Characterizing how the brain organizes its activity to carry out complex tasks is highly non trivial. While early neuroimaging and electrophysiological studies of brain structure and function, typically aimed at identifying patches of task-specific activation or local time-varying patterns of activity, there has soon been consensus that activity has a temporally multiscale spatially extended character, as transient networks of coordinated brain areas are continuously being created and destroyed.
The complex networks approach to functional neuroimaging represents a conceptual revolution, not just an incremental refinement of existing techniques. It offers a qualitatively different view of brain activity and brain-behaviour mapping (shifting from a computer-like to a complex system vision of the brain), where networks are endowed with properties, which stem in a non-trivial way from those of their constituents nodes.
The aim of this Satellite is to explore how network science methods can be successfully applied to neuroimaging data. Vital to these studies is the development of methods and algorithms for understanding the distinct properties of brain-based graphs. This workshop will provide a review of the current techniques used in network neuroimaging studies, and a description of emerging analysis methods designed to understand underlying structures and relationships in the brain. Attendees of this workshop will gain an understanding of the field of network neuroscience.
We have scheduled a number of oral presentations . If you would like to present your work, please, contact the Organization with (i) your name, (ii) co-authors, (iii) institution, (iv) title of the contribution and (v) a short abstract. Send all the information to email@example.com by the (EXTENDED DEADLINE!) 17th April 2016 if you want to participate! (Notification of acceptance 22nd April)
Registration to this Satellite is free, but mandatory, for Netsci participants. If you wish to attend the event, we require registration via EventBrite (be sure to register soon as space is limited!). Participants still need to register for the NetSci2016 main conference.
9:00-9:15: Opening Remarks
9:15-9:45: Graph analysis of functional brain networks: outcome interpretation and statistical issues (F. De Vico Fallani)
9:45-10:15: Segregation and integration in large-scale brain networks (Alex Fornito)
10:15-10:30: EEGNet: Probabilistic inference toolbox for constructing brain network model from EEG data (Hoang Nguyen)
11:00-11:30: The Human Brainnetome Atlas: A New Brain Atlas Based on Connectional Architecture (Tianzi Jiang)
11:30-12:00: Hierarchical organization of functional connectivity in the mouse brain: a complex network approach (Andrea Gabrielli)
12:00-12:30: The local community paradigm theory and its application in brain connectomics (Carlo Cannistraci)
12:30-13:00: A robust network of network model of brain activation predicts the collective influence map of the human brain (Hernan Makse)
14:30-15:00: T.B.A. (Robin W. Wilkins)
15:00-15:30: Effective connectivity in neuronal cultures: from network reconstruction to medicine (Jordi Soriano)
15:30-16:00: Chain-like organization and hierarchy in the human functional brain network (Guido Caldarelli)
16:30-17:00: T.B.A. (Sean L. Simpson)
17:00-17:30: Mapping multiplex hubs in human functional brain network (Alex Arenas)
17:30-18:00: Closing Remarks and Discussion