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2015
Springer

The Union of Shortest Path Trees of Functional Brain Networks

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The Union of Shortest Path Trees of Functional Brain Networks
Communication between brain regions is still insufficiently understood. Applying concepts from network science has shown to be successful in gaining insight in the functioning of the brain. Recent work has implicated that especially shortest paths in the structural brain network seem to play a major role in the communication within the brain. So far, for the functional brain network, only the average length of the shortest paths has been analyzed. In this article, we propose to construct the union of shortest path trees (USPT) as a new topology for the functional brain network. The minimum spanning tree, which has been successful in a lot of recent studies to comprise important features of the functional brain network, is always included in the USPT. After interpreting the link weights of the functional brain network as communication probabilities, the USPT of this network can be uniquely defined. Using data from magnetoencephalography, we applied the USPT as a method to find diffe...
Jil Meier, Prejaas Tewarie, Piet Van Mieghem
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Type Journal
Year 2015
Where BRAIN
Authors Jil Meier, Prejaas Tewarie, Piet Van Mieghem
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