Hierarchical modular brain connectivity is a stretch for criticality

Trends Cogn Sci. 2014 Mar;18(3):114-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.10.016. Epub 2013 Nov 19.


A new paper shows that a characteristic feature of the arrangement of brain networks, their modular organization across several scales, is responsible for an expanded range of critical neural dynamics. This finding solves several puzzles in computational neuroscience and links fundamental aspects of neural network organization and brain dynamics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / physiology*
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Nerve Net / physiology*