From Caenorhabditis elegans to the human connectome: a specific modular organization increases metabolic, functional and developmental efficiency

  title={From Caenorhabditis elegans to the human connectome: a specific modular organization increases metabolic, functional and developmental efficiency},
  author={Jinseop S. Kim and Marcus Kaiser},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  • Jinseop S. Kim, Marcus Kaiser
  • Published 30 September 2014
  • Biology, Computer Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The connectome, or the entire connectivity of a neural system represented by a network, ranges across various scales from synaptic connections between individual neurons to fibre tract connections between brain regions. Although the modularity they commonly show has been extensively studied, it is unclear whether the connection specificity of such networks can already be fully explained by the modularity alone. To answer this question, we study two networks, the neuronal network of… 

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