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New paper out in Nature's Communications Biology

Updated: Sep 5

'Functionnectome as a framework to analyse the contribution of brain circuits to fMRI'


What is the paper about:


In recent years, the field of functional neuroimaging has moved away from a pure localisationist approach of isolated functional brain regions to a more integrated view of these regions within functional networks.


However, the methods used to investigate functional networks rely on local signals in grey matter and are limited in identifying anatomical circuitries supporting the interaction between brain regions.


The #Functionnectome combines #fMRI with white matter circuits’ #anatomy to unlock and chart the first #maps of functional white matter.


To showcase this method’s versatility, we provide the first functional white matter maps revealing the joint contribution of connected areas to motor, working memory, and language functions.


The Functionnectome results were systematically more #reproducible (r = 0.82 ± 0.06) than the classical analysis (r = 0.72 ± 0.05).


Try the #software with your own data: https://github.com/NotaCS/Functionnectome… or http://bcblab.com. #OpenScience#Github#GUI#code


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