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Volume 10 Issue 1, January 2009

Volume 10 Issue 1

From The Editors

Research Highlight

In the News

Research Highlight

In Brief

Research Highlight

In Brief

Review Article

  • Review Article |

    In recent years the function of NG2-expressing cells in the developing and adult CNS has attracted the attention of many researchers. Nishiyama and colleagues discuss recent findings and the outstanding questions about these cells' lineage and contribution to CNS function.

    • Akiko Nishiyama
    • Mila Komitova
    • Xiaoqin Zhu
  • Review Article |

    Activated glia exert both positive and negative effects on pain processing. Milligan and Watkins review the molecular mechanisms that underlie neuron–glia interactions in this context. Manipulation of these interactions could represent a new and more efficient approach to treating chronic pain.

    • Erin D. Milligan
    • Linda R. Watkins
  • Review Article |

    Facial expressions of emotion are universal, but the sensitivity with which these expressions are recognized differs between individuals. Leppänen and Nelson discuss how a network of emotional and visual processing areas develops through experience-expectant and experience-dependent mechanisms.

    • Jukka M. Leppänen
    • Charles A. Nelson


  • Opinion |

    The anterior insular cortex is activated by a wide range of conditions and behaviours that go beyond interoception. In a provocative Perspective, Bud Craig proposes that the anterior insula has a fundamental role in human awareness.

    • A. D. (Bud) Craig
  • Opinion |

    Brain banking has supported many important advances in neuroscience research. Kretzschmar describes the advantages and opportunities offered by brain banking and provides insight into the challenges facing brain banks in the future.

    • Hans Kretzschmar




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