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Flowers and weeds: cell-type specific pruning in the developing visual thalamus

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, January 2014
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Title
Flowers and weeds: cell-type specific pruning in the developing visual thalamus
Published in
BMC Biology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-12-3
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Authors

Isabel Benjumeda, Manuel Molano-Mazón, Luis M Martinez

Abstract

In the first weeks of vertebrate postnatal life, neural networks in the visual thalamus undergo activity-dependent refinement thought to be important for the development of functional vision. This process involves pruning of synaptic connections between retinal ganglion cells and excitatory thalamic neurons that relay signals on to visual areas of the cortex. A recent report in Neural Development shows that this does not occur in inhibitory neurons, questioning our current understanding of the development of mature neural circuits.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 6%
Unknown 15 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 38%
Researcher 5 31%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 19%
Professor 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 8 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 6%
Unknown 2 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 February 2014.
All research outputs
#1,689,147
of 4,507,509 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#433
of 653 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38,207
of 123,584 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#15
of 18 outputs
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