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FENS Forum 2016: Call for Proposals is now Open!

Support FENS and put your research on the programme of the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen. You have only one month to submit your proposals! Call for submission of symposium and technical workshop proposals is open from 2 February – 2 March 2015 The Programme Committee will design the scientific programme of the FENS Forum 2016 on the basis of proposals from scientists from all over the world and all areas of neuroscience research. Check the List of Themes for FENS Forum 2016 at http://forum2016.fens.org/Pages/List-of-Themes.aspx.   Do not miss the opportunity to…

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Review Article: The diverse roles and multiple forms of focal adhesion kinase in brain

Focal Adhesion Kinase, the main transducer of integrin signaling, deserves particular attention during brain development. FAK is found in various alternatively spliced forms and distributed in multiple subcellular compartments. FAK increases or decreases migration, participates in differentiation, and contributes to plasticity events. It is also linked to cell survival in cancer and apoptosis. This review focuses on the diversity of events involving brain-located forms of FAK. Read more http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejn.12737/full.

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Review on Fly Motion Vision by the 2014 EJN Award Winner

Enjoy reading the new review article by Alexander Borst on visual motion-detection circuits and watch the above related video presentation. Alexander Borst, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Martinsried (Germany) and Head of the department Systems and Computational Neurobiology, won the 2014 FENS EJN Award. As an example for neural computation, Alexander Borst studies motion vision in flies. Access the full text review article: In search of the holy grail of fly motion vision at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejn.12731/full

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Read our new virtual Issue on Attention – PDFs free to download until Jan 29 2015

How does the brain detect and select relevant stimuli from the seemingly endless array of cues in the environment? How does the brain enhance the post-perceptual processing of cues so that they can govern behavior? How do prior experiences and expectations direct brain systems to bias attention to certain cues? What is the impact of impairments in brain systems mediating these functions? How do disease processes result in a biased selection of certain cues, such as cues associated with addictive drug use or cues with negative affective valence? These are…

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Oxycodone evokes a greater increase in dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens than morphine

  In this Featured Article of the month (October 2014), researchers measured rapid dopamine and other neurotransmitter release following intravenous infusion of morphine and oxycodone. They found that, although both opioids increased dopamine in the nucleus accumbens,  oxycodone evoked a significantly greater and longer increase in dopamine concentration, while morphine evoked a brief increase in dopamine and a surge in GABA. This study reveals previously unknown differences in opioid-induced neurotransmitter signaling. Watch this Interview with Brandon Aragona, corresponding author of the related article. Access full text: Rapid dopamine transmission within…

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How to compress TIF figure files without losing resolution

Having trouble uploading your figure files to an online submission system? Figures should be uploaded in the desired resolution, but should be limited in size so that proofs may easily be reviewed. To reduce the file size of a figure, save your image in TIF format using LZW compression. This will reduce the file size without affecting the resolution of your image. Did you know? Publishing in EJN is entirely FREE if you print your color figures in black and white? Experience a fair, high quality peer reviewing process and…

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How to publish two related papers with interdependent results

When you wish to publish two related articles, we recommend you submit both articles to the same journal at the same time, especially if one of the papers relies on the results of the other paper. This will ease the reviewing process and enable you to publish both papers together in the shortest time. Before submitting your papers, check the author guidelines of the journal where you intend to submit; and see if they have specific instructions for submitting companion papers. If not proceed with the steps below. 1)   Prepare…

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Did you know? Members of FENS societies and of the SfN have FREE Access to EJN!

EJN is the journal of FENS, published in association with Wiley Blackwell. As such, publication proceeds fund the educational activities of FENS and all members of the FENS societies and of the SfN have free access to EJN online! To freely access full-text articles of EJN: If you are a member of a FENS society, log into the FENS website and go to the EJN page If you are a member of the SfN, log into the SfN website and go to the Individual Member Benefits page  and scroll down…

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EJN Best Publication Award 2015

The Best Publication is selected from research articles accepted or published in EJN over the preceding two-year period. Nominations are accepted from the readership of EJN, including from any author on behalf of the first author of an original article. This biennial award is given to the first author(s) of the selected article (a personal award of £3,000). For more details, please visit http://www.fens.org/About-Neuroscience/Awards/FENS-Awards/. Deadline for nominations: March 2, 2015

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