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The best publications 2014 are...

The Vision Research community has made its decision to choose the best publications of the year 2014. The ‘Pick of the Year’ reflects the personal choice and preference of the community submitted by its members. We are very glad to present the top ten papers with the highest scores.

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Comparison of the isomerization mechanisms of human melanopsin and invertebrate and vertebrate rhodopsins.

Rinaldi S, Melaccio F, Gozem S, Fanelli F, Olivucci M.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 4;111(5):1714-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1309508111. Epub 2014 Jan 21.
PMID:24449866

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Retinal output changes qualitatively with every change in ambient illuminance.

Tikidji-Hamburyan A, Reinhard K, Seitter H, Hovhannisyan A, Procyk CA, Allen AE, Schenk M, Lucas RJ, Münch TA.

Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jan;18(1):66-74. doi: 10.1038/nn.3891. Epub 2014 Dec 8.
PMID:25485757

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Congenital visual pathway abnormalities: a window onto cortical stability and plasticity.

Hoffmann MB, Dumoulin SO.

Trends Neurosci. 2015 Jan;38(1):55-65. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2014.09.005. Epub 2014 Nov 8. Review.
PMID:25448619

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Modeling human retinal development with patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells reveals multiple roles for visual system homeobox 2.

Phillips MJ, Perez ET, Martin JM, Reshel ST, Wallace KA, Capowski EE, Singh R, Wright LS, Clark EM, Barney PM, Stewart R, Dickerson SJ, Miller MJ, Percin EF, Thomson JA, Gamm DM.

Stem Cells. 2014 Jun;32(6):1480-92. doi: 10.1002/stem.1667.
PMID:2453205

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Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness changes in Parkinson disease: a meta-analysis.

Yu JG, Feng YF, Xiang Y, Huang JH, Savini G, Parisi V, Yang WJ, Fu XA.

PLoS One. 2014 Jan 21;9(1):e85718. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085718. eCollection 2014.
PMID:24465663

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Rb suppresses human cone-precursor-derived retinoblastoma tumours.

Xu XL, Singh HP, Wang L, Qi DL, Poulos BK, Abramson DH, Jhanwar SC, Cobrinik D.

Nature. 2014 Oct 16;514(7522):385-8. doi: 10.1038/nature13813. Epub 2014 Sep 24.
PMID:25252974

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A dedicated circuit links direction-selective retinal ganglion cells to the primary visual cortex.

Cruz-Martín A, El-Danaf RN, Osakada F, Sriram B, Dhande OS, Nguyen PL, Callaway EM, Ghosh A, Huberman AD.

Nature. 2014 Mar 20;507(7492):358-61. doi: 10.1038/nature12989. Epub 2014 Feb 26.
PMID:24572358

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Asymmetrical color filling-in from the nasal to the temporal side of the blind spot.

Li H, Luo J, Lu Y, Kan J, Spillmann L, Wang W.

Front Hum Neurosci. 2014 Jul 18;8:534. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00534. eCollection 2014.
PMID:25100977

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Orientation columns in the mouse superior colliculus.

Feinberg EH, Meister M.

Nature. 2014 Dec 17. doi: 10.1038/nature14103. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID:2551710

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Visual circuit development requires patterned activity mediated by retinal acetylcholine receptors.

Burbridge TJ, Xu HP, Ackman JB, Ge X, Zhang Y, Ye MJ, Zhou ZJ, Xu J, Contractor A, Crair MC.

Neuron. 2014 Dec 3;84(5):1049-64. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.10.051. Epub 2014 Nov 20.
PMID:25466916

Thank you to all members of the Vision Research community, who submitted their very personal choice of the published ‘Paper of the Year 2014’. Special congratulations to all authors of the selected papers.