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A novel method for estimating the functional connectome from neural activity /


Neuroscience is the methodology by which we attempt to explain the functions of the nervous system. Much work has been accomplished in the study of the individual computational component of the brain, the neuron. This, however, has failed to explain the functional processes of the brain as it has been widely noted that it is the connectivity of the neurons which determines much of their function[WSTB86]. The frontier of neuroscience now reaches to record the connectivity, or connectome, in the hope that further understanding of the form of the brain will explain the function. This is no small task. Presented here is a novel method for estimating the connectome of a neuronal network. This method leverages the power of large data sets and powerful algorithms in a manner that may be automated

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