Journals checked regularly (in no particular order):

Behavioral Neuroscience
Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal of Neurophysiology
Journal of Neurobiology

Journal of Neuroscience
Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Journal of Computational Neuroscience
Neural Computation
Adaptive Behavior
Artificial Life
PLoS Biology
PLoS Computational Biology
Biological Cybernetics
Nature Neuroscience
Nature Reviews Neuroscience

For all except the last four I’ve made the link such that if you introduce your Sussex username and password you can not only check the titles but also download the papers. For the last three (yes including Nature!!!) Sussex has no access (and I have to resource to my wife’s password for help!).

By regularly I mean I check the table of content of each of those Journals at least once a month for articles of interest. I dedicate at least half a day per week to browsing through the titles. From this I end up piling up at least 10 new papers to read, of which I end up actually reading only 2 or 3. Hope to improve on this with time. I would particularly like to keep an online record of those that I found interesting with a specific note or two.

Finally, for many of these journals you can give out your mail and they’ll automatically send you the new titles as they come out. I’ve stopped checking them this way because of the ‘passivity’. I ended up checking the titles of the paper when the mail arrived, which most likely are times when I am not 100% up to properly reading them. So I would end up just reading the mail to get it out of the way and never coming back to them. Whereas by actively going to their websites I know I check only when is most appropriate.

So, briefly I’ll see if I can mention at least titles and authors of papers I’ve read or would like to read this week (and do this regularly.. fingers crossed):

Systems level circuit model of C. elegans undulatory locomotion: mathematical modeling and molecular genetics
Jan Karbowski, Gary Schindelman, Christopher J. Cronin, Adeline Seah and Paul W. Sternberg

Evolving a Neural Model of Insect Path Integration
Thomas Haferlach, Jan Wessnitzer, Michael Mangan, and Barbara Webb

The neuronal dynamics underlying cognitive flexibility in set shifting tasks
Anja Stemme, Gustavo Deco and Astrid Busch

Role of Nitric Oxide in Classical Conditioning of Siphon Withdrawal in Aplysia
Igor Antonov, Thomas Ha, Irina Antonova, Leonid L. Moroz, and Robert D. Hawkins

Multiple Memory Traces for Olfactory Reward Learning in Drosophila
Andreas S. Thum, Arnim Jenett, Kei Ito, Martin Heisenberg, and Hiromu Tanimoto

Capitalizing on cortical plasticity: influence of physical activity on cognition and brain function
Arthur F. Kramer and Kirk I. Erickson

Programmable springs: Developing actuators with programmable compliance for autonomous robots
Bill Bigge and Inman R. Harvey

Autonomous and fast robot learning through motivation
M. Rodríguez, R. Iglesias, C.V. Regueiro, J. Correa and S. Barro

Chained learning architectures in a simple closed-loop behavioural context
Tomas Kulvicius, Bernd Porr and Florentin Wörgötter

Developmental learning for autonomous robots
M.H. Lee, Q. Meng and F. Chao

Sensory adaptation
Barry Wark, Brian Nils Lundstrom and Adrienne Fairhall

Homeostatic signaling: the positive side of negative feedback
Gina Turrigiano

Learning to hear: plasticity of auditory cortical processing
Johannes C. Dahmen and Andrew J. King

Consistent dynamics suggests tight regulation of biophysical parameters in a small network of bursting neurons
Attila Sz�cs, Allen I. Selverston

Please let me know if I’m missing certain Journals that you think might be relevant. Also let me know if you have an overall strategy that works for you.


3 thoughts on “Journals

  1. Hi Eduardo!

    You need to include Behavioral and Brain Sciences on your list. Some others come to my mind but they are probably not that “essential”.



  2. Dear Eduardo,

    You mentioned Lionel. Is this Lionel Izquierdo who graduated from the School of Industrial Art (now known as Art and Design) in 1958? If so, his classmates are searching for him.

    Sorry to intrude on your scholarly dissertations.


    Steve Korba

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s