The future of the human connectome

D.C. Van Essen, K. Ugurbil
2012 NeuroImage  
The opportunity to explore the human connectome using cutting-edge neuroimaging methods has elicited widespread interest. How far will the field be able to progress in deciphering long-distance connectivity patterns and in relating differences in connectivity to phenotypic characteristics in health and disease? We discuss the daunting nature of this challenge in relation to specific complexities of brain circuitry and known limitations of in vivo imaging methods. We also discuss the excellent
more » ... ospects for continuing improvements in data acquisition and analysis. Accordingly, we are optimistic that major insights will emerge from human connectomics in the coming decade.
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.01.032 pmid:22245355 pmcid:PMC3350760 fatcat:2gsnciyw6bgs5l2z6sdmhec65y