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[ Networks of the Brain]'s most important contribution lies in connecting neuroscience with the science of networks.... This is where we should be looking for solutions to the great mysteries of life and the mind.(American Scientist)
Networks of the Brain is a unique resource. It defines the nature and scope of one of the newest and most exciting research programs in cognitive neuroscience.(Minds & Machines)
If you have not discovered this book yet, take a look. Highly recommended. Fascinating.(Stan Wasserman Complexity and Social Networks Blog)
In Networks of the Brain, Olaf Sporns synthesizes two of the most exciting topics in science today and links the latest breakthroughs to their deep historical roots. A graceful, authoritative, and fascinating book.(Steven Strogatz, Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, Cornell University, and author of Sync)
Sporns's book is a very important and scholarly contribution to our understanding of brain function. It offers a view of neuroscience that is breathtakingly broad and provides just the sort of perspective needed if we are to integrate knowledge of form cells, social groups, and everything in between. It lays out the evidence for a real paradigm shift in how we must pursue our understanding of the brain's workings.(Marcus Raichle, Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurobiology and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis)
This excellent book instills a sense of excitement about understanding the brain in terms of network theory. Despite the fact it does not contain a single equation, one comes away from Sporns's book with a sense of insight and perspective rarely attained by treatments of this sort. In short, this is a resource of conceptual treasures for anyone interested in a modern understanding of the brain. It will be appreciated by students and seasoned academics alike.(Karl Friston, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London)
Written engagingly by a master at the top of his game, Sporns's book unites neural structure, function, connectivity, and dynamics into a single, quantitative, and coherent framework -- brain network science that goes a long way toward understanding the dynamic patterns of the brain that underlie behavior and cognition. Essential for the transdisciplinary neuroscientist of the future.(J.A. Scott Kelso, author of Dynamic Patterns: The Self-Organization of Brain and Behavior and The Complementary Nature)
The material in this book overlaps several other books aimed at broad audiences.
This book is an excellent coverage of brain networks, covering structural, functional, and effective connectivity and their respective dynamics.
They could very well be, but it's just like saying "consciousness is mysterious, quantum physics are mysterious, and so they must be related".
Neuroscience and cognition are developing in terms of network theory. This is an important conytibution.Published 3 months ago by Pete
What really makes this book stand out for me is the caliber and detail of its extensive illustrations. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dennis B. Mulcare
I have indicated the degree to which I have appreciated this purchase and how it his been of value to me. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wayne
This is an excellent book. I've had it for a while and finally got around to reading it. It took me a long time because it is rich with detail and is a captivating read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Occasional Reviewer
I was hoping for a picture book with images of white matter tracts what I got was an argument for graph theory
My comment on the book "Netwroks of the Brain":
The book is an excellent book, with detailed descriptions with examples regarding the brain's neural networks,... Read more
In this book the author tries to connect network theory to neuroscience and in the process manages to obscure what it was he was focusing on. Read morePublished on November 26, 2011 by Taylor Ellwood
I read "Networks of the Brain" from cover-to-cover, and looked forward to reading more of it after each new chapter. Olaf Sporns has crafted a beautiful little book. Read morePublished on August 5, 2011 by Andrew