European Journal of Neuroscience

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Edited By: Jean-Marc Fritschy and Martin Sarter

Online ISSN: 1460-9568

Special Issues


Neurobiology of Pain

Neurobiology of Pain
This Special Issue Neurobiology of Pain is a compilation of papers describing and discussing the molecular and cellular mechanisms of pain with emphasis on endocannabinoids, neurotrophins and their signaling interactions. These articles suggest innovative strategies for medical intervention. Read More..

The Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

The Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
Understanding normal and pathological aging will benefit from considering multiple levels of analysis, ranging from complex neuronal circuits to the molecular mechanisms. Reflecting this view, this Special Issue is organized around four themes: i) Global perturbation of neuronal circuits and networks; ii) Mechanisms of altered cell-cell communication; iii) Intracellular signaling mediating neural degeneration; and iv) Birth in death: saving neurons and rejuvenating the brain. The overall goal of this discussion has been to arrive at a clearer understanding of the mechanistic similarities and differences between normal and AD-type cognitive aging. Read More..

Early Brain Repair and Protection

The Dynamics of Neurological Disease: Integrating Clinical Experimental and Computational Neuroscience
Guest Editors: John Terry and Stephen Coombes
This special issue is an overview of current integrative research in the areas of epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease and schizophrenia, where multidisciplinary relationships involving theory, experimental and clinical research are becoming increasingly established. Read More...

Early Brain Repair and Protection

Early Brain Repair and Protection
For this Special Issue, the Editors asked authors to write manuscripts that may represent a somewhat atypical mixture of a position paper and a review, focusing on the potential strength and impact of research strategies in neuroscience focusing on ontogenetic mechanisms, models & early interventions. Read More...

Development and Plasticity of Thalamocortical Systems

Development and Plasticity of Thalamocortical Systems

The thalamus is at the heart of the pathways that allow us to perceive the world and interact meaningfully with our surroundings. Centrally located in the brain, this structure acts as a bridge between the exteroceptors at the surface of our bodies and the neocortex, where activation of these receptors becomes a conscious perception.Read More...

Beyond Simple Reinforcement Learning

Beyond Simple Reinforcement Learning

This Special Issue features a combination of theoretical and experimental papers highlighting some of the explanatory challenges faced by simple reinforcement-learning models and describing some of the ways in which the framework is being extended in order to address these challenges. Read More...

Molecular Mechinisms of Neuronal Specification

Molecular Mechinisms of Neuronal Specification
Guest
Editors: Tibor Harkany

What are the precise molecular and cellular mechanisms that the human brain exploits to encode consciousness, identity and thought? This remains undoubtedly one of the greatest scientific challenges facing mankind. This Special Issue addresses with eminent precision the rules that dictate the structural and functional diversity of neurons as well as the molecular principles that integrate these cells into coherent and dynamic networks during development. Read More...

Towards a Comparative Understanding of Adult Neurogenesis

Towards a Comparative Understanding of Adult Neurogenesis
Guest Editors:
L. Bonfanti and G Zupanc

Despite the considerable enthusiasm for research on adult neurogenesis, there are a strikingly low number of comparative studies in this field. However knowledge from comparative studies may provide clues about the biological function of adult neurogenesis, which remains largely elusive in the intact mammalian brain. This Special Issue summarizes recent findings derived from a cross-species comparative perspective.Read more...

Saccade, Search and Orient

Saccade, Search and Orient
Guest
Editor: Doug Munoz

One of the most important functions of the brain is to guide our behavior through an ever-changing environment. Circuitries executing and modulating saccadic eye movements represent an elegant model system for investigating how sensory information and goal-related information interact to control and coordinate behavior. The articles in this Special Issue of EJN cover the full scope of research in this exciting field, ranging from midbrain, thalamic, striatal, and cortical circuitry controlling and influencing eye movements to oculomotor functions in REM sleep and learning. Read more...

Adult Neurogenesis

Adult Neurogenesis
Guest Editors: Sebastian Jessberger

The (re-)discovery that new neurons are generated in the adult mammalian brain has opened new perspectives on the regenerative capacity of the central nervous system, fueling hopes of rapid development of neuronal replacement therapies. This Special Issue of EJN encompasses a wide spectrum of views and opinions by leaders in the field, allowing any interested reader to keep facts from fiction in this rapidly expanding research field. Read more...

Plasticity of Neuroendocrine Systems

  Plasticity of Neuroendocrine System
Guest
Editors: Vincent Prévot

This Special Issue presents current views on the mechanisms of neuronal, glial, and hormonal plasticity in the vertebrate hypothalamus and pituitary, focusing on ontogenic development and reversible changes during circadian, reproductive, and seasonal rhythms. These reviews outline fundamental principles of brain adaptation to constraints of the environment and of the "milieu intérieur". Read more...

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation
Guest Editor:
Didier Pinault

This Special Feature of EJN presents ten reviews by world experts conducting basic and clinical research on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to address the mechanisms of action of DBS underlying its effects on the brain and its therapeutic potential for chronic neurological and psychiatric diseases.  Read more...

Glutamatergic Synapses

Glutamatergic Synapses
Guest Editor:
 Peter Scheiffele and Michizuke Yuzaki

This Special Issue discusses key advances in our current understanding of mechanisms of synapse assembly, synaptic plasticity associated with learning, and the alteration of glutamatergic synapses in disease states.  Read more...

On the occasion of the 7th FENS Forum, Amsterdam 2010

 7th FENS Forum

This Special Issue presents a showcase of reviews and original articles by long-time supporters of EJN illustrating the breath and quality of research published by EJN.  Read more...

Multisensory Processes

Multisensory Processes
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Neural Basis of Timing and Anticipatory Behaviors

Neural Basis of Timing and Anticipatory Behaviors
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Sleep function: current questions and new approaches

Sleep function: current questions and new approaches
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