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18:55 Nov 5, 2019
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Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase: connectomics
Definition from Olaf Sporns, Indiana University:
The field of science dealing with the assembly, mapping and analysis of data on neural connections.

Example sentence(s):
  • The idea that connections among neural elements are crucial for brain function has been central to modern neuroscience almost since its inception. Building on this idea, the emerging field of connectomics adds several new and important components. Network Neuroscience
  • In connectomics, a distinction is commonly drawn between three spatial scales: microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic (Bohland et al., 2009). Fundamentals of Brain Network Analysis
  • The usefulness of connectomics is somewhat debated. Among popular arguments against it is that connectomics typically provides a static image. It can show which neurons have the possibility of interacting, but it does not show if they do, how much they do, and what the effect of that interaction is. News Medical
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Definition from Wikipedia:
Het opstellen en bestuderen van connectomen (kaarten van de verbindingen tussen neuronen in de hersenen)

Example sentence(s):
  • Het onderzoek naar connectomen, ook wel aangeduid als connectomie, varieert van beschrijving van connecties op microniveau tussen neuronen en synapsen binnen het centrale zenuwstelsel, tot beschrijving op macroniveau van de structurele en functionele verbindingen tussen grote corticale en subcorticale gebieden. De structurele verbindingen worden gevormd door de axonen of witte stof. Tussen deze twee uitersten wordt ook op mesoniveau gekeken naar de verbindingen tussen groepen of populaties van neuronen binnen bepaalde regio’s. Een voorbeeld hiervan zijn corticale kolommen of minikolommen; verticaal gegroepeerde clusters van neuronen en hun uitlopers die als kleine functionele eenheden functioneren.[6] Het uiteindelijke doel is het verzamelen en analyseren van data van connectomen waarin zowel de micro-, meso- als macroniveaus zijn verwerkt. - Wikipedia  

Uiteraard kan het ook beschreven worden als 'het opstellen en bestuderen van connectomen' o.i.d.
Erik van Vliet
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