Brief and rare mental ‘breaks’ keep you focused: Deactivation and reactivation of task goals preempt vigilance decrements. Atsunori Ariga, a, and Alejandro Llerasa a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States Received 14 April 2010; revised 5 December 2010; accepted 13 December 2010. Available online 5 January 2011. Abstract We newly propose that the vigilance … Continue reading
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- Neuroimmune communicationWe present a special set of Review articles on neuroimmune communication that highlight how the immune system and nervous system are anatomically connected, mechanistically communicate and reciprocally influence the other's function.
- The maps they are a-changin': plasticity in odor representation in interneuronsRepresentations in excitatory neurons generally narrow as they are refined. Odor representations in interneurons, however, broaden with maturation and learning, as connections between interneurons and projection neurons expand.Andreas T Schaefer
- Pass the salt: the central control of sodium intakeThe biological drive to consume salt ensures that we consume adequate sodium for survival. In this issue of Nature Neuroscience, two articles provide insight into the neurons and circuits that regulate sodium appetite.J Nicholas Betley
- New building blocks for navigationMany spatial correlates have been identified that form the neural basis for navigation. Two studies have now uncovered a new cell type: bidirectional cells, which fire when the head is pointing in one of two opposing directions.Jeffrey S Taube
- The maternal 'baby brain' revisitedPregnancy results in changes to maternal physiology and brain that may extend into older age. New results show that pregnancy-induced reductions in gray matter volume remain 2 years after childbirth in humans.Liisa A M Galea
- The role of peripheral immune cells in the CNS in steady state and diseaseHistorically, the CNS has been considered immunologically privileged and separated from the peripheral immune system. In this Review, the authors highlight recent advances in our understanding of how the CNS interacts with peripheral immune cells in the context of health and disease.Josef Priller
- Interactions between the microbiota, immune and nervous systems in health and disease Elaine Y Hsiao
- Neural regulation of immunity: molecular mechanisms and clinical translationNeural pathways regulate immune responses and inflammation. Recent research using technological advances in molecular genetics has provided important insights into the functional anatomy and cellular and molecular mechanisms of this regulation. These advances resulted in clinical trials exploring neuromodulation in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmun […]Kevin J Tracey
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