The anatomical distance of functional connections predicts brain network topology in health and schizophrenia.

  title={The anatomical distance of functional connections predicts brain network topology in health and schizophrenia.},
  author={Aaron F. Alexander-Bloch and Petra E. V{\'e}rtes and Reva L Stidd and François M. Lalonde and Liv S. Clasen and Judith L. Rapoport and Jay N. Giedd and Edward T. Bullmore and Nitin Gogtay},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={23 1},
The human brain is a topologically complex network embedded in anatomical space. Here, we systematically explored relationships between functional connectivity, complex network topology, and anatomical (Euclidean) distance between connected brain regions, in the resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging brain networks of 20 healthy volunteers and 19 patients with childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS). Normal between-subject differences in average distance of connected edges in brain… 

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