the retina

Left-Overs

Clustering by fast search and find of density peaks (also see this algorithm, and this poster)

Apr 13

Tim Brawn

Neuronal firing rate homeostasis is inhibited by sleep and promoted by wake

Hop Stoopid
Score: 3.51
σ²: 0.52

Winter 2016

Mar 30

Max Gillett

Recurrent network models of sequence generation and memory

Left-Overs

Mar 23

Graham Fetterman

Dopaminergic Contributions to Vocal Learning

Robyn
Score: 4.08
σ²: 0.15

Mar 16

Arij Daou

Building functional networks of spiking model neurons

Golden Rye
Score: 4.25
σ²: 0.4

Feb 17

Sofija Canavan

Inhibition protects acquired song segments during vocal learning in zebra finches

Milk Stout (LH)
Score: 3.55
σ²: 0.04

Autumn 2015

Dec 09

Nathan Buerkle

Convergence, divergence, and reconvergence in a feedforward network

Bloodline
Score: 4.35
σ²: 0.05

Dec 02

Dan Margoliash

Growth and splitting of neural sequences in songbird vocal development

New Castle
Score: 3.46
σ²: 0.51

Nov 18

Tim Brawn

Neurons are recruited to a memory trace based on relative neuronal excitability …

Fist City
Score: 4.12
σ²: 0.07

Nov 11

Arij Daou

An adapting auditory-motor feedback loop can contribute to generating vocal repetition

Best Brown
Score: 4.01
σ²: 0.14

Oct 07

Graham Fetterman

Fitness benefits of mate choices for compatibility in a socially monogamous species

Autumn Ale
Score: 3.91
σ²: 0.07

Summer 2015

Sep 30

Sofija Canavan

Sleep-related neural activity in a premotor and a basal-ganglia pathway…

Pumpkin Down
Score: 3.45
σ²: 0.80

BEER Statistics (as of Sep 21st 2015)

 

Sep 16

Kyler Brown

Statistical modeling: The two cultures

N/A

Sep 09

Nathan Buerkle

Multimodal chemosensory circuits controlling male courtship in Drosophila

Forbidden Root
Score: 2.4
σ²: 0.24

Cross-modal associative mnemonic signals in crow endbrain neurons

Sep 02

Arij Daou

Cholinergic afferent stimulation induces axonal function plasticity …

Kalamazoo Stout
Score: 4.18
σ²: 0.2

Aug 26

Graham Fetterman

The developmental dynamics of marmoset monkey vocal production

Oktoberfest Marzen
Score: 3.95
σ²: 0.07

Aug 12

Sofija Canavan

Naturalistic stimulation drives opposing heterosynaptic plasticity at two inputs to songbird cortex

Hell or High
Score: 3.06
σ²: 0.89

Jul 29

Graham Fetterman

Behavioral and neural signatures of readiness to initiate a learned motor sequence

Chainbreaker
Score: 4.16
σ²: 0.15

Jul 22

Kyler Brown

The reproductive behaviour of the zebra finch … displacement activities

N/A

Jul 15

Peter Malonis

Troyer & Doupe 2000, Troyer and Doupe 2000, Fiete et al. 2007, Hanuschkin et al. 2013

N/A

Jul 08

Peter Malonis

Evidence for a causal inverse model in an avian cortico-basal ganglia circuit

Mang-o-rita
Score: 1.78
σ²: 1.15

Jul 01

Tim Brawn

Sleep promotes cortical response potentiation following visual experience

N/A

Jun 24

Sofija Canavan

Transgenic songbirds with suppressed or enhanced activity of CREB transcription factor

N/A

Neurons selective to the number of visual items in the corvid songbird endbrain

Jun 17

Graham Fetterman

Preparing the periphery for a subsequent behavior: Motor neuronal activity …. in Aplysia

Loch Down
Score: 4.26
σ²: 0.14

Vocal learning in the functionally referential food grunts of chimpanzees

Jun 10

Kyler Brown

Diverse coupling of neurons to populations in sensory cortex

Lead Feather
Score: 3.9
σ²: 0.18

Jun 03

Peter Malonis

Human-level control through deep reinforcement learning

Contact High
Score: 4.03
σ²: 0.16

May 27

Nathan Buerkle

Neural dynamics for landmark orientation and angular path integration

Overrated
Score: 3.91
σ²: 0.32

May 20

Arij Daou

A corticothalamic switch: Controlling the thalamus with dynamic synapses – Part 2

Westmalle Tripel
Score: 4.03
σ²: 0.23

May 13

Arij Daou

A corticothalamic switch: Controlling the thalamus with dynamic synapses – Part 1

Rye of the Tiger
Score: 4.13
σ²: 0.16

May 07

Nathan Buerkle

Neural mechanisms for evaluating environmental variability in Caenorhabditis elegans

Why Can’t IBU
Score: 3.67
σ²: 0.34

Apr 30

Graham Fetterman

Imaging auditory … in populations of sensorimotor neurons essential to vocal communication

90 Minute IPA
Score: 4.27
σ²: 0.16

Apr 23

Tim Brawn

Selective corticostriatal plasticity during acquisition of an auditory discrimination task

A Little Crazy
Score: 4.4
σ²: 0.04

Apr 15

No meeting - Carlson Symposium

Apr 08

Sofija Canavan

Explicit memory creation during sleep demonstrates a causal role of place cells in navigation

Trou-ble-some
Score: 4.15
σ²: 0.08

Labeling of active neural circuits in vivo with designed calcium integrators

Winter 2015

 

Mar 18

Peter Malonis

Convergent transcriptional specializations in the brains of humans and song-learning birds

Steel Reserve
Score: 1.53
σ²: 0.34

Ommegang
Score: 2.05
σ²: 2.48

Mar 11

Arij Daou

A computational tool for automated large-scale analysis and measurement of bird-song syntax

Amber Ale
Score: 3.95
σ²: 0.23

Mar 04

Kyler Brown

Student talk rehearsal

Kyler’s Big Head
Score: 4.1
σ²: 0.22

Feb 25

Nathan Buerkle

Neurons … switch between precise firing and variable bursting depending on social context

Cherry Stout
Score: 2.13
σ²: 0.9

Temporal sequences of spikes during practice code for time in a complex motor sequence

Feb 17

Sofija Canavan

A neural circuit mechanism for regulating vocal variability during song learning

Keep It Copacetic
Score: 3.7
σ²: 0.27

Feb 11

Tim Brawn

Corticostriatal neurons in auditory cortex drive decisions during auditory discrimination

Satan Red
Score: 2.72
σ²: 1.31

Feb 04

Arij Daou

Independent premotor encoding of the sequence and structure of birdsong in avian cortex

Midwestern Pale Ale
Score: 3.95
σ²: 0.16

Long-term potentiation of intrinsic excitability in LV visual cortical neurons

Jan 28

Graham Fetterman

Activation of D1-like dopamine receptors increases … nucleus of adult zebra finches

Hibernation Ale
Score: 3.91
σ²: 0.12

Development of intrinsic membrane properties control … of auditory brain stem neurons

Jan 21

Peter Malonis

Compartmentalized dendritic plasticity and input feature storage in neurons

Lagunitas IPA
Score: 3.61
σ²: 0.18

Jan 14

Dan Margoliash

Post-MURI meeting

Kasteel Rouge
Score: 1.92
σ²: 1.05

Lion Stout
Score: 4.00
σ²: 0.005

Autumn 2014

Dec 17

Arij Daou

Rapid, synaptically driven increases in the intrinsic excitability of cerebellar deep nuclear neurons

Winter White Ale
Score: 4.13
σ²: 0.11

Long-lasting increases in intrinsic excitability triggered by inhibition

Dec 10

Nathan Buerkle

Wide-field feedback neurons dynamically tune early visual processing

Fade to Black
Score: 3.67
σ²: 0.63

Cellular mechanisms for integral feedback in visually guided behavior

Dec 03

Kyler Brown

Sleep-related spike bursts in HVC are driven by the nucleus interface of the nidopallium

Christmas Ale
Score: 4.05
σ²: 0.23

Nov 26

Nathan Buerkle

Neural pathways for the detection and discrimination of conspecific song in D. melanogaster

Too Cream Stout
Score: 4.16
σ²: 0.13

Oct 29

Graham Fetterman

Recurrent interactions between … pathway are implicated in vocal sequence variability

Fierce
Score: 3.97
σ²: 0.002

Zebra finches and Dutch adults exhibit the same cue weighting bias in vowel perception

Oct 22

Tim Brawn

Sleep promotes branch-specific formation of dendritic spines after learning

Baba Black Lager
Score: 3.82
σ²: 0.13

Oct 15

Sofija Canavan

Plumes of neuronal activity propagate in three dimensions through the nuclear avian brain

The Outer Limit
Score: 4.47
σ²: 0.07

Oct 08

Arij Daou

The sound of silence: Ionic mechanisms encoding sound termination

Two Hearted Ale
Score: 4.21
σ²: 0.15

Oct 01

Kyler Brown

Driving fast-spiking cells induces gamma rhythm and controls sensory responses

Undertaker
Score: 4.16
σ²: 0.30

Large-scale, high-density (up to 512 channels) recording of local circuits in behaving animals

Sep 24

Peter Malonis

Dendritic discrimination of temporal input sequences in cortical neurons

Nosferatu
Score: 3.84
σ²: 0.46

The Effects of nicotine administration on … the adult male zebra finch

Sep 17

Graham Fetterman

A role for descending auditory cortical projections in songbird vocal learning

Octoberfest Lager
Score: 3.55
σ²: 0.32

Sep 10

Nathan Buerkle

A spike-timing mechanism for action selection

Milk Stout Nitro
Score: 3.85
σ²: 0.18

Emergence of novel color vision in mice engineered to express a human cone photopigment

Summer 2014

Sep 03

Arij Daou

Natural stimuli evoke dynamic sequences of states in sensory cortical ensembles

All Day IPA
Score: 4.05
σ²: 0.04

Aug 27

Arij Daou

Cell types, network homeostasis, and pathological compensation from a biologically plausible ion channel expression model

Fresh Squeezed IPA
Score: 4.23
σ²: 0.31

Aug 20

Sofija Canavan

Reactivation of emergent task-related ensembles during slow-wave sleep after neuroprosthetic learning

5 Lizard

Score: 4.17

Noninvasive optical inhibition with a red-shifted microbial rhodopsin

Aug 13

Sophia Uddin

Plasticity in the human speech motor system drives changes in speech perception

Dead Guy Ale

Score: 3.52

Aug 06

Peter Malonis

Contributions of an avian basal ganglia–forebrain circuit to real-time modulation of song

Brother Thelonious

Score: 4.1

A basal ganglia-forebrain circuit in the songbird biases motor output to avoid vocal errors

July 30

Kyler Brown

Millisecond timescale disinhibition mediates fast information transmission through an avian basal ganglia loop

Krank Shaft

Score: 3.68

July 23

Sofija Canavan

Rhythmic cortical neurons increase their oscillations and sculpt basal ganglia signaling during motor learning

Snapshot

Score: 3.95

July 16

Graham Fetterman

Characterization of respiratory neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla .. songbirds

5 Vulture

Score: 4.05

July 09

Tim Brawn

The role of memory reactivation during wakefulness and sleep in determining which memories endure

Gatecrasher

Score: 3.8

Biasing the content of hippocampal replay during sleep

July 02

Arij Daou

Linear and nonlinear auditory response properties of interneurons in … during wakefulness

Summer Ale

Score: 4.14

Behavioral and neural signatures of readiness to initiate a learned motor sequence

June 25

Nathan Buerkle

Learning the microstructure of successful behavior

Coffee Bender

Score: 3.4

Vocal learning is constrained by the statistics of sensorimotor experience

June 18

Peter Malonis

Winnerless competition between sensory neurons generates chaos: A possible … behavior

Ten Fidy

Score: 4.21

The role of sensory network dynamics in generating a motor program

Spring 2014

June 11

Kyler Brown

Millisecond-scale motor encoding in a cortical vocal area

Raging B****

Score: 3.15

June 04

Graham Fetterman

Emergence of context-dependent variability across a basal ganglia network

Apex Predator

Score: 4.18

Rudimentary substrates for vocal learning in a suboscine

May 28

Sofija Canavan

Temporal structure of motor variability is dynamically regulated and predicts motor learning ability

Sofie

Score: 4.15

May 21

Arij Daou

Covert skill learning in a cortical-basal ganglia circuit

Eliot Ness

Score: 3.9

Neural coding of syntactic structure in learned vocalizations in the songbird

May 14

Nathan Buerkle

A specialized forebrain circuit for vocal babbling in the juvenile songbird

Good Juju

Score: 4.25

Changes in the neural control of a complex motor sequence during learning

May 07

Peter Malonis

Learning precisely timed spikes

Stella Artois

Score: 2.6

Apr 30

Graham Fetterman

Spikes and bursts in two types of thalamic projection neurons … in a songbird

Obsidian Stout

Score: 3.7

Apr 23

Tim Brawn

Slow-wave sleep-imposed replay modulates both strength and precision of memory

Bridgeport Trilogy

Score: 3.6

Apr 16

Kyler Brown

Timing as an intrinsic property of neural networks: evidence from in vivo and in vitro experiments

Chillwave Double IPA

Score: 4.3

Apr 09

Sofija Canavan

Rhythmic activity in a forebrain vocal control nucleus in vitro

Allagash White

Score: 3.7

Auditory closed-loop stimulation of the sleep slow oscillation enhances memory

Apr 02

Arij Daou

NMDA receptor-dependent multidendrite Ca2+ spikes required for hippocampal burst firing in vivo

Zombie Dust

Score: 4.15

Recurrent inhibitory circuitry as a mechanism for grid formation

Mar 25

Nathan Buerkle

Song tutoring in presinging zebra finch juveniles biases … toward the tutor song

Edmund Fitzgerald

Score: 3.8

Functional identification of sensory mechanisms required for developmental song learning

Winter 2014

Mar 18

Peter Malonis

Motor Circuits are Required to Encode a Sensory Model for Imitative Learning

Task-Related “Cortical” Bursting Depends Critically on Basal Ganglia Input and is Linked to Vocal Plasticity

Mar 11

Hao Huang

Auditory Synapses to Song Premotor Neurons are Gated Off During Vocalization in Zebra Finches

Mar 04

Kyler Brown

Temperature Induced Syllable Breaking Unveils Nonlinearly Interacting Timescales in Birdsong Motor Pathway

Morphological Basis for the Evolution of Acoustic Diversity in Oscine Songbirds

Feb 25

Graham Fetterman

The Basal Ganglia Is Necessary for Learning Spectral, but Not Temporal, Features of Birdsong

Neural Mechanisms for the Coordination of Duet Singing in Wrens

Feb 18

Peter Malonis

Interaction Between Telencephalic Signals and Respiratory Dynamics in Songbirds.

Jan 28

Nathan Buerkle

Precise Auditory-Vocal Mirroring in Neurons for Learned Vocal Communication

Neural Correlates of Categorical Perception in Learned Vocal Communication

Jan 21

Peter Malonis

Solving the Distal Reward Problem through Linkage of STDP and Dopamine Signaling

Jan 14

Arij Daou

Inhibitory and Excitatory Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Responses to Learned Vocalizations in the Songbird Nucleus HVC

 

. The beer score is the average of all votes where journal clubbers would vote a number from 1 to 5 with “5” being “Awesome” and “1” being “Poor”.