European Journal of Neuroscience
© Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Edited By: Jean-Marc Fritschy and Martin Sarter
Online ISSN: 1460-9568
The Dynamics of Neurological Disease: Integrating Clinical Experimental and Computational Neuroscience
Early Brain Repair and Protection
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
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
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
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
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...
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 System
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
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...
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...
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...