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Catching the engram: strategies to examine the memory trace

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Brain, January 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 1,103)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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3 news outlets
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8 blogs
twitter
2 tweeters
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1 patent

Citations

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Title
Catching the engram: strategies to examine the memory trace
Published in
Molecular Brain, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1756-6606-5-32
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Authors

Masanori Sakaguchi, Yasunori Hayashi

Abstract

Memories are stored within neuronal ensembles in the brain. Modern genetic techniques can be used to not only visualize specific neuronal ensembles that encode memories (e.g., fear, craving) but also to selectively manipulate those neurons. These techniques are now being expanded for the study of various types of memory. In this review, we will summarize the genetic methods used to visualize and manipulate neurons involved in the representation of memory engrams. The methods will help clarify how memory is encoded, stored and processed in the brain. Furthermore, these approaches may contribute to our understanding of the pathological mechanisms associated with human memory disorders and, ultimately, may aid the development of therapeutic strategies to ameliorate these diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
France 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 190 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 22%
Student > Master 40 19%
Student > Bachelor 36 17%
Researcher 30 14%
Student > Postgraduate 10 5%
Other 23 11%
Unknown 23 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 67 32%
Neuroscience 45 22%
Psychology 23 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 3%
Other 20 10%
Unknown 26 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 79. 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 01 October 2019.
All research outputs
#452,036
of 22,679,690 outputs
Outputs from Molecular Brain
#8
of 1,103 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,563
of 244,102 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Molecular Brain
#1
of 14 outputs
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