Study: A rich club in the human brain

I guess the name speaks for its self.

Study: A rich club in the human brain

Postby grautr on Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:46 pm

"Using diffusion imaging, which is a form of MRI, Martijn van den Heuvel, a professor at the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience at University Medical Center Utrecht, and Sporns examined the brains of 21 healthy men and women and mapped their large-scale network connectivity. They found a group of 12 strongly interconnected bihemispheric hub regions, comprising the precuneus, superior frontal and superior parietal cortex, as well as the subcortical hippocampus, putamen and thalamus. Together, these regions form the brain's "rich club".

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-11-r ... brain.html
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Re: Study: A rich club in the human brain

Postby Dave H on Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:47 pm

I wonder if the 12 strongly interconnected regions are the same when you are under taking different activties or do they vary according to the type of activity.

In the neural network type of artifical intelligence you can have differing numbers of layers of nodes, place different weights on the nodes and vary the connections on each node. This seems to copying the interconnected brain activity.

The big question is how does this inter connectedness give rise to the mind etc.
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