Discovering the Human Connectome
Crucial to understanding how the brain works is connectivity, and the centerpiece of brain connectivity is the connectome, a comprehensive description of how neurons and brain regions are connected. In this book, Olaf Sporns surveys current efforts to chart these connections—to map the human connectome. He argues that the nascent field of connectomics has already begun to influence the way many neuroscientists collect, analyze, and think about their data. Moreover, the idea of mapping the connections of the human brain in their entirety has captured the imaginations of researchers across several disciplines including human cognition, brain and mental disorders, and complex systems and networks. Discovering the Human Connectome offers the first comprehensive overview of current empirical and computational approaches in this rapidly developing field.
About the Author
Olaf Sporns is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Adjunct Professor in the School of Informatics and Computing, Codirector of the Indiana University Network Science Institute, a member of the programs in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and Head of the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Indiana University Bloomington.
—Maurizio Corbetta, Washington University School of Medicine
—Richard Frackowiak, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Université de Lausanne (UNIL)
Honorable Mention, 2012 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Biomedicine and Neuroscience, presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers