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Handbook of Brain Connectivity

  • Viktor K Jirsa
  • AR McIntosh

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Principles Underlying Structural and Functional Brain Connectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Breakspear, Viktor K Jirsa
      Pages 3-64
    3. Sue Ann Campbell
      Pages 65-90
    4. John M Beggs, Jeffrey Klukas, Wei Chen
      Pages 91-116
    5. Olaf Sporns, Giulio Tononi
      Pages 117-147
    6. Rolf Kötter
      Pages 149-167
  3. Technology of Structural and Functional Brain Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Thomas C Ferree, Paul L Nunez
      Pages 169-200
    3. Felix Darvas, Richard M Leahy
      Pages 201-219
  4. Analysis and Measures of Brain Connectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Barry Horwitz, Fatima T Husain
      Pages 275-302
    3. Klaas Enno Stephan, Karl J Friston
      Pages 303-327
    4. Maciej Kamiński
      Pages 327-355
  5. Behavioral, Developmental and Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Steven L Bressler, Anthony R McIntosh
      Pages 403-419
    3. Kelly J Jantzen, JA Scott Kelso
      Pages 421-461

About this book


Our contemporary understanding of brain function is deeply rooted in the ideas of the nonlinear dynamics of distributed networks. Cognition and motor coordination seem to arise from the interactions of local neuronal networks, which themselves are connected in large scales across the entire brain. The spatial architectures between various scales inevitably influence the dynamics of the brain and thereby its function. But how can we integrate brain connectivity amongst these structural and functional domains?

Our Handbook provides an account of the current knowledge on the measurement, analysis and theory of the anatomical and functional connectivity of the brain. All contributors are leading experts in various fields concerning structural and functional brain connectivity. In the first part of the Handbook, the chapters focus on an introduction and discussion of the principles underlying connected neural systems. The second part introduces the currently available non-invasive technologies for measuring structural and functional connectivity in the brain. Part three provides an overview of the analysis techniques currently available and highlights new developments. Part four introduces the application and translation of the concepts of brain connectivity to behavior, cognition and the clinical domain.


Analysis Wavelet architecture behavior data analysis imaging nonlinear dynamics simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Viktor K Jirsa
    • 1
    • 2
  • AR McIntosh
    • 3
  1. 1.Theoretical Neuroscience Group UMR 6152 InstitutMouvement&Perception, CNRSF-13288 Marseille cedex 09France
  2. 2.Center for Complex Systems&Brain Sciences, Physics DepartmentFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonBoca RatonUSA
  3. 3.Rotman Research Institute Baycrest CentreUniversity of Toronto CIHR ScientistTorontoCanada

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