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Microstructural proliferation in human cortex is coupled with the development of face processing

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2017
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16 blogs
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120 tweeters
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1 Redditor

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Title
Microstructural proliferation in human cortex is coupled with the development of face processing
Published in
Science, January 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aag0311
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Authors

Jesse Gomez, Michael A. Barnett, Vaidehi Natu, Aviv Mezer, Nicola Palomero-Gallagher, Kevin S. Weiner, Katrin Amunts, Karl Zilles, Kalanit Grill-Spector

Abstract

How does cortical tissue change as brain function and behavior improve from childhood to adulthood? By combining quantitative and functional magnetic resonance imaging in children and adults, we find differential development of high-level visual areas that are involved in face and place recognition. Development of face-selective regions, but not place-selective regions, is dominated by microstructural proliferation. This tissue development is correlated with specific increases in functional selectivity to faces, as well as improvements in face recognition, and ultimately leads to differentiated tissue properties between face- and place-selective regions in adulthood, which we validate with postmortem cytoarchitectonic measurements. These data suggest a new model by which emergent brain function and behavior result from cortical tissue proliferation rather than from pruning exclusively.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
United Kingdom 2 1%
France 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Unknown 179 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 26%
Researcher 42 22%
Other 16 8%
Professor 15 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 6%
Other 40 21%
Unknown 17 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 60 31%
Psychology 47 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 8%
Computer Science 11 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 5%
Other 16 8%
Unknown 32 17%

Attention Score in Context

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#4,053
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#297
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