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Modeling The Functional Human Brain: A Network-Based Approach

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Traditional practice in neuroscience has been to examine the brain in terms of isolated components extracted from images. However, more recent trends have moved towards the examination of the entire brain in order to observe the complete topology and to capture emergent behavior not present at the component level. Network based models enable us to study how low level interactions in the brain can produce emergent behaviors, and identify regions that are most central to those behaviors. This project takes two approaches to the understanding of the functional brain as a network.
subject
Agent based models
Brain
Genetic algorithms
Networks
contributor
Joyce, Karen (author)
Hayasaka, Satoru (committee chair)
John, David (committee member)
Kraft, Robert (committee member)
Santago, Peter (committee member)
Simpson, Sean (committee member)
date
2013-06-06T21:19:20Z (accessioned)
2013-06-06T21:19:20Z (available)
2013 (issued)
degree
Biomedical Engineering (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/38512 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Modeling The Functional Human Brain: A Network-Based Approach
type
Dissertation

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