Basal forebrain is a region in the brain important for production of acetylcholine and is the major cholinergic output of the CNS. Discover the latest research on circuits in the basal forebrain here.
Neural circuits are groups of interconnected neurons which carry out specific functions when activated. Imaging these neural circuits allows researches to further elucidate their mechanisms and functions. Follow this feed to stay up to date on brain imaging of neural circuits.
Synapses are crucial for the transmission of information within neural circuits. These specialized intercellular junctions are the basis for the formation of complex networks. Formation of these synapses involve numerous steps that are essential for transmission of information. Here is the latest research on formation of synapses and circuits.
Glial cells within the brain, particularly astrocytes and microglia, support synaptic transmission and neuron-glial circuit through the secretion of signaling molecules. The network of communication between glial cells and neurons is highly complex yet organized. Here is the latest research on glia and synaptic circuits.
Microglia are found throughout the brain and spinal cord and are the resident macrophages of the CNS. There have been investigations into the involvement of microglia in somatosensory sensory circuits within the spinal cord and associated diseases. Here is the latest research on microglia and spinal somatosensory circuits.
Here is the latest research on structures and gene circuits in the nervous system of model organism C. Elegans.
Imaging of neural activity in vivo has developed rapidly recently with the advancement of fluorescence microscopy, including new applications using miniaturized microscopes (miniscopes). This feed follows the progress in this growing field.
Oxytocin has been suggested to be involved in synaptic plasticity and adaptively modifying neural circuits for social interactions such as conspecific recognition, pair bonding, and maternal care. Find the latest research on neuronal circuits and oxytocin here.
Neurons within the central nervous system receive signals that regulate feeding and metabolism. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to neural circuits in regulating feeding.
Dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) are a critical part of the neural circuits that underlie reward learning and motivation. Discover the latest research here.
Studies have reported important roles for subpopulations of gabaergic cells in the regulation of both feeding and arousal. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to neural circuits in stress and feeding.
Here is the latest research on physiological and in silico networks and circuits implicated in the nervous system.
This feed focuses on physiological and in silico neural networks involved in processes that affect emotions.
Stress can cause an imbalance within neural circuitry subserving cognition, decision making, anxiety, and mood that can increase or decrease expression of those behaviors and behavioral states. Find the latest research on the neuronal circuitry of stress here.
Gustatory system is the sensory system responsible for the perception of taste and flavour, which determines feeding and appetitive learning behaviors. Taste receptor cells encounter chemicals in foods and transmit this information to the gustatory neurons, which convey it further to the gustatory relay nuclei in the lower brainstem.
The feed describes the structure and function of neuronal circuits in the visual system which gives rise to the ability to process visual detail as sight, as well as enabling the formation of several non-image photo response functions. Here is the latest research on neurona circuits in the visual system.
Sensorimotor circuits enable organisms, such as drosophila, to sense and respond to their environment. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to sensorimotor circuits in drosophila.
Social behavior circuits of the basal forebrain and midbrain are deeply conserved (from an evolutionary perspective), and particularly similar in birds and mammals. Social behaviors include personality and paternal and maternal behavior. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to social behavior circuits.
Neurons project from the ventral hippocampus and are important for working memory, spatial memory and connection to other regions of the cortex. Projections from the hippocampus to the amygdala are involved in emotional processing such as reward and fear. Here is the latest research on ventral hippocampal circuits.
This feed explores the cellular and circuitry mechanisms that allow the visual system to adapt to changes and take part in the storage of visual memories. Follow this feed to stay up to date.