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Emotional enhancement of memory: how norepinephrine enables synaptic plasticity

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Brain, January 2010
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#13 of 997)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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6 news outlets
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4 tweeters
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2 Redditors
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Title
Emotional enhancement of memory: how norepinephrine enables synaptic plasticity
Published in
Molecular Brain, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1756-6606-3-15
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Authors

Keith Tully, Vadim Y Bolshakov

Abstract

Changes in synaptic strength are believed to underlie learning and memory. We explore the idea that norepinephrine is an essential modulator of memory through its ability to regulate synaptic mechanisms. Emotional arousal leads to activation of the locus coeruleus with the subsequent release of norepineprine in the brain, resulting in the enhancement of memory. Norepinephrine activates both pre- and post-synaptic adrenergic receptors at central synapses with different functional outcomes, depending on the expression pattern of these receptors in specific neural circuitries underlying distinct behavioral processes. We review the evidence for noradrenergic modulation of synaptic plasticity with consideration of how this may contribute to the mechanisms of learning and memory.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 <1%
Germany 4 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
France 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 6 1%
Unknown 388 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 101 24%
Student > Bachelor 71 17%
Student > Master 55 13%
Researcher 52 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 5%
Other 68 16%
Unknown 46 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 104 25%
Neuroscience 93 22%
Psychology 61 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 4%
Other 44 11%
Unknown 61 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 56. 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 21 November 2020.
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#524,179
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Outputs from Molecular Brain
#13
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Outputs of similar age
#2,577
of 135,409 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Molecular Brain
#1
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