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Current Issue Table of Contents: 15 Volume 37, Issue 12, December, 2021

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a popular modulatory technique for the noninvasive diagnosis and therapy of neurological and psychiatric diseases. The literature provides strong evidence that the modulatory effects of TMS vary depending on modulation strategies. Zhong et al. review the literature on possible technologies for precise modulation to highlight progress, as well as limitations, with the goal of suggesting future directions for this field. In the cover image, the modulatory effects of the figure-of-eight coil in TMS result from active initiation of action potentials in stimulated neurons or alterations in brain networks, which may help to decide optimal brain stimulation targets and facilitate more precise modulation. See pages 1718-1734. (Cover designed by Dr. Gangliang Zhong).


Shumin Duan

Ru-Rong Ji

Editorial Board


Dopaminergic Neurons in the Ventral Tegmental–Prelimbic Pathway Promote the Emergence of Rats from Sevoflurane Anesthesia
Yanping Song1,3 • Ruitong Chu2 • Fuyang Cao4 • Yanfeng Wang5 • Yanhong Liu1 • Jiangbei Cao1 • Yongxin Guo1 • Weidong Mi1 • Li Tong1 [SpringerLink]

RhoGEF Trio Regulates Radial Migration of Projection Neurons via Its Distinct Domains
Chengwen Wei1 • Mengwen Sun1,2 • Xiaoxuan Sun1 • Hu Meng1 • Qiongwei Li1 • Kai Gao1 • Weihua Yue1,3 • Lifang Wang1 • Dai Zhang1,4,5 • Jun Li1 [SpringerLink]

The Macrophage IL-23/IL-17A Pathway: A New Neuro-Immune Mechanism in Female Mechanical Pain
Zhi Tan1 • Zhen-Jia Lin1 • Long-Jun Wu2 • Li-Jun Zhou1 [SpringerLink]

Anterior Cingulate Cortex Mediates Hyperalgesia and Anxiety Induced by Chronic Pancreatitis in Rats
Dan Ren1,2 • Jia-Ni Li2 • Xin-Tong Qiu2 • Fa-Ping Wan2,3 • Zhen-Yu Wu2 • Bo-Yuan Fan4 • Ming-Ming Zhang2 • Tao Chen2 • Hui Li2 • Yang Bai2,5 & Yun-Qing Li1,2,6,7 [SpringerLink]

Targeting GATA1 and p2x7r Locus Binding in Spinal Astrocytes Suppresses Chronic Visceral Pain by Promoting DNA Demethylation
Yan-Yan Wu1 • Hai-Long Zhang1 • Xiaomin Lu2 • Han Du1 • Yong-Chang Li1 • Ping-An Zhang & Guang-Yin Xu1,3 [SpringerLink]

Sympathetic Nerve Mediated Spinal Glia Activation Underlies Itch in a Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Model
Fang Tong1 • Qianru He2 • Wan-Jie Du1 • Huan Yang1 • Dongping Du3 • Shaofeng Pu3 • Qingjian Han1 [SpringerLink]

Attention Field Size Alters Patterns of Population Receptive Fields in the Early Visual Cortex
Bo Liu1,4 • Xiaochun Wang1,2,4 • Le Wang1,2 • Qiaojun Qu1 • Wei Zhang1 • Bin Wang3,4 • Jie Xiang3 • Ting Yan5 • Tianyi Yan6,7 • Hui Zhang1,2,4 [SpringerLink]

Do Systemic Infections Contribute to the Pathogenesis of Dementia?
Keenan Sterling1 • Mengen Xing2 • Weihong Song2,3 [SpringerLink]


A Novel Phagocytic Role of Astrocytes in Activity-dependent Elimination of Mature Excitatory Synapses
Tong Luo • Tian-Ming Gao [SpringerLink]

A Temporal Precision Approach for Deep Transcranial Optogenetics with Non-invasive Surgery
Shanshan Sun • Jiali Shi • Yongjie Wang • Jun Cheng • Zhihui Huang [SpringerLink]

Heteromolecular Plasticity in Striatal Astrocytes
Yi-Hua Chen • Tian-Ming Gao [SpringerLink]

Naturally Occurring Parkinson’s Disease Raises the Need for Nonhuman Primates in Neurodegenerative Diseases Research
Yuxuan Yao • Ji Dai [SpringerLink]

Activated Natural Killer Cells Hit Neurogenesis in the Aging Brain
Angelica Cuapio • Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren [SpringerLink]

STING-ing Pain: How Can Pro-inflammatory Signaling Attenuate Pain?
Wolfgang Liedtke [SpringerLink]

The Parabrachial Nucleus as a Key Regulator of Neuropathic Pain
Zilong Wang • Zhen-Zhong Xu [SpringerLink]

Combination of Biomedical Techniques and Paradigms to Improve Prognostications for Disorders of Consciousness
Ming Song • Jianghong He • Yi Yang • Tianzi Jiang [SpringerLink]

Autologous Transplantation for Parkinson's Disease Patients: Feasibility and Challenge
Qi Zhang • Yanlin Wang • Yukai Wang • Han Liu • Huifang Sun • Zhuoya Wang • Changhe Shi • Jing Yang • Yuming Xu [SpringerLink]

Breakthrough in Structural and Functional Dissection of the Hypothalamo-Neurohypophysial System
Ying Wang • Huamin Xu • Xia Zhang [SpringerLink]

Top-down Modulation of Outcome Processing in Primary Sensory Cortex for Flexible Behavior
Qi Cheng • Chengyu T. Li [SpringerLink]

Brain Energy Improvement as an Emerging Approach for Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment
Xiaoli Pan • Shaoming Sang • Chunjiu Zhong [SpringerLink]


The Risk and Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Infections Among Inpatients in Psychiatric Hospitals
Yuncheng Zhu • Liangliang Chen • Haifeng Ji • Maomao Xi • Yiru Fang • Yi Li [SpringerLink]

Expert Consensus on the Care and Management of Patients with Cognitive Impairment in China
Academy of Cognitive Disorders of China (ACDC) • Yuliang Han • Jianjun Jia • Xia Li • Yang Lv • Xuan Sun • Shanshan Wang • Yongjun Wang • Zhiwen Wang • Jintao Zhang • Jiong Zhou & Yuying Zhou [SpringerLink]

An Overview of the Expert Consensus on the Prevention and Treatment of Gaming Disorder in China (2019 Edition)
Yu-Tao Xiang • Yu Jin • Ling Zhang • Lu Li • Gabor S. Ungvari • Chee H. Ng • Min Zhao & Wei Hao [SpringerLink]

Perspective on Etiology and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders in China: Clinical Implications and Future Directions
Zuowei Wang • Chen Jun • Keming Gao • Haichen Yang • Yiru Fang [SpringerLink]

Standardized Operational Protocol for Human Brain Banking in China
Wenying Qiu • Hanlin Zhang • Aimin Bao • Keqing Zhu • Yue Huang • Xiaoxin Yan • Jing Zhang • Chunjiu Zhong • Yong Shen • Jiangning Zhou • Xiaoying Zheng • Liwei Zhang • Yousheng Shu • Beisha Tang • Zhenxin Zhang • Gang Wang • Ren Zhou • Bing Sun • Changlin Gong • Shumin Duan & Chao Ma [SpringerLink]

Impaired Hypothalamic Regulation of Sympathetic Outflow in Primary Hypertension
Jing-Jing Zhou • Hui-Jie Ma • Jian-Ying Shao • Hui-Lin Pan • De-Pei Li [SpringerLink]

The Risk and Prevention of Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Infections Among Inpatients in Psychiatric Hospitals
Yuncheng Zhu 1 • Liangliang Chen 2 • Haifeng Ji 2 • Maomao Xi 3 • Yiru Fang 1,5,6 • Yi Li 4 [SpringerLink]

An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Heterogeneity and Treatment Options OPEN ACCESS
Anne Masi1 • Marilena M. DeMayo1 • Nicholas Glozier1 • Adam J. Guastella1 [SpringerLink]

Pharmacological Modulation of Vagal Nerve Activity in Cardiovascular Diseases
Longzhu Liu • Ming Zhao • Xiaojiang Yu • Weijin Zang* [SpringerLink]

Gene Editing to the Rescue: Reversal of Social Deficits Associated with MECP2 Duplication
Zi-Xian Yu 1,2,3 • Dan-Yang Wang 1,2,3 • Xiao-Hong Xu 1,3 [SpringerLink]

Regulation of Pain and Itch by TRP Channels
Carlene Moore1 • Rupali Gupta1 • Sven-Eric Jordt2 • Yong Chen1,* • Wolfgang B. Liedtke1,2,* [SpringerLink]

Spinal Circuits Transmitting Mechanical Pain and Itch
Bo Duan1,* • Longzhen Cheng2,* • Qiufu Ma3,* [SpringerLink]


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