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Role of auditory feedback for vocal production learning in the Egyptian fruit-bat

Julie E Elie, Sandra E Muroy, Daria Genzel, Tong Na, Lisa A Beyer, Donald L Swiderski, Yehoash Raphael, Michael M Yartsev. bioRxiv. DOI of pre-print: 10.1101/2023.11.21.568126

NeuroBat Lab Publications:

Vocal learning-associated convergent evolution in mammalian proteins and regulatory elements

Morgan E. Wirthlin^, Tobias A. Schmid^, Julie Ex. Elie^, Xiaomeng Zhang, Varvara A. Shvareva, Ashley Rakuljuc, Maria B. Ji, Ninad S. Bhat, Irene M. Kaplow, Daniel E. Schaffer, Alyssa J. Lawler, Siddharth Annaldasula, Byungkook Lim, Eiman Azim, Zoonomia Consortium, Wynn K. Meter, Michael M. Yartsev*, Andreas P. Pfenning*  (2024). Science doi: doi/10.1126/science.abn3263 

^ co-first authors

*  co-last & corresponding authors

Previously on bioRxiv. DOI of pre-print: 10.1101/2022.12.17.520895

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Hippocampal Representation During Collective Spatial Behavior in Bats

Angelo Forli & Michael M. Yartsev  (2023). Nature 

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A Stable Hippocampal Code in Freely Flying Bats

William A. Liberti III*, Tobias A. Schmid*, Angelo Forli, Madeleine Snyder & Michael M. Yartsev  (2022). Nature doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-04560-0 

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A Unifying Mechanism Governing Inter-Brain Neural Relationship During Social Interactions 

Wujie Zhang & Michael M. Yartsev  (2022). eLife; 11:e70493 

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Cortical Representation of Group Social Communication in bats

Maimon C. Rose*, Boaz Styr*, Tobias A. Schmid, Julie E. Elie & Michael M. Yartsev  (2021). Science 374 (eaba9548)  

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Nonlocal Spatiotemporal Representation in the Hippocampus of Freely Flying Bats

Nicholas M. Dotson & Michael M. Yartsev  (2021). Science 373 (6551):242-247  

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The Fully Automated Bat (FAB) Flight Room: A Human-Free Environment for Studying Navigation in Flying Bats and its Initial Application to the Retrosplenial Cortex 

Daria Genzel & Michael M. Yartsev  (2021). Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 

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A Modular Approach to Vocal Learning: Disentangling the Diversity of a Complex Behavioral Trait

Morgan Wirthlin, Edward F. Chang, Mirjam Knornschild, Leah A. Krubitzer, Claudio V. Mello, Cory T. Miller, Andreas R. Pfenning, Sonja C. Vernes, Ofer Tchernichovski & Michael M. Yartsev  (2019). Neuron 104:87-99. 

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Long-term and persistent vocal plasticity in adult bats

Daria Genzel, Janki Desai, Elana Paras and Michael M. Yartsev (2019). Nature Comm. 10:3372. 

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Correlated Neural Activity Across the Brains of Socially Interacting Bats

Wujie Zhang and Michael M. Yartsev (2019). Cell 178(2):413-428.e22 

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Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition

Kentaro Hiroshi,... Michael M. Yartsev,... Guo N. Huang (2019). Science 12;364(6436):184-188 

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A Hierarchical Anti-Hebbian Network Model for the Formation of Spatial Cells in Three-Dimensional Space

Karthik Soman, Srinivasa Chakravarthy and Michael M. Yartsev (2018). Nature Comm. 9(1):4046.

doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06441-5.

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Nonoscillatory phase-coding and synchronization in the bat hippocampal formation

Tamir Eliav, Maya Geva-Sagiv, Michael M. Yartsev, Arseny Finkelstein, Alon Rubin, Liora Las, Nachum Ulanovsky. (2018). Cell 175(4):1119-1130

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Neuroethology of Bat Navigation

Daria Genzel, Yosef Yovel and Michael M. Yartsev (2018). Current Biology 28(17):R997-R1004 

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Mapping the Distribution of Language Related Genes FoxP1, FoxP2 and CntnaP2 in the Brains of Vocal Learning Bat Species

Pedro M. Rodenas-Cuadrado, Janine Mengede, Laura Baas, Paolo Devanna, Tobias A. Schmid, Michael Yartsev, Uwe Firzlaff and Sonja C.Vernes  (2018). Journal of Comparative Neurology 526(8):1235-1266.

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The Emperor’s New Wardrobe: Rebalancing Diversity of Animal Models in Neuroscience Research

Michael Yartsev  (2017). Science 358, 466-469

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Older Published manuscripts:

Causal contribution and dynamical encoding in the striatum during evidence accumulation

Michael M. Yartsev*, Timothy D Hanks*, Alice M Yoon, Carlos D Brody (2018). eLife

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Encoding of head-direction by hippocampal place cells
Alon Rubin, Michael Yartsev & Nachum Ulanovsky (2014). Journal of Neuroscience, 34(3), 1067:1080

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Space Bats: Multi-dimensional spatial representation in the bat 
Michael Yartsev (2013). Science 342, 573-574

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Representation of three-dimensional space in the hippocampus of flying bats 
Michael Yartsev & Nachum Ulanovsky (2013). Science 340, 367-372

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Reply to Models of grid cells and theta oscillations  

Michael Yartsev, Menno Witter and Nachum Ulanovsky (2012). Nature 488, E2-E3

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Grid cells without theta oscillations in the entorhinal cortex of bats 
Michael Yartsev, Menno Witter and Nachum Ulanovsky (2011). Nature 479, 103-107

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Distinct or gradually-changing spatial and non-spatial representations along the dorsoventral axis of the hippocampus  
Michael Yartsev (2010). Journal of Neuroscience 30(23), 7758-7760

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Pausing purkinje cells in the cerebellum of the awake cat  
Michael Yartsev, Givon-Mayo Ronit, Michael Maller and Opher Donchin (2009). 

Front. Syst.Neurosci 3(2), Doi:10.3389/neuro.06.002

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Dissociating the effects of past and future on neural encoding of sequences in the hippocampus   
Michael Yartsev (2008). Journal of Neuroscience 28(34), 8383-8384

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