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Stability constraints on structural and functional neuronal network connectivity
Author(s): Peter A. Robinson; Richard T. Gray; Candy K. C. Fung
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Paper Abstract

Many constraints on structural and functional cortical network connectivity have been suggested, based on ideas as diverse as minimization of axonal wiring length or volume, minimization of information processing steps, and maximization of complexity. This paper discusses recently suggested roles for static and dynamic network stability in providing further constraints on connectivity. A variety of network types and constraints will be covered, including ones involving purely excitatory, mixed excitatory-inhibitory, and small-world features. Dynamical implications for adaptability of networks and dynamically changing patterns of activity are discussed, with implications for what classes of brain structures are available to be selected by evolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6802, Complex Systems II, 68020S (5 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778619
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Peter A. Robinson, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Westmead Hospital (Australia)
Richard T. Gray, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)
Westmead Hospital (Australia)
Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Candy K. C. Fung, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6802:
Complex Systems II
Derek Abbott; Tomaso Aste; Murray Batchelor; Robert Dewar; Tiziana Di Matteo; Tony Guttmann, Editor(s)

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