AUTHORS: Sokolov A, Granziera C, Fischi-Gomez E, Preti Maria G, Ryvlin P, Van De Ville D, Friston K

Swiss Archives of Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 170: 03074, December 2019


Network analyses are now considered fundamental for understanding brain function. Nonetheless neuroimaging characterisations of connectivity are just emerging in clinical neuroscience. Here, we briefly outline the concepts underlying structural, functional and effective connectivity, and discuss some cutting-edge approaches to the quantitative assessment of brain architecture and dynamics. As illustrated by recent evidence, comprehensive and integrative network analyses offer the potential for refining pathophysiological concepts and therapeutic strategies in neurological and psychiatric conditions across the lifespan.

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