Human cortical anatomical networks assessed by structural MRI
Evans AC., Lee JM., Kim SI., Fukuda H., Kawashima R., He Y., Jiang T., Kim JS., Chen Z., Im K., Lyttelton O., Lerch J., Singh V., Sato K., Taki Y., Goto R., Kinomura S., Mok K., Lee JK., Yoon U.
Mapping the structure and function of the brain with non-invasive brain imaging techniques has become a world-wide enterpise in the last 20 years. The core concept that drives this rapid growth has been the use of a standardized 3D coordinate space for combining data from many subjects and/or time-points. This has allowed geographically-separated laboratories to reproduce experiments in precise detail, to share data or to perform meta-analysis in ways that go far beyond the traditional reviewing of summary results in journal publications. A further corollary of the brain mapping approach is the natural fostering of multi-center collaboration among distant sites. This article describes recent progress in trans-Pacific collaboration between Canadian and Asian laboratories in the study of neuroanatomical networks obtained from MRI data, both in the normal brain and in neurodegenerative disorders. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.