The emergence of a functionally flexible brain during early infancy

I’m excited that our latest collaborative network neuroscience paper has now appeared in PNAS. Working closely with Weiyan Yin in Weili Lin‘s group and many others in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center at the UNC School of Medicine, we use the notion of flexibility, previously introduced for functional magnetic resonance imaging data in terms of the multilayer network community detection tools developed in our group, to study brain activity in typically developing infants. I find it very gratifying to see that these multilayer community detection tools continue to find important applications, and I hope to continue to see further developments as we continue to improve the available methods for such network science tasks.

Press Release: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2020/august/scientists-show-how-brain-flexibility-emerges-in-infants

Update: Our paper appeared in the Highlights in PNAS for September 2, 2020.