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Research Article

Efficient Physical Embedding of Topologically Complex Information Processing Networks in Brains and Computer Circuits

  • Danielle S. Bassett equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Danielle S. Bassett, Daniel L. Greenfield

    dbassett@physics.ucsb.edu (DSB); etb23@cam.ac.uk (ETB)

    Affiliations: Department of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Behavioral & Clinical Neurosciences Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom, Genes, Cognition, and Psychosis Program, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniel L. Greenfield equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Danielle S. Bassett, Daniel L. Greenfield

    Affiliation: Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg,

    Affiliation: Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany

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  • Daniel R. Weinberger,

    Affiliation: Genes, Cognition, and Psychosis Program, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Simon W. Moore,

    Affiliation: Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Edward T. Bullmore mail

    dbassett@physics.ucsb.edu (DSB); etb23@cam.ac.uk (ETB)

    Affiliation: Behavioral & Clinical Neurosciences Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 22, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000748

About the Authors

Danielle S. Bassett
Department of Physics, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Danielle S. Bassett
Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Danielle S. Bassett, Edward T. Bullmore
Behavioral & Clinical Neurosciences Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge United Kingdom
Daniel L. Greenfield, Simon W. Moore
Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg
Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany
Danielle S. Bassett, Daniel R. Weinberger
Genes, Cognition, and Psychosis Program, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DSB DLG ETB. Performed the experiments: DSB DLG. Analyzed the data: DSB DLG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AML DRW SWM. Wrote the paper: DSB DLG ETB.