Welcome to the Journal Cafe!

The Journal Cafe (JC) began in 2005 as a means for Dr. Tran and his research assistants to maintain a weekly discussion about topics in neuroscience. Since then, it has expanded its reach from being solely lab-centered to  engaging students across multiple disciplines - Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, and other disciplines. In JC, students select a neuroscientific research article of interest to them and present it in PowerPoint form. The student presenter leads the discussion by providing background literature, hypotheses, explaining the research methods and results, and elaborating on the conclusions/implications. In turn, students in the audience ask challenging questions or bring forth points of discussion that can be elaborated on. Journal Cafe is also beneficial in that students gain further practice with oral communication and develop critical thinking skills. If you are interested in JC, then please contact me and I'll add you to the distribution list. The Cafe is open to all students that are interested in Neuroscience.

This Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, we meet every Friday at 3:00 in Rawl 129. Below is a listing of presentations carried out by students (in bold) during the 2017-2018 Academic Year. For archived presentations from previous years, see the drop down pane to the right and links at the top:

DateStudent Presenter
09.01.17Hayleigh Maynard
Baudonnat, M., Guillou, J. L., Husson, M., Bohbot, V. D., Schwabe, L., & David, V. (2017). Morphine Reward Promotes Cue-Sensitive Learning: Implication of Dorsal Striatal CREB Activity. Front Psychiatry, 8, 87. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00087 
09.08.17Garrett Gilbert
Huang, Y. Y., Levine, A., Kandel, D. B., Yin, D., Colnaghi, L., Drisaldi, B., & Kandel, E. R. (2014). D1/D5 receptors and histone deacetylation mediate the Gateway Effect of LTP in hippocampal dentate gyrus. Learn Mem, 21(3), 153-160. doi: 10.1101/lm.032292.113
09.15.17Justin Martin
Sun, T., Li, L., Xu, Y., Zheng, L., Zhang, W., Zhou, F. A., & Guo, X. (2017). Electrophysiological evidence for women superiority on unfamiliar face processing. Neurosci Res, 115, 44-53. doi: 10.1016/j.neures.2016.10.002
09.29.17Ashley Carpenter
Lin, J. S., Dauvilliers, Y., Arnulf, I., Bastuji, H., Anaclet, C., Parmentier, R., . . . Schwartz, J. C. (2008). An inverse agonist of the histamine H(3) receptor improves wakefulness in narcolepsy: studies in orexin-/- mice and patients. Neurobiol Dis, 30(1), 74-83. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2007.12.003 
10.27.17Re'Onna Crawford
Adolphs, R., Cahill, L., Schul, R., & Babinsky, R. (1997). Impaired declarative memory for emotional material following bilateral amygdala damage in humans. Learn Mem, 4(3), 291-300. 
11.03.17Alison Matthews
Stanfield, A. C., Philip, R. C. M., Whalley, H., Romaniuk, L., Hall, J., Johnstone, E. C., & Lawrie, S. M. (2017). Dissociation of Brain Activation in Autism and Schizotypal Personality Disorder During Social Judgments. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(6), 1220-1228. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbx083
11.10.17Garrett Gilbert
Raveendra, B. L., Siemer, A. B., Puthanveettil, S. V., Hendrickson, W. A., Kandel, E. R., & McDermott, A. E. (2013). Characterization of prion-like conformational changes of the neuronal isoform of Aplysia CPEB. Nat Struct Mol Biol, 20(4), 495-501. doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2503
11.17.17Ashley Carpenter
Sapolsky, R. M., Meaney, M. J., & McEwen, B. S. (1985). The development of the glucocorticoid receptor system in the rat limbic brain. III. Negative-feedback regulation. Brain Research, 350(1-2), 169-173. 
01.19.18Hayleigh Maynard
Sakhaie, M. H., Soleimani, M., Pourheydar, B., Majd, Z., Atefimanesh, P., Soleimani, S., & Mehdizadeh, M. (2017). Effects of Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields on Neurogenesis and Cognitive Behavior in an Experimental Model of Hippocampal Injury. Behavioural Neurology, 2017. doi: 10.1155/2017/9194261
01.26.18Re'Onna Crawford
Gokdemir, S., Gunduz, A., Ozkara, C., & Kiziltan, M. E. (2018). Fear-conditioned alterations of motor cortex excitability: The role of amygdala. Neurosci Lett, 662, 346-350. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2017.10.059 
02.09.18Mabusa Nkany
Kamiyama, K., Katahira, K., Abla, D., Hori, K., & Okanoya, K. (2010). Music playing and memory trace: evidence from event-related potentials. Neurosci Res, 67(4), 334-340. doi: 10.1016/j.neures.2010.04.007 
02.23.18Ben Richards
Ghamati, L., Hajali, V., Sheibani, V., Esmaeilpour, K., Sepehri, G., & Shojaee, M. (2014). Single and repeated ultra-rapid detoxification prevents cognitive impairment in morphine addicted rats: a privilege for single detoxification. Addict Health, 6(1-2), 54-64. 
03.16.18Mira Sampath
Uwaya, A., Lee, H., Park, J., Lee, H., Muto, J., Nakajima, S., . . . Mikami, T. (2016). Acute immobilization stress following contextual fear conditioning reduces fear memory: timing is essential. Behav Brain Funct, 12(1), 8. doi: 10.1186/s12993-016-0092-1 

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