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Translational Brain Rhythmicity

Online ISSN: 2397-8686

Edgar Garcia-Rill (Editor-in-Chief)

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The journal Translational Brain Rhythmicity is an open access journal with comprehensive peer review policy and a rapid publication process.

TBR is a novel, highly innovative and progressive journal that will focus upon our understanding of brain rhythmicity and dysrhythmia under physiological and pathophysiological conditions respectively. The latter includes for example neuropsychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative diseases etc. Studies presented are not restricted to the mammalian or human brain but can also include CNS rhythmicity studies on brains or nervous systems of other taxa as long as they contribute to the overall understanding of highly differentiated CNS structures, neural circuitry rhythmicity and oscillations. The journal is dedicated to translation of molecular, cellular and systemic neural experimental approaches from animal models to human neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. Methodologically, the journal is not only limited to cellular and systemic electrophysiological in-vitro and in-vivo techniques, but also to molecular, genetic and behavioral approaches that are related to brain rhythmicity. We also publish clinical trial results of CNS drugs that exhibit modulation of brain dysrhythmia. Methodological papers that accelerate our understanding of brain rhythm are also welcome.

TBR will provide a unique platform in today's scientific and medical literature to serve as an international forum for the healthcare and scientific communities worldwide to understand how neuronal cells, neuronal ensembles and higher organized neuronal structures communicate properly and how aberrant neuronal communication results in neurological and psychiatric disease phenotypes.

TBR will feature original research, review papers, clinical studies, editorials, expert opinion and perspective papers, commentaries, book reviews and meeting reports.

TBR welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to alternatively to

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by TBR, is properly cited.

Edgar Garcia-Rill, PhD

Welcome Note

It is a pleasure to help promote Translational Brain Rhythmicity as a vehicle for neuroscientists interested in the language of the brain.  Neural oscillations were the first type of brain activity detected by the EEG almost 100 years ago.  Almost 50 years ago, intrinsic membrane oscillations were described.  Brain rhythms are manifested at several levels of the neuraxis and at a number of frequencies, all subserving a host of functions from sensory binding to motor pattern generation, from sleep and consciousness to memory consolidation, and more.  Virtually all neurological and psychiatric disorders bear some form of frequency dysregulation from physiological tremor to rest or intention tremor or chorea, from epilepsy to brain-computer interphases.  The list is endless so I hope that Translational Brain Rhythmicity will become a vehicle for all those interested in advancing the field in all of its different forms.


Garcia-Rill, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, a research arm of the Jackson T Stephens Spine & Neuroscience Institute. The Center for Translational Neuroscience is funded by the National Institutes of Health, specifically the IDeA program at NIGMS. This award is for the establishment of a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence at UAMS and the Stephens Institute. He is also funded by NINDS, holding an award in its 26th year. Dr. Garcia-Rill is also a Professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, and a Professor of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry at UAMS.

Editorial Board

Romain Goutagny

Team NCD : Neurobiology of cognitive decline
Université de Strasbourg

Mark S. Kindy

Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
University of South Florida

Igor Timofeev

Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
School of Medicine
Laval University

Davide Vito Moretti

Professor in Neurophysiology
IRCCS S Giovanni di Dio- Fatebenefratelli

Arturo Ortega

Laboratory of Neurotoxicology
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Natalia V. Gulyaeva

Professor and Head
Dept. of Functional Biochemistry of the Nervous System,
Deputy Director, Inst. of Higher Nervous Activity & Neurophysiology
Russian Academy of Sciences

Carola Eva

Department of Neuroscience
University of Torino
Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi

Katherine E Conant

Research Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Georgetown University Medical Center

Rüdiger Köhling

Director and Professor
Oscar Langendorff Institute of Physiology
University of Rostock

Norbert Weiss

Head Ion Channels and Diseases Group
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.
Czech Republic

Karl Broich

President and Professor
Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Hassaan Tohid

Visiting Neuroscientist
Center for Mind and Brain
University of California

In Press

Translational Brain Rhythmicity discontinued as of 2018 and Continued as Brain and Nerves. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, and editors who contributed to the journal over past years.

Current Issue

Translational Brain Rhythmicity discontinued as of 2018 and Continued as Brain and Nerves. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, and editors who contributed to the journal over past years.

Translational Brain Rhythmicity discontinued as of 2018 and Continued as Brain and Nerves. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the authors, referees, and editors who contributed to the journal over past years.


Volume 2

Absence of EEG gamma coherence in a local activated cortical state: a conserved trait of REM sleep

Matías Cavelli Santiago Castro-Zaballa Alejandra Mondino Joaquin Gonzalez Atilio Falconi Pablo Torterolo

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

July 31, 2017

Caregivers’ sleep of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy’s patients: a short review

Nozoe KT Araujo P Tufik S Moreira GA Andersen ML

Review Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

September 02, 2017

The effect of adequate alcohol intake on the efficiency of second language learning

Junyong Park Seong Gak Jeon Anton Joseph Mapoy Matthew Louis Grandmason Devin Paul Nowroski Kiril Peev DJ Dykes Peng Ting Tamara Taylor Michael C. Shore Young Soon Seo Ji Hyeon Yun Yuri Bae Youngho Moon Minho Moon

Review Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

November 09, 2017

REM sleep behavior disorder rhythms

Muna Irfan Carlos H. Schenck

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

December 05, 2017

Unpredictability and personality of cortical activity preceding action

Victor L. Vvedensky

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

March 16, 2018

Evidence of the dopamine-2 receptor mediated inhibition of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system; a rodent model of hypercortisolism in chronic neuropsychiatric disorders

Balázs Thurzó Miklós Jászberényi Zsolt Bagosi Eszter Kádár Gyula Szabó Gyula Telegdy

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

June 20, 2017

Sleep spindles as an early biomarker of REM sleep disorder in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease cholinopathy

Ciric J Lazic K Petrovic J Kalauzi A Saponjic J

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

June 21, 2017

Effects of methamphetamine on locomotor activity and thalamic gene expression in leptin-deficient obese mice

Betina González Candela González Verónica Bisagno Francisco J. Urbano

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

June 22, 2017

Participation of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus in arousal-demanding functions

Vitale F Capozzo A Mazzone P Scarnati E

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

June 25, 2017

Differential alterations of intracellular [Ca2+] dynamics induced by cocaine and methylphenidate in thalamocortical ventrobasal neurons

José L. Rozas Belén Goitia Verónica Bisagno Francisco J. Urbano

Research Article-Translational Brain Rhythmicity (TBR)

June 27, 2017

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TBR welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to alternatively to

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