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A preview in Neuron written by Liset de la Prida and Giorgio Ascoli, of our recently published CellExplorer paper. CellExplorer: A framework for visualizing and characterizing single neurons Peter C. Petersen, Joshua H. Siegle, Nicholas A. Steinmetz, Sara Mahallati, György Buzsáki. Neuron, September 2021. [PDF] [Link]
The Brain Doesn’t Think the Way You Think It Does, by Jordana Cepelewicz Familiar categories of mental functions such as perception, memory and attention reflect our experience of ourselves, but they are misleading about how the brain works. More revealing approaches are emerging. "We have to look at brain mechanisms first, and why and how those things evolved", György Buzsáki, NYU School of Medicine. https://www.quantamagazine.org/mental-phenomena-dont-map-into-the-brain-as-expected-20210824/
Ripples of nerve cell activity that lock in memories may have an unexpected job outside of the brain: Dropping blood sugar levels in the body. Just after a burst of ripples in a rat’s hippocampus, sugar levels elsewhere in the body dipped, new experiments show. The curveball results, published August 11 in Nature, suggest that certain types of brain activity and metabolism are entwined in surprising and mysterious ways. Continue reading here: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/brain-ripples-rat-memory-reduce-sugar-levels-metabolism [...]
A signal to synchronize thought with metabolism In a brain structure called the hippocampus, sharp wave-ripples — oscillatory hallmarks of an ‘offline’ mode of cognitive processing — have been found to predict dips in glucose concentrations in the body. News & views by Manfred Hallschmid & Jan Born about our recent paper by Tingley et al.: PDF
Two outstanding students from the lab, Dan Levenstein and David Tingley have become doctors. They were 'PhD-knighted' before leaving to their next destinations, McGill University and Harvard University, respectively. Good luck friends!
An article about Peter Petersen's postdoctoral study in the lab. The outcome of this question is that, today, Peter Petersen, a 37-year-old Danish neuroscientist, is working in the laboratory of world-renowned Professor György Buzsáki at New York University. And funding from the Danish Council for Independent Research and a Lundbeck Foundation postdoc scholarship made it all happen. Read the full story on the Lundbeck Foundation's website.