UMass Neurosciences Publications – April 2022

This month’s featured researcher is Gottfried Schlaug, who wears many hats. He is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Scientific Director of the Human Magnetic Resonance Imaging (hMRI) Center in the Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS), and a physician at Baystate Health. He is also a featured speaker at the UMass Interdisciplinary Neurosciences Conference on May 26th. His lab is investigating new ways to use hMRI not only as a diagnostic tool, but for therapy too. This month he has two papers that appeared in PubMed. One is a consensus statement in Nature Protocols: “A checklist for assessing the methodological quality of concurrent tES-fMRI studies“. the other is a collaboration with Finnish and Danish researchers, “Neuroanatomical correlates of speech and singing production in chronic post-stroke aphasia” that was published in Brain Communications.

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared online 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: Bloch S, Holleran KM, Kash TL, Vazey EM, Rinker JA, Lebonville CL, O’Hara K, Lopez MF, Jones SR, Grant KA, Becker HC, Mulholland PJ. Assessing negative affect in mice during abstinence from alcohol drinking: Limitations and future challenges. Alcohol. 2022 May;100:41-56. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2022.02.001. Epub 2022 Feb 15. PMID: 35181404; PMCID: PMC8983487.

2: Razo RA, Velasco Vazquez ML, Turcanu P, Legrand M, Floch M, Weinstein TAR, Goetze LR, Freeman SM, Baxter A, Witczak LR, Sahagún E, Berger T, Jacob S, Lawrence RH, Rothwell ES, Savidge LE, Solomon M, Mendoza SP, Bales KL. Long term effects of chronic intranasal oxytocin on adult pair bonding behavior and brain glucose uptake in titi monkeys (Plecturocebus cupreus). Horm Behav. 2022 Apr;140:105126. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2022.105126. Epub 2022 Feb 2. PMID: 35123106.

3: Ekhtiari H, Ghobadi-Azbari P, … Schlaug G, …, Bikson M. A checklist for assessing the methodological quality of concurrent tES-fMRI studies (ContES checklist): a consensus study and statement. Nat Protoc. 2022 Mar;17(3):596-617. doi: 10.1038/s41596-021-00664-5. Epub 2022 Feb 4. PMID: 35121855.

4: Barnaby W, Dorman Barclay HE, Nagarkar A, Perkins M, Teicher G, Trapani JG, Downes GB. GABAA α subunit control of hyperactive behavior in developing zebrafish. Genetics. 2022 Apr 4;220(4):iyac011. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyac011. PMID: 35106556; PMCID: PMC8982038.

5: Dwyer J, Kelly DA, Bergan J. Brain-Wide Synaptic Inputs to Aromatase-Expressing Neurons in the Medial Amygdala Suggest Complex Circuitry for Modulating Social Behavior. eNeuro. 2022 Mar 11;9(2):ENEURO.0329-21.2021. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0329-21.2021. PMID: 35074828; PMCID: PMC8925724.

6: Inbar T, Davis R, Bergan JF. A sex-specific feedback projection from aromatase-expressing neurons in the medial amygdala to the accessory olfactory bulb. J Comp Neurol. 2022 Feb;530(3):648-655. doi: 10.1002/cne.25236. Epub 2021 Aug 27. PMID: 34415057; PMCID: PMC8716422.

7: Spool JA, Macedo-Lima M, Scarpa G, Morohashi Y, Yazaki-Sugiyama Y, Remage-Healey L. Genetically identified neurons in avian auditory pallium mirror core principles of their mammalian counterparts. Curr Biol. 2021 Jul 12;31(13):2831-2843.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.04.039. Epub 2021 May 13. PMID: 33989528; PMCID: PMC8282710.

8: Dickinson SY, Kelly DA, Padilla SL, Bergan JF. From Reductionism Toward Integration: Understanding How Social Behavior Emerges From Integrated Circuits. Front Integr Neurosci. 2022 Apr 1;16:862437. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2022.862437. PMID: 35431824; PMCID: PMC9010670.

9: Smith CB, van der Vinne V, McCartney E, Stowie AC, Leise TL, Martin-Burgos B, Molyneux PC, Garbutt LA, Brodsky MH, Davidson AJ, Harrington ME, Dallmann R, Weaver DR. Cell-Type-Specific Circadian Bioluminescence Rhythms in Dbp Reporter Mice. J Biol Rhythms. 2022 Feb;37(1):53-77. doi: 10.1177/07487304211069452. Epub 2022 Jan 13. PMID: 35023384.

10: Martin-Burgos B, Wang W, William I, Tir S, Mohammad I, Javed R, Smith S, Cui Y, Arzavala J, Mora D, Smith CB, van der Vinne V, Molyneux PC, Miller SC, Weaver DR, Leise TL, Harrington ME. Methods for Detecting PER2:LUCIFERASE Bioluminescence Rhythms in Freely Moving Mice. J Biol Rhythms. 2022 Feb;37(1):78-93. doi: 10.1177/07487304211062829. Epub 2021 Dec 7. PMID: 34873943.

11: Lee YY, Cal-Kayitmazbatir S, Francey LJ, Bahiru MS, Hayer KE, Wu G, Zeller MJ, Roberts R, Speers J, Koshalek J, Berres ME, Bittman EL, Hogenesch JB. duper is a null mutation of Cryptochrome 1 in Syrian hamsters. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 May 3;119(18):e2123560119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2123560119. Epub 2022 Apr 26. PMID: 35471909.

12: Fornaciai M, Park J, Arrighi R. Editorial: The Functional and Neural Mechanisms of Numerosity Processing: From Perception to Cognition. Front Hum Neurosci. 2022 Apr 7;16:880645. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2022.880645. PMID: 35463925; PMCID: PMC9023170.

13: Tsang YK, Zou Y, Tse CY. Semantic Transparency in Chinese Compound Word Processing: Evidence from Mismatch Negativity. Neuroscience. 2022 May 10;490:216-223. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2022.03.007. Epub 2022 Mar 11. PMID: 35288179.

14: Martínez-Molina N, Siponkoski ST, Pitkäniemi A, Moisseinen N, Kuusela L, Pekkola J, Laitinen S, Särkämö ER, Melkas S, Kleber B, Schlaug G, Sihvonen A, Särkämö T. Neuroanatomical correlates of speech and singing production in chronic post-stroke aphasia. Brain Commun. 2022 Jan 11;4(1):fcac001. doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcac001. PMID: 35174327.