Trends in Neurosciences

(The TQCC of Trends in Neurosciences is 24. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-01-01 to 2024-01-01.)
The Brain’s Glymphatic System: Current Controversies296
Astrocytes and Microglia: In Sickness and in Health258
The Emerging Science of Interoception: Sensing, Integrating, Interpreting, and Regulating Signals within the Self236
Neurodevelopmental Disorders: From Genetics to Functional Pathways216
Early Adversity and Critical Periods: Neurodevelopmental Consequences of Violating the Expectable Environment199
Fiery Cell Death: Pyroptosis in the Central Nervous System195
Effects of Exercise on Brain and Cognition Across Age Groups and Health States159
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Central Nervous System154
Where is Cingulate Cortex? A Cross-Species View138
Neural Circuits of Interoception131
Classification of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Using Single-Cell Gene Expression Profiling Approaches131
Astrocytic processes: from tripartite synapses to the active milieu117
Gamma Entrainment: Impact on Neurocircuits, Glia, and Therapeutic Opportunities117
Functions of Interoception: From Energy Regulation to Experience of the Self112
The Effects of Age-Related Hearing Loss on the Brain and Cognitive Function110
Prefrontal Cortex Development in Health and Disease: Lessons from Rodents and Humans110
Mitochondria and Calcium in Alzheimer’s Disease: From Cell Signaling to Neuronal Cell Death106
Signaling by cGAS–STING in Neurodegeneration, Neuroinflammation, and Aging105
Blood–Brain Barrier Dynamics to Maintain Brain Homeostasis105
The neuroinvasiveness, neurotropism, and neurovirulence of SARS-CoV-2100
A Unifying Account of Angular Gyrus Contributions to Episodic and Semantic Cognition99
Immunometabolism in the Brain: How Metabolism Shapes Microglial Function97
Diseases, Disorders, and Comorbidities of Interoception97
Microglial Phagocytosis: A Disease-Associated Process Emerging from Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics97
Prenatal Origins of ASD: The When, What, and How of ASD Development94
Is COVID-19 a Perfect Storm for Parkinson’s Disease?92
Cellular senescence at the crossroads of inflammation and Alzheimer's disease91
Movement-Related Signals in Sensory Areas: Roles in Natural Behavior89
Neocortex–Cerebellum Circuits for Cognitive Processing89
Computational Models of Interoception and Body Regulation88
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Prenatal Preeclampsia Exposure86
Circuit organization of the rodent medial prefrontal cortex84
Interventions and Manipulations of Interoception83
How Do Sensory Neurons Sense Danger Signals?78
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: In the Challenge Lies a Solution78
Neurodevelopmental Optimization after Early-Life Adversity: Cross-Species Studies to Elucidate Sensitive Periods and Brain Mechanisms to Inform Early Intervention76
The Paradox of HIV Blood–Brain Barrier Penetrance and Antiretroviral Drug Delivery Deficiencies71
Magnetoencephalography with optically pumped magnetometers (OPM-MEG): the next generation of functional neuroimaging70
Hippocampal contributions to social and cognitive deficits in autism spectrum disorder69
16p11.2 Copy Number Variations and Neurodevelopmental Disorders69
A Multi-Brain Framework for Social Interaction68
Social Cognition in the Age of Human–Robot Interaction68
Microglia versus Monocytes: Distinct Roles in Degenerative Diseases of the Retina67
Ion Channel Functions in Early Brain Development63
Synthesizing Views to Understand Sex Differences in Response to Early Life Adversity63
Principles of Corticocortical Communication: Proposed Schemes and Design Considerations62
Cause or consequence? Alpha oscillations in visuospatial attention61
Functional interplay between central and autonomic nervous systems in human fear conditioning60
Zona Incerta: An Integrative Node for Global Behavioral Modulation60
How critical is brain criticality?59
Glucocorticoids as Mediators of Adverse Outcomes of Prenatal Stress56
The Gut–CNS Axis in Multiple Sclerosis56
A Dendrite-Focused Framework for Understanding the Actions of Ketamine and Psychedelics55
A Vessel for Change: Endothelial Dysfunction in Cerebral Small Vessel Disease55
Basal Progenitor Morphology and Neocortex Evolution54
Tapping into Multi-Faceted Human Behavior and Psychopathology Using fMRI Brain Dynamics54
Pupillometry as an integrated readout of distinct attentional networks53
Narratives for Neuroscience53
The Multifaceted Roles of KCC2 in Cortical Development52
The Distributed Nociceptive System: A Framework for Understanding Pain52
The many dimensions of human hippocampal organization and (dys)function50
Non-cell-autonomous pathogenic mechanisms in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis49
Transforming the Concept of Memory Reactivation49
Microglia in Cancer Therapy-Related Cognitive Impairment48
Getting in Touch with Mechanical Pain Mechanisms48
Are There Islands of Awareness?47
Resurrecting the Mysteries of Big Tau46
Proteome Homeostasis Dysfunction: A Unifying Principle in ALS Pathogenesis46
Extracellular Vesicles as an Emerging Frontier in Spinal Cord Injury Pathobiology and Therapy46
Lysosomal dysfunction in neurodegeneration: emerging concepts and methods46
Circular RNAs: The Brain Transcriptome Comes Full Circle46
LRRK2 and idiopathic Parkinson’s disease45
Modulating the Neuromodulators: Dopamine, Serotonin, and the Endocannabinoid System44
Dopamine ‘ups and downs’ in addiction revisited44
How Outcome Uncertainty Mediates Attention, Learning, and Decision-Making44
The use of language in autism research43
Autophagy in Neuronal Development and Plasticity42
The Tail of the Striatum: From Anatomy to Connectivity and Function41
Neurobiology of the lateral septum: regulation of social behavior40
Closing in on Mechanisms of Open Neural Tube Defects40
A Hierarchy of Autonomous Systems for Vocal Production39
50 years of mnemonic persistent activity: quo vadis?39
The paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus: an integrative node underlying homeostatic behavior39
Extracellular Vesicle-Mediated Bilateral Communication between Glioblastoma and Astrocytes38
Noisy Synaptic Conductance: Bug or a Feature?38
Calcium-dependent docking of synaptic vesicles38
Quiescent Neural Stem Cells for Brain Repair and Regeneration: Lessons from Model Systems38
Brain cell type-specific cholesterol metabolism and implications for learning and memory37
The Role of Astrocytes in Remyelination36
Distributional Reinforcement Learning in the Brain36
Connecting TDP-43 Pathology with Neuropathy36
The quest for multiscale brain modeling36
Post-translational Modifications of Opioid Receptors35
RNA N6-Methyladenosine and the Regulation of RNA Localization and Function in the Brain34
Neurovascular coupling: motive unknown34
Walking with Salamanders: From Molecules to Biorobotics34
Diverse Mechanisms of Sound Frequency Discrimination in the Vertebrate Cochlea33
Mitochondria-lysosome contact site dynamics and misregulation in neurodegenerative diseases33
Going beyond primary motor cortex to improve brain–computer interfaces32
Regulation of GABAARs by Transmembrane Accessory Proteins32
Macrophages on the margin: choroid plexus immune responses31
How cancer hijacks the body’s homeostasis through the neuroendocrine system31
Astrocyte and neuron cooperation in long-term depression31
Kalirin and Trio: RhoGEFs in Synaptic Transmission, Plasticity, and Complex Brain Disorders30
Imaging Brain Metabolism Using Hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy30
Using artificial neural networks to ask ‘why’ questions of minds and brains29
Mitochondrial dysfunction as a trigger of programmed axon death29
Beneficial and detrimental functions of microglia during viral encephalitis29
Watch and Learn: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning from Others’ Actions28
Local cholesterol metabolism orchestrates remyelination28
Do Nicotinic Receptors Modulate High-Order Cognitive Processing?28
Circuit-Based Biomarkers for Mood and Anxiety Disorders28
Olfactory dysfunction in COVID-19: new insights into the underlying mechanisms28
Insulin action in the brain: cell types, circuits, and diseases27
Cortical disinhibitory circuits: cell types, connectivity and function27
Resolving the Synaptic versus Developmental Dichotomy of Autism Risk Genes27
To look or not to look: dissociating presaccadic and covert spatial attention27
VPS10P Domain Receptors: Sorting Out Brain Health and Disease27
Deep learning and the Global Workspace Theory26
Hypothalamic Interactions with Large-Scale Neural Circuits Underlying Reinforcement Learning and Motivated Behavior26
Interbrain synchrony: on wavy ground26
Mechanical Forces Orchestrate Brain Development25
The emerging association between COVID-19 and acute stroke25
Drosophila Mechanosensory Transduction25
Peripheral Innervation in the Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis25
Impacts of Sleep Loss versus Waking Experience on Brain Plasticity: Parallel or Orthogonal?25
Proteostatic regulation in neuronal compartments25
Asymmetry Between Pre- and Postsynaptic Transient Nanodomains Shapes Neuronal Communication25
Translational approaches to understanding resilience to Alzheimer’s disease24
Shedding Light on Chandelier Cell Development, Connectivity, and Contribution to Neural Disorders24
Intercellular Communication in the Nervous System Goes Viral24