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Shape, connectedness and dynamics in neuronal networks

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Author(s):
Comin, Cesar Henrique [1] ; Costa, Luciano da Fontoura [1]
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS; v. 220, n. 2, SI, p. 100-115, NOV 15 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

The morphology of neurons is directly related to several aspects of the nervous system, including its connectedness, health, development, evolution, dynamics and, ultimately, behavior. Such interplays of the neuronal morphology can be understood within the more general shape-function paradigm. The current article reviews, in an introductory way, some key issues regarding the role of neuronal morphology in the nervous system, with emphasis on works developed in the authors' group. The following topics are addressed: (a) characterization of neuronal shape; (b) stochastic synthesis of neurons and neuronal systems; (c) characterization of the connectivity of neuronal networks by using complex networks concepts; and (d) investigations of influences of neuronal shape on network dynamics. The presented concepts and methods are useful also for several other multiple object systems, such as protein-protein interaction, tissues, aggregates and polymers. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/22639-8 - Unveiling the relationship between structure and dynamics on modular networks
Grantee:Cesar Henrique Comin
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/50761-2 - Models and methods of e-Science for life and agricultural sciences
Grantee:Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants