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Normalization and the Cholinergic Microcircuit: A Unified Basis for Attention

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, May 2018
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Title
Normalization and the Cholinergic Microcircuit: A Unified Basis for Attention
Published in
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, May 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.tics.2018.02.011
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Authors

Taylor W. Schmitz, John Duncan

Abstract

Attention alters three key properties of population neural activity - firing rate, rate variability, and shared variability between neurons. All three properties are well explained by a single canonical computation - normalization - that acts across hierarchically integrated brain systems. Combining data from rodents and nonhuman primates, we argue that cortical cholinergic modulation originating from the basal forebrain closely mimics the effects of directed attention on these three properties of population neural activity. Cholinergic modulation of the cortical microcircuit underlying normalization may represent a key biological basis for the rapid and flexible changes in population neuronal coding that are required by directed attention.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 126 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 24%
Researcher 26 21%
Student > Master 13 10%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 26 21%
Unknown 12 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 43 34%
Psychology 22 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 13 10%
Unknown 26 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. 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 05 June 2020.
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#1,100,834
of 17,882,239 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Cognitive Sciences
#700
of 1,888 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,501
of 289,068 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Cognitive Sciences
#21
of 36 outputs
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