UMass Neuroscience Publications – August 2020

This month’s featured researcher is Melinda Novak. Melinda is a professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences. She is one of the founders of the Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program. Her research has centered around neuroendocrinology and stress. She and her long-term collaborator and colleague, Jerry Meyer wrote a review paper, which was published this month in Developmental Pyschobiology and summarizes work on non-invasive measurements of stress in newborns.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in August. They are just a fraction of the research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

1: Broderick JP, Elm JJ, Janis LS, et al. National Institutes of Health StrokeNet During the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond. Stroke. 2020;51(8):2580-2586. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.030417 PMID: 32716819

2: DeWind NK, Park J, Woldorff MG, Brannon EM. Numerical encoding in early visual cortex. Cortex. 2019;114:76-89. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2018.03.027 PMID: 29983159

3: Pinheiro CF, Moraes R, Carvalho GF, et al. The Influence of Photophobia on Postural Control in Patients With Migraine [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 13]. Headache. 2020;10.1111/head.13908. doi:10.1111/head.13908 PMID: 32789863

4: Meyer JS, Novak MA. Assessment of prenatal stress-related cortisol exposure: focus on cortisol accumulation in hair and nails [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 11]. Dev Psychobiol. 2020;10.1002/dev.22021. doi:10.1002/dev.22021 PMID: 32783213

5: Satterfield BC, Savenkova MI, Karatsoreos IN, Jackson ML, Belenky G, Van Dongen HPA. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) response to a simulated night-shift schedule is modulated by brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) genotype [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 20]. Chronobiol Int. 2020;1-5. doi:10.1080/07420528.2020.1803901 PMID: 32819178

6: Carlozzi NE, Boileau NR, Roché MW, et al. Responsiveness to change over time and test-retest reliability of the PROMIS and Neuro-QoL mental health measures in persons with Huntington disease (HD) [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 19]. Qual Life Res. 2020;10.1007/s11136-020-02596-1. doi:10.1007/s11136-020-02596-1 PMID: 32813263

7: van de Ven GM, Siegelmann HT, Tolias AS. Brain-inspired replay for continual learning with artificial neural networks. Nat Commun. 2020;11(1):4069. Published 2020 Aug 13. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-17866-2 PMID: 32792531

8: Troller-Renfree SV, Buzzell GA, Bowers ME, et al. Development of inhibitory control during childhood and its relations to early temperament and later social anxiety: unique insights provided by latent growth modeling and signal detection theory. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2019;60(6):622-629. doi:10.1111/jcpp.13025 PMID: 30775788

9: Cowell RA, Huber DE. Mechanisms of memory: An intermediate level of analysis and organization. Curr Opin Behav Sci. 2020;32:65-71. doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.01.019 PMID: 32851122