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Schwerpunktprogramm 2041: Computational Connectomics

News vom 26.05.2016

The field of connectomics aims to comprehensively describe the physical and functional coupling among the neural elements of the brain. Understanding brain networks across different scales is an important step towards understanding brain function. However, further progress will hinge on a close interplay of experiment, theory, and computational analysis. Connectomics data sets will be huge, representing prototypical “big data” that cannot be easily visualised and intuitively grasped by the human brain. These data sets will be highly structured and far from random, however.

The goal of the Priority Programme is to uncover this structure, understand the principles governing the organisation of the connectome, and understand how it forms through development and learning, how it gives rise to normal function, how it changes when we age or acquire a disease, and how such changes affect its function.


Termin: 17.06.2020
Adresse: DFG, Kennedyallee 40, 53175 Bonn
Kontakt: Kim Marita Wind, Tel.: 0228/885-2153, kim.wind@dfg.de, Dr. Christoph Limbach, Tel.. 0228/885-2895, christoph.limbach@dfg.de
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