Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Terrence J. Sejnowski
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Andreas Burkhalter
    Pages 31-43 Open Access
  4. Kenneth Knoblauch, Mária Ercsey-Ravasz, Henry Kennedy, Zoltán Toroczkai
    Pages 45-74 Open Access
  5. Wim Vanduffel
    Pages 75-87 Open Access
  6. David C. Van Essen, Chad Donahue, Donna L. Dierker, Matthew F. Glasser
    Pages 89-106 Open Access
  7. Olaf Sporns
    Pages 107-127 Open Access
  8. Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer
    Pages 129-146 Open Access
  9. Paul M. Thompson, Derrek P. Hibar, Jason L. Stein, Gautam Prasad, Neda Jahanshad
    Pages 147-164 Open Access
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 165-166

About this book


This book has brought together leading investigators who work in the new arena of brain connectomics. This includes ‘macro-connectome’ efforts to comprehensively chart long-distance pathways and functional networks; ‘micro-connectome’ efforts to identify every neuron, axon, dendrite, synapse, and glial process within restricted brain regions; and ‘meso-connectome’ efforts to systematically map both local and long-distance connections using anatomical tracers. This book highlights cutting-edge methods that can accelerate progress in elucidating static ‘hard-wired’ circuits of the brain as well as dynamic interactions that are vital for brain function. The power of connectomic approaches in characterizing abnormal circuits in the many brain disorders that afflict humankind is considered. Experts in computational neuroscience and network theory provide perspectives needed for synthesizing across different scales in space and time. Altogether, this book provides an integrated view of the challenges and opportunities in deciphering brain circuits in health and disease.


connectivity patterns nanoconnectomics intracortical communication connectome networks intra- and inter-hemispheric connectitivy

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry Kennedy
    • 1
  • David C. Van Essen
    • 2
  • Yves Christen
    • 3
  1. 1.Stem-Cell & Brain Res. InstituteInserm U846BronFrance
  2. 2.Anatomy and Neurobiology Dept.Washington Univ. School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Fondation IpsenBoulogne BillancourtFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Micro-, Meso- and Macro-Connectomics of the Brain
  • Editors Henry Kennedy
    David C. Van Essen
    Yves Christen
  • Series Title Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Research, Neurosciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-27776-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80214-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27777-6
  • Series ISSN 0945-6082
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-3096
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 166
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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