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A year of neuroscience in Nature

Something light for the weekend: deconstruction of a year of neuroscience in Nature. This text cloud was created from the titles and abstracts of 83 neuroscience papers published in Nature in 2011. Click on the image to see a larger version. Frequency is represented by font size and common words such as “the” and “and” are excluded. Not too surprisingly, “neurons” came out on top (149 occurrences).

And just for fun, here’s another cloud created from the addresses of corresponding authors. Text clouds were generated using Wordle.




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    Anne Churchland said:

    The wordle is very cool. It would be interesting to see word popularity in a format that made time explicit. That way, one could see words gain and lose popularity over the course of years and even decades.