Here I list some recent papers, which I read with interest, and recommend for critical reading:

13.06.15. Cortical Membrane Potential Signature of Optimal States for Sensory Signal Detection. Matthew J.McGinley, Stephen  V. David, David A. McCormick. Neuron 2015

13.06.15. Diverse coupling of neurons to populations in sensory cortex. Okun M, Steinmetz NA, Cossell L, Iacaruso MF, Ko H,  Barthó P, Moore T, Hofer SB, Mrsic-Flogel TD, Carandini M, Harris KD. Nature. 2015

13.06.15. RBM3 mediates structural plasticity and protective effects of cooling in neurodegeneration. Peretti D, Bastide A,  Radford H, Verity N, Molloy C, Martin MG, Moreno JA, Steinert JR, Smith T, Dinsdale D, Willis AE, Mallucci GR. Nature. 2015

13.06.15. Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels. Louveau A, Smirnov I, Keyes TJ,  Eccles JD, Rouhani SJ, Peske JD, Derecki NC, Castle D, Mandell JW, Lee KS, Harris TH, Kipnis J. Nature. 2015

13.06.15. Cortically projecting basal forebrain parvalbumin neurons regulate cortical gamma band oscillations. Kim T,  Thankachan S, McKenna JT, McNally JM, Yang C, Choi JH, Chen L, Kocsis B, Deisseroth K, Strecker RE, Basheer R,  Brown RE, McCarley RW. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015

13.06.15. Tumor necrosis factor enhances the sleep-like state and electrical stimulation induces a wake-like state in  co-cultures of neurons and glia. Jewett KA, Taishi P, Sengupta P, Roy S, Davis CJ, Krueger JM. Eur J Neurosci. 2015

13.06.15. Behavioral sleep-wake homeostasis and EEG delta power are decoupled by chronic sleep restriction in the rat.  Stephenson R, Caron AM, Famina S. Sleep. 2015

13.06.15. Lack of exercise leads to significant and reversible loss of scale invariance in both aged and young mice. Gu C,  Coomans CP, Hu K, Scheer FA, Stanley HE, Meijer JH. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015

13.06.15. Neural and behavioral correlates of extended training during sleep deprivation in humans: evidence for local, task-specific effects. Bernardi G, Siclari F, Yu X, Zennig C, Bellesi M, Ricciardi E, Cirelli C, Ghilardi MF,  Pietrini P, Tononi G. J Neurosci. 2015

13.06.15. Neuronal ensembles sufficient for recovery sleep and the sedative actions of α2 adrenergic agonists. Zhang Z, Ferretti V, Güntan İ, Moro A, Steinberg EA, Ye Z, Zecharia AY, Yu X, Vyssotski AL, Brickley SG, Yustos R, Pillidge  ZE, Harding EC, Wisden W, Franks NP. Nat Neurosci. 2015

13.06.15. Sleep in amphibians and reptiles: a review and a preliminary analysis of evolutionary patterns. Libourel PA, Herrel  A. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2015

13.06.15. β-amyloid disrupts human NREM slow waves and related hippocampus-dependent memory consolidation. Mander BA, Marks  SM, Vogel JW, Rao V, Lu B, Saletin JM, Ancoli-Israel S, Jagust WJ, Walker MP. Nat Neurosci. 2015

13.06.15. Hippocampal sharp-wave ripples in waking and sleeping states. Roumis DK, Frank LM. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2015

13.06.15. Cortical Thinning Explains Changes in Sleep Slow Waves during Adulthood. Dubé J, Lafortune M, Bedetti C, Bouchard M, Gagnon JF, Doyon J, Evans AC, Lina JM, Carrier J. J Neurosci. 2015

13.06.15. Circadian regulation of slow waves in human sleep: Topographical aspects. Lazar AS, Lazar ZI, Dijk DJ. Neuroimage. 2015

13.06.15. EEG topography during sleep inertia upon awakening after a period of increased homeostatic sleep pressure. Gorgoni M, Ferrara M, D'Atri A, Lauri G, Scarpelli S, Truglia I, De Gennaro L. Sleep Med. 2015

13.06.15. Gradual emergence of spontaneous correlated brain activity during fading of general anesthesia in rats: Evidences from fMRI and local field potentials. Bettinardi RG, Tort-Colet N, Ruiz-Mejias M, Sanchez-Vives MV, Deco G. Neuroimage. 2015

13.06.15. Slow wave activity as the default mode of the cerebral cortex. Sanchez-Vives MV, Mattia M. Arch Ital Biol. 2014

13.06.15. Not only…but also: REM sleep creates and NREM Stage 2 instantiates landmark junctions in cortical memory networks. Llewellyn S, Hobson JA. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015

13.06.15. Driving sleep slow oscillations by auditory closed-loop stimulation-a self-limiting process. Ngo HV, Miedema A, Faude I, Martinetz T, Mölle M, Born J. J Neurosci. 2015

08.11.14. Pupil Fluctuations Track Fast Switching of Cortical States during Quiet Wakefulness. Reimer J, Froudarakis E, Cadwell CR, Yatsenko D, Denfield GH,Tolias AS. Neuron. 2014

08.11.14. Dopaminergic neurons promote hippocampal reactivation and spatial memory persistence. McNamara CG, Tejero-Cantero A, Trouche S, Campo-Urriza N, Dupret D.Nat Neurosci. 2014

08.11.14. Zolpidem reduces hippocampal neuronal activity in freely behaving mice: a large scale calcium imaging study with miniaturized fluorescence microscope. Berdyyeva T, Otte S, Aluisio L, Ziv Y, Burns LD, Dugovic C, Yun S, Ghosh KK,Schnitzer MJ, Lovenberg T, Bonaventure P. PLoS One. 2014

08.11.14. Cholinergic neurons of the basal forebrain mediate biochemical and electrophysiological mechanisms underlying sleep homeostasis. Kalinchuk AV, Porkka-Heiskanen T, McCarley RW, Basheer R. Eur J Neurosci. 2014

23.07.14. Adaptive and pathological inhibition of neuroplasticity associated with circadian rhythms and sleep. Heller HC, Ruby NF, Rolls A, Makam M, Colas D. Behav Neurosci. 2014

23.07.14. Reactivation of emergent task-related ensembles during slow-wave sleep after neuroprosthetic learning. Gulati T, Ramanathan DS, Wong CC, Ganguly K. Nat Neurosci. 2014

23.07.14. Ongoing Network State Controls the Length of Sleep Spindles via Inhibitory Activity. Barthó P, Slézia A, Mátyás F,  Faradzs-Zade L, Ulbert I, Harris KD, Acsády L. Neuron. 2014

23.07.14. Diurnal changes in electrocorticogram sleep slow-wave activity during development in rats. Olini N, Huber R. J Sleep Res. 2014

23.07.14. Effect of sleep deprivation on the human metabolome. Davies SK, Ang JE, Revell VL, Holmes B, Mann A, Robertson FP, Cui N, Middleton B, Ackermann K, Kayser M, Thumser AE, Raynaud FI, Skene DJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014

23.07.14. Dissociating effects of global SWS disruption and healthy aging on waking performance and daytime sleepiness. Groeger JA, Stanley N, Deacon S, Dijk DJ. Sleep. 2014

23.07.14. Sleep promotes branch-specific formation of dendritic spines after learning. Yang G, Lai CS, Cichon J, Ma L, Li W, Gan WB. Science. 2014

23.07.14. Retrospective. Gerald M. Edelman (1929-2014). Tononi G. Science. 2014

23.07.14. Caffeine promotes glutamate and histamine release in the posterior hypothalamus. John J, Kodama T, Siegel JM. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2014

23.07.14. Coreleased orexin and glutamate evoke nonredundant spike outputs and computations in histamine neurons. Schöne C, Apergis-Schoute J, Sakurai T, Adamantidis A, Burdakov D. Cell Rep. 2014

23.07.14. The maturation of cortical sleep rhythms and networks over early development. Chu CJ, Leahy J, Pathmanathan J, Kramer MA, Cash SS. Clin Neurophysiol. 2014

23.07.14. Global intracellular slow-wave dynamics of the thalamocortical system. Sheroziya M, Timofeev I. J Neurosci. 2014

23.07.14. Investigating local and long-range neuronal network dynamics by simultaneous optogenetics, reverse microdialysis and silicon probe recordings in vivo. Taylor H, Schmiedt JT, Carçak N, Onat F, Di Giovanni G, Lambert R, Leresche N, Crunelli V, David F. J Neurosci Methods. 2014

15.02.14. Chronic sleep restriction disrupts sleep homeostasis and behavioral sensitivity to alcohol by reducing the extracellular accumulation of adenosine. Clasadonte J, McIver SR, Schmitt LI, Halassa. MM, Haydon PG. J. Neurosci 2014

15.02.14. Overnight Changes in the Slope of Sleep Slow Waves during Infancy. Fattinger S, Jenni OG, Schmitt B, Achermann P, Huber R. Sleep 2014. 

15.02.14. Sleep, synaptic connectivity, and hippocampal memory during early development. Huber R, Born J. Trends Cogn Sci. 2014

15.02.14. Disentangling different functional roles of evoked K-complex components: Mapping the sleeping brain while quenching sensory processing. Laurino M, Menicucci D, Piarulli A, Mastorci F, Bedini R, Allegrini P, Gemignani A. Neuroimage. 2014

11.01.14. Dopaminergic role in regulating neurophysiological markers of sleep homeostasis in humans. Holst SC, Bersagliere A, Bachmann V, Berger W, Achermann P, Landolt HP. J. Neurosci, 2014

11.01.14. Comparison of sleep spindles and theta oscillations in the hippocampus. Sullivan D, Mizuseki K, Sorgi A, Buzsáki G. J. Neurosci, 2014

11.01.14. Sleep and the Price of Plasticity: From Synaptic and Cellular Homeostasis to Memory Consolidation and Integration. Tononi G, Cirelli C, Neuron, 2014

11.01.14. Light sleep versus slow wave sleep in memory consolidation: a question of global versus local processes? Genzel L, Kroes MC, Dresler M, Battaglia FP. Trends Neurosci. 2014

11.01.14. A role for cortical nNOS/NK1 neurons in coupling homeostatic sleep drive to EEG slow wave activity. Morairty SR, Dittrich L, Pasumarthi RK, Valladao D, Heiss JE, Gerashchenko D, Kilduff TS. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013

11.01.14. Spatiotemporal structure of REM sleep twitching reveals developmental origins of motor synergies. Blumberg MS, Coleman CM, Gerth AI, McMurray B. Curr Biol. 2013

11.01.14. Scaling brain size, keeping timing: evolutionary preservation of brain rhythms. Buzsáki G, Logothetis N, Singer W. Neuron, 2013

11.01.14. Essential thalamic contribution to slow waves of natural sleep. David F, Schmiedt JT, Taylor HL, Orban G, Di Giovanni G, Uebele VN, Renger JJ, Lambert RC, Leresche N, Crunelli V. J Neurosci, 2013

11.01.14. Why REM sleep? Clues beyond the laboratory in a more challenging world. Horne J. Biol Psychol. 2013

11.01.14. Optogenetic identification of a rapid eye movement sleep modulatory circuit in the hypothalamus. Jego S, Glasgow SD, Herrera CG, Ekstrand M, Reed SJ, Boyce R, Friedman J, Burdakov D, Adamantidis AR. Nature Neurosci, 2013

11.01.14. Sleep and dreaming are for important matters. Perogamvros L, Dang-Vu TT, Desseilles M, Schwartz S. Front Psychol. 2013

11.01.14. Differential spike timing and phase dynamics of reticular thalamic and prefrontal cortical neuronal populations during sleep spindles. Gardner RJ, Hughes SW, Jones MW. J. Neurosci, 2013

11.01.14. Distinct preplay of multiple novel spatial experiences in the rat. Dragoi G, Tonegawa S. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 2013

19.04.13: Auditory Closed-Loop Stimulation of the Sleep Slow Oscillation Enhances Memory. Ngo HV, Martinetz T, Born J, Mölle M. Neuron, 2013 


15.04.13: Sleep Patterns and Homeostatic Mechanisms in Adolescent Mice. Nelson AB, Faraguna U, Zoltan JT, Tononi G, Cirelli C. Brain Sciences, 2013 


19.03.13: Effects of insufficient sleep on circadian rhythmicity and expression amplitude of the human blood transcriptome. Möller-Levet CS, Archer SN, Bucca G, Laing EE, Slak A, Kabiljo R, Lo JC, Santhi N, von Schantz M, Smith CP, Dijk DJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2003


10.03.13: Human hypocretin and melanin-concentrating hormone levels are linked to emotion and social interaction. Blouin, AM, Fried I, Wilson CL, Staba RJ, Behnke EJ, Lam HA, Maidment NT, Karlsson KÆ, Lapierre JL, Siegel JM. Nature Communication, 2013


15.01.13: Layer-specific excitatory circuits differentially control recurrent network dynamics in the neocortex. Riccardo Beltramo, Giulia D’Urso, Marco Dal Maschio, Pasqualina Farisello, Serena Bovetti, Yoanne Clovis, Glenda Lassi, Valter Tucci, Davide De Pietri Tonelli, Tommaso Fellin. Nature Neuroscience, 2013


12.01.13: Visual experience and subsequent sleep induce sequential plastic changes in putative inhibitory and excitatory cortical neurons. Aton SJ, Broussard C, Dumoulin M, Seibt J, Watson A, Coleman T, Frank MG. PNAS, 2013.


12.01.13: Individual differences in white matter diffusion affect sleep oscillations. Piantoni G, Poil SS, Linkenkaer-Hansen K, Verweij IM, Ramautar JR, Van Someren EJ, Van Der Werf YD. J. Neurosci., 2013


12.01.13: Behavior-dependent specialization of identified hippocampal interneurons. Lapray D, Lasztoczi B, Lagler M, Viney TJ, Katona L, Valenti O, Hartwich K, Borhegyi Z, Somogyi P, Klausberger T. Nat. Neurosci., 2012


12.01.13: Laminar-dependent effects of cortical state on auditory cortical spontaneous activity. Sakata S, Harris KD., Front Neural Circuits., 2012


03.12.12: Hippocampal-cortical interaction during periods of subcortical silence. Logothetis NK, Eschenko O, Murayama Y, Augath M, Steudel T, Evrard HC, Besserve M, Oeltermann A. Nature, 2012


27.10.12: Serotonergic Integration of Circadian Clock and Ultradian Sleep-Wake Cycles. Miyamoto H, Nakamaru-Ogiso E, Hamada K, Hensch TK. J. Neurosci., 2012


Local, experience-dependent changes in the wake EEG after prolonged wakefulness. Hung, Sarasso et al., Sleep.


Sleep Oscillations in the Thalamocortical System Induce Long-Term Neuronal Plasticity. Chauvette et al., Neuron.


REM Sleep Reorganizes Hippocampal Excitability. Grosmark et al., Neuron


Key electrophysiological, molecular, and metabolic signatures of sleep and wakefulness revealed in primary cortical cultures. Hinard et al., J. Neurosci.


Biasing the content of hippocampal replay during sleep. Bendor D, Wilson MA., Nat Neurosci. 2012