Journal of Comparative Neurology
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Edited By: PATRICK R. HOF
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Systematic mapping of fragile X granules in the mouse brain reveals a potential role for presynaptic FMRP in sensorimotor functions
Michael R. Akins, Hannah F. LeBlanc, Emily E. Stackpole, Eunice Chyung and Justin R. Fallon
Representation of the visual field in the primary visual area of the marmoset monkey: Magnification factors, point-image size, and proportionality to retinal ganglion cell density
Tristan A. Chaplin, Hsin-Hao Yu and Marcello G.P. Rosa
Molecular characterization of the subnuclei in rat habenula
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Distribution and functional organization of glomeruli in the olfactory bulbs of zebrafish
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Visual inputs to the mushroom body calyces of the whirligig beetle Dineutus sublineatus: Modality switching in an insect
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Otto F.K. Deiters (1834:1863)
A bright, socially inept medical student, while serving in the Prussian army in Berlin, heard Virchow, Romberg and J Müller lecture and was stimulated to start painstaking microscopic studies that, before he died at 29, revealed a strikingly new view of neurons. 150 years later, Otto F.K. Deiters is still widely recognized by neuroscientists for the lateral vestibular nucleus and the supporting cells of the outer auditory hair cells in the cochlea that bear his name. JCN is proud to feature this interesting overview of his life and work, written by R.W. Guillery and V.S. Deiters, 3rd and 4th generation relatives of this groundbreaking neuroanatomist.
An Important Landmark in Scientific Publishing
In their recent article, Gaillard, Karten and Sauvé have set an important scientific milestone by placing their entire experimental image collection for this study on a publicly accessible server located here, making it available to anyone with an internet connection at the highest native scan resolution (0.5 µm/pixel). This unprecedented level of access to all histologic supporting data implements a completeness that we believe will result in more informed peer review, a finer granularity of interpretation at the reader level, the promotion of related research, and longevity of original image data. We would like to thank the authors and MBF Bioscience for collaborating on this meaningful contribution, which we hope will encourage the neuroscience community at large to extend such completeness and openness to the readers of their own published work.
Rhesus monkeys offer a strong comparative model for the effects of aging on the human brain, and The Journal of Comparative Neurology is grateful to have the opportunity to feature a unique resource from one of the world’s leading authorities on the synaptic and cellular basis of age-related cognitive decline. The 130 high resolution electron micrographs from aging rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), provided by Alan Peters and his colleague, Claire Folger, represent 20 years of detailed study, and are a valuable instrument to help gain better insight into the effects of normal aging on the neurons and neuroglial cells in the cerebral hemispheres and associated fiber tracts of the forebrain.
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