Striate cortex

Definition

The striate cortex is the part of the visual cortex that is involved in processing visual information. The striate cortex is the first cortical visual area that receives input from the lateral geniculate nucleus in the thalamus.

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    Mapping the organization of excitatory inputs onto the dendritic spines of individual mouse visual cortex neurons reveals how inputs representing features from the extended visual scene are organized and establishes a computational unit suited to amplify contours and elongated edges.

    • M. Florencia Iacaruso
    • , Ioana T. Gasler
    •  & Sonja B. Hofer
  • Research | | open

    Neural processing speed slows with age, but the relationship between this slowing and brain atrophy is unknown. Here, authors show that age-related functional brain differences in auditory and visual processing are partly due to structural differences in the distinct brain regions underlying these processes.

    • D. Price
    • , L. K. Tyler
    • , R. Neto Henriques
    • , K. L. Campbell
    • , N. Williams
    • , M.S. Treder
    • , J. R. Taylor
    • , Cam-CAN
    • , Carol Brayne
    • , Edward T. Bullmore
    • , Andrew C. Calder
    • , Rhodri Cusack
    • , Tim Dalgleish
    • , John Duncan
    • , Fiona E. Matthews
    • , William D. Marslen-Wilson
    • , James B. Rowe
    • , Meredith A. Shafto
    • , Teresa Cheung
    • , Simon Davis
    • , Linda Geerligs
    • , Rogier Kievit
    • , Anna McCarrey
    • , Abdur Mustafa
    • , David Samu
    • , Kamen A. Tsvetanov
    • , Janna van Belle
    • , Lauren Bates
    • , Tina Emery
    • , Sharon Erzinglioglu
    • , Andrew Gadie
    • , Sofia Gerbase
    • , Stanimira Georgieva
    • , Claire Hanley
    • , Beth Parkin
    • , David Troy
    • , Tibor Auer
    • , Marta Correia
    • , Lu Gao
    • , Emma Green
    • , Jodie Allen
    • , Gillian Amery
    • , Liana Amunts
    • , Anne Barcroft
    • , Amanda Castle
    • , Cheryl Dias
    • , Jonathan Dowrick
    • , Melissa Fair
    • , Hayley Fisher
    • , Anna Goulding
    • , Adarsh Grewal
    • , Geoff Hale
    • , Andrew Hilton
    • , Frances Johnson
    • , Patricia Johnston
    • , Thea Kavanagh-Williamson
    • , Magdalena Kwasniewska
    • , Alison McMinn
    • , Kim Norman
    • , Jessica Penrose
    • , Fiona Roby
    • , Diane Rowland
    • , John Sargeant
    • , Maggie Squire
    • , Beth Stevens
    • , Aldabra Stoddart
    • , Cheryl Stone
    • , Tracy Thompson
    • , Ozlem Yazlik
    • , Dan Barnes
    • , Marie Dixon
    • , Jaya Hillman
    • , Joanne Mitchell
    • , Laura Villis
    •  & R. N. A. Henson
  • Research | | open

    Single-cell characterization and perturbation of neurons is critical for revealing the structure-function relationship of brain cells. Here the authors develop a robot that performs single-cell electroporation and extracellular electrophysiology and can be used for performing in vivo single-cell experiments in deep brain tissues optically difficult to access.

    • Lu Li
    • , Benjamin Ouellette
    • , William A. Stoy
    • , Emma J. Garren
    • , Tanya L. Daigle
    • , Craig R. Forest
    • , Christof Koch
    •  & Hongkui Zeng
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    The authors establish a critical role for somatostatin interneurons in visually induced gamma oscillations in the primary visual cortex of mice. Optogenetic manipulations in awake animals, combined with an innovative computational model with multiple interneuron subtypes, provide a mechanism for the synchronization of neural firing across the retinotopic map.

    • Julia Veit
    • , Richard Hakim
    • , Monika P Jadi
    • , Terrence J Sejnowski
    •  & Hillel Adesnik
    Nature Neuroscience 20, 951–959

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