Time to Start Thinking about the 2015 Plexon Workshop
Week of: April 27, 2015
We are already in full swing planning for the Plexon’s 6th Annual Neurophysiology and Behavior Workshop . . . and with all of the new products launched this past year, it is going to be a big one! The event will be held during the week of April 27th, 2015 and take place at the DoubleTree Campbell Centre in Dallas, Texas, USA.
We look forward to seeing the five Workshop Raffle winners (one from NIC and two each from FENS and Neuroscience) along with 35 others in the spring. Registration forms will be available just around the corner in January, 2015.
Don’t forget, any lab that purchases a system from Plexon receives unlimited, half-priced tickets to the upcoming Workshop. In fact, the sales team can even add Workshop registrations to quotes. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!
Plexon Open Most of the Holidays
Need to talk to someone at Plexon this holiday season? Plexon Headquarters will be open through the holidays, with the exception of closures on December 24-25 and January 1. We will be running a bit thinner on staff between those dates, however. So, if you need something from us such as last minute invoices, please plan accordingly.
Did You Know . . . About Offline Video Tracking?
Video tracked with Plexon’s CinePlex® Behavioral Research System can be automatically re-tracked offline in CinePlex Studio. Missing tracking information from occluded LEDs or markers can even be reconstructed in CinePlex Editor or manually entered.
CinePlex Studio can be set to “File Mode”, and files previously recorded in CinePlex Studio can be re-tracked using the same features that are available during online capture of the video. New Scene Arenas, Zones, Sequences, and Events can be created. A recording can then be made that saves the tracking data to a new .avi file.
Coordinate data can be modified in CinePlex Editor by selecting the relevant tracking marker in the “Markers” window, and choosing an insertion method in the “Input from Marker Selected” window. This is one way to repair missing tracking information due to occluded LEDs or colored markers. A more convenient method of filling in missing coordinate data is to use the automatic interpolation feature by going to “Tools->Interpolate Missing Occurrences”, and selecting the relevant marker.
For more information about offline video tracking, contact email@example.com.
Let us know about your 2014 publication citing Plexon and our equipment and we will send you a thank you award with a mug and a T-shirt! Send notices, address and T-shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org All articles listed are alphabetical based on first author within two categories: articles published online in electronic-only journals or ahead of print, and articles published in full print.
Recent articles published online in electronic-only journals or ahead of print:
- Avila, Irene, and S. Lin. “Distinct neuronal populations in the basal forebrain encode motivational salience and movement.” Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 8 (2014): 421.
- Cao, Yan, Fang Wang, Qiaosheng Zhang, Kedi Xu, Yiwen Wang, and Xiaoxiang Zheng. “Cortical discrimination of natural vibration stimulation in rats for a BMI task.” In Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS), 2014 IEEE, pp. 608-611. IEEE, 2014.
- Dutca, Laura, Steven F. Stasheff, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, Danielle S. Rudd, Nikhil Batra, Frederick R. Blodi, Matthew s Yorek et al. “Early detection of subclinical visual damage after blast-mediated TBI enables prevention of chronic visual deficit by treatment with P7C3-S243.” Investigative ophthalmology & visual science (2014): IOVS-14.
- Gaub, Benjamin M., Michael H. Berry, Amy E. Holt, Andreas Reiner, Michael A. Kienzler, Natalia Dolgova, Sergei Nikonov et al. “Restoration of visual function by expression of a light-gated mammalian ion channel in retinal ganglion cells or ON-bipolar cells.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014): 201414162.
- Ghosh, Supriya, and Sumantra Chattarji. “Neuronal encoding of the switch from specific to generalized fear.” Nature Neuroscience (2014).
- Joukes, Jeroen, Till S. Hartmann, and Bart Krekelberg. “Motion Detection Based on Recurrent Network Dynamics.” Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 8 (2014): 239.
- Landman, Rogier, Jitendra Sharma, Mriganka Sur, and Robert Desimone. “Effect of distracting faces on visual selective attention in the monkey.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014): 201420167.
- Meyer, Arne Freerk, J. Diepenbrock, Frank Wilhelm Ohl, and Jörn Anemüller. “Temporal variability of spectro-temporal receptive fields in the anesthetized auditory cortex.” Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 8 (2014): 165.
- Morishita, Soichiro, Keita Sato, Hidenori Watanabe, Yukio Nishimura, Tadashi Isa, Ryu Kato, Tatsuhiro Nakamura, and Hiroshi Yokoi. “Brain-Machine Interface to Control a Prosthetic Arm with Monkey ECoGs during Periodic Movements.” Frontiers in Neuroscience 8 (2014): 417.
- Ott, Torben, Simon Nikolas Jacob, and Andreas Nieder. “Dopamine Receptors Differentially Enhance Rule Coding in Primate Prefrontal Cortex Neurons.” Neuron (2014).
- Sajad, Amirsaman, Morteza Sadeh, Gerald P. Keith, Xiaogang Yan, Hongying Wang, and John Douglas Crawford. “Visual–Motor Transformations Within Frontal Eye Fields During Head-Unrestrained Gaze Shifts in the Monkey.” Cerebral Cortex (2014): bhu279.
- Sakon, John J., Yuji Naya, Sylvia Wirth, and Wendy A. Suzuki. “Context-dependent incremental timing cells in the primate hippocampus.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014): 201417827.
- Singh, Arun, Li Liang, Yoshiki Kaneoke, Xuebing Cao, and Stella M. Papa. “Dopamine regulates distinctively the activity patterns of striatal output neurons in advanced parkinsonian primates.” Journal of Neurophysiology (2014): jn-00910.
- Song, Joo-Hyun, and Robert M. McPeek. “Neural correlates of target selection for reaching movements in superior colliculus.” Journal of Neurophysiology (2014): jn-00417.
- Tikidji-Hamburyan, Alexandra, Katja Reinhard, Hartwig Seitter, Anahit Hovhannisyan, Christopher A. Procyk, Annette E. Allen, Martin Schenk, Robert J. Lucas, and Thomas A. Münch. “Retinal output changes qualitatively with every change in ambient illuminance.” Nature Neuroscience (2014).
- Wang, Yushi, Jianzhong Jin, Jens Kremkow, Reza Lashgari, Stanley J. Komban, and Jose M. Alonso. “Columnar organization of spatial phase in visual cortex.” Nature Neuroscience (2014).
Recent articles published in full print:
- Burnett,Elisabeth. Kwagh, Jae. Psaltis, George. Sun, Lucy. Shi, Hong. Flint, Oliver. Levesque, Paul. “Assessment of target involvement in drug-induced seizures using knockout mouse hippocampal neurons and multielectrode arrays.” Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods Volume 70, Issue 3, page 347.
- Chen, Christopher H., Rachel Fremont, Eduardo E. Arteaga-Bracho, and Kamran Khodakhah. “Short latency cerebellar modulation of the basal ganglia.” Nature Neuroscience 17, no. 12 (2014): 1767-1775.
- English, Daniel F., Adrien Peyrache, Eran Stark, Lisa Roux, Daniela Vallentin, Michael A. Long, and György Buzsáki. “Excitation and Inhibition Compete to Control Spiking during Hippocampal Ripples: Intracellular Study in Behaving Mice.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 49 (2014): 16509-16517.
- Kim, Wonki, In Ho Song, Yong Hoon Lim, Mi-Ryoung Kim, Young Eun Kim, Jae Ha Hwang, In Keyoung Kim et al. “Influence of propofol and fentanyl on deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus.” Journal of Korean Medical Science 29, no. 9 (2014): 1278.
- Knudsen, Eric B., Marissa E. Powers, and Karen A. Moxon. “Dissociating Movement from Movement Timing in the Rat Primary Motor Cortex.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 47 (2014): 15576-15586.
- McKee, Jillian L., Maximilian Riesenhuber, Earl K. Miller, and David J. Freedman. “Task Dependence of Visual and Category Representations in Prefrontal and Inferior Temporal Cortices.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 48 (2014): 16065-16075.
- O’Connell, Monica Noelle, Annamaria Barczak, Charles E. Schroeder, and Peter Lakatos. “Layer Specific Sharpening of Frequency Tuning by Selective Attention in Primary Auditory Cortex.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 49 (2014): 16496-16508.
- Omrani, Mohsen, J. Andrew Pruszynski, Chantelle D. Murnaghan, and Stephen H. Scott. “Perturbation-evoked responses in primary motor cortex are modulated by behavioral context.” Journal of Neurophysiology 112, no. 11 (2014): 2985-3000.
- Parker, Krystal L., Kuan-Hua Chen, Johnathan R. Kingyon, James F. Cavanagh, and Nandakumar S. Narayanan. “D1-Dependent 4 Hz Oscillations and Ramping Activity in Rodent Medial Frontal Cortex during Interval Timing.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 50 (2014): 16774-16783.
- Peck, Ellen L., Christopher J. Peck, and C. Daniel Salzman. “Task-dependent spatial selectivity in the primate amygdala.” The Journal of Neuroscience 34, no. 49 (2014): 16220-16233.