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Tipo di prodottoArticolo in rivista
TitoloFunctional brain networks: great expectations, hard times and the big leap forward
Anno di pubblicazione2014
  • Elettronico
  • Cartaceo
Autore/iDavid Papo (1); Massimiliano Zanin (2,3); José Angel Pineda-Pardo (1); Stefano Boccaletti (4); Javier M. Buldú (1,5)
Affiliazioni autori(1) Center for Biomedical Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (2) Faculdade de Cîencias e Tecnologia, Departamento de Engenharia, Electrotécnica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (3) Innaxis Foundation and Research Institute, Madrid, Spain (4) Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, CNR, Florence, Italy (5) Complex Systems Group, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Móstoles, Spain
Autori CNR e affiliazioni
  • inglese
AbstractMany physical and biological systems can be studied using complex network theory, a new statistical physics understanding of graph theory. The recent application of complex network theory to the study of functional brain networks has generated great enthusiasm as it allows addressing hitherto non-standard issues in the field, such as efficiency of brain functioning or vulnerability to damage. However, in spite of its high degree of generality, the theory was originally designed to describe systems profoundly different from the brain. We discuss some important caveats in the wholesale application of existing tools and concepts to a field they were not originally designed to describe. At the same time, we argue that complex network theory has not yet been taken full advantage of, as many of its important aspects are yet to make their appearance in the neuroscience literature. Finally, we propose that, rather than simply borrowing from an existing theory, functional neural networks can inspire a fundamental reformulation of complex network theory, to account for its exquisitely complex functioning mode.
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Pagine da20130525
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Pagine totali14
RivistaPhilosophical transactions - Royal Society. Biological sciences (Print)
Attiva dal 1990
Editore: Royal Society - London
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0962-8436
Titolo chiave: Philosophical transactions - Royal Society. Biological sciences (Print)
Titolo proprio: Philosophical transactions. (Print)
Titolo abbreviato: Philos. trans. - R. Soc., Biol. Sci. (Print)
Numero volume della rivista369
Fascicolo della rivista1653
Verificato da refereeSì: Internazionale
Stato della pubblicazionePublished version
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  • ISI Web of Science (WOS) (Codice:000341695200004)
  • PubMed (Codice:25180303)
  • Scopus (Codice:2-s2.0-84906860658)
Parole chiavecomplex networks theory, functional neuroimaging, small-world, robustness, synchronizability
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Note/Altre informazioniPublished 1 September 2014. Issue: "Complex network theory and the brain". Opinion piece.
Strutture CNR
  • ISC — ISC - Sede secondaria di Firenze - Sesto Fiorentino
Moduli/Attività/Sottoprogetti CNR
  • MD.P02.017.001 : comportamento dinamico di sistemi complessi
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