Global network community and non-uniform cell density in the macaque brain
© Shimono; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
Published: 21 July 2014
The important question, how the global network architecture connecting cortical regions keeps balances between integration and segregation of information processes, have been asked to understand the design of the brain [1, 2]. This study aimed to clarify how topological characteristics of such global network architecture relate with physiological characteristics inside of segmented cortical regions in the monkey brain . Especially, I focused on cell densities (densities of neurons or non-neurons) as the representative characteristics of segmented cortical regions , and compared the cell densities with network topologies of cortico-cortical fiber tracts [Figure1-A]. To reduce biases in comparisons, I surveyed many topological measures as wide as possible. Total number of evaluated network measures was 27.
M.S. is grateful to Yasuo Kawaguchi, John M. Beggs, and Olaf Sporns for their important discussions. This study was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows for Research Abroad.
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