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The dynamics of resting fluctuations in the brain: metastability and its dynamical cortical core

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, June 2017
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Title
The dynamics of resting fluctuations in the brain: metastability and its dynamical cortical core
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Scientific Reports, June 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-03073-5
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Gustavo Deco, Morten L. Kringelbach, Viktor K. Jirsa, Petra Ritter

Abstract

In the human brain, spontaneous activity during resting state consists of rapid transitions between functional network states over time but the underlying mechanisms are not understood. We use connectome based computational brain network modeling to reveal fundamental principles of how the human brain generates large-scale activity observable by noninvasive neuroimaging. We used structural and functional neuroimaging data to construct whole- brain models. With this novel approach, we reveal that the human brain during resting state operates at maximum metastability, i.e. in a state of maximum network switching. In addition, we investigate cortical heterogeneity across areas. Optimization of the spectral characteristics of each local brain region revealed the dynamical cortical core of the human brain, which is driving the activity of the rest of the whole brain. Brain network modelling goes beyond correlational neuroimaging analysis and reveals non-trivial network mechanisms underlying non-invasive observations. Our novel findings significantly pertain to the important role of computational connectomics in understanding principles of brain function.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 229 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 65 28%
Researcher 43 19%
Student > Master 29 13%
Student > Bachelor 15 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 6%
Other 37 16%
Unknown 29 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 72 31%
Engineering 27 12%
Psychology 17 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 7%
Physics and Astronomy 15 6%
Other 35 15%
Unknown 50 22%

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