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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Functional brain networks: great expectations, hard times and the big leap forward
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Graph theory
Information
Abstract
Many 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.
International
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JCR
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Title
Phylosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of Biology
ISBN
0962-8436
Impact factor JCR
6,314
Impact info
Volume
369
10.1098/rstb.2013.0525
Journal number
1653
From page
1
To page
15
Month
SEPTIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: David Papo . (UPM)
  • Autor: Massimiliano Zanin Zanin (UPM)
  • Autor: Jose Angel Pineda Pardo (UPM)
  • Autor: Stefano Boccaletti (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Martín Buldú (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
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