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Packet-based communication in the cortex

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, October 2015
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Title
Packet-based communication in the cortex
Published in
Nature Reviews Neuroscience, October 2015
DOI 10.1038/nrn4026
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Authors

Artur Luczak, Bruce L. McNaughton, Kenneth D. Harris

Abstract

Cortical circuits work through the generation of coordinated, large-scale activity patterns. In sensory systems, the onset of a discrete stimulus usually evokes a temporally organized packet of population activity lasting ∼50-200 ms. The structure of these packets is partially stereotypical, and variation in the exact timing and number of spikes within a packet conveys information about the identity of the stimulus. Similar packets also occur during ongoing stimuli and spontaneously. We suggest that such packets constitute the basic building blocks of cortical coding.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 23 8%
United Kingdom 8 3%
Germany 6 2%
France 6 2%
Japan 3 1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 232 80%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 92 32%
Researcher 82 28%
Student > Master 30 10%
Student > Bachelor 22 8%
Professor 18 6%
Other 45 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 101 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 95 33%
Computer Science 21 7%
Psychology 18 6%
Engineering 14 5%
Other 40 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. 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 28 January 2016.
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