UMass Neurosciences Publications – April 2021

This month’s featured researcher is Kirby Deater-Deckard. Kirby is a Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. He is also the Graduate Program Director for the Neuroscience and Behavior Graduate Program. He runs the Individual Differences in Development Lab, which conducts research on facets of human development spanning cognition, emotion, and behavior, emphasizing the interaction of biological and environmental factors. He is co-author on a paper that appeared in Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience entitled, “Maltreatment and brain development: The effects of abuse and neglect on longitudinal trajectories of neural activation during risk processing and cognitive control”.

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

1: Kaminska B, Caballero JP, Moorman DE. Integration of value and action in medial prefrontal neural systems. Int Rev Neurobiol. 2021;158:57-82. doi: 10.1016/bs.irn.2020.11.007. Epub 2020 Dec 17. PMID: 33785156.

2: Mason GM, Lokhandwala S, Riggins T, Spencer RMC. Sleep and human cognitive development. Sleep Med Rev. 2021 Mar 13;57:101472. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2021.101472. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33827030.

3: Macedo-Lima M, Remage-Healey L. Dopamine modulation of motor and sensory cortical plasticity among vertebrates. Integr Comp Biol. 2021 Apr 3:icab019. doi: 10.1093/icb/icab019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33822047.

4: Jones BJ, Spencer RMC. Role of Napping for Learning across the Lifespan. Curr Sleep Med Rep. 2020 Dec;6(4):290-297. doi: 10.1007/s40675-020-00193-9. Epub 2020 Nov 12. PMID: 33816064; PMCID: PMC8011550.

5: Lester E, Ooi FK, Bakkar N, Ayers J, Woerman AL, Wheeler J, Bowser R, Carlson GA, Prusiner SB, Parker R. Tau aggregates are RNA-protein assemblies that mislocalize multiple nuclear speckle components. Neuron. 2021 Apr 7:S0896-6273(21)00196-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.03.026. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33848474.

6: Holmes JF, St Laurent CW, Spencer RMC. Unhealthy Diet Is Associated With Poor Sleep in Preschool-Aged Children. J Genet Psychol. 2021 Apr 20:1-15. doi: 10.1080/00221325.2021.1905598. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33876710.

7: Tuladhar CT, Schwartz S, St John AM, Meyer JS, Tarullo AR. Infant diurnal cortisol predicts sleep. J Sleep Res. 2021 Apr 18:e13357. doi: 10.1111/jsr.13357. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33870573.

8: Pearson GL, Savenkova M, Barnwell JJ, Karatsoreos IN. Circadian desynchronization alters metabolic and immune responses following lipopolysaccharide inoculation in male mice. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 Aug;88:220-229. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2020.05.033. Epub 2020 May 12. PMID: 32413558; PMCID: PMC7415642.

10. Lerud KD, Vines BW, Shinde AB, Schlaug G. Modulating short-term auditory memory with focal transcranial direct current stimulation applied to the supramarginal gyrus. Neuroreport. 2021 May 19;32(8):702-710. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000001647. PMID: 33852539; PMCID: PMC8085037.

11. Kim-Spoon J, Herd T, Brieant A, Peviani K, Deater-Deckard K, Lauharatanahirun N, Lee J, King-Casas B. Maltreatment and brain development: The effects of abuse and neglect on longitudinal trajectories of neural activation during risk processing and cognitive control. Dev Cogn Neurosci. 2021 Apr;48:100939. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2021.100939. Epub 2021 Mar 3. PMID: 33706181; PMCID: PMC7960935.