The Brain as a Complex System: Using Network Science as a Tool for Understanding the Brain

@article{Telesford2011TheBA,
  title={The Brain as a Complex System: Using Network Science as a Tool for Understanding the Brain},
  author={Qawi K. Telesford and Sean L. Simpson and Jonathan H. Burdette and Satoru Hayasaka and Paul J. Laurienti},
  journal={Brain connectivity},
  year={2011},
  volume={1 4},
  pages={295-308}
}
Although graph theory has been around since the 18th century, the field of network science is more recent and continues to gain popularity, particularly in the field of neuroimaging. The field was propelled forward when Watts and Strogatz introduced their small-world network model, which described a network that provided regional specialization with efficient global information transfer. This model is appealing to the study of brain connectivity, as the brain can be viewed as a system with… CONTINUE READING