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Laurenz Muessig, Michal Lasek, Isabella Varsavsky, Francesca Cacucci & Thomas J. Wills Coordinated emergence of hippocampal replay and theta sequences during post-natal development

Elizabeth J Durkin, Laurenz Muessig, Tanja Herlt, Michael J Lumb, Ryan Patel, Philip Thomas, Damian P. Bright, Rachel Jurd1, Stephen J Moss1, Anthony H. Dickenson, Francesca Cacucci & Trevor G Smart Brain neurosteroids are natural anxiolytics targeting α2 subunit γ-aminobutyric acid type-A receptors

Korotkova, T., Ponomarenko, A., Monaghan, C., Poulter, S., Cacucci, F., Wills, T. J., . . . LEVER, C. (2018). Reconciling the different faces of hippocampal theta: the role of theta oscillations in cognitive, emotional and innate behaviorsNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.09.004

Bassett, J. P., Wills, T. J., & Cacucci, F. (2018). Self-Organized Attractor Dynamics in the Developing Head Direction CircuitCurrent biology : CB. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.010

Chen, G., King, J. A., Lu, Y., Cacucci, F., & Burgess, N. (2018). Spatial cell firing during virtual navigation of open arenas by head-restrained miceeLife. doi:10.7554/eLife.34789

Cacucci, F., Salinas, P., & Wills, T. J. (2017). Hippocampus: Activity-Driven Maturation of Neural Circuits for NavigationCurrent biology : CB, 27 (11), R428-R430. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.006

Tan, H. M., Wills, T. J., & Cacucci, F. (2017). The development of spatial and memory circuits in the ratWILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-COGNITIVE SCIENCE, 8 (3), UNSP e1424. doi:10.1002/wcs.1424

chen, G., manson, D., Cacucci, F., & wills, T. (2016). Absence of visual input results in the disruption of grid cell firing in the mouseCurrent Biology.

Muessig, L., Hauser, Wills, T. J., & Cacucci, F. (2016). Place cell networks in pre-weanling rats show associative memory properties from the onset of exploratory behaviourCerebral Cortex.

Marzo, A., Galli, S., Lopes, D., McLeod, F., Podpolny, M., Segovia-Roldan, M., . . . Salinas, P. C. (2016). Reversal of Synapse Degeneration by Restoring Wnt Signaling in the Adult HippocampusCurrent biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.024

Muessig, L., Hauser, J., Wills, T. J., & Cacucci, F. (2015). A Developmental Switch in Place Cell Accuracy Coincides with Grid Cell MaturationNEURON, 86 (5), 1167-1173. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.05.011

Tan, H. M., Bassett, J. P., O'Keefe, J., Cacucci, F., & Wills, T. J. (2015). The Development of the Head Direction System before Eye Opening in the RatCURRENT BIOLOGY, 25 (4), 479-483. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.030

Mussig, L. (2013). Sensory integration in the hippocampal formation of pre- and post-weanling rats (Doctoral dissertation). University College London.

Wills, T. J., Muessig, L., & Cacucci, F. (2013). The Development of Spatial Behaviour and the Hippocampal Neural Representation of SpacePhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences.

Wills, T. J., & Cacucci, F. (2013). The development of the hippocampal neural representation of spaceCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology, 24 (C), 111-119. doi:10.1016/j.conb.2013.09.006

Cacucci, F., Muessig, L., Hauser, J., & Wills, T. J. (2013). The role of environmental boundaries in the ontogeny of the hippocampal neural code for space.

Wills, T. J., Barry, C., & Cacucci, F. (2012). The abrupt development of adult-like grid cell firing in the medial entorhinal cortexFront Neural Circuits, 6, 21-?. doi:10.3389/fncir.2012.00021

Muessig, L., Hauser, J., Wills, T. J., & Cacucci, F. (2012). The post-natal development of sensory integration in place cells of pre-weanling rats.

Stewart, S., Cacucci, F., & Lever, C. (2011). Which memory task for my mouse? A systematic review of spatial memory performance in the Tg2576 Alzheimer's mouse modelJ Alzheimers Dis, 26 (1), 105-126. doi:10.3233/JAD-2011-101827

Wills, T. J., Cacucci, F., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2010). Development of the hippocampal cognitive map in preweanling ratsScience, 328 (5985), 1573-1576. doi:10.1126/science.1188224

Lever, C., Burton, S., Jeewajee, A., Wills, T. J., Cacucci, F., Burgess, N., & O Keefe, J. (2010). Environmental novelty elicits a later theta phase of firing in CA1 but not subiculumHippocampus, 20 (2), 229-234.

Jeffery, K. J., & Cacucci, F. (2010). Who moved my cheese (again)?Nat Neurosci, 13 (8), 911-912. doi:10.1038/nn0810-911

Cacucci, F., Yi, M., Wills, T. J., Chapman, P., & O'Keefe, J. (2008). Place cell firing correlates with memory deficits and amyloid plaque burden in Tg2576 Alzheimer mouse modelProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 (22), 7863-7868. doi:10.1073/pnas.0802908105

Cacucci, F., Wills, T. J., Lever, C., Giese, K. P., & O'Keefe, J. (2007). Experience-dependent increase in CA1 place cell spatial information, but not spatial reproducibility, is dependent on the autophosphorylation of the α-isoform of the calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IIJournal of Neuroscience, 27 (29), 7854-7859. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1704-07.2007

Wills, T. J., Cacucci, F., Lever, C., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2005). Abrupt shift in hippocampal place cell representation from square-like to circle-like in a morph boxSociety for Neuroscience, 330.10.

Wills, T. J., Lever, C., Cacucci, F., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2005). Attractor dynamics in the hippocampal representation of the local environmentScience, 308 (5723), 873-876. doi:10.1126/science.1108905

Burgess, N., Cacucci, F., Lever, C., & O'Keefe, J. (2005). Characterising multiple independent behavioural correlates of cell firing in freely moving animalsHippocampus, 15 (2), 149-153.

Wills, T. J., Cacucci, F., Lever, C., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2004). Abrupt shift in hippocampal place cell representation from square-like to circle-like in a morph box. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

Cacucci, F., Lever, C., Wills, T. J., Burgess, N., & O Keefe, J. (2004). Theta-modulated place-by-direction cells in hippocampal formation in the ratJournal of Neuroscience, 24 (38), 8265-8277. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2635-04.2004

Lever, C., Cacucci, F., Wills, T., Burton, S., McClelland, A., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2003). Spatial coding in the hippocampal formation: input, information type, plasticity and behaviour. In K. J. Jeffery (Ed.), The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lever, C., Wills, T., Cacucci, F., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2002). Long-term plasticity in the hippocampal place cell representation of environmental geometryNature, 416 (6876), 90-94. doi:10.1038/416090a

Lever, C., Burgess, N., Cacucci, F., Hartley, T., & O'Keefe, J. (2002). What can the hippocampal representation of environmental geometry tell us about Hebbian learning?Biological Cybernetics, 87 (5-6), 356-372.

Hartley, T., Burgess, N., Lever, C., Cacucci, F., & O'Keefe, J. (2000). Modeling place fields in terms of the cortical inputs to the hippocampusHippocampus, 10 (4), 369-379. doi:10.1002/1098-1063(2000)10:4<369::AID-HIPO3>3.0.CO;2-0

Cacucci, F., Lever, C., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (2000). Topodirectional cells in the hippocampal formation of the rat.European Journal of Neuroscience, 12, 86-?.

Lever, C., Cacucci, F., Burgess, N., & O'Keefe, J. (1999). Squaring the circle: place fields do not "remap" between environments which differ only in shapeSociety for Neuroscience Abstracts, 24 (556), 2-?.

Pernas-Alonso, R., Schaffner, A. E., Perrone-Capano, C., Orlando, A., Morelli, F., Hansen, C. T., . . . di Porzio, U. (1996). Early upregulation of medium neurofilament gene expression in developing spinal cord of the wobbler mouse mutantBrain Res Mol Brain Res, 38 (2), 267-275.