Neural Plasticity

Circuit Mechanisms of Memory Formation


Publishing date
15 Aug 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2011

Lead Editor

1Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Maulbeerstraße 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

3Department of Biology II, University of Munich, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany


Circuit Mechanisms of Memory Formation

Description

Memory formation is one of the most fascinating and complex brain functions. Today, we have a detailed knowledge about synaptic plasticity, the putative mechanism underlying learning at the level of single neurons. In contrast, we know much less about how memory formation affects the routing and processing of information in neuronal circuits. For a long time, understanding this question has posed a formidable task to the experimenter. Recent technical advances such as in vivo 2-photon imaging and viral and transgenic strategies to identify subtypes of neurons have triggered great advances, making this a very dynamic field of study.

We invite authors to contribute original articles as well as review articles that showcase recent advances in neuronal circuit memory. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Network mechanisms of sensory deprivation and enrichment
  • Circuit plasticity in response to associative learning
  • Circuit plasticity in response to motor learning
  • Plasticity of internal representations such as space, movement, cognition
  • Theoretical studies of network plasticity

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/np/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 494675
  • - Editorial

Circuit Mechanisms of Memory Formation

Björn M. Kampa | Anja Gundlfinger | ... | Christian Leibold
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 182602
  • - Review Article

Place Cells, Grid Cells, Attractors, and Remapping

Kathryn J. Jeffery
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 871296
  • - Review Article

Cortical Plasticity during Motor Learning and Recovery after Ischemic Stroke

Jonas A. Hosp | Andreas R. Luft
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 579840
  • - Review Article

A Neural Correlate of Predicted and Actual Reward-Value Information in Monkey Pedunculopontine Tegmental and Dorsal Raphe Nucleus during Saccade Tasks

Ken-ichi Okada | Kae Nakamura | Yasushi Kobayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 413543
  • - Research Article

Motor Cortical Networks for Skilled Movements Have Dynamic Properties That Are Related to Accurate Reaching

David F. Putrino | Zhe Chen | ... | Emery N. Brown
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 960389
  • - Review Article

Ripples Make Waves: Binding Structured Activity and Plasticity in Hippocampal Networks

Josef H. L. P. Sadowski | Matthew W. Jones | Jack R. Mellor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 683961
  • - Research Article

Associative Memory Storage and Retrieval: Involvement of Theta Oscillations in Hippocampal Information Processing

Federico Stella | Alessandro Treves
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 310737
  • - Research Article

Neuroplasticity of the Sensorimotor Cortex during Learning

Joseph Thachil Francis | Weiguo Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 870763
  • - Review Article

Presynaptic Ionotropic Receptors Controlling and Modulating the Rules for Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity

Matthijs B. Verhoog | Huibert D. Mansvelder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 203462
  • - Review Article

Reactivation, Replay, and Preplay: How It Might All Fit Together

Laure Buhry | Amir H. Azizi | Sen Cheng
Neural Plasticity
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