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Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, September 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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twitter
9 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Q&A: The brain under a mesoscope: the forest and the trees
Published in
BMC Biology, September 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12915-017-0426-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Nicholas James Sofroniew

Abstract

Neurons relevant to a particular behavior are often widely dispersed across the brain. To record activity in groups of individual neurons that might be distributed across large distances, neuroscientists and optical engineers have been developing a new type of microscope called a mesoscope. Mesoscopes have high spatial resolution and a large field of view. This Q&A will discuss this exciting new technology, highlighting a particular instrument, the two-photon random access mesoscope (2pRAM).

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 20 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 20%
Student > Master 4 20%
Student > Bachelor 3 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Other 1 5%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 4 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 4 20%
Engineering 3 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 10%
Physics and Astronomy 2 10%
Psychology 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 5 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. 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 11 February 2022.
All research outputs
#1,849,451
of 21,152,972 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#546
of 1,804 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38,117
of 290,603 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#1
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