Theoretical Neuroanatomy:Analyzing the Structure, Dynamics,and Function of Neuronal Networks

  • Anil K. Seth
  • Gerald M. Edelman
Part IV Biological Networks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 650)


The mammalian brain is an extraordinary object: its networks give rise to our conscious experiences as well as to the generation of adaptive behavior for the organism within its environment. Progress in understanding the structure, dynamics and function of the brain faces many challenges. Biological neural networks change over time, their detailed structure is difficult to elucidate, and they are highly heterogeneous both in their neuronal units and synaptic connections. In facing these challenges, graph-theoretic and information-theoretic approaches have yielded a number of useful insights and promise many more.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil K. Seth
    • 1
  • Gerald M. Edelman
    • 1
  1. 1.The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, CA 92121USA

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