Category Archives: Networks

A Survey on Bio-inspired Networking

The developments in the communication and networking technologies have yielded many existing and envisioned information network architectures such as cognitive radio networks, sensor and actor networks, quantum communication networks, terrestrial next generation Internet, and InterPlaNetary Internet. However, there exist many … Continue reading

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Network Hubs in the Human Brain

Virtually all domains of cognitive function require the integration of distributed neural activity. Network analysis of human brain connectivity has consistently identified sets of regions that are critically important for enabling efficient neuronal signaling and communication. The central embedding of … Continue reading

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Dynamic reconfiguration of Human Brain Networks during Learning

Human learning is a complex phenomenon requiring flexibility to adapt existing brain function and precision in selecting new neurophysiological activities to drive desired behavior. These two attributes — flexibility and selection — must operate over multiple temporal scales as performance … Continue reading

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Network structure and dynamics of the mental workspace

We do not know how the human brain mediates complex and creative behaviors such as artistic, scientific, and mathematical thought. Scholars theorize that these abilities require conscious experience as realized in a widespread neural network, or “mental workspace,” that represents … Continue reading

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Genes and social networks: new research links genes to friendship networks

James Fowler, a professor at UC-San Diego, is engaged in highly innovative and important research at the crossroads of political science and biology.  His recent paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, “Correlated Genotypes in Friendship Networks“, … Continue reading

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The Elite Brain Network

That the brain is a powerful and complex organ is no mystery. But what researchers have begun to discover is that there are select areas of the brain that are so dense in their activity and interconnections that researchers have … Continue reading

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Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

In “Reinventing Discovery,” Michael Nielsen argues that we are living at the dawn of the most dramatic change in science in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by powerful new cognitive tools, enabled by the internet, which … Continue reading

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