No. 6 June 2023Enhancing brain synchrony and memory
The cover art depicts brain activity during human sleep. It is based on an article from Geva-Sagiv et al., which describes how intracranial stimulation precisely timed with slow-wave activity in the medial temporal lobe during sleep enhances coupling of neuronal oscillations across regions and improves memory performance.
See Geva-Sagiv et al.
No. 5 May 2023Looking back on 25 years
The cover image is a depiction of connections of past neuroscience research coming together to create forward momentum in the form of a lion. The lion represents a Sanskrit phrase for retrospection — सिंहावलोकन or sinhavalokan — which translates to “as a lion looks back.” It originates from the behavior of a lion pausing momentarily to look back at the path traversed and forward to what lies ahead. As Nature Neuroscience completes 25 years, we pause and reflect on how we have worked with the neuroscience community in communicating the most impactful research. Cover concept: Marina Corral Spence and Sachin Ranade.
No. 4 April 2023Consensus for rat brain functional connectivity
Two hundred investigators across nearly fifty centers developed StandardRat, a consensus functional MRI acquisition protocol for estimating functional connectivity in the rat brain.
See Grandjean et al.
No. 3 March 2023Neurocomputational mechanism of social learning
Jiang et al. identify a neurocomputational mechanism by which the human brain biases the integration of information transmitted on social networks. The cover art illustrates that the brain aggregates diverse information received from other individuals embedded on a social network.
See Jiang et al.
No. 2 February 2023Self and other coding in bats
Omer et al. report two distinct populations of hippocampal time cells in bats — one encoding time × context and another encoding pure time — as well as time cells that encode time and context for another animal; these neurons might underlie the perception of interval timing and episodic memory for self and other.
See Omer et al.
No. 1 January 2023Exclusion in human neuroimaging methods
The use of field-standard approaches in neuroscience and psychology can exclude participants from research, biasing our understanding of brain–behavior relations. Ricard, Parker, and colleagues discuss how we might address inequity in our scientific methodology. The cover image is a stylized illustration depicting exclusion in human neuroimaging methods. Cover concept: Mona Li, Jocelyn Ricard. Printed with permission from Mona Li Visuals.
See Ricard, Parker et al.