Stability of subicular place fields across multiple light and dark transitions.

Stability of subicular place fields across multiple light and dark transitions. Take-home message: subicular place cells have larger and coarser place cells than CA1 cells; a plurality of subicular cells are stable across multiple light-dark-light transitions, however (not too dissimilar to CA1 cells).  [Download the paper.] Eur J Neurosci. 2010 Aug;32(4):648-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07308.x. Brotons-Mas JR,… Read More

Why the lack of spending on neuroscience? A comparison with cancer research spending, and a neologism (‘malbrain’).

Previously, I wondered why there is no hue and cry about the loss of research budgets for neuroscience. Comparing research spends between areas is not easy. This paper (Sobocki et al., 2006) has some data: Abstract This article is a markedly condensed summary of a longer report [Resource allocation to brain research in Europe (RABRE), part 2] that… Read More