Hot papers in neurosciences, 2009

Data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators, Hot Papers, 2009

October 15, 2009

 Paper %3Cbr /%3EAuthor(s), Journal, Institution(s)Citations
1How do you feel – now%3F The anterior insula and human Awareness A.D. “Bud” Craig Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 10(1):59-70, January 2009 Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix
2A nomenclature for ligand-gated ion channels Graham L. Collingridge, Richard W. Olsen, John Peters et al Neuropharmacology, 56(1):2-5, January 2009 University of Bristol; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Dundee Medical School; Institut de Recherches Servier, Suresnes24
3Epigenetic regulation of the glucocorticoid receptor in human brain associates with childhood abuse Patrick O. McGowan, Aya Sasaki, Ana C. D’Alessio et al Nature Neuroscience, 12(3):342-348, March 2009 Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal; McGill University; Brenner Centre for Molecular Medicine, Singapore22
4Cellular prion protein mediates impairment of synaptic plasticity by amyloid-beta oligomers Juha Lauren, David A. Gimbel, Haakon B. Nygaard et al Nature, 457(7233):1128-1132, February 2009 Yale University17
5Anticipatory haemodynamic signals in sensory cortex not predicted by neuronal activity Yevgeniy B. Sirotin, Aniruddha Das Nature, 457(7228):475-479, January 2009 Columbia University; New York State Psychiatric Institute and Hospital14
The data above were extracted from the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1999 to June 2009, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and the journal-to-category field-definition scheme used by Thomson Reuters. Hot papers are limited to those articles published in the last two years. A paper is selected if it meets a citation-frequency threshold determined for its field and bimonthly group. Citation-frequency distributions are compiled for each field and cohort. Thresholds are set by finding the closest citation count that would select the top fraction of papers in each field and period. The fraction is set to retrieve about 0.1% of papers. Here we focus on hot papers published this year; of course, papers published early in the year have had more time to collect citations than those more recently published. For more information on Essential Science Indicators, see

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