Connectomics

Connectomics is a relatively recent discipline of neuroscience, which studies the brain's connections.


Connectogram

Source: Horn et al. Plos One 2012.

A connectogram is a graphical representation of the brain's connectomics. Each entry on the circle represent a brain area (e.g., Heschl’s gyrus). The areas are grouped by lobe (the temporal lobe for Heschl's gyrus) and by hemisphere (the left hemisphere on the left of the image). Layers 2 to 6 of the ring represent color-coded measurements of various metrics (e.g., cortical thickness). The center of the connectogram displays the connections between the brain areas, as measured by DTI tractography.

Connectomics: References

  • Horn et al. Mapping Connectivity Damage in the Case of Phineas Gage. Plos One 2012, 7: e37454.
  • Meoded et al. The structural connectome in children: basic concepts, how to build it, and synopsis of challenges for the developing pediatric brain. Neuroradiology 2017, 59: 445–460.

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