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Indiana University Bloomington

Olaf Sporns

Dr. Olaf Sporns

Distinguished Professor, Provost Professor, Robert H. Shaffer Chair

 

osporns [at] indiana.edu

office: PY 360 | (812)855-2772

lab: Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
   PY A308 | (812)856-5986

 

Computational and cognitive neuroscience; connectomics; network models of the human brain; brain networks across the computational models of brain dynamics; embodied cognitive science

Educational Background

  • 1986 - B.A.,  Universitat Tubingen (Germany)
  • 1990 - Ph.D.,  Rockefeller University

Areas of Study

  • Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science

Research Topics

  • Computational and cognitive neuroscience
  • Connectomics
  • Network models of the human brain
  • Brain networks across the lifespan
  • Computational models of brain dynamics
  • Embodied cognitive science

Representative Publications

2014

Goni J., van den Heuvel, M.P., Avena-Koenigsberger, A., Velez de Mendizabal, N., Betzel, R.F., Griffa, A., Hagmann, P., Corominas-Murtra, B., Thiran, J.P., Sporns, O. (2014) Resting-brain functional connectivity predicted by analytic measures of network communication. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 833-838.

2013

Van den Heuvel M.P., Sporns O. (2013) Network hubs in the human brain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17, 683-696.

Sporns O. (2013) The human connectome: Origins and challenges. Neuroimage 80, 53-61.

2012

Van den Heuvel M.P., Kahn R., Goni J., Sporns O. (2012) A high-cost, high-efficiency backbone for global brain communication. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109, 11372-11377.

Bullmore E.T., Sporns O. (2012) The economy of brain network organization. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 13, 336-349.

2011

Sporns, O. Networks of the Brain. MIT Press.

2010

Rubinov, M., Sporns, O. Complex network measures of brain connectivity: Uses and interpretations. Neuroimage 52, 1059-1069.

Hagmann, P., Sporns, O., Madan, N., Cammoun, L., Pienaar, R., Wedeen, V.J., Meuli, R., Thiran, J.P., Grant, P.E. White matter maturation reshapes structural connectivity in the late developing human brain. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 19067-19072.

2009

Honey, C.J., Sporns, O., Cammoun, L., Gigandet, X., Thiran, J.P., Meuli, R., Hagmann, P. Predicting human resting-state functional connectivity from structural connectivity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 2035-2040.

Bullmore, E.T, Sporns, O. Complex brain networks: graph-theoretical analysis of structural and functional systems. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 10, 186-198.

2008

Hagmann, P., Cammoun, L., Gigandet, X., Meuli, R., Honey, C.J., Wedeen, V.J., Sporns, O. Mapping the structural core of human cerebral cortex. PLoS Biology 6, e159.

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