Pr. Olaf Sporns, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington IN 47405, USA | "Connectivity and Dynamics of Complex Brain Networks"
Wednesday 16 October . 2019 – 10:30, INS Seminar Room, Campus Timone, Red Wing, 5th Floor.
Abstract : Modern neuroscience is in the middle of a transformation, driven by the development of novel high-resolution brain mapping and recording technologies that deliver increasingly large and detailed “big neuroscience data”. Networks (connectivity) and dynamics are two key pillars of network neuroscience – an emerging field dedicated to understanding structure and function of neural systems across scales, from neurons to circuits to the whole brain. In this presentation I will review current themes and future directions of network neuroscience, including comparative studies of brain networks across different animal species, investigation of prominent network attributes in human brains, and use of computational models to map information flow and communication dynamics. I will argue that network neuroscience represents a promising theoretical framework for understanding the complex structure and functioning of nervous systems.