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Title: Complex Networks - A Key to Understanding Brain Function

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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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
987318
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Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; BRAIN; NEURAL NETWORK; COGNITION

Citation Formats

Sporns, Olaf. Complex Networks - A Key to Understanding Brain Function. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Sporns, Olaf. Complex Networks - A Key to Understanding Brain Function. United States.
Sporns, Olaf. Wed . "Complex Networks - A Key to Understanding Brain Function". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/987318.
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