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Complex Networks - A Key to Understanding Brain Function

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Title Complex Networks - A Key to Understanding Brain Function
Author Olaf Sporns
Publisher Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
Release Date 2008
Language English

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Subject Area Physics
Abstract The brain is a complex network of neurons, engaging in spontaneous and evoked activity that is thought to be the main substrate of mental life.  How this complex system works together to process information and generate coherent cognitive states, even consciousness, is not yet well understood.  In my talk I will review recent studies that have revealed characteristic structural and functional attributes of brain networks, and discuss efforts to build computational models of the brain that are informed by our growing knowledge of brain anatomy and physiology.

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