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TitleNetwork neuroscience.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBassett, DS, Sporns, O
JournalNat Neurosci
Date Published2017 Feb 23
KeywordsAnimals, Brain, Cognition, Humans, Models, Neurological, Nerve Net, Neural Pathways, Neurosciences

Despite substantial recent progress, our understanding of the principles and mechanisms underlying complex brain function and cognition remains incomplete. Network neuroscience proposes to tackle these enduring challenges. Approaching brain structure and function from an explicitly integrative perspective, network neuroscience pursues new ways to map, record, analyze and model the elements and interactions of neurobiological systems. Two parallel trends drive the approach: the availability of new empirical tools to create comprehensive maps and record dynamic patterns among molecules, neurons, brain areas and social systems; and the theoretical framework and computational tools of modern network science. The convergence of empirical and computational advances opens new frontiers of scientific inquiry, including network dynamics, manipulation and control of brain networks, and integration of network processes across spatiotemporal domains. We review emerging trends in network neuroscience and attempt to chart a path toward a better understanding of the brain as a multiscale networked system.

Alternate JournalNat. Neurosci.
PubMed ID28230844
PubMed Central IDPMC5485642
Grant ListR01 NS099348 / NS / NINDS NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG010133 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R21 MH106799 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
R01 HD086888 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R01 AT009036 / AT / NCCIH NIH HHS / United States