Systems Neuroscience Journal Club (2016-2017)


Organizers: Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky, Prof. Rony Paz, Gily Ginosar and Ayelet Sarel

Aim: Our aim is to keep up-to-date with new and exciting papers in Systems Neuroscience, published in high impact journals, with particular emphasis to papers using Neurophysiology, Imaging and Optogenetics methods in vivo.

Participants: The Journal Club welcomes all students, postdocs and faculty members wishing to discuss recent innovative research in the field of Systems Neuroscience.

Where and When: In the first semester we will be meeting every Thursday at 14:15, in the Departmental seminar room (Benoziyo 113) of the Department of Neurobiology. In the second semester we will be meeting every Monday at 14:00.

Below is the list of available dates. Students and faculty members interested in presenting a paper at the Journal Club should send their choice of date to: Gily Ginosar ( or to Ayelet Sarel (

Date Paper Presenter
24.11.16 SfN debrief  

Pupil fluctuations track rapid changes in adrenergic and cholinergic activity in cortex

Jacob Reimer, Matthew J. McGinley, Yang Liu, Charles Rodenkirch, Qi Wang, David A. McCormick & Andreas S. Tolias. Nature Communications 2016

Ana Parabucki

Imprinting and recalling cortical ensembles

Luis Carrillo-Reid, Weijian Yang, Yuki Bando, Darcy S. Peterka, Rafael Yuste.  Science 2016

Yoav Printz
5.1.17 Itzik Norman

Dynamic, Cell-Type-Specific Roles for GABAergic Interneurons in a Mouse Model of Optogenetically Inducible Seizures

Sattar Khoshkhoo, Daniel Vogt, Vikaas S. Sohal. Neuron 2017

Adi Goldenberg
2.2.17 Michael Sokoletsky
9.2.17   Swift Session!
  February 10-March 26, 2017- semester break  

Layer-specific modulation of neocortical dendritic inhibition during active wakefulness.

William Muñoz, Robin Tremblay, Daniel Levenstein, Bernardo Rudy. Science 2017

Ivo Spiegel
Mathias Mahn

The neural correlates of dreaming

Francesca Siclari, Benjamin Baird, Lampros Perogamvros, Giulio Bernardi, Joshua J LaRocque, Brady Riedner, Melanie Boly, Bradley R Postle & Giulio Tononi.  

Nature Neuroscience, 2017

Rafi Malach

Coupling between One-Dimensional Networks Reconciles Conflicting Dynamics in LIP and Reveals Its Recurrent Circuitry

Wujie Zhang, Annegret L. Falkner, B. Suresh Krishna, Michael E. Goldberg & Kenneth D. Miller

Neuron, 2017

Pritish Patil

Dopamine neurons encode performance error in singing birds

Vikram Gadagkar, Pavel A. Puzerey, Ruidong Chen, Eliza Baird-Daniel, Alexander R. Farhang, Jesse H. Goldberg

Science,  2016

Liora Las
Yair Ben-Efraim

Ring attractor dynamics in the Drosophila central brain

Sung Soo Kim*, Hervé Rouault, Shaul Druckmann, Vivek Jayaraman.

Science, 2017


Angular velocity integration in a fly heading circuit

Daniel Turner-Evans, Stephanie Wegener, Hervé Rouault, Romain Franconville, TanyaWolff, Johannes D Seelig, Shaul Druckmann, Vivek Jayaraman

eLIFE, 2017

Ayelet Sarel
Yadin dudai

Visual cortex entrains to sign language

Geoffrey Brookshire, Jenny Lu , Howard C. Nusbaum Susan Goldin-Meadow and Daniel Casasanto

PNAS, 2017

Liron Gruber

The Code for Facial Identity in the Primate Brain

Le Chang & and Doris Y. Tsao

Cell, 2017

Shany Grossman

Organizing conceptual knowledge in humans with a gridlike code

Alexandra O. Constantinescu, Jill X. O’Reilly Timothy E. J. Behrens,

Science 2016

Dan Blum