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Cortical reorganization in an astronaut’s brain after long-duration spaceflight

Overview of attention for article published in Brain Structure & Function, May 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 1,002)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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9 news outlets
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2 blogs
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30 tweeters
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2 Google+ users

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Title
Cortical reorganization in an astronaut’s brain after long-duration spaceflight
Published in
Brain Structure & Function, May 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00429-015-1054-3
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Authors

Athena Demertzi, Angelique Van Ombergen, Elena Tomilovskaya, Ben Jeurissen, Ekaterina Pechenkova, Carol Di Perri, Liudmila Litvinova, Enrico Amico, Alena Rumshiskaya, Ilya Rukavishnikov, Jan Sijbers, Valentin Sinitsyn, Inessa B. Kozlovskaya, Stefan Sunaert, Paul M. Parizel, Paul H. Van de Heyning, Steven Laureys, Floris L. Wuyts

Abstract

To date, hampered physiological function after exposure to microgravity has been primarily attributed to deprived peripheral neuro-sensory systems. For the first time, this study elucidates alterations in human brain function after long-duration spaceflight. More specifically, we found significant differences in resting-state functional connectivity between motor cortex and cerebellum, as well as changes within the default mode network. In addition, the cosmonaut showed changes in the supplementary motor areas during a motor imagery task. These results highlight the underlying neural basis for the observed physiological deconditioning due to spaceflight and are relevant for future interplanetary missions and vestibular patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 91 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 23%
Researcher 14 15%
Unspecified 11 12%
Student > Master 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Other 28 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 20%
Neuroscience 18 19%
Unspecified 16 17%
Psychology 15 16%
Engineering 5 5%
Other 21 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 99. 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 12 July 2019.
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#165,599
of 13,664,219 outputs
Outputs from Brain Structure & Function
#4
of 1,002 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,469
of 229,315 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brain Structure & Function
#1
of 25 outputs
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