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%% Journal Articles   
   Author = {Smith, JB and Alloway, KD and Hof, PR and Orman, R and Reser, DH and Watakabe, A and Watson, GDR},
   Title = {The relationship between the claustrum and endopiriform
             nucleus: A perspective towards consensus on cross-species
   Journal = {The Journal of Comparative Neurology},
   Volume = {527},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {476-499},
   Publisher = {WILEY},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {With the emergence of interest in studying the claustrum, a
             recent special issue of the Journal of Comparative Neurology
             dedicated to the claustrum (Volume 525, Issue 6, pp.
             1313-1513) brought to light questions concerning the
             relationship between the claustrum (CLA) and a region
             immediately ventral known as the endopiriform nucleus (En).
             These structures have been identified as separate entities
             in rodents but appear as a single continuous structure in
             primates. During the recent Society for Claustrum Research
             meeting, a panel of experts presented data pertaining to the
             relationship of these regions and held a discussion on
             whether the CLA and En should be considered (a) separate
             unrelated structures, (b) separate nuclei within the same
             formation, or (c) subregions of a continuous structure. This
             review article summarizes that discussion, presenting
             comparisons of the cytoarchitecture, neurochemical profiles,
             genetic markers, and anatomical connectivity of the CLA and
             En across several mammalian species. In rodents, we conclude
             that the CLA and the dorsal endopiriform nucleus (DEn) are
             subregions of a larger complex, which likely performs
             analogous computations and exert similar effects on their
             respective cortical targets (e.g., sensorimotor versus
             limbic). Moving forward, we recommend that the field retain
             the nomenclature currently employed for this region but
             should continue to examine the delineation of these
             structures across different species. Using thorough
             descriptions of a variety of anatomical features, this
             review offers a clear definition of the CLA and En in
             rodents, which provides a framework for identifying
             homologous structures in primates.},
   Doi = {10.1002/cne.24537},
   Key = {fds340828}

   Author = {Watson, GDR and Alloway, KD},
   Title = {Opposing collicular influences on the parafascicular (Pf)
             and posteromedial (POm) thalamic nuclei: relationship to
             POm-induced inhibition in the substantia nigra pars
             reticulata (SNR)},
   Journal = {Brain Structure & Function},
   Volume = {223},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {535-543},
   Publisher = {Springer Nature},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1007/s00429-017-1534-8},
   Key = {fds338617}

   Author = {Toda, K and Lusk, NA and Watson, GDR and Kim, N and Lu, D and Li, HE and Meck,
             WH and Yin, HH},
   Title = {Nigrotectal Stimulation Stops Interval Timing in
   Journal = {Current Biology : Cb},
   Volume = {27},
   Number = {24},
   Pages = {3763-3770.e3},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {December},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Considerable evidence implicates the basal ganglia in
             interval timing, yet the underlying mechanisms remain poorly
             understood. Using a novel behavioral task, we demonstrate
             that head-fixed mice can be trained to show the key features
             of timing behavior within a few sessions. Single-trial
             analysis of licking behavior reveals stepping dynamics with
             variable onset times, which is responsible for the canonical
             Gaussian distribution of timing behavior. Moreover, the
             duration of licking bouts decreased as mice became sated,
             showing a strong motivational modulation of licking bout
             initiation and termination. Using optogenetics, we examined
             the role of the basal ganglia output in interval timing. We
             stimulated a pathway important for licking behavior, the
             GABAergic output projections from the substantia nigra pars
             reticulata to the deep layers of the superior colliculus. We
             found that stimulation of this pathway not only cancelled
             licking but also delayed the initiation of anticipatory
             licking for the next interval in a frequency-dependent
             manner. By combining quantitative behavioral analysis with
             optogenetics in the head-fixed setup, we established a new
             approach for studying the neural basis of interval
   Doi = {10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.003},
   Key = {fds330545}

   Author = {Liang, Z and Ma, Y and Watson, GDR and Zhang, N},
   Title = {Simultaneous GCaMP6-based fiber photometry and fMRI in
   Journal = {Journal of Neuroscience Methods},
   Volume = {289},
   Pages = {31-38},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Understanding the relationship between neural and vascular
             signals is essential for interpretation of functional MRI
             (fMRI) results with respect to underlying neuronal activity.
             Simultaneously measuring neural activity using
             electrophysiology with fMRI has been highly valuable in
             elucidating the neural basis of the blood oxygenation-level
             dependent (BOLD) signal. However, this approach is also
             technically challenging due to the electromagnetic
             interference that is observed in electrophysiological
             recordings during MRI scanning.Recording optical correlates
             of neural activity, such as calcium signals, avoids this
             issue, and has opened a new avenue to simultaneously acquire
             neural and BOLD signals.The present study is the first to
             demonstrate the feasibility of simultaneously and repeatedly
             acquiring calcium and BOLD signals in animals using a
             genetically encoded calcium indicator, GCaMP6. This approach
             was validated with a visual stimulation experiment, during
             which robust increases of both calcium and BOLD signals in
             the superior colliculus were observed. In addition, repeated
             measurement in the same animal demonstrated reproducible
             calcium and BOLD responses to the same stimuli.Taken
             together, simultaneous GCaMP6-based fiber photometry and
             fMRI recording presents a novel, artifact-free approach to
             simultaneously measuring neural and fMRI signals.
             Furthermore, given the cell-type specificity of GCaMP6, this
             approach has the potential to mechanistically dissect the
             contributions of individual neuron populations to BOLD
             signal, and ultimately reveal its underlying neural
             mechanisms.The current study established the method for
             simultaneous GCaMP6-based fiber photometry and fMRI in
   Doi = {10.1016/j.jneumeth.2017.07.002},
   Key = {fds327275}

   Author = {Alloway, KD and Smith, JB and Mowery, TM and Watson,
   Title = {Sensory processing in the dorsolateral striatum: The
             contribution of thalamostriatal pathways},
   Journal = {Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience},
   Volume = {11},
   Publisher = {FRONTIERS MEDIA SA},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {July},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2017 Alloway, Smith, Mowery and Watson. The dorsal
             striatum has two functionally-defined subdivisions: a
             dorsomedial striatum (DMS) region involved in mediating
             goal-directed behaviors that require conscious effort, and a
             dorsolateral striatum (DLS) region involved in the execution
             of habitual behaviors in a familiar sensory context.
             Consistent with its presumed role in forming
             stimulus-response (S-R) associations, neurons in DLS receive
             massive inputs from sensorimotor cortex and are responsive
             to both active and passive sensory stimulation. While
             several studies have established that corticostriatal inputs
             contribute to the stimulus-induced responses observed in the
             DLS, there is growing awareness that the thalamus has a
             significant role in conveying sensory-related information to
             DLS and other parts of the striatum. The thalamostriatal
             projections to DLS originate mainly from the caudal
             intralaminar region, which contains the parafascicular (Pf)
             nucleus, and from higher-order thalamic nuclei such as the
             medial part of the posterior (POm) nucleus. Based on recent
             findings, we hypothesize that the thalamostriatal
             projections from these two regions exert opposing influences
             on the expression of behavioral habits. This article reviews
             the subcortical circuits that regulate the transmission of
             sensory information through these thalamostriatal projection
             systems, and describes the evidence that indicates these
             circuits could be manipulated to ameliorate the symptoms of
             Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related neurological
   Doi = {10.3389/fnsys.2017.00053},
   Key = {fds328753}

   Author = {Smith, JB and Liang, Z and Watson, GDR and Alloway, KD and Zhang,
   Title = {Interhemispheric resting-state functional connectivity of
             the claustrum in the awake and anesthetized
   Journal = {Brain Structure & Function},
   Volume = {222},
   Number = {5},
   Pages = {2041-2058},
   Publisher = {Springer Nature},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {July},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1007/s00429-016-1323-9},
   Key = {fds327276}

   Author = {Watson, GDR and Smith, JB and Alloway, KD},
   Title = {Interhemispheric connections between the infralimbic and
             entorhinal cortices: The endopiriform nucleus has limbic
             connections that parallel the sensory and motor connections
             of the claustrum},
   Journal = {The Journal of Comparative Neurology},
   Volume = {525},
   Number = {6},
   Pages = {1363-1380},
   Publisher = {WILEY},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {April},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1002/cne.23981},
   Key = {fds326776}

   Author = {Smith, JB and Watson, GDR and Alloway, KD and Schwarz, C and Chakrabarti, S},
   Title = {Corticofugal projection patterns of whisker sensorimotor
             cortex to the sensory trigeminal nuclei},
   Journal = {Frontiers in Neural Circuits},
   Volume = {9},
   Publisher = {FRONTIERS MEDIA SA},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.3389/fncir.2015.00053},
   Key = {fds326777}

   Author = {Liang, Z and Watson, GDR and Alloway, KD and Lee, G and Neuberger, T and Zhang, N},
   Title = {Mapping the functional network of medial prefrontal cortex
             by combining optogenetics and fMRI in awake
   Journal = {Neuroimage},
   Volume = {117},
   Pages = {114-123},
   Publisher = {Elsevier BV},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.036},
   Key = {fds326778}

   Author = {Watson, GDR and Smith, JB and Alloway, KD},
   Title = {The Zona Incerta Regulates Communication between the
             Superior Colliculus and the Posteromedial Thalamus:
             Implications for Thalamic Interactions with the Dorsolateral
   Journal = {The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the
             Society for Neuroscience},
   Volume = {35},
   Number = {25},
   Pages = {9463-9476},
   Publisher = {Society for Neuroscience},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1523/jneurosci.1606-15.2015},
   Key = {fds326779}

   Author = {Alloway, KD and Smith, JB and Watson, GDR},
   Title = {Thalamostriatal projections from the medial posterior and
             parafascicular nuclei have distinct topographic and
             physiologic properties},
   Journal = {Journal of Neurophysiology},
   Volume = {111},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {36-50},
   Publisher = {American Physiological Society},
   Year = {2014},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1152/jn.00399.2013},
   Key = {fds326780}

   Author = {Shaw, CL and Watson, GDR and Hallock, HL and Cline, KM and Griffin,
   Title = {The role of the medial prefrontal cortex in the acquisition,
             retention, and reversal of a tactile visuospatial
             conditional discrimination task},
   Journal = {Behavioural Brain Research},
   Volume = {236},
   Pages = {94-101},
   Publisher = {Elsevier BV},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.bbr.2012.08.024},
   Key = {fds326781}

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