Volume 2 | 2010
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Letter from the Editor
VRN starts trouble and gets a makeover at 1-year-old p2
C. M. Ciarleglio
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Volume 2 Masthead p3
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Inside VRN
What to Expect p4
C. M. Ciarleglio
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On the Cover p4
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Research Highlights
Contributed by S. Bronson, C. M. Ciarleglio, C. A. Doll, M. Eapen, S. D. Robertson & E. A. Stringer

A Searching Hierarchy p5
A synopsis of Cohen et al. (2009). J Neurophysiol. 102(4):2375-2386.
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Stress, Plasticity and Abuse p5
A synopsis of McElligot et al. (2010). PNAS. 107(5):2271-2276.
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A tale of two senses—a look at the confluence and malleability of multisensory stimuli p6
A synopsis of Powers et al. (2009). J Neurosci. 29(39):12265-12274.
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Development: birth, life, death, cleanup, repeat. p7
A synopsis of Wu et al. (2009). Nat Neurosci. 12(12):1534-1541.
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In Brief... p7
BAC-driven miRNA gene expression knockdown
Pain Pathways: Neuropeptide Y may be targeted to relieve pain
What's unusual about that? Neural substrates for the detaction of novel, unusual stimuli
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Bad huntingtin, protective effect p7
A synopsis of Williams et al. (2010). J Neurochem. 12(1):227-237.
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In Brief... p8
Manganese, a friend or foe to dopaminergic neurons?
How quickly can you detect a face? Temporal dynamics within neural constructs involved in the detection of familiar and novel faces
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Worth the 'EEfRT'? Role of Motivation in rewarding tasks p9
A synopsis of Treadway et al. (2009). PLoS One. 4(8):e6598.
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In Brief... p9
Exploring CAMKII associations with calcium L-type channels to regulate physiological changes in tissue
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Outreach and Education

The Vanderbilt Neuroscience Outreach Initiative p10
B. A. Carver
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Program Update p11
R. Johnson
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A Note From the Director p11
M. T. Wallace
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Candidate Reviews

Mechanisms for the Interaction of Dopamine and Norepinephrine in the Prefrontal Cortex: Implications for the Treatment o fCongnitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia pp12-18
Peter Vollbrecht
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Role of the 5HT2c receptor in regulation of metabolism and mesolimbic dopamine pp19-24
Richard O'Neil
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Assembly and heterogeneity of GABAA Receptors pp25-32
Katharine N. Gurba
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The Role of the Amygdala in Emotion-Attention Interactions pp33-40
Maureen McHugo
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At the Edge: Neuroethological Approaches to Reptilian Mechanoreception pp41-47
Duncan B. Leitch
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Getting beyond Prozac: A C. elegans approach pp48-54
Leda Ramoz
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Genetics in Invertebrates: Modeling Dopaminergic Signaling and Neurodegeneration pp55-61
J. Andrew Hardaway
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Good Looking…Better Looking! Performance Monitoring and Behavioral Adjustments in the Occulomotor System pp62-68
David Godlove
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Amphetamine-fueled insights into dopaminergic diseases: the protein kinase Akt drives responses to psychostimulants pp69-75
Michael Siuta
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Neuroprotection by Physical Activity pp76-81
Amanda Mitchell
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The Influence of GABA Metabolism on GABA Neurotransmission: The Role of Metabolic Regulatory Points and a Neuronal Glutamate Transporter pp82-89
Ernesto Solis, Jr.
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Modulation of Neuronal Differentiation by Dopamine Receptors pp90-96
Fazal Arain
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