The Decade of the Connectome: An Interview with Connectomics Founder Olaf Sporns

By Micah Allen This post marks the first of my new interview series “Connecting the Dots: Big Thinkers in Cognitive Neuroscience”. Last month marked the 10th anniversary of the landmark paper that launched “connectomics”, overthrowing the predominant approach to localizing individual functions in the brain in favor of mapping the entirety of the brain’s connections. In the decade since, connectomics has redefined how we collect, analyzing, and interpret our data. Along the way numerous international endeavors like the Human Connectome Project have sprung up, spurring hundreds of institutions to amass never before seen volumes of brain data from thousands of individuals. This revolution has moved cognitive neuroimaging from a small scale endeavor, governed by many isolated labs conducting small scale studies in closed settings, to a massive open science bonanza…


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