Eric Friedman (International Computer Science Institute and Computer Science, UC Berkeley)
Abstract. Empirical brain networks are becoming an increasingly important topic of study. These networks range from micro-scale study of neuronal networks taken using cortical slices and electrodes to macro-scale networks constructed from MRI imaging and have applications ranging from basic science to clinical studies of brain disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injuries.
In this talk I will provide an overview of the these networks and discuss some connections to network theory and the theory of critical dynamics arising from the structure and geometry in such networks.