Stanford Neurosciences Institute Seminar Series Presents
Computational Connectomics: From Maps of Networks to Models of Brain Dynamics
Olaf Sporns, Ph.D
Distinguished Professor, Provost Professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences, Robert H. Shaffer Chair, Indiana University
Host: Hadi Hosseini
In this talk Prof. Sporns will review current research themes and findings coming from connectomics, the emerging science of brain networks. He will review the basics of network science as applied to brain data and survey what we have learned so far from macro and meso scale maps of anatomical connections in the brains of a range of species, from C. elegans to humans. He will then focus on network attributes of the human connectome and what we can learn about their contributions to human brain function. Finally, He will show how computational network models can illuminate the relation of structure to dynamics in brain networks and close with a discussion of recent findings in time-dependent functional connectivity as measured with noninvasive neuroimaging techniques.