Neil will talk about graphs (aka networks) and how their structure relates to their function and functionality. In particular he will discuss the relation between connectivity and how function plays out in some neuronal networks. No discussion of graphs would be complete without some reference to Small World networks, the Kevin Bacon game and scale free networks, together with a netlogo simulation.
Papers referred to include:
Injured Brains and Adaptive Networks: The Benefits and Costs of Hyperconnectivity http://www.cell.com/trends/cognitive-sciences/fulltext/S1364-6613(17)30037-2
Clustering predicts memory performance in networks of spiking and non-spiking neurons http://researchprofiles.herts.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/clustering-predicts-memory-performance-in-networks-of-spiking-and-nonspiking-neurons(a383337a-298f-4456-9b94-6ae51e496362).html
Revisiting ‘‘scale-free’’ networks Evelyn Fox Keller http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bies.20294/abstract